Dear Centre Members
It gives me great pleasure to continue as your Chairman for another year. I did say that last year was going to be my last, but as we had no activity in 2020 and no one willing to take over the Chairmanship for the Centre for 2021, I have agreed to continue for 1 more year. This will definitely be my last. I now have a Vice Chairman – Phil who I’m sure will take the Centre forward in 2022.
You may note that the Committee is even smaller in number this year but the 7 of us will do our best to keep the Centre going for another year. I thank them all for their continuing support last year, and we will miss Graham, Ann and Mike who gave so many years to the Centre and are now having a well-earned break.
As you know last year was a very difficult year with the advancement of the Coronavirus which meant that sadly all our rallies had to be cancelled. Let’s hope that 2021 will be completely different and that we will all be able to meet again on the rally field probably in a ‘new’ normal. Tara, our Rally Secretary with the help of her husband Phil has put together a rather reduced rally programme for 2021 (due to lack of volunteer Rally Officers) which I hope you will all support. If you would like to see the Centre increase the number of rallies in 2022 by volunteering to be a Rally Officer then please make yourself known to Tara, myself or any other Committee member who will be pleased to give you all the help and support you need. This year we have rallies at an old favourite, Bath Marina as well as Bourton Rovers, Hampton Ferry in Evesham, Burley Lakes to name a few. We also have invites from
the Avon Centre, and East Dorset Centre for their Celebration rallies carried over from 2019. We have a new Charity officer this year, Andrew, who I’m sure will do a sterling job. As we didn’t hold any rallies last year thus not raising any money for Charity, we
have decided to carry over the Charity money raised in 2019 and continue to support the same Charities – Royal National Institute for the Blind, and Midlands Air Ambulance for2021. I hope we can rely on your continuing support for these worthy Charities. Don’t forget our website, ably run by Malcolm – thank you. Don’t forget we also have our Facebook page which is very useful for getting help and information. I wish you a much more active and happy rallying season in 2021, and Steve and I look forward to seeing you on the rally field.
Best Wishes Di