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|Rally No 7||The Pub Rally|
|A good turn out and a lovely site
|An unexpected visitor
|However he wasn't a CAMC member so had to leave!
|Some examples of the place-name competition - your guess is as good as mine!
|Sorting out the competition results
|Look who won a prize!
|Saying farewell at 'Flag'
|Rally no 6:
||The Old Gits Rally, Ventnor Rugby Club:|
|Ken busy in the kitchen |
|Time to tuck into those potatoes|
|Rally no 4: Queen Elizabeth's right royal birthday bash:
|A right Royal home|
|Marshmallows on the BBQ - delicious!|
|The National Rally, Ragley Hall, 24th to 28th May 2019
A view of the IoW centre at the National Rally at Ragley Hall. The photo probably shows a tenth of the total number of units at the rally. We are in the group bottom centre of the photo - if you look very closely, you can see us all in the group of people clustered round the SE District's BBQ (the blue and green gazebos)
And here are a few of us heading up to Ragley Hall
The Bluenose Rally April 2019 at Orchards Holiday ParkThere was a great turnout for this, the first rally of the year, 24 units were booked for the weekend.
The weather did not quite conform to the rally's name - apart from a stiff breeze for most of the weekend, we had sunshine and many rally-goers spent Saturday afternoon relaxing next to their vans.
Ron and Ann kept us mentally challenged at the evening session - Friday was a location quiz, trying to identify Island places from old photos dated from the late Victorian era up to the 1960's.
Saturday was a touchy-feeling evening - trying to identify household objects concealed in cloth bags! It was amazing how much discussion this quiz produced, and Ron had to call extra time so that all 22 objects could make their way round all the tables.
There are winners for both quizzes, but I don't think we were too concerned as to who won and who didn't - we had two great evenings.
|Anne looking smug - she knows what's Ron has in store for us!|
|The "locations" quiz generated a lot of discussion
|22 bags of unknown objects!
|What on earth is this?
The next event is the Centre's birthday rally at Havenstreet Station. This is a 3 night rally which coincides with the Railway's real ale festival and there is entertainment on each night. Further information on the railway and the entertainment can be found on their web site https://www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk/events/real-ale-festival.aspx
To book go to the "Rally info" page.
|Skittles evening at Shanklin Conservative club on 7th March 2019|
|Over 40 centre members attended the annual breakfast at Puckpool Park on Saturday 16th Feb.
It was great to see everyone again, and to welcome 4 new members to the centre.
Photographic competitionThe centre recently held a competition for the best photo to be used as the cover of our 2019 Rally Book. The winner was James Bull's photo of the beach at Steephill Cove.
Here are the entries:
|Trefor Jones||Trevor Harding
Scroll down for more photos of recent events:
Breakfast get together at Thompson's garden centre. November 10, 2018.
Priscilla the Thompson's cat, on guard against K9 intruders November 10, 2018
The AGM held at Appuldurcombe October 14, 2018
The new Chairman Jeff Johnson
being helped into his chain of office by the
David Brown October 14, 2018
Kathy Keeble previously Chairman of SW Region spoke to the
meeting and was thanked by
Glenys and David Brown for all the help she had given to the Island Centre in the past.
AGM. October 14, 2018
Chris Newey, Group head of travel services for the club, gave a
talk to Members about
the trials and tribulations of trying to get good deals with the ferry company’s serving
the island AGM. October 14, 2018
An American supper was enjoyed by Members on the Appuldurcombe AGM. Rally October 13, 2018
A wet and windy Saturday at Eddies Farm, but Members were warmed up by Sandra and Jeff’s soup kitchen
It was a wet and windy rally at Dairyman's
daughter, but this
did not spoil the celebration of 3 birthdays together
But even though there were 2 birthday cakes there was still
not enough room on them for all the candles needed to
represent the combined ages September 2018.
It was Ann and Rons thirtieth wedding anniversary whilst
they were at the Old Barn Rally
so to celebrate they kindly provided a buffet meal for Members on the Saturday evening September 8, 2018
Glenys and David presented a card and flowers in recognition of Ann and Ron's anniversary.
The theme for
this years Nettlestone Rally was Yellow, and Members
certainly took that to heart,
yellow was everywhere, even some of the dogs had yellow collars
Nettlestone Aug 2018.
John and Norma took the yellow theme very seriously
Please write your own caption for this one...............
Ukulele lessons were on hand for those who thought they would like to try and play it
very yellow dominated American supper
Sing along time, but only
to songs that mentioned yellow of course.
Nettlestone August 2018.
Even the vans got dressed up
Always popular, the baked
potato and strawberry and cream evening at Ventnor Rugby
This motley crew from the IOW Centre, sailed the seas to plunder the many delights of the Devon & Cornwall
Holiday Rally, held in Exmouth. They plundered well too, winning a top prize in a Quiz and also won the Bingo prize.
Not sure if they will be invited back next year ? July 2018
A very rare sign to
be seen in the UK. This one was in Exmouth and parking was
on the sea front and cost £25.00
for 7 days !!!!!
Chairman being scrutinized as he prepares the bacon butties
traditionaly given to Members at the Chairmans Rally
Thorncross June 2018. Picture: Lee Day
Jane burnt the midnight oil in
baking scones for the cream tea,
96 half's were decorated with jam, cream and a strawberry,
and she still found time to bake a cake too !
Thorncross, June 2018.
Sadly this was one of the last
occasions that Angela and Graham
could attend before they move to pasture's new on the mainland.
many tributes were made to them, and the "odd" gift presented
Picture: Lee Day
Ken gave Graham a model of a
car and caravan to keep in his office
as a reminder of the happy times Angela and he had experienced
with the island Centre.
Picture: Lee Day
love of black pudding for breakfast is well known amongst
so Mac gave him an industrial size one, it might last him until he goes to the mainland ?
Picture: Lee Day
a highly charged emotional atmosphere, both for Angela and
Graham and indeed
all Centre Members present, Graham explained the reasoning behind having to leave
the island, including new challenges job wise, and family matters.
Graham went on to say how Members had made them so
and how much they had enjoyed their time with the Centre.
Both Angela and Graham could have not have
been under any miss apprehension
as to how much Members valued their time with us, and how much affection and
regard was held for them.
19 vans were at the Thorncross Rally, plus many
other Members came by car not wanting to
miss this important but tinged with sadness occasion
We all wished Angela and
Graham every happiness in their new venture.
Picture: Lee Day
are not sure if the Bishop of Cirencester knows what she has
let herself in for, when
Graham is in party mode ?
Thorncross June 2018
Coffee morning, Ninham Farm May 2018.
There is of course no
such thing as a perfect Rally, or is there ? We certainly
got very close to having one
at this years 42nd Birthday Rally held at Havenstreet Railway in May 2018
had wall to wall sunshine with no high winds for three days,
Members were in good form, BBQ's were out
and well used, and judging by the sound of bottles being put in the recycling bin, many thirsts were quenched.
The new Marquee had its first outing......
......and was soon filled by Members Picture: Lee Day
Getting all set up for the Club BBQ event Picture: Lee Day
The cake is normaly cut by the Chairman on his own ! But this year ????
Nudge, nudge, wink, wink....say no more
Good entertainment in the Beer tent Picture: Lee Day
We of course had our own entertainment.......Groan
Some fine dining
Some not so fine dining Picture: Lee Day
An impromptu Boules match took place, Club Members V Havenstreet residents.....we lost.
It all got a bit too much for some people
Rally of the season was always known as the, Blue Nose
and the first Rally of this new season certainly proved the point....it was cold
But it did not put off Members attending, some even went
swimming ! Everyone
happy to be out in their vans and looking forward to an enjoyable year Rallying.
Kens choice of the Orchards and all its facilities for the
first Rally of the year,
was met with universal approval. March 23 - 25. 2018.
Well it was
billed as a fun evening and so it proved to be, when the
Chairman asked the participating Members
"would you like to have this event again ? " he was meet with a resounding YES.
Held at the Conservative Club in Shanklin helped by friendly
staff, good food and many laughs,
the evening could only be judged as a great success, many thanks were given to Glenys and David
for arranging this special and enjoyable event. March 8, 2018.
A Couple of Pin stackers
A good turnout for Breakfast at Puck pool, February 10, 2018.
Most of the talk seemed to be about looking forward to getting back on the rally fields after a dreary Winter.
New year dinner. 13th January 2018
Raffle prizes at the New Year Dinner
Some blatant advertizing at the New Year Dinner
Santa doing his rounds again, at our Butterfly World Coffee morning , December 10, 2017.
Hard working Santa needed a coffee break after all that Ho....Ho....Ho--ing.
December 10, 2017.