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Historic Life Memberships awarded at ACC Annual General Meeting with 3 members acknowledged for their exemplary service to the Club
“This is another truly significant and historic occasion for the Club at this quite remarkable National Muster, with multiple Life Memberships awarded and our first female to gain our highest honour“ said National ACC Chairman Craig Humphrey.
At the Annual General Meeting held today at the National Muster in Denmark Western Australia, members voted overwhelmingly to confer Life Memberships on 3 Club stalwarts.
In a first for the Club, members voted to award a husband and wife Life Membership. Di Caterer also becomes the first female to achieve such an honour. Also awarded Life Membership was Di’s husband Cec Caterer.
As well, members voted to confer Life Membership to Victorian member Derek Hale.
“It is an honour to be recognised for the work that we have undertaken over the last 10 years within the ACC. There has been such a variety available, that we have enjoyed immensely every challenge along the way. More importantly, with our travels, we have met so many Club members and have made lifelong friends along the way“, said Di and Cec.
Derek noted ”I have been fortunate to be able to assist and develop the Club both in my beloved Victoria and on a national level over the last 10 years. I wouldn’t have been able to do this without the amazing support from Gwen. From our first involvement in branches to the 2012 National muster, and more recently the membership support role and the other facets of our involvement, we continue to enjoy and focus on the Club’s strong social roles and broader issues.”
“This Club is truly fortunate to have members such as Di and Cec, and Derek and Gwen, being so involved over such long periods of time. As I consistently say, the strength of the Club is in our members and today the Club, as a whole, acknowledge these members in the most fitting way that we can. On behalf of all members, I congratulate them and do hope that they are an inspiration to other members to become more involved in the Club” said ACC chairman Craig Humphrey.
Day 7 brought our 2018 National Muster at Denmark WA to a close.
First item on the agenda was the drawing of the Monster Raffle where members eagerly checked their tickets.
Following the raffle draw, the closing ceremony began. Our Chairman Craig and muster organiser Brian paid tribute to the many local businesses and members who had worked tirelessly to ensure our muster was the success that it had been. Special tribute was paid to Michael and Mandy from the Big4 Ocean Beach Caravan Park at Denmark for being such fantastic hosts.
Members were then invited by our 2019 National Muster organisers Terry and Pam, and representatives from ‘I am Warrnambool’ and the Warrnambool hosting park to come along to our 2019 National Muster at Warrnambool in Victoria in October 2019, and experience the many attractions that the Warrnambool region has to offer.
The closing ceremony ended with the traditional handing over of our Club’s muster banner and the Australian flag by our Denmark team to the Warrnambool team.
Members have already started making their homeward journeys. No doubt the Nullarbor will be fairly busy over the coming week.
The Australian Caravan Club wish everyone safe travels home.
Dragon Boat Racing, Whaling Station Tour, Annual General Meeting and a dinner dance made for a great day for members at the last full day of activities at our National Muster.
While our more adventurous members took to the water for a dragon boat race, others did a bus trip to Albany where they went through a guided tour of the Whaling Station, climbed up the steep track and viewed the wind turbines at a Wind Farm observing magnificent views along the coastline, and visited the Natural Arch and The Gap where they observed remnants of the days when Australia was still linked to Antarctica. Other members enjoyed freestyling the day at the many attractions in the region.
Returning back to camp, we had our Club’s Annual General Meeting where our Chairman Craig Humphrey was re-elected for a further three years, and marketing director Deb Bott was elected for three years. Both directors were unopposed. Motions awarding Cec and Di Caterer and Derek Hale Life Memberships for their many years of dedicated service to our Club, were carried unanimously and with great cheers. Members then posed for the annual National Muster group photo.
A big day concluded with members dancing the night to the music and song of ‘Big Men Working’ at a delicious two course dinner dance where members shared friendships and their adventures of the day.