Page 1

February 2018 (Issue 444)

Follow us on our webpage: Like us on Facebook: Connect with Instagram:

Subaru 4WD Club of Victoria Inc. Reg. No. A—0006149J / FWDV Member

PO BOX 2456 Mount Waverley VIC 3149

Volks-Baru Subaru and Volkswagen Specialist Parts and Service Centre

We will smooth out your motoring costs with extremely competitive prices, offering trade discounts to all Subaru 4WD Club of Victoria members on all parts and repairs.

John Bailey 1362 Heatherton Rd Dandenong North 3175 Phone: (03) 9793 5655 2

CONTENTS About the Club

Page 4


Page 5

Notice to members

Page 6

Tonimbuk fun & games

Page 6

President’s Report

Page 7

What’s in the pipeline!

Page 8

Venue Report

Page 8

General meeting notice

Page 8

Trip and Social

Page 9

Trip and Social

Page 10

Long term future planning

Page 10

Treasurer’s Report

Page 10

Upcoming events!!!

Page 11

Trip report - High country; or The trip of broken dreams

Page 12

Trip report - High country; or The trip of broken dreams

Page 13

Trip report - High country; or The trip of broken dreams

Page 14

Trip Adviser

Page 15

Trip and Recovery gear

Page 16

Buy it and Sell it

Pages 17-18

Trip planning

Pages 19-20


Page 21

Committee Meeting

Pages 22-23


Page 24

General Meeting

Page 25-26

Bush Tucker

Page 27

Editor’s Note

Page 28 3

ABOUT THE CLUB The Subaru 4WD Club of Victoria Inc. was originally formed 40 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 the 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 year, due on 31 May. Fees for the 2017/18 year were agreed at the general meeting in May 2017 and are as follows:


Single: $125 (Senior card - $115) Joint/Family: $145—(Senior card - $130) One off joining fee of $15 ($30 for Joint/Family) also applies All annual fees include FWDV affiliation and trip insurance: $51 Members who choose not to receive a hard copy of the magazine are eligible for a $25 discount


A trip fee of $15 per adult non-member applies (for insurance purposes) Please contact the membership officer for further enquiries Email:


COMMITTEE President: Dale Rebgetz

Vice President: Duncan McCrae

Secretary: Peter Bellis

Treasurer: Janelle Rebgetz

Editor: Edith Fullalove (OM)

Social: Lee Wegner (OM)

Trip: Mike Dale (OM)

Venue coordinator: Meredith Dale (OM)

Resources: Kevin Bird (OM)


Tonimbuk Fun & Games 9 to 12 March Labour Day Weekend People are most welcome to come down anytime Friday. Saturday morning events start at 10am sharp. Sunday day trip out to Noojee for lunch we have booked a table for us at the outpost Sunday night sit around camp fire. Monday morning awards and pack up and head home. From the Princes Highway look for the Tonimbuk sign. Tripmeter from highway 0.0 Km Head north for 9.3 Km’s Turn right onto Jolly’s Road for 1.6 Km ( Subaru sign ) Cross the bridge, gate on the Left Hand Side with a “Subaru” sign on it. You are there. Please open and close the gate behind you. BYO Food & Water for the weekend.

Some of last years fun & games


PRESIDENTS REPORT February 2018 It’s that time of the year again – our photo competition. Digital photography, computers, and digital projectors have made it relatively easy to put the images up on a big screen for everyone to view simultaneously, rather than crowding around traditional 6 x 4 photo prints. But digital photography has a dark side too. Film and prints were reasonably expensive – so not too many were taken – and there was no instant gratification. It might have been several days before we saw the prints, and if the roll hadn’t been finished, it could’ve been months before it was developed and we got to relive our memories. Nowadays, digital photos are cheap, so we take hundreds (per hour if we are feeling trigger happy). Then they sit there, on the camera or computer, until the time comes to choose the good ones. If only there weren’t thousands of photos to wade through, life would be soooo much easier. Now what is needed is more discipline – take less photos, and review and delete the majority as soon as one gets home. It’s a great theory. Camera phones are just another modern convenience for the snap-happy person, particularly when presented with something unusual. How many of you are aware of some of Subaru’s older, interesting, quirky cars? Probably not many. Last week I got to look over a Subaru 360 – ever hear of that one?

This one happens to be one that an enthusiast has recently imported into Australia. With an air-cooled two stroke inline two cylinder engine mounted at the rear, it’s definitely not recognisable as your regular modern Subaru. None of this model were ever sold into Australia, although 35 of the more powerful Maia variant were imported into Australia in 1961. Perhaps this explains why we don’t see many on our roads today (or ever). If you are curious what they look like, your favourite internet search tool will quickly locate many images. If I was to try to take that vehicle too far away from the city, I think I would want to know that assistance was readily available. Satellite phones, particularly for emergencies, are a good lifeline when travelling into more remote areas. For many years now when we have ventured far, one of our members, Martin Foot, has generously loaned us his satellite phone. It has been an ongoing financial burden for Martin for something he is no longer using, so we, the club, are having to make alternate arrangements and have chosen to purchase our own rather than rent. When Martin purchased his there weren’t many choices, but today the choices are almost overwhelming. With four incompatible satellite systems, finding the ‘best’ is not easy and it becomes a case of which compromises one makes. The chosen phone will be available soon to trip leaders, managed similarly to the first aid kits. Now, time for me to wade through a few more (thousand) photographs. See you at the photo comp meeting. Dale Rebgetz.


WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE! VENUE REPORT FEBRURARY GENERAL MEETING DATE: Tuesday 27th February at 8pm VENUE: South Camberwell Tennis Club, 332 Burke Road, Glen Iris. At this month’s meeting, it is our annual photo competition. Come and join us and vote for your favourite snaps. Your entries should be in by now. DOOR PRIZE: Come along to win a special door prize at this month's meeting.

GENERAL MEETING NOTICE The Subaru 4WD Club holds its monthly general meeting on the last Tuesday of the month (no meeting in December) at the club house of the South Camberwell Tennis Club, 332 Burke Road, Glen Iris (just off the Monash Freeway) starting at 8pm – unless otherwise specified/advised. The meeting is open to all members and visitors. The usual agenda of the general meeting includes: Welcome of members and visitors. Review and acceptance of previous general meeting’s minutes. Correspondence. Reports by various office bearers. Other business as mentioned below. General business raised by members. “Fines and Fun” – including brief summaries of recent trips. Guest speaker or presentation. Supper and networking. Details of the next few general meetings are as per the schedule below:



Guest Speaker/Presentation

Other Business

Tue 27 Feb

South Camberwell Tennis Club

Photographic Competition

Tue 27 Mar

Werribee 4WD Test Ground



Tue 24 Apr

South Camberwell Tennis Club

Gary Bedell

Membership fees

Tue 29 May

South Camberwell Tennis Club




TRIP AND SOCIAL To put your name down for these trips or events – you do not need to wait for a club meeting. Email: or contact the trip leader directly. Wombat When: Sunday 4th of March (TBC) Trip leader: Kevin Bird Trip Standard: Medium From Blackwood to Daylesford Tonimbuk When: Saturday 10th to Monday the 12th of March Trip leader: Jamie and Les Scott Trip Standard: Social to hard ☺♦ Duea National Park When: Easter Friday 30th to Sunday 8th of April. Trip leader: Mike Dale Trip Standard: Medium Robe Survivor II When: Wed 25th to Sunday 29th of April Trip leader: Duncan and Lee Trip Standard: Medium Ladies Social When: Saturday 15th April Trip leader: Edith Trip Standard: Social Mallee Crawl When: Saturday 5th to Sunday the 13th of May Trip leader: Jamie and Les Scott Trip Standard: Social 19th Century Bluestone When: Saturday 19th of June Trip leader: Lee Trip Standard: Social 9

Christmas in July When: July - TBC Trip leader: Meredith Trip Standard: Social ☺ High Tea When: August - TBC Trip leader: Lee Trip Standard: Social Eurambeen Historic Homestead When: September - TBC Trip leader: Lee Trip Standard: Social


Simpson Desert. Trip leader: Jamie Gawler Rangers/ Googs Track, TBC. Trip Leader: Mike Dale


Coffin Bay/Lincoln NP, TBC. Trip Leader: Mike Dale


CSR, TBC. Trip Leader: Dale

Mike Dale: Trip Coordinator Lee Wegner: Social Coordinator

TREASURER’S REPORT Account balances as at 15th February Current bank balance: $9,672.14 Current term deposit balance: $5,000

Janelle Rebgetz 10



HIGH COUNTRY; OR THE TRIP OF BROKEN DREAMS (DECEMBER 2017) PART TWO by Dorothy Greiveson and Martin Foot Peter and Jean spent the day relaxing and drying out the foot well of their Subaru, which had taken on water during the river crossings. For the rest, Jamie proposed a day trip to Blue Rag Track.

But first, there was a problem - Dave's alternator wasn't working. Eventually, after much testing with multimeters, he swapped his battery with Jessica's. Once ready, the group (consisting of Jamie with Martin as passenger, Stephen from Qld, David with Shannon and the boys, and Jessica) headed off in the direction of Talbotville, then turning left up Brewery Creek Road. The views were spectacular from the narrow track.

Eventually the group turned up South Basalt Knob Track and followed this until arriving at the Knob itself on the corner with Ritchie Road, complete with a red railway carriage (as you expect to see commonly in those parts). This was the lunch stop.


After the break, the convoy headed along Basalt Knob (North) Track. After some time, the Blue Rag Range came into view and some serious climbing followed until they arrived at the Blue Rag Track.

Once together, there was a relatively short jaunt along the ridgeline to the Trig Point, where the views were unmatched and the mobile coverage excellent. It was a mite chilly up there, though, so no lingering. The group returned along the ridge past Basalt Knob Track and then up the side of Mt Blue Rag itself. The track there is steep and rocky, but everyone got through OK. Once at the Dargo High Plains Road, some semblance of actual speed was possible and before too long, the group were at McMillans Road turnoff, quick loo stop at Grant, then heading down Collingwood Spur and home. That night, there was a Clayton’s New Year’s Eve as people were heading off in the morning. In the midst of this, Martin’s missing hat turned up. Found under the bonnet of Bev’s car. Something to do with inspecting the fuse box. Don’t ask. Sunday 31st December New Year's Eve saw a number of departures, as Dave, Andrew & Lisa, Rick and Josh and visitor Shannon left camp for home. Jessica towed out Rick's camper before catching a plane to Europe in the early hours of New Year's Day. Dave was thanked for all the work he has done for 19 Christmas High Country trips. Apparently, this will be his last as leader. Of the remaining group, four cars, led by Jamie, left for Wonnangatta. Jamie was keen to try out his new car and Dot and Martin joined him, Peter & Edith Fullalove and Bev who joined them, Graham and Kerry in their new Pajero and Stephen in his Forester SJ CVT set off to visit the remote valley. It was to be a long yet rewarding day. Down the Crooked River track, up the Cynthia Spur track, then Cynthia Range track for 25 km, then onto Wombat Range track. The Gills decided to stay on the top of the ridge and wait for our return. Stephen left also his Forester here in case of any difficulty with river crossings and continued on with Jamie. There was a final steep descent to the Humffray River Track before arriving at the Wonnangatta Valley. It was quite a sight, as we crossed the Conglomerate Creek and then the beautiful wide green valley opened up before us.


There was visit to the station graveyard, followed by lunch under a huge elm in front of the ruins of the old homestead. The unsolved Wonnangatta murders from 1914 remain a famous mystery surrounding beautiful remote station. We also visited the elm grove where the club has camped in the past. It was an enticing prospect for future trips. We started the long journey home starting with the steep climb up the Hearn's Spur Track and collected the Gills and Stephen's car at the top of Wombat Spur. Steadily we threaded our way home. Peter & Jean, fresh from their afternoon relaxing in the river, greeted us on return. Tired drivers could then enjoy the New Year's Eve campfire under clear skies. It was a great end to a long, yet fascinating day. Monday 1st January New Year's Day saw the group break camp, leaving the Gills to enjoy yet another day in the valley. Thank you Dave for your work organising the trip. It was a great camping spot and we enjoyed the opportunity provided by a standing camp. Folks could come and go, relax, join other cars for a demanding trip. Attendees: Dave, Anthony & Justin Rick & Josh Jessica Walsh Lisa & Andrew Jean & Peter Bellis Edith & Peter Fullalove Dot Greiveson & Martin Foot Kerry & Graham Gill Bev Davison Shannon Watson (friend of David’s, guest) Stephen (Qld Subaru Club Member, guest)

Toyota Landcruiser L Series Mitsubishi Triton ute (very shiny!) Holden Rodeo ute Forester SF Mitsubishi Pajero Forester SG Mitsubishi Pajero (very new!) Forester SH Forester SJ CVT

Hook in toilet where Martin thought he may have left his hat.







Wombat State Forest

Sunday 4th March

Kevin Bird



Sat 10-Mon 12 March

Les and Jamie Scott

Social to Difficult

Deura National Park

Fri 30-Sun 8 Apr

Mike Dale


Robe Survivor II

Wed 25-Sun 29 Apr

Duncan and Lee


Ladies Social Day

Saturday 15th April



Mallee Crawl

Sat 5-Sun 13 May

Jamie and Les Scott


19th Century Bluestone

Saturday 19th June




TRIP AND RECOVERY GEAR The aim of all Subaru 4WD Club of Victoria Inc. trips is to have an enjoyable experience in the bush, increasing 4WD’ing 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 or equipment on every trip:


Personal details form as specified by FWDV, copy to Trip Leader


Two rated D- Shackles (minimum 3.2t)


Rated snatch strap


Recovery points, front & rear; plus, optional bridle strap, according to vehicle design;


UHF (477Mhz) Channel 16 CB Radio. Ideally in car but hand held are ok provided sufficient battery(s) to last the trip.


Fire extinguisher, accessible to the driver


Spare tyre (full size)


Jack and wheel brace, or equivalent


Emergency supplies (matches, food, water and clothing)


Sufficient fuel, oil and water for the trip and delays


A tyre pressure gauge; compressor (according to the trip)


An axe, bow or chain saw;


A sturdy shovel (collapsible shovels are no good)


Spare parts (appropriate to the nature of the trip)


A tool kit


Personal first aid kit


Your 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 Trip and Social Coordinator or the Trip Leader concerned. All Trip Leaders carry a complete First Aid Kit in case of emergency. All non-emergency medical needs are expected to be meet by individuals own medical supplies.


BUY IT AND SELL IT HERE Please note: If you have any items listed here for sale which has been sold please remember to let us know at: Member items for sale Item: Forester aluminium bash plates Details: Made from 6.0 mm construction grade aluminium SF Forester SG & SH Forester SJ Forester CVT & Gearbox Protection Outback & Diesel Vehicles

$350 $380 $420 $380 $420

Fitting can be arranged. 10% discount for Subaru Club members. Please contact David via TXT after hours Road less Travelled - Vehicle under body protection 0429 942 724 Item: 1991 L series GL wagon Details: My father’s 1991 L series GL wagon. 235000 gentle kms, none off road. Auto. Burgundy. ETZ$@$. Cost: $250 ONO Contact: Rob Boykett,, 0424211748 Item: Number plates Details: S4WDCV Cost: $500 ONO Contact: Jamie, 0407877932 Item: Standard number plates Details: VIC blue and white in as new condition, 1XV4US Cost: $400 ONO Contact: Jenny, 0417 369 405 Item: Number plates Details: SUBARU, can be re-issued in any custom design via the Vic Roads website (see link below) If a different colour or style is preferred: Cost: Negotiable, but realistic offers between $3,500 to $6,000 Contact: Richard, 0414 737 333 17

2 cars for sale, some very old Subaru's. They would make good projects for someone. Item: 1978 Subaru Gen 1 Brumby (Subaru model A68) Details: VIN A68-002308. Is in running order. Needs body work. Engine needs a tune. Comes with a bunch of spares (including a rust-free roof section with A pillars) and a canopy. EA71 1598cc (1600cc) engine, single range 4WD. Cost: Asking $450 or $550 with the EA81 engine cross-member and dual-range gearbox

Item: 1975 Subaru Gen 1 (Mk 1) 4WD Wagon (Subaru Model A64) Details: VIN A64-010162. Pretty much a bare shell. Needs work, but the body is in pretty good shape. Can help with sourcing parts as I know where other wrecks are and have leads on NOS bits too. Dash is on the back seat. Would like to see someone save this. Is the earlier single-range 4WD, originally fitted with the EA63 1400cc (1398cc) engine (I have leads on 2-3 engines, possibly a NOS engine block). Cost: Make me an offer. Contact: Michael Dickman, 0402649875

Want to sell something Subaru/Off-Rod related? Contact:

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 1988-22(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. 18

TRIP PLANNING Planning the Trip Before setting out on a trip, it is important that some basic planning is completed to ensure that the event is conducted in such a way to ensure that it is both enjoyable and safe for everyone. Selection of the route is the most important consideration. The Trip Leader should endeavour to be conversant with factors such as hazards, points of interest, campsites and expected weather conditions etc. Consideration should be given to the following: Type - determine the trip type eg, day trip, week-end, outback trip etc Destination - determine the destination and / or areas to be travelled Duration - determine the trip duration and likely stop-overs Route - plan route (tracks) to include alternate routes in case of adverse condition Trip Rating – rate the trip to the highest expected standard and be prepared enroute to make changes to suit weather or track conditions. It should be noted that four wheel driving is unpredictable by its very nature and variation from the expected degree of difficulty is very possible. The following ratings should be used as a guide: Scenic/Social – Sealed roads and some good unsealed roads or tracks. No four wheel driving experience required. Road tyres are acceptable. Easy – little or no Four Wheel Driving experience required. Road tyres are acceptable. Front and rear recovery points at Trip Leader’s discretion. Expected track classification to be encountered – Green. Medium – low range may be needed with a snatch strap recovery possible. All terrain tyres preferred. Front and rear recovery points (rated), basic recovery gear (snatch strap, 2 rated shackles and gloves), and appropriate driver training. Expected track classification to be encountered – Green and Blue. Hard – steep terrain or rutted tracks. Snatch strap and / or winching recovery may be required. All terrain tyres acceptable, mud terrain tyres preferred, road tyres are not acceptable. Front and rear recovery points (rated), basic recovery gear (snatch strap, 2 rated shackles and gloves), and appropriate driver training. Winch and full recovery gear is preferred. Expected track classification to be encountered – mostly Blue & Black. Extreme – very steep, deeply rutted tracks or rock hopping will be encountered. Front and rear recovery points (rated), full recovery gear (snatch strap, rated shackles, tree trunk protector, winch extension, drag chain and gloves), and appropriate driver training. Winching will be expected and an electric or motorised winch is compulsory on all vehicles. Mud terrain or swamper style tyres essential. Warning: Vehicle damage may occur. Expected track classification to be encountered – Black & Double Black. Track Classification – a track grading classification scale has been developed to assist in advising Trip Leaders and participants on 4WD trips of the type of tracks that they can expect to encounter. It is intended, over time, for all 4WD tracks to be rated according to this scale and sign-posted accordingly. On most 4WD trips participants can expect that a variety of tracks will be traversed each with an appropriate rating. Trip Leaders should advise participants of the range of track ratings expected to be encountered on the planned route. For more detailed information about track classifications, refer to Track Classifications.


Participants - decide on the number of 4WD vehicles, and the number of participants appropriate for the nature of the trip. It is recommended that no more than 30 participants are included on four-wheel drive trips. This is primarily an environmental issue and for groups larger than 30, then extra consideration should be given to minimise the environmental impact of the group at rest areas, camping grounds and during vehicle recoveries. Equipment - assess if any special equipment will be required. i.e. snow chains, hand winch, chain saw, appropriate first aid kit etc. It is highly recommended that a fire extinguisher should be installed in every vehicle in a visible and easily accessible location. Vehicle Requirements – depending on trip duration and location(s), you may need to remind vehicle owners of their responsibility to ensure their vehicle is roadworthy and appropriately set up for the trip. Permits - check if permits are required for the area or areas that you may pass through. Maps – obtain relevant and current maps of the areas. Season - decide on the time of year to run the trip. Activities - consider other activities which may be included in the trip. Research - Gather information about the area to be visited, maps, books, contact other club members and relevant authorities. Supplies - consider, fuel, food, water, clothing, camping requirements, accommodation. Convoy Communications – determine minimum radio requirements for the trip in accordance with club policy. Emergency Communications – determine the communications necessary in an emergency situation. It is important to be aware of areas where normal communication equipment (mobile phones) will not operate, so the need for specialist equipment (sat phone, HF radio, EPIRB etc.) should be considered. Ground Charlie – select your base contact person (Ground Charlie), provide them with your trip details including Emergency Plans, Trip Participant List, Personal Details Forms and Temporary Member / Visitor Forms. Report to Ground Charlie on an agreed timeframe. Use Sat phone / HF Radio Mobile Phone etc. Reporting method will vary depending on length of trip and destination. Stick to a pre-arranged schedule. Definition – Ground Charlie is a person who is contactable at all times (at home or base camp) and who can contact emergency services and / or emergency contacts when and if required Emergency Plans - develop an emergency plan in response to potential incidents such as bush fires, personal injury, mechanical or vehicle damage, alternative routes, Total Fire Bans, etc. Include emergency requirements for food, water and clothing as appropriate for the type of trip. A copy of the Emergency Plan shall also be provided to the TEC at the start of the trip and Ground Charlie before the trip.

Copyright © 2014-2018 Four Wheel Drive Victoria.


MINUTES Subaru 4WD Club of Victoria Inc. FWDV Member Reg. No. A – 0006149J GPO BOX 2456 Mount Waverley VIC. 3149

Committee Meeting Minutes (abridged) Minutes of the meeting of the committee of the Subaru 4WD Club of Victoria Inc held on Tuesday 6 th February 2018 at the home of Lee Wegner starting at 7:51pm. 1. Present Dale Rebgetz, Kevin Bird, Meredith Dale, Michael Dale, Janelle Rbgetz, Duncan McCrae, Lee Wegner, Peter Bellis, Edith Fullalove. 2. Quorum A quorum was achieved with nine committee members present. 3. Minutes of the Previous Meeting 3.1 Minutes of the December 2017 were accepted as amended. 3.2 Business Arising from the Minutes and Outstanding Actions 3.2.1 By-Law – Convoy Travel – Peter yet to complete reformatting of agreed text into By-Law format. 3.2.2 New Member Pack – Edith will rework it in a new document. 3.2.3 Club equipment register – Kevin has reviewed. 3.2.4 Club magazine archiving – no scanning of old magazines has yet been done. Edith and Dale will discuss optical character recognition requirements for PDF. 3.2.5 Trip management facility on club website – committee to review and decide. 3.2.6 Club plate scheme – Michael to visit one or two other clubs to see how they do it. 3.2.7 Resources cupboard – copy of key has been provided to Kevin. 3.2.8 Satellite phone – to be discussed in general business. 3.2.9 Portable speakers – Stephen W yet to come back with a quote. 3.2.10 Dropbox – Kevin now has access. 3.2.11 Club stickers – Michael and Dale to forward high resolution electronic copies of logo to Kevin. 3.2.12 Club’s website update – Dale to investigate.


4. Correspondence 4WD Victoria – 2018 general meeting dates, Wonnangatta murder centenary, and new member tax invoice update. Invitation to visit Eurambeen, near Avoca. Advertising material regarding new go-karting track. Email to members regarding 4WD training manuals. Club’s website – identification of malicious code in the club’s website, which has since been rectified and removed. Jamie Scott – resignation from the club’s committee. 5. Reports 5.1 Resources Club sticker – will progress once a high resolution electronic version is available. There has been no agitation from members to change the club logo. 5.2 Trip and Social Details elsewhere in the magazine. Long term planning – have a number of longer trips (2 to 4 or more weeks duration) planned for 2019 out to 2023. Details elsewhere in the magazine. 5.3 Venue 27th Feb – photo competition – closing date for entries is 20th February. 27th Mar – tba – maybe Bridgestone Tyres. Alternative may be Yokohama Tyres. 24th Apr – Gary Bedell - talking about Len Bedell’s outback surveying/exploring legacy. Other suggestions – Donaldson Filters re fuel and oil filters. The January barbecue raised $125. 5.4 Membership Current membership numbers are 45 in total – 11 single, 28 family/joint and 6 life. Membership application – have received an application for a single membership. The application was reviewed by the committee. RESOLUTION

The committee unanimously resolved to accept the Single membership application from Kay Fraser.

5.5 Editor It was requested at the last general meeting that Bob Marshall’s chronicles be published in the club’s magazine for the benefit of all members. Peter/Jean to approach Ruth Marshall. 5.6 Treasurer Cheque account balance as at the end of January 2018 was $9,611.64. Peter to forward a copy of the 2017/8 budget to Janelle. 5.7 Secretary Nothing to report. 5.8 Vice-President Will attempt to attend most of the FWDV meetings this year. 22

5.9 President Nothing to report. 6. Sub-Committees 6.1 Communications Stephen continues to monitor the club’s Facebook site. Edith is having problems being able to reply to messages. 6.2 Community Involvement Nothing happening at the moment. 6.3 Constitution Review In progress. It was suggested that we need to review the disciplinary process in regards to serious breaches of the club’s constitution. Should there be some automatic suspension triggers / clauses? 6.4 Training / Education 4WD training – will contact 4WD Victoria to arrange for a number of courses to be run in the next twelve to eighteen months. 7. General Business Satellite phone Have evaluated two options – acquire Martin Foot’s current satellite phone (18 years old) using the Iridium network or purchase a new Thuraya XT-Lite using the Thuraya network. The Thuraya option allowed for the use of more modern technology at a cheaper monthly facility and call cost than the Iridium option. RESOLUTION

The committee unanimously resolved to proceed with the second option to purchase a Thuraya XT-Lite satellite telephone.

Dale to organise purchase of satellite phone and setup of account. The committee agreed that the trip leader for a trip on which the satellite phone is taken will be responsible for the usage and safe keeping of the satellite phone. Grievance / dispute Duncan gave an update. 8. Next Meeting will be held on Tuesday 6th March 2018 at 7:30pm at the home of Janelle Rebgetz. 9. Meeting closed at 9:47pm.


MINUTES Subaru 4WD Club of Victoria Inc. FWDV Member Reg. No. A – 0006149J GPO BOX 2456 Mount Waverley Vic 3149

General Meeting Minutes The general meeting of the Subaru 4WD Club of Victoria Inc was held on Tuesday, 30 th January 2018 at the South Camberwell Tennis Club starting at 8:03pm. 1.

Present Peter Bellis, Jean Bellis, Meredith Dale, Michael Dale, Edith Fullalove, Peter Fullalove, Queenie Sosa, Stephen Whittaker, Paul Saleeba, Richard Saleeba, Rosemary Webb, Janelle Rebgetz, Dale Rebgetz, Bev Davison, David Hewitt, Enid Hewitt, Kurt Imberger, Martin Foot, Lisa Jantke, Andrew Jantke, Phil Milkins, Elaine Milkins, Peter Devine, Katie Mynard, Peter Mynard, Damian Stock, Angela Stock, Mark Tyssen, Tim Folliard, Robert Millar, Duncan McCrae, Lee Wegner, Cynthia Rennolds, David Wilson, Matt Chaplin.


Apologies Kevin Bird, Ruth Marshall, Dorothy Grieveson, Les Scott, Jamie Scott, Corey Petersen, Graham Gill, Kerry Gill.


Visitors Kay Fraser, Damian Calvert.


Welcome A welcome was extended to all members and visitors.


Minutes of the Previous General Meeting 5.1 The minutes of the November 2018 General Meeting were accepted without amendment after being moved by Richard Saleeba and seconded by Edith Fullalove. 5.2 There was no business arising from the minutes.


Correspondence Magazine from Subaru 4WD Club of South Australia Advertising material – Australia Post, Lions, Devonport Motor Show, Gosford Classic car museum, and Horsepower and Local Racing Cups Day. 4WD Victoria – new rules for snatch straps, clean-up the bush day near Smythesdales, Mount Stirling community consultation, and December e-news.. Enquiry about club permit scheme. Enquiry about sale of spare parts for a Vortex and Subaru RX. 24



7.1 Resources None. 7.2 Editor Editorial deadline is the 16th February 2018. 7.3

Trip and Social Navigational run – late February / early March. Social. Tonimbuk – Labour Day weekend Robe – Easter period.


Venue Feb – photographic competition Mar – tba Apr – Gary Bedell – talking about Len Bedell’s outback surveying/exploring.


Membership. An up-to-date member listing will be supplied to members with the February magazine. Can members please inform Martin of any recent changes


Treasurer Cheque account balance is currently $9,860.53. Term deposit of $5,000 will mature in mid July 2018.


Secretary Next committee meeting is at Duncan’s and Lee’s place next Tuesday.


Vice-President Nothing to report.


President We acknowledge the recent passing of our life member Bob Marshall. He was a very activemember, both in regards to trips and meetings, and being involved with the committee. Ruth appreciated that there were 22 members from the club present at his funeral. Jamie Scott has resigned with immediate effect from the committee.


General Business Victorian 4WD Show this year is at Lardner Park. Peter Bellis showed an Uniden plug-and-play 80-channel CB radio. Matt talked about the 8-desert challenge for Subaru in 2018 during August 2018. Matt is looking for a co-driver if any member is interested. 25

Damian has some 4WD driving training manuals set up for the mining interest. Bev has 2 water bladders set up for the SF Forester for sale. Club registered vehicle – Peter Mynard has registered his Vortex with historic plates. Did not need to book in and did not need to take in the vehicle when he registered it with VicRoads. Thank you to Duncan and Lee for doing the cooking at the pre-meeting barbecue.

9. Fines and Fun 9.1 Nametags Richard Saleeba, Mark Tyssen, Angela Stock. 9.2 Last to Meeting Matt Chaplin 9.3 Trips 9.3.1 Talbotville David Wilson – some mapping errors. Stephen – altercation with another vehicle. Peter Devine – altercation with another vehicle. Rick – blew his radiator on the trip up out of Dargo. Peter Bellis – for his CB radio not working properly. Peter B – travelled through a river crossing a bit fast. Peter B – water in the car. Peter B – for not having a trip worthy car. Martin Foot – “lost” his hat at Grant. Jamie Scott – for not watching out for the next vehicle. David – alternator issue. Martin – for finding the lost hat under the bonnet of Bev’s vehicle. David – had to swap batteries with Jessica so that Jessica could charge up Dave’s battery. 9.3.2 Outdoor Cinema Janelle – for not arranging good weather. Bev – for snoring through the movie. 9.4 Total fines collected - $13.85. 10.

The lucky door prize was won by Damian Stock.


The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 27th February 2018 commencing at 8pm.


Meeting closed at 9:00pm and was followed by supper.


BUSH TUCKER If you have a favourite recipe you would like to contribute to this page. Please email editor:

Pete’s Brown Rice Salad Ingredients: 1½ cups brown rice 6 spring onions, diced 1 red pepper, diced 1 green pepper, diced 1 cup currants 200g raw cashew nuts

Dressing: 1⅓ cup oil 2 tbsp. soy sauce 1 tbsp. lime juice ½ tsp. ginger, minced ½ tsp. garlic, minced Method: Cook the rice according to the packet directions. Cool 5 – 10 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and toss. Put dressing ingredients in a jar and shake. Pour the dressing over and serve.

Thanks to Peter and Sandy for this recipe. Some of use got to try at the end of year Christmas Party. Yummy. 27

EDITOR’S NOTE Thank you for all the contributions this month! Any interesting articles you find and would like to share, or if you would like to write an article for the magazine ‌. Let me know! Just a friendly reminder to please proof read, and be sure to use punctuation and grammar. The deadline for submissions for next month is:

Friday 16th March 2018 Email editor:


Say cheese!!!

for the image


Profile for Subaru 4WD Club of Victoria

Subaru 4WD Club of Victoria - February 2018 magazine online version  

The monthly magazine of the Subaru 4WD Club of Victoria Inc., online edition for February 2018

Subaru 4WD Club of Victoria - February 2018 magazine online version  

The monthly magazine of the Subaru 4WD Club of Victoria Inc., online edition for February 2018

Profile for mhfoot51

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded