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.