Our first rally of the year is held in Feb/March/April... and could be anywhere in Australia. The second is held in Spring; Sept/Oct, and is traditionally held before, and near, the CMCA* rally. We hold general meetings during both, with the Annual General Meeting at the later rally— Spring.
A rally manager is appointed and he or she recruits the rally team who are in charge of organising an exciting program for us: entertainment, food, dance, music lessons, seminars just to name a few. But, if you'd rather, you can just chill out and do nothing . . . just sit and watch the rally go on around you.
The rallies are themed, and the ball night is a 'dress-up' (almost) costume party, so be prepared to bring your own zany outfits and see what others have created; the crazier the better. It is the fun and laughter that helps keep us young.
*Our parent body.
Bush camps are usually held between our two rallies, providing a more relaxed opportunity for Solos to get together. They typically run for 5-6 days in a rural setting, with minimum facilities. Vehicles need to be self-contained with enough capacity to cover the period of the camp.
A Camp Manager is appointed to organise each camp, promote it to members and take registrations. They gather information about resources in the area, local attractions and tours, and put together a program of activities that people might want to join but if you're happy to just sit around the fire that's fine too.