Vanners give Elmore’s economy a big boost

April 11, 2018

There was a huge turnout for the Australian Caravan Club's Elmore Chairman’s Muster

MORE than $37,000 was injected into the Elmore economy when the Australian Caravan Club (ACC) Chairman’s Muster was in town last month.

ACC chairman Craig Humphrey said an interesting program saw 150 club members travel there to attend the five-day event at Elmore Events Centre from March 8 to 13.

The muster was officially opened by City of Greater Bendigo Mayor Margaret O’Rourke and incorporated several events for members.

“The Elmore Chairman’s muster provided an atmosphere for club members to chat informally with myself and three other board directors about club matters,” Mr Humphrey said.

“Five happy hours, a first timer’s afternoon tea, a catered dinner, and morning teas throughout the muster provided ample opportunity for this.”

“Our club is most appreciative of the sponsorship and support we received for the event from the City of Greater Bendigo, local businesses in Elmore, the Elmore Events Centre, and the Campaspe Shire.”

Mr Humphrey said some members remained exploring the region for a couple of weeks and spent even more in the area.

“For our members who like to experience a region and its history, there was the HV McKay Rural Discovery Centre. This included the history of the Sunshine Harvester,” he said.

“A tour of the Port of Echuca Discovery Centre was followed by a lunch cruise on the Murray River on MV Mary Ann and a visit to a Beer Shed and Heritage Farm Museum.

“Members also supported a fundraising breakfast cooked by the Lions Club and Olives were sampled at the Campaspe Olive Grove.”

The event concluded with the announcement of Murray Bridge in South Australia as the venue for our 2019 Chairman’s Muster.

ACC members now turn their focus to the club’s 2018 National Muster to be held in Denmark, Western Australia in October.

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