Central Highlands ARC AGM Weekend 2023

– Central Highlands ARC AGM Weekend

The famous and popular Central Highlands Amateur Radio Club AGM weekend

will be happening at Lake Maraboon Holiday Village, approx 25km southwest of Emerald,

from 2pm Friday 22rd to 10am Sunday 24th September 2023.

Book Now ! https://www.lifestyleparks.com.au/lake-maraboon/



on the interweb or phone the friendly reception people on 07 49823677.

Self contained and can’t get into the Village ?

Contact Bob/VK4CWL to find out about off-site options.

Apart from the Annual General Meeting there will be the famous Mega Auction of Treasure,

a Multi Draw Raffle, the Money Board, a sumptuous Meal Package

gathered by CHARC volunteers and cooked up by the Iron Faraday Cage Chefs

plus a chance to catch up with fellow hams and support crews at one of the

best spots in Central Queensland.

CHARC Inc. Events Co-ordinator Helen/VK4FHEL needs your catering numbers NOW !

Don’t grumble if you show up unannounced or miss the deadline and have no dindins to eat !

Advise Helen NOW either on the CHARC Facebook Page,

or by SMS on 0412038033

or via email [qrm] vk4wch [at] wia [dot] org [dot] au [qrm]

(being sure to release the counter-measures first)

If you do this after Sunday 18th September you will be too late !

Membership Fees are Due !

Fees must be paid prior to the General Meeting/Annual General Meeting

Single $20 PA  Family $25 PA

MEAL PACKAGE : $25 per head (for attendees over 16years of age) will get you

Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Sunday Breakfast and a free Soft Drink.

– and what a menu ! –

Saturday Sizzling Lunch Sausage – a snag and onion with sauce cooked to perfection by the

  Iron Faraday Cage Chefs served on fresh bread.

Saturday Night Feast – a sumptuous selection of Rib Fillet Steak, Gluten Free Sausages,

  Chicken Kebabs, Onion, Lettuce, Beetroot, Tomato, Pineapple, Cheese plus

  Coleslaw, Pasta Salad and Homemade Potato Bake(sliced and mashed),

  then Dessert either Homemade Mini Lemon Cheesecakes, Homemade Mini Passionfruit Cheesecakes,

  Homemade Caramel Slice, Pavlova, Apple Pie with Custard.

Sunday Morning Recovery Breakfast – Bacon and/or Egg  cooked to perfection by the

  Iron Faraday Cage Chefs on bread or toast or plate.

Just made you hungry – but wait – there’s more !

Drinks will be available to purchase over the weekend

with a choice of Coke, Pepsi Max, Club Lemon/Sunkist or Water


It’s $2 per number – winning number gets $100 Prize


It’s a Multi-Draw Prize Bonanza ! $2 per ticket.

It would be very appreciated if you support the Raffle by donating a prize or two.


Clear your radio shack or homewares treasure trove out now and put it all in the

Mega Auction – you will need to make room for all the treasure you will score and

take back home !


Friday Sept 22 from 2pm

– Arrivals and set up – walkies

– Meet and Greet

Saturday Sept 23

9am – 12pm

– More Arrivals and Meet and Greet

– Start putting your treasure and mystery items into the Mega Auction.

– Start putting in any Raffle Prizes you are donating.


– Sizzling Sausage Lunch in the Camp Kitchen

2.30 – 3.50pm

– If you haven’t already paid by internet transfer see the Treasurer to pay

  your membership fees and catering costs.

  (This will be the last time you will be able to pay and this will

  allow the Treasurer to finalise the moneys before AGM & Meeting)

2.30 – 4pm

– Raffle Tickets & Money Board

4 – 5pm

– General Meeting & Annual General Meeting at the Camp Kitchen


– Saturday Night Feast

6.30 – 7pm

– Last chance to purchase Raffle Tickets & Money Board Numbers


Sunday Sept 24

7 – 9am

– Recovery Breakfast then Farewells

Direct Deposit Details –

BSB 064 704  Account Number 000904743  Reference  Callsign or Surname

Send notification via email [qrm] vk4wch [at] wia [dot] org [dot] au [qrm]

(being sure to release the counter-measures first)

(Gavin/VK4ZZ, Publicity Officer 2022, CHARC Inc.)

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