The Chairman in 1962 when the Derbyshire Centre was founded. Two piece suit with short trousers (not much has changed!)
CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE. JANUARY 2020
A happy 2020 to you all. I think the new decade begins next year, I’m never sure, hopefully someone will confirm this.
Joking aside, the end of 2018 and into 2019 being my first year as Chairman of the Centre, has been very eventful and filled with many memories, mostly good but with the inevitable sadness due to the relentless march of time. I always look to the future and with this in mind, I ask myself, " is there a budding Chairman out there bursting with enthusiasm and new ideas to lead the Centre into its 60th year?" Answers to the Chairman please.
The Centre requires three more members to make up a full Committee. If you think you can help, come forward and join our happy band of decision-makers. Members of our Centre are welcome, by prior arrangement, to come and sit in at Committee meetings and see how we function. This could be a good insight for those thinking of joining the Committee in the future to see how the Centre operates.
There has been a few new additions to our Centre Rules for this year which have come from HQ.
The first clarifies the flying of drones, and the second regards the the length of dog leads whilst on rallies. Please feel free to read these in full on our website under Centre Rules.
We have a varied rally program for this year but require Marshals for some rallies. It would be nice to see some new intrepid members taking up this challenge. Committee members and seasoned ralliers are always on hand to assist if required. Contact the Rally Secretary if you can help. Go on, give it a try.
We are always looking for new rally venues, or ones we haven’t visited recently. They don’t have to be in our county, but within a reasonable distance for a weekend rally. These can also run for up to 5 days in length if further afield. Again, contact the Rally Secretary.
I look forward to seeing many of you over the coming months on a rally. Please feel free to contact me by phone or email if you have a question to ask regarding the Centre or just a natter about anything,
John Strutt, Chairman. 07796177473