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October 2017 (Issue 441)

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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

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

Long term future planning

Page 10

New Members

Page 10

Treasurer’s Report

Page 10

Driver Training

Page 11

Driver Training

Page 12

Why we need Driver Training

Page 12

Trip Report

Page 13

Frog Hollow

Page 14

Photo competition - Past entries

Page 14

Trip Adviser

Page 15

Trip and Recovery gear

Page 16

Buy it and Sell it

Pages 17-18

Minutes

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Committee Meeting

Pages 20-21

Minutes

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General Meeting

Page 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 Wagner (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 Our photo competition is fast approaching, so it is time to start looking through your photos and picking out your best ones to enter. The photo competition will be held at the February meeting in 2018.

CATEGORIES: Best portrait photo (photo of a person) Best group photo Best landscape/nature scene Best close-up nature shot (flowers, animals, etc.) Best action shot Best recovery shot Funniest photo All photographs submitted must have been taken in the last two years (2016 & 2017) at a club event. Any photographs that have won a prize previously are not ELIGIBLE to enter. There is a limit of one photo per person, per category (however, family membership allows for each member to submit their best photo" but they must have taken it themselves.) So start looking through your collection and sending them in. Send your entries to: photocomp@subaru4wdvic.com.au Venue Coordinator Meredith Dale. 6


PRESIDENTS REPORT Sand driving can be both challenging and a lot of fun. I must confess I have not previously experienced such driving like we recently had on Duncan and Lee’s trip to the sand dune area managed by the Portland Dune Buggy Club. It was great to explore my capabilities (and limits) and my vehicle’s abilities in a range of sand conditions – from dry to wet (it did rain), climbs, steep descents, and steeper descents! It was the steep descents that I found most challenging or frightening; not dissimilar to the fear I experienced when I first tried abseiling. Another great trip enjoyed by all. I recently read an interesting article about how Subaru of America has approached their advertising over the last 20 years. Subarus are not your average car, and it was impractical for them to try to compete for the same demographic as the larger manufacturers, so they took a smart approach. Basically, find out which groups are the current major purchasers, then target the advertising at those groups. When they did the market research they found five groups, including one they didn’t expect. Those groups were teachers and educators, health-care professionals, IT professionals, outdoorsy types, and lesbians. To Subaru of America’s credit they have marketed to all five groups and created a strong brand loyalty. I have no idea if Subaru Australia uses gay-friendly advertising. Such advertising has evolved to be very subtle yet effective, to the point where the majority of the straight audience is oblivious to the hidden hints. Last week Janelle and I travelled through rural areas of NSW. For those of us accustomed only to our Subarus or other ‘soft’ or ‘city’ cars, there is a starkly different vehicle mix in those areas. In Moree we parked in a busy street for a coffee. On the opposite side of the road I saw seven vehicles side-by-side (reverse parked) where every one was a large 4WD with bullbar. No, they weren’t part of a group. On the side where I was parked there were just two sedans, while every other vehicle (more than a dozen) was either a station wagon or ute. Maybe those two situations weren’t typical for the area, but one would be hard pressed to see a similar grouping in Melbourne. When we travel, whether it be just within our own state or to the other side of the world, we experience different life styles. Those experiences are invariably very rewarding and enriching. Right now, I am back in comfortable Melbourne, so I will see you on Tuesday – unless you have disappeared for new experiences. Dale Rebgetz. 7


WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE! VENUE REPORT OCTOBER GENERAL MEETING DATE: Tuesday 31st October at 8pm. VENUE: South Camberwell Tennis Club, 332 Bourke Road, Glen Iris. At this month’s meeting we will be viewing Jamie, Les, and Corey's video of the Labour day long weekend at Tonimbuk. Where fun and games were had by all who attended. DOOR PRIZE: Come along to win a special door prize at this month's meeting. CHRISTMAS PARTY: Sunday 26th of November Venue: Westerfolds Park, Templestowe Enter via Fitzsimons Lane Melways Ref: 33 G2 Meredith Dale Venue Coordinator

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: 322 Burke Road Glen Iris (Just off the Monash Freeway) Meeting start at 8pm - unless otherwise specified or advised. The meeting is open to all members and visitors. The usual agenda of the general meeting includes: Welcome to members and visitors Review and acceptance of previous general meeting’s minutes Correspondence Reports from the various office bearers Other business General business raised by members “Fines and Fun” (including brief summaries of recent trips) Guest speakers or presentation Finishing off with supper (a time to have chinwag and do some networking) Details of the last meeting for 2017 are below: Tuesday 28 Nov

South Camberwell Tennis Club 8


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 or contact the trip leader.

Wyperfeld When: Cup Weekend 4th to 7th of November. Trip leader: Mike Dale Trip Standard: Medium Meet at Rainbow on Friday night. Head off Saturday down Milmet Road track to Big Billy Bore. Camp there Saturday, Sunday and Monday night. Day drives around Wyperfeld National Park. Tackle the monster dune, but in the day time!

Grand Ridge Road When: Sunday 19th of November Trip leader: Edith Fullalove Trip Standard: Easy â—?

Christmas Party When: Sunday 26th of November Where: Westerfolds Park, Fitzsimons Lane, Templestowe Trip Standard: Social

Oxfam Christmas Tree Delivery When: Saturday 9th to 10th of December Trip leader: Peter Bellis Trip Standard: Social

Dave’s Christmas trip When: 27th to 31st of December. Trip leader: Dave Wilson Trip Standard: Difficult to Very Difficult Talbotville area (near Dargo). Standing camp with access for campers (one small river crossing to get into the camp ground)

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TRIP AND SOCIAL LONG TERM FUTURE PLANNING 2018

Deua National Park, Easter (10 days). Trip leader: Mike Dale Tasmania, TBC. Trip leader: Jessica

2019

Kangaroo Island, TBC. Trip leaders: Jean and Lisa 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

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

NEW MEMBERS The Club would like to Welcome the following New Member who has joined us: Corey Peterson

TREASURER’S REPORT Current bank balance: $10,159.92 Current term deposit balance: $5,000 Note to trip leaders: Please check with Martin (Membership) or myself that all members on your trip are financial. If membership fees haven’t been paid, the member/s will not be covered by insurance. Janelle Rebgetz 10


DRIVER TRAINING Dear Members, Re: DRIVER TRAINING I just wanted to give you an overview as to why the driver training was cancelled that was scheduled for the weekend of the 21st and 22nd of October. Essentially, we didn’t have the numbers to make it worthwhile for the trainers from the Toyota Land Cruiser Club of Victoria (TLLCV) to conduct the training on our behalf. They volunteered their time, at no cost to our club, to carry out the training but given we only had 4 confirmations, two of which were repeats, the decision was taken to cancel the training. I realise that the date had changed from when originally proposed in September, this was unavoidable due to a clash at the training facility that was scheduled at the time. It was originally proposed to use the TLLCV property and given that it is their property obviously their needs take precedence and the subsequent short notice change meant that you being the club members had prior commitments. The issue we have is that we don’t have any local members with the required Training Certificate that can run the course. Jessica who ran the previous training session now lives in Portland and is understandably unable to conduct the training from her current location. Utilising trainers from another club tends to mean if they are required by their own club they therefore cannot conduct our training and this is why we are working at short notice. So? What does this mean moving forward……. well that is the $64.00 question! The answer is that I am not sure. I will have a think, talk with other committee members and if you have any thoughts or suggestions please email me. It is disappointing we didn’t run the training this time around, all I can add at the moment is, please watch this space. Kind regards,

Duncan McCrae

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DRIVER TRAINING WHY WE NEED FOUR WHEEL DRIVE TRAINING! Four wheel drive vehicles have some amazing capabilities compared to an ordinary car. They offer you travel and recreation opportunities that would otherwise be impossible. However four wheel drive ownership comes with a greater responsibility than usual. Special knowledge and skills are required to help you minimise environmental impact and risk whilst maximising your recreational opportunities.

Peter being guided by Jessica

River crossings are one of those things that can make or break a 4WD adventure. If you get it right, you can access areas that others seldom go. But if you stuff it up, you can ruin your car, your camping gear and your holiday. So before you attempt to go charging through a raging river in your prized 4x4, it’s imperative you have a clear understanding of everything you need to consider to get to the other side.

Knowledge and skills you can learn: How a 4WD works Tyre pressures Driving techniques for all types of terrain Recovery basics Recovery gear Snatch straps and safety Recovery points Safety gear Tips for safe trip

Ground clearance can be measured by using a stick to measure from the ground to the lowest part of your vehicle as demonstrated by Jessica in our last four wheel driver training.

https://www.4wdvictoria.org.au/index.php/training https://www.outdoria.com.au/blog/how-to-cross-a-river-in-a-4wd 12


TRIP REPORT Sunday 15th October Dior Exhibition @NGV. 70 years of Dior Attendees – Richard Saleeba Meredith Dale Sandy Christensen Edith Fullalove Lee Wegner What could be better than a Subaru 4WD Social Outing melding both Transport, Culture and fashion, I ask you? Only picking a date that did not clash with the Melbourne Marathon, which I can personally guarantee, you could not get near the NGV without a number and a pair of running shorts, no matter how much I pleaded AN IMPORTANT SUBARU ENGAGEMENT!! it wasn’t to be. Thanks to Richard for noting the Marathon and sending a link to all and to Sandy for sorting out a ticket while I trained it in from Richmond Station. The exhibition has been one of the most popular held at the NGV, we confirmed as we entered the exhibition, the guide noted several times it was akin to a sardine tin, fortunately the tickets allowed us to return to take in the displays we missed or wanted to linger at. There were many beautiful gowns, and suits all hand made by the House of Dior which we all took in longingly taking many photos. Christian Dior the founder of the House of Dior designed for 10 years, dying suddenly. Many famous Designers such a Yves Saint Lauren, Raf Simons and John Galliano continued the 5 themes of Dior Haute Couture continuing today. After the exhibition we retired to Southbank for a cuppa and a bite where we went our separate ways after having our fill of fashion for the day. Loved the exhibition, the company and watch this space for the next cultural experience.

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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

PHOTO COMPETITION - PAST ENTRIES

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TRIP ADVISER

TRIP

DATE

LEADER(S)

STANDARD

Meeting

Tuesday 31 October @ 8pm

South Camberwell Tennis Club

Social

Wyperfeld

Cup Weekend 4th-7th November

Mike Dale

Medium

Grand Ridge Road

Sunday 19th November

Edith Fullalove

Easy

Meeting

Tuesday 28 November @ 8pm

South Camberwell Tennis Club

Social

Christmas Party

Sunday 26 November

Westerfolds Park Templestowe

Social

Oxfam Christmas Tree Delivery

Sat 9-Sun 10 December

Peter Bellis

Social

Dave’s Christmas Trip

Wed 27-Sun 31 December

Dave Wilson

Difficult to Very Difficult

Outdoor Cinema

Feb-Mar 2018

Janelle Rebgetz

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

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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:

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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

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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: Forester aluminium bash plates Details: Made from 6.0 mm construction grade aluminium Cost: $300 for club members, $330 for non-members. Fitting can be arranged Contact: David Wilson, dw@subaru4wdvic.com.au Item: Set of 4 alloy rims from Outback 1997 model Cost: $120 ONO Contact: David Wilson, dw@subaru4wdvic.com.au Item: Roof console to hold CB and lights and switches for Outback Cost: $100 Contact: David Wilson, dw@subaru4wdvic.com.au 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: https://www.vplates.com.au/index.php?page=custome-plate Cost: Negotible, but realistic offers between $3,500 to $6,000 Contact: Richard, 0414 737 333

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) (b)

the cash price of the vehicle and; the registration number if registered or the engine/chassis numbers if unregistered. 18


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 Tuesday 5 th September 2017 at the home of Dale Rebgetz starting at 7:40pm. 1

Present Dale Rebgetz, Janelle Rebgetz, Kevin Bird, Peter Bellis, Meredith Dale, Michael Dale, Edith Fullalove, Lee Wegner, Duncan McCrae.

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Apologies Jamie Scott

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Quorum A quorum was achieved with nine committee members present.

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Grievance The history behind the current grievance between two members, the current status, and options moving forward were discussed.

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Minutes of the Previous Meeting Minutes of the August 2017 committee meeting were accepted without amendments. No business arising from the previous minutes nor any outstanding actions were discussed.

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Review of Martin Foot’s role Membership officer role – happy to continue in the position. Website/email administration – still fulfilling the role, and will continue to do so. Will continue to develop the website under Jumla. Magazine printing and distribution – preference is to be relieved of the printing duties. Distribution – happy to continue to do the electronic distribution. Postage of printed magazines to be handed back to the editor.

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Correspondence 7.1 In Martin Foot – request for review of current roles – membership, magazine printing and distribution, and website administration. Bendigo Bank – query regarding club signatories. Angela Stock – regarding various issues. Swan Hill 4WD Club – magazine. Duncan McCrae – draft reply to Angela Stock’s letter. VolksBaru – advertising payment. Various queries from the Facebook page – Edith to get Stephen to reply. Paul Marinelli – proposed changes to the Road Vehicle Safety Act that can affect 4WD owners with modifications to suspension. Gosford Classic Car museum – advertising material. VicRoads – advice of registration of the club for the club registration scheme. 7.2 Out Janelle Rebgetz – query from Bendigo Bank regarding club signatories. David Wilson – email on various issues. 7.3 Business Arising from Correspondence Various correspondence was discussed in some detail with, where appropriate, draft replies formulated.

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Reports 8.1 Resources Nothing report. 8.2 Trip and Social 19


Date

Event

Details

Fri 29 Sep to Sun 1 Oct

Sand driving – Portland Buggy Club

Trip standard is medium . Trip leader is Duncan McCrae. Accommodation at ?? Cost is $?? Convoy limit of 10 vehicles. Trip standard is social Trip leader is Lee Wegner. Cost – tba

Sun 15 Oct

Dior Exhibition – NGV

Sat 21 to Sun 22 Oct

4WD Basic Proficiency Course

Sat 4 to Tu 7 Nov

Wyperfeld

Sun 19 Nov

Grand Ridge Road

Trip standard is social Trip leader is Edith Fullalove

Sun 26 Nov

Club Christmas Party

Sat 9 and Sun 10 Dec 2017

Oxfam Christmas Tree delivery

Trip standard is social Trip leader is ?? Location - tba Barbecue lunch – meat supplied, BYO salad or dessert to share. BYO chair, cutlery, crockery and any alcohol. Club annual awards will be presented. Trip standard is social Trip leader is Peter Bellis. Sat – eastern and southern suburbs. Sun – northern and western suburbs.

Wed 27 to Sun 31 Dec

Post Christmas High Country Trip

Trip standard is difficult  to most difficult . Trip leader is David Wilson. Talbotville area (near Dargo). Standing camp with access for camper trailers.

Mar – Apr 2018

Deua National Park

Trip standard is medium . Trip leader is Michael Dale. 10-day trip over the Easter break. Deua National Park is near Cooma in NSW.

Course co-ordinator is Duncan McCrae Location – Tallarook Cost is $ tba. Number of participants is limited. Theory night will be held one night mid-week. Still looking for some club trainer candidates. Trip standard is medium . Trip leader is Michael Dale. 4-day trip covering the Melbourne Cup weekend. Camping at Big Billy Bore for Sat, Sun and Mon nights.

Need to push the extended planning calendar.

Date

Event

Details

2018

Tasmania – Hobart and south east

Trip standard is medium  to difficult . Trip leader is Jessica Walsh.

2018

Blue Mountains

2019

Simpson Desert

2019

Gawler Ranges / Googs Track

Trip standard is medium  to difficult . Trip leader is Stephen Whittaker. Convoy limit - 9 vehicles. 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. Trip standard is medium . Trip leader is Michael Dale.

2020

Coffin Bay/Port Lincoln National Park

Trip standard is easy to medium . Trip leader is Michael Dale.

2023

Canning Stock Route

Trip standard is difficult . Five-week trip into a very remote area. 20


8.4 Membership Membership application – have received an application for single membership. The application was discussed by the committee. RESOLUTION

The committee resolved by majority to accept the Single membership application from Corey Peterson.

Six members have chosen not to renew their membership. Five other memberships are doubtful. Two members are still deciding. The membership register has been updated for recent additions. 8.5 Editor Last month’s magazine was printed externally with a heavier weight cover. Magazine needs to be produced in multiples of four pages. This month’s magazine deadline is Friday 20th October 2017. Edith to send the September publisher file to Peter for him to sort out creation of duplex PDF. 8.6 Treasurer Current cheque account balance is – $9,793.57. Total income – August/September - $2,322 – including membership renewal ($1,301), sale of club trailer ($750). Total expenditure – August/September - $1,570 – including FWDV affiliation fee ($550), hall hire ($630), magazine printing ($177). Term deposit balance is $5,000. Matures in July 2018. Payments are being made electronically now. 8.7 Secretary PO box keys – currently in the possession of the secretary and, possibly Bob. Peter to follow up. 8.8 Vice-President Nothing reported 8.9 President Nothing to report. 9

Sub-Committees 9.1 Communications Club email passwords have been updated for those positions that have changed. Members area in club’s website – development is continuing. Various members have been loaded up for testing. Have put in a new trip management facility. Need the committee to test the system by creating and signing up to virtual trips. To what extent does the club advertise it trips and events on the club’s website – not at all, a one-page summary, or full detail? Committee needs to review and decide. 9.2 Community Involvement Nothing to report. 9.3 Constitution Review Nothing to report. 9.4 Education/Training Nothing to report.

10 General Business Letter from Subaru Australia – able to access some old, redundant Subaru merchandise? Meredith will follow up. VicRoads – club plate scheme – need a test case in the club. Need to visit one or two other clubs that are part of the scheme to see how they do things. Michael to follow up. Club’s magazine – able to return to the situation for a professionally printed magazine which is posted before the monthly meeting? Would members be willing to pay for it? 11 Next Meeting will be held on Tuesday 14th November 2017 at 7:30pm at the home of Edith Fullalove. 12 Meeting closed at 10:22pm. 21


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, 26 th September 2017 at the South Camberwell Tennis Club starting at 8:09 pm. 1 Present Peter Bellis, Jean Bellis, Peter Mynard, Katie Mynard, Dale Rebgetz, Janelle Rebgetz, Kerry Gill, Graham Gill, Paul Saleeba, Tim Folliard, Duncan McCrae, Lee Wegner, Michael Dale, Meredith Dale, Peter Fullalove, Jamie Scott, Les Scott, Bev Davison, Stephen Whittaker, Queenie Sosa, Meredith Dale, Michael Dale, Robert Millar, Richard Saleeba, Martin Foot, Andrew Jantke, David Wilson. 2 Apologies Kevin Bird, Phil Milkins, Elaine Milkins, Edith Fullalove, Rick Koster. 3 Visitors Pam Yarra, Corey Peterson, Robin Clayton, Jacky Clayton, Chris Hayward, Ron Moon. 4 Welcome A welcome was extended to all members and visitors. 5 Minutes of the Previous General Meeting The minutes of the August 2017 General Meeting were accepted after amending for the inclusion of Paul Saleeba, Richard Saleeba, Martin Foot and Dot Grieveson after being moved by Meredith Dale and seconded by Stephen Whittaker. There was no business arising from the minutes. 6 Correspondence 6.1 In Magazine from the Subaru 4WD of South Australia Subaru – thank you letter for copy of 40th anniversary book VicRoads – approval for the Victorian Club Permit Scheme Cadbury Fundraiser – chocolate fundraising 6.2 Out None. 7 Reports 7.1 Resources Kevin is on holidays in the Greek Isles. Club clothing is available. 7.2 Editor No report submitted. 7.3 Trip and Social Trip sheets are available for the upcoming trips Dior Exhibition 4WD Basic Proficiency Course – being running at Tallarook. Cost is $100. Theory will be covered one evening mid-week. 22


Wyperfeld – base camping at Big Billy Bore north of Wyperfeld over the Melbourne Cup weekend. Grand Ridge Road – day trip. Club Christmas Party – on Sunday 26th November at a location yet to be determined. Post Christmas high country – standing camp in the Talbotville area (near Dargo). Participants need to be prepared for difficult to very difficult tracks. 7.4 Venue Oct – video of Tominbuk weekend Nov – video of the May high country trip. Jan 2018 – welcome back barbecue Feb – photo competition Mar – Subaru Berwick at Werribee 4WD test ground. 7.5 Membership. Two new family memberships were approved at the last committee meeting. 7.6 Treasurer Current cheque account balance $10,013, term deposit is $5,000. 7.7 Secretary Nothing to report. 7.8 Vice-President Nothing to report. 7.9 President As per the magazine. 8 General Business Jamie Scott’s birthday today. 4WD Super Centre in Lilydale have 4m sand flags on sale for $99. Subaru's for sale as part of deceased estate near Euroa. 9 Fines and Fun 9.1 Nametags Kerry Gill, Les Scott, Bev Davison, Peter Mynard. 9.2 Last to Meeting David Wilson. 9.3 Trips 9.3.1 Mt Disappointment Charles Tan – being late. Tim Folliard – getting stuck on a steep hill. Michael – damp air filter after going through mud hill. Tim Folliard – getting geographically embarrassed. 9.4 Total fines collected - $4.20. 10 Guest Speaker / Presentation A very informative presentation was given by Ron Moon, from Remote Australia, of trips around the world, including Australia, and some pointers about the Canning Stock route. 11 The lucky door prize was won by Bev Davison. 12 The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 31st October 2017 commencing at 8pm. 13 Meeting closed at 9:38pm 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 17th November Email editor: editor@subaru4wdvic.com.au THANKS TO RICHARD SALEEBA for the image

ANY ONE NEED A CUPPA? ME PLEASE!

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Subaru 4WD Club of Victoria - October 2017 magazine online version  
Subaru 4WD Club of Victoria - October 2017 magazine online version  

The monthly magazine of the Subaru 4WD Club of Victoria Inc., online version for October 2017

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