The Broken Shackle is an award given each month for the most outlandish thing done on a club trip

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February 2017 Last year Kevin Hoey received a Shackle nomination for commenting that when he marries Lauren ‘nothing will change’ as they have already lived together for some time. Well Kevin & Lauren are now married – Kevin was checking he facebook and came across a name he didn’t know – Lauren Hoey – he thought it might be a cousin from Ireland. Lauren had to then remind him that it was her....his wife.
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December 2016 Our new President Ed Walker received the shackle this month. Whilst his daughter was visiting, Ed had to run some errands. So he jumped in his car, only to then back into his daughters car, which was parked in the same place she always parks when she visits!
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November 2016 Congratulations to Alison Vaughan for being this months winner! At the recently held Christmas party, Alison was convinced there were 2 white rabbits hanging around, and that's why she kept falling into (imaginary) rabbit holes. She also developed a desire to store kitchen utensils in the fridge! Quite possibly a result of staying hydrated on a hot day.
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October 2016 The winner this month is Darren Osborne. Darren and Sara have just purchased a brand new Patriot Camper. They took it out for a test run on the Saturday and it took all day to set up just the way Darren wanted it, only to then take it all down and pack it away and head home. Darren didn’t even spend the night sleeping in the brand new camper!
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September 2016 At the Bush mechanics training a totem tennis was set up for the kids. It seemed that Tori didn’t like this setup and decided she would rearrange the totem tennis with her vehicle by backing over it!
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August 2016 In his absence, Taps was awarded the Broken Shackle Award this month. The reason being: He turned up at Crestwood for the meeting instead of Tyre King! Obviously Taps doesn’t read emails or look on facebook or pay attention at committee meetings!
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July 2016 Brian Harris is this month's winner, after nailing the trifecta on 1 trip: 1. Not zipping his tent up when it was raining. 2. Waiting 20 minutes to be served breakfast only to be told by the staff that it was a buffet breakfast. 3. Getting out of his car without applying the handbrake.
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June 2016 This month's winner is the Sgt At Arms himself, Taps. He booked his truck in for a service following a trip, but forgot to empty the fridge of all the frozen meat and veg beforehand. Not a pleasant aroma inside the truck when he picked it up a week later!
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May 2016 Lachlan wins this month's Broken Shackle award for managing to get lost whilst conducting navigation training...
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April 2016 Richard Luckhurst wins the shackle this month for deciding to go and visit the Sofala Show. The trouble came when he left camp early to go to the show, only to discover he was actually a day early!
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Feb 2016 Anne Keogh. Anne was on a club trip and stopped for a break. She returned to the group with a worried look because she couldn't find her Jeep. It was the bright red one in the middle of the group.
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December 2015 Greg Read, who managed to purchase a foxwing awning for his truck, only to the discover it didn't actually fit.