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Funds raised through the hosting of these functions and from the Complex as a whole are now allowing the Club to reinvest in the Complex, with Club Members concentrating on the construction of a new display shed (incorporating a workshop for future restoration work) and the installation of a new theatrette and interpretive displays in the main display area of the complex. In 2009 the Club celebrated their 10th Anniversary Rally, and in 2012 the Club once again held the Queensland Heritage Rally and the National Historical Machinery Association Inc. Tractor Trek, marking additional milestones along their journey. 2013/14 brought the Club further successes as they continued to build upon the foundations already laid in previous years, advancing in their goal to promote the machinery restoration and preservation movement within their local community and beyond. ***** The Callide Dawson Machinery Preservation Club Inc. has many members which form a team of interested, enthusiastic and talented individuals who continually strive to formulate ways in which they can actively further the ideals of the machinery preservation and restoration movement. The Club draws on the many talents of its members, and has as a team, gained considerable experience in organising and running events of varying sizes. Such events include the Club’s Annual Rally (”Old Wheels In Motion”), smaller exhibits and demonstrations at local shows, carnivals and festivals, the Queensland Heritage Rally (2004, 2012 & 2018), the 11th National Historical Machinery Association Rally and the 2012 National Historical Machinery Association Tractor Trek.
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2007 also saw the Club take over the reins of the “Silo” Complex, including the Rural Hinterland Visitor Information Centre and the Kurrajong Amphitheatre. Renovations commenced in that year starting the transformation of the “Silo” into the newly named “Queensland Heritage Park”. Works continued throughout 2008 to rejuvenate the front reception area (the Hec Maynard Reception Centre), which now houses the Post & Rail Cafe and the Billabong Conference Room which is used frequently by local community organisations and businesses. 2008 also saw the Club enter into a new role . . . which saw Club Members working tirelessly as caterers, bar staff and event organisers, transforming the Club Shed into a popular party/function venue.