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1 Jayco Club of New South Wales P.O. Box 4503, Lake Haven 2263 April 2018 Newsletter ANNUAL SUBSCRITIONS Annual subscriptions become payable by May Subscriptions of $30 in cash or cheque will be accepted by direct deposit to the following bank account. Jayco Club of NSW Inc Westpac Dapto BSB: Account #: Please ensure that you put your name in the appropriate area of the transaction so we know who has sent us the funds. LIZ (treasurer) If you wish to pay by any other means please contact Maria at her address for details on how to do so. Wendy s Wanderings WHERE WE VE BEEN BUDGEWOI (Annual Meeting) As is normal for this our second largest event of the year a large number of members were present Some for the week or longer, a weekend or even as day visitors. Much of the week was spent socialising, drinking coffee and soaking up the atmosphere of this of this lovely area. The annual meeting saw the same faces re elected to the committee with some scones and jam being the premier attraction. The club supplied hamburgers proved a hit that night with lots of good will towards the chefs who once again excelled. Lunch out was again a favourite with the local bowling club proving to be popular. Much talk of fishing but not a line was wet. Tuesday pm the park management warned of severe weather forecast for that night. This saw a lot of hurried departures, especially from some who had lakeside views last year. Another successful rally which all participants hope to take part in again

2 Tag a Long Budgewoi to the Griffith State Rally then to Bathurst Attendees: Terry & Lorraine Bain, Shaun Bowers & Lorraine Barrett, Paul & Helen Anderson, Joe & Wendy Agius. & Robin & Dorothy Wells from Morula, Ernie & Carline Ross from Cootamundra to Weethalle. First Stop Berry 4 vans left Budgewoi around 9am Wednesday 21 st March to make our way to Berry. Rain, lots of big trucks and a very congested Pennant Hills Road tested our drivers. We met up for a pit stop and coffee at partridge rest area. Paul and Helen went via Kangaroo Valley (oops they missed the turnoff) and had a very scenic trip to Berry. The showground at Berry has lots of grass, a camp kitchen and all facilities of a caravan park, and in a good location with a 10-minute easy walk into town. There were constant showers overnight we made use of the camp kitchen (the old chook shed) for morning tea, leaving Berry around to make our way to Moruya for our 3-night stay. Berry is a good overnight stop or for a longer stay, on the 3 rd Sunday of the month the very popular Berry markets are held in the showground. Moruya We arrived around noon, set up and settled in for lunch and an afternoon rest. Dinner was at the local bowling club for the pizza and wine night. The park has made a few changes with a new large pool and heated spa, a tennis court, jumping pillow and children s play area, all located behind the camp kitchen. Friday a trip to the Bodalla Cheese Factory for hot scones jam and cream for our morning tea, a visit to Potato Point followed. Robin and Dorothy came up empty handed for the members draw and meat raffle at the bowling club Friday night. Saturday some visited the markers hoping for a few bargains. A BBQ Saturday night in the camp kitchen finished off our last night at Moruya. Jindabyne We left Moruya around 8.30am to our first stop at Bemboka Park for morning tea. We arrived at Jindabyne around 1pm setting up in the rain and strong winds. We all hibernated to our vans for the night due to the very gusty winds that were constant all night only easing the next morning. We needed jumpers, jackets and beanie s before venturing out of our vans to meet for morning tea, thankfully the winds eased by the afternoon. The camp kitchen gave us protection from the cold air for our afternoon tea & happy hour, there were large wall heaters so a BBQ dinner was planned in order for us to keep out of the cold and make use of them. Tuesday after morning tea we all went for a scenic drive to Thredbo, the place was almost deserted, after climbing what seem like 100 stairs we managed to find a café for lunch. Tuesday night we decided to make use of the parks Pizza Oven with Shaun and Lorraine being elected as the purchasing officers for the delicious pizzas from the local shop, well done $7 per couple for two pizzas of our choice. Joe made sure the oven was hot and the men took turns cooking the pizzas for us, each pizza only took about two minutes to cook and were enjoyed by all.

3 Our view over Lake Jindabyne Joe keeping the pizza oven going Tumut We left at 9am making our way to Adaminaby for our morning tea stop. The Snowy Mountain Highway was for me, a heart in my mouth journey with a very steep and narrow 6 km descent. We made a quick stop along the way at the very picturesque Blowering Dam. All vans were set up and ready for afternoon tea by 3pm. Thursday was Joe s birthday and a celebrational lunch was enjoyed by all at the Oriental Hotel Tumut, the men enjoyed a few ales of the pubs boutique beers. Back at the parks for afternoon tea, coffee and cake to finish off the afternoons celebrations. An early morning tea before leaving the park around 9.45am to make our way for the long 97ks trip to Cootamundra. TO BE CONTINUED

4 Wendy s Wanderings WHERE WE RE GOING The first tag a long was a great success, we travelled over 2700klms through some of the driest country side I have ever seen, the farmers are really doing it tough on the land. We would travel along and not see any live stock in the paddocks, no birds, not even road kill, as there is no feed or water for them. Arriving in Griffith the scenery changed and the area is green and lush with many crops and fruit trees planted. The State Rally was a credit to the Griffith Caravan Club. N.B. Griffith is no longer a fruit fly exclusion zone and no inspections are made re fruit carried into the area. Western NSW tag a long from Mudgee from 26 th September. This tag a long takes us through outback NSW and into QLD finishing up at Nundle NSW for a club rally 17 th October. There are 11 members attending so far, I need to confirm bookings soon, if you would like to join us for the whole trip or somewhere along the way would you please let me know by the end of March. The full programme is attached The members attending from Mudgee are, Agius, Bain, Battaglia, Ross, Henderson, Anderson, Bailey, Bowers, Wells, Bradshaw, Beesley.

5 The closing dates for next rallies 16 th 23 rd May Shellharbour Shellharbour Beachside Tourist Park 1 John Street Shellharbour PH: Paul & Helen Anderson $38 nightly $45pn waterfront Deposit by 31 st January Deal of stay 7nts pay 6 nights If you wish to Shellharbour rally please contact the park NOW as sites are limited Free sausage sizzle lunch Wood fire Pizza night can be arranged 13 th 20 th June North Haven North Haven Holiday Park The Parade Nth Haven PH: Neville & Joy Henderson Sites guaranteed to 30 th April. Umina Rally: 18th July at Ocean Breach has NOT as yet been booked, the park will only hold sites for 2 weeks, they have assured me there will be plenty of sites for us. I will make a booking mid-may and notify everyone by when it is time to make a booking. Our Host for this rally are John & Karin Gillett. Wendy If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen are defrocked, shouldn't? electricians be delighted musicians be denoted models be deposed tree surgeons be debarked cowboys be deranged TRIVIA!! 1.What is the decimal equivalent of the binary number 100? 2.What is your hallux? 3. What does an ichthyologist study? 4. In what year did James Watson and Francis Crick discover DNA? 5.Verdi s Aida was written for what event? Answers p 5 Jokes that make you go HMMM Ever wonder how much deeper the oceans would be without sponges? If light travels faster than sound, is this why some people appear bright until you hear them speak? He who laughs last, thinks slowest. Why is it called rush hour when the traffic is moving the slowest? If love is blind, why is so much money spent on lingerie? If a pig loses its voice, is it disgruntled? If corn oil comes from corn, where does baby oil come from? If you only have one TV, why do they call it a TV set? A fine is a tax for doing something wrong. A tax is a fine for doing so well. Why is a man who invests all your money called a broker? If the person who plays a piano is called a pianist, If people from Poland are called Poles, why don't we call people from Holland Holes?

6 Trivia Answers Big Toe 3. Fish Opening of Suez Canal Maria s Murmurings April 2018 The AGM is over for another year. We ve had a couple of changes to the committee. Firstly Sue Bradshaw resigned her position and secondly Carline Ross is our newest member. Congratulations to all who have again taken up the posts for another year. The rally report has all the details of the events of the rally. Attached are the minutes from the AGM and the General Meeting. If you are unable to open the documents, please let me know and I ll forward to you separately. General Meeting Minutes AGM April - Judi Cavanagh (6 th ); Karin Gillet (12 th ); Vera Sutherland (17 th ); Peter Lowe (22 nd ); Bob Best (26 th ) New Members: We ve had no new members for the last few months. Enquiries come through our web site, but unfortunately do not result in membership. Club Merchandise The following endorsed merchandise is available through Lorraine Bain either by phone on or via at Monte Carlo Shirts (White /Navy) Biz Cool (Summer National/State Rally) Ladies 8-24; Men s S 5XL $26.00 Poly Fleece Jackets Navy Magnetic Name Tags $32.00 $10.00 Add your name $ March17th.G eneralmeetingminutes March17th.A GMMinutes.Budgewoi Birthday wishes for March and April. March Maria Every (4 th ); Terry Bain (9 th ); Ian Bailey (10 th ); Kevin Blakelock (14 th ); Barry Hanger (26 th ); Joe Agius (29 th ) Club Committee: President: Neville Henderson: Vice President Ron Scanes: Secretary: Maria Battaglia: Treasurer: Liz Beesley: Rally Co-Coordinator Wendy Newsletter Editor: Terry Bain: Committee Member: (Web Master) Lorraine Barrett: Committee Member: Shaun Bowers: : Committee Member: Sue Bradshaw: Committee Member: Ernie Ross:

7 Western NSW Tag a Long starting from Mudgee on 26 th September Date Nights Town Camp Location Tariff Distance to next Camp Booking Details 19 th to 25 th September 7 Mudgee Mudgee Riverside Caravan Park $198 = 7 nts Mudgee to Nyngan Club Rally Wed to Wed Short Street Mudgee PH: ks 26 th & 27 th September Wed & Thursday 2 Nyngan Nyngan Riverside Tourist Park Barrier Hwy Nyngan $32 per night Nyngan to Bourke 204ks No booking required 28 th to 30 th September Friday to Sunday 1 st & 2 nd October Monday & Tuesday 3 rd & 4 th October Wednesday & Thursday 5 th to 7 th October Friday to Sunday 8th October Monday 9 th to 12 th October Tuesday to Friday 13 th & 14 th October Saturday & Sunday 15 th & 16 th October Monday Tuesday 17 th October Wednesday PH: Bourke NSW Kidmans Camp Kidmans Way Nth Bourke PH: Cunnamulla QLD Cunnamulla Tourist Park 65 Watson St. Cunnamulla PH: Charleville QLD Evening Star Tourist Park 818 Adavale Road Charleville PH: Roma QLD Roma Ups N Downs Caravan Pk ad Farm Stay 78 Hartley St Roma PH: $36 per night Bourke to Cunnamulla 258ks $38 per night less 10% Top Park discount $25 per night All facilities 1 Nindigully Pub QLD Nindigully Pub Via Thallon Free camp at Pub 4 Lightning Ridge NSW Opal Caravan Park 142 Pandora St Lightning Ridge PH: Moree Gwydir Caravan Park & Thermal Pools NSW Gwydir Caravan Park Amaroo Drive Moree PH: Gunnedah NSW Gunnedah Tourist Caravan Park 51 Henry St Gunnedah PH: Nundle NSW Start of Club Rally Fossickers Tourist Park 103 Jenkins St Nundle PH: $38 per nt less 10% Top Park Discount Cunnamulla to Charleville 200ks Charleville to Roma 267ks Roma to Nindigully Pub 237ks Nindigully Pub to Lighting Ridge 232ks Lightning Ridge to Moree 264ks $33 per night Moree to Gunnedah 200ks $34 per night Gunnedah to Nundle 142ks $32 per night $192 =7 nights No booking required Members to book own sites No booking required