News and Comment

Notice of the Group AGM (Saturday 16th March)

The AGM of the North Central Area will be held at Chads Nature Study Centre, HANDSACRE, Armitage, Near Rugeley.  Postcode WS15 4ED (Map Reference 128/103168) on Saturday 16th March 2019, commencing at 2pm.  Signing in for the AGM will commence at 1.30pm.  Notices of Motions, supported by the signatures of twenty-five voting members, shall be submitted in writing to the Area Secretary by 14th January 2019.  There are 4 vacancies.  The retiring Officers are: Brian Lancaster & Marlene Findley who are available for re-election and David & Sheila Harding who may be available for re-election.  Nominations for Committee signed by the proposer, seconder and nominee to be submitted to the Area Secretary before the commencement of the meeting.  Please remember your membership cards.

Please note that this is a booked meet so if you want to camp over the weekend, please contact Paul and Janet.  Obviously, all will be welcome at the AGM itself which will take place on the Saturday afternoon.

February 2019 – Comment from our PRO

We are now well into 2019 and it won’t be long until our first Meet of the season at Chads, our AGM.  As for me, I’d like to say ‘we miss you all’ as we are relaxing in Portugal but we look forward to an exciting programme this year with several new sites, created by Pat.  I can’t wait to pack our caravan to join North Central on another adventure that is fully organised to please you all.  Do come and join us, the more the merrier!

Let me tell you my ‘this year’s craze’ is ‘knitting looms’ but if anyone can teach me, again, how to use one I’d be grateful as I can’t understand the instructions and the socks I made whilst in Portugal are toeless!

Also, we now have a fantastic up-dated website – do look at it!  Please look through your photos that show what a good time we are having together, pictures that are out of the ordinary or just the ones that show the sites we visit and that we have talked about in the Newsletter.  We will let you know how to submit them/upload them soon.  Is there anything else you would like to see on the website, please let our Web Master know.

We hope you can come and join us at our AGM as we need your input and it is your opportunity to have your say.  If you are unable to join us then, please let any member of the committee or fellow member know your views or ideas of what we can do, with your help and support.

November 2018 – Reflections from our PRO

The year started off very uncertain but gathered speed and support as a rolling stone gathers momentum – we have ended the season on a high – a reward for Brian who has steered us like a motorhome through fog!  Who needs TV stars when we have our own talent, probably better!  We found the way to the future is ‘positivity’ and as PRO that’s what I’ve tried to provide, very much supported by a team that have strengthened and increased in number to get to where we are now.  Our life at the moment, with the North Central Group, is like going back, not to our childhood but to our teenage years with all the fun, parties, dancing, learning of new skills and meeting people but without any exams!