North London Centre

Caravan Club

CARAVAN CLUB - NORTH LONDON CENTRE BYE-LAWS

RULES FOR THE RALLY FIELD

DISCLAIMER NOTICE

The following Disclaimer Notice applies to ALL rallies, Socials and Meetings of the North London Centre:-


All persons attending functions with this Centre do so entirely at their own risk, NO RESPONSIBILITY for Persons or Property is accepted by the Organisers or The Caravan Club


1. The CARAVAN CLUB LTD rules Governing Centres shall apply in full.

2. Hereafter the NORTH LONDON CENTRE will be referred to as ‘The Centre’ and the Caravan Club Ltd will be referred to as ‘The Club’.

3. Annual General Meeting

    The Annual General Meeting of the centre shall be held in October each year, but may be varied by one month.  The date of the AGM will be     announced in the year’s rally book.

4. Officers

    The Officers of the Centre shall be:

    Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer.

5. Committee

    a) The Committee shall comprise of a minimum of SIX members.

    b) Three Committee places shall be reserved for the Centre posts of: Honorary Rally Secretary, Honorary Social Secretary, Webmaster.         Nominations for these posts will be voted upon before the results for the remainder of the Committee are cast.

    c) If no nominations are received for these posts, the Centre will vote for sufficient Committee members to make up the total, including the         Honorary Rally Secretary, Social Secretary and Webmaster posts, to the minimum of SIX.

6. Eligibility for Nominations as Officer or Committee Member.

    a) Only Club members who have submitted their Centre Events Card to the Honorary Secretary shall be eligible for nomination.

    b) No Centre members shall be nominated or elected unless he or she has attended a minimum of TEN rallies of the Centre in the previous         rally season, unless there are extenuating circumstances due to, for example: the members employment which may preclude him or her         from completing the necessary number of rallies.  The Centre to decide the nature of the circumstances offered by a member.

    c) The Officers and Committee shall retire annually at the AGM.  Centre members may stand for election as many times as they wish and         elected Committee members and Officers may continue indefinitely.

7. Quorum

     A quorum of the Officers and Committee (hereafter called the ‘Committee’) shall be SIX members.

8. Committee Meetings

     Committee meetings will be held monthly on a time, date and location which will be determined by the majority of the committee.

9. Minutes

    a) Minutes of the Committee meetings shall be issued to each member of the committee and will be confidential.

    b) Extracts of the minutes will be published in the Centre’s Newsletter ‘TURN AGAIN’ at least four times a year.

10. Competitions

     a) The Centre’s Annual Competitions shall comprise of:

          i  The Timmat Trophy - Boules  - Singles

         ii   The D & G Trophy - Boules - Mixed Doubles

        iii   The Junior Fishing Trophy

       iiii    The Teenage Fishing Trophy

        iv   The ‘Double M’ Trophy - Volleyball

        vi   The Millenium Trophy

        and shall be held on dates to be notified in the rally book.

    b) Only Centre members and members of their famillies residing with them shall be eligible to take part in competitions.

11. Presentations subject to AGM motions

      a) Centre members who have attended TEN Centre rallies in the current season ( the AGM shall count as the first rally and the rally preceding           the following AGM shall count as the last) shall receive a FELLOWSHIP PLAQUE.  Centre members who attend FIFTEEN or more rallies in           the current season shall receive a special FRIENDSHIP PLAQUE.

     b)  Each Centre member who completes 100, 200, 300 etc Centre Rallies shall on application, receive a Commemorative Plaque.  This shall           be operative from the formation of the North London Centre in 1967.

    c)   Members must spend at least one night in their caravans at a Centre Rally site in order to qualify for the attended to count.

    d)   Where a Centre holiday Rally is split over two different venues for 7 or more days, then it will be classed as a maximum of TWO            attendances.

    e)   The National Rally, FICC International Rallies, Home Counties Invitation Rally, Scottish and Welsh National Rallies shall count as a Centre            Rally.

    f)   A Committee Badge, mounted in a plaque shall be presented to each Officer and Committee member at the conclusion of each year of          office.

12. Rallies

     ‘RULES FOR THE RALLY FIELD’ and ‘NOTES FOR RALLY OFFICERS’ are published in the Centre’s Rally Book.  These Rules and Notes shall form       an integral part of these Bye-Laws.

13. Rally Officers

      a)   A ‘RALLY OFFICERS’ guide is issued to each Rally Officer personally a a copy is held by each Committee member.  This guide shall form             an integral part of these Bye-Laws.

      b)   During each season a list of rallies for the following season will be published.  Members wishing to act as Rally Officers may nominate             themselves to run a rally.

      c)   Where more than one member wishes to run a particular rally, a draw will be held at the Rally Officers Meeting, the date of which will be             decided by the committee.

14. Social Events

      a)   Social functions to be held at a Rally must include the whole family.  This shall not Apply to the Annual Dinner and Dance.

      b)   A children’s Christmas Treat will be held annualy for children of 12 years and under and parents or legal guardians must attend seven             rallies in the current season ( AGM to AGM) for their children to qualify for attendance.  A children’s fund will be raised by up to four fund             raising events to beheld during the current season ( AGM to AGM) and to be arranged by the Social Secretary at their discretion.

     c)   The Honorary Social Secretary shall be responsible for :

           i - The Annual Dinner and Dance     ii - The Children’s Christmas Treat    iii - The Film Night        iv - Winter Socials

15. Centre Motif

          The Centre Motif shall comprise a representation of Dick Whittington and his cat in a Black silhouette.

16. Amendment to Bye-Laws

        Bye-Laws may only be amended at an Annual General Meeting after a formal Notice of Motion has been properly served upon the Centre         Honorary Sectretary, with the exception of Bye-Laws 12 and 13a, which may be amended at any time by the Centre Committee.


6th October 1988


As Caravan Club members, we all agree to conform to the Caravan Code.  The following rules have been drawn up by your committee as a guide to ensure that everyone enjoys their rallies with the minimum of disturbance.

  1. The Rally Officer has volunteered to run your rally.  He has the full backing of your committee and can arrange the rally however he wishes with certain limits which he is aware of.  If you do not like the way he runs things, you can improve upon them when you are a Rally Officer.  Your support will make his job much easier and your co-operation is essential and expected.
  2. Vehicles must not exceed 5mph speed limit on the site.  Unlicensed and learner drivers may not drive on the field.
  3. Visitors cars should be parked in accordance with the Rally Officers instructions.
  4. Caravans should normally be parked with the front offside adjacent to the peg and normally awnings will be on theleft side and towing vehicles on the right.
  5. Your own toilet is essential at all rallies and facilities will be provided for the disposal of chemical toilets only.
  6. Waste water must be disposed of in hedgerows or into drains.
  7. Equipment and essential washing only around caravans, should be kept to the minimum.
  8. There must be no noise on the site after 11pm.  Remember the sound carries at night and although you may be a late bird, your neighbour may not be.
  9. So as not to cause annoyance to other rallygoers, generators must be turned off between the hours of 9pm and 9am, except for organised Centre functions.
  10. Dogs must be kept on a lead (up to 10feet in length) and should be exercised well away from the caravans.
  11. In inclement weather, to avoid spoiling sites it may be necessary to tow caravans off the site using other vehicles.  This is done at the request of the Rally Officer with your agreement and at your own risk.  Ensure that your caravan insurance covers this risk.
  12. Please remember that we depend upon Land Owners for the site and we would like to return.  Do not leave any litter behind and please leave the land as we wish to find it.
  13. Pegs may not be reserved on weekend rallies but a maximum of 2 pitches may be reserved for friends or relatives on holiday rallies.


We all rally for pleasure.  Your pleasure may be different to your neighbours.  Think of them as well as yourself.  This way we will all enjoy our caravanning to the full.

You are strongly advised to keep a fire extinguisher in working order in your caravan.