No­mads’ birth­day bash

Coast branch cel­e­brat­ing their suc­cess

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - LIFE -

MEM­BERS of the Aus­tralian Car­a­van Club (ACC) Sun­shine No­mads branch had plenty to be happy about this year – the branch cel­e­brated its 10th an­niver­sary as a branch of the ACC.

ACC chair­man Craig Humphrey, of Golden Beach, said the ACC was ini­tially founded in 2006 at the Golden Beach Car­a­van Park at Caloun­dra.

“A group of car­a­van­ners felt that the then ex­ist­ing RV Clubs did not fo­cus enough on pro­tect­ing and rep­re­sent­ing the in­ter­ests of own­ers of car­a­vans,” he said.

“Our club has since grown and evolved to in­clude the own­ers of pop-top car­a­vans, mo­torhomes, slide-on cam­pers, camper-trail­ers, camper­vans and five-wheel­ers.

“While our mem­ber­ship base has changed, our sim­ple foun­da­tions have re­mained. Our fo­cus now is to pro­tect and rep­re­sent the in­ter­ests of all RVers.”

Mr Humphrey said the first branch of the ACC formed in April 2007.

“As the in­au­gu­ral branch, when the num­ber of branch mem­bers grew, the branch would work to form a new branch to ac­com­mo­date the grow­ing size of the ACC,” he said.

“Sev­eral of our club’s South­east Queens­land branches are as a con­se­quence of the work of the ACC Sun­shine No­mads.”

He said over the past decade, many ACC Sun­shine No­mads had made valu­able con­tri­bu­tions to the club.

“(They) have served as direc­tors on the club’s board, and have been a driv­ing force in mem­ber­ship re­cruit­ment, pol­icy, and club ad­min­is­tra­tion. Con­grat­u­la­tions and thank you to the mem­bers of the branch for the past 10 years,” he said.

ACC Sun­shine No­mads pres­i­dent Chris For­rest said branch mem­bers were very proud of their con­tri­bu­tions to the suc­cess that the ACC is to­day.

“Some mem­bers of our branch were found­ing mem­bers of the ACC,” he said.

“Our branch en­joys the so­cial as­pects of car­a­van­ning.

“We have a muster ap­prox­i­mately ev­ery six weeks at var­i­ous venues.”

“In ad­di­tion we also have lun­cheons through­out the year which al­lows every­one to catch up.”

For more, con­tact sun­shi­neno­[email protected] aus­tralian­car­a­van­club .com.au.

PHOTO: CHRIS FOR­RES

PROUD AS PUNCH: ACC Sun­shine No­mads cut­ting their 10th an­niver­sary cake.

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