MCC SIG (Special Interest Group) The Big Meet
S/M’s Ron Shilton and Andy Fletcher from Southend and Monmouth Branches, together with their fantastic organising team, have been the masterminds behind this years “Big Meet”, a Special Interest Group comprised of Motorhomes, Caravans and Campers.
62 shipmates , from Branches such as Bodmin, Plymouth, Ipswich, Gosport, Portsea and from HQ Roll, all met up at Blackmore in the Malvern Hills , Worcestershire, at the beginning of July for 5 nights where many games, many more tots and much fancy dress took place.
Walks around the area were organised for a few days with afternoons seeing more social activities, including a cocktail party on Friday with shipmates attending in Banyan rig. There was a BBQ on the Saturday and the slight drizzle did not deter the games from taking place – including giant Jenga and Connect 4. There were also quizzes for the less sporty and more intellectual types and horse racing, all followed by the RNA tot time at 1800 where it was believed to be the biggest attendance on a Zoom meeting ever.
There was also the mandatory defaulters – with such terrible crimes as being adrift, non wearing of name badges etc. Such frivolity was watched intently by the many dogs who accompanied their humans to the shenanigans. The afternoon on Sunday was rounded off with tea and cake – and more rum!
Anyone interested in attending next years Big Meet – date tbc but possibly in June – please contact Ron Shilton via Selby Branch.