I am proud to represent your Centre as Chairman for another year, I have enjoyed the last year promoting our Centre locally and nationally ensuring the varied and wonderful weekends our Rally Marshals provide and the friendliness of our Centre members are promoted. Congratulations to Marie Charlton in her new role as Vice Chairman and welcome to new committee members Jemma Cranidge, Sean Richardson and Mick Coope. Without an enthusiastic volunteering committee year on year we would not be the thriving and successful Centre we are today.
The 2017/18 rally season was both enjoyable and successful for our Centre; we provided a full and varied Annual Rally Programme for all members to enjoy and we managed to retain both trophies at the Clumber Park Intercentre Rally which our Centre successfully hosted.
Thank you to all those who have agreed to marshal rallies in the forthcoming year, and the landowners who have allowed us the use of their premises. Thank you to those who advertised their businesses in the rally book as this offsets the cost and allows the publishing of this to continue with reduced impact on club’s funds. We have some new rally venues this year and these as with all rallies need our attendance to ensure they are a success for our Centre and financially viable for the landowner.
This year the CAMC National Rally is to be held at Sledmere House and it would be great to see a good number of our members pitched within the Central Region lines and entering into the competitions such as wine making, baking and sports or just enjoying what’s on offer. The Intercentre this year is to be hosted by Leicestershire Centre at a lovely venue called Bitteswell and we really need all your support on this rally to retain the Trophies, I do know Leicestershire are already in sports training.
On a personal note I would like to thank everyone for the support and encouragement that has been given to me in my first year as Chair. Julie and I plan to be out on the rally field as much as possible over the next year and look forward to catching up with you all whenever you can join us.