BBQ TRAILER HISTORY
This is a little history of the present (2014) BBQ Trailer we have and how it evolved into one of our most valuable Fundraiser and Community assets and the amount of hours, enjoyment and hard work we have all put in over the years into making it what it is.
The amount of product that has been over the cooking plates is astounding in the way of sausages, onions, steaks, various other types of sausages, eggs, bacon, tomatoes, toad in the hole, vegetarian burgers, meat burgers, pancakes, chops, bacon and egg sandwiches etc.
A few facts: the trailer can cook approx 300 sausages at a time, 15-20kgs onion per plate, 10-12 pancakes at a time per plate.
The BBQ Trailer Concept-Proposal was put to the Board as a proposal 19th Sept 2001.
Once the proposal was accepted, a trailer to the clubs requirements was purchased from Tregonnings (TREG Trailers), 6×4, high sides, Regs for $900.00. Tyres and wheels were supplied by a Rotary member, Kym Davis – Bridgestone Tyres. Maxbilt Trading supplied all the 3 x Cooking Plates, 12 x Burners, Fittings, Valves, Regulator, 2 x 9kg cylinders etc. Plasteel supplied some steel and stainless materials etc where necessary. Signwriting was added by a Jakes Signwriting.
The trailer fit-out was put together by Peter Dodd and Graeme Packer over a period, working at the Rotary Shed on Saturday or Sunday mornings or when time was available.
Over the years many members have cooked or supported the cooking for the following events throughout the years.
• Breakfast in the Park
• Rotary Disco’s
• Rotary 1st Meeting in the New Year
• USA Visits
• Porsche Car Club
• Mitre 10 Glynde
• MG Car Club – Melbourne Group
• CARA (Community Accommodation & Respite Agency-Cooking for Christmas Party, Sunday Picnics, City to Bay Runs (Breakfasts)
• Star Organisation Disco’s
• UNI SA
• Multi-Cultural Festival of SA
• Resolution Runs
• Shed Sales
Campbelltown City Council Events
Xmas Parades 2010-2014
Celebrates/Proud Days 2006-2013
Moonlight Markets 2011-2014
Australia Day Citizen & Awards
Dog Park Opening
Pictures in the Park CCC Youth Group
Adelaide City Council
ACC Bus Terminal
ACC Recycle & Swap Meet
Australia Day 2007, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, have Tour Down Under and Breakfasts during this period.
Adelaide CC Skate Park
Numerous other small events where the club has provided support and help for cooking.
Over the years somewhere along the way many of you, both members, partners, helpers have provided your help, cooked, sweated over the plates on the extreme summer days, help serve the food, used the tongs until you have the automatic twist, or the grab of picking up sausages, onions, steaks etc, and been very exhausted at the end of the day, and smell appropriately of onions, sausages etc
A BIG THANK YOU TO YOU ALL, WHO HAVE DONE THERE SAUSAGE/ONIONS (CAN’T LOOK AT ANOTHER ONE AGAIN) UNTIL NEXT TIME WHEN WE NEED YOU TO GRAB A PAIR OF TONGS AND COOK OR SERVE AGAIN.
By Graeme Packer