Club News and Newsletters
Well our members are now staffing our stall at the Hunter Valley Caravan, Camping, 4WD, Fish and Boat Show at the Maitland Showgrounds.
Here’s a photo of our friendly and enthusiastic team waiting to meet you, and another of Lois welcoming our brand new members who have just joined us today at the Show!
Come and join us today at the Show and we will waive the $10 joining fee!
In a major effort to resolve issues between truckies and vanners on the road and develop protocols under which both road-user groups can work, our Club has called for a cooperative approach starting with a summit of all interested stakeholders.
Our Club Chairman Craig said that our Club and other recreational vehicle (RV) Clubs and trucking organisations were all working hard running individual campaigns to educate both truckies and vanners. Craig said that a summit could have the effect of pooling ideas together, save on each individual organisation’s resources, and see a targeted and more effective campaign delivering the same message to a broader audience.
“All affected stakeholder groups need to collaborate together, be working off the same page and at the same time, be delivering the same message,” Craig said. “At the moment we are seeing several stakeholders including our own Club using individual resources, at times with slightly different messages, that are not reaching the full targeted audiences.”
“Collaboration between all stakeholder groups including transport companies and organisations, recreational vehicle (RV) clubs, RV industry groups and Federal and State Governments could see one major campaign. This saves on the resources currently being expended by individual stakeholders, would deliver common messaging, maximise distribution of material, and combine media efforts.”
Craig said that with many ACC members heading to Western Australia for our Club’s Annual General Meeting and National Muster at Denmark in October, our Club was delighted with the recent safety campaign being run by logistics company Centurion in that State.
“Our Club is currently undergoing a process of meeting and discussion with other RV Clubs and a truck driver campaign advocate on this very issue.”
“However this needs to be brought to a final result and the way that I can see this is by all major stakeholders, both truck organisations and RV groups, sitting down together and finalising an effective strategy for road sharing that all can work with and promote, and then establish the one effective campaign to deliver the same message.”
“The sooner that this can be done, the safer the roads will be for both truckies and vanners,” Craig said.
Our Club is delighted to announce the formation of our 51st branch following the success of our stand at the Cairns Expo.
The ACC Rainforest Ramblers was formed with a good start of 15 new members, following a meet and greet last Sunday. The branch will service RVers in the North Queensland regions of Cairns, Kuranda, the Atherton Tablelands and their surrounds.
“Our Club is always excited when a new branch forms and we welcome our new members to our ACC family,” our ACC Chairman Craig said.
“I would also like to especially thank our hardworking ACC members who worked so hard on the stand to ensure it was a success. Some members travelled all the way from Townsville. Your efforts are greatly appreciated by all ACC members,” Craig said.