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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.
29th March - Rally No 1607 17th April at Hawkinge is fully booked
29th March - RALLY NO 1611a WOODCHURCH UPDATE. Officers and committee would like to thank Simon & Sue Spillett (01634 316455 Mobile: 07834 300466) and Assistants: Colin & Jane Rudd (01634 572778 Mobile: 07834 565398) who have volunteered to be replacement marshals for the Woodchurch rally. You can find their address on page 26 of the Rally book (Rhodes Minnis).
22nd March - From the horses mouth December 14 & March 15 editions added to publications page click here.
22nd March - Rally No 1608a - Geoff & Joy Malins (Phone No 01303 276809) are the Marshal for the May bank holiday weekend at Chartham.The rally will now run from Friday 6pm to Monday 5pm, 1st - 4th May 2015 (the school is now going back a day early). Please no early arrivals (before 6pm) as the school will still be open on the Friday. Rally fee is 1 night £9.00, 2 nights £15.00, 3 nights £21.00.
28th February - The Officers and Committee are pleased to announce that the Centres 50th birthday celebration event is currently in the early planning stages. There will be a 9 night holiday rally starting on 29th July to 7th August 2016 at Dane Court school in Broadstairs. The plan is to put on a varied programme of activities that will conclude with a 'Party in the park' theme. The purpose of this early communication is to enable members to plan their diaries early, but more importantly ask for volunteers to help with the planning and/or execution of the rally. Please contact Kevin Bailey if you are interested in helping with this celebration event.
28th February - It is with deep regret to inform members that Sonia Brown, wife of 1978/9 Fixture Secretary Ian, recently passed away. No further details are known, but our thoughts are with family and friends at this sad time
28th February - Rally no 1611a, Woodchurch 22nd - 25th May. Due to personal reasons the Marshals are unable to run this rally. If any member is interested in marshalling this rally, could they please contact the Rally Sec ASAP. This is the late bank holiday weekend and a number of members are going to the National rally which may make it difficult to cover this rally. If we don't find a marshal by the beginning of May, unfortunately we will have to cancel the rally.
19th February - Rally number 1605 at Greatstone has had a forced venue change due to maintenance work being carried out at the Greatstone Primary School. This rally will now be at Palm Bay Primary School Cliftonville. Full details on the Fixture page (click here). Unfortunately there is a small price increase
19th February - Rally number 1606, Easter at Weeley is fully booked. The Marshals will be keeping a reserve list for any cancellations. Thank you for all your support
19th February - If any member is interested in attending the 2015 Christmas rally at Bethersden, please contact Darren Charnock on 07973 800191 for further details or send a SAE for details and booking form. Although Christmas is 10 months away, Darren and his marshalling team need to know numbers ASAP for budget purposes.
19th February - 5% discount to all members within the Southern Centres catchment area on refillable gas bottle system. Click here for more details.
6th February - Letter to East Kent members from Barry, Julie and Shelly Wootten.
We’d like to thank you all for your support in Marjorie’s final months and indeed in the 8 years since Geoff’s passing. It was a great comfort to all of us to be surrounded by so many people offering support and help.
East Kent meant so much to Marjorie over the last 40 years or so. We’ll be forever grateful to all those who’s friendship was so valued.
The turnout to celebrate Marjorie’s life at the crematorium was a sight to behold. Standing room only and a car park full of 4x4’s showed that the masses of East Kent ralliers had turned out.
Thanks to all that donated to the Pilgrims Hospice who cared for Marjorie so well in the last two weeks of her life. The donations raised £760, which will be greatly appreciated by the hospice.
Thanks again for the support and the friendship shown to us all over this difficult time.Our best wishes go to you all.
1st February - Rally number 1604 information. Rally social £6 adult & £3 Child
31st January - The East Kent Centre closed Facebook group has over 200 members and is proving a very successful addition to the website. It is ideal for sharing photos & rally experiences, providing a contact point for new members and keeping in touch with friends between rallies. Sign up to see what you've been missing.
31st January - Please could members keep a look out for the following motor home.
25th January - Rally No 1608a - Geoff & Joy Malins (Phone No 01303 276809) are the Marshal for the May bank holiday weekend at Chartham.The rally will now run from Friday 6pm to Monday 5pm, 1st - 4th May 2015 (the school is now going back a day early). Please no early arrivals (before 6pm) as the school will still be open on the Friday. Rally fee is 1 night £9.00, 2 nights £15.00, 3 nights £21.00.
25th January - Rally number 1607 Valentine Rally at Addington Village hall 13-15 February 2015. Programme -Friday evening: Noggin & Natter. Sat Evening 3 course Valentines Meal, Dress to Impress (Black & Red) Competition best dressed table and music. Fixture Charge: 2 nights - £21.14, 1 night - £12.07 and social Charge: Adult - £6. Child - £3
18th January - Many rallies are situated in remote locations, increasing the response time for ambulance support and therefore reducing the likelihood of survival of any member suffering a cardiac arrest. Minutes can therefore literally make the difference between life and death so the officers and committee are pleased to announce the purchase of a potential life saving Automated External Defibrillator (AED), which will now be available on most EKC rallies.
18th January - Members who have a Dart charge account are advised to check that they are being correctly charged. Members have reported being double charged and being charged the wrong toll fee.
29th December - 2015 fixtures page uploaded to website click here
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The East Kent Centre are one of 69 Centres that are listed in the Caravan Club Directory & Handbook. These are geographically based centres that are part of the Caravan Club. If you are a member of the Caravan Club, you will be made very welcome at any of our Centre events. What can I expect?, How do I book?