Australian Caravan Club (ACC) National Chairman Craig Humphrey has welcomed the announcement of improved mobile phone coverage in parts of regional Queensland, under a joint Commonwealth-State Government funding arrangement.
The townships of Injinoo, Ayton, and Cape Tribulation in Far North Queensland, locations in remote western shires such as Cloncurry, and Kholo and Wongawallan in South-East Queensland, will benefit from the funding as new and improved mobile base stations are delivered.
‘RVers can encounter all sorts of problems including health issues and vehicle breakdowns while on their travels,’ said Mr Humphrey. ‘Many RVers conduct business while on the road, and of course many need to keep in touch with families at home.’
‘Members of the ACC and I am sure all RVers, will welcome this announcement knowing they will be able to have greater mobile coverage for their mobile phones and other digital devices.’
‘This is definitely a move in the right direction. I look forward to the day when RVers can travel without the worry that in an emergency, they may not have mobile phone coverage,’ Mr Humphrey said.
By giving an Australian Caravan Club (ACC) One Year Membership Gift Certificate, you are not only giving membership to the friendliest and best RV Club in Australia, but also giving the many benefits that membership of the ACC has to offer.
Membership of the ACC is open to all RVs including caravans, motorhomes, pop tops, camper trailers, campervans, slide-ons, and 5th wheelers without discrimination.
The recipient of your Membership Gift Certificate will have the opportunity to join one of our 43 social branches and attend annual national musters where members from around Australia share their RV-ing experiences and attend educational sessions.
They will be entitled to receive discounts from a large number of accommodation providers, and discounts and benefits from non-accommodation member benefit providers.
ACC membership also entitles your special RV person to receive our quarterly magazine The Nomad, receive regular updates from the ACC Board, and access to the Members Only section of the ACC website which contains particulars on budget camping, a social blog site, and members’ forum where members openly discuss various RV topics.
We have a number of Farm Stays where members with self-contained RVs can free camp and a number of Special Interest Groups that may interest your special RV person – Lone Trekkers, Full Time Travellers, Armed Forces S.I.G, Owners of English Vans and Kids In Tow.
The ACC has a strong policy, advocacy and town support group who constantly work with all levels of government and the RV manufacturing industry to ensure the voice of the RV community is heard.
The Hopetoun Courier caught up with the ACC Bushrangers at their Christmas Muster on the shores of Lake Lascelles in Hopetoun Victoria.
The members were in twenty vans and one cabin and we signed up four new members (2 vans) to the Club while we were there. The branch contributed a little over $5,000 to the local economy.
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|Major Raffle Draw - Conducted Sunday 23rd October 2016 at 9.00am. At Shepparton Showgrounds Victoria|
|Raffle No:||Qty||Donated By||Prize||Value||Winning Ticket No:||Winners Name||ACC No:|
|1||1||RACV||RACV Voucher||$500.00||0713||Grant & June Hodgson||V00625|
|2||1||R.J.Batteries||105 amp hour battery||$462.30||0368||Barry & Leonie Hines||N00711|
|3||1||Wayne Ritchies||Knee board||$390.00||0339||Tom Gracie||V00491|
|4||1||Stone the Crows||free nights||$350.00||0843||C. Townsend||N01198|
|5||1||Land Base||6 months prescription||$230.00||0158||Joyce Watts||Q00943|
|6||1||Award RV||Airosonic Bladeless Fan 12 volt||$199.00||0866||C. Townsend||N01198|
|7||1||Dream Pot||Dream pot||$189.00||0842||C. Townsend||N01198|
|8||1||B.E.S.T. Water Filters||Water Filter||$110.00||0466||Kerry Segelow||N00267|
|9||1||Clark Rubber||Chripractic pillow||$100.00||0868||C. Townsend||N01198|
|10||1||Woolworths Voucher||Donation||$100.00||0249||Kerry Segelow||N00267|
|11||1||Suncoast Caravan||Milenco grand aero mirrors||$80.00||0034||V. Sweetman||Q00132|
|12||1||Avon||plush fleece jacket||$80.00||0177||Ian Sherlock||N00006|
|13||1||Springer Solar||Voucher||$50.00||0133||Dennis Munro||N00937|
|14||1||Big 4||2 years membership||$50.00||0454||Carla Van Zuylen||V00226|
|15||1||Clark Rubber||Inflatable Chair||$50.00||0264||Cheryl Sherlock||N00006|
|16||1||Games World||Backgammon Set||$50.00||0215||Pam Miller||W00082|
|17||1||Cover me jules||hooded towel||$40.00||0707||Denise Wenham||N00192|
|18||1||Cover me jules||hooded towel||$40.00||0488||Merlene Whitney||Q00123|
|19||!||Family Parks||1 year membership||$40.00||0272||Wendy Selloy||N00609|
|20||1||Top Tourist||1 year membership||$40.00||0706||Gary Cooyers||N00828|
|21||1||Top Tourist||1 year membership||$40.00||0610||George Bakker||Q00489|
|22||1||Top Tourist||1 year membership||$40.00||0559||David Buckland||V00318|
|23||1||Top Tourist||1 year membership||$40.00||0463||H. Padgham||V00082|
|24||1||Tathra caravan park||1 free night||$40.00||0482||Jenny Rehren||Handed Back|
|25||1||Tathra caravan park||1 free night||$40.00||0887||Mick O'Loughlin||W00259|
|26||1||Tathra caravan park||1 free night||$40.00||0574||Robert Morgan||V00286|
|27||1||Tathra caravan park||1 free night||$40.00||0652||Steve Delaney||N01207|
|28||1||Avon||Patchwork bag||$35.00||0262||S. Webber||N00053|
|29||1||Safety Dave||First aid kit||$30.00||0790||Reg Parker||Q00256|
|30||1||Kui parks||Voucher||$30.00||0942||Penny Hynard||Q00610|
|31||1||Kui parks||Voucher||$30.00||0503||Tom Gracie||V00491|
|32||1||Kui parks||Voucher||$30.00||0442||Chris Lawton||N00592|
|33||1||Kui parks||Voucher||$30.00||0205||Bill Walker||N00539|
|34||1||The Hose Bag||Hose Bag||$30.00||0935||Syl McKinlay|
|35||1||The Hose Bag||Hose Bag||$30.00||0282||Sue Glover||N00153|
|36||1||The Hose Bag||Cable Bag||$30.00||0045||Ron Brady||V00738|
|37||1||Avon||Colour changing clock||$25.00||0465||Kerry Segelow||N00267|
|38||1||Avon||Memory foam flip flops||$25.00||0625||Denise Green||V00188|
|39||1||Avon||Talking clock||$25.00||0705||Ian Earle||V00640|
|40||1||Avon||Back pack||$25.00||0835||Kay Humphies|
|41||1||Avon||Floating Tea Light||$25.00||0829||Max Plumb||N00097|
|42||1||Kui parks||2 year membership||$24.00||0027||Narelle Hoffman||Q00190|
|43||1||Kui parks||2 year membership||$24.00||0938||Graham Tree||N00326|
|44||1||Kui parks||2 year membership||$24.00||0631||Sheryl Bracken|
|45||1||Kui parks||2 year membership||$24.00||0468||Valda Plumb||N00097|
|46||1||Goldstar trading||Miracle Shammies||$20.00||0368||Lorraine Owens||Q00637|
|NOTE: Prize No: 24 that was handed back - was auctioned and sold for $20.00|
RV Club Thanks Shepparton with Donation to Charity
The Australian Caravan Club (ACC) has donated $2,000 to The Community Fund Goulburn Valley as a gesture of thanks to the Shepparton community for the welcome extended to Club members during its annual muster in October, ACC Chairman Craig Humphrey said today.
The Community Fund Goulburn Valley raises funds and identifies groups in need of support in the Goulburn Valley local area. On its webpage, the Group guarantees that funds raised stay in the local area to support projects, causes and groups including, but not exclusively, children and learning opportunities, the disabled, the elderly and struggling families, many of whom do not qualify for government support.
“Members of the ACC were made most welcome by the people of Shepparton and its surrounding communities during our national muster at the Shepparton Showground last month,” Club Chairman Craig Humphrey said today. “This contribution is our way of saying a big thank you and giving something back in return.”
“Hopefully coming this side of Christmas, our donation will help contribute towards brightening Christmas for some families in need.”
The $2,000 cheque was presented to Cheryl Hammer, the Chief Executive Officer of The Community Fund Goulburn Valley by outgoing ACC Chairman Tom Smith during the Club’s Shepparton national muster.
200 RVs comprising almost 400 people travelled to Shepparton Showground last month for the ACC’s 10th Annual National Muster. Club members attending the muster stayed for seven to ten days, attending Club activities and seminars, visiting local wineries, a packing shed, SPC, Dookie College and other tourist attractions, purchased groceries, dined out and supported local businesses.
“The donation is in addition to the injection by Club members of over $200,000 into the economy of Shepparton and its surrounds by Club members during their stay,” Mr Humphrey said.
ACC Welcomes New Non-Accommodation Member Benefits
A gas strut supplier, a general merchandise shop and a brasserie have joined the many businesses offering member benefits to ACC members.
Gas struts can be purchased from Gas Strut Sales & Service online, by telephone, or if you live in South-East Queensland, by calling in at the shop at Capalaba or utilising the mobile service. Mark sells and regasses a large variety of gas struts for caravans and vehicles and offers a 10% discount to ACC members.
With the summer season approaching, you may be planning to visit Red Rock in New South Wales. If so, call in at the Red Rock General Store who offer ACC members 15% off store purchases (excluding tobacco) and 2 for 1 kayaking and paddle boarding. Private dining is available for group bookings. As well as groceries and general merchandise, the store has takeaway food, and can refill your propane tank. If you are planning about writing to family and friends who are at home, the store has a Post Office from where you can send postcards telling about all your fun activities.
Down the road from Red Rock, Top-Knotch Brasserie at the Amble Inn at Corindi Beach, New South Wales has bistro meals, $10 blackboard specials and can cater for functions. The brasserie offers ACC members a 10% discount on main meal menu items and a 15% discount on group pre-booked menu bookings of 20 or more, and has a $10.00 lunch menu available.
Full particulars about the above member benefits and the full range of non-accommodation member benefits can be accessed by ACC members on the ACC website by clicking on ‘The Club’ tag, then selecting ‘Member Benefits – Non Accommodation’ from the dropdown list or clicking the orange button to the right.
Lynne Friis – Director, Marketing and Communications
Australian Caravan Club (ACC) members attending their Club’s national muster in Shepparton last month injected over $200,000 into the economy of the City and its surrounds, the Club’s National Chairman Craig Humphrey said today.
The ACC held its annual national muster at the Shepparton Showgrounds from 16 to 23 October 2016.
“Almost 400 members in 200 RVs stayed at the Showground for a week to ten days to attend the national muster,” said Mr Humphrey. “Members attending were asked to complete an expense sheet detailing money spent during their stay.”
“The total expenditure for the national muster period was in excess of $212,000,”said Mr Humphrey. “That equates to an average spend of $1,060 per RV over the muster.”
“This shows that towns and localities that can attract RVers, can really benefit economically from the RV community.”
Over the national muster week, ACC members visited local wineries, a packing shed, SPC, Dookie College and other tourist attractions, and dined out in the Shepparton area.
“The recorded expenditure shows that during their stay in Shepparton, ACC members purchased fuel, groceries, alcohol, and chemist items. Other expenditure included eating out, vehicle maintenance and repairs, and tourism items.”
“Our Club data shows that over the past 5 years, ACC members attending our annual musters have injected in excess of $1,020,000 shared over the 5 communities where the musters have been held.”
“On behalf of the members of the ACC, I’d like to thank the people of Shepparton and its surrounds and the Shepparton Agricultural Society for making us feel so welcome during our stay,” Mr Humphrey said.
The ACC’s next national muster is scheduled to take place in October next year at Bingara, New South Wales.
The Club also undertakes two Chairman’s Musters each year where up to 100 vans gather in a regional location for a week. “These Chairman’s Musters also support regional towns with significant spending by Club members. In 2017 these will be staged in Kingaroy Queensland, and Peak Hill in New South Wales,” Mr Humphrey said.