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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

Alfresco meetings

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 Park

There 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

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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.


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Photographic competition

The 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:

David Lumley



Lee Day




Trefor Jones Trevor Harding
Debbie Lumley



James Bull


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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 old   retiring Chairman
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

                                                                                                                                                                                                    October 2018

 

 

 

                                                                

                       

                                                                        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              

 

 

 

 

                                                                 

                                                                      A 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 Club,
                                                                    

                                                                                                                                                                                                        July 2018.

 

                                         

                                                         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 !!!!!

 

 

 

 

                                                                         

                                                   

                                                        The 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

                                 

 

                                        

                                                                            Grahams love of black pudding for breakfast is well known amongst Centre Members, 
                                                                    so Mac gave him an industrial size one, it might last him until he goes to the mainland ?

                                                                                                                                                                                                       Picture: Lee Day

 

 

                                       

                                

 

                                                        In 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 welcome
                                                        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

                                                

 

                                     

                                                         We 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

                                                             We 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

 

 

 

                                                             

                                                   The first Rally of the season was always known as the, Blue Nose Rally,
                                                                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. 

 

 

                                

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