Blackbutt, QLD Rally Info


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"Blackbutt Rally 15 - 22nd March 2021"

~ ~ ~ NEWS FLASH - Sept 4th 2020 ~ ~ ~

The new date for our Blackbutt Rally is March 15 - 22nd 2021. Mark out your diary now and we'll keep you posted as planning progresses.

Dave Applegate
Rally Liaison Officer/
Vice President

~ ~ ~ Rally Update August 24th 2020 ~ ~ ~
The Solos Network committee has regretfully decided to postpone the Blackbutt Rally until late April 2021. The decision was unanimous, and the rally management crew were canvassed for their opinion prior to the debate. They too, were not confident that the rally could safely proceed.
The proposed Annual General Meeting will also be deferred, as will the election of office bearers. All incumbents will continue in their current roles until that time.
Should you have any queries concerning the above please feel free to ring me, or any of the committee members.    Click Here for contact details
Geoff Phillips, President

~ ~ ~ Rally Update as at 5th Aug 2020 ~ ~ ~   
The committee have decided to release the Blackbutt Registration form in an attempt to gauge how many members would be able to make the journey to Queensland.
NO PAYMENT is required with these registrations at this time as we are becoming concerned over the current increase on COVID-19 transmissions which could lead to a postponement of the rally until 2021
Forms are now available on this website under : "Info & Forms"
Dave Applegate
Rally Liaison Officer 

~ ~ ~ Rally Update as at 14th July 2020 ~ ~ ~
Although registrations for the Rally are not open just yet, the Rally registration form will be included as a fly sheet with the hard copy of the August Wanderer magazine.  There will also be a small advertisement about the Rally in the body of the magazine for those who don't have a hard copy of the Wanderer mailed.  Submission of these items was required 6 weeks prior to distribution in order to meet publication deadlines, and we wanted to be ready just in case!  Hold on to the registration form for now.  Once we are clear that we can progress with the Rally, a link to the hard copy form and an online registration form will be posted on this page.  We will then announce via our Rally web page and also our Facebook page that registrations are open.
Dave Applegate
Rally Liaison Officer

~ ~ ~ Rally Update as at 15th May 2020 ~ ~ ~
Following on from our advice in the recent SOLOS newsletter (April 2020), and the obvious movement towards a further gradual removal of COVID restrictions, we can now give a more up to date picture of where we may be heading in the months ahead.
Planning for our Blackbutt Rally in November is continuing and we are optimistic that this will go ahead, but we are mindful that things can change quickly in these uncertain times. The Rally Registration form is going through its final check and will be released via /The Wanderer /and our website in early June. A copy will also be sent out by email and a notice put on Facebook that it is available.
If Blackbutt is postponed, we are looking for the rally to be re-scheduled to run during the period  27th April to 18th May 2021. If there is no postponement then we will have a gap in about 12 months time to fill.  If a Solos Rally cannot be organised in that time frame, it is possible that we could look at staging one or two Bush Camps on the East coast to fill this - more on this later.
The possibility of returning to Alice Springs is still on the table for June 2022 and this would coincide with a CMCA rally in WA being planned for the spring (and the wild flower season).
We are continuing to look at a possible Solos rally in the spring of 2021 for Victoria.
As we have said previously - this all depends on travel restrictions and border controls allowing a greater freedom of travel. In the meantime stay safe.
Dave Applegate
Rally Liaison Officer

More information will be added as it becomes available