Record number of Australian Caravan Club members racing to Charters Towers Chairman’s Muster

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.

Local businesses wishing to get involved in the ACC Muster, by providing an incentive or special voucher to Muster attendees, are encouraged to email the Charters Towers event convenors Linda and Judy by email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

“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.

Welcome to Pamper Paws

We welcome Pamper Paws Dog Spa to our Member benefits program.

In 2017, Pamper Paws opened, providing Blayney NSW with quality dog grooming services.  Pamper Paws relocated to Mackay QLD in January 2020.

Meagan regularly attends grooming seminars to stay up to date with grooming styles, equipment and products.  She also completes at dog grooming competitions around the country.

Pamper Paws Dog Spa are offering touring ACC members a 10% discount off any Grooming Service and free Doggy Day care with all grooming services

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WELCOME TO DIRTY GIRDY

After founding and running the Warrnambool Ukulele Group for six years, the three of us, Annie, Judith and Kevin decided it was time to let others have a chance to takeover. Already we had a three-piece group playing sixties music (Guitar, Bass and Drums).  We kept playing our Ukuleles every week at home, trying out new ways of interpreting songs.  While playing around with different tunes we produced a song to celebrate Annie’s Kazoo; namely, “Dirty Girdy”.  Hence the name of the group.  From there we created more songs.

We noticed most music ignored issues from ‘third age’ people, ie those heading to retirement or past middle age.  Why not pen some songs about them?  Why not produce The Grey Album? Thus, began our task of listening to our friends discussing issues that faced them in their daily lives.  Sometimes we could use humour or make satirical comment.  For example, being grandparents inspired “Only Passing Through” and ownership of caravans gave us “Grey Nomad”.  Other times the issues required us to celebrate.  For instance, “I Still Love You” and “Still Romance”.  There were times we developed songs about life processes like “Retiring” and “Downsizing”.  At other times we couldn’t shy away from the plight of friends where songs required more pathos like “Ageing Blues” or occasionally mixed with humour like “Mobile Society”.  

Knowing the Ukulele is popular with ‘third age’ people we used different styles (country blues, contemporary folk, rhythm and blues, and reggae) to demonstrate the Ukulele’s potential for a variety of rhythmic patterns.  It's been a steep learning curve; writing songs, arranging them, having them recorded, getting the CD cover designed and reproduced and learning a range of computer programs to build websites, produce videos etc.  

It continues to be fun playing Ukulele and constantly learning new techniques.  Like anything practice makes perfect.  We are a long way from perfect, but we will seek to keep on improving our Ukulele playing.  Look for us on YouTube, Facebook and our website www.dirtygirdy.net .