ALM Owners Get Together
Amici Raduno is the Italian phrase meaning “meeting of friends”, which made it the obvious choice for the name of the inaugural Auto Leisure and Marine (ALM) Group’s Owners weekend. ALM Group is home to Allisee Motorhomes, Avida Hamilton, Jurgens New Zealand, and their latest brand, Millard. The idea for a weekend dedicated to their owners was a way of acknowledging their support for ALM Group over the years. This weekend was for all owners regardless of which brand of RV vehicle they had bought from ALM Group. The response to the invitation from clients far exceeded the expectations of the staff at ALM Group with more than 100 people attending. The weekend was held at AJ’s Park in Horahora, which is a fantastic park over venue situated on the lake, and with plenty of space for everyone. Fun, laughter, and comradery were the theme over the weekend. Friday saw a casual meet and greet with a cheese tasting from Hawkes Bay’s Origin Earth Cheeses. A relaxed evening was had by all enjoying the majestic views from the Piarere Ski Club, which was the base for all activities over the weekend. Saturday saw the continuation of good weather despite all forecasts to the contrary. Group activities saw people enjoying a bike ride along the scenic river trails, a farm tour and pie tasting at Lake Farm, hosted by Colin and Keryn Brown, craft activities including beeswax wraps and produce bags will be a hit in the RVs for a long time to come. The afternoon was spent hysterics over the antics arising from the ‘ALM Group Motorhome Olympics’ the participation of all guests in this activity no matter what the physical abilities were was awe-inspiring to see. The evening and weekend culminated in a Christmas-themed function with dinner, drinks, dancing, and prize giving. To see the effort put into some of the costumes for the evening was impressive and comical. Feedback from the weekend was by all accounts overwhelmingly positive with a fantastic time had by all. ALM Group would like to thank all those who supported this weekend from clients and staff to the companies that donated items for the weekend such as Covi Insurance, NZMCA, Dometic, Camec, Igham Prestige Mercedes, and Piarere Ski Club.
For Kiwi explorers, the NZMCA Motorhome, Caravan & Leisure Show is the one place you need to go to experience