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Christmas Social

RCBDA will be holding our  Christmas Social on Saturday 16th December at 1930 at the Cornerstone Community Centre, Wokingham, RG40 1UE 
Father Christmas 🎅 will be on hand with presents for the children, please let him know about any children coming so he has the right sized sack! Email him at santa.rcbda@gmail.com before 11th December so his elves have time to get things ready.
Music, quizzes and possibly a raffle will be available, all you need are your refreshments and nibbles.

From the Sites Officer. . .

Big thanks to Graham and June for stewarding Mapledurham this weekend. Only 10 units out but the weather I am sure put a few off.
Only 5 meets left but plenty to enjoy and look forward to.
Anne and Andy welcome us to Paddock View, Copythorne on Friday 21st July and the THS runs until Sunday 30th. An excellent flat site in the New Forest National Park. The New Forest Show from Tuesday 25th until Thursday 27th is well worth a visit and is just a few miles away, the other side of Lyndhurst. Site fees are £10 pun. I understand that a fish and chip van might be calling in on Tuesday.
Our next meet is our THS at Wellington Country Park, Friday the 11th to Monday the 28th August. Site fees are £19 pun. Judy and Jacky are opening the site with occasional help from Kevin and Tony. Pack your dancing shoes because we welcome back our Bank Holiday Saturday Disco. So the marquee should be up which gives room to socialise whatever the weather.
Our Feast of Lanterns then takes place at Warren Wood Farm from the 8th to 10th September. A new site last year and pleased to say that the Dew Drop Inn is open and is only a picturesque walk through the woods. Theme for decorations on Saturday evening is ‘Nursery Rhymes’ so plenty of scope for your imagination. Food will be served after the judging. Site fees £11 pun.
We invite Aylesbury Vale DA to join us at Abingdon Vale Cricket Club from Wednesday 20th September to Sunday 1st October. Always a very well attended meet. A lovely historic town on the doorstep and next to the river Thames. Site fees are £12 pun.
Finally and as usual we sign off at Bridge Villa, Wallingford. 6th to the 8th October. Another historic town next to the Thames. Electric hook up is included in the site fees of £25 pun. Booking is essential as we are limited to 25 units. I will post again when I know the booking arrangements.
So much to look forward to so if you haven’t been out this year with the DA hopefully there is something here to tempt you?
Best regards
Kevin 16/7/2023

EASTER MEET -ACTIVITIES FOR ALL THE FAMILY!!!

Fairthorne Manor has a number of Easter themed activities running over the weekend:-

  • Easter Chick Trail 1st-16th April: this starts and finishes at the café/reception at the campsite. £3 per child (aimed at under-10s)
  • Easter Farm Saturday 8th April 2pm-4pm: running from the marquee outside reception (£7 per child must be booked in advance as 30 mins farm slots
  • Easter Brunch & Egg Hunt 10th April 10.30am-12pm £16 per child £10 per adult
  • Free den building area in the woods beside the campsite 
  • Orienteering course (£2 per map)  available at all times and for all ages.
  • Craft hire on the river as the tides are favourable – times, prices and booking link here 
    You can also launch your own paddle boards kayaks etc but there is a launch fee per day.
    There are no specific teen only programmes, but a few options which families can do together.

More details of all activities  are here.

Southern Region celebrates 50 years!

Yes – the Region has reached its half century, and to celebrate is laying on an anniversary meet 6th – 10th July at Winchester Rugby Club.  4 days’ camping with live entertainment laid on.

Booking forms are available to download here.  For more info follow  the QR code. Pitches are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. First come first served!!!

RCBDA Skittles Evening 21st January 2023

After Christmas we thought we would organise something for the adult members.  (I won’t say grown ups, as some of us still have a way to go!)
A Skittles Evening has been booked at Pinewood Cafe, Pinewood Leisure Centre, Old Wokingham Road, Wokingham, RG40 3AQ.
We have exclusive use of the skittle room but share the bar which is in an adjacent room. Plenty of parking but no camping.
Please arrive for 6.30pm, skittles will start at 7pm and food will be served at 8pm. Food choices are:-
  • Beef Lasagne
  • Chilli and Rice
  • Vegetarian Lasagne
Salad and French Bread is included
It will cost £16.50 per head and there is a pay bar.
 
If you wish to attend please email ‘treasurer.rcbda@gmail.com’ with your names and food choices by the 13th January.  Kevin our treasurer will reply confirming your booking and provide you with our bank details so that you can pay in advance.

Christmas Party – 10th December

RCBDA invite you to their 2022 Christmas Party on Saturday December 10th at the Cornerstone Community Hall, Norreys Avenue, Wokingham, from 1900 till 2230.

Please bring your own food and drinks. There will be background music with games and a present for the children from Santa Claus. There will also be quizzes and a raffle.

Santa needs to know how many children will be coming so he can organise his elves to bring presents for them. Please let him know by text as soon as possible:- Roy Williams on 07402 173123 will pass the messages on to the North Pole.

2022 Annual General Meeting

Don’t forget our upcoming Annual General Meeting on 5th February at Our Lady of Peace Church Hall,  Earley starting at 1400 (please arrive by 1330). 

We need a minimum of 15 members to attend for the meeting to be quorate.  Please don’t forget to bring your current membership cards.

We still need a Social Secretary and Equipment Officer, so if you are keen to join the committee , please make sure to let us know, and get someone to nominate you on the day.