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Batlow national meet 2013


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batlow wednesday


Wednesday was Batlow community day. The day started with breakfast being cooked by the Batlow Rotary. On the menu was fruit & cereal to bread or toast, beacon, eggs & sausages along with a cup of tea or coffee. It was great to see everyone coming along to support the Rotary who did a fantastic job providing us with a feast.







community stalls & activities

A number of stalls were organised in the showground by the Rotary. They included a working antique apple peeler collection, displays by the Batlow Rescue & Gundagai Antique Car Club. There was also tours of the Batlow fruit co-op, barefoot bowls, darts & happy hour at the bowling club.

helicopter joy flights

A large number of members took the opportunity to view the surrounding area from a helicopter joy flight.

boles competition

The fifth annual soft floor (softies) V's hard floor (tin billycans) camper trailer boles competition was played.  The softies finally won the trophy with expert play from Tony & Sue Healy.

The Nyngan Cup

90 arrived from high and low
To play for the cup down at Batlow

4 years straight tin boxes had won
The tents on wheels have had no fun

The preliminary rounds were played
Healys - better than the other tenters stayed

Now to the final - first to 11
Would it be tin boxes
Was it a given

Tin's reps - the grand daughters of Marg and Greg
Were there to fight from start till end

As Boche tossed and some used a lofter
We got buzzed more than once by the helicopter

2013 goes down in history
the cup won for the tents by the Healys

Cup back with the custodian
glenn innes it will be going

So practice your Boche and Bolle too
The cup will be at Glenn what about you?

George Mavros  




photos dave bulman>



auction & dance

The evenings entertainment started with a local rock band. 

During the break Rob, Kevin & Jason auctioned off a number of items donated by members & businesses in aid of the Batlow Rotary with the aid of local auctioneer Dick Sedgewick.

A big thanks to Australian CamperTrailers Group members who donated items Kevin & Kathleen Beckwith, Doug & Jenny Peisley, Mal Lacey, Steve & Debbie Dwyer, Marie Pennykid, Dave & Joy Wilkinson, Dave & Jan Cook, Tim & Julie Howard, Peter & Helen Hartwig, John & Anita Beer, Lindsay & Sandra Rohleder, Wim & Judy Schneider, Tony & Sue Healy. Gus Skinner, Lindsay Jenkinson, Rob Norris & Julie Gill donated a $50 voucher for the Batlow RSL they had won during the afternoon session of barefoot bowls. The Batlow Rotary donated a small two litre keg of apple cider produce of the Batlow Apple Co-op.  

Businesses donating goods included Outback Now, BCF, Korr Lighting, BOS Jockey Wheels & Collyn Rivers.   

Jenny Peisley's handmade camper trailer quilt was auctioned for $500 while the Korr six LED lighting kit bought $300.

Donations to the Batlow Rotary were also made by Roger Fagan, president of the Australian Camper Trailer Manufacturing Guild & Colin Hopgood from BEST Water Filters.

All up the group managed to raise $3,003 during the auction plus another $251 in the bucket for the band which also went to the Rotary.  The music from  then continued.