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Old 14-01-19, 07:14
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With less than 2 months now until the next Swim-In please get your entries in ASAP. The next newsletter will be out next week. If you are not on our database please forward an email to

We have a good program of events starting on Wednesday with a trip to Dookie via three lots of painted grain silos. We will stop at Devenish where we will hear from a historian then make our way to Dookie for lunch and I am sure everyone will like to look at the Dookie Emporium.

Thursday's trip is to Berrigan - 9am: Trip to Kel Baxterís property at Berrigan, here is some of the things we will see;
Farming - Corn crops with possible harvester demonstration - Cotton crops nearing maturity - Grain storage facilities - Large Farm machinery and a few items of old farm machinery on display - Old Woolshed Transport: Road Trains and B Doubles and a couple of old trucks on display - Couple of old cars.
Military: The seven that go to Corowa and a couple that donít and the work they do on the farm and the chance of a surprise.

Friday is a trip to the South Corowa Primary School in the morning and in the afternoon a visit to Maurice Wilson's property on the outskirts of Corowa.
In the evening Doug Draeger is our guest speaker at the Corowa Football Club. A meal is also offered for $20 per person.

Saturday starts with the parade leaving Bangerang Park at 9am sharp then out to the Showgrounds for the Swap Meet.
In the afternoon there will be vehicle activities from 1pm and we hope everyone can come along on Saturday night at 7:30pm. Come to the Radar Van. All participants are invited to our commemoration and presentations. We are celebrating 40 years of this event and if you were there in 1980 we hope you can come along for a commemoration and group photo. Following this will be presentations and awards and if any-one wants to talk about organizing an event over the next few years we hope they will come along.

Please read this;
You may not be aware that the Ball Park Caravan Park is now under new management. It is still owned by the Federation Council, but has new managers from a company running the park on behalf of the council. The park is being upgraded and current fire and safety regulations are being put into place so there are likely to be a few changes to when you were there last time. The park has only ever had a licence for 80 unpowered camp sites and this is now being enforced. Camping has also been removed from the oval, to provide recreational space, however for our event the management are allowing some camping on the oval. Also there are boom gates by the park office, to make the site more secure.

The toilet and shower facilities for campers, disabled and families have been upgraded, and all of these are now fully open including the one that was near to the jumping pillow.

There will be no camping under annual sites.

If you intend staying at Ball Park, you need to book in advance and pay a deposit, so if you have not done so already, you are advised to book your campsite as soon as possible.

The new managers are Anne and Peter George, their number is (02) 6033 1426 and there is a new email address, which is

The KVE Committee have met the new management on two occasions so they are aware what our wishes and needs are to run a smooth event and they are keen to help us but at the same time we have to accept the new changes. We hope you will be considerate and understanding about this and appreciate the groundwork that has been done in recent months to make the 40th Swim-In a success.

The KVE Radar trailer and Site Office will be relocated to the grassed area opposite the Ball Park office adjacent to the row of cabins. This makes it outside of the boom gates as vehicles and participants not residing at Ball Park will not be able to pass this point. Limited parking will be available on the slip road on the left as you approach the Ball Park office for those coming to register their entries at the KVE Site Office, or alternatively you can park in Rowers Park across from the main entrance to Ball Park.

Every effort is being made to make the 2019 Swim-In a great event.

Thank you
from the Committee of KVE Inc.
Jan Thompson
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Research & Development
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