Anyone would think it’s Christmas!
Well for the ACC Northern Bushwhackers and several other ACC members who joined them at the Samford Scout Association facility this weekend for a Christmas in July, it was!
Thanks to Kathy for these fantastic photos, many of us will be able to recognise the faces of Kathy and Vince (ACC Gold Coast Gadabouts), Kim (our Club’s marketing assistant) and Trevor (ACC Sunshine Nomads), and Bernie (ACC Lone Trekkers and ACC Tassie Travellers).
What a great night was had by all. Special thanks to ACC Northern Bushwhackers branch secretary Ralph for all his tremendous efforts in arranging the event and venue.
Heading up the Bruce Highway? If so, and if you are a member of the Australian Caravan Club (ACC), you might like to stay at Bundilla, our ACC Farm Stay of the Month for July.
You will find Bundilla at Apple Tree Creek near Childers and hosts Ruth and Kingsley make ACC members feel very welcome.
At Bundilla you will find plenty of room to camp under iron bark, gum top box and spotted gum trees. You’re sure to see lots of birds. Members staying here have spotted king parrots, and crimson and pale headed rosellas to name but a few.
From Bundilla, members can visit a bird sanctuary, Snakes Down Under Reptile Park and Zoo, Chinchilla backpackers’ memorial, local wineries and it’s only a short drive to Woodgate Beach.
Kingsley and Ruth welcome members anytime they are at home and not on the road, so members must please phone ahead first.
The ACC’s Farm Stay Scheme is an initiative that arose when a group of ACC members expressed an interest in making space available on their properties for fellow Club members to stay short term, free of charge. Guidelines are in place for users of the Farm Stay Scheme based on the laws of the relevant authorities. ACC Farm Stays are only available to ACC members.
Further details about Bundilla and all other ACC Farm Stays can be found on the ACC website under the On the Road / RVSTAY / Farm Stay tab. Members – don’t forget to log in first!
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Australian Caravan Club Limited will be held at the Bingara Showground, Bowen Street, Bingara, NSW, 2404 on Saturday 21st October 2017 at 4 pm.
All members of the Australian Caravan Club Ltd are cordially invited to be present.
- Present—as per the Attendance Register.
- Minutes from previous meeting.
- Business arising—nil
- To receive the Chairman’s Report.
- Acceptance of the Director’s and Financial Statements.
- To receive the Secretary’s Report.
- Proposed Fees—no change is proposed.
- To elect incoming Directors (2 of) –
The following nominations for vacant positions on the Board of Directors have been received:
For Position Number DP2 - The present incumbent, Mrs Maria Minchin has renominated for a further term. No other nominations have been received.
For Position Number DP3 – The present incumbent, Mr Graham Christie has renominated for a further term. No other nominations have been received.
- Proposed Special Resolutions – no special recommendations proposed
- Notice of Motion – “The Board recommends that the Australian Caravan Club appoint Simon Green of Levert Audit Services Nambour as Club Auditor”.
- Notice of Motion -“The Board recommends that former Director - Treasurer and current Webmaster Robert Tudor (Member number V00003) be awarded Honorary Life Membership of the Australian Caravan Club Ltd.” (See notes below - click "Read More")
- Meeting close
Maria Minchin (Secretary)
Over 50 members from two North Queensland branches and one Central Queensland branch of the Australian Caravan Club (ACC) will be attending a joint three branch muster with the Club’s National Chairman and Membership Director at the Sarina Showgrounds next month.
ACC National Chairman Craig Humphrey and Membership Director Graham Christie will each travel over 800 kilometres from South-East Queensland to attend the muster. This is the first time the ACC has held such an event in North Queensland.
The muster to be held from 10 to 14 August 2017, will be attended by Club members from the ACC Sugar City Pioneers branch based in Mackay, the ACC Tropical Tourers branch based in Townsville, and the ACC Capricornia Tourers branch based in Rockhampton.
“As well as being a fun event, this joint muster will also provide our members in the Rockhampton, Mackay and Townsville regions with an opportunity to sit down with two directors of our Club and put forward their own views and ideas for our Club face to face,” said ACC Chairman Craig Humphrey. “Our members are really looking forward to the event.”
“As with all ACC musters, our members will be able to share their travelling experiences and exchange tech tips over the daily Happy Hour.”
“The Australian Caravan Club is currently in the middle of a Target 500 Campaign aimed at membership growth and retention. During our time at the Sarina muster, Membership Director Graham Christie and I will also be happy to answer any membership enquiries from anyone interested in joining our Club.”
Over the duration of the muster, Club members will have the opportunity of participating in many events.
Event organiser Paul Eyles from the ACC Sugar City Pioneers branch based in Mackay said that members attending the muster will certainly have no time to be bored with a broad range of activities on offer.
“There will be a horse event to watch in the show ring that weekend, and the Sarina Information Centre Complex has an arts and crafts centre, museum and the multi-award winning Sarina Sugar Shed,” said Mr Eyles.
“Representatives from the Mackay Regional Council will also be attending and addressing members at 3pm on the Saturday.”
“Members will also have the option of choosing from one of several day drives available to them to places of interest such as Kinchant Dam and General Gordon Hotel at Homebush, Hay Point Coal Terminal Lookout and home via Sarina Beach, the Mackay Harbour and Marina, or see if they can spot whales from the Lamberts Beach viewing platform.”
“We are the ACC, the Club for ALL RVers …where Friendships and Adventure begin. We welcome owners of caravans, motorhomes, campervans, campertrailers, slide-on campers and 5th wheelers without discrimination,” said Mr Humphrey.
The Australian Caravan Club (ACC) is delighted to welcome Big4 South Durras Holiday Park to its member benefits programme.
Situated 15 kilometres North-East of Batemans Bay, Big4 South Durras Holliday Park is just 100 metres from Durras Beach and there are certainly a lot of other beaches close by.
Did you know that South Durras is the gateway to Murramarang National Park, a place of pristine beaches and where you will find Lake Durras?
There is a lot to see and do at South Durras. You can fish off the beach, rocks or Lake Durras, bush walk in Marramarang National Park, kayak in Lake Durras, explore the rock pools, enjoy nature and birds, surf, snorkel, and dive to name but a few.
The Park’s facilities include new fire braziers, a children’s playground, seasonally heated outdoor swimming pool, mini basketball court, life-size checkers, outdoor large screen TV cinema, peddle powered quad bikes, camp kitchen, expresso coffee machine, free gas barbeques and modern amenities.
Big4 South Durras Holiday Park has powered and unpowered sites and a variety of villas and cabins. Powered ensuite sites are also available.
ACC members are offered a 10% discount off their stay in low and standard seasons on production of their ACC membership card.
The Park is pet-friendly (Christmas school holidays, Easter or October long weekend excepted) and the friendly team are happy to assist you with information on local tours and attractions.
They enjoyed a tour of the Auscot Gin, organised by Park hosts Andrew and Deb.
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission - Product Safety Australia has issued a recall on some Goldstar Caravans as the structural longevity of the Draw-Bar is uncertain on some caravan models constructed with an aluminium chassis due to the absence of strengthening gussets. To find out more go to https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/goldstar-rv-goldstar-caravans-assorted-models