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Old 12-06-11, 07:33
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Default 2012 Corowa Swim-In Year of the 6x6

Hi all,
It is only 9 months until the next Swim-In. We have just released our 9th Newsletter so if you haven't received a copy please send me an email. It appears that we will have a number of 6x6 vehicles. KVE would appreciate your Entry Forms ASAP so if you require a copy also send me an email.

On 23rd July we will have our next KVE AGM and General meeting. It will be held at Corowa from 3pm. We welcome anyone to attend. We are also requiring a new editor and Webmaster so if you can help this would be greatly appreciated. To be honest this takes very little time compared to the rest of the event organising. Anyone is welcome to join KVE so please send an email if you require further information.

Once we have met in July we should be able to let you know the program of activities.
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Old 25-08-11, 12:21
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We are nearly ready to release our next KVE newsletter. Thought I would share with you the report I have placed in the newsletter. If you aren't on my database send me an email so I can make sure you receive all the Corowa updates.

Secretary’s / Public Relations Report
We need to remind enthusiasts that each year we have a theme but you are always welcome to attend with any ex-military vehicle you own or come along in your modern vehicle to be a part of the gathering.

KVE preparations for the swim-in: March 2012:
In July we had a KVE AGM and a General Meeting at Corowa. A number of KVE Inc members turned up and we can now release our Program of Events. We need to remind enthusiasts that each year we have a theme but you are always welcome to attend with any ex-military vehicle you own or come along in your modern vehicle to be a part of the gathering.

Entry Form for 2012:
If you haven’t returned your Entry Form for 2012 please do so ASAP so it gives the organisers an indication of the numbers and types of vehicles along with the number of participants we are to expect. It only costs $15 per vehicle to enter and if you preregister by 29th February you will receive a participant pack upon arrival in Corowa. Last year we were given vouchers from local businesses so make sure you look at the information in your pack when you receive it as there could be important information on the event, Voting Form, vouchers and mementoes included in your pack.

KVE Site Office:
Robert Pearce will be organising the Site Office roster for 2012. We are looking for people who may be interested in helping out. It is a good opportunity to meet some of the participants from far and wide. KVE would like to give thanks to those people who assisted last year. At this stage the office will be open at the following times:
Monday 12th March: 9-11am and 3-6pm
Tuesday 13th March: 9-11am and 3-6pm
Wed 14th March: 8.30-11am and 3-6pm
Thur 15th March: 8.30-11am and 3-6pm
Fri 16th March: 8.30-11am and 3-6pm
Sat 17th March: from 7.30-8.45am: People who have arrived overnight or just for the parade should go straight to Bangerang Park. You will be able to get your package if you have pre-registered or receive your vehicle number. Site office at Airport will open at 8.30 to 12.30pm. Voting forms can be submitted up until 12 midday at the Airport Site Office.
To put your name down for a time contact Robert on Email: hrpearce123@bigpond.com or phone: 02 69465101.

At the Site Office you are welcome to have a look at various boards and put advertisements up on the following boards:
a) For Sale and Wanted advertisements: there will be a board for you to put advertisements on.
b) Coming Events: If you want to advertise any future events you will be participating in then feel free to put a notice on the Coming Events board.
c) Your contact details if you are looking to meet other participants
Articles on past Corowa Events: please give to Jan if you have any of these. There are a number of notice boards which have copies of articles from past Corowa events. Take a look when you have spare time as you might appear in one of more of these articles.
A whiteboard at the front of the Site Office will advise of ‘Today’s and Tomorrow’s Activities’. Please check this daily in case of time changes.
Coffee & Tea: you are welcome to make yourselves a free coffee or tea.

Vehicle Numbers:
Upon arrival at Corowa you need to go down to Ball Park Caravan Park and register your vehicle. Vehicle numbers will only be given to people with an ex-military vehicle and due to the large numbers of vehicles we are expecting this makes it easier for us to provide a tally of the types and numbers of vehicles at our event. The number must be placed either on the front window or bumper bar of your vehicle. This makes it easier for the organisers to determine if your vehicle has been entered.

Motoring Event at Corowa on Saturday 10th to Monday 12th March:
There may be a motoring event at Corowa on the Victorian Long Weekend. It is advisable if you are planning to arrive on the Saturday or the Sunday that you make sure your accommodation is sorted. There are not many details about the event at this stage but it shouldn’t effect what we are doing.

VOTING FORM
Please put this form in the Suggestion Box by 12 midday on Saturday 17th March. At 1200hrs this box will be cleared and any forms received after this will not be included. We need time to count and organize the results for the presentations on Saturday night.
Awards: Please give the person’s name and the reason for them to be considered for an Award.
1. Mal Mackay Memorial Award: This award will be given to an individual who appears to get the most enjoyment out of being at Corowa.
Name: Reason why:
2. Hard Luck award:
Name: Reason why:
3. Breakdown Award:
Name: Reason why:
4. Longest distance driven in a military vehicle:
Name: Number of Kilometres driven:
5. Encouragement Award:
Name: Reason why:
6. People’s Favorite Choice: For your favorite vehicle attending this year.
Vehicle rally number: Type of Vehicle:
Suggestions for a Theme for 2016

Suggestions for places to visit in 2013

Media coverage on 2011:
Fortunately we received great coverage on the 2011 event. Magazines such as Jeep Action Australia, Classic Military Vehicles and Military Machines International had extensive reports. Classic Military Vehicles July edition has a report written by Peter McNeill. We will be hoping for some free publicity in magazines and newspapers over the next 7 months.

ABC Radio Interview regarding why people collect military vehicles after the Army released information on the disposal of 12,000 military vehicles
When the announcement came regarding the 12000 surplus Army vehicles and trailers will be disposed of over the next 10 years as part of the Defence’s reforms of military equipment I received a phone call from the ABC Radio in Perth. During the 10 minute interview they asked me a number of questions related to why people collect military vehicles. After being associated with military vehicles for 40 years I was able to give a very positive report about the types of people and also was able to promote our annual event at Corowa. (Further in this newsletter is an article on some opinions which were forwarded.)
Defence Minister Jason Clare said the money raised from the sale would be invested in Force 2030. The vehicles to be disposed of are non-combat vehicles such as Land rovers, trailers, Unimogs, trucks and truck-mounted cranes. A number of vehicles would be reserved and offered exclusively to community and heritage organisations. Organisations wishing to acquire vehicles can register their interest by emailing disposals@defence.gov.au or by calling (02) 93932914.

Dogs at Corowa Airport:
I would just like to remind people that dogs are not allowed at any airport. We have investigated a local dog kennel close to the airport and suggest if you are taking your dog to Corowa you contact the kennel and organise for then to look after your dog when required (especially on the Saturday when we are at Corowa Airport for most of the day). This newsletter provides contact details.

Camping at Corowa Airport:
We are awaiting confirmation of permission to camp at the Corowa Airport. This is a Shire issue and an application has been made by KVE for limited camping to be allowed. When this is approved Tabitha at the airport would really appreciate people pre-booking their powered or non-powered sites so she knows how many people are staying. She is considering hiring more toilets and showers but she can only do this once she knows the numbers. The Corowa Shire are responsible for these facilities and to make sure we have enough and they are cleaned on a regular basis you must give Tabitha plenty of notice that you will be staying there. There are plenty of other caravan parks in Corowa who would accept your booking.
Upon arrival at the Airport you must visit the Jump Shak to be allocated to your campsite. Contact Tabitha Hughes on 0415 704748.
If camping is allowed at the Airport the cost will be $10 per person, per night for a powered site and she has some beds left in the Jump Shak for the same price. There is now air conditioning in the Jump Shak. Meals will be available but you must inform Tabitha ahead of time. This year it will be STRICTLY NO DOGS. These rules apply at all airports.

Accommodation at Ball Park Caravan Park:
For those requiring a powered site at Ball Park Caravan Park it is advisable to contact them ASAP. Some years they have run out of powered sites.
Contact Sonia & Andrew Palmer on (02) 60331426

Memorial Board for enthusiasts who are no longer with us:
Each year we loose some well known military vehicle collectors. KVE has a Memorial Board and would appreciate an A4 size article including a photo of any person who has attended Corowa so we can remember these people.

Daily Newspaper:
Our KVE member Brian Healey will be producing a daily newspaper from Tuesday to Saturday. It will be called Daily Dispatches. Make sure you collect your copy each morning from the KVE Site Office at Ball Park.

Program of Activities:
Wednesday 14th March: Visit to the South Corowa School at 10am. Drive out to the Owl’s Eye Rural and Military Museum on the Hopefield-Rand Rd approximately 15 kms from Corowa. BYO lunch. BBQ facilities will be available. In the afternoon we will visit the Lowesdale Public School and come back via the Redland Hills where there is a piggery. If time permits there is a collector in town with Vintage Tractors and Machinery. Fortunately we have 3 KVE members who live near Corowa who are organising this trip.

Thursday 15th March: Departing at approximately 8.30am from Ball Park Caravan Park. Visit to the “Finley and District Historic Museum and Log Cabin." It is in town on the Newell Highway at the Tocumwal end of town. They have a good collection of all sorts of items and equipment, and have engines, etc, that can be run while we are there. Entry cost $5

Friday 16th March: Departing at approx. 8.30am from Ball Park Caravan Park. Trip is to the Pentarch facility at Wangaratta. We anticipate the visit will be about 1 to 1 hours. Trip one way is approx 1 hour with some impromptu detours on the way back via the Boorhamen brewery and the Renaissance Chocolate factory.

Friday night: The Corowa Jump Shak will organise a meal. It will probably be a spit roast with potatoes, salads and bread for $18 per head for adults and $9 per head for children. Desserts will be at an extra cost. Participants will be required to contact Tim and Tabitha directly. Phone: 0415 704748 or email: timmy_tj@bigpond.net.au
In the evening we are hoping to have John Belfield as our guest speaker at Corowa Airport.

Saturday 17th March: Vehicles will line up at Bangerang Park from 7.30am and participate in the parade to the Corowa Airport where there will be a photo shoot and swap meet. In the evening there will be an auction and presentations.

Sunday 18th March: KVE will have a General Meeting at 10am. In the evening there will be a meal at one of the local hotels.

Auction on Saturday 17th March:
If you have any items for the auction please leave at the site office. KVE appreciates all donations which go towards the running of this event and this keeps the entry costs low for participants.

Themes for 2013, 2014 & 2015:
In 2013 the theme will be Year of the Trailed Vehicle or Equipment and Year of the Armoured Vehicle
In 2014 the themes will be Year of the Ford and Year of WW1
In 2015 the theme with be Year of the Emergency Vehicle & Year of General Motors

For further information on the event please feel free to give me a call on 0423 943010 or send an email to kveinc@optusnet.com.au To ensure you are kept up to date with details send me an email to get on the database.

Contributions to our KVE Newsletter
We are after articles for our next newsletter so if you are a member or a participant and have anything you would like to contribute please forward to kveinc@optusnet.com.au. This newsletter to goes out to members of KVE along with past, present and future participants of the Annual GPA Swim-In and ex-Military Vehicle Gathering at Corowa, NSW, Australia. Let’s spread the word about this great event.

Joining KVE Inc
To be a part of the organising of the Swim-In in the future you are welcome to join KVE Inc. You can download a Membership Application Form off the website or ask me for a copy. We will be having a meeting at Corowa on Sunday 18th March so you are welcome to attend. By joining KVE you will be given more of a chance to make suggestions for how the event is run in the future.

Until next time,
Jan Thompson - Secretary
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Old 04-09-11, 04:19
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KVE have just released the 10th Edition of our newsletter. Thanks to Richard Farrant for putting this together. If you are on my database you should receive an emailed copy over the next few days. If you want to be placed on the database send me an email: kveinc@optusnet.com.au

This database will give you updates on the Corowa Swim-in and also I receive other correspondance such as For sale ads and coming events information which I forward out to people who may be interested.
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Hi all,
The KVE Website has just been updated and includes the latest information on the 2012 event. If your dowload screen still has the June 2011 newsletter then you need to click on the Refresh button.

We have just submitted an application to the Corowa Shire and hope to be considered for a Council Grant. We would appreciate your Entry Forms ASAP so this gives us an idea of expected numbers of Entries and participants. There could be some interesting items in the participant packs for pre-registered people. Hopefully we will receive some positive feedback prior to Christmas from the Corowa Shire.

More details will appear in our January 2012 newsletter and if you have anything you would like included please forward prior to Christmas. You may have some Wanted and For sale items or future events you would like promoted. If anyone has a story on a restoration project they have been doing please forward this to us.

Email: kveinc@optusnet.com.au
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Old 21-12-11, 09:31
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We have just received some great news from the Corowa Shire saying we were successful with our application for a Tourism Event Grant. We had to apply for specific items and with this grant we are doing the following:
We will have the Site Office at Ball Park and the Cherry picker for the Saturday photo shoot.
A daily newsletter will be provided for participants from Tuesday to Saturday. This will be printed at the Corowa Civic Centre at 4pm and be available for participants from 5pm at the Site Office. This will provide important information on the program and will focus on activities for the following day.
A cap
A coffee mug
Folders for rally packs
Make sure you get your entry in by 29th February to be considered as a pre-registered participant. With every $15 entry you will receive one rally pack, 1 mug and 1 cap.
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I have been contacted by the local Corowa Free Press and they will be doing a story on our event in their first newspaper for 2012. I would appreciate some comments from people which I will copy and forward to the editor. Positive comments related to the event and the town will help us gain further support in the future. The Corowa Shire is very aware of how much our event brings to the town. These will need to be either posted on this forum or emailed to me kveinc@optusnet.com.au
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KVE Site Office:
Robert Pearce will be organising the Site Office roster for 2012. We are looking for people who may be interested in helping out. It is a good opportunity to meet some of the participants from far and wide. KVE would like to give thanks to those people who assisted last year. At this stage the office will be open at the following times:
Monday 12th March: 9-11am and 3-6pm
Tuesday 13th March: 9-11am and 3-6pm
Wed 14th March: 8.30-11am and 3-6pm
Thur 15th March: 8.30-11am and 3-6pm
Fri 16th March: 8.30-11am and 3-6pm
Sat 17th March: from 7.30-8.45am: People who have arrived overnight or just for the parade should go straight to Bangerang Park. You will be able to get your package if you have pre-registered or receive your vehicle number. Site office at Airport will open at 8.30 to 12.30pm. Voting forms can be submitted up until 12 midday at the Airport Site Office.
To put your name down for a time contact Robert on Email: Me Here or phone: 02 69465101.

Until next time,
Jan Thompson - Secretary
Hi All,
The roster is almost full, we need one more person for Wednesday morning and Friday afternoon. Saturday morning at the airport is proving hard to fill and there are still six slots to fill there, the first four and last two.
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