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Club Members living in the Welsh Divisional area, can raise any caravanning topic concerning the Club which affects them, to be settled at a local level.

The Welsh Divisional Council represents ALL Club members resident within Wales, which encompasses the following Centres of The Caravan and Motorhome Club, Dyfed, Gwent, South Glamorgan, South Wales, North Wales and West Wales.

The objects of the Division are:

a) To represent general matters of Club or Centre interest to the Club Council

b) To provide a means whereby The Caravan and Motorhome Club interests of those members living in the area may be fostered.

c) To provide a forum to discuss and solve local problems at regional level.

Clearly the Welsh Divisional  Council has a very broad brief which covers a wide range of topics. The Divisional l Council is made up of extremely knowledgeable members. Usually matters or questions raised can be resolved at a regional level. It is sometimes necessary to seek advice from the Executive Committee or the staff at East Grinstead. This means that every member of the Club can use a Regional Council to access all levels of the Club management structure.

The Management of the Division

The affairs and activities are controlled by a Divisional council which comprises of the following:

Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Hon. Secretary, Hon. Treasurer.  These are annually elected positions, to be elected at the Annual General Meeting of the Division,  and form the elected officers.

There are two delegates from each Centre within the Division , these are appointed by Centre Committees.

Finally, there may be up to three co-opted Members, these being Current Members who are not registered with any Centre, and who are deemed suitable by the Club Executive Committee.

Chairman and Vice-Chairman may serve a maximum of three consecutive years.

 A Chairman may stand for election again after being out of office for one year.  However, a Vice-Chairman may stand for the office of Chairman without any such gap in office.

No Club member currently holding elected office or committee membership within a Centre is eligible to be a candidate for elected Divisional office.

Any member of the Caravan and Motorhome Club living within the boundaries of the Division , or registered with a Centre in that Division / Region is eligible to become an elected member of the Divisional committee.

The Chairman and Vice-Chairman of The Caravan and Motorhome Club shall be ex-officio members of the Divisional Council.  Members of the Executive Committee and Nominated Members of Club Council living in the area, as well as The Director General or his representative, may attend meetings, having the right to speak but not to vote.

If a vacancy should occur in the elected members of the Divisional Council during the year, the Divisional Council may co-opt a member to fill that vacancy.

A Brief History

At a meeting of the Club Council (January 1995) a proposal to restructure the Council was put forward. It was decided that the Country would be divided into 10 areas, each with a Divisional / Regional Council. These Councils would elect delegates to sit on a restructured Club Council.

What Have We Achieved

Since it began, the Council has met regularly to discuss and where necessary, resolve matters of interest to Divisional members. These meetings are held the week prior to each Club Council meeting. This enables items to be raised by the 2 Divisional Delegates at the Club Council meeting. Other Divisional Council meetings are held as required.

Each year an AGM is held on the Saturday prior to The Caravan Club AMM to elect the Officers, approve the accounts and to receive reports on the Council’s activities. The AGM is open to all members of the Club (as described previously). The call notice usually appears in the July issue of the Club magazine. All members are welcome and caravan parking may be  arranged near the meeting room.

Other events that have been held include an Open Forum and Members Question Time. All Divisional Council events are advertised in the Club Magazine.

How Can the Welsh Divisional Council Help You as a Member

As a member of the Caravan and Motorhome Club you are part of a very large and successful organisation. The Club can help you to get more use and enjoyment out of your caravan / motorhome. If you as a member, have a point to make, a query, a suggestion, a comment or a criticism, the first point of contact could well be the Welsh Divisional Council. All you have to do is write to the Secretary whose address appears in the members handbook.

There are, of course, activities which do not involve the Welsh Division. For example ferry bookings, insurance quotes, Red Pennant etc. These are all dealt with by the Club Offices at East Grinstead.

Maybe you have a comment on a Certified Location (C.L.), or a Club site, the Club collection, the Magazine etc. If you have something to say please contact the Divisional Council.

All members within the Division can attend any event organised by the Divisional Council.

What is a Centre

There are six Centres within the Welsh Division, they are run by volunteers, and provide a variety of activities and social events. Joining a Centre is easy just fill in the slip on your membership card letter or phone 01342 326944.

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