Stone the Crows 2018

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It's nearly summer and that means seriously getting into gear for the 2018 Festival.

For those who booked unpowered sites last Easter or who have paid a deposit since, we need to confirm your attendance for next Easter. Could you please arrange to pay by one of the usual methods (cheque, credit card or direct deposit to the bank account) the balance of your registration fees.

The new site layout plan is coming along quite nicely and the new building will be a show piece in the centre of the grounds. That means if you were on the western side, you will in fact be closer to the main entertainment.  There also have been several re-arrangements, e.g. the eastern dump point will be back against the northern fence, the containers have moved a bit eastwards, there are three big carpark concrete slabs near Crow Central and 74 sites have to be arranged. Our first priority in allocating sites is restricted mobility, bearing in mind that we are all getting older and some are not as mobile as others. Then we work out the mix of power/unpowered for groups to keep you in close proximity and so it goes.

The humans look insignificant against this more than 5m tall wall of a building approximately 74m x 38m.

In 2018 the World Championships finish just a couple of days before our flock is due to "nest". Our access to the grounds starts on Wednesday morning so that means our Crow Helpers will be working quite furiously on Wednesday and Thursday marking out the sites and getting all the various activities ready for the influx on the Friday.

If you put down your name as a volunteer for next year, could you please email a confirmation so the teams can be organised. Volunteer shirts will be ordered this month, we can't do without you! 

Many of the teams will be asked to gather in the Copland Street paddock on Tuesday March 27. A few other teams will be asked to arrive on the Wednesday once the siting guys and gals have got sites marked.

If you are a fledging (first timer) please check the notes at the bottom of this email as they will answer some of the queries you might have. Program activities will start at 8 am daily with gentle awakening like tai chi, hula dancing, line dancing and go through till 9.15 pm when you can have Bedtime Stories in the club house - bring your own cup for cocoa.

One final item - it seems some people did not get the second edition of the Crow Chronicle - here's a link if you were one of them, must have been a glitch in cyber space.

So - till the next edition of the Crow Chronicle - take care and travel safely. 
Chrissy, Jim, Grant and all our volunteers who help make it all happen.




A few reminders so things run smoothly for everyone:
*  All sites are only confirmed when payment is made in full.
*  Powered sites are already fully booked and there is a waiting list. 
*  Power is limited and use of appliances may be too.
*  Unpowered sites are still available.  Total bookings are over 85%.
*  There are two shower/toilet blocks and two dump points.
*  Grey water may be trickled to ground.
*  Your Squawker's Permit will nominate an arrival time on Friday March 30 and which gate is applicable to your area (i.e. Tasman Road or Copland Street)
*  The venue is limited to maximum 500 sites. We are here but for once a year.  
*  The grounds are not a caravan park and all facilities have to be shared between our flock.
*  Water taps are scattered throughout the grounds - no permanent connections permitted.
*  If you change your contact details, make sure you tell us too please!




Powered sites are already fully booked - any applications for power are now on waiting list for cancellations
Loyalty or group discounts are only applicable for the full Festival
Unpowered sites available in all areas - sites are only confirmed when full payment is received.

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