Over $247,000 was injected into the economy of the Western Australian township of Denmark and its surrounds over 7 days of an Australian Caravan Club annual national muster earlier this month.
“In fact, some of our members explored the region for a couple of weeks and this expenditure is not included in the above tally,” said ACC Chairman, Craig Humphrey.
ACC Chairman Craig Humphrey noted that an interesting and fun filled programme had seen over 380 Club members travel to Denmark to attend the 7 day muster at the BIG 4 Ocean Beach Holiday Park.
The Muster was officially opened by the local State member Mr Terry Redmond MLA.
“The National Muster provided an atmosphere for Club members to chat informally with me and other board directors about Club matters,” Mr Humphrey said. “At least five happy hours, a first timer’s happy hour, a catered dinner, and morning teas throughout the muster provided ample opportunity for this.”
“One of my personal highlights was the Dragon Boating one morning – a first for a national muster and for many of the 36 participants”, said Mr Humphrey
“Our Club is most appreciative of the sponsorship and support that we received for the event from the local businesses in Denmark,” Mr Humphrey said.
Over the course of the muster, there were a number of organised activities. “For our members who like to experience a region and its history, there were visits to the National Anzac Centre, Whaling Station, the Gap and the Natural Bridge in Albany, and many wine and food outings around Denmark.
Members who like ‘tech talk’ were not disappointed. A very comprehensive presentation regarding vehicle and weight issues by Dragan Vasic, National Sales Manager, Lovell’s Springs drew a large audience.
Members also supported a fundraising charity afternoon tea for local Black Dog Ride with $500 provided to the charity and an additional donation of $425 was made to Angel Flight following a presentation by CEO Marjorie Pagani,” said Mr Humphrey.
At the Annual General Meeting Deb Bott was elected as a Director and Craig Humphrey returned as Chairman. The Secretary’s and Chairman annual reports are available to members on the ACC website.
ACC members are now turning their focus onto the Club’s 2019 Chairman’s Muster to be staged in Murray Bridge in South Australia from 14/3/19.