Ten years ago, a caravanner living at Lake Macquarie decided to contact other caravanners living on the New South Wales Central Coast, Lake Macquarie and Newcastle regions to gauge support for the formation of a branch of our Club.
His dream was realised when 9 vans and 18 people turned up at Taylors Beach Caravan Park for a “meet and greet” and the ACC Hunter Ramblers branch was born. Since its foundation, the branch has grown in size to 32 members.
In April this year, members of the Hunter Ramblers mustered at South West Rocks to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the branch. At the muster, branch president Ken outlined the history of the Ramblers, and praised those involved with the early establishment of the branch.
“Members of the Hunter Ramblers had a great time celebrating our 10th anniversary,” Ken said. “We had a very special morning tea and dinner to mark the occasion. In fact, the celebrations went on for an entire day.”
“Branch foundation members Ian and Cheryl cut our 10th anniversary cake at the morning tea.”
The morning tea was followed by some frivolity and fun with old fashioned games. A birthday dinner was held at the South West Rocks Surf Club in the evening. “Many stories of past musters created lots of laughter and maybe a little embarrassment between us.”
Ken said he put the long term success of the Ramblers down to the friendships and adventures shared between members of the branch. “We are a friendly group. We have around six musters every year and when one muster is over, we all start looking forward to meeting up for the next one.”
Our ACC Chairman Craig congratulated the Hunter Ramblers on the success of the branch. “The ACC Hunter Ramblers was one of our Club’s early branches to form and has successfully served RVers living in the Hunter region now for ten years. On behalf of all ACC members, I congratulate the branch.”
Any RVer requiring further information about the ACC or its Hunter Ramblers branch can contact the ACC on 1800 734 493.