Board changes;
Kevin Lewis resigned recently due to business commitments, and Glen Perkins has resigned for health reasons.
We would like to thank them for their commitment and service to the club, especially Glen’s role in the organisation of the 25th Anniversary rally.
They will both be missed.
Dennis Paul has volunteered to act as the rally coordinator until the AGM, when he will seek appointment as a Director again. The handover has begun, and all rally plaques should now be ordered through Dennis who will contact all rally stewards in the next few days
All rally slips for the AGM should be sent to Pat Ash.  (Secretary)                                              30th July

Board response re ATOC Official Facebook Group

Since this matter was first raised in May of this year, the Board has been considering the request for an official ATOC Facebook group and all the arguments both for and against, in order to reach an informed decision.


We have looked at it from the two main important points of
• Whether such a group would be in the best interests of the club, and
• If so, what the structure and requirements of such a group would be.


Regarding the first point, the following has been suggested as benefits of such a group –
1. It would fulfil a perceived need for this method of disseminating information.
2. It is a powerful tool to keep members up to date.
3. It would share information about different rallies both past and future.
In respect of these points the Board consider that there is not a business need for such a group as it would not be open to the public.

Any information posted would be restricted to those individuals who chose to join the group, potentially to the detriment of the rest of the membership. The best tool for sharing information is our excellent website (and to a less immediate extent the magazine), where all rally updates are posted promptly by the webmaster  and available to the whole membership. As far as we can see it would simply be an indulgence for those people who wish to chat and swap their own personal news. It can also, unfortunately, be a powerful tool for causing offence and general discontent as evidenced regularly in the media. Also, there are already a number of Autotrail Facebook groups in existence.

Turning to the second consideration of what the structure and requirements of such a group would be we have summarised our thoughts below.


Data Protection
We acknowledge that the Administrator would have a business reason for accessing names and membership numbers. This information would be used for this purpose and no other – otherwise a breach of the legislation would result. Members would be required to agree to their data being accessed (see ‘Administration’ below).


Administration
The Administrator would be required to sit on the Board of Directors and thus be privy to club policy, to be an active member of the Board, to run the group on club principles of proper behaviour and respect for others, and would also be required to fulfil all Data Protection requirements
The Administrator would be required to approve all requests to join the group and only members who have personally requested to join would be considered.
It is possible to ask 3 questions when someone applies to join a Facebook group. We would see these as being name, membership number and approval for the Administrator to access an applicant’s data – no agreement, no membership.
The Administrator may be required to approve posts.
Whilst it would be possible to supply an up to date list of members at such times as the membership secretary updates the records (any more frequently would be burdensome) there remains the problem of how to deal with members who have not renewed their membership by 31st December.


Bearing all of this in mind, the Board believes we are not yet able to fulfil all of the requirements and therefore cannot give approval to a Facebook group at this point in time.

STEWARDS REQUIRED TO HOST THE 2019

WARNERS STONELEIGH RALLY 20th to 24th June 

INFORMATION REGARDING THIS YEARS RALLY CAN BE FOUND IN YOUR CURRENT HANDBOOK. IF YOU FFEL YOU WOULD LIKE TO HOST THE 2019 RALLY

                                        PLEASE CONTACT OUR RALLY COORDINATOR, Dennis Paul.                                             (Contact details in your 2018 handbook)

There is currently a vacancy for a board member, in particular someone who would like to be involved in publicity to bring our club to the attention of a wider audience and promote membership of the club amongst Auto-Trail owners or prospective purchasers.

If you are interested in taking on such a role please contact the club secretary, Pat Ash, for further information

Safe parking at rallies.

The images below demonstrate the importance of safe parking and the need to observe the 6mtr parking guidelines as stated in the clubs H&S Policy statement and Code of Practice.  

 

Please follow stewards instructions when parking at a rally.

The photographs were taken at another clubs rally, fortunately no one was injured or any other property damaged. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

The vehicle was unattended at the time of the fire. Make sure all appliances (other than the fridge) are turned off when the vehicle is unoccupied. 

 Members Awards

Members Receiving 20 Years Plaque   Stewards Awarded at 2017 AGM  
Jean   Clement   Kurt Barbara Muntendam      53 Rallies  
Paul Jenny Culshaw   Dennis June Paul      25 Rallies  
Malcolm Elsie Kyle            
Tony Audrey Read   Doral Photographic Shield      
Ian Sandra Turner   Neil Miller      
Dave Margaret  Whitlam            
John Joan Young   Concourse D Elegance Trophy    
        Frank Yvonne Parkinson    
Members Receiving 10 Years Plaque            
Leslie Beverley  Bonnett / Phillips   Congratulations On Completing 100 Rallies in 2017    
Alan Susan Boyce   Astrid   Gifkins    
Victor Dorothy Brown   Brian Pam Pearson    
Alan Rosemary  Browning   Glen Christine Perkins    
Derek Valerie Byatt   John Dot Ryder    
John Barbara Daniels   Peter Chris Tanner    
Ken Sue Deverill   Ray Carole Varney    
William (David) Marianne Edgar   Cecilia   Wootten    
Russell Jacquie Green            
Kenneth Doreen Hankey   Top Rallier 2016  
Brian Pauline Heard   Kevin Jayne Covey 24 Rallies  
Ray Ann Jones            
Dennis Pam  Smithers     Members Receiving Rallies Stewards Awards                         Rallies Hosted
Donald Lin Sutton     John Sally Cleave/Boswell 107 
William Carol  Webb     Kurt Barbara Muntendam 53 
Rob Iris Wightman     Ken Dee  Bate 47 
David Deborah Wort     Ray Carole Varney 39 
          Mike   Harvey 32
Fellowship Plaques 2016     Rallies                                            Attended   Tony Audrey Read 31
Kevin Jayne Covey 24    Terence Eileen Lambourne 30 
Peter Helen Watts 22    Joyce Ken Pugh 29 
David Susan Heighes / Holmes 20   Bill Jan Burchill 26 
Dennis June Paul 19    Dennis June Paul 26
Gerald Maureen Barnett 18           
Michael Lynne Sharp  18           
John Sally  Cleave / Boswell 17           
John Joan Owen 16           
Brian Pamela Pearson 15           
Donald Marie Barker 15          
Will Di Dancer 15           
Dave Margaret Whitlam 14           
John Barbara Pridgeon 14           
Clive Janice Patterson 14           
Rodney Cath Wright 14           
Joyce Kenneth Pugh 14           
Colin Julie Goodfield 14           
Glenville Christine Perkins 14           
Charles Rosemary Damer 14          
Tony Barbara Kestell 13           
Brian Janice Eley 13          
Edward Linda Williams 13           
Roger Anita Gough 13           
Malcolm Elsie Kyle 12           
Norman Carol Collins 12           
Michael Gillian Harris 12           
Anthony Helen Buller 12           
Felp   Radford 12           

Your SUMMER issue

 

of the club magazine

 

is available for download now

 

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CLUB REGALIA NOW AVAILABLE

See Club Regalia Section for more images and information

CLICK  REGALIA

 

 

or contact

Mr Jeff Parker

1 Valley Drive, Kendal, Cumbria.

LA9 7AQ

 

Rally Stewards Award

We have introduced an award to stewards who have run

25/50/100 or more rallies. Without our hardworking band of volunteer stewards, the rest of us would not have the opportunity to meet as a club and share friendship and experiences together.

This award is to recognise the enormous contribution that our rally stewards make. This is not based on length of service, but on unselfish stewardship for others.

Can you write an article for your club magazine?

YES!      Great, your Editor is always looking for new articles for inclusion in the club magazine. If you have a special interest or hobby, favourite recipe, or any hints and tips then let him know. You don't need any special skills, just put pen to paper or tap the old keyboard and send the article to the Editor, he will do the rest. Why not include a selection of photographs too?

 

Magazine Editor

If you require confirmation of your rally booking please send SAE envelope with your rally slip.

PLEASE USE RALLY SLIPS FROM YOUR RALLY BOOK OR MAGAZINE FOR ANY BOOKINGS 

 REMEMBERING TO STATE VAN SIZE AND WHETHER YOU INTEND TO USE AN AWNING.

THIS IS TO ENSURE YOU ARE ALLOCATED A SUITABLE PITCH SIZE

YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE RALLY BOOKING SLIP HERE

 

We are looking to recruit a club member to the team of Directors in a PR role.

Details here

Changes to the Board of Directors

Facebook announcement

25th Anniversary Rally Accounts

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Auto-Trail 2019 model range- Sneak Preview

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2019 Provisional Rally Programme + Warners 2019 dates

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Visiting Europe? Do you have a Dash Cam fitted? If so it may not be legal in some EU countries

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Richard Hughes

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ATOCNZ Announce their Annual Rally at Tauranga Racecourse 

See ATOCNZ

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HEADING TO THE CONTINENT?

New Spanish/E.U. fuel pump labelling and signage from October


French speed limit has been cut… find out what it’s changed to, where it applies and how to avoid fines up to £650

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2019 RALLIES TO SPAIN ANNOUNCED

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STEWARDS WANTED FOR 2019 BARNSTONES RALLY

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SUMMER Club Magazine now available for download HERE

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FIAT RECALL NOTICE 

Build dates affected 17/02/16 to 03/09/17

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Joan and Jonathan Taylor raised well over £1100 for 

Motor Neurone Disease 

Stratford on Avon Ralliers raise £81 for Birmingham Childrens Hospital Cardiac Unit

Evesham Ralliers raise over £50 for Birmingham Childrens Hospital

Brixham Ralliers raise £152 for local charity Humanity Torbay

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DoT release updated information on the use of A Frames in the UK

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ATOCNZ Autumn Newsletter 

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Do you wish to hire out your motorhome or have an exchange with an owner from NZ?

See Overseas Owners

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Note for club Rally Stewards 

Please visit Stewards Section in Members Information Section

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Tyco BMW's primary British Superbike rider Christian Iddon collects his new 2018 Auto-Trail Comanche'

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Taking your pet dog out of UK? Find a list of breeds banned in some countries.

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Safe parking at rallies advice, please take time to read this item.

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Auto-Trail -  Where it all began, a brief history.

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