Australian Caravan Club members from four branches
enjoying their recent muster
(photo: Frank Casey)
Sharing friendships and adventure
in a fun and relaxed environment
to put dampener on muster
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WIND and rain failed to dampen the spirits of Australian Caravan Club
members attending their second North Queensland combined branches muster
at Airlie Beach.
Attracting over 50 members from the club's Tropical Tourers branch
(Townsville), Sugar City Pioneers and Coral Coast Cruisers (Mackay
branches) and Capricorn Tourers branch (Rockhampton), the event was held
at the Island Gateway Holiday Park at Jubilee Pocket.
Organiser Linda Brierley said members from the four branches had enjoyed a
joint muster at Sarina last August so much that it was unanimously
decided to hold another one.
"While a bit of wind and rain didn't dampen our spirits, unfortunately the
region’s famed boat trips just weren't an option and outdoor activities
had to fit in between showers," she said.
"We chose the venue partly because of its beauty and ideal location for
the diverse group from as far north as Cairns and as far
south as Rockhampton. We also hoped our business would assist the area with
"While the Island Gateway Holiday Park was undergoing repair and
renovation during our visit, the park's management couldn't do enough to
assist us throughout the muster."
The park owners and manager put on a barbecue for the group, with proceeds
going to local charity Sailability.
"ACC members also donated prize pools from barefoot bowls and trivia
competition to Sailability," Ms Brierley said.
"Over the five days of the muster, we played barefoot bowls and had dinner
at the bowls club, had sunset drinks at the sailing
club, ran a trivia
competition and lunch at the Jubilee Tavern.
"There was also a games afternoon, barbecue breakfast and a competition
involving registration numbers that kept one branch busy all weekend.
"Despite all the activity at camp, we still managed to find time for
tag-along drives to Gloucester Bay and Cedar Creek Falls.
"Everyone is different and there was something for everyone."
ACC chairman Craig Humphrey congratulated the branches on their successful
"It's great to see our club members experiencing what membership is all
about – sharing friendships and adventure in a fun and relaxed
environment," he said.
There are now plans for a repeat muster next
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