Sperrin Integrated School was the venue for a rally and 2022 AGM. 5.00pm saw the arrival of a total of 53 vans which was actually somewhat disappointing for an AGM and members meeting. Its only with the help of all members that this or any club can exist. Many thanks to those who did attend for your help and participation in the election of the new set of office bearers without whose commitment we would have nothing. Could I hasten to add that we fully appreciate that with planned holidays, health reasons and a thousand other reasons do prevent a full complement so perhaps we didn't do too bad.
Irene Hewitt and Florence McClune greeted everyone and Robbie Hewitt parked up the vans whilst Joe McClune supervised (He had a sore foot, result of an argument with inspection chamber cover). Friday continued with a Bring and Buy sale in the hall which was all beautifully presented with a wide selection of goods, foods and other forms of paraphernalia. This was followed later on by a bingo session ably hosted by the bingo ladies Florence McClune and Liz McKenna. Gary Little brought the evening to an end with some soft music.
Saturday morning found everyone gathered in the hall for the AGM, which was duly conducted saying goodbye and a very big thanks to the old committee and the election of the new committee. May they have every success in the future. Ruth Ross and her team of catering ladies provided a sumptuous lunch for all. The results of the baking skills of these ladies was enough to make Mary Berry envious and the waistlines of the recipients, well slightly tighter. A members meeting then ensued where amongst other matters the presentation of a cheque to Cancer Focus N.I. which was the Chairman's chosen charity. This was for the sum of £590.00 which had been collected over the past year in various actives.
Dave Kane provided music for the Saturday night dance and you know for a crowd of people, well lets say, who are not as young as they would like to be, had the dance floor filled with a very active bunch.
Sunday morning was sunny, warm and just right for the old gossip outside the vans where all the problems like, My fridge is not working, My heaters not right, I got a great deal at the bring and buy sale. Well you know what I mean. Then the coffee morning and once again Ruth and her team had the tables groaning with all sorts of goodies, tea and coffee. Our recently re-elected secretary Irene addressed the floor bringing everyone up to date with our newly formed committee and perform the drawing of various winners etc.
Quiz winner: Andy Clark.
Number plate draws: Liz McKenna , Joyce McMillan and Barbara McIlhagga.
New Vans: Bob & Iris McEwan. (May you have many good miles in it)
Birthdays: Sue Curry & Robbie Hewitt.
All of these proceedings were recorded on camera by our resident photographer Roy Smith, Thank you Roy. Hope to see you all at the next Rally at Portadown 7th to 9th October Break out your boots and stetsons its country comes to town.
Enda & Flo
See photos in Gallery by Roy Smith