It is with great pleasure and pride, to the CeNTral Deserts Branch, that we were given the honour to host the National Annual General Meeting and Event of the Ulysses Club, in Alice Springs - 12th to 18th May 2014.
CeNTral Australia engenders in the mind of most Australians, an image of the "Real Outback". It is vast, remote and spectacularly beautiful. Red is the predominant colour in its palette, but mauves, pinks, the many shades of blue, soft greys and subdued greens soften the harsh beauty of the landscape.
Situated in the heart of Australia’s Red ceNTre is its core, the legendary town of Alice Springs. "The Alice" is nestled at the foot of the majestic MacDonnell Ranges that traverse east and west through the heart of Australia, and is home to some 28,000 Territorians. First class major highways, modern transport, rail services three times a week and daily air and coach services to and from capital cities and major regional centres removes the sense of isolation. A “must go” destination for all Australians.
Alice Springs is proving to be a big draw card for domestic and international audiences, ensuring high motivation amongst delegates to attend, as Australians and non-Australians start to look for a different kind of experience.
Alice Springs is home to the world famous Tattersall’s Finke Desert Race. For 3 days approximately 12,000 people are catered for by the town facilities and some camp beside the racetrack, sleeping under the stars, all having a great time. Another major event catered for is the Masters Games held every two years which has in excess of 4,500 people which the majority are catered for in a hard bed format. The town also hosts all sorts of conferences and events of different sizes every year.
Alice Springs has been a traditional meeting place for tens of thousands of years for people of common interests to get together. The CeNTral Deserts Branch feel that in keeping with tradition, it is also a fantastic place to have our mates get together for the 2014 AGM, and as an interesting note 2014 will be the 20th anniversary of when our mates got together last time for an AGM in the heart of Australia.
Traveling to the Red ceNTre is an opportunity to embark on a journey of self-discovery, to discard the everyday hassles, reawaken your senses, warm the heart and enrich the spirit, to get ceNTred.
‘The Branch Closest to Every Beach in Australia’
EVENT DATES: 12th to18th May 2014
The Main Event site will be at Blatherskite Park which is located only about 6.5km south of Alice Springs CBD. The park is 55 Hectares, however we won't be using all of the area as it has a dedicated equestrian area at the southern end. Check in will be at the Alice Springs Convention CeNTre.