2018 AGM

Chiltern’s latest rally: Padworth, the AGM

The AGM of the Chiltern Group was held on the weekend of the 12/14th of October at Padworth
village hall.

There were thirty two vans in attendance of which four were visitors.  The weekend started well
with a get together in the hall and a thirty question quiz from Emlyn, enough said.

On Saturday the meeting commenced with a report from the outgoing Chairperson, Maggie, who
said that her time at the helm had been a pleasant one. Other committee members gave their
reports all of which were in a positive tone which bodes well for the future, then with the exception
of Robin and Emlyn the old committee stood down.
At this point it is always a tad worrying as to whether anyone will step into the breach, no worries
we had plenty of volunteers and all positions were filled all of which is good for the future of the
Our new chair, Mick Mead, who it must be said has previous in the job outlined his ideas for the
future.  Mention must be made of the outgoing treasurer, Paul Prebble, who stood down after
fourteen years on the committee, there’s commitment.  I think he has earned his retirement and
thanks for keeping the books in order for the last few years.  Maggie was presented with a gift voucher
and thanks for her time at the helm and continuing to smile through all the things that get thrown
at a chairperson during their tenure.
Some sad news, after forty seven years our President and lady are retiring and selling their van.
Del and Bet we will miss you, but on the bright side someone else may now have a chance to win
the odd raffle prize.  We will miss their smiling faces. They have asked to become associate
members so we will not lose touch with them.
There was a lively members meeting with many positive comments and proposals, so all in all the
future looks rosy.
Special request from Robin – No. 2 shelter is outstanding, if any one knows its whereabouts
please let him know, someone must have it!
The meeting over, the sun was blazing down, shorts and tee shirt weather in October what next?
The evening entertainment was as brilliant as it was last time, courtesy of Emlyn’s organisation, good
Elvis impersonator, greatly enjoyed by all.

Sunday coffee and biscuits and then home in the pouring rain and high winds, what a difference a
day makes. Happy camping one and all.
Peter Randall

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