Selected European Rallies Group
(Members of F.I.C.M.)
The Selected European Rallies Group (SERG) is a Group within the M.C.C. whose special interest is rallying with other European Clubs. On joining the S.E.R.G a M.C.C. member becomes a member of the The International Federation for Motor home Clubs (F.I.C.M.)
This is not to be confused with F.I.C.C. which you are already members of via MCC membership.
Selected European Rallies Group (SERG) does not organize rallies abroad. We make requests to other clubs in the FICM, to participate in some of their events.
Each year a rally is hosted by one of the member clubs for all the Clubs of the FICM. This could be in France, Portugal, Belgium or Italy. We are automatically invited to this event. This is the only event where we are guaranteed some English translation.
Other rallies we attend as guests, when, and if, our request to join them is accepted. We must therefore remember that this is first and foremost a (for example) French rally, (the majority of rallies we attend are in France) and therefore the language spoken is French not English. This does not detract from the enjoyment; sign language can be very interesting, and at times very amusing. It does however mean if there are guided tours they will be in the language of the host club.
The rallies we attend are not advertised in the MCC Magazine, as they are specific to SERG members. A Newsletter will be sent out to all group members informing them of any rally or event available to them. All events are bookable and the money paid in GBP. to our Treasurer, Nick, who transfers the money for the group directly into the host club's bank account.
We are informed of the venue or starting point for the rally, we are quite often given GPS co-ordinates, and this is where we meet up.
As with any trip you would make to a foreign country it is always advisable to have travel and medical insurance in place.
Any M.C.C. member interested in joining our group can do so by downloading an APPLICATION FORM from thw SERG website or by writing to the,
Mrs. Janet Howard, 69 Pinks Hill, Swanley, Kent BR8 8NN.
Enclosing a stamped self addressed envelope.
GROUP MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL FORM can be renewed any time after 1st August but no later than 1st November.