The new Chairman, Martin Critchley was elected at the Centre's Annual General Meeting held at North Muskham Village Hall yesterday (25/10/22). In addition to those who were re-elected, we also welcomed 4 new committee members who we hope will bring fresh knowledge and ideas to the centre. Congratulations to Martin and his partner Sue, and welcome to new committee members, Glenn, Andrew, Mick and Helen.
You can view the new committee members on the Committee page!
All committee positions are open for re-election at the next AGM meeting where elections for the new comittee will take place. All committee positions are detailed on the 'Committee Roles' page under 'Committee'. If you feel you would like to get involved, have a browse at the different committee roles and see if there is anything you may be interested in. If you want more information on any of them or have a general query about time commitments etc, please feel free to speak to any committee member.
Nominations must be submitted using the nomination form in the 'downloads' section of the website. All nominatinos must be received by the Centre Secretary by two weeks before the AGM (by 11am on Sunday 11th September). Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org
The AGM will take place on Sunday 25th September at 11am. It is being held at North Muskham Village Hall - a rally has been organised for the event, please see 'Rallies' for further details. All members are welcome to attend the AGM whether or not they are on the rally. Please ensure you have your membership card with you.
The rally launch will be held at 11am on Saturday 24th September at North Muskham Village Hall. This is where we share the rally programme for the forthcoming year and volunteer marshals are sought to run them. As with the AGM, you do not have to be on the rally to attend and can just visit on the day for the rally launch. You must be a Nottinghamshire Centre member to run a rally.
Should you be interested in running a rally but cannot attend the meeting, you can submit a request by using the 'rally launch remote request' form. This is available in the download section of the website.
We still have a few spaces available on the holiday rally at Harlyn Sands, near Padstow, Cornwall which is being run over two weeks, 30th July to 13th August 2022. The rally field has fabulous sea views and direct access to a dog friendly beach. The holiday park sits on a headland (Trevose Head) within easy walking distance of 5 beaches and is directly on the costal path.
The cost is £285 for one week bookings and £525 for two week bookings which
is a substantial reduction on the cost of booking direct with the site. For more information or to book click on 'rallies', 'rally programme then scroll down to the Harlyn
Sands Rally. The initial online booking form will go to the rally marshal who will then contact you by email to send you the rally booking form (as further details are required) and an information flyer for the rally.
Members, please be advised that in order to register on the website you must first contact the Webmaster (there is a link on the Committee page - Comms and Website Officer) and provide your name, membership number and email address that you will use to access the website.
Full details of how to register and how to then access the functions available to you can be found on the document 'Members Website User Guide in the Downloads section.
We are celebrating 60 years as a centre this year! To celebrate it in style we are running a rally at Southwell Racecourse over August Bank Holiday with lots planned including a Barn Dance with a professional caller courtesy of the Pig's Ear Band, Afternoon Tea/Family Picnic (proceeds from cake sales will go to the Chairlady's Charity), Children's Tombola, Water or Wine Stall, a quiz evening and sticky 13s. We will also be selling hot dogs and mushy peas prior to the start of the Barn Dance on the Saturday evening. We'd love to see you there and celebrate together!
Any cake donations will be most welcome.
The cost for the weekend is £40 per outfit for 3 nights including social fee. An extra night is available to book on BH Monday for an extra £11. Please go to Rallies/Rally Programme for more information or to book.
Some spaces are still available on our centre's holiday rally at Harlyn Sands. £285 for one week bookings and £525 for two week bookings which is a substantial reduction on the cost of booking direct with the site. Click on 'rallies', 'rally programme then scroll down to the Harlyn Sands Rally for more information.
More information is now available for our rally at Hayfield lakes 17 to 19 June. Rural setting, possible live entertainment. Click on the Rally Programme link above for more information and to book.
The Nottinghamshire Centre Committee have spent a great deal of time thinking about and discussing what our members and the public might want from our website. As a result of this we commissioned a re-design of our website that we agreed would better meet the needs of everyone.
We decided to keep the basic format of the site as we believe this already presents the relevant information about our Centre and what we do in a clear, uncluttered and unambiguous way. As part of the re-design and to improve user experience, we have added more information and greater functionality which we hope will help you to navigate around the site easier and provide you with more, up to date information. We really hope you like what we’ve done!
The re-designed site includes:
Drop Menus – The drop menus will take you directly to the information you seek without having to click through numerous links.
A waiting list function – This is managed electronically, if the rally is full and you complete a form to go on the waiting list, the system automatically transfers your booking across to the ‘booking list’ should a place become available. Both you and the marshal will receive notifications at each stage.
Members Area – This section of the website allows registered Centre members greater access and functionality. For example, you will be able to upload and view photographs that are only visible to registered Centre members.
Information for Rally Marshals - There is a section that only Rally Marshals can see that provides them with all the information they require to run a rally, including guidance documents and forms for them to download.
More Information – We have also included more information for ralliers to assist them with regular queries such as: How to cancel a rally and How to pay for a rally.Have a look through the website, hopefully you'll agree that it provides you with a much improved user experience and more information that is presented in a clear and uncluttered way.