The latest information from HQ is as follows. “ In relation to all Club Units, we are asking that all AGMs due to be held between 1st February and 30 April, be held virtually”Please consult your DA/ Section websites and Facebook groups for further details. All AGMs should be held in line with dates and times already published in the Club magazine. Gordon Barlow Chairman Central Counties Region
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West Mids DA
West Mids DA. Saturday 20th February 2021 at 2:00pm
Leicestershire DA. Saturday 27th February 2021 at 2:00pm
Trent Valley DA
Trent Valley DA. Saturday 6th March 2021 at 2:00pm
Northants DA. Saturday 13th March 2021 at 6:00pm
Nottingham DA. Saturday 13th March 2021 at 7:00pm
South Lincolnshire DA
South Lincs DA. Saturday 13th March 2021 at 2:00pm
North Warwickshire DA
North Warwickshire DA. Saturday 20th March 2021 at 5:00pm
We plan to run our Central Counties Region Holiday Meet at Hendra Holiday Party again in 2021.
To conform with the Camping and Caravanning Club guidelines we will ask you to put your site fees in a clear zip-lock bag with your name, contact phone number whilst on site, car registration number, the number of nights you will be staying and the Total of the money enclosed.
We will post more details.
Stewards To be Confirmed
Find Hendra by Car
From the M5 at Exeter, take the A30 west bound and stay on the A30 all the way to Highgate Hill junction (A39). Follow the sign for the A392 to Newquay. At Quintrell Downs take the second exit at the roundabout and on for half a mile to Lane, Hendra is on the left (one and a half miles from Newquay town centre)
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Liz, Roger, Pat and I (David) joined the Camping and Caravanning Club during the 1979 camping season. Initially Pat and myself in a caravan, Liz and Roger in a large, comfortable frame tent. Despite the work involved setting up and dismantling they camped virtually every weekend from March to November.
Our four children, Claire and Kate (mine) Michael and Michelle (theirs) were all totally involved in the camping life. Michelle and Michael eventually became CCY members, then full members. Both have, until very recently, been members of the NDA committee. All their children are also camping club enthusiasts.
Some members will remember the gale at a meet on the side of the River Trent. We spent the whole night holding Liz and Rogers tent in place, while dodging flying toilet tents and porta potties. That was when Liz and Roger decided to splash out on a van.
I joined the NDA committee in 1984 and, in various posts, served for 14 or 15 years, Liz joined as Catering officer a few years later. She left June 2020 a total of 30 plus years of absolute commitment.
By 2006 Pat and myself were starting to camp abroad for long spells and our involvement in DA camping decreased. Liz and Rogers involvement just seemed to get stronger. Involved in NDA – Central Counties Region – Countryside Care – Tow car of the Year- NFOL s, the list is endless
As an NDA catering officer Liz was second to none. Whether involved in a simple coffee morning, a Da social, a major DA function such as the Buffet dance (held during the non-camping season) or the VIP lunch at the Goose Fair Meet – Liz and Roger did the DA proud. Her organisation of these events was awesome. The logistics and budgeting of the DA camping season – non-camping season – the GFM or Regional meets and I think even at least one National, seemed to be second nature to Liz, ably assisted by Roger.
Can you remember her fruit cakes? Aesthetic masterpieces and beautiful to taste. She would produce the DA Christmas Cake(s) the challenge of scale never daunted her.
She eventually held the post of DA chairperson and finally Central Counties Regional Secretary
As she became more involved in the Region (I only managed one spell of 3 years) Liz’s involvement in the NDA never diminished, eventual becoming NDA President. She also served as minutes secretary for Michelle in her time as DA secretary.
She was awarded the DA Honorary Membership
Along with all this leisure time involvement Liz and Roger brought up their family. Liz worked as a child minder. Not only did she care for the children, she made genuine, lifetime relationships with the parents. Roger and Liz are honorary grandparents to more families than I can remember. Some of the children she cared for now have families of their own. She was also chairperson of the local Childminders group.
For 41 years Liz and Roger have committed their lives to the welfare of others. Their contribution to our great hobby of camping and the social life that this involves cannot be underestimated.
They did not do it for others, it was just what they enjoyed doing and the way they chose to live their lives. Their reward, the many friendships that created.
They will be missed by hundreds of people and are loved by so many.
Harold Webb was a member of Birmingham District Association. Harold was a fun loving gentleman, always impeccably dressed and never without his whistle. Harold passed away 9th April 2020.
Harold was a member of Birmingham D.A. for approx. 46 years, he was a member of Committee for 14 years, serving as Social Secretary, Equipment Officer and the last 12 months before retiring from Committee served as Chairman.
Harold very much enjoyed the Central Counties Regional Meets and the last one he attended won an award for representing the Birmingham D.A. in the Mardi Gras as a one man outfit.
Any weekend Harold and Cath stewarded was always going to be unusual and different but always fun and an enjoyable weekend was had by all.
Harold loved his whistle and on occasions was told what to do with it, but undeterred next time he was out the whistle was with him.
Brean Sands We are sorry to say that our Temporary Holiday Meet at Brean Sands is now cancelled for November 2020. Please note that all the illuminated carnivals in the area have been cancelled for 2020.
We now have Stewards for this Temporary Holiday Meet in Somerset. Thank you Hilary and Simon.
Unfortunately the Carnivals in the area have had to be cancelled following Government guidelines for Covid19. None the less there is still plenty to do in the area. Miles of coastal paths to be walked, sandy beaches for picnics, small towns and villages to visit.
At the moment we are unsure which of the facilities on site will be open but all being well there is the shop, bar, entertainment, fish and chip shop and more.
Due to the uncertainty around COVID-19 Central Counties Region have made the decision not to hold their annual Dinner Dance in 2021. We will announce details for the 2022 Dinner Dance when we have them.
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