Festival of Lights Rally
Due to the ongoing uncertainty with COVID-19 concerning large gatherings, it is with regret that the Avon Centre Committee has decided to cancel the proposed Longleat Festival of Lights rally on 13th to 15th November 2020. We are in the process of rescheduling this for the 12th - 14th November 2021. Anyone that is booked on and would like to carry their booking on to next year, or if you have paid a deposit and would like to arrange a refund, please let me know. Jenny Curry.
Avon Centre AGM October 2020
Dear Centre members, due to the Covid 19 the Committee have had to take some very tough decisions as to what is the best way forward. We are starting to rally again in October with some restrictions. We have had to change our AGM as we didn’t feel that it would have been fair for the school to have to clean after us should they have allowed us to go.
We have managed to hire the hall at Kingswood Community Centre for Saturday 3rd October the time for the meeting to start will be 1.30pm, there will be a limit on numbers attending so if you think you would wish to attend please let the Secretary know, more information of the do’s and don’ts and questions you may have will be sent out shortly.
As many of you know this would have been the Chairman’s final year, after discussing with the Committee and East Grinstead the following is being put in place.
Notice of Motion
The Committee of the Avon Centre put forward that for one year only as of this AGM the Chairman and Vice Chairman remain in position.
Nominations for Centre Committee are being taken, if you are thinking of joining the Committee please email / telephone the Secretary who will let you know how to proceed.
An Update on Rallies Run by the Avon Centre
The Centre rallies will restart in October, bookings can be made online or a booking form sent to the Rally
Officer, rallies will however have to conform to the guidance we have received from the CAMC, social
distancing measures and no socials, further details will be sent to you from the Rally Officer explaining
what you will need to do. Please bare with us as Rally Officers will also have to do a risk assessment on
all their rallies. You can check if a rally is running on the website www.avoncente.co.uk
Please also note that the AGM rally will now not take place, the AGM will take place and the Secretary will
be letting members know where and when in due course.
Stay safe and if you are out in your caravan /motorhome have a safe journey.
Autumn Colours Rally
We have just been informed by the Caravan and Camping Club that they are cancelling all group bookings on their sites until further notice. This means that our rally at Devizes 16-18th October is now cancelled. The rally officer will contact anybody who has booked to arrange any refunds.
New date for 3000th Rally
This is the replacement rally for the 3000th Rally that had to be canceled due to the Covid restrictions. It is now in July 2021, so get booking early to avoid disappointment.
Download booking form HERE
Although your Committee are not sure when rallying will recommence, if you wish to book onto rallies for after 30th September we are accepting bookings, Please do not send deposits at the moment.
Should you need any further information please speak to a Committee member.
RALLIES AND THE CORONAVIRUS
To all Centre members, please find the latest guidance from the Club. If you are booked onto a rally your Rally Officer will be getting in touch,
please bear with us at this time, stay safe and we will all get through this trying period. Hopefully we can all meet up at our 3000th Rally at
the end of August for a big celebration.
To help ensure Government advice on social distancing is followed, the Club will be closing its UK sites network today - Sunday 22nd March 2020.
All UK sites will remain closed until 30th June 2020.
In line with this decision, we are extending this closure of activities to the Club’s Centres and rallies with immediate effect.
Any further rallies need to be cancelled and no Club rallies are to be held until after 30th June 2020.
Previous guidance issued that covers other events, such as meetings and dinner dances, still remains that these should not proceed.
The safety and wellbeing of our members, local communities, guests and staff is of paramount importance to us and this move supports
the recommendations issued by the Government.
Please continue to monitor the Club’s website for further information
Great Western Air Ambulance
A surprise visit from Joe of the Air Ambulance, to present this plate to Avon Centre members for all their support in raising the fantastic amount of £5700.
On line booking forms
On the bottom of the online booking form is a section on deposits, could ralliers please put how much deposit is being paid and by which method.
Ralliers could you please make sure that when making a BACS payment, you fill in the reference, this will be your name and rally number. This will make sure that the Treasurer allocates the monies to the correct rally. Thank you.