Chapter Nineteen

Southeast Australia

President Steve Jackel

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Phone: +61 417 392 848

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Secretary/Treasurer Glen Slocombe

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Phone: +61 409 955 936

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.

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What's Happening

HARD TO GET GRADER TYRES NOW AVAILABLE!

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Check out the attached flyer to pre-order and purchase 10.00-24 & 13.00-24 traction tyres for your Cat grader resto!  Chapter_19_grader_tyre_flyer_22.pdf

 

2022 Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted

ACMOC is pleased to administer three scholarships this year: the ACMOC Scholarship, the Alan Smith Memorial Scholarship and the Glen Ghilotti Memorial Scholarship. These scholarships are available to members, children or grandchildren of members in good standing of the Antique Caterpillar Machinery Owners Club aged 25 or below who are enrolled or accepted in an accredited technical school, college or university studying agricultural studies, construction engineering, manufacturing, mechanical engineering or other heavy equipment industry fields of study.

For more information or to download an application, please follow this link: https://www.acmoc.org/scholarships

REMEMBERING KAREN JACKEL

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On behalf of Steve & Ben Jackel, thank you to those that were able to help remember and celebrate the life of Karen, both in person and via the live video feed. Born 27th Jan 1957 - died 16th Jan 2022 Karen did not quite make it to her 65th birthday, nor will she be able celebrate the Cat 2025 centerary with us in person, something she had been working hard towards. It was however a very fitting ceremony that Karen would have been pleased with, and I know she would have been 'chuffed' at the number of people that made their way back to her home to share stories and remember the wonderful friend she was to all of us. With her No. 212 Grader and Lanz Bulldog part of the ceremony, there was no mistaking how important tractors and machinery was in her life, after all this is what brought her and Steve together and helped define them over their lives together. Steve spoke to how they meet and became a couple, in his very brave eulogy and there is a picture of this special moment he refers too when Karen asked him to marry her while sitting on his lap. A special picture Steve only rediscovered after the funeral that he wanted me to share with you. Please feel free to reach out to Steve and Ben, in the coming weeks as they come to terms with losing a loving wife and mother. I have attached some more photos from the day. Regards Glen  

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2022 National Show update

There has been much discussion between ACMOC leadership and the show organizers with Chapter 9. It has been agreed that we all have a concern with this show location not being an existing show with its own existing attendees and infrastructure. This leads us to another agreed upon concern that the necessary spectator number needed to make this show a success might not be feasible. Shows are expensive to put on and that, coupled with today’s raising costs, ACMOC, Chapter 9 and the show organizers in Laramie, WY have all agreed that it is best to forgo a National Show in 2022. This however does not mean that the opportunity to visit Chad Enyeart's place and his collection in Laramie is gone. We will have a member’s event at Chad’s place in the future.  We wish to share this with the membership so that you have time to cancel any travel plans that you may have already arranged. We are very sorry to announce this, but we feel this is what's best for the club during these challenging times.

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