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32 members and 2 guests of the SA branch Lower Murray Gadabouts held an Australian Theme muster at the Mt Compass Caravan Park (one of our valued Member Benefit providers) on the Fleurieu Peninsula recently. Activities included visits to the Willunga markets and Victor Harbour. Members met at the camp kitchen, decorated with Australian flags for happy hours, pancake breakfast complete with fresh blackberries picked by Marie. Evening meal included pea and ham soup, meat pie, roast potatoes, mushy peas finished with dessert of pavlovas and lamingtons.
We had various members reading bush poems and then a sing along with lots of Australian favourites. As the theme was Australian, many of our members dressed to the theme and the winner with the best costume was one of our visitors, Dennis. We all had a great muster with lots of laughs.
ACC members are encouraged to join the Grass Roots Tour 2020 to assist disaster affected communities in South West Qld.
Suncoast Caravan Service is organising the “Grass Roots Tour 2020”. The ACC is a proud partner and encourages members to attend.
The purpose of the tagalong tour is to raise awareness how RV travellers can support drought and fire affected communities by travelling, visiting and staying in these areas.
The Grass Roots Tour 2020 is heading south west to Stanthorpe initially and ending in Miles. Along the way we will have Sponsored Happy Hour Events where we will be supporting nominated Community Groups in each town. There will be talks from local businesspeople, some of our corporate sponsors and local dignitaries.
Date: Friday 13th March—Sunday 22nd March 2020 Destinations: Stanthorpe, St George, Cunnamulla, Mitchell & Miles
Places are limited so members need to register as soon as possible.
A record number of registrations for the forthcoming annual Australian Caravan Club (ACC) Chairman’s Muster have been received for the Muster which is to be held in Charters Towers in May.
ACC Chairman, Craig Humphrey, said the response from members has been fantastic.
“Over 115 RV’s bringing 200 ACC members will visit the Charters Towers region for nearly a week from 14 May 2020. I had envisaged about 70 RV’s attending but I am really overwhelmed with the response.
“Following strong representation from local organisers - Judy de Loryn and Linda Brierley, I was very supportive of staging this year’s Chairman’s Muster in Charters Towers.
“As a group of senior RV travellers covering the four corners of this great country, our members have seen the devastation caused by drought and other severe weather events.
“Our members have been very strong in wanting to provide more support in drought-affected areas. When we stay in rural areas, research indicates our members spend up to $100 per day which supports local business.
“This is an example of RV travellers being able to directly support affected regions and I commend both the organisers and members for such a positive reaction to date,” said Mr Humphrey.
Charters Towers Regional Council’s Deputy Mayor, Cr Sonia Bennetto said she is thrilled by the response from the ACC community.
“We’re excited to have so many ACC members register for the Chairman’s Muster. It will be fantastic for our community and a real boost to our local economy.
“We can’t wait to show off what our region has to offer,” said Cr Bennetto.
Whilst in Charters Towers, ACC members will visit several local attractions, have catered meals and support a local charity organisation.
“I encourage local businesses to reach out to the organisers to see how they can promote their business to the ACC members,” said Cr Bennetto.
The ACC was founded in September 2006 and is now the second largest multi-brand RV club in Australia.