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July 2013

Packsaddle: A few days into the Simpson Desert Trip

(ISSUE 394) Subaru 4WD Club of Victoria Inc. Reg. No. A – 0006149J FWDV Member www.subaru4wdvic.com.au PO BOX 2456 Mount Waverley VIC. 3149


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INTRODUCTION TO THE SUBARU 4WD CLUB 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 year, due on 31 May. Fees for the 2013/14 year were agreed at the general meeting in April 2013 and are as follows: ● Interstate: $105 (Seniors card - $100) ● Single: $115 (Seniors card - $105) ● Joint/family: $135 - (Seniors card - $120). Joining Fee $10 ($20 for Joint/Family) (All annual fees include FWDV affiliation and trip insurance: $45) A trip fee of $15 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

South Camberwell Tennis Club 322 Burke Road Glen Iris (Melways 59 H6)

Last Tuesday of each month at 8:00pm sharp (except December)

COMMITTEE Meetings 1st Tuesday each month: 7:30pm Damian Stock president@subaru4wdvic.com.au (President) Jessica Walsh (Vice President) Peter Bellis secretary@subaru4wdvic.com.au (Secretary) Bob Marshall treasurer@subaru4wdvic.com.au (Treasurer) Martin Foot events@subaru4wdvic.com.au (Trip & Social) Michael Hartshorne editor@subaru4wdvic.com. au (Editor) Andrew Jantke mship@subaru4wdvic.com.au (Membership) Dale Rebgetz resources@subaru4wdvic.com.au (Resources) Stephen Whittaker venue@subaru4wdvic.com.au (Venue) Bev Davison (Ordinary Member) Phil Milkins (Ordinary Member)

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PRESIDENT’S REPORT Welcome to the July magazine and my latest president's report. I am writing this while sitting under a clear sky and almost full moon, in the Birdsville caravan park. The members of the Simpson Desert trip have just returned from the Birdsville pub where we enjoyed a buffet meal of ribs, shanks and other meats, together with various sides. We rendezvoused at the pub after some of us returned from a visit to Big Red where we enjoyed the sunset and got to see what we would be in for when we started our crossing in the coming days. All vehicles, except mine, made it safely up to the top of what is supposedly the largest sand dune in the Simpson and we then enjoyed the sunset as the temperature plummeted. My vehicle was not there as I decided to tag along with Jessica and take photos of the event in comfort. We did have a bit of a drama on the way back to Birdsville but that will have to wait for the trip report. Of course outback Queensland is a huge departure from where I have been for the last month or so. After California, Angela and I briefly visited Long Island, New York, before flying off to Ireland for a little over a week. We then returned to New York for their Fourth of July celebrations, which included the customary Macey's fireworks. There is nothing like standing with a few hundred thousand people looking at four identical sets of fireworks being launched from barges in the Hudson River. They certainly went for a long time but, without musical accompaniment, it was not very exciting but at least we can say that we were there for the event. Unfortunately, while New York was sweltering through near century temperatures, on the old scale, with extremely high humidity, Ireland was not enjoying summer weather at all, with nothing like the warmth we were expecting after the great weather we had when we were there last September. It was very grey and gloomy with temperatures closer to what Melbourne was experiencing in the middle of winter, if not lower. I think that I ventured out in shorts for one day, only to realise how foolish I was and to quickly return to much warmer attire. Anyway Angela enjoyed meeting some family that she had not met before and spending more time exploring graveyards in search of distant ancestors. One such encounter involved a personal tour of Queen's University in Belfast, conducted by one of Angela's distant relatives, who is a professor in the law department there. He is also a published author who spends much of his time traveling around the world helping with political issues in other countries. The university is one of four that were established around Ireland to allow not just Anglicans, but also Catholics and Presbyterians, to attend university. The university library is the most modern building on campus with one of the Page: 4


PRESIDENT’S REPORT largest collections of books in the country. After our four week overseas trip I had little less than a week to get the Forester ready for the Simpson trip. This was shortened by nearly two days as my son, Matt, had not finished the work he was doing on it. As a result, there was a mad scramble for the remaining time to finish the car and get everything packed into it. As a result, I didn't get to leave Melbourne on the Sunday, well after everyone else were well on their way to our meeting place at Hattah Lakes. It was not until I was nearly at Hattah before I realised that I had left my mattress behind so had to do a quick purchase in Mildura the following day, after an uncomfortable night spend in the front seat of the Forester. This was partly due to the missing mattress and partly due to the lateness of my arrival into Hattah and the inclement weather we encountered on arrival. So far, the trip has been fairly uneventful, apart from a small navigational error leaving Mildura and a road closure causing us to bypass Menindee Lakes, and our overnight stop there. Still, this gave us a little more time in Broken Hill to organise desert passes and the like, before heading off into the outback. With eight club vehicles on the trip, with six of these being Subaru’s, I am sure that there will be plenty of fun and games by the time we make it back to Melbourne in early August. Apart from Jessica, who has to be back in Melbourne earlier for work, the rest of us on the trip will miss the July meeting so I hope that you have a great time in our absence. Jessica will be chairperson for the meeting, as she did while I was away in July. Please make sure that you come along and support her in this role. By the time we next meet, at the club's general meeting and AGM in August, the trip will probably be just a blur but I am sure that we will find plenty to talk about, and plenty of fines to fill the club's coffers. We will, of course, be electing a new club committee at the AGM so if you are interested in being more involved please have someone nominate you for a position. All positions will be open although some existing committee will be standing again. Don't forget also to fill in your club awards nominations as these are an important part of the AGM agenda. I am sure that you can think of someone deserving for each of these awards. Anyway, that’s enough from me for this month. Take care of yourself out there and I will hopefully see you at the AGM in August. Damian

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VENUE REPORT JULY GENERAL MEETING Date: Tuesday 30 July at 8pm

*** DINNER FROM 7PM!

Given nearly half of the club will be crossing the Simpson Desert during this meeting, the formal components of our usual meetings will not go ahead. So, we have suggested a venue change to make it an enjoyable, social evening for those still wishing to hear the latest club news. Join the club for dinner at Sofia’s Pizza & Pasta House from 7pm. If you don’t wish to attend dinner, please join us from 8pm for coffee or tea and the ‘official’ start to the meeting. Venue: Sofia’s Pizza & Pasta House – 857 Burke Road, Camberwell RSVP’s: Michael Hartshorne is coordinating the evening. Please notify Michael of your attendance as early as possible so he can book accurate numbers: email Michael: editor@subaru4wdvic.com.au Presenters and meeting highlights to come in 2013: * Video – A trip back to the club’s activities in the 80’s and early 90’s! * ‘Four Steps for Life’ CPR awareness session * And many more… There are door prize giveaways for members at each meeting too. along to be in the draw! Stephen Whittaker Venue Coordinator

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EDITOR’S REPORT There are no formal trip reports this month with the group being in the Simpson Desert. From what I have herd they are having lots of fun, but some unexpected occurrences have already happened!

A reminder that we are no longer sending out hard copies of the magazine before the general meetings to the majority of members. The exceptions are those who have not registered an email address with the club. Everyone else will receive an electronic link to the magazine on-line and can collect their magazines at the meeting or print them using the files provided in the email. The magazine deadline for next edition is August 15th 2013. Send all copy to editor@subaru4wdvic.com.au Michael

JESSICA’S JOTTINGS Do you know the height of your car? Or how much it weighs? These are important considerations when packing for a long trip. Putting things on the roof will increase the height and that tree you used to get under in the driveway may now be too low to clear the extras. Make sure you know your GVM (gross vehicle mass) as that will tell you the maximum weight permissible. Don't forget the weight of any passengers and fuel. They all add up. If you are too heavy you will affect the handling of the car and the stress may increase the risk of mechanical failure. Not to mention that you could possibly void your vehicle warranty. Happy travels. Jessica Walsh

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TRIP & SOCIAL REPORT FILM NIGHT/DINNER Date: Saturday 17 August, evening Venue: Pinewood Cinema, Pinewood Square, Blackburn Road, Mount Waverley (near Blackburn Road exits of the Monash Freeway) and Siam Village Thai Restaurant, 63 Centreway, Mount Waverley Choice of film and timing TBC. The plan is to see the film before dinner. Trip Leader: Dot Greiveson, email: events@subaru4wdvic.com.au Trip Attendance sheet will be at the July meeting. MYSTERY NAVIGATIONAL RUN / TOURING ASSEMBLY Sunday 1 September, Trip Rating: Social Trip Leader: Stephen Whittaker, email: venue@subaru4wdvic.com.au This is a day for everyone in the club! Commencing in Sunbury, this fun, social navigational run will take you across some picturesque countryside while challenging your brain (so make sure you bring it with you!). Keep your eyes peeled throughout the day too as you can’t miss a thing. There’ll be plenty of socialising and we’ll enjoy a BBQ lunch at the halfway point. A great day for the kids! All roads are 2WD, formed roads with some of them dirt roads. Where will we end up? You’ll just have to wait and see… OTWAYS TRIP Saturday 12 October. Trip Rating: Medium. Saturday night: Bimbi Park - Cape Otway all welcome. Has tent camping area, on-site/BYO caravan sites and bunk rooms available. Sunday 13 October Otway Fly - Social Trip Leader: Michael Hartshorne, email: editor@subaru4wdvic.com.au HIGH COUNTRY – AROUND BRIGHT & POREPUNKAH Saturday 2 – Tuesday 5 November (Melbourne Cup Long Weekend), Trip Rating: Medium – Difficult Trip Leader: Stephen Whittaker, email: venue@subaru4wdvic.com.au The Victorian High Country is a large and very special area of Victoria. This trip will explore the areas immediately north and south of Bright and Porepunkah. Get ready for breathtaking views and scenic hill climbs… with the occasional river crossing. Based at a standing camp in Bright, we’ll enjoy Page: 8


TRIP & SOCIAL REPORT day trips out, navigating some challenging tracks just after they’ve reopened for the summer. More details about the trip will become available closer to the date. CHRISTMAS PARTY Sunday 24 November, Trip Rating: Social Further details TBA. OXFAM CHRISTMAS TREE DELIVERIES Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 December, Trip Rating: Social Trip Leader: Peter Bellis, email: secretary@subaru4wdvic.com.au Further details TBA. OTHER TRIPS Narbethong Cathedral Ranges Woods Point Goldfields

A Picnic at Hanging Rock Melbourne Laneways

We need leaders to run these trips, please contact me. Martin Foot Trip and Social Coordinator Email: events@subaru4wdvic.com.au

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CLUB MEETING MINUTES The general meeting of the Subaru 4WD Club of Victoria Inc was held on Tuesday, 25th June, 2013 at the South Camberwell Tennis Club starting at 8:10pm. 1. Present Jessica Walsh, Jean Bellis, Peter Bellis, Paul Saleeba, Ruth Marshall, Bob Marshall, Les Scott, Michael Hartshorne, Matt McConachy, Doug Greenall, Jamie Scott, Katie Mynard, Peter Mynard, Brian Howell, Mark , Andrew Jantke, Cynthia Rennolds, Stephen Whittaker, Dale Rebgetz, Rick Koster, David Wilson. 2. Apologies Damian Stock, Elaine Hyde, Elaine Milkins, Phil Milkins, Glenys Howell, Michelle Greenall. 3. Visitors Ian Gregor (member of Subaru 4WD Club of Queensland), Chris Doyle, Jina Rju (Freshield), Trevor Ryan (Waeco), Shane Lewis, Gary Impson, Emma Hammel, Gary Impson. 4. Welcome A welcome was extended to all members and visitors. 5. Minutes of the Previous General Meeting The minutes of the May 2013 General Meeting were accepted without amendment after being moved by Bob Marshall and seconded by Stephen Whittaker. There was no business arising from the minutes. 6. Correspondence 6.1 In Magazines from Pajero 4WD Club of Victoria ● Consumer Affairs Victoria – annual registration of an incorporated association. ● Advertising material ● Four Wheel Drive Victoria ● Notice of delegate’s meeting for adoption of new constitution for the Association. 6.2 Out None Page: 10


CLUB MEETING MINUTES 7. Reports 7.1 Resources Clothing orders have been delivered and are available for pick-up. The current polo shirt is no longer available as it has been removed from the supplier’s catalogue. 7.2 Editor ● As per the magazine. ● July magazine – the hardcopy version of the club’s magazine may need to be held over until the publisher has returned from the Simpson desert trip. 7.3 Trip and Social ● See elsewhere in the magazine for details. ● Trip to Apollo Bay is being proposed by Michael for the first or second weekend in October. 7.4 Venue ● See elsewhere in the magazine for details. ● Have Jina from Freshield and Trevor presenting tonight about vacuum packing of food. 7.5 Membership 6 membership renewals received – 4 family and 2 single. 7.6 Treasurer ● Current bank account balance is $4,650.63. ● Major income – membership renewal. 7.7 Secretary Nothing to report. 7.8 Vice President Martin will be the club’s delegate at the upcoming FWD Victoria meeting regarding the Association’s new constitution. Hopefully, there will be plenty of delegates from other clubs present. 7.9 President Nothing to report as he is currently “swanning” his way around the world. 8. Special Resolution The club is required to update its constitution in light of the Associations Incorporation Reform Act. If the club does nothing, then it will be obliged to operate under the model rules that are specified in the Regulations. Peter gave a brief run-down on the major changes from the current constitution to the proposed constitution, which was circulated to members in May 2013 and discussed in some detail at the May meeting. Page: 11


CLUB CA Date

Event

2013 JULY

AUG

SEP+

Tues 30

Diner—7pm General Meeting—8pm

Tues 2

Committee Meeting

Sat 17

Film Night/Dinner

Tues 27

General Meeting & AGM

Sun 1

Mystery Navigational Run

Tues 3

Committee Meeting

Tues 24

General Meeting

Sat 12 - Sun 13 October

Otways Trip

Sat 2 Sat—Tues 5 High Country around Porepunkah November

Trip Standard

Sign

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. events@subaru4wdvic.com.au

Sofia’s Pizza & Pasta House

Michael Hartshorne

Peter Bellis’s

Peter Bellis

Pinewood

Social

CSTC Sunbury

Dot Greiveson Stephen Whittaker

Social

Stephen Whittaker

TBA

Peter Bellis

CSTC

Stephen Whittaker

Otways

Medium/ Social

Michael Hartshorne

Details TBC

Medium Difficult

Stephen Whittaker

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).

Cost


CLUB MEETING MINUTES I, Peter Gordon Bellis, propose that the club’s current constitution be replaced with a new one that complies with the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012 and associated regulations and ministerial directives. Moved by Peter Bellis, seconded by Jessica Walsh. The motion was put to a vote of the members present via a show of hands. Jessica declared that the special resolution was unanimously carried. Jessica moved a motion of thanks to Peter for all his work and effort in putting together the new constitution. Motion was accepted and carried with applause from the members. 9. General Business The MSB oil additive has arrived and is available for collection. 10. Fines and Fun 10.1 Last to Meeting David Wilson 10.2 Trips 10.2.1 Tyre Repair Day / Night Trip ● Bev – for playing with Les’s toy musical dog just when Les was about to start the training session. ● Les – blown radiator hose. ● Les – for not having any water to fill up the radiator. ● Stephen – for breaking one of the from direction indicator lamps. ● Jamie – for the loss of a wheel on his way home. 10.2,2 Queen’s Birthday Weekend – South Gippsland ● Martin – flat battery in his Forester (the battery was just new). ● Stephen – fixing of CV boot in Jamie’s workshop. ● Doug – running low on fuel. ● Stephen – for not waiting for the vehicle behind him. 10.3 Total fines collected - $8.35. 11. Presentation ● A presentation was given by Jina Ryu and Trevor Ryan from Freshield about vacuum packaging of food. ● Vacuum packing cannot only be used for food but also for towels and clothing (keeps the dust out) and spare parts (such as bearings, spark plugs, etc). Page: 14


CLUB MEETING MINUTES ● Freshield is based in Clayton. ● Have both a 12 volt vacuum pack/sealing machine and a container system with a hand vacuum pump. ● Rolls of vacuum sealing film are available in two different widths. ● Members were so impressed with what was on offer that 4 vacuum pack/sealing machines, and some container systems were purchased after the presentation. 12. Raffle Andrew Jantke won the $50 gift voucher from Freshield. 13. Meeting closed at 9:40pm and was followed by supper. 14. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 30th July 2013 at Sofia Pizza and Pasta House, Camberwell, with a meal starting at 7pm and the meeting commencing at 8pm.

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, email: dw@subaru4wdvic.com.au Jessica’s Sale: 17" alloy rim to suit the current model Outback. It is fitted with an almost new Kumho 225/60 R17 road tyre that has done about 500km (max). $200 3x 225/60 R17 Yokohama Geolander G012 A/T-S tyres to suit the current Outback/Liberty. Two of them have been driven about 30,000km ($50 ea.) and the other is near new with about 4,000km of use ($100). For more details on any of the above, please email Jessica: jw@subaru4wdvic.com.au Page: 15


COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES Minutes of the meeting of the committee of the Subaru 4WD Club of Victoria Inc held on Tuesday 2nd July 2013 at the home of Dale Rebgetz starting at 7:45pm.

1. Present Dale Rebgetz, Michael Hartshorne, Martin Foot, Stephen Whittaker, Jessica Walsh, Andrew Jantke, Bev Davison, Peter Bellis, Bob Marshall. 2. Apologies Damian Stock, Phil Milkins. 3. Quorum A quorum was achieved with 9 of the 11 committee members present. 4. Minutes of the Previous Meeting 4.1. Minutes of the June 2013 were accepted without amendment after being moved by Andrew Jantke and seconded by Bob Marshall. 4.2. Business Arising from the Minutes and Outstanding Actions Pre-2003 Club Website – Martin has been able to contact Mark Tyseen and will follow again. Club brochure – has been worked on. Will be discussed in general business. o Stephen has tackled it – just needs updating for the new membership classes and fees. Club website o Dale, Stephen and Martin – update of website engine is still a work-in-progress. o Recent visitors to the club have found out about the club through Facebook and the club’s website. Membership survey o Awaiting feedback from Damian.

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COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES Buchan campsite – awaiting feedback from Damian. Club constitution o The members accepted the new constitution at the June 2013 meeting. o Need to forward the new constitution to Consumer Affairs Victoria for registration. Information to trip visitors o Bob has updated the trip attendance sheet to incorporate the additional wording. o Bob will correct the spelling and grammatical errors and recirculate the form.

5. Correspondence 5.1. In ● Magazines Subaru 4WD Club of South Australia. 5.2. Out None 6. Reports 6.1. Resources ● Club caps – won’t go ahead because they are not cost effective. Need a minimum order of 20. ● Club clothing – charged an extra $1 per logo because of the extra stitching required to fill the logo. ● Andrew has a possible alternate source of club clothing. ● Sand flags – getting 10 polyester rectangular flags from Penny’s Flags at $10 per flag. ● Polo shirt style is no longer available. Will need to determine a new style.

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COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES 6.2 Trip and Social Date

Event

Details

Sat 6th Jul

Snow trip

● Dependant on availability of snow. ● Trip standard is medium. ● Trip leader is David Wilson.

Sat 13 Jul to Sun 4 Aug

Simpson Desert ● Trip standard is medium to hard. crossing ● Trip leader is Damian Stock. ● Currently have 8 vehicles. ● Need to organise a common kit for the trip (eg. spare alternator, fuel pump). Martin will organise an email circulation list. ● Don’t forget to get a Desert Parks pass from the SA Department of Environment.

Sat 17 Aug

Film night / din- ● Trip standard is social. ner ● Dot Grieveson is the trip leader. ● Will be held at the Pinewood cinema in Mount Waverley.

Sun 1 Sep

Mystery naviga- ● Trip standard is social. tional run ● Trip leader is Stephen Whittaker. ● Will start in Sunbury.

Sat 12 to Sun Otways 13 Oct

● 4WD’ing and Otway Fly. ● Trip standard is medium. ● Trip leader is Michael Hartshorne.

Sat 2 to Tue 5 Nov (Melbourne Cup w/e)

High country around Bright / Porepunkah

● Trip standard is medium. ● Trip leader is Stephen Whittaker. ● Based out of Bright. ● Two days of off-roading. ● Accommodation possibly at the Turner’s place just out of Bright.

Sat 7th and Sun 8th Dec

Christmas Tree ● Trip standard is social. Delivery ● Trip leader is Peter Bellis. ● Sat – eastern and southern suburbs. ● Sun – northern and western suburbs.

● Possible future trips - Cobalt State Forest near Lancefield. Page: 18


COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES 6.3 Venue Date

Speaker / Event

Details

Tue 30 Jul

Short meeting following a meal at Sophia’s Pizza and Pasta House, Camberwell

● Andrew volunteered to be chairman for the night. ● Dinner at 7pm, meeting from 8pm.

Tue 27 Aug

Club annual general meeting

Tue 24 Sep

“Four steps to life” CPR awareness session.

● June 2013 meeting was very successful. Freshield did good business – at least $1,500 worth. ● Trying to achieve a balance of guest presenters who are selling products and presenters who have been on a trip or have knowledge of something. ● Timing of guest presenter’s presentations – have it at the start or the end of a general meeting? ● “Fines and Fun” – should be just “fines and fun”, not an extended trip report. 6.4. Membership ● Had 2 membership renewals in the past week. ● Still have 12 memberships outstanding. Will follow up by phone. ● Have not received any membership application from Jed. Wants to upgrade to a family membership. ● Need to update the membership form to include multiple email addresses (particularly for family memberships). 6.5. Editor ● Nothing to report. ● Distribution arrangements for July – have three members who only receive the magazine via hardcopy. Most likely situation will be that the magazine will not be posted until after the July GM. Will need 24 hardcopy editions to cater for advertisers, the state library, etc.

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COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES 6.6. Treasurer ● Current bank account balance is $4,487.76. ● Major receipts includes o Membership renewal $1,250 o Club clothing - $879 ● Major payments includes: o 4WD Victoria affiliation fee - $810 o Club clothing purchase - $778 6.7. Secretary ● Committee nomination and annual award nomination forms need to be circulated in the July magazine. Peter to forward updated forms to Michael. 6.8. Vice-President ● Will be undertaking the necessary 4WD driving courses with 4WD Victoria to finalise her 4WD Instructors’ course. ● 4WD Victoria General meeting regarding the constitutional changes almost did not happen as there was barely a quorum. Under the new proposed constitution, proxies will be taken into account in determining the quorum. Also, it was agreed that there will be 3 special general meetings and the annual general meeting per each. Any meetings of club presidents’, etc, are separate meetings and are advisory only. 6.9. President No report was submitted (possibly because he is overseas on holidays). 7. Club Brochure Stephen has revised it and will redistribute it to committee members for further comment. Will target have 250 brochures printed through Vista Print. Stephen will obtain some alternate quotes. The brochure does need to cover both social and four wheel driving. Alternative format to consider is the “rack card” style (which is DL size). Stephen will investigate. 8. General Business 9. Next Meeting will be held on Tuesday 6th August 2013 at 7:30pm at the home of Peter Bellis. Page: 20


RESOURCES We have plenty of resources to sell. We may have many, some or none of the following items so if you are interested in any of these then please come along to the club meeting and I will be very happy to sell them to you. Correct change will be much appreciated. $ Hat Oiled Skin size 55

20.00

Hat Safari

20.00

size 59

Black caps with club logo

15.00

Short sleeve blue chambray shirt with logo Size 14

40.00

New Style Red Polo Shirts (M, L, XL, 2XL)

30.00

New Style Vest

60.00

Blue Polo Shirt

15.00

Large Sew on Badges

3.50

Small Sew on Badges

2.00

Shackles 3.2 tonne

5.00

Fuel Filter Plastic x 45deg.

7.00

Fuel Filter Plastic x 90deg.

7.00

Fuel Filter Plastic x Straight

5.00

eFlare HZ510 Red with Base

66.00

CV Boot Clamps Large & Small

4.00

CV Joint Grease

6.00

Wheel Nuts [Set of 4]

1.60

For substantial discounts on all general automotive spare parts, oils, filters, shocks, etc., please see me for details. Thanks, Dale Rebgetz Resources Officer, email: resources@subaru4wdvic.com.au Page: 21


STANDARD TRIP EQUIPMENT 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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FOUR WHEEL DRIVE VICTORIA TRAINING CALENDAR August 2013 Friday 2nd 4WD & AWD Proficiency (PC130803) - Theory Saturday 3rd 4WD & AWD Proficiency (PC130803) - Practical Sat - Sun 10th & 11th Advanced Winter Driving (WD130810) Thursday 15th 4WD & AWD Proficiency (PC130817) - Theory Saturday 17th 4WD & AWD Proficiency (PC130817) - Practical Wednesday 28th 4WD Driver Awareness (DA130828)

September 2013 Friday 6th 4WD & AWD Proficiency (PC130907) - Theory Saturday 7th 4WD & AWD Proficiency (PC130907) - Practical Thursday 19th 4WD & AWD Proficiency (PC130921) - Theory Saturday 21st 4WD & AWD Proficiency (PC130921) - Practical Saturday 21st Winch Recovery Course (WR130921) Saturday 21st First Aid Course (FA130921) October 2013 Friday 11th 4WD & AWD Proficiency (PC131012) - Theory Saturday 12th 4WD & AWD Proficiency (PC131012) - Practical Thursday 24th 4WD & AWD Proficiency (PC131026) - Theory Saturday 26th 4WD & AWD Proficiency (PC1301026) - Practical Thursday 24th 4WD & AWD Proficiency - Ladies (PC131027) - Theory Sunday 27th 4WD & AWD Proficiency - Ladies (PC131027) - Practical Tuesday 22nd Chainsaw Course (CS131026) - Theory Saturday 26th Chainsaw Course (CS131026) - Practical Friday 25th Map Reading & Introduction to GPS (MR131025) FWDV can be contacted on 9857 5209 or e-mail: training@fwdvictoria.org.au Contact S4WDCV Secretary Peter Bellis, email: secretary@subaru4wdvic.com.au regarding attendance at FWDV courses as a club discount may apply.

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Subaru 4WD Club of Vic - July 2013 magazine online version  
Subaru 4WD Club of Vic - July 2013 magazine online version  

The monthly magazine of the Subaru 4WD Club of Victoria Inc., online version for the month of July 2013

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