Trak Master Club coming to Bingara

September 29, 2009

Another travellers’ club is coming to Bingara. The Trak Master Off Road Caravan Club which is a caravanning and camping organisation, is meeting on Peter and Jan Rose’s property, Caloola where they will be camping for a week from October 14.  The club will be officially welcomed by the Mayor of Gwydir Shire Council at the Roxy, on October 17.

A number of activities have been planned for the visitors, including a tour of the Roxy and a film afternoon, a bus trip to Warialda and the New England Estate Winery and a barbecue, hosted by the Bingara Anglers Club.

The Bingara Garden Club will be organising visits to some of the local gardens to be followed by afternoon tea in the park. Quite a few of the caravanners will be coming to Bingara early so they can attend WAITE and the Shearing Championships in Warialda.

Organiser of the October gathering is Mr Ken Green from the Coffs Harbour Trak Master Club. When asked by the Advocate why Bingara was chosen as a venue, Mr Green said that friends in the club have friends in Bingara, whom they visited last year for the Orange Festival.

They were impressed with the town, recognising it as a nice place to stay, passing this information on to club officials.  Both Mr Green and Mr Lee visited Bingara earlier this year, making contact with Council’s events organiser, Mrs Rebecca Mack as well as local property owner, Mr Peter Rose.

Mr Lee said he had found Bingara to be “an attractive and particularly friendly town with a number of things to see, including the Roxy theatre”.  Mr Green said the club will be staging a members’ photography competition at the Roxy on the Saturday of their visit.

Club secretary, Mr Ken Lee said the club, needed a place within reasonable travelling distance for members from NSW and Queensland.

A gathering is held each March in Victoria, however, it was decided to hold a rally in NSW for the NSW and Queensland members who can’t always travel to the Victorian event. About half the club members are Victorians, as Trak Master is a Victorian company.

The most recent gathering held by the Trak Master Off Road Caravan Club was in Victoria in March.100 vans attended. Mr Green said he is anticipating upwards of 40 caravans at the Bingara gathering.

Mr and Mrs Rose raise money for the McGrath Foundation by offering camping along the river on their property.