Chapter Nineteen

Southeast Australia

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President Steve Jackel

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Secretary/Treasurer Glen Slocombe

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Formed in 2014 after a hugely successful ‘Caterpillar’ Rally at Lake Goldsmith, Victoria, Chapter 19 has a shed at the Lake Goldsmith earthmoving arena which serves as a display centre for our members collections where the general public can come and enjoy the story of Caterpillar equipment. Our members also get special access to technical information, tooling and replica parts along with discounted ACMOC, Chapter and Caterpillar merchandise. You do not need to own a Caterpillar tractor to be a member, we have many members that just enjoy the history of earthmoving and the Caterpillar brand and the camaraderie of being in a Club like ACMOC. Chapter 19 also offers membership renewal services locally and is a NHMA member Club, offering public liability insurance Australia wide. We serve the States of Victoria & Tasmania, but also have members across all of Australia.


Wheels at Wanaka, New Zealand
April 02 - April 04, 2021
Wanaka, New Zealand
NHMA National Rally, Mudgee NSW
April 09 - April 11, 2021


What's Happening


First I would like to extend a vote of thanks to our outgoing President Neil Clydsdale. Neil was instrumental in setting up Chapter 19 and over the last six years has worked with a  well SJackel close upselected committee to consolidate and grow the Chapter. Neil has also encouraged the setting up of new Chapters in other States. I wish Neil and wife Marilyn well as they continue to confront the challenge of rebuilding their farm after the disastrous bushfires here in Australia and Neil in his role as President of ACMOC and his endeavours to navigate a forward through COVID-19 and into the future. Good luck. On the local front I look forward to the future when Chapter 19 can once again start participating in Club events as COVID-19 restrictions are slowly eased. I would like to focus attention on the next generation of members, in sharing the operating and mechanical skills of the older, more experienced members and to engender a more family orientated Club. Members suggestions welcome. Regards Steve Jackel


The LGSPA committee have decided last week to cancel the traditional November rally weekend for 2020 due to restrictions on mass gatherings under current Covid restrictions.

New committee for 2020/21

AGM 2020 sreen shot

Thank you to all that braved technology and joined our first AGM hosted virtually by ZOOM! Actually I think everyone would agree it worked really well, but of course we all missed the opportunity for social interaction afterwards. I am pleased to advise that the Chapter 19 committee for 2020/21 is as follows;

President - Steve Jackel

Vice President - Daryl Robins

Secretary/Treasurer - Glen Slocombe

General Committee - Mrs Karen Jackel, Ben Jackel, Leigh Rees, Brendan Cornfoot, Jamie Loaring, Phil Hughes, Mark Hutchings 

Steve closed the meeting sharing his vision for the Club to be more inclusive and attractive for junior members and partners and to offer opportunities for members to attend workshops to learn about repairing Cat equipment and how to operate Cat machines. The latter being an obvious deficiency of the secretary! Thank you to all the returning committee members and especially thank you to our outgoing President and Chapter founder in Neil Clydsdale, without whom many of us would not have become involved in such a great Club!

Looking for technical manuals?

Chapter 19 has an extensive collection of over 1000 parts, operation and workshop manuals in its technical library collection. If you are an ACMOC member and need access to such information, or wish to purchase copies where we have duplicates email a request to the secretary and you never know you luck!

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