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Corowa Swim-In 2019
« on: January 14, 2019, 05:12:20 PM »
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 kveinc@optusnet.com.au

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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING BALL PARK CARAVAN PARK THIS YEAR
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 contact@ballparkcp.com.au

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
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Re: Corowa Swim-In 2019
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2019, 07:53:01 PM »
After having 111 Land Rovers at Corowa last year the number is down at this stage by 2:1. I wonder if the Jeeps will win the race this year???? Don't forget to send in your entries and thanks to those who already have.

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Re: Corowa Swim-In 2019
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2019, 06:31:14 AM »
The January KVE News is now on the www.corowaswim-in.org website, a direct link to the newsletter is below (if it works!):
https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/431291_508e5489c4e84057b9776a5203d7a91d.pdf

All the updates on the 2019 Corowa event are in it. Look forward to seeing you there.

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Re: Corowa Swim-In 2019
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2019, 07:40:56 AM »
Hi all,
For those of you who are planning on coming to the Corowa Swim-In we have received an update from Ball Park Caravan Park, it is posted up on the Corowa Swim-In website and Facebook, but also copied on here. Item 1 is information for those already booked into Ball Park, Item 2 is those who have not booked camping space yet and good news as more spaces are now available:

17-2-19 Update on Ball Park Caravan Park:

For people staying at Ball Park Caravan Park during the Corowa Swim-In please take note of the following:

1. If you are not arriving during the daytime you will need to phone the managers Anne and Peter on (02) 6033 1426 to gain an access code so you can enter through the boom gates after hours.

2. If you have not yet booked a camp site there are now more un-powered sites available. We have received an update that there are now going to be 135 un-powered sites at Ball Park rather than 80 which is going to make things better for the Swim-In. Contact the managers on (02) 6033 1426. There have been problems with their main phone line so the alternative number is 0467 760 113.
We appreciate the recognition the Federation Council have given to our event.

Don't forget, pre-registration entries close on 28th February, so enter now if you intend coming, thank you.

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Re: Corowa Swim-In 2019
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2019, 07:49:04 PM »
Program of Activities For the Corowa Swim-In and Military Vehicle Gathering:
Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th March: no organised activities.

Wednesday 13th March:
8:30am departure from Ball Park Caravan Park: Trip from Corowa to Dookie via Mulwala. Tangamah, Devenish and Goorambat. Lunch will be at Dookie. Make your own way back to Corowa.
Blighty trip: after finishing at Dookie Mick Morrissey from REMLR is leading a trip to the Blighty Pub, then on Thursday morning they will leave Blighty for Berrigan. Mick can be contacted on 0419 008690

Thursday 14th  March:
9am: Trip to Kel Baxters property at Berrigan. There will be a BBQ lunch provided.
4:30pm: all amphibious vehicles are invited to meet at the boat ramp near the Lone Pine Motel. There will be a trip down the river arriving at the Lagoon below Ball Park Caravan Park at approximately 5pm.

Friday 15th March:
7:30-9:30am: KVE BBQ at Ball Park Caravan Park
10am: Land Rover Photo Shoot Ė all Land Rovers will meet at Bangerang Park and depart for a nearby location at 10:30am
10:30am: Departure from Ball Park Caravan park to the Corowa South Primary School in the morning
2:00pm:  trip to Maurice Wilsonís property on the outskirts of Corowa in the afternoon. There is an off road bush track.

From 5pm: Guest speaker will be Doug Draeger and the Corowa Footy Club: the club will provide a 2 course meal.
Approx 6pm: meal is served
7:30pm Parade Briefing & Doug Draeger will be the 2019 Guest Speaker. Please support the Footy Club who will be providing a 2 course meal for $20. Drinks to be purchased at the Club  No BYO

Saturday 16th March: Vehicles will line up at Bangerang Park from 7.30am and participate in the parade at 9am to the Corowa Showgrounds where there will be a photo shoot and swap meet.
11:00am Ė Group photos of people associated with various forums such as the KVE, MLU and REMLR.
12.00MD: ensure your voting forms are submitted at the KVE Site Office at Corowa Showground/Racecourse.
From1pm: vehicle activities down by the lagoon
Saturday evening at Ball Park Caravan Park Presentations: Come and support the Presentations on Saturday evening.
From 6-7pm: Celebrate Jan Thompsonís 50th Birthday at the radar van. Bring your own drinks and chairs. Nibbles will be provided
7:30pm Sharp: 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 anyone wants to talk about organizing an event over the next few years we hope they will come along. Bring your own drinks and chairs.

Sunday 17th March: KVE will have a General Meeting and an AGM, 10am, at Bindaree Motel and Caravan Park, Corowa. Members and visitors are invited
Sunday evening Ė from 6pm there will be a meal at the RSL Club.

For the trips to different locations from Wednesday to Friday please put your name and type of vehicle on the list provided. Route Cards are available for the trips to Dookie and Berrigan.

Donít forget to visit the KVE Radar van which will be located on the grass near the main Ball Park Caravan Park office. If you have pre-registered your pack will be at the Site Office. If you havenít pre-registered sign your vehicle in so we can give you a vehicle number and this helps us give a total number of vehicles in attendance at the event.

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Re: Corowa Swim-In 2019
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2019, 09:56:34 PM »
Thanks for the info Jan. I looked at a map. Thinking others may need to as well. We can go from Corowa to Mulwala to Dookie -then up to Blighty. Next day to Berrigan on way back to Corowa.... pretty good loop.

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Re: Corowa Swim-In 2019
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2019, 08:39:47 AM »
You need to add a visit or two to the fish and chip shop for potato scallops or for the southerners potato cakes.
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Re: Corowa Swim-In 2019
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2019, 08:48:27 AM »

What Hot Rover said, the best scallops this side of the equator
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Re: Corowa Swim-In 2019
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2019, 08:55:56 AM »
Hope you all come down to the lagoon at 5pm on the Thursday for the arrival of the amphibians. There is a road down to the lagoon which goes past the Civic centre and the swimming pool and is clearly signposted so for those who are not residing in Ball Park can get down there.

It appears that there will be more jeeps than Land Rovers but it is good to see some new Land Rovers coming along this year.

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Re: Corowa Swim-In 2019
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2019, 11:05:11 AM »
Woohoo.

Will be setting off in convoy for Corowa next Monday. I've decided to trailer the GB to Colo Heights and then drive him from there this year and will be in the company of mostly modern stuff (Perenties)

The fuel issue that he suffered from at Clarencetown was finally tracked to the fuel tap that switches between tanks. It just wouldn't work from the left tank. Changed taps and it now seems to be sorted, fingers crossed.

Looking forward to seeing some of you there.

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Re: Corowa Swim-In 2019
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2019, 11:09:44 AM »
Will keep an eye out for you, I will be leaving from forster Monday morning

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Re: Corowa Swim-In 2019
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2019, 01:24:08 PM »
We will be heading out mon afternoon truck with ferret and series 111 on trailer behind so a slow trip :)
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Re: Corowa Swim-In 2019
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2019, 02:04:18 PM »
Hi all,
Look forward to seeing you all at Corowa. I will be driving a Perentie down this Friday (not mine, I hasten to add!)

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Re: Corowa Swim-In 2019
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2019, 04:26:33 PM »
Hope you all come down to the lagoon at 5pm on the Thursday for the arrival of the amphibians. There is a road down to the lagoon which goes past the Civic centre and the swimming pool and is clearly signposted so for those who are not residing in Ball Park can get down there.

It appears that there will be more jeeps than Land Rovers but it is good to see some new Land Rovers coming along this year.

The Thursday 5pm Swim and lineup was a cracker. Everyone took lots of pics.

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Re: Corowa Swim-In 2019
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2019, 04:34:43 PM »
Pics of the camp at Corowa Caravan Park, and the excursions.... and Ball Park Lagoon... and the Landy Lineup at Mt Prior.

Here is a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kbjGmcf5Ng
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