Rallies Home Page
It has often been quoted that Club
Rallies are the life blood of the club. On this page you can view
photos and read reports of the latest rallies or look up a rally that
has happened previously. Thinking ahead, you can see the rallies that
are planned for next year.
Gobur Owners' Club
There is always a requirement for
new rally organisers. Organising and running a rally is not
particularly difficult - perhaps the hardest task is finding a suitable
site to run the rally. On the Rally
Sites Ideas page there is a list of possible sites. In the Club's
,advice is offered on choosing a caravan site. There is also help on
designing a booking form, rally administration, rally activities you may
want to run, plus many other subjects are covered in the Guidelines.
EXPERIENCES RUNNING A RALLY by Wendy Wright
With the hope of
encouraging more people to have a go at running a rally I
thought I would share Keithís and my experiences.
Firstly, I certainly do not
profess to be an expert (we have only run 3 rallies with
another lined up for next year), plus everyone who runs a
rally deserves a pat on the back, however they arrange it and
the choice is of course, theirs.
My other half Keith is as much part of the rally as myself and
without him it wouldnít go ahead, but the organisation I do and
that is why I am writing this.
Being `keep it simple` sort of people, we made a few changes to
the norm and found these invaluable in making the whole
experience a lot easier so I will list below
The tradition has always been to collect a deposit from everyone
then later on collect the balance. By doing this you have
to keep a good record of what is going on. Money going in
and out of your account. Making sure you pay the site
We wanted to get away from this, so last year, this year and
next yearís rally we have got the sites to agree to take
deposits and the balance is paid on arrival by each
member. This way the only money we deal with is the `rally
MEAL ON MONDAY NIGHT
Same again more or less. Get restaurant to agree to
everyone paying for their own meal (they would have to do that
if separate couples came in). This again saves collecting
money from people and having the burden of being responsible for
a load of cash.
We cannot take credit for this one, Keith Wilkinson was the
first person I know to have done it.
Change coffee mornings to `coffee evenings`. This way if
you want to get out early you can, or if you want a lay-in you
can. This benefits the members and rally organisers
alike. This way you can all meet up at night and have a
LIMIT THE NUMBERS
Our rallies are on the small side and thatís how we like
them. Other brave souls have unlimited numbers, but that
isnít for usÖ..less work.
We have enjoyed running our rallies and of course enjoyed
attending others. We all have different ideas and some people
have really surpassed themselves at arranging different
activities on their rallies. As lovely as these things
are, you donít have to feel you have to do the same, you can
keep it really simple, like we do. After all, the main
objective is getting a group of us together for a relaxing time.
One activity that is common to all
rallies is coffee mornings for 20+ members. The
club has two urns which can be borrowed. The Urn Page shows who has requested
an urn and for which rally. To request an urn contact the webmaster or a
member of the committee (click here). The
urns are normally transported via a member attending your rally and the
last rally to use the particular urn.