Chapter Nineteen

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!

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!

Three tractors leaving dealership

Back in November 2014 following the very successful 'Caterpillar' Rally at Lake Goldsmith, Vic the idea of a second Chapter in Australia gathered momentum, having been registered with ACMOC by Neil Clydsdale not long prior. Here are some photos from the memorable event and subsequent first formal meeting of the founding members at William Adams old board room. Enjoy!


Not quite in the antique realm, but certainly another Caterpillar institution in the Performance Handbook is destined to the pages of history. In its current format since 1970, the Performance Handbook will cease to be published, with the 2020 (edition 49) being the last ever edition. Reflecting digital technology, printed hardcopies made way to an electronic copy only being available, but now even these will no longer be available for download. 

Chapter founding members at rallyAll members that paid for NHMA public liability insurance up to June 30, 2020 should now have received your cards in the mail. If your ACMOC membership renewal is due at the next quarter being 30th September 2020, you have the option to take this insurance policy when you renew through Chapter 19, for AUD $18, please contact the secretary for a form. Remember most rallies will require some form of evidence of public liability insurance for you to participate as anything other than a paying visitor at the gate. 

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