Our Opening Meet

Discussion in 'Rally Planning Discussion and Chat' started by Jim, Sep 4, 2007.

  1. Jim

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    I would like to let our new members know about the opening meet/get-together at Bosworth Water Trust in Warwickshire on the 29th of this month. There are almost 20 members attending and we have plenty of space for a few more. It would be very nice to meet more of you and put faces to your motorhomefun names, so please do look at your calendar and see if you can make it.

    Some people that are attending have never attended a meet before, and to those wondering if a meet is for them, please be assured that they are very relaxed affairs, nothing is "organised" for you, there are no embarrassing games or initiation ceremonies, no square dancing and no one knocks on your door with an itinerary!:Err: Attending a meet is just like attending any other camp-site, the difference being that your neighbours are very friendly because you all have something in common. "MotorhomeFun" I can guarantee you will find the weekend so enjoyable you will be straight back here to our calendar to book your next one. :BigGrin: Go on, you know you want to, come along and make some new friends.
     
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    Hi Jim

    Jan and I considered joining you lot, I know it will be a great weekend but wish it were closer, there is no use me making an excuse because of work commitments, we could get the w/e off the pub, however, the cost of fuel plus the site fees makes it a rather expensive jolly. :Frown:

    Please accept our apologies, perhaps next time if the location is further South ..

    Jim n Jan
     
  3. Jim

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    Apologies accepted Jim, the diesel will always come into the equation. :Frown: When we have more members we will advertise for some volunteer meets organisers from different regions. Keith and Sharon have the Midlands well covered, but it will be nice to have gatherings of "Funners" from right down on the S coast of England up into Scotland and of course in Wales.

    Meets are generally held over a weekend and no one wants to drive for hours in Friday night traffic and then repeat it on Sunday, so meets should be as local as possible so that members can get the most out of them.

    Keith and Sharon will be able to assist any new organisers until they were up to speed with all the little things that can trip up a novice organiser. Once people realise how much fun informal meets are, I am sure they will be very popular.
     
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    Hi Jim

    Thanks for understanding, regional meets are a good idea once there are enough members in the area, a map showing each members rough location would be useful for planning..

    Cheers

    Jim
     
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    Good Idea Jim, I will look into it.
     
  6. kands

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    Hi all, especially Jim & Jim :BigGrin:
    Feeble excuse Jim :Laughing: We can have a whip round and help you with the diesel costs mate, no problemo :BigGrin: Just to remind everyone that we have organised a meet at Jims pub in Kent at the end of October, should be a real fun weekend.....
    We do have experience of organising these events and are more than happy to help anyone wishing to do similar events wherever they may be. Because we have the calendar here on Fun, it is very easy to see what is being organised and when. Meets are, as Jim has said already, VERY informal things indeed and anyone can organise one, you do not have to be special in any way. Just decide when you are going somewhere that you may enjoy some company, post it in the calendar and in the forum (with a link to the calendar of course) and wait to see if others are interested in joining you. Some have said to us that they are afraid to post a meet in case no-one shows up..... That is a valid thought, however in reality, you were going to the site anyway, so what have you lost? :BigGrin: We once organised a meet and only one other couple attended, we had a superb weekend with them, really got to know them and now we are great friends. That is one advantage of sharing your time with others.....
    We have helped others to organise meets in different parts of the country, some which we were unable to attend, and the people that did attend had a great time, so as you can see, it can be done and it is FUN.
    Please contact us if we can be of any help at all :BigGrin:
    Anyway, back on topic, we do have space left at the Opening meet and would be thrilled to see many more faces coming together, some for the first time and others just to meet up with old friends again. Nothing is arranged, no-one is expected to join in with anything, just arrive and check everyone out, make up your minds about coming out and chatting with us all and most of all just kick back and enjoy the weekend :Laughing: We have had a couple come along for a meet, and they sat in their van reading, until they saw everyone outside (in the rain....) having a chat and a laugh, when they decided to come and join us and introduce themselves, from then on they have been avid "meeters", so you can see, it really is up to the individual what they do.....
    I personally am really looking forward to meeting up with you all at The Grand Opening Meet, just hoping the weather is kind to us.....

    Keith
     
  7. justme AKA Grath

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    Where is this

    Just looked on Autoroute and cant find it. Help!!!!
    Where exactly is this meet??:Frown:
     
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    Hi matey
    The post code is CV13 6PD and the lat / long from Autoroute is
    Lat 52.62650 N
    Long 1.43702 W
    (These coordinates are for the postcode and may be a fraction out from the site itself, but I hope it gives you an idea)

    Hope this helps

    Keith
     
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    Thanks Keith,
    sorry for late reply, but we were eating.
    Will look on Autoroute!
    Thanks again
     
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    Thats OK Graham, you are allowed to eat mate :Laughing::Laughing:
    If you still have trouble, try usine the postcode in Multimap :BigGrin:

    Keith

    Ps Looking forward to meeting you there :Laughing:
     
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    Just looked it up and not far from us.
    If I remember right it is a whopping £20 per night. ( a lot for a T Class that usually wild camps)
    What is the camp site called and is it by water as the name suggests?
    Thanks
     
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    Looks good to me, but thought it was £20.
    Should we want to book, how do we do it so we are in the same area on the site?
     
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    Hi Graham
    Call the site and tell them that you are with the group on pitches 23 and up, they will know where to put you then matey :BigGrin:
    Then if you can post on here to let us know that you are booked Sharon can put your name down in the calendar :BigGrin:

    Keith
     
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    Thanks Kands, will keep you informed:Smile:
     
  16. Lindy-C

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    I just phoned and gave a credit card number for the £10 deposit. I mentioned that I wanted to be with the "group of friends" camping together that weekend and gave a few pitch numbers (you'll find them on the calendar).

    Hope this helps

    Linda

    Edit: Keith's fingers are faster than mine !
     
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    Thanks lc1962, just looking at it now and will also speak to Sam (Sammclouis)
     
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    Spoke to Sam and think yes also.
    Are we going to be the only ones with coach built???? ha ha ha:Wink::Wink:
     
  19. Jim

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    Don't think so, if you get Sam to go as well (hope you can) I think the Rv's will be outnumbered by coachbuilts. :BigGrin:

    Have you looked at the poll recently, it looks like we are getting a good mix in now :BigGrin:
     
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    Hi Jim,
    Pretty sure that Sam also will come!
    She is going to let me know later tonight.:BigGrin:
     
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