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At the 2018 National Muster of the Australian Caravan Club (ACC), which is being held in Denmark in Western Australia, the Director for Membership Support, Graham Christie, informed members of the strong growth in membership over the past 12 months.
7 new branches were established in the last 12 months and the club now has 53 branches Australia wide, 19 in Queensland, 13 in New South wales, 9 in Victoria, 6 in Western Australia, 5 in South Australia and 1 in Tasmania. The average number of RV’s per branch is 27 with 3 branches having over 50 RV member units.
37% of the RV member units reside in Queensland, 28% in NSW and ACT, 17% in Victoria, 9% in Western Australia, 6% in South Australia and 3% in Tasmania.
The club expects the strong growth to remain steady as the club continues with its focus to “Promote the use of recreational vehicles and the RVing lifestyle throughout Australia”
The ACC was founded in September 2006 and is now the second largest multi brand RV club in Australia.
Day 3 of our National Muster was a bright, warm, sunny day with temperatures reaching 30 degrees Celsius or more.
A winery tour was the highlight of the day, with three busloads of members electing to sample the wines of the region. Many chose the optional lunch at Boston Brewery.
Other members toured Denmark and the region independently. Members (Lindsay and Kerry) were spotted swimming at Greens Pool, visiting Elephant Rocks and doing the Tree Top Walk at Valley of the Giants, while others drove to Albany and toured the Whaling Station.
The day finished with Happy Hour and the Board held an Information Session where members were informed about the work that the Board and Club Officials undertake on a daily basis.
Day Two of our 2018 National Muster started with gusto with an early morning walk for those who dared brave the cool morning temperatures.
Three buses departed for the National Anzac Centre at Albany during the morning. Here, members were very moved learning more about our ANZACS where so many Australians and New Zealanders lost their lives during World War 1. We learned about the importance that Albany and King George Sound had played in housing our convoy fleet and its place as a departure point for our armed forces during the Boer War and World War 1. Members enjoyed the interactive display in the Centre itself, roaming around the various remnants of the fort from days gone past on the adjacent hill, and taking a trip in the bus up to the top of Mount Clarence.
Later in the day, there was entertainment at Happy Hour in the marquee.
The Sundowner Evening where finger food was provided, was a great hit and well attended and enjoyed by all.