Jeparit Muster Report

Submitted: Monday, Sep 07, 2009 at 02:04
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Almost all of the caravans that said that they were coming to the Muster are here now and we are about to meet the local Hindmarsh Shire Mayor who will be here to welcome everyone to the area and open the Muster with a wine and nibbles event.

The local towns people have been very good with some coming out and dropping off eggs and cakes for the members. The shops have opened on a Sunday just for our group and the local papers have published details and the Wimmera area radio stations are publicising the event also so a large number of people have come out so see the vans and talk with the members.

There are a few photos on the site under the Muster Tab.

The weather today has been very windy and a bit cool but we have had very little rain so everyone is having a good time.

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Reply By: CD & JW - Monday, Sep 07, 2009 at 04:03

Monday, Sep 07, 2009 at 04:03
Thanks for the update Brian.

Sounds like a very good start.

Looking forward to updates.

CD and LJW


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Reply By: NIK `N` OFF - Monday, Sep 07, 2009 at 08:49

Monday, Sep 07, 2009 at 08:49
Few more pics here

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Follow Up By: Gone Bush - Monday, Sep 07, 2009 at 09:12

Monday, Sep 07, 2009 at 09:12
Parkas, gloves, hoodies......

What's that tinkling sound I hear?

Sort of like brass spheres falling on the ground......

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Reply By: CD & JW - Monday, Sep 07, 2009 at 10:11

Monday, Sep 07, 2009 at 10:11
Tumblin tumbleweed

or it was....
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Reply By: Motherhen & Rooster - Tuesday, Sep 08, 2009 at 04:25

Tuesday, Sep 08, 2009 at 04:25
Sounds like a great success - congrats to the organisers. I thought you might bring the area such much needed rain.

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Reply By: Jars on tour - Tuesday, Sep 08, 2009 at 06:03

Tuesday, Sep 08, 2009 at 06:03
We are very disappointed we could not make it to the muster. Van all packed ready to depart early Sunday morning when grandson number two decided to make his arrival five weeks early late Saturday afternoon. So we are on baby sitting duties almost full time for the next few weeks. The Muster photos look great and we hope all is going well at Jeparit. Will definitely be at the Muster next year.
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Follow Up By: Noosa Fox - Tuesday, Sep 08, 2009 at 07:34

Tuesday, Sep 08, 2009 at 07:34
I bet you are loving having the other grandchild all to your self to spoil rotten while mum is away with the new baby.

Some of the grandmas here spent quite some time admiring a 2 month old child in the main street of Jeparit today.

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Reply By: CD & JW - Tuesday, Sep 08, 2009 at 08:49

Tuesday, Sep 08, 2009 at 08:49
Just checked out the photos here and under the Muster tab and they really give us an idea of the atmosphere. Thanks for posting them Brian.

Looks a great place for the Muster. The dry lake looks a bit forlorn though.

I am sure we will visit there at a later date.


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Reply By: Motley - Tuesday, Sep 08, 2009 at 22:42

Tuesday, Sep 08, 2009 at 22:42
It was a biiig fire on Spit Roast night. This is next morning!

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As usual our fearless President is carrying out R&D 24/7! This is his trial of a Lunar Panel. Results soon.

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Reply By: NIK `N` OFF - Saturday, Sep 12, 2009 at 00:18

Saturday, Sep 12, 2009 at 00:18
Some more photo's,

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The weather was at it's best yesterday but today it's battern down the hatches we are being hit by heavy wind & sand storm, the lake cannot be seen and it looks like the end of the World is near ....
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Reply By: Gone Bush - Saturday, Sep 12, 2009 at 01:38

Saturday, Sep 12, 2009 at 01:38
Mick, that's just a taste of things to come.

You'll be getting the weather we got last night in about 2 days.

I reckon Saturday night, Sunday morning, LOOK OUT!!

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Follow Up By: Seymour & Wanda - Saturday, Sep 12, 2009 at 02:20

Saturday, Sep 12, 2009 at 02:20
I think Stephen could be right it's a ripper September storm.

Make sure the hats and toupees are stuck well and truly on. Awnings may move you to a new location if left out.

It's great you have found some time to get the pic's and notes of the muster.

Cheers
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Reply By: Freewheelers - Sunday, Sep 13, 2009 at 04:49

Sunday, Sep 13, 2009 at 04:49
To all who posted photos,

Excellent job, you've given those of us who aren't with you the next best thing!

Many thanks

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Follow Up By: Noosa Fox - Monday, Sep 14, 2009 at 07:23

Monday, Sep 14, 2009 at 07:23
Stephen & Deborah,

You may have noticed that you were the lucky winners of the driving lights. I have them with me, so could you send me an email so that we can work out how to get them to you.

We will be in Melbourne about 25th Sept to 4th Oct and then back home about 10th October.

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Reply By: CD & JW - Monday, Sep 14, 2009 at 00:02

Monday, Sep 14, 2009 at 00:02
Wondering how you all survived the wild weather we heard hit Victoria yesterday. Or were you lucky in Jeparit.
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Follow Up By: Noosa Fox - Monday, Sep 14, 2009 at 07:45

Monday, Sep 14, 2009 at 07:45
The weather at Jeparit during the late morning to late afternoon on both Friday and Saturday was extremely windy, and because the lake is dry there was a huge dust cloud over the camp most of that time, that has left a fine talcum like powder over everything. Everyone put extra ropes on the awnings and annexe's and I don't believe that there was any damage caused.
It just meant that most people moved into their caravan to escape the dust and wind during that time.

Today the wind came up again this afternoon but it was from a slightly more westerly direction and not as strong so the dust was blowing away from the camping area.

The general consensus from those who have attended several rallies/musters was that this one has been the best yet, despite the weather conditions.

Everyone who went to the show Dimboola in the local Jeparit Town Hall last night had a thoroughly enjoyable night. Because of illness some of the local volunteers who acted out the play had to change their characters and they brought in new one, but it just added to the fun. Anyone who has seen the play would relate to "NO WORRIES". The cast even changed a number of their lines to include BOGGERS in the play.

A number of vans left this morning and most of those who are left will be pulling out tomorrow.

The club managed to raise $4,500 from those who attended and it has been donated to the local community.

The Jeparit charity group Mopoke that helps the local disadvantaged children, by ensuring that about 100 children receive a present from Santa, and a good Christmas dinner received $2500 and Jeparit and another neighbouring Volunteer fire brigade each received $1000 to be used for equipment purchases, so we are leaving the town in a very positive manner.

The township of Jeparit is in decline with a large number of shops empty caused partly by the drought, so they were very happy and excited to have over 50 caravans come to their town and support them in such a positive way. It also gave all the BOGGERS who attended a very warm feeling inside, knowing that the locals appreciated us being with them for the week and the way that we were able to assist their community.

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Follow Up By: CD & JW - Monday, Sep 14, 2009 at 08:52

Monday, Sep 14, 2009 at 08:52
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE COMMITTEE and everyone who helped make the Jeparit Muster such a success. How satisfying to be able to help the community as a by-product too.

Now

When you all catch your breath

We are waiting to hear where and when the next Muster will be held.
Hopefully at a time and place where we can join you all.



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Follow Up By: Noosa Fox - Monday, Sep 14, 2009 at 17:36

Monday, Sep 14, 2009 at 17:36
No decision has been made yet, but Alf Horne who has been to most Musters including this one will be making some inquiries with the council when he gets back home to the Atherton Tablelands to see if a couple of places that he knows of up there would be suitable.

It would definitely tick the boxes of being warmer, and there is unlikely to be the dust problems that we have had for the past 2 years.

If others have got suggested locations the committee would like to hear about them.

We will shortly put a post in the Swap Folder with a list of things that we would like to have available to make the muster a success.

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Reply By: NIK `N` OFF - Wednesday, Sep 16, 2009 at 04:17

Wednesday, Sep 16, 2009 at 04:17
I had a look but can see no way of uploading photos of the muster to the muster tab.

Brian feel free to copy the photo's across i have already uploaded in the thread,

It would be good to see photo's taken from other members during the muster even if they may be embarresing, lol

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