Committee News is located under Notices in the Members Area
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE RETIRED CARAVANNERS’ NEW WEBSITE
With effect from 19th July the website has been changed over to a new provider, this may cause disruption for up to seven days. You may find during this time that the site is not available, it may not work correctly or could have pages missing.
This new updated website looks very similar to our old one, which is intentional.
The main differences are as follows:-
Most importantly the site is more secure, you will see the prefix is now https:// which denotes a secure site, our old site reported Not Secure which worried some people.
The site is also written using a different method / computer language therefore if you have any RCA shortcuts on your computer you will need to delete them and make new ones.
The website can now be updated by more than one person, this is one good thing that Covid has taught us.
There is a new Members Area Login System, and the details are set out below.
New LOGIN system to enter the Members Area.
In the past you would have been issued with your Login details, but things are a little different on this new website. Firstly, I recommend you have your R.C.A. Membership number to hand and follow the instructions below.
To enter the members Area, you now need to sign up for an account.
To do this, click on either Login on the top banner or click on the members area Tab.
A sign-up page will appear.
To sign up fill in the required details including your own memorable chosen password and click on the Sign-Up button.
A message will appear advising you that your request has been sent, it can take up to 48 hours for you to be accepted. You will receive notification when your request has been accepted.
If you are not a member or your membership has lapsed, you will be denied an account.
Once you have been accepted go to Login and click on “already a member Login” enter your log-in details which are your email address and your chosen password, click LOGIN and you should then be able to access the Members Area.
It is a large website and there could be a few glitches or links that may not work. If you experience any problems, please contact the Webmaster by filling in the enquiry form on the contact page with a brief description of the issue.
I do hope you like this new site and find it easier to navigate and find what you are looking for.
Any comments or suggestions would be most welcome, good, or bad.
********** What Else is New ***********
We have now introduced a new Rally Booking Form which is fillable using your computer. Just go to the members area and you will find the rally booking form available on several pages, click on the button and the form will come up.
If you wish, you can fill this form in on your computer by clicking on each field and entering your text, then print it or save and send a copy to the appropriate rally officer by email if the listing allows.
If the rally listing in the book or on the website advises that the rally officer is accepting payment by bank transfer, send the rally officer the form by email stating you wish to pay by bank transfer and they will reply with their bank details. Alternatively call the rally officer first. Only send the form by email if you are going to pay direct into the bank.
Not available for the National Rally booking form.
MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN
It has been brought to my attention that there are rumours going around our rallies and other caravan clubs that our Association is on the verge of folding. I can categorically state that these rumours are entirely untrue, and the RCA is most certainly not closing.
I can understand how this may have been misinterpreted by some members following the email when we requested members to come forward to fill the up-coming vacancies on the Committee.
However, I can assure you that volunteers have come forward and we will have a full complement of Executive members at the National Rally AGM. Even in difficult times our membership has continued to increase with over 100 new members this season. It is important for the Association that a stop is put to these rumours.
Rob Wilks (Chairman)
NATIONAL RALLY 2021 WOODLAND WATERS
I am pleased to let you know that Pam and I have been able to secure additional professional entertainers for your enjoyment at the National Rally to make it even more special.
We are really looking forward to the three performances, as well as Clive Rudd who is performing at the
Sapphire Anniversary Evening.
Plus an evening of Magic.
There are still places available so don’t miss out and book now.
Following a recent Executive Committee meeting I am pleased to inform our members and guests, that due to many rallies being cancelled last season and the continuing uncertainty of the Covid situation and some site closures, the Committee have decided that all 2021 memberships, existing or new, will automatically be extended until 31st December 2022. If over the next two years your details change ie address, email, then please advise the Membership Secretary so that our records can remain up to date.
It is important that if you are thinking of attending a rally it would be appreciated if you could book early rather than wait until nearer the time as low bookings may mean cancellation of the rally. At present deposits are not being banked until nearer the rally date, however if the rally is cancelled for low numbers or Covid reasons, deposits will be returned.
We are still hopeful that the majority of our rallies this season will be able to go ahead as planned. Please look at our website which is updated regularly.
For anyone who is not a member and would like to join now, your membership will run from the date you joined until 31st December 2022. Join online now by going to the Join page and follow the instructions, it’s as easy as that or download a Membership application Form and send it to the Membership Secretary with your Cheque.
Rob Wilks (Chairman)
Updated Rally Information Available in NOTICES
In the Members Area
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE 2021 RALLIES
Due to the uncertainty regarding Covid-19 Government requirements for the next rally season, the Committee have made a decision to make all rallies for 2021 “Free and Easy Rallies” except for the National rally in September. This means there will be No social meetings or catering of any kind, no halls or venues will be booked for socials to take place and the rally price will reflect this.
It is proposed that if at any time the Government rules are relaxed the Rally Officers will endeavour to put on social activities during the rally as agreed by the Committee, these proposed activities may be included in the rally listing but not included in the rally price therefore there may be a small supplement to pay if they are to go ahead. A full refund will be made for any cancellations made by the Committee or cancellations from members due to Covid-19 related reasons.
All rallies, if on a commercial sites will be run in accordance with the sites own Covid Secure rules which must be strictly adhered to and rallies held using our exemption certificate (agricultural and sports club fields) will have a full risk assessment carried out by our Area Organisers and any recommendations will put into practice to keep us all safe. We are hoping that by September 2021 we will be able to run a normal as possible National Rally with Entertainment and Social gatherings, you will be advised of any changes to our rallies by Email or Post and also posted on this website.
Thank you for your understanding. The Committee.
More detailed information is available for members on the NOTICES page in the Members Area
Message from our Webmaster
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