Nearly $200,000 was injected into the economy of the Victorian township of Warrnambool and its surrounds over 7 days of an Australian Caravan Club annual National Muster earlier last month.
“In fact, some of our members are now exploring the region for a couple of weeks and this expenditure is not included in the above tally,” said ACC Chairman, Craig Humphrey.
ACC Chairman Craig Humphrey noted that an interesting and fun filled programme had seen over 300 Club members travel to Warrnambool to attend the 7 day muster at the Surfside Caravan Park.
“The National Muster provided an atmosphere for Club members to chat informally with me and other board Directors about Club matters,” Mr Humphrey said. “At least five happy hours, a first timer’s happy hour, a catered dinner, and morning teas throughout the muster provided ample opportunity for this.”
“Our Club is most appreciative of the sponsorship and support that we received for the event from the local businesses in Warrnambool,” Mr Humphrey said.
Over the course of the Muster, there were a number of organised activities. “For our members who like to experience a region and its history, there were visits to the Great Ocean Road, Timboon and District, Port Fairy and Koroit as well as local trips around Warrnambool.
An afternoon of Guest Speakers informed members about local geology and fauna, gave tips on traveling with pets and told about new initiatives with the Flying Doctor and outback services.
Members also supported a fundraising charity afternoon tea for Food Share which was supported by Tasty Plate. The Lions club were also supported by supplying a “charity breakfast” said Mr Humphrey.
ACC members are now turning their focus onto the Club’s 2020 Chairman’s Muster to be staged in Charters Towers Queensland from 14/05/20.
The muster was our annual AGM and Christmas celebration, 7 caravans and 13 people attended, through out the 7 days the weather varied the wind was challenging as were the over friendly flies.
A couple of days the wind subsided enough for us to have a camp fire at happy hour. Friday night was our christmas cook up dinner, a tremendous array of food, cooked via the bush camping way from all members, made for a banquet meal enjoyed by all.
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By now most of the attendees are home after a great week at the National Muster. There has been considerable media coverage of our event in local newspapers and radio (see some of the earlier posts on this site). Warrnambool Council were very welcoming and provided substantial financial assistance by way of provision of busses, reduced site fees, etc.
They also ensured the community were aware of our muster with the publication of this article taken from the October edition of the Warrnambool Council Promenade magazine. This helped ensure we were made to feel very welcome by Warrnambool and district residents. A great event hosted by Terry and Pam Hawkins.
Great visit from Coast FM to ACC National Muster in Warrnambool today.
Thanks to Members who assisted Monkey with his education.
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Our Chairman Craig Humphrey made the front page of the local Warrnambool Standard today, great story inside, a reminder of how much caravanners contribute to the town’s economy.