FREE-SPENDING caravanners injected a whopping quarter of a million
dollars into a small Western Australian coastal community's
Over 380 members of the nationwide Australian Caravan Club descended on
the township of Denmark for the club's annual national muster.
And during the seven-day event, local businesses benefited to the tune of
"In fact, some of our members explored the region for a couple of weeks
and this expenditure is not included in the tally,"
club chairman Craig Humphrey said.
The muster, held at the BIG 4 Ocean Beach Holiday Park, was officially
opened by local State Member Terry Redmond.
CHARTERS TOWERS HERE WE COME
Caravan Club's 2020 Chairman's Muster will be held at Charters
Towers showground in Queensland from May 14 to 19, it has been
announced. Chairman Craig Humphrey said he was "greatly encouraged"
by the openness and warm reception the club's representatives had
received from the local regional council and community. Deputy Mayor
Sonia Bennetto said the area was "thrilled" to be hosting the event.
It provided an atmosphere for club members to chat informally with Mr
Humphrey and other board directors about club matters.
"At least five happy hours, a first timers' happy hour, catered dinner and
morning teas throughout the muster provided ample opportunity for this,"
Mr Humphrey said.
"One of my personal highlights was the dragon boating one morning – a
first for a national muster and for many of the 36 participants.
"Our club is most appreciative of the
sponsorship and support it received from the
local businesses in Denmark," he added.
For 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 together with many wine and food outings around
A comprehensive presentation on vehicle and weight issues by Lovells
Springs' national sales manager Dragan Vasic drew a large audience.
Members also supported a fundraising charity afternoon tea for local Black
Dog Ride, with $500 provided to the charity.
An additional $425 donation was made to Angel Flight following a
presentation by chief executive Marjorie Pagani.
At the annual general meeting, Deb Bott was elected a director and Mr
Humphrey returned as chairman.
ACC members are now focusing the club's 2019 Chairman’s Muster, to be held
in Murray Bridge in South Australia from March 14.