January 2023

35 Vans attended the meet and received a warm welcome from hosts Irene & Robbie Hewitt, and Jenny & Roy Dowie. The vans were quickly parked up and we were all invited over to the hall at 8.30 for a Pub Quiz. Loved the Christmas themed picture rounds. It was great to meet up again and swap Christmas stories. We ended the night in great spirits with music and dancing. Saturday was wet but the rain eased at lunchtime and we were able to walk into Magherafelt for refreshments and to see what the New Year Sales offered. Saturday night we gathered in the hall for live music by Dave Kane a great singer who kept the floor full all night . Tables were all well decorated with Norman’s definitely the most colourful. Thanks to the Chairman & Committee for providing a lovely supper. The New Year was brought in with a bang everyone on the floor with party poppers, balloons and a hearty rendition of ‘Auld Lang Syne’. Irene welcomed everyone to Sunday’s coffee morning. The draw for the 2 rooms in La Mon House Hotel took place with the lucky winners being William Lester, and Haley & Brian Warnock – very opportune Haley as I hear a big birthday coming up. Ivan & Alex Mellon won the Quiz and Victor Lennox won the Number Plate draw. Our Chairman, David thanked everyone for attending and congratulated the hosts for a well organised and enjoyable rally. Places are still available for the Dinner Dance with family and friends welcome. He advised that Saturday night’s raffle had raised £245.50. He asked that members pay their site fees as soon as possible after arrival on Friday nights so that our Treasurer can close up . David closed the rally by wishing everyone a very Happy New Year. Thanks to the hosts and Committee for a great weekend.

 Joyce & John McCune