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                                   last updated 26/11/2015 22:48

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East Kent Members - Unfortunately, re-registration has to be carried out every year and does often get missed. Please ensure you check your centre registration details online at the caravan clubs website www.caravanclub.co.uk/local-groups or by contacting East Grinstead. This is especially important close to the AGM if you wish to speak, vote, stand for committee or propose or second a notice of motion.




26th November - Due to the excellent fund raising and the increase in the number of spaces due to the CC band not being able to perform, a large marquee with dance floor, chairs and stage has been booked for the full duration of the event. It is important that we fill as many spaces as possible, so please communicate this event to as many CC friends as possible. 50th celebration rally booking click here.

26th November - Xmas dance rally letter click here. Xmas dance attendance list click here

22nd November - Xmas rally - Unfortunately outside of the Centres control, the access to Abbey school will be restricted on Friday night. Members will need to arrive between 16:30 and 18:00. No units will be allowed to access the school between 18:00 and 22:00. Units can arrive after 22:00 or Saturday morning. Karen Burch will be contacting members from now, but please feel free to contact her with any questions. There are a number of people working very hard behind the scenes to prevent this event from being cancelled, so please try be supportive and understanding.

11th October - Rally No 1631. MERSHAM. If you use the following Post code TN25 6NU it will bring you to the road between the School and the Pub. The village hall is between these two. (The village hall doesn't have a post code)  Please Follow EKC signs. 

4th October - Deposits received for the 50th anniversary rally will be paid into the bank from mid October.

4th October - East Kent are very lucky to be getting more youth rallying regularly with the Centre. If there are any youth over 10 years old that would like to become East Kent 'Youth helpers', please could their parents contact a committee member.

4th October - Cost for the social at the Burns rally in January is £5.50 for adults and £2.50 for kids. The evening consists of a 3course traditional Burns supper and includes a wee dram or glass of wine tea and coffee.

25th September - Click here for the 2014 AGM. To save the Centre unnecessary expense please download and print your own copy and remember to bring to the AGM next week as limited copies will be available.

25th September -  The following nominations have been received for the Officer and committee posts for 2015-2016.

Chairman – Kevin Bailey Proposed Darren Charnock Seconded Bob Watt

Vice Chairman – Karen Burch Proposed Kevin Bailey Seconded Darren Charnock
Hon Secretary – Bob Watt Proposed Kevin Bailey Seconded John Forrest
Hon Treasurer – Carol Williams Proposed Kevin Bailey Seconded Bob Watt
Hon Rally Sec – Malcolm Johns Proposed Bob Watt Seconded Chris Stockwell
Committee – Paul Dean Proposed Kevin Bailey Seconded Bob Watt
Committee – Kim Durtnall Proposed Kevin Bailey Seconded Malcolm Johns
Committee – Ian Mulligan Proposed Kevin Bailey Seconded Carol Williams
Committee – Barry Short Proposed Kevin Bailey Seconded Karen Burch
Committee – Peter Smith Proposed Kevin Bailey Seconded Chris Stockwell

20th September - Due to a road closure DO NOT FOLLOW DIRECTIONS IN THE RALLY BOOK for next weekends rally at Painters Forstal - Harvest supper weekend.
From Sittingbourne
A2 London Road into Ospringe St.
Turn left into Painters Forstal Rd then follow EKC signs. Site on right.

From Faversham /A251
A2 London Rd.
Onto Ospringe St. Past water lane on left. Go to roundabout then back to water lane then follow directions above.

20th September - South East region AGM change of marshal to Carol Williams. Saturday evening - 3 course meal (Dress code -smart) and live entertainment @ £13 per person

16th September - Thanks to all members who have already sent their bookings in for the 50th anniversary. The rally is currently 20% full and the French/Belgium coach is 25% full. More coaches can be booked, but the venue capacity is restricted, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

16th September - Harvest Festival Rally No 1629 Painters Forstal, 25th - 27th September 2015. This rally is now full and the marshals have a waiting list. Thanks to all member's who booked in. The social charge is £4.50 pp and £2.00 for kids. The charge includes hire for barn/entertainment/food.

16th September - The East Kent Christmas dance is now full. Karen is running a waiting list for all rally slips that arrive from today. Thanks again to all members for their support to the 2015 rally programme and booking in early to support the marshals.

13th September - Birthday plaque challenge - Calling all long term Centre members, how many East Kent Centre Birthday plaques can we find before the 50th birthday? Please scan and send to Kevin Bailey who will keep members updated of all gaps. Click here

13th September - Harvest Festival Rally No 1629 Painters Forstal, 25th - 27th September 2015. This rally is now full and the marshal will be holding a waiting list. Thanks to all member's who booked in early. It certainly helps the Marshal especially when there's a social charge/food your support is very much appreciated.

13th September - XMAS DANCE. Unfortunately Rally No 1635 4th - 6th December 2015 has had to change venue.The new venue is Abbey School Faversham.  Directions are same as Rally No 1630. Rally cost has reduced to  1 Night £9-00  -  2 Nights £15-00. Social price has been set at Adult £7- 00  - Children £2-00 We apologise for any inconvenience however this is outside the centre's control. Could you please give Karen a replacement cheque to include the social who will either give you the other one back or destroy it, (it's your choice). Very limited space left.

13th September - Click here for the 2016 rally programme dates (subject to change). Well done Mal Johns for all your hard work in pulling this schedule together, never an easy task.

11th September - 50th celebration rally booking click here. There are 120 spaces and it is advised to book early to avoid disappointment.

2nd September - The social charge at the AGM will be £2.50 for an adult and £1.50 for a child. A Fish and chip supper will be organised for Saturday night, the cost to be advised and the marshal will be taking orders on the Friday night or you can indicate if they want them on your booking slip. 

14th August - It's the time of the year that the East Kent Centre need volunteers for their committee. There are so many reasons not to join the committee...........Too old, Too young, Don't attend enough rallies, Can't make the meetings.........This list is endless but not an excuse, it doesn't matter. The one reason you should volunteer is that we need a Committee to maintain the Centre for your enjoyment. No committee = No Centre (look at what happened to East Surrey).  More hands make less work and the Centre needs to reverse the trend of the reducing numbers on the committee before it is too late. Click here for your nomination form

14th August - Directions for Rally No 1623  Brogdale are:-  From the M2 Jct 6 take the A251 towards Faversham. At A2 (Tee Jct) turn left towards Sittingbourne, In approx 1/4 mile turn left into Brogdale Road, continue on this road for approx 1 Mile, Site on Left. Follow EKC signs.

14th August - The Club has launched the first nationwide Caravanner of the Year competition, looking to find the very best of Britain’s caravanners and motorhomers. The competition is open to individuals, couples, families or friends > who regularly tour together. So East Kent Centre members fit the bill! Don’t miss this opportunity and read all about it by clicking on the link http://www.caravanclub.co.uk/news-and-events/news/club-news/2015/july/caravanner-of-the-year The competition closes on Sunday 16 August.

14th August - The rally at Swanley will open at 2PM and not 6PM as stated in the rally book

5th July - Further details on the Brogdale rally (14th August) click here.

19th June - Rally number 1619 at Dymchurch on 17th to 19th July is now full. Thanks again to all members for their support to the 2015 rally programme and booking in early to support the marshals.

12th June -Anybody booked for the 2015 Dinner and Dance rally can make their meal selection Click here. Please contact Karen direct with your selection or complete and email / send / hand the form to her. Full details are on the selection form.

7th June - David and Shelley are running the cream teas and cake stall, so any donations of cakes for this stall would be gratefully accepted.

31st May - Details of the EKC bake off at Northbourne Rally Deal on 31st July to 2nd August 2015 click here.

31st May - Wendy Collard is running a plant stall at this years birthday rally and would appreciate any donations from green fingered members. Please contact Wendy or Gary Fisher

18th May - Additional rally added to programme, 24th to 26th July at Sandwich fishery. See full details on the Rally programme page.

18th May - Rally No. 1612a. The Post Code for South London invite rally at Henley on Thames is:-  RG9 2HY.

13th May - Rally No 1611a - Woodchurch A two days entrance fee for the Rare Breeds has been negotiated. Adult £10.50, Child £9.00, Senior £9.00 Family Ticket 2 x Adults & 2 x children £32.00. Ian and Seana will be carrying out defib and resuscitation training for anybody interested.

12th May - The East Kent October half term holiday rally at St Ives is now full. Thanks again to all members for their support to the 2015 rally programme and booking in early to support the marshals.

7th May - The East Kent holiday rally at Bagwell farm in Weymouth still has spaces. Bagwell Farm is at the heart of one of Britain’s most beautiful landscapes and a great base for a Dorset holiday. The park is in a tranquil rural location and benefits from easy-access to Weymouth and its sandy beaches (4.5 miles). The rally field is a dedicated area that is equipped with electric hook-ups. East Kent also has the use of the main site facilities, with just a few restrictions at peak times. Please contact the marshals for more information click here

6th May - The East Kent Centres annual dinner and dance rally at Upchurch River Valley Golf Club in September is now full.Thank you all for your continuous support

5th May - Click here for information about the centres 49th birthday rally at Folkestone. Anyone interested in running a stall at the fete please contact Gary Fisher. If anybody has 1940's memorabilia or army camouflage nets we could borrow for Saturday evening please contact Karen Burch

5th May - Xmas rally at Bethersden is fully booked.

5th May - Rally No 1623,Brogdale 14th -16th Aug 2015. The marshals for this rally are Peter & Sue Smith. See fixture page for further information.


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