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                                                        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. 

 

 

                                         

 

                                                                                                                       Next years charity for the IW CAMC Centre is “The Friends of the Animals”

                                                                                            Pictured is Helen Sinclair Founder of the charity who was given an MBE in recognition
                                                                                            of the work she has done for all types of animals over many years.
                                     

                                                                                              Ken's dog Boo, and Mac's dog Lucy, both came from The friends of the Animals

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Picture: Lee Day

 

 

                                                     

 

                                                                                        Helen Sinclair gave a brief talk to Members, on the work the charity Friends of the Animals is involved in.

                                                                                        Members enjoyed a very filling breakfast at the Chequers Country Inn Rookley.             November 4, 2017

 

 

                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                       The AGM. Held at Appuldurcombe. October 15, 2017.                            Picture: Lee Day

 

                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                      Cheque presented to the Kissy Puppy Charity.    Picture: Lee Day

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                            A surprisingly high number of entrants for the photographic competition at the AGM

     

                                                                                                                                                 

               

                                                                                        David presenting the Photographic shield to Rosie and Mike ,
                                                                                        winners of this years photographic competition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Picture : Lee Day

 

                                                                                                                        

                                                                                                                                                                    A good spread for the American Supper at the AGM

 

 

 

                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                       A Good turnout for this years penultimate Rally at  Eddies Farm.  October 2017

 

                                        

                                                  Sandra and Jeff really pulled out all the stops on this Rally, even providing Members with a baked potato supper

 

 

                                                                                                 

                                                                                                      An Eddies Farm Rally would not be the same without a bonfire,
                                                                                  and this year we had toasted Marshmallows too.....

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                                                                                  Flag at Eddies turned out to be one of the longest some Members have experienced,  no one left early,
                                                                           most seemed to be reluctant to leave at all, enjoying the very  good weather, good company, and the
                                                                           excellent organisational skills of Sandra and Jeff and their helpers which helped to make this rally
                                                                           a truly memorable one for all participants

 

                                                           

                                                                    Members organized a surprise gathering for Glenys and David after they had renewed their marriage vows at

                                                                            All Saints Church Ryde, in celebration of their Golden Wedding Anniversary        September 30, 2017

 

                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                              The happy couple         September 30, 2017.                         

 

            

  Debbie looks up, seeking divine inspiration, on how she should cut the cake for so many people

 

 

                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                                                                                  All sorted .........

 

 

                                                                                  

                                                                                  Of course Mike could not resist it,  playing the Holy Trinity Church Organ   September 30, 2017

 

                                                        

                                                              David performs his Birthday song and dance act on the refurbished trailer floor            Picture: Sandra Johnson

 

 

                                                           

                                                               Rosie and Mike can always be relied on to provide great entertainment on occasions but at the Nettlestone Rally they really

                                                              excelled themselves. Choosing a 60s music theme and joined by Geoff,Veronica and Andy they soon had Members singing along

                                                              to old 60s popular songs.Some Members even dressed up in their “old gear” Nettlestone August 2017

                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                          Marlene and Lee really looked the part for the evening

 

 

                                                                                        

                                                                                      Marlene's psychedelic flares

 

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                            On full song …........  Nettlestone August 2017

 

 

                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                            Paradise Cottage.  Eight units attended                          Picture. Cyndi

 

                                                              

                                                                                                                                  American supper at Paradise Cottage                                      Picture Cyndi

                                                                                                                                                                                     

 

                                                                             

                                                             

 

                                                                             Becoming known as the “fall guy” in the club, Ken missed the Thorn X Rally due to injuries sustained in a fall  at

                                                                             Ventnor Ruby Club, hence a visit to St Mary's was the high light of his Rally

                                                                            His face was a picture when the nurse offered him a real zimmer frame to help him go to Xray

 

 

                                                                     

                                                                                                             View from one of the many walks around  our Rally at Ventnor Rugby Club.  July 2017   Picture: Rosie & Mike

 

 

                                                                What Members enjoyed at our Saturday evening get together at Ventnor Rugby Club.

 

 

                                         

                               We had two Birthdays to celebrate at the Rugby club, Delia Hebeon who was 21 (again?) and Boo the dog who was 9,

                                                                 Boo even had a cake, and of course she shared it with all the Members afterward.  July 2017.