Statement from BCDC Committee

Update from BCDClub committee August 2021

Hi Everyone including those not on pc/smart phones, etc

Sorry it's been a while since any updates but as many Covid restrictions have now eased up, we have been able to think about organising a few more face to face events, socials, etc for our Club. We do, however, remain conscious that some of you are still being extra vigilant, as are we as a committee so we will always have certain guidelines in place where appropriate.
Your committee met on 6th August face to face for the first time in a long time. Most importantly we spoke about how sad we all were that Anne Wrigley, our Treasurer, had passed away so suddenly in July. I'm sure all of you join us in our sadness and shock. But we did have to also discuss the now vacant Treasurer's role. As the circumstances are so extraordinary Trish Jones has offered to step into the role for the time being. We appreciate that usually the members vote for the treasurer, but, as a committee, we felt we had to act fairly quickly, both to secure the Club's money and also to alleviate Anne's 85-year-old father from the immediate pressure of sorting through all her paperwork from the many organisations she was involved with. As a Club, in Anne's memory we made a £50 donation to the British Lung Foundation at the family's request.
We will review the treasurer's role at the end of the year.
 Other than this, we had a productive meeting, sorting the Club calendar for the rest of our year:
 Here are a few 'Save the Dates' suggestions:

12th September - Pleasure Drive, Peasmarsh, Sussex organised by    Donna Simmons - see ad on FB and e mail
(we will ensure all members not on pc/smart phone will get copies)

25th September - BCDC ODE (this is run as a qualifier for the Certius Championships in August 2022) see ad on FB and e mail
(we will ensure all members not on pc/smart phone will get copies)

10th October - BCDC Treasure Hunt by Car (details to follow soon)
This replaces the horsemanship demo by Barry Collyer who is unable to make this date. He hopes to join us early next year.

20th November - Bingo Night at Bradbourne (details to follow)

Please also note we are changing our AGM date to 3rd December (not 10th)
Ann Davey has sent e mail out to ask you all if you are happy to get together for a meal as we have in the past. We are considering The Chaser again. Please reply to our request as soon as possible so we can get booking in if appropriate. We will still have AGM by other means as necessary.

Another suggested activity is 'spook busting' for our horses/ponies/donkeys/mules. Ann mentioned this in e mail as well. Please let us know if this is something you and your equines would be interested in. It includes walking through swimming noodles, over tarps, under arches, along with recorded sounds of lorries, tractors, etc. It can be done under saddle, led or long reining. Please let us know so we can get date in the diary.

Thank you for reading this and we look forward to seeing you at our forthcoming events.

Best wishes
Debbie Tatton
Bradbourne Carriage Driving Club