Message from our new Chairman

I am honoured and privileged to hold the office of Chairman of the Caravan and Motorhome Club, Suffolk Centre. I am the 21st person to hold this position since the centre was formed back in 1968.

Thank you to the outgoing Chairman Garry Pyett and his Lady Connie for looking after the centre these past four years with the covid epidemic around us. For his troubles Garry has taken on the role of Secretary of Eastern Region, Caravan and Motorhome Club. I wish him well in his new role.

Thirty years ago, I joined Suffolk Centre and went on my first rally at Ufford. Being quite new to caravanning and not knowing anything about rallies or what they entailed. Myself with my wife Denise and two young children were made most welcome. We were invited to attend future rallies by marshals that were on the rally and it must have had an effect on us all, as both my children have caravans and part of Suffolk Centre. As I said earlier, I had no idea what the centre was, but got to learn the different types of rallies put on from small to big rallies including holiday at home and abroad. We have some really good memories and at this point I would like to thank the marshals for giving up their time to organise events and locations for us to enjoy with friends and possibly meet new ones.

On behalf of the centre, I would like to say thank you to the Landowners for letting us use their venues. Like wise to all the businesses who advertise in the rally book, which helps with cost of producing a rally programme.

This year the centre has inherited new members to serve on our committee, along with some existing members from last year. I believe, with the people serving now, we have a bright future ahead. With new ideas to take us through the digital age.

As I said in my acceptance speech at the AGM, I gave a lot thought into what charity the centre would best support this year. I did say they do a great work in their role for a particular cause that is close to our own personal heart. I wanted one that would represent all of us on the rally field. This year it will be EAST ANGLIAN AIR AMBULANCE and hopefully never need their services.

As the Chairman of our club, myself and Denise will try to be out on most rallies this coming year. Our caravan door will always be open for a chat socially or otherwise. Those of you who know me, Know I like to talk, as my wife can verify.

Let’s enjoy the next year, as we have a varied rally programme, put together by Alan Dobson our Rally Secretary.

Last but not least, take care of yourselves and stay safe. Hopefully I will see you on a rally field somewhere.

Ron

Ron King

Chairman, Suffolk Centre,