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Weekly reminders and news to your mailbox. By registering your email address here you can receive a weekly e-mail letting you know what rally booking dates are coming up in the next week as well as any rally and other news/updates that has been posted on the website in the last week. You can see an example of the weekly news here.

Chinese Meal


After the success of our Indian meals, why not try a Chinese meal on Tuesday 21st November from 7.30 - 8pm at Zen City, Hamlet Court Road, Westcliff on Sea.

All members, friends and family are welcome. 

The cost of your 3 course meal is £16 per person (you will need to pay for your drinks)

A raffle will be drawn during the evening and all proceeds will go to charity. All proceeds from the Charity Chinese Meal will go to the Guide Dogs for the Blind

Please contact Will or Penny if you are interested.

Thank You

I would like to thank everyone for the flowers, telephone calls, messages and texts following my recent knee op.

I am recovering, however I have a touch of sciatica at the moment which is painful, but I hope to be on the mend and see you all soon.


Sue xx

November Draw of the 100 Club

The November draw of the 100 Club took place at the Fireworks from Mayflower rally last weekend.

Number 5 was chosen and a cheque for £20 will be sent to the lucky winner shortly.

Number 56 was picked and a cheque for £10 will be sent to the runner up too.

Congratulations to them both and the December draw will take place  on the Children's Christmas Party rally.

We still have 11 100 Club tickets left to sell, so to be in with a chance to be a winner, please call or see Sue Maran for your lucky number. 

2017/18 Committee Members and their positions

Sue Maran                            Chairlady & Regional Representative
Will Thursby                          Vice Chairman & Social Secretary
David Mills                            Vice Chairman & Rally Secretary
Kevin Higgins                        Treasurer & Fishing Records
Phil Goldspink                        Secretary & Regional Representative
Paul Maran                            Assistant Rally Secretary
Beverley Walker                     Assistant Social Secretary & Sports Officer
Glenn Harper                         Press Officer
Carol Harper                          New Member Liaison 
Susanne Wiltshire                  Attendance Records
John Mack                            Veteran Sports Liaison & Assistant Rally Equipment
Jean Weller                          Webmaster including Facebook

We are also very lucky to have 2 members who are not on committee but help us out with other jobs and they are

 Geoff Appleton                      Rally Equipment Officer
Tony Harrison Smith              Assistant Webmaster (technical)

 We are also proud of our Veteran Sports Team and they are

 Sid Pickard & Joan Marks, June Eastman & Paul Langford, Margaret & John Mack, Roma & Des O'Connell and Sue & Keith Tyler.

Spare space at Thursford Rally

Hi, we have had a cancellation on the Thursford Spectacular Rally. If anybody is interested in taking this place and the tickets for the show please let June/Paul know a.s.a.p thanks.

Harry Green receives his fishing trophy

Harry Green receiving his fishing trophy

Harry Green receiving his fishing trophy from Sue Maran. Well done Harry.

Caravan & Motorhome Club BBQ Chef of the Year

Caravan & Motorhome Club BBQ Chef of the Year.

The 2018 National will see the launch of a new competition named "BBQ Chef of the Year"

The aim is to find the best themed BBQ menu (2 courses either starter/main or main/desert)

What is needed now?

You need to design a menu on A4 paper to show off what you will be cooking ie with pictures etc

This needs to be with Sue Maran no later than Monday 4th December 2017, so that they can go through to the next round for the winners to be chosen between the Anglia Region.

The 2 best menus will be chosen and the winners will then have the chance to prepare, cook and present their 2 courses at the 2018 National which is to be held at Sledmere House, Yorkshire from 25th - 30th May.

Good luck to all you budding Chefs

New 100 Club

The winners of the October draw at the AGM rally were:

No. 58 first prize of £20

No. 74 runner up prize of £10

Congratulations to them both and they will receive their cheques shortly.

We still have a few remaining numbers, so if you would like to be in for a chance to be a lucky winner please contact Sue Maran.

Trophy Winners at the AGM

Congratulations to the following for receiving a trophy at the AGM

Des O'Connell for the Sportsman of the Year

Des O'Connell getting Sportsman of the year

Jean Weller receiving the Unsung Hero award

Jean Weller getting the Unsung Hero award

Linda Christie receiving her fishing trophy

Linda Christie receiving her fishing trophy

2017-18 Committee Nominations

I am pleased to announce the following nominations have been received for the coming AGM. They are as follows:


Chairman               Susan Maran


Vice Chairman        Will Thursby & David Mills


Treasurer               Kevin Higgins


Secretary               Phil Goldspink


Committee             Paul Maran

                            Beverley Walker

                            Carol Harper

                            Glenn Harper

                            Susanne Wiltshire

                            John Mack

                            Jean Weller 


Hope to see you at the AGM.

Sue Maran

Cheque payments

Currently, if making out cheques to the Centre, could you please carry on making them payable to 'Caravan Club South Essex Centre' as we are unable to cash cheques made out to Caravan & Motorhome Club or CAMC, until further notice.

Thank you.

100 Club

The lucky winners of the August draw at the Hunstanton rally were:

No 24 first prize of £20 and
No 28 runner up prize of £10

The numbers chosen for the September draw at the Programme Presentation rally were:

No 71 first prize of £20 and 
No 87 runner up prize of £10.

Congratulations to them all and they will receive their winnings shortly.

Please note that we are now relaunching the new 100 Club so to be in for a chance of winning 12 monthly prizes of £20 or £10 for a one off payment of £5, please get your tickets from Sue Maran.

Thank you

Lynn & Ollie would like to thank the ralliers for their kindness in baking and bringing cakes for our MacMillian Coffee afternoon on our Movie rally.

Most of all they were overwhelmed by the donation of £90. Thank you all.

Additional New Year Rally

Further to the recent news item, we are pleased to be able to announce that, as the New Year Rally at Bassingborne is now full, Trevor & Carol Doore have agreed to run an additional New Year rally for 2017/18, 'New Year Fun at the Rodings', a family style new year, where all ralliers can join together and have some fun. Approx Cost £130.00. Please send £50 non refundable deposit to Carol & Trevor with a booking slip. If you do not have contact details for the marshals, please contact Carol or Trevor on 01702 292087. Cheques to be made payable to The Caravan Club, South Essex Centre.

David Mills.

Rally Sec.

Anglian Region Steam evening

Join Anglian Region for a fantastic evening travelling on a delightful steam train on the North Norfolk Railway.

Enjoy the beautiful scenery as we travel from Holt to Sheringham and back, whilst partaking in a 3 course meal along the way.

Download booking form (pdf)


Bonus Balls

Please be reminded that Bonus Balls are on sale at most rallies and are priced at just two for £1.

Please also be reminded that if the winning number has not been sold then the next taken number up will be deemed as the winner (the next number up from 59 being number 1), thus ensuring a winner every time.

Additional New Year Rally

Carol & Trevor Doore will be running a New Year Rally at Room in the Rodings.

Watch this space for further details

Rally Marshals Paperwork

It may appear that the Rally Marshals Paperwork in Excel Format is no longer available to download from the Website, however they can be accessed via a zip file, the first option on the Rally Marshal Page. This is because of Microsoft Changes, in that you can no longer run an excel programe straight from a Website (unless the Website has been approved by Microsoft). I hope this is helpful. DAVID MILLS, Rally Secretary.

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