Golden Whistlers

Marrinup May 2024

The Marrinup Bush Camp (near Dwellingup) was attended by a few – eight Golden Whistlers and three visitors from other WA chapters – but the greatest time was had by all.

The weather could not have been more perfect and the night skies were absolutely beautiful: the Milky Way was so defined, and the stars crystal clear.

The campfire complemented the atmosphere, with lots of talking and laughter, sitting around sharing stories, enjoying a shared campfire meal on Tuesday evening, lunch at Dwellingup on Wednesday and jaffles, Thursday as well as Monday nights with reminiscing and funny stories about our lives, a few sessions of cooking and sharing dampers, together with closest 50c piece to a bottle of port (for charity jar), lots of reading, knitting and crafting a Norwegian Xmas Star, mixed with plenty of relaxing and camaraderie made it a chapter meet to remember.

Thank you to everyone who attended. Jill Murfet-Smith

Boyup Brook April 2024

Boyup Brook Meet April 2024

Most of our members arrived on Thursday and enjoyed settling in. Afternoon tea catch up, then Happy Hour joined by some of the park guests as we celebrated CMCA’s 38th Birthday, then a quiet night with some playing cards.

Friday saw more members arrive along with several visitors, some went for walks or a drive int town to see what was on offer. The usual Morning Tea, Happy hour and card games preceded a BBQ then a movie.

Saturday after Morning Tea some had fun doing Nail Polish Marbling on glasses, Vases or bowls. This was a big learning curve as we had not done this before. The results were interesting with some pretty patterns and colours. Another visitor arrived making a total of 17 members and 4 visitors for the weekend. We went up to the local hotel for dinner spending around $700 for the night.

Sunday it was walks and a quiet morning with a couple of games for the charity jar in the afternoon and cards for some. Happy hour again saw some of the park guest join us and it was very social. Some used the BBQs again for Dinner and after we had another film.

Don’t forget that Gary and Jill will be hosting Marrinup next month so look out for information soon.

Margaret Cook


We visited Trayning for our March Chapter meet.

 The Caravan Park was located central to the town and facilities.

 We enjoyed a fabulous set up with camp kitchen showers and toilets and the use of the pool facilities next door. Some of us got in some laps at the pool and nice hot showers.

 On the Tuesday we undertook an Historical Walk around the town. The itinerary included several Churches and the very first caravan registered in Western Australia. (We have come along way).

 Unfortunately, the local pub was closed but we were advised it will be reopening soon under new management. Wednesday night, we visited the bowls club and caught up with the locals over a few drinks.

Most of us did a little bit of shopping in the op shop. Thursday night we all enjoyed a BBQ dinner.

 We will definitely be visiting Trayning again.

Piawanning June 2024

Golden Whistlers Piawonning Chapter meet, June 2024

Our recent visit to Piawonning was a great success with perfect weather, albeit a little chilly in the mornings and one late afternoon shower of rain. The facilities were excellent and a group of 18 enjoyed good fun, companionship and great camaraderie.

We had a movie on Thursday night, played Bingo on Friday night and had a combined meal provided by Doug and Laura (hosts for the weekend) on Saturday night. Glenyce celebrated her birthday on Saturday, so we all partook of a fabulous cake for sweets, following Jacket Potatoes with all the trimmings.

We were provided with a trailer load of wood, so the fire was burning all day and into the evening each day. Jill made damper for us all and is becoming quite the expert now. Thanks Jill. Thanks also to firemen Gary and Bert for keeping us entertained with the great fire burning merrily.

We had 2 visiting couples who made good use of the perfect disc bowls site. One of these ladies also took the time to attempt to teach some of the girl’s basic line dancing – good fun and some success was achieved. Thanks to all.

Our general meeting was held on Saturday. A copy of the meeting minutes will be forwarded to all members. A motion was put forward that we discontinue both January (too hot) and July (too cold) chapter meets, and the motion was accepted by those present. The July chapter meet scheduled for Gabbin has been cancelled due to lack of numbers.

Another great weekend was had by those in attendance, and it was great to see everyone again. Thankyou to those who came to Piawonning. It was a pleasure being your hosts for this meet. Laura and Doug.