2019 national get
The workshops & events began from the
Monday with members & invited guests hosting a number
of workshops on a variety of subjects relating to camper trailers, travel &
camping in general. Being an internet based group there are subjects where the
information cannot be easily exchanged through typing & this is where the
national meet gives the perfect opportunity for face to face workshops.
Workshops presented by members
included an in depth presentation by Greg Conlon using manual mode
on a DSLR digital camera, Never Fear a Salesman Again book launch by
George Mavros, a ladies cuppa & chat hosted by Carol Sanderson, a
demonstration using the Cobb Cooker by Gus Skinner, Craig &
Susie's workshop where members where shown how to make & cook
campfire campoven dampers & scones complete with a taste test, a
poets corner hosted by George Mavros, exchanging travelling, camping
& cooking ideas with Rob & Carol Sanderson & a CPAP presentation by
George Mavros while Rob Sanderson gave a rundown on what a CPAP
12volt battery draw is & how to setting up a 12volt battery
system. David Cook hosted the popular camper
trailer walkabout once again where members gave a brief talk on
what they liked or disliked about their camper trailers, while Kevin
Phillips hosted a similar walkabout for caravans.
Invited guests included Chris
Carrigan from Lithium Battery Systems who gave an overview of what a
lithium battery was, the application of lithium batteries in a
camper trailer, how to set up a system & also charge it.
Longtime member Shane Adams from Totally 12volt was back along with
apprentice Angus Renwick. Shane presented a workshop on the subject
of everything you need to
know about 12volt & a practical 12volt workshop.
They also assisted members who were experiencing 12volt troubles or
advised about 12volt system upgrades.
During the week Roger Duck sharpened knives. Members gave a donation
to the Bonalbo Community
Charities Fund for this service.
The auction night is always a fun
evening out as members bid on various items. This year saw over 110
items donated by members & local businesses. Bonalbo auctioneer
Tom 'Coop' Cooper provided plenty of entertainment throughout the evening.
$4005 was raised with proceeds donated to the Bonalbo Community
Charities Fund which will direct money into the community where it
is needed most.
Members who donated items for the auction include Kev & Katheen
Beckwith, Joan & Warren Marshall, Doug & Jenny Peisley, Grant & Sue
English, Chris & Carol Lawler, John & Penny Heath,
Elaine Baker, Ian & Edyth Wilkin, Merv &
Jane Tasker, Richard & Belinda Bryant, Kim Worth, Robyn & Lindsay
Jenkinson, Barry & Elaine Collier, Terry & Sandy Agland, Mark &
Fiona Stag, Andy Dale, Rick & Carol Harper, Bob & Lesley Lynch, Alex
& Jill Benham, Ian & Collette Garnham, Betty & Trevor Ray, Bill &
Kerrie Van der Heyden, Alan & Stasia Everingham, Chris & Leanne
Featherstone, Mary Anne Randahl & Joel Musgrave, Colin &
Sharon Tidey, Caroline & Roger Duck, Ian & Dianne Buchan, Gordon &
Von Tindal, Rob & Carol Sanderson, Matt & Wendy Stone, Jason & Sue
Cox, Dave Whitney,
David & Kristy Thorndike and Des & Anna
The Bonalbo Bowling Club donated two meals at their Blue Wren
Bistro for the auction.
The popular trivia night hosted by
Dave & Joy Wilkinson along with Dave & Jan Cook was well attended
once again. The perpetual trivia trophy is held by the winning team.
Entry was by gold coin donation with the $317 proceeds
donated to the Bonalbo Community Charities Fund.