Centre Membership

Please note that your Centre Membership is not automatically renewed when you renew your Caravan Club Membership. You must tell the Caravan Club that you want to renew your membership with the West Scotland Centre.
Renewal can be done by phone, letter or via Caravan club website

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Chairmans Report

Here we are entering Summer hopefully, the sun has certainly been shining brightly and with warmth towards our West Centre Rallies so far this year with perhaps the exception of our 'Spring by the Sea 2 Rally' at Drum Mohr Holiday Park in March where we had a visit from the Snow Fairy who threatened to keep us all there until the Monday. However, she relented, and the Snow melted enough to allow us all to go home safely on the Sunday as planned.
My thanks go to Graeme and Catherine Hollinsworth, John and Maria Murray and Dann and Sheila Cronn for all of their hard work in finding a great place to eat in Whitecraig called 'The Merkat Grill'.a Dog Friendly Restaurant!!
Next, we had our 'Peaceful Easter Rally' run at the 'Clachan' CAMC Site over the Easter weekend hosted by Peter and Jennifer Hamilton who were ably assisted (or hindered) by Morris and Audrey Whitehead. The weather held fair all weekend giving us all a chance to see the Killin Countryside at it's Spring Best. We enjoyed a lovely meal out on The Saturday evening in Killin, great food and wine saw us gathering in the adjoining bar for a blether and some light-hearted fun. Sunday saw all the 'Big Kids' participating in an Egg Decorating Competition followed by Egg Rolling Competition all put together by Jennifer, I for one had a great time getting covered in paint, glue and Glitter.and I have still got my Egg!!
Two weeks later saw us basking in the sun outside our vans and awnings at our Newly Resurrected 'Ladies Rally' - 'Doon at the Woods' run by Leslie Ogston and Val Brownlee assisted by Mike Ogston and Robert Brownlee at The Woods Caravan Park, Fishcross. The Goddess must surely have been smiling serenely over events that weekend as we all took part in 'Afternoon Tea with Prosecco' on the field. Leslie, Val and friends provided us all with lots of delicious sandwiches and home-baked cakes a veritable feast. Once again, we managed to get our Awning down dry.
The 68th Scottish Caravan Club National Rally, this year hosted by the East Centre at Kelso also saw us all basking in the Sunshine, though I have to say that for Eric and I the whole weekend went past in a bit of a blur and along with many others that weekend we never actually made it into the town of Kelso itself. I for one was very proud of our West Centre Sports Team, we came 3rd this year out of the 7 Scottish Centres. I take this opportunity to apologise for the somewhat haphazardly invites to participate in our Team, a result of a misunderstanding on my part as to who invited people to take part. I thought it was the Job of the Team Coach to pick his team when in fact it was apparently up to me.I never said I was perfect.I have learned from my error and Goddess willing, next year you are all invited to put your name forward to be part of the Winning Team.
My congratulations go to Margaret Divine and her very hard-working East Centre Committee and friends, on a very well run 68th Scottish National. Any hints and tips for next year will be received with open arms.
I often get accused of writing 'War and Peace' but I was asked to keep our Centre Web-page updated with a few words from the Chair.
I never imagined myself, ever, to be at the helm of our West Centre, when I took it on I said I would try my best to move our Centre forward. My vision was and is for the West to be an open, friendly and welcoming Centre taken forward by an open, friendly and welcoming team working hard for our Members.
I try to listen to all of those around me with more experience than I and forge my own decisions, I am learning that I cannot please everybody all of the time, I try to be inclusive and afford others respect for their opinions in the hope that we can come to amicable working agreement as to the way Our West Centre should proceed, I never said I would get it right all of the time "I'm only human after all"(The Rag and Bone Man) and therefore prone to mistakes.
We shall be looking for people to come along and join our small Committee at our AGM in September, if you can spare a couple of hours every 2 months (possibly more often into 2019), have a sense of humour and would like to be part of our Team, please get in touch via e-mail or facebook.
I look forward to meeting friends old and new on a Rally Field soon.
Kind Regards
Linda Williamson
Chairman

New Facebook Page

The West Centre Committee is pleased to announce that we have a new Facebook Group up and open as of today Wednesday 12th April.
We welcome Members Conversation and any Caravanning related pictures and look forward to receiving them.

What can we offer you?

The West Centre would be delighted to welcome you, and your family to any of our rallies listed in our 2017 programme of events. We organise some long weekends and Holiday Rallies to coincide with local school and area breaks. Our aim is to promote a relaxing break with like-minded people who share a love of caravanning and socialising.

What is a rally?

Centre Rallies are organised events, where Caravan Club members meet for weekends or holidays, to pursue their various interests, and have some fun along the way. The chief rally officer is the person, along with his/her team, responsible for organising and running the rally; this includes arranging the site and services, putting up the Centre's direction signs to the venue, and all the social events. Most of our Centre rallies have a social evening, which may include dancing, quizzes, games, bingo, and even barbeques in the warmer evenings. You are free to join in any of the activities or simply relax and do your own thing. Being a member of "The Caravan Club", means that you would be able to join a rally being run by any Centre, which can be very useful when going to, or returning home from your holidays, or you may just wish to visit other Centre areas. Details of all rallies are listed in the Club Magazine and copies of most Centre Handbooks are held by our Centre's Rally Secretary.

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