Text Box: East Kent raise a total of £3800 for charity in 2011




                                   last updated 17/10/2014 07:07

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Saleable equipment is not taken to all rallies, but members can order items like chemicals, clothing and miscellaneous items the centre holds. Arrangements will then be made to take them to the next rally the member is attending                                              Try an East Kent Rally                                                Meet new and old friends                                              You really can caravan without an orange lead                                                          Go on.................Give it a go                                                       YOU'LL LOVE IT                                              Please do your online shopping via this website and raise money for the centres charity - Use the shop link on the left of this page or enter easyfundraising.org.uk using the link above.                       


                             East Kent Centre email address events@eastkentcentre.co.uk

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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.




17th October - Space available on the Christmas rally ............. Contact the marshal ASAP if you are interested (07973 800191)

12th October - Due to lack of numbers booked into rally number 1596 at Addington, the rally has been moved to Chartham (Matuna). This will be a quiet weekend and prices remain the same as Addington. Directions are the same as rally number 1573 and the marshal is Gary Fisher (Same as Addington).

10th October - All 30 places for the New Year rally have been taken. Carol Williams will be keeping a reserve list for any cancellations. Thank you for all your support

10th October - All 40 places for the xmas dance rally at Canterbury have been taken. Karen Burch will be keeping a reserve list for any cancellations. Thank you for all your support

10th October - Message from Peter Smith - Dear Friends, Thank you all so much for your concern and good wishes following my recent vertigo attack at the A G M last Saturday. Sue and I would particularly like to express our gratitude to all who helped especially Ian and Seana. It is wonderful to have our own personal paramedics on hand! I am pleased to say that I recovered quickly and came home on Sunday afternoon with just another packet of pills.

For those who are interested the bonus ball was number 10 and was won by Malcolm Johns.

10th October - It is with regret to inform you that the East Surrey Centre closed after their AGM. The Centre started in 1959 but was unable to find volunteers to form a committee. Although East Kent have over 900 members, we also have been unable to fill all positions on our committee for a number of years. If any member would like to help run this fantastic Centre and reduce the risk of East Kent getting into the same trouble as East Surrey it's not too late to show an interest and get Co opted onto the committee.

10th October - The South East Region AGM 2014 will be held at Holy Trinity School Crawley RH11 8JE. Please note this is a change of Venue from the published Hoo school

4th October - Christmas Dance rally 5th to 7th December, Canterbury. The committee are pleased to announce the 2014 Christmas dance rally programme. Friday night - Decorate the hall, mulled wine, mince pies and a communal vegetable peel in preparation for Saturday afternoons traditional family 3 course Christmas dinner, after dinner family games and a visit from Santa. Saturday evening - Dance the evening away with 'time warp (Bring your own nibbles). Prices for the social is £7 per adult, £1.50 child and family ticket £16. Evening attendance after 7:30 £3 per adult and £1 per child. The rally is limited to 40 vans and interest has been extremely high and a waiting list is  expected to come into operation. To avoid disappointment, you are advised to book ASAP.

4th October - Kevin Bailey would like to thank everybody who has helped him over his 4 years as Centre secretary. In particular he would like to thank his family Michelle, Ricky, Craig, Chantelle and Danielle. Without their help it would have been impossible to do the job. Mary Stockwell who has acted as AGM minute taker for all his AGMs, Bob Watt who has helped prepare for all AGMs and Terry MacDonald for taking the meeting minutes last year.

4th October - There was one member who showed an interest to fill the vacant position of Hon Secretary after the AGM. The committee are pleased to announce that Bob Watt has been co-opted as the East Kent Centres Hon Secretary.

4th October - The East Centre members thoughts are with Mike and Wendy Luxford. Wendy has just been diagnosed with Lung cancer. She is waiting to find out what the treatment will be but has been told there is no cure.

1st October - Dave Garwoods funeral is on Monday 13th October at 12:45, Medway crematorium Blue Bell Hill Chatham. No flowers please - Donations to Ellenor hospice or McMillan cancer support. Afterwards at Milton rugby club DA122TN

28th September - Click here for details on the 2015 National next year.  The event will take place in the grounds of Cornbury Park over the late Spring Bank holiday weekend in 2015.  The Caravan Club have lots of activities planned, most of which will be covered by the pitch fee and some ‘free’ evening entertainment for you too.

28th September - Racing legend and former moustache-sporting F1 World Champion Nigel Mansell will be joining TV presenter Fiona Bruce is officially opening the 2014 Motorhome and Caravan Show on Tuesday 14th October at Birmingham's NEC.

28th September - Some members have reported difficulty in downloading the accounts sheet for the AGM, this has hopefully now been resolved.

28th September - Click here for details and booking information for the South East Region AGM on the 13th to 16th November. Venue changed from Hoo school to Holy Trinity School Crawley.

21st September - It is with sadness and deep regret to announce that Dave Garwood passed away suddenly this morning. The East Kent Centre thoughts and prayers are with Jill, family and friends at this very sad time. Funeral arrangements will be updated on the website as soon as the details are known.  

21st September - Calor Gas Ltd is issuing a product recall with immediate effect on all 6kg CalorLite® cylinders manufactured between 2008-2011 inclusive. All such cylinders must be returned to a local CalorLite® stockist immediately. Click here for further details

21st September - AGM page updated with nominations and accounts information. If you are attending the AGM please ensure you print the minutes and accounts and bring them with you as there will only be a limited number available.

21st September - There are still a number of spaces left at the Bethersden Christmas rally. If you are interested in spending a semi-catered traditional family Christmas on a rally, please contact Darren Charnock ASAP.

17th September - The numbers booked into the AGM rally are not cost effective to put a meal on. Saturday night however there will be the opportunity to order Fish & Chips which we will eat together in the hall and later some background music will be played. If anyone still wants to book into the AGM please contact the marshal.

17th September - Cover Photo Competition 2015 - Do you have a picture taken during the 2013/14 rally season or a design that you think would look good on the cover of the next rally handbook? Submit your entries to the Rally secretary by the 15th October 2014.  Photos must be digital and the winning entry may be trimmed/resized to fit.

17th September - AGM page updated with nominations. Nominations close at 3pm on Saturday 20th September, and currently there are still 7 positions still to be filled.

17th September - For details of the 2015 rally program click here. Marshals are still required and the program is subject to change

31st August - Congratulations to Bob and Doreen Watt daughter Julie. Julie became Mrs Friis when she married Jesper at Eastwell Manor on Saturday 30th August. The East Kent Centre wish them much happiness in the future.

31st August - The Dinner and Dance rally is now fully booked. Due to the spacing regulations, no awnings / canopies can be erected.

29th August - AGM page uploaded. All AGM information, 2013 minutes, 2013 accounts, nomination forms etc can be found on this page click here .


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The East Kent Centre are one of 70 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?                                                                         













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