With the acceptance of the new Constitution at the 2021 Annual General Meeting, a new Membership Category, Retired Member, was introduced.
A Retired Member is an Ordinary Member who has held, (to the satisfaction of the Company), a continuous Ordinary Membership for a period of five (5) years or more and is not currently the owner, or have a financial interest in, a qualifying recreational vehicle shall be eligible to be a Retired Member. A Retired Member retains an entitlement to all other rights and privileges (except the right to vote at any General Meeting or Annual General Meeting of the Company or a Branch) of an Ordinary Member including Branch Membership.
A Retired Member shall be entitled to a reduction in the annual fees as set out in the By-laws. The current Membership Fee for a Retired Member is 50% of the Ordinary Membership fee.
Les & Sue Costley from Queensland were the winners of the $100 voucher from the draw of members who provided a membership number.
Thank you to all who contributed to the survey, congratulations to Les & Sue.
Our members survey feedback will form the basis of the clubs strategic plan, the club’s future direction, our advocacy initiatives and service offerings for 2022 and beyond
The Board is happy to confirm the following dates for 2022. Dates are accurate at the time of publication.
Queensland State Muster
Location – Charters Towers Showgrounds QLD
Starts on Monday 16th May 2022 (for 5 nights)
Departure from the site on Saturday 21st May 2022
2022 National Muster
Location – Lithgow Showgrounds NSW
Starts on Sunday 16th October 2022 (Opening ceremony likely in the afternoon. Details of the arrival dates will be provided next year.)
Closing Ceremony on Sunday 23rd October 2022
Final Departure on Monday 24th October 2022 (latest time)
Following a decision at a recent Board meeting, it was agreed that to improve and expand member interaction with the directors of the ACC, the Chairman’s Muster will be renamed as a State or Territory Muster.
State or Territory Musters would not just involve one director meeting with members, it would allow as many directors as possible to attend and meet with members in these informal gatherings.
The 2022 Chairman’s Muster at Charters Towers will continue, renamed as the 2022 Queensland State Muster.
The National Muster annual event will continue throughout Australia as our flagship event and as recently announced we are ready for 2022, well advanced on researching the 2023 destination and soon we will explore 2024 and beyond.
Any State or Territory Muster will be separate to and not in competition with any annual National Muster.
To avoid a State or Territory Muster overshadowing a National Muster the following guidelines will apply:
- State & Territory Musters cannot be held in the same calendar year that a National Muster is being held in that same State or Territory.
- Organisers of a State or Territory Muster are to consider limiting the size of the muster to reduce the amount of organisation required to hold the event which is essentially an informal gathering.
- A State or Territory Muster should have a distinct informal atmosphere and be a completely different format and separate to a National Muster.
- It is desirable to have a minimum of 4 months between any State or Territory Muster and a National Muster.
ACC Secretary / Director
At the closing ceremony of the 14th National Muster held at Rockhampton QLD, it was announced that Lithgow NSW will be the host venue for the 2022 AGM and National Muster.
Your can view the video presentation on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/HhsxksGpAY8
COVID 19 Update October 2021
The Australian Government has recommended everyone be fully vaccinated and the Board of the Australian Caravan Club Ltd (ACCL) endorses that recommendation.
Members and visitors will be required to abide by restrictions that may be in place relating to their vaccination status when they attend any venues.
The ACCL is not required, authorised, or equipped to validate or enquire into the vaccination status of anyone attending any ACCL events.
When the percentage of the population that are double vaccinated increases, that will result in border restrictions changing and more freedom to travel.
Please continue to follow the requirements and recommendations of all health orders in each State and Territory applicable to the area you are in or intending to visit.
Whether in a location with restrictions or not, everyone should continue to follow good personal hygiene, safe food handling and safe distancing.
Respectfully following requirements of each venue we visit and adhering to the health orders, we can better protect our own health and the health of everyone around us.
Progressive Gas Cylinder Connection Changes
Transitioning to the new LPG cylinder connection on 3.7kg or 8.5kg Gas Bottles
The current Type 21 POL
The Leisure Cylinder Connection (LCC) on gas cylinders from October 2021
The new valve is type LCC 27
- The new gas cylinder valves will accept your current RV appliance connection
- Existing appliances can continue to be used normally
- Cylinders can continue to be used normally and refilled if the cylinder is within the expiry date.
- The supply of LCC27 valves is mandatory for gas cylinders manufactured or retested from 1st October 2021
- New RV vehicles can be fitted with both Type21 and LCC27 appliance fittings until March 31, 2022.
- Hose assemblies for use with leisure cylinders with Type 21 connections may be replaced with LCC27 equivalents at end-of-life replacement.
- Pigtails as referenced in AS/NZS5601.1 for new general gas installations and in AS/NZS5601.2 for new gas installations in caravans and boats may be supplied with either Type 21 or LCC27 connections, however Type 21 connections with elastomer seals are not permitted.
- From April 1, 2022, Type 21 cylinders and appliance connectors are not permitted to be manufactured.
The new LCC27 connection has several safety advantages over the current Type 21 (POL) connection. However, design improvements will mean that a coordinated transition process is necessary to ensure a successful transition.
The LCC27 cylinder connection is cross compatible with both Type 21 and LCC27 appliance connections. However, the LCC27 appliance connection is only compatible with LCC27 cylinders. The transitional process detailed below will seek to ensure that sufficient LCC27 cylinders are available before appliances with the LCC27 appliance connectors are sold. This is critical to ensure the use of adapters is prevented.
Source: Gas Technical Regulators Committee. (Technical Guidance Bulletin Number14)
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