Western Rovers

Western Rovers Jarrahdale July 2020 Event

Jarrahdale Primary School was the venue for the Western Rovers event from 17 -19th July with some 11 motorhomes and 1 caravan plus a few day visits by members. We welcomed new members Peter and Fran Lewis. It was good to see Sylvia up and about for a visit at least.

The weekend started with Jeff and Moh’s MH becoming bogged in the soggy grass. Bill came to the rescue in his 4WD and pulled them back onto hard ground. Others made some significant ruts in the grass but made it to safety. Jeff, Henk, and Russell later proceeded to do some repairs which much feet stamping on the mud and some fresh sand fill.

Our hardworking President, Graham, was unable to stay but he did spend time preparing for the new Covid rules pertaining to our events for now. He had made up signs and sanitizer stations plus organised daily temp checks for everybody. He came back Saturday morning to run the general meeting. His fire pit was also very welcome in the cold and occasionally wet weather. We are grateful to Graham and Russell for supplying wood in addition to what others were able to collect. John showed his prowess at axe splitting jarrah for the fire.

Saturday night saw 10 members walk down to the pub for a meal even though we originally had 24 wishing to go, but the venue was too full for more than our original 10 requests. Quite a few of the Senior’s specials were ordered. Eight of us had morning tea at the Café on Sunday morning.

A Western Rovers weekend wouldn't be the same without the many enjoyable games of disc bowls. Ivan showed his skill with a frisbee while playing with Charmaine Eacot’s two grandchildren. It was also a great weekend being a reunion after the many months of cancelled events due to Covid restrictions.

Jeff Tapper