Steven and Sarah Middleton have both taken over from Rosalind Lingwood as Hon Sec of the club effective from Sunday the 26th of February 2014. We wish them well knowing that they will do a good job planing ahead for our 40th anniversary year which is this November 2014
Film Show by Bill Sutton
Bill is puting together a film show for us. Showing our drives past to present. You will all be informed as to when as soon as his ready and a venue is booked.
But in the meantime he is putting on a taster at his home on the same day as his drive which is being held on Sept 1st.
Royal Norfolk Show Dates and info to follow for 2016
We are doing same day Raffles on the stand with funds channelled to Norfolk Air Ambulance. And with this in mind have handed out letters asking for donations from as many local companies and organisations as possible. We are hoping to secure some support no matter how modest for this worthy cause. If you are one of the lucky recipients of one of these letters - thank you so much for taken the time to read the letter and view our web page, we hope you found it informative and interesting. And hope you will be able to help towards our Raffle. Again thank you. Yours sincerely, Mrs S Middleton, (Sarah) Club Secretary.
Our members wanted a new tent... So this is our new club marquee!
look forward to seeing it at the ROYAL NORFOLK SHOW 2013.
Dear Member, Firstly a Happy New Year to all of you both old and new (not forgetting your trusty steeds without who this club and your hobby would be pretty lame). And the anticipation of a great seasons driving and social events. in hopefully better and less changeable weather than we all experienced last year. As many of you are aware, 2013 see's the 40th Anniversary of the Norfolk Horse Driving Club so we are hoping to make it a memorable one. It was great to see so many of you at the Christmas Lunch held at the kings Head at Dereham this year, Lots of elbow crashing in evidence suggesting that the tables were full ! General feedback from those of you I have since spoken to was that you all seemed pretty happy with the venue, food, atmosphere and of course the company (any contradicitions to those thoughts of beliefs please don't hesitate to let me know). The staff at the venue were pleased with the way things went, and are keen to have us for any forthcoming eventsnand have offered the use of the gardens to the rear of the pub for a possible evening summer buffet. As always all thoughts suggestions and comments gratefully received. This year's Annual General Meeting is booked for Sunday 10th February at 5pm. venue is ; Cawston Village Hall, The High Street, Cawston, Aylsham, NR10 4BW. All members are welcome and I look forward to seeing a large enthusiastic number of you there. basic items for discussion as below, any additional items or subjects you wish to add please let me know. Those of you who may not have the time or inclination to air their views in public, may leave their thoughts (in any language English and Anglo Saxon included) in my trusty cardboard 'Suggestion Box' which will be strategically placed at the rear of the room. SUBJECTS FOR DISCUSSION ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2013. 1. Matters from last year's 2012 Agenda. 2. Club accounts. 3. Election of club officials. 4. Drives and social events for the coming year. 5. Club subscriptions. 6. Drives and social events for the 40th Anniversary celebrations. 7. Royal norfolk Show 2013 booking and details to be finalised. 8. Club badges these are now available (details of issue and cost to be finalised). 9. Commemorative Rosettes for 40th Anniversary (supplier sourced, design and details to be finalised). 10. Club media, website and facebook pages have been established, (details of further development to be discussed any suggestions welcomed). Possibility of club letters in e-mail form for those able to receive them. 11. New marquee required for public events (possible suppliers sourced details and allowable budget to be discussed) FINALLY I would take this opportunity to welcome several new members for who this is the start of their first season. We welcome you all to the club, we are a social, helpful, open likeminded bunch, with lots of experience to offer and a willingness to share it. o'h and of course lots of yarn's and exaggerated humorous tales just waiting to be re-told. A list of proposed drives for the coming year should be available shortly. all you have to do is turn up, sign in and off we go, plenty of sunny happy drives in prospect in company with friends old and new whoopee !! can't wait. Looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the next meeting. If you need to contact me, as usual mobile 07769901517 before 5pm and after 9pm or by 'e' mail firstname.lastname@example.org or via the website or Facebook page.
Yours Sincerely Rosalind lingwood (Rosa)
Events & News
Our Diamond Jubilee 2012 Our 3 day drive covering almost 70 miles was fantastic with wonderful views across North Norfolk we could not have wished for better company while enjoying our equine friends to the full, doing that which we all love best. Anne Melhuish our 'Rights of Way Officer' who arranged the drive working tirelessly along with Amy Green, for our every need and safety along the route deserve a big thank you for making it all possible.
2013 Anna Mann had resigned as Area Commissioner for the BDS. Her successor is Justin Cowles. Justin tended in his resignation due to pressure of work, we where notified 8th May 2013. Anna Mann has picked up the reins again.
We have a promising year ahead, Start thinking about the drives you want to put on.
We are so lucky to have a club with so many really nice people, All so different, yet due to our joint hobby - so alike. I am proud to be part of a club where EVERY ONE is willing to help-if needed/advise- when asked, and look out for the others while out on our drives, Looking forward to seeing you all again very soon.