BOG Donation to Jeparit Community

Submitted: Monday, Sep 14, 2009 at 17:55
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The BOG club members who attended this years Muster managed to raise $4,500 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 and Christmas Party received $2500. The group has been operating for a number of years now and it has become a real party for the whole town each year with previous residents returning to take part.

The Jeparit Volunteer Rural Fire Brigade and the neighbouring Pigick Volunteer Fire Brigade each received $1000 to be used for equipment purchases.
The Feral dog catcher of the district "Marg" is a member of the Pigick brigade and she did a great job organising our 4WD tag along through the Big Desert area, and Jock a local council employee who assisted us at the muster site delivering firewood and obtaining any equipment that we needed is a member of the Jeparit brigade, and they both have limited opportunities to collect donations from their local areas.

The Mayor of Hindmarsh Shire thanked the BOG members present for the support that we have given to the town and district and made several visits to the camp site to talk with BOG members.

The towns people have been marvellous to us and we believe that our donations have left a very positive impression of BOGGER in the town.

We came here being known as Bushtracker Caravan owners and are leaving being known as the "BOGGERS."

Brian


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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Reply By: Firefly - Tuesday, Sep 15, 2009 at 05:23

Tuesday, Sep 15, 2009 at 05:23
Brian,

you and the team that attended the Muster are to be commended for your generous support of local organisations in and around Jeparit. The great impression you made on that community will reflect on all BOG members and those of us not able to be at the Muster say a big thankyou to you all.

Cheers,

Vince
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Follow Up By: Uncle Dodgy - Wednesday, Sep 16, 2009 at 21:16

Wednesday, Sep 16, 2009 at 21:16
Brian and The Team

What more can we say that has not been said, other than Hear Haer!!

Congratulations to you all.

Sorry we couldn't make it.

Until next time.
John & Sharyn
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Reply By: NIK `N` OFF - Tuesday, Sep 15, 2009 at 07:19

Tuesday, Sep 15, 2009 at 07:19
Having attended the Muster, we can add to the 'feel good vibes' we received from dealing with some local retailers. We could tell they appreciated us being there and spending the few dollars we had in the community.

I'd like to add our public thanks to the BOG committee and everyone that helped make the muster what it was, a very enjoyable week despite the weather thrown at us.

Safe Travels to everyone.

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Mick & Vickie

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Reply By: CD & JW - Tuesday, Sep 15, 2009 at 16:48

Tuesday, Sep 15, 2009 at 16:48
Reiterating the comment posted on the other Jeparit report.


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.
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