A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN
It gives me great pleasure to be the third Chairman to return to the post for a second time. I will be proud to represent you all and ensure the continuation of the Centre for the time being, at least one more centre, nationally, has disappeared since this time last year.
Over the past 35 years our family has had so much fun and so many opportunities that those not involved in rallying may never get to experience (in the same way and at the same cost). Both our daughters are now involved with the Centre. Bev is of course Rally Secretary. Both Bev and Mel are involved in the running of many rallies.
The Centre had a great season last year with several new members who have increased our number at rallies later in the year. We also raised nearly £1500 for charity, which was distributed between the Maryport Inshore Lifeboat (not part of the RNLI), the Great North Air Ambulance and the Sunbeam Music Trust in Penrith.
Looking forward we have a great program including the Northern Region Question Time at Tullie House, Carlisle and associated rally, plus of course our Diamond Celebration Rally in August, right in front of Lowther Castle near Penrith. Also this year we have rallies covering every month, thanks to some new Rally Officers and of course those who have run rallies for many years.
On that topic we would welcome, and support, anyone who is interested in running a rally for our Centre. We need new Rally Officers, and new ideas, so we can all continue to enjoy our hobby in this beautiful area, for without them our centre will diminish and eventually collapse.
You will notice we have a number of invitations to other Northern Region Centres, and we are also publishing some of their rally programs, a reciprocal arrangement, to hopefully encourage more people to travel and experience other parts of our Region.
As always Jackie and I look forward to meeting many of your over the coming season, a year to celebrate the Centre achieving 60 years.
YOUR CENTRE OFFICERS AND COMMITTEE
Elected at the AGM in October, the Centre committee meets regularly to keep the centre running smoothly.
Their contact details are listed in the Centre Handbook, or alternatively you can e-mail the Committee or any Rally Officer via this website.
Northern Region Delegate
Festival of the North Delegate
Social Media Coordinator
Barrow in Furness
Barrow in Furness
A NOTE FROM THE RALLY SECRETARY
To our members new and old, welcome to your 2020 Handbook!
After a successful year in 2019 with our 'New Ralliers Rally' I felt inspired and optimistic about 2020. We have a new Chairman and a new Secretary so the committee is strong and the Centre safe for another year or 2 – although a few more committee members would never go amiss.
We've got a couple of new venues for you to try out this year; I hope you can come along and support them so they can become permanentfixtures for coming years. We also have our Celebration Rally in August – 60 amazing years of Cumbria Centre! As I write this, we are in the early stages of planning; it is something that I personally am really excited about. Lowther Castle's Events Team are proving enjoyable to work with and are as pleased to have us as we are excited to use their venue.
I want to thank those who are putting themselves out there and running rallies, especially those who are picking up old rallies and looking for new venues. This Centre would not function without these hard working volunteers. So on behalf of the committee, the members and the non-members – Thank you Rally Officers! Your hard work and effort does not go unnoticed and is really appreciated.
So finally, please enjoy this year’s rallies, and don't forget to keep up to date via our Facebook page. We live in a beautiful part of the world; let’s get out there and explore what's on our doorstep.
Booking is now open. Happy Caravanning!