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Ambleside meet 2014
For the fourth year running Ambleside blessed us with lovely weather, so as we have booked again for 2015 let’s hope we continue our good fortune.
Eleven motorhomes arrived on the rugby Club site and once everyone had settled in we got together in the clubhouse on Friday evening for a beetle drive, with jacket potatoes and various fillings for supper. The beetle was again, a riot of yelling and laughter, groans and complaints. There were more complaints that the quiz was too difficult but it sorted the brains from the cabbages, to no benefit really, as the winners were made with their beetle drive points. All good fun.
During the week, different pals went their own way, some walking, some fell hiking, sailing on the lakes or shopping.
You may have read about or remember last year’s Chinese takeaway fiasco, well our new TAKE AWAY PROCUREMENT OFFICER Tony charity took charge this year and everything was perfectly executed
Everyone got what they ordered on time no messing. Well done Tony.
The AGM on Saturday 25th was a bit scary as we had no volunteers to replace committee members who had stood down. The point of no return was looming until Jean Horsfall and her husband Mike Brunt came to the rescue in the nick of time. Jean is our new chair for 2014/2015 and Mike is our general secretary for 2014/2015.Thank you so much for getting the club back on track.
The new website was introduced to members in a specially arranged presentation by Liz Clement, web designer, which allayed members’ fears and reservations about the change.
Once the new format is established we are sure that more interest and activity will be generated, but of course that depends on the use that members give it. Do you have anything to say or share with other members, tales of travels, motoring problems or tips, recipes, funnies, get posting on the forum and help it on its way.
Finally, one funny to share with you. You may remember last year at Ambleside meet , we gave a “plonker “ award for the daftest mistake. We didn’t repeat it this year which was unfortunate as a prime candidate would have been Ed Watson. By kind permission he has agreed to let you in on his “plonker” moment.
Ed had mislaid a vital piece of his online banking password in the form of a key pad. He’d used it one evening whilst having his usual cheese sandwich supper. He became very anxious next morning when it couldn’t be found anywhere, he searched the rugby pitch around his van, turned out all the cushions and cupboards, to no avail. As evening came, it was again cheese sandwich time, but what did he find in the fridge under the cheese HIS ACCESS KEYPAD !!!! a little chilly but no worse for its day in the cooler. The sigh of relief was huge, or was it of exasperation? Thanks for that Ed.
A big THANK YOU to all who attended another fun filled week, and again to Jean and Mike, and of course to Francoise, our newest member who volunteered to become the new website moderator. Your support is so much appreciated.
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