The Motor Caravanners’ Club
Grindley Brook Wharf. Mill House, Whitchurch. Club licensed site
*To further and promote the interests of Motor Caravanners. To Encourage the development of Motor Caravanning
*Establish and maintain high standards of conduct in Motor Caravanning
*Hold Rallies, Meetings, and Displays and Co-operate with similar organisations
*To preserve the countryside and access thereto
*To provide information on Motor Caravan Sites
*Provide members with club licensed sites for up to 5 vans
The Motor Caravanners' Club (M.C.C.) is divided into areas known as Groups. In England a group is made up of one or more Counties. The South and West Wales Group covers most of Wales, excluding North Wales, which is part of the North West Midlands and North Wales Group. Scotland, Northern Ireland and Spanish groups cover the whole of those countries, as does the Isle of Wight.
There are also Special Interest groups such as the Photographic Imaging Group (affectionately known as P.I.G's.) and the Selective European Rallies Group (S.E.R.G.)
The Club has a committee, known as the Council of Management, which oversees the smooth running of the Club. Members of the Council, known as Directors, are elected at the Annual General meeting of the Club, which takes place during the five night National rally over the late May Bank Holiday weekend.
Each group has its own committee, which is elected at an Annual General Meeting and which ensures that the groups are run in accordance with the Club's rules, which are contained in the Constitution for Groups.
Each group holds a series of meets throughout the year, which are known as rallies and are held at venues such as schools, village halls and Cricket, Rugby and Football clubs. At these rallies various activities are arranged, which you can choose to take part in or just sit and watch, whilst enjoying your favourite drink. Some rallies are held where special events are taking place, including the Bristol Balloon Fiesta, Carnivals, Steam Fairs and a Jazz Festival. Unless otherwise stated in the Group Rally booklet or on the website, there is no need to book - just turn up and enjoy. Any member of the M.C.C. can attend any group rally.
Each year the Lancashire and Yorkshire groups take turns in hosting the Roses rally but, instead of fighting a war, a series of games are played for points and a trophy is awarded to the winning group.
The Club has experimented with Temporary Holiday Sites (T.H.S.) where space is acquired in an interesting place, where members can turn up without pre-booking and spend as many nights at the site as they like. You could even spend some time at the site, leave and come back in a few days.
If you are new to the Club I would suggest that you first attend your own Group rally, if possible, and let the person who greets you know that it is your first rally. Make sure they tell you where the facilities are - fresh water, elsan point, etc don't be afraid to ask if you are not sure of anything and, most of all - enjoy!