Hello Friends and Fellow Campers
Happy New Year to you all!! I hope you all had a good Christmas and managed to escape from the colds and flu that seems to have been going around.
We all enjoyed a good New Year at Storthes Hall Park with a good programme of events organised by Christine Wood and her team of helpers. Le Mans disco entertained us on New Year’s Eve and we celebrated the New Year in our usual lively way!!
We started our camping season early this year with the photographic weekend at Kirkburton being held last weekend. Michael and I were stewarding and the weather was not kind in the week following New Year!! We had snow, gales, hail and lots of rain!! Despite this we welcomed 15 units to the site (9 from Huddersfield DA and 6 visitors). After a very windy Friday night we all enjoyed the weekend. Christine provided a picture quiz on Friday evening and we all got together in the clubroom. Lee, Amy and family, ( some of our visitors from Leeds DA ) had a good computer app and also kept us entertained with playing “Heads up” a type of computer ”articulate” game against the clock.
A group of campers went into the hall Saturday afternoon and Pauline kindly offered to share her crochet skills and her patterns with us. Thank you!!
The photographic evening was very well attended and Margaret and John Inman very kindly provided a hot beef sop supper and lots of cakes to celebrate John’s forthcoming retirement. Thank you!! It was delicious!!
There were lots of entries in the competition and Ray and Pauline did a sterling job of judging the competition and then going through the entries giving tips and advice. Thank you Ray and Pauline once more for joining us as our Guest Judges, I did not envy you having to choose the winners as there were some very good entries this year.
The trophy for the best set of four prints (theme of “Pattern”) was once again won by Lesley Cobb!! The trophy for the best individual print of the year was won by Paul Wood. Congratulations to both of you!!
The evening was concluded with the raffle and two videos of earlier Easter and New Year meets with HDA. Thanks to Tony Nelson for making and bringing these along for our enjoyment.
Coffee was served on Sunday morning and people slowly wended their way back home after a very enjoyable weekend. Thank you Ann for helping Michael with the coffee morning!!
We had our first committee meeting of 2015 this week and discussed lots of forthcoming events. Our next meet is a booked meet at Eden Camp, Malton on the 6th February. This meet is on hardstanding and the fees include entry into the Eden camp museum so is very good value. There is a social on Saturday evening with a World War 11 theme and you can dress up for the evening if you want to!!
On the 20th February we are camping at Skipton Auction Mart (again on hardstanding), always a good idea at this time of year!! We have use of the room on Saturday evening and will be having a get together then.
Bookings will shortly be opening for our very popular Easter Meet at York racecourse. This is a fully booked meet and there will be a full programme of entertainment over the long weekend.
Advance notice:- there is a race night on Saturday and the theme this year is “Arabian nights” if you want to be looking for fancy dress!!
Our AGM is on the 7th March. The DA are camping at the Ukrainian club, Huddersfield and the AGM is on the Saturday afternoon in the hall. There will be a social on Saturday evening so please come and join us for the weekend. We will be needing some new blood on our committee as there are some vacancies. If you are interested in joining us on the committee please have a word with Roman, Lynda or myself.
John has almost completed his list of stewards for 2015 meets but there are still one or two meets left if you want to have a go at stewarding. It is good fun and a good way to get to know people and our DA do appreciate your support and give the steward a free weekend camping when they steward for us. If you are willing to offer your help please see John Sheddon.
For further up to date details about our meets/ events have a look on our web site www.huddersfield-da.co.uk
If I can help in any way I can be contacted via e-mail:- Bernie9012@aol.co.uk
Hope to see you all soon.
Best wishes, Bernie Boryslawskyj (PRO)