Sad News

It is with great sadness, we announce that Don Alcock, one of our past chairman, passed away on the 8th October, at the age of 91. His funeral will be held 11.45 on Tuesday 29th October 2019 at the West Chapel, Ipswich Crematorium, Colchester Road, Ipswich. His family are in our thoughts during this sad time....
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AGM Update

Plans are well underway for the meeting Sunday 20th October. You will only be able to sign in if you are registered, if unsure then please ask Janet Dobson. Tea and coffee will be served, so don't forget to bring your own mugs with you....
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Front Cover Competition

Entries for the front cover of the 2020 handbook should be sent to me as soon as possible please. All photos must be in portrait layout only taking into account the normal wording that goes on each year. Please either post your entry size A5 or email me at rallysec@suffolkcentre.co.uk. Entries to be judged at the AGM. Alan Dobson Rally Secretary...
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AGM Update

Reminder to all that our AGM is Sunday 20th October at Trinity Park in Ipswich.  I have received notification of registered members and please note if you joined after 14th September you are most welcome to come along but cannot sign in or speak/vote.  For those August renewals who have not renewed to the Centre yet - quite a few of you - your details will have gone void by this time.  Please check your membership of the Centre with either myself or the Club.  I cannot renew Centre membership only through the Club. Nominations for committee are due to me by noon Sunday 6th October.  Any committee member can explain to you what is involved and new members with ideas are most welcome. View current nominations here. Janet Dobson Secretary  ...
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Sad News

It is with great sadness that the committee announces that Peter Wilson has tendered his resignation as Vice-Chairman. Peter's wife, Ineke, has recently been suffering from poor health and Peter feels he need to concentrate his efforts on looking after her for the foreseeable future.  The Committee wish them both the very best and look forward to seeing them back on a rally field soon....
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Nominations for the 2019/20 committee.

Nominations for the 2019/20 committee. Nominations for the 2019/20 committee are now being accepted. Please ensure all nominations are received by the Centre Secretary, Mrs J Dobson, no later than noon 14 days before the AGM. Incomplete or late nominations cannot be accepted. View current nominations here....
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Flagpole – What is?

Some ralliers have recently been asking about flagpole and its purpose. Flagpole is the name given to the informal gathering that takes place at each rally. This is an opportunity for all the ralliers to assemble and publicly thank the Marshals. Each rally only takes place due to people volunteering to give up their time for the benefit of other members. Therefore please take this opportunity to show the Marshals your appreciation. This is also your opportunity to hear the latest news and updates on club activities. Flagpole is usually conducted by a senior Committee Member who is on the rally.  ...
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Volunteers Wanted for 2020

Due to some marshals retiring and steady demand, the Centre Committee are looking for volunteers to help us run more rallies in 2020. We already have some fresh ideas and events planned and would like to involve more members in the running of the Centre programme. It would be great to use some of the venues from past years and also explore new places and ideas. We have lots of contacts and all the support necessary to help you run an event however small in 2020. If you are a Suffolk Centre member and would like to be a Rally Marshal, or just prefer helping another Marshal run a Rally, please speak to our Rally Secretary or any Committee member and they will put you in touch with the Rally Secretary....
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2019 Rally Slips

New rally slips have been designed for 2019. Please ensure that you use the new slips and destroy any old versions. You can rally without Suffolk membership, Suffolk Rally slips can be used but where it says centre it should be completed as Club Member....
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EHU / SPLITTERS

At our AGM in October 2018 mention was made of the use of splitters where EHU is available on rallies. After further discussion and with the advice from our Anglia Region this is to make members aware that connecting cables and splitters are not to be used on the rally field. The following has come from Club office. “The Clubs stance regarding the compliance with the ‘Electrical Wiring Regulations’ and the updated requirements is that a cable supplying a caravan must be of one single length, without any connections (including splitters).  These rules are the current wiring regulations and information is also stated in the Sites Directory, that no cable connections joining two or more cables together are permitted. Guests are welcome to have an electric cable plugged in from their outfit into their awning, like many do for heaters etc.” This applies to both members and marshals as sometimes sites allow marshals access to an electric point, which is useful for...
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