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January 2018 (Issue 443)

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

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CONTENTS About the Club

Page 4

Committee

Page 5

Notice to members

Page 6

Photo competition

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

Frog Hollow

Page 9

Trip and Social

Page 10

Long term future planning

Page 10

Treasurer’s Report

Page 10

Thoughts and prayers

Page 11

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

Page 12

Trip Adviser

Page 13

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

Page 14

Trip and Recovery gear

Page 15

Buy it and Sell it

Pages 16-17

Minutes

Page 18

Committee Meeting

Pages 18-20

Minutes

Page 21

General Meeting

Page 21-23

Editor’s Note

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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:

MEMBERS RATES

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

NON-MEMBER TRIP FEE

A trip fee of $15 per adult non-member applies (for insurance purposes) Please contact the membership officer for further enquiries Email: mship@subaru4wdvic.com.au

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COMMITTEE President: Dale Rebgetz president@subaru4wdvic.com.au Vice President: Duncan McCrae vice-president@subaru4wdvic.com.au Secretary: Peter Bellis secretary@subaru4wdvic.com.au Treasurer: Janelle Rebgetz treasurer@subaru4wdvic.com.au Editor: Edith Fullalove (OM) editor@subaru4wdvic.com.au Social: Lee Wegner (OM) events@subaru4wdvic.com.au Trip: Mike Dale (OM) events@subaru4wdvic.com.au Venue coordinator: Meredith Dale (OM) venue@subaru4wdvic.com.au Resources: Kevin Bird (OM) resources@subaru4wdvic.com.au Community: Jamie Scott (OM) js@subaru4wdvic.com.au

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NOTICE TO MEMBERS PHOTO COMPETITION - 2018 Just friendly reminder that photo competition is fast approaching. It will be held at the February meeting. The closing date for submission is the 20th of February. Send entries to: photocomp@subaru4wdvic.com.au All photographs submitted must have been taken in the last 2 years {2016, 2017 } taken by the person entering the photo, taken at a club event. There is a limit of one photo per person, per category. Any photographs that have won a prize or any photo entered previously are NOT ELIGIBLE.

CATEGORIES YOU CAN ENTER: Best portrait {photo of a person} Best group photo Best landscape/nature scene Best close up nature shot {flowers, animals, etc.} Best car action shot { Subaru, Pajero, Prado, Ranger.} Best recovery shot. Funniest photo. So start riffling through your photos and get your entries in.

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PRESIDENT’S REPORT January 2018 Welcome to 2018. I hope everyone has had an enjoyable Christmas and all New Year resolutions are being acted upon. The year has got off to a sad start. First, Rick Koster’s father unexpectedly passed away, and then just last week life member Bob Marshall died. I have known Bob for about eight years – since I joined the club. He had been an active member of our club for 37 years, and was Treasurer from before I started until August last year. The club is in a sound financial position because of him. He was a warm and friendly person and will be missed by all who knew him. It is never pleasant when a friend dies, but we need to celebrate the life they lived and remember the good times we had with them. 2018 might not have started too well, but 2017, while a good year overall, has not been without its challenges and tough moments for some members either. The experience gained is part of our collective wisdom, so I am looking forward to a great 2018. Late last year we announced that we had finally received notification from VicRoads that we are recognised for the Club Permit scheme – i.e. cheap registration for qualifying vehicles. The first club vehicle registered under that scheme will be on show at our opening barbeque. I suggest you be there to inspect because although it is a Subaru, the owner has hinted to me it might not be what I (and you) are expecting. As usual, our first meeting this year will begin with a welcome back barbeque from 6:30pm, but don’t wait until then to get active. The February meeting will be our photo competition, so you need to start going through all those magnificent photos you have taken over the last two years, and picking out the best of them for us to enjoy. See you at the barbeque.

Dale Rebgetz.

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WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE! VENUE REPORT JANUARY GENERAL MEETING DATE: Tuesday 30th January at 6.30 {official meeting at 8pm} VENUE: South Camberwell Tennis Club, 332 Burke Road, Glen Iris. A reminder that we are having our welcome back BBQ which starts at 6.30pm. The BBQ will be in the park adjacent to the car park, so bring along a chair enjoy the food , company, before the official meeting starts at 8pm. Sausage: in bread. $ 1.00 Hamburgers: $ 2.00 Veggie Burgers: $ 2.00 Cans: $ 1.00 DOOR PRIZE: Come along to win a special door prize at this months 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:

Date

Location

Guest Speaker/Presentation

Other Business

Tue 30 Jan Tue 27 Feb Tue 27 Mar Tue 24 Apr Tue 29 May

South Camberwell Tennis Club South Camberwell Tennis Club Werribee 4WD Test Ground South Camberwell Tennis Club South Camberwell Tennis Club

Meeting preceded by barbecue Photographic competition Subaru Berwick t.b.a. t.b.a.

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TRIP AND SOCIAL To put your name down for these trips or events you do not need to wait for a club meeting. Email: events@subaru4wdvic.com.au Wombat When: Sunday 4th of March (TBC) Trip leader: Kevin Bird Trip Standard: Medium ■ 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 ■

FROG HOLLOW

Frog Hollow is open for club members Camp Kitchen / Hot Showers/ Toilet / Lots of room for Tents & Caravans Pets are most welcome Close by good 4wd tracks and easy day drives weekly & weekends Contact: Jamie. 9


TRIP AND SOCIAL LONG TERM FUTURE PLANNING 2019

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

2020

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

2023

CSR, TBC. Trip Leader: Dale

Simpson Desert by Meredith Dale

Mike Dale: Trip Coordinator Lee Wegner: Social Coordinator events@subaru4wdvic.com.au

TREASURER’S REPORT Account balances as at 15th January Current bank balance: $9,860.53 Current term deposit balance: $5,000

Janelle Rebgetz

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THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS

The Subaru 4WD Club sends its thoughts and prayers with our most heartfelt condolences to Rick, Jackie, Josh and family on the passing of Rick’s father Albert..

Robert (Bob) Marshall (1930 – 2018) It is with great sadness that we note the unexpected death our life member Bob Marshall last Thursday, 18th January 2018. Bob, together with his wife Ruth, joined the Subaru 4WD Club of Victoria in January 1981. Over the past 37 years, Bob has been very active in the club participating in meetings, trips and events, and being on the club’s committee. Bob was on the committee as Venue co-ordinator in 1986/7, 1987/8, President in 1989/9, Venue co-ordinator again in 1995/6, and then as Treasurer from 2007/8 to 2016/7. Bob was made a life member of the club in 2016. The club expresses its condolence to Ruth and her family at this time. Rest in Peace. 11


HIGH COUNTRY; OR THE TRIP OF BROKEN DREAMS (DECEMBER 2017)

by Dorothy Greiveson and Martin Foot Wednesday 27th December Our camp site near Talbotville was located at the bottom of Collingwood Spur. On a large area next to the Crooked River, Dave had chosen a great campsite. Providing you didn't mind the cows, flies, thistles, grasshoppers, mosquitoes, cows and the odd snake. Did I mention the cows? Lots of cows. And cowpats. Perfect, really.

The beautiful humid high country was beckoning. A few intrepid campers arrived a day early, with most of us coming in on the 27th. Unfortunately, there were some mishaps on the way. Dale's diff was making unpleasant noises, so the Rebgetz’s didn't even leave town. Stephen Whittaker and Peter Devine had a close encounter and returned to Melbourne. Martin, Dot and Bev caught up to a struggling Rick and Josh on the way into Dargo. On the the big climb out, Rick's radiator blew up. Not to be defeated, Rick cobbled the radiator together using epoxy glue, wire and an old timing belt and limped into camp at 9pm. Still it was a busy campsite, and great to have a river for lolling away the dust of the day. Anthony and Justin made a nice rocky entry to the water and some small rock pools for sitting in. The river was quite warm for a mountain stream, great for chatting.

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TRIP ADVISER

TRIP

DATE

LEADER(S)

STANDARD

Meeting/ Welcome back BBQ

Tuesday 30 January @ 6.30 (Official meeting starts at 8.00 pm)

South Camberwell Tennis Club

Social

Tonimbuk

Sat 10 – Mon 12 March

Les and Jamie Scott

Social to Difficult

Deura National Park

Fri 30 – Sun 8 Apr

Mike Dale

Medium

Thursday, 28th December Next morning, meandering along the track adjacent to the Crooked River, we crossed Kingwell Bridge, before heading up Billy Goat Bluff Track, which we found in relatively good condition. Arriving at The Pinnacles we visited the fire lookout for spectacular 360° views of the surrounding mountains, deep blue and misty, looking almost like waves. Jessica said a quick hello to the fire spotter on duty. Leaving via the Cynthia Range track we had a moderately challenging climb followed by a challenging descent down Station Track to the Pioneer Racecourse Track and then home. A full and satisfying day's driving. At 9pm, Dave met a visitor from the Queensland Subie club, Stephen Bartholomew, who arrived to join our band. The rainy evening put a bit of a dampener on our fire sitting, but helped to settle the dust for the next day's trip. 13


Friday, 29th December The day was led by Jessica. We proceeded up Collingwood Spur to the Grant town site, the mining ghost town which had a burst of activity from 1861 and finally fading by 1875. After lunch we headed down Bulltown Track to the Crooked River Track with its 25 water crossings, and so back to the camp. The first few had some challenging entries and exits, the remainder were relaxed meanders through the water. In the evening, the building humidity finally burst in a deluge that continued for many hours. Another promising campfire washed out. However, the next morning, apart from a slight rise in the river level, there was no evidence of the rain. Saturday 30th December Today the group split. A car carrying Edith, Peter F, Bev and Dot headed up Collingwood Spur, calling in on Grant again (to search for Martin's lost hat!) and then on to Dargo. A highlight was being included on a Grant Cemetery Tour, led by local rangers.

TO BE CONTINUED

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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:

1.

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

2.

Two rated D- Shackles (minimum 3.2t)

3.

Rated snatch strap

4.

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

5.

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

1.

Fire extinguisher, accessible to the driver

2.

Spare tyre (full size)

3.

Jack and wheel brace, or equivalent

4.

Emergency supplies (matches, food, water and clothing)

5.

Sufficient fuel, oil and water for the trip and delays

6.

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

7.

An axe, bow or chain saw;

8.

A sturdy shovel (collapsible shovels are no good)

9.

Spare parts (appropriate to the nature of the trip)

10.

A tool kit

11.

Personal first aid kit

12.

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.

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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:

editor@subaru4wdvic.com.au

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 dw@subaru4wdvic.com.au

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, boykett1@gmail.com, 0424211748 Item: Standard number plates Details: VIC blue and white in as new condition, 1XV4US Cost: $400 ONO Contact: Jenny, 0417 369 405 16


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: https://www.vplates.com.au/index.php? page=custome-plate Cost: Negotiable, but realistic offers between $3,500 to $6,000 Contact: Richard, 0414 737 333

Item: Brumby Details: We have had the Brumby from new. We are moving to Qld (retiring) and sadly have to sell the Brumby. It's been a great vehicle, is mechanically sound, but does have some rust (not massive), so is not roadworthy. We are hoping that someone might want a restoration project as it would be a shame to let it die. Cost: We are looking for around $2,500. We are in Menzies Creek Vic. Contact No: 0402 042 178.

Want to sell something Subaru/Off-Rod related? Contact: editor@subaru4wdvic.com.au

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.

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MINUTES Subaru 4WD Club of Victoria Inc. FWDV Member Reg. No. A – 0006149J www.subaru4wdvic.com.au 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 5 th December 2017 at the home of Kevin Bird starting at 7:37pm. 1. Present Kevin Bird, Michael Dale, Meredith Dale, Edith Fullalove, Peter Bellis, Dale Rebgetz, Janelle Rebgetz, Lee Wegner, Duncan McCrae. 2. Apologies Jamie Scott 3. Visitors Martin Foot 4. Quorum A quorum was achieved with nine committee members present. 5. Minutes of the Previous Meeting 5.1 Minutes of the October 2017 committee meeting were accepted without amendment. 5.2 Business Arising from the Minutes and Outstanding Actions 5.2.1 By-Law – Convoy Travel – Peter yet to complete reformatting of agreed text into By-Law format. 5.2.2 New Member Pack – has been sent out. To be reviewed by committee members. 5.2.3 Club equipment register – needs to be updated and distributed. It has been sent to Kevin. 5.2.4 Club magazine archiving – no scanning of old magazines has yet been done. 5.2.5 PO box key – Peter has one and Edith has the second one. 5.2.6 Trip management facility on club website – committee to review and decide. 5.2.7 Club plate scheme – Michael to visit one or two other clubs to see how they do it. Some information from the Peugeot car club has been forwarded from Martin. 5.2.8 Resources cupboard – copy of key to be provided to Kevin – Dale to action. 5.2.9 Satellite phone – yet to evaluate. 5.2.10 Portable speakers – Stephen W yet to come back with a quote. 5.2.11 Dropbox – Kevin does not yet have access. 6. Discussion regarding dispute 6.1 Martin presented his recent discussions with Damian Stock and other members regarding the on-going dispute. 7. Correspondence In and Out 7.1 Various committee members – regarding response to Angela Stock’s letter. 7.2 Peter Mynard – in response to Duncan’s report at last week’s general meeting. 7.3 Freshield – Christmas promotion. 18


7.4 4WD Victoria – 2017 AGM minutes. 7.5 4WD Victoria – volunteer hours. 7.6 Advertising material from various sources. 8. Reports 8.1 Resources Sold a club hat at the last meeting. Club beanies – ordering any more will be delayed until March/April. Club stickers – need to consider sourcing some new vehicle stickers. Also, need to have stickers available at meetings to members to get. 8.2 Trip and Social Details elsewhere in the magazine. Long term planning.

Date

Event

2019

Tasmania – Hobart and south east

Trip standard is medium

Blue Mountains

Trip standard is medium

2019

Details to difficult

Trip leader is Jessica Walsh. to difficult

Trip leader is Stephen Whittaker. Convoy limit - 9 vehicles. 2019 –

Simpson Desert

12 Jul to 9 Aug

Re-enactment of the 40th anniversary of the club’s crossing from Macumba Station to Purni Bore. Trip standard is difficult Trip leader is Jamie Scott. Currently have 12 vehicles / 20 people

2020 2021

2023

Coffin Bay/Port Lincoln National Park

registered for the trip. Trip standard is easy to medium Trip leader is Michael Dale.

Gawler Ranges / Googs Track

Trip standard is medium

Googs Track

Trip leader is Michael Dale.

Canning Stock route

Trip standard is difficult

Trip leader is Michael Dale.

Five-week trip into a very remote area. Edith is planning a “ladies” trip in February. 8.3 Venue 30th Jan 2018 – welcome back barbecue 27th Feb – photo competition Mar – Subaru Berwick at Werribee 4WD test ground. Will now start organising speakers for 2019. 8.4 Membership Nothing to report.

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8.5 Editor Next editorial deadline is 20th January 2018. 8.6 Treasurer Current cheque account balance is $10,032.33. Term deposit is currently $5,000. 8.7 Secretary Nothing to report. 8.8 Vice-President Nothing to report. 8.9 President Nothing to report. 9. Sub-Committees 9.1 Communications Club’s website – seriously out-of-date in regards to content – “latest news”, trip reports, photographs, etc. This is impacting upon its ranking in Google searches. Need to progress further the development of the club’s website – Dale to investigate in the new year. 9.2 Community Involvement Nothing reported. 9.3 Constitution Review Nothing to report. 9.4 Education / Training Need pursue training availability with 4WD Victoria which can be more tailored towards Subarus. Duncan to follow up with the training unit for a course in February / March 2019. 10. Club Plate Scheme Have a member who wishes to have club plate registration for a vehicle that qualifies. Michael will contact VicRoads to get more information. Michael will look at the information from the Peugeot car club. 11. General Business Thanks to Kevin and Vicki for a second dinner. 12. Next Meeting will be held on Saturday 10th February 2018 starting at 10am at the home of Jamie Scott. 13. Meeting closed at 9:48pm.

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MINUTES Subaru 4WD Club of Victoria Inc. FWDV Member Reg. No. A – 0006149J www.subaru4wdvic.com.au 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, 28 th November 2017 at the South Camberwell Tennis Club starting at 8:08pm. 1. Present Peter Bellis, Jean Bellis, Peter Fullalove, Edith Fullalove, Dale Rebgetz, Janelle Rebgetz, Bev Davison, Les Scott, Paul Saleeba, Lee Wegner, Duncan McCrae, Tim Folliard, Jamie Scott, Corey Peterson, Rob Miller, Graham Gill, Kurt Imberger, Peter Mynard, Katie Mynard, Meredith Dale, Michael Dale, Kevin Bird, Alan Christensen, Sandy Christensen, Martin Foot, Matt Chaplin, Rick Koster, David Wilson. 2. Apologies Queenie Sosa, Peter Devine, Richard Saleeba, Rosemary Webb. 3. Visitors Chris Hayward, Kay Fraser, Jenny Peacock 4. Welcome A welcome was extended to all members and visitors. 5. Minutes of the Previous General Meeting 5.1 The minutes of the October 2017 General Meeting were accepted with amendment after being moved by Edith Fullalove and seconded by Paul Saleeba. 5.2 There was no business arising from the minutes. 6. Correspondence Magazines from various 4WD clubs Enthusiast Motor Insurance Victorian 4WD Show Sporting Car Club of South Australia – motor festival in early December 2017 7. Reports 7.1 Resources Old stock of club clothing available for sale. Plenty of new club clothing available for sale. Club vehicle stickers are available for members.

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7.2

Editor Thank you for all the contributions. January editorial deadline is 20th January 2018. 7.3 Trip and Social Oxfam Christmas tree delivery – has been cancelled by Oxfam. Post-Christmas Trip – Talbotville trip. May run 2 convoys depending on how many people on the trip. Base camp is at the bottom of Collingwood spur. Australia Day weekend – have nothing yet organised. Outdoor cinema – January 2018 – date / time / movie tbc. Navigational run – late February / early March. Social. Tonimbuk – Labour Day weekend 7.4 Venue Jan – Barbecue preceding the monthly meeting. Feb – Photographic competition. Mar – tbc. 7.5 Membership. Nothing to report. 7.6 Treasurer Current cheque account balance is $9,975.53. 7.7 Secretary Nothing to report. 7.8 Vice-President 4WD Victoria – special meeting to change the association’s constitution in regards to a number of technical matters. 7.9 President Many thanks to the members who have been actively involved in the club, running trips, etc. 8. General Business 8.1 Duncan gave members a run-down on the issue of the bullying of the committee as highlighted by Dale in his annual president’s report. 8.2 Jamie has some DVDs of the last Tonimbuk weekend – donation of $5 to the club. 8.3 Subaru – recall has been made in regards to airbags. Check it out with your car maintenance place. 8.4 Radiators – the top and bottom tanks of the Subaru radiators are made of plastic and therefore, can split. Information on the internet suggests that they have a life of 10 to 15 years. Replacement radiator from Natrad is about $250. Other options are available for all metal radiators. 9. Club Awards 9.1 Burnt Billy – Les and Jamie Scott 9.2 Piggy Bank – Jamie Scott 9.3 President’s award – Paul Saleeba and Jamie Scott (along with 5 other members previously acknowledged at the Christmas party). 10. Fines and Fun 10.1 Nametags Peter Mynard 10.2 Last to Meeting David Wilson

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10.3 Trips 10.3.1 Portland Jessica Walsh – being last there even though she lives the closest. Michael Dale – bogged before he arrive. Michael Dale – for attempting to burn out his clutch. Jessica Walsh – getting bogged in the bowl. Robert Millar – for getting bogged. Duncan – for suggesting to going down into the bowl for lunch. Jessica – for putting a stop to having a campfire. Duncan – for organising bad weather (wet, windy) Meredith – for a flapping fly all night. Peter Fullalove – for sitting under his tent veranda and getting wet from horizontal rain. Michael – for not wanting to go back to camp on the last day. Everyone – for not wanting to drive off the largest sand dune. Jessica – for playing the music “Fight of the Valkyeries”. Dale and Jan – for doing nothing worth of a fine. Jessica – backing into the fire pit. 10.3.2 Wyperfeld Robert Millar – staying in the pub for the first night. Tim Folliard – staying in a caravan on the first night. Michael Dale – flat lilo. Meredith Dale – for staying in a caravan instead of camping on the ground. Jamie Scott – losing a hub cap. Meredith Dale – selecting the wrong gear while busily admiring the view. Paul Saleeba – forgetting his water bottle. Paul Saleeba – forgetting to take off his towing mirrors. Dale Rebgetz – cracked radiator. Paul – getting bogged in the middle of an intersection. Corey – sway bars. Tim – flat lilo. Rob – broken chair. 10.3.3 Grand Ridge Lee Wegner – for checking the depth of a puddle. 10.3.4 Christmas Party Bev – forgetting to bring cutlery. Kevin – for his daughter having too much sugar. 10.4 Total fines collected - $11.80. Guest Speaker / Presentation Stephen presented his video of the Kosciusko trip. The lucky door prize was won by Matt Chaplin. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 30th January 2018 commencing at 8pm, preceded by a barbecue tea in the next-door park commencing at 6:30pm.

Meeting closed at 9:50pm and was followed by supper.

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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 February 2018 Email editor: editor@subaru4wdvic.com.au THANKS TO Graham Gill

I’m the King of

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

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

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

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

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