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August 2011

“Snow“ Trip, August 2011 (ISSUE 373) Subaru 4WD Club of Victoria Inc. Reg. No. A – 0006149J FWDV Member GPO BOX 2456 Melbourne VIC. 3001

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INTRODUCTION TO THE SUBARU 4WD CLUB OF VICTORIA: The Subaru 4WD Club of Victoria Inc. was originally formed over 30 years ago by an enthusiastic group of Subaru owners. Today the club has expanded to include all Subaru 4WD and AWD vehicles, as well as all other makes of AWD, light 4WD and crossover/soft-roader type vehicles. The club aims to participate in exploration of the Australian countryside without damage to the environment, vehicle or individual. Visitors are most welcome to attend the club’s General Meetings and contact committee members regarding participation in club activities. The club relies on membership fees to offset its running costs, including insurance. Membership fees are payable each financial year, due after the yearly AGM. Fees for the 2010/2011 year are currently: Interstate: $90 (Seniors card - $85) � Single: $100 (Seniors card - $90) Joint/family: $105 - (Seniors card - $90) (All fees includes affiliation and Insurance: $40) A trip fee of $10 per adult non-member applies (for insurance purposes) Please contact the membership officer for further information regarding membership, including pro-rata and monthly rates.

GENERAL MEETINGS: Last Tuesday of each month (except December) at 8:00pm sharp. Venue to be advised, pending return to Camberwell South Tennis Club on completion of renovations. See page 6 for details. COMMITTEE Meetings 1st Tuesday each month: 7:30pm Damian Stock (President) Peter Bellies (Secretary)

Bob Marshall (Treasurer)

Jessica Walsh (Trip & Social -TBC)

Martin Foot (Editor) au

Andrew Jantke (Membership) Vacant (Resources) Vacant (Venue) Phil Milkins (Ordinary Member) Dale Rebgetz (Ordinary Member) (diverted to David Wilson for now) (diverted to president)

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PRESIDENT’S REPORT Welcome to the new club year. Last year I was not sure if I would make it back as president for another year, being ready to hand it on. This time around I am not as surprised, given the unusually low attendance at the recent AGM. The low attendance, while unavoidable, nearly made the AGM a non-event, with it being a real struggle to achieve a quorum on the night. Due to a number of regular attendees being absent, we really did make it through the AGM proceedings by the skin of our teeth. I am glad to say that we completed the general and annual meetings without too much drama and even got a committee elected in the process. Thanks to Martin for acting as secretary for the night, due to Peter’s absence, and also to Cynthia for chairing the committee elections, again. There has been little change in the committee, except for the addition of Dale, the resignation of Dave and the return of Bev, albeit briefly. On the night, Bev offered to come back onto the committee, but we have since been advised that we can have only two ordinary members, not the four elected. As a result she has agreed to again step down from the committee. This still leaves us with three ordinary members so Jessica has offered to take up the role of trip and social officer, subject to ratification at the next club meeting. I am sure that Jessica will take up this position with the same enthusiasm she has shown since she joined the club so please come along to the next meeting and show your support for her. I am pleased to welcome Dale onto the committee and look forward to his knowledge of outback travel being of great value as we consider travelling further afield in the coming year. Already, Dale has provided some valuable input to our committee planning day, held recently at our farm at Woodside North in Gippsland. Details from that meeting will be shared over the coming weeks. [See notes on p25 - Ed.] Dave has finally given up his position on the committee and will now hopefully have more time for the family and for keeping his Outback on the road. The later seems to be the bigger effort given some of the dramas Dave has experienced with the Outback recently. I cannot remember the last time that Dave was not on the committee as he was already there when I came on five years ago. It was then that Dave was busily preparing for the 30 th birthday celebration. With the 35th birthday approaching maybe Dave thought it was a good time to leave the committee, knowing the work involved in planning such an event. Thanks Dave for all your contributions. Page: 4

PRESIDENT’S REPORT While we survived the past year without a venue officer it is becoming increasingly difficult to operate without one. I am sure that none of you want to see the club abandon its monthly general meetings however it is almost impossible to organize items of interest for the general meeting when there is no-one dedicated to doing so. This role is an important one of both coordination and facilitation and one that we really need to fill as soon as possible. Please see me if you are interested in helping with this very important position. As I mentioned earlier, the club’s 35th birthday is coming up, very soon in fact. We have earmarked the weekend of October 15th for our celebration of this very noteworthy event. The club will be celebrating with a spit roast and line dancing party on the Saturday night, at our farm in Woodside North, followed by a leisurely Sunday morning and maybe some mechanical instruction or an historical tourist drive for those interested. Having the celebration at the farm allows us to minimize the cost to members, to make it easily accessible and to expose members to an area of the state that we would not normally explore. We can also combine it with a mechanical session, something we have not done for some time. Being at the farm will also make it possible for members to bring their own campers or caravans, or stay in the farmhouse itself, again minimizing the cost of attending. We will be confirming the details of the party in the September magazine so please reserve the weekend of October 15th for what should be a most enjoyable event. On the weekend leading up to the party we will again be participating in the Melbourne Leisurefest show at Sandown racecourse. We will be looking for volunteers for the stand who will hopefully attract some new members as a result. If you would like to attend the show you can probably do so for free, for the small cost of being on the club stand for a couple of hours. We will probably have four tickets available for each of the four days of the event and we will make these available to anyone willing to help. In the next month I will be attending the association’s combined special general and president’s meeting. The special meeting will be voting on the move of the AGM to November. I will report on these meetings next month. Anyway that’s enough from me for this month. Take care of yourself out there, on the road or in the bush, and I look forward to seeing you all soon. Damian

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EDITOR’S REPORT A reminder that the magazine is available to the public on-line. Anyone can view an edited version of the current magazine from the club’s website, Members who wish to receive electronic copies of the full version (including contact details of office bearers and trip leaders) should contact me for a link to be emailed each month. This can replace or complement your paper subscription as you prefer. The magazine deadline for next edition is SEPTEMBER 13th, 2011. Send all copy to Martin


AUGUST GENERAL MEETING AT BALWYN LIBRARY Date: Tuesday 30 August at 8pm. Venue: Balwyn Library meeting room, 336 Whitehorse Road Balwyn, Melways Map 46 Ref E8 (next to McDonalds). Enter the building via the car park door. The carpark is accessible from Whitehorse Road. Robert Anwyl will be providing us with a presentation about Molecular Science Products oil additive. Andrew and Lisa Jantke currently use this additive and claim that it makes a big difference to performance and fuel consumption of their Impreza and Rodeo. Come along a find out more about these products.

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TRIP & SOCIAL REPORT SEPTEMBER DAY TRIP - CANCELLED: There has been a date reserved in the calendar for a day trip on Sunday 4 September, but no proposals have been received, so it’s a non-starter.

CLUB’S 35TH BIRTHDAY BASH: Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 October … to be held at the Stock farm at Woodside North. See the President’s report on pages 4 and 5 for more information, or contact Damian Stock, email:

LEISUREFEST Thursday 6 to Sunday 9 October, Sandown Racecourse As in past years, the club will have a stall. Volunteers are needed to staff it over the four days. See the President’s report on pages 4 and 5 for more information. If you are able to assist, contact Damian Stock, email:

LAKE EYRE TRIP: Saturday 22nd October –Tuesday 1st November (Cup Day) Trip Leader: Jessica Walsh, email: I am planning to head to Australia's inland sea this October. It would be great if you could come along. See page 8 for the proposed itinerary. The trip is dependant on the road conditions and the weather (it has already been put off once). The standard trip requirements as listed on page 9 are the minimum needed, including a full-size spare wheel/tyre, and plenty of drinking water. The plan is to stay in caravan parks for the most part, but we need to be totally self-sufficient just in case. If you are thinking of coming and don't have everything on the list, please talk to me. Please give me an indication at the August meeting if you are thinking of coming along, so I can plan appropriately. Bear in mind that this trip overlaps with the Border Track trip time-wise, however it is possible to stitch the two together by heading off early from Lake Eyre to meet the other group at Pinnaroo, by arrangement with Peter Bellis (see page 8). Page: 7

TRIP & SOCIAL REPORT The itinerary is as follows: Date



Melbourne to Mildura



Sat, 22 Oct 11

Meet in Mildura at 3pm 100km dirt

Mungo National Park

Sun, 23 Oct 11

Walls of China

60km dirt

Mungo National Park

Mon, 24 Oct 11

via Menindee Lakes

320km dirt

Broken Hill

Tue, 25 Oct 11

via Orroroo & Hawker


Leigh Creek CP

Wed, 26 Oct 11

Coal mine tour ($free if 300km dirt available)

William Creek CP

Thu, 27 Oct 11

drive to Lake Eyre

William Creek CP

Fri, 28 Oct 11

fly over Lake Eyre ($250 per person)

Sat, 29 Oct 11

via Oodnadatta & Painted Desert

150km dirt

William Creek CP 400km dirt

Coober Pedy

Sun, 30 Oct 11



Mon, 31 Oct 11





Tue, 1 Nov 11

Melbourne Cup Day

BORDER TRACK TRIP: Saturday 29 October – Tuesday 1 November (Cup Day) Trip Leader: Peter Bellis, email: This trip will commence from the township of Rainbow in Western Victoria and visit Hattah Lakes before turning west to Pinnaroo and south down the Border Track. For more information contact Peter or put your name on the trip intention sheet at the next General Meeting.

LATER IN THE YEAR: Sun 27 November: Christmas Party First or second weekend in December: Oxfam Christmas Tree deliveries Wed 28 - Sat 31 December: Christmas/New Year Trip Page: 8

STANDARD TRIP EQUIPMENT & RECOVERY GEAR The aim of all Subaru 4WD Club of Victoria Inc. trips is to have an enjoyable experience in the bush, increasing 4WDing skills and experience, whilst maintaining the highest regard for the safety of individuals, the vehicle and the environment. As a driver you have ultimate responsibility for the safety of your passengers and vehicle. It is the responsibility of any participating driver to contact individual trip leaders for clarification of individual trip requirements and standards. Financial members are encouraged to participate in as many trips as possible to increase confidence and experience. Visitors are welcome subject to the payment of the appropriate levy to cover insurance, but after two visits, should consider membership. Non-financial members are not covered by insurance and may not participate until payment is received. Individual drivers with concerns or queries regarding their vehicle and the trip standard should contact relevant trip leaders. The Subaru 4WD Club of Victoria Inc. recommends that each vehicle carry the following items of equipment on every trip: a) Personal details form as specified by FWDV, copy to Trip Leader b) Two Rated D- Shackles (minimum 3.2t); c) Rated “Snatch’em” Strap; d) Recovery Points, Front & Rear; plus optional bridle strap, according to vehicle design; e) AM (27Mhz) Channel 5 or UHF (477Mhz) Channel 16 CB Radio; f) Fire Extinguisher, accessible to the driver; g) Spare Tyre (full size); h) Jack and Wheel Brace, or equivalent; i) Emergency Supplies (matches, food, water and clothing); j) Sufficient Fuel, Oil and Water for the trip and delays; k) A Tyre Pressure Gauge; Compressor (according to the trip) l) An Axe, Bow or Chain saw; m) A Sturdy Shovel (collapsible shovels are no good); n) Spare Parts (appropriate to the nature of the Trip); o) A Tool Kit; p) Personal First Aid Kit; q) The Vehicle Manual. Any vehicle not carrying at least the first five (5) items of equipment should contact the individual Trip Leader before leaving. Any Club member unsure about any of the items of equipment listed above are advised to contact the the Trip and Social Coordinator or the Trip Leader concerned. All Trip Leaders carry a complete First Aid Kit in case of emergency. All nonemergency medical needs are expected to be meet by individuals own medical supplies.

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FOR SALE The club makes this space available free of charge to members wishing to buy or sell items. Please note that the Motor Car Trader Regulations 1998-22(4) require that vehicles for sale advertisements must contain: (a) the cash price of the vehicle and; (b) the registration number if registered or the engine/chassis numbers if unregistered. Contact the club editor to advertise in this space.

Forester Aluminium Bash Plates: made from 6.0mm construction grade aluminium: $300 for club members, $330 for non-members. Fitting can be arranged. Contact: David Wilson, mob: 0429 942 724. "Taurus" brand roof mounted cargo pod: Approximately 300 litre size and lockable. It is in excellent condition as it has only been used once. A great way of taking that 'little bit extra' on holiday. The pod comes with all mounting hardware to secure to roof racks, and has internal straps to secure loose items. $180 o.n.o. Contact: Jessica 0414 692 574

RESOURCES Club Clothing prices: Polo - $30 Double-sided vest - $60 Long sleeved fleece top - $65 Storm jacket - $110 Cap $25 Contact David Wilson to order items, email:

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“GERMANTOWN” DAY TRIP 24 July 2011 by Martin Foot A damp July morning saw us gathering in a quiet back street in Thomastown against an old stone wall. As rain pattered down, we waited to be let through the wooden gate into the garden of Ziebell’s farmhouse. At the stroke of eleven, our guide Tatiana Joukoff appeared and invited us in for morning tea. While we waited for the rest of the group to arrive, we looked through the house, which was set with period furniture and explanatory signage. At 11:15am Tatiana and her friend commenced the tour, which took us through the 1860s house and surrounding outbuildings. This included the original stone farm sheds and the eight metre deep handhewn underground water storage (now capped for safety). Walking across the reserve beyond we passed by the original Lutheran church which served the German farmers and their families 160 years ago and is still a functioning place of worship. Finally we walked through the cemetery, where burials still take place (providing you can establish your parentage). At 12:30 we said goodbye to our genial hosts and also to Alby and Rae Turner who had another appointment. We started off towards Whittlesea, half an hour to the north. Busy urban High Street gradually became more and more rural as new subdivisions appeared and finally open countryside. The convoy had spread out, with Martin up ahead relaying instructions over the radio. Page: 11

TRIP REPORTS Unfortunately contact was lost, and Phil (who was following up) was unable to confirm directions, so he led the cavalcade into Whittlesea by the most direct route. Meanwhile Martin and Dot were sitting at a quiet intersection 10 Km away wondering what had become of everyone! It may be a first, losing an entire convoy (gold coin fine). Phone contact was made with the group as they were arriving at the pub for lunch. See you in ten minutes, was all Martin could say! After the joyful reunion, a hearty lunch was enjoyed by all, including Bev who had joined us after finishing her volunteer tasks at Fed Square. The group then set off (in close convoy this time) and immediately took the wrong turn out of town. In fact it was Hill Street (Martin and Dot live in Hill Street but not that one). A quick correction and we were on the perimeter road around the top of Yan Yean reservoir, which provided some stunning views of the city and the water. Then along the Arthurs Creek Road for a couple of kilometres and a right turn into Middle Hut Road, a dirt road which runs through farm country straight as a die for five or six kilometres. The urban sprawl hasn’t reached here yet, although it’s not far away. The plan was to take as many unsealed roads as possible to Doncaster, our final destination. We managed this quite well, with a lot of ducking and weaving to avoid the major arterials, especially through Wattle Glen. Despite tour best efforts, suburbia started to enclose us as we circled around the back of Eltham on Reynolds Road. We could not avoid rejoining the bitumen in crossing the Yarra along Fitzsimons Lane (no longer a rural backwater but a major highway); then through the suburbs to Victoria Street and the little piece of history on the hill called Schramm’s Cottage. The cottage was originally located on Doncaster Road and was moved to the present site when the road was widened in the seventies. The house is set up as if the owners were still present, with an impressive array of domestic items and costumes modelled by mannequins in each room. Around the site are a variety of historic exhibits, including a Page: 12


fruit-sorting and packaging shed from the orcharding days, a smithy, and a Slade hut, containing teaching materials for practical construction using hand tools. There is a replica of the tram that used to take sightseers from Box Hill station to the mighty iron lookout tower on the hill where Doncaster Shoppingtown now stands. There is also an original cemetery set among the pine trees, which tells a grim tale, as many of its graves mark young children who didn’t survive the many illnesses prevalent in those times. Altogether an fascinating day with as interesting a drive as can still be achieved in metropolitan Melbourne. Participants: Martin Foot and Dorothy Greiveson Forester 2.5X Damian and Angela Stock, with Enid Hewett Forester 2.5XT Michael Dickman MY Bev Davison Forester Alby and Rae Turner (Ziebell’s only) Forester 2.5XT Dale and Jan Rebgetz Forester 2.5XT Phil and Elaine Milkins, Toyota Surf with Brian and Glynis Howell

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2011 AUG



Tues 30

General Meeting

Fri 2 - Sun 4

National 4x4 Show

Sun 4


Tues 6

Committee Meeting

Tues 13

Magazine deadline for articles, reports, etc

Tues 27

General Meeting

Tues 4

Committee Meeting

Thurs 6 to Sun 9

Leisurefest - S4WDCV club stand volunteers needed

Tues 11

Magazine deadline for articles, reports, etc

Sat 15 – Sun 16 Oct

Club birthday bash

Sat 22 – Tues 1 Nov

Lake Eyre

Tues 25

General Meeting

Sat 29 Oct – Tue 1 Border Track Nov


Sun 27 Nov

Christmas Party

First or second weekend in Dec

Oxfam Christmas Tree deliveries

Wed 28 Dec – Sat Christmas Trip 31 Dec Trip Standard


Vehicle Suitability

Easy Medium

All wheel drive and high range 4WD. Can be Suitable for medium clearance vehicles with d

Difficult Very Difficult

Suitable for medium to high clearance vehicles wit Suitable for high clearance vehicles with dual rang

ALENDAR Location

Standard Contact for further info.


Balwyn Library

Damian Stock

Melbourne Showgrounds

For information only - S4WDCV is not involved however discounted tickets are available through a FWDV deal - more info at General Meeting


Peter Bellis Martin Foot


Damian Stock


Peter Bellis

Sandown Racecourse

Damian Stock Martin Foot



Damian Stock

Meet in Mildura t.b.a.

Damian Stock

Meet in Rainbow

Peter Bellis



Blackburn South to allocated areas t.b.a.


Peter Bellis t.b.a.

David Wilson

low clearance with single range and road tyres. dual range and all terrain or road tyres.

th dual range and all terrain tyres. ge and tyres suitable for the terrain (eg. mud terrain tyres).




“SNOW” TRIP 6 August 2011 by David Wilson This was a great trip even if there was barely a snowflake to be seen. David is in Cairns, so no trip report is available, but here are some pics! Editor

Participants: Ric and Joshua Koster David , Anthony and Justin Wilson Martin Foot Jamie Scott Adam Howley and Damien Hough Page: 16

L-series turbo Outback Forester 2.5X Landcruiser Forester 2.5 XS auto


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CLUB MEETING MINUTES A General Meeting of the Subaru 4WD Club of Victoria Inc was held on Tuesday, 26th July, 2011 at Balwyn Library Meeting Room starting at 8:15pm. 1. Present Bob Marshall, Martin Foot, Damian Stock, Dale Rebgetz, Jessica Walsh, Bev Davison, Cynthia Rennolds, Jan Aylott, Phil Milkins, Elaine Milkins, Glenys Howell, Brian Howell, Doug Coghlan, Rick Koster, David Wilson. 2. Apologies Peter and Jean Bellis, Peter Mynard and Katie Scambler, Andrew and Lisa Jantke, Les and Jamie Scott, Elaine Hyde, Ruth Marshall, Dot Greiveson, Kate Coghlan, Gerry de Vries. 3. Visitors None. 4. Welcome A welcome was extended to all members. A quorum of members was present. Acting Secretary was Martin Foot. 5. Minutes of the Previous General Meeting 5.1. The minutes of the June 2011 General Meeting were accepted without amendment after being moved by Phil Milkins and seconded by Jan Aylott. 6. Correspondence 6.1. In Magazines from various 4WD clubs, etc: Subaru Club of Qld Mag, June and July Subaru Club of SA Mag July Mt Gambier & District Mag June RACV Mag Pajero Club Mag July Network News Autumn/winter Nissan News July 2011 Page: 18

CLUB MEETING MINUTES Advertising material Google advertising Membership renewals (2) 6.2. Out Thank you to Docklands for use of their premises in June. Correspondence with Ziebell’s Farmhouse re day trip 24 July. 7. Reports 7.1. Resources Thanks to Phil Milkins for confirming that the supplier has not gone out of business, merely moved premises. A list of club resources appears in the annual report. 7.2. Editor There are now two on-line versions of the magazine, one for members that is not searchable on and contains full contact details and one for the general public (including industry contacts and other 4WD clubs) that contains only club email addresses. 7.3. Trip and Social Rick Koster has undertaken a reco trip to Mt Terrible. As a result, it will be a day trip only and will be scheduled as and when a cold snap occurs. Suggestions invited for September day trip. 35th Birthday celebrations to be held 15, 16 October. Planning to be done at the Committee retreat 13, 14 August. Lake Eyre trip rescheduled – 22 Oct to 1 Nov, Jessica to provide further details Border Track – 29 Oct to 1 Nov. Christmas Party – 27 Nov. Bev suggested Committee consider an activity involving Segway vehicles. Page: 19

CLUB MEETING MINUTES 7.4. Venue South Camberwell Tennis Clubroom renovations – no further news. August meeting will be held at a library meeting room to be organised by Martin. Rob Anwyl will be guest speaker on engine oil and fuel additives. Photographic competition will be run again, probably in November. 7.5. Membership. No report from Andrew. David had brought the membership tin. Bob Marshall will accept membership renewals at the meeting. 7.6. Treasurer Bank account balance is currently $3,003.92 as at end of July. 7.7. Secretary Damian referred to Peter’s report in the magazine and the special resolution in particular to be considered later in the meeting. 7.8. President Thanks to all who contributed to the planning and running of Christmas in July. 8. Special Resolution 8.1.

The following motion had been put to the members in the June magazine: In rule 6.d replace the words “the day of the Annual General Meeting” with “31st May”. In rule 5.b replace the words “two (2)” with “one (1)”. Moved Peter Bellis, seconded Damian Stock.


In Peter’s absence, Damian as seconder spoke to the motion. Martin read out the existing clauses of the Rules of Association affected by the motion. Damian read the motion, which was then put to the members. The motion was accepted unanimously on show of hands and Damian duly declared the motion passed. Page: 20

CLUB MEETING MINUTES 9. General Business 9.1.

Mention was made of Peter and Jean’s absence due to a bereavement in the family.


Damian advised that Val and Alan Chrystal will not be renewing their membership due to personal circumstances and wish members well.


Damian also advised that Lisa Jantke is unwell.

10. Fines and Fun 10.1.

Nametags All good.


Last to Meeting David Wilson.


Fines Christmas in July – Jean, for ringing Michael Dickman to ask where he was, when he wasn’t even on the list! Germantown – Martin for: Calling Jessica to ask where she was, when she had advised him she couldn’t make it Not bringing club clothing for Rae and Alby Turner Losing the convoy, who arrived at the lunch venue 10 minutes ahead of him Making a wrong turn up Hill Street (he lives in another Hill Street)


Total fines collected - $1.60.

11. Meeting closed at 9:20pm and was followed by the Annual General Meeting. 12. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, 30th August 2011 commencing at 8pm.

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COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES Minutes of the meeting of the committee of the Subaru 4WD Club of Victoria Inc held on 14th August 2011 at the farm of Angela and Damian Stock in Woodside North starting at 10:00am. 1. Present: Damian Stock, Martin Foot, Andrew Jantke, Jessica Walsh, Phil Milkins, Dale Rebgetz, Cynthia Rennolds (briefly) 2.

Apologies: Peter Bellis, Bob Marshall, David Wilson.


Quorum: A quorum was achieved with 6 committee members present.


Minutes of the Previous Meeting 4.1. Minutes of the July 2011 committee meeting were accepted without amendment. 4.2.

Business Arising from the Minutes and Outstanding Actions 4.2.1. Leisurefest – Registered interest with FWDV. Awaiting advice. 4.2.2. Club Clothing – Supplier still in business. Suggested clothing prices: Polo shirt - $30 Vest (double sided) - $60 Polar fleece jacket - $65 Storm jacket - $110 Peak cap - $25 4.2.3. Tennis centre still no progress 4.2.4. Magazine Distribution list

Sent electronic copy of mag to other clubs and interested parties, looking for feedback. Action: Martin. Look at getting links to other electronic mags from other clubs on our site. If there significant management may not be implemented. 4.2.5. Magazine and photo archive Get a trip and social history. Find all old mags - Cynthia indicated she has a complete archive. Look at getting the photos catalogued and stored. 5.

Correspondence: Page: 22



In: 4WD Victoria Call about affiliation fees outstanding Email regarding a special general meeting and presidents meeting on the 10th of September. To vote changing the AGM date.

5.2. 6.

Out: N/A.

Reports: 6.1.

Resources: No-one in this position as yet. First aid kits need to be checked. Jessica has reviewed what is available.

Jessica will take on the responsibility of updating and ownership. Motion: That Jessica be granted an authority to spend up to $200 to update the First Aid Kits. Moved Martin Foot, seconded by Damian Stock. CARRIED. 6.2.

Trip and Social Jessica has offered to take on this position. On the understanding that Jessica may not be able to attend all events/meetings. Lake Eyre. 10 days starts 22nd Oct. Oxfam trip early December


Venue August meeting: Guest presenter - Engine oil additive presentation by Robert Anwyl. Look at getting Telstat back out to discuss the new 80 channel radio. Martin suggested presentation of the iPad/iPhone GPS applications. Potential guest speakers: Smithy’s Outback Gear Page: 23

COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES ORS 4WD storage drawers Martin is buying a kit trailer, ask manufacturer to present. 6.4.

Membership: 3 renewals



Martin has requested the club purchase Microsoft Publisher so when someone else takes on the editor role the software would be handed over so the next person would not have to purchase. Motion: That the Club purchase a copy of MS Publisher 2010. Moved Martin Foot, seconded Jessica Walsh CARRIED. Action: Damian Stock to investigate cost options. 6.6.

Treasurer: Current bank account balance is $2,782.12.


Secretary: No report.


President: Thanks for everyone coming to the farm. September special meeting is coming, please provide any questions you want submitted.


General Business: Vintage and Classic Car Registration. Number of general committee positions. Will put up the standing officers for election at the next general meeting. Discussion about putting all the committee positions in the mag so it visible to all members. After subsequent discussion with Bev, she will not be taking up an ordinary committee position. Trip and social needs to provide details of the trips to the editor for publishing. Trip leader to provide the details to trip and social. Driver education – Jessica has indicated she will take on the role.

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Committee Planning Day: [After lunch.] Discussion around: What is working What is not working Not showing that there are extended trips on the web site. What needs to be changed Committee meetings need to keep on track. Look at time keeper. Look at a time limit. Look at rotate the chair. To be considered Look at doing trips where smelling the roses is the main reason for the trip, so that means people can stop when they like so look at things. Share the food preparation, so to have a common meal with trip members. People come together not isolated cooking. More social environment. Look at a door prize to fill out trip survey. monkey to do it electronically.

Look at survey

Put in the news letter the birthdays of the month. Need to make people feel included. Create an email for the membership number. Then people would be able to send emails to other for birthdays, etc. How do you see yourself fitting into the club? Those people who don’t come to things but keep paying. What do they see in the club? Test the members to see if they are too busy. Exit survey for club members who don’t wish continue their membership. Big trip every couple years. Need 2 years to organise and make sure people are available. Need to consider how you are getting to the desitination. eg train and then drive. Don’t want to drive all day. Page: 25

COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES It’s about the journey. Needs to be social Trips would not be long weekends but would be over a week period or longer. Why are we in the club? What do you want to get from the club? How do we attract more members? In house driver training. Promote private training property. Ongoing driver training for the club members. Push the vacancy’s every month until they filled. Succession planning. Focus on the electronic media, look at facebook, twitter, maybe a blog. Promote to the new owners they will feel safe with their cars after doing driver training. Promote via Eastern and Cambur. Business cards – Club cards that can be handed out. Limited details with contact details. Free introductory driver training. Club website needs to show that we are active. It looks like we are static. Need to look at a video on the first page loading. When the page first loads before you need to scroll the page needs to be catchy. Builds the interest. Turn the vision into a strategy. 9. Next Meeting will be held on Tuesday 6th September 2011 at 7:30pm at the home of Andrew and Lisa Jantke. 10.

Chair of the next meeting will be Andrew.


Meeting closed at 4:10pm. Page: 26

FOUR WHEEL DRIVE VICTORIA TRAINING CALENDAR September 2011 Wednesday 7th Proficiency Course (PC110910) Theory - Nth Balwyn Saturday 10th Proficiency Course (PC110910) Practical – Werribee Monday 12th Chainsaw Course (CS110917) Theory - Nth Balwyn Saturday 17th Chainsaw Course (CS110917) Practical - Tallarook Sunday 18th Chainsaw Course (CS110917) Practical – Tallarook Thursday 22nd Proficiency Course (PC110924) Theory - Nth Balwyn Saturday 24th Proficiency Course (PC110924) Practical – Werribee -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

October 2011 Friday 7th Proficiency Course (PC111008) Theory - Nth Balwyn Saturday 8th Proficiency Course (PC111008) Practical – Werribee Monday 10th Chainsaw Course (CS111015) Theory - Nth Balwyn Saturday 15th Chainsaw Course (CS111015) Practical - Tallarook Sunday 16th Chainsaw Course (CS111015) Practical – Tallarook Friday 21st Proficiency Course (PC111022) Theory - Nth Balwyn Friday 21st Proficiency Course (WC111023) Theory - Nth Balwyn Saturday 22nd Proficiency Course (PC111022) Practical – Werribee Sunday 23rd Women’s 4X4 Course (WC111023) Practical – Werribee ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------FWDV can be contacted on (03) 9857 5209 or e-mail: Contact S4WDCV Secretary Peter Bellis, email: regarding attendance at FWDV courses as a club discount may apply.

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