Club News and Newsletters
Our Club Continues Expansion in Western Australia
One of Australia’s largest RV Clubs, the Australian Caravan Club (ACC), proudly welcomes the formation of the South West Wanderers, a new branch at Busselton, following a successful ‘meet and greet’ last Sunday, Club Chairman Craig Humphrey announced today.
“Our Club is delighted to see the establishment of our sixth branch in Western Australia,” Mr Humphrey said. “Western Australia continues to see our Club’s fastest growth in membership.”
“Our South West Wanderers branch is the first branch to be established outside the Perth metropolitan area. It will service members living in the Bunbury, Busselton, Dunsborough, Margaret River, Augusta and surrounding districts.”
“Sixteen members representing eight RV units have come together to form the new branch.”
The inaugural meeting was officiated by ACC Secretary and board director Maria Minchin. “We have had several members in the south west area for a long time and they were delighted to finally come together to form their branch,” Mrs Minchin said. “Last Sunday was a very exciting time for the new branch members as they selected the branch name. All committee positions of President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer were filled.”
“Congratulations to all the members of the ACC South West Wanderers and their committee,” said Mr Humphrey.
“The ACC is one of the largest RV Clubs in Australia. Our Australia-wide membership is currently around 4,500 and growing.”
“We are the Club for all RVers. We welcome owners of caravans, pop tops, motorhomes, campervans, slide-on campers, camper-trailers, and 5th wheelers without discrimination.”
“ACC membership brings with it a huge range of advantages including member benefits, free Farm Stays, and social and fun activities including muster and tagalong events where our members share RVing experiences with like-minded people.”
“We also have an active team who advocate on issues affecting RVers to all levels of government and the caravan manufacturing industry.”
Club Chairman Launches Target 500 Campaign
Increasing membership by at least 500, recruitment incentives, and raising public awareness of the Australian Caravan Club, are key features of a Target 500 campaign announced by our Club Chairman Craig Humphrey at the Kingaroy Chairman’s muster last weekend.
Mr Humphrey made these announcements while addressing Club members at a dinner at the Chairman’s muster.
“We are the Australian Caravan Club – the Club for ALL RVers,” Mr Humphrey said. “We are the Club where Friendships and Adventure begin.”
“I would like to announce that your Board has approved a membership recruitment and retention campaign which we are calling Target 500.”
“A key component of Target 500 is the raising of public awareness of our Club. You may have already noticed increased activity to raise the profile of our Club on our Facebook page, website, and out in the news media at large.”
“For the duration of this campaign, we will be using the slogan – Australian Caravan Club…where Friendships and Adventure begin. Wherever possible, I encourage branches and members to use this slogan in any official Club activity.”
“The campaign will run from 1 May 2017 to 1 May 2018 and I encourage all members of our Club to become involved in what I am sure everyone will find to be an exciting venture. By the end of Target 500 on 1 May 2018, it is intended that our Club membership will have increased by at least 500 RV units.”
An incentive of Target 500 is that any current members who recruit a member will receive a $25 fuel voucher for each new member signed. Board members are exempt.
“To be eligible for the $25 fuel voucher, the membership application form whether completed in print form or online must show the membership number of the referring member who has recruited them, in the place provided on our Club’s application form. If this is not done, we will have no way of linking the new club membership with the referring member.”
“While Target 500 does not officially start until 1 May, it has been agreed to honour sign ups from 26 February when your Board made the decision.”
Mr Humphrey said that Target 500 supporting material including new branch banners, beer coasters, magnetic car signs, and bumper stickers will be made available to branches for use during the campaign.
“A lot of work is also being done to increase member benefits to attract new members, and encourage membership retention.”
“The more members we have, the more influence we will have when lobbying caravan manufacturers and all levels of government for the betterment of ALL RVers,” Mr Humphrey said.
Hair nets were donned by our members attending the Kingaroy Chairman's muster on their visit to the Endeavour Foundation Biscuit Factory.
Members were shown the processes involved in making their biscuits. Jam drops was the flavour of the day. Coleslaw is also made at the factory. Products of jams, slices, cakes, chutneys, relishes) are shipped across mostof Queensland and into other States. They are also sold to supply long distance trains.