Subaru 4WD Club of Victoria - October 2018 magazine

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October 2018 (Issue 452)

… taken on the Moonambel Trip, September 2018

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CONTENTS About the Club

Page 4


Page 5

President’s Report

Page 6

Vice-President’s Report

Page 7

Secretary’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

Trip Reports

Page 11

Moonambel Trip report

Pages 11 - 12

Trip Adviser

Page 13

Treasurer’s Report

Page 13

Members’ Drives

Page 14

Tim Folliard’s FJ40

Page 14

Trip and Recovery gear

Page 15

Buy it and Sell it

Page 16


Page 17

Committee Meeting

Pages 17 - 19

General Meeting

Pages 20 - 23

Four Wheel Drive Victoria Training dates

Page 23

Editor’s Note

Page 24


ABOUT THE CLUB The Subaru 4WD Club of Victoria Inc. was originally formed over 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 2018/19 year were agreed at the general meeting in April 2018 and are as follows:


Single: $125 (Senior card - $115) Joint/Family: $145—(Senior card - $130) One off joining fee of $15 ($30 for Joint/Family) also applies All annual fees include FWDV affiliation and trip insurance: $52 Members who choose not to receive a hard copy of the magazine are eligible for a $25 discount


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


COMMITTEE President: Mark Tyssen

Vice President and FWDV Delegate: Tim Folliard

Secretary: Martin Foot

Treasurer: Angela Bombardieri

Trip & Social: Tim Folliard

Editor (acting): Martin Foot

Venue coordinator: Mark Tyssen

Membership: Martin Foot

Resources: Peter Landouris (OM)


PRESIDENT’S REPORT Good day all, Another month has passed, even though the month of October has five Tuesdays in it, time seemed to pass quickly. At the close of the last meeting in September, with collection of the results of member feedback for what members would like to do for trips, we now have a better idea of what to plan ahead. For this members’ feedback, we appreciate the contributions made for both trip ideas and ideas for venue guests. Unfortunately, the Border Track trip scheduled for the Cup day long weekend has had to be cancelled due to early track closures. However, there is a single day trip is travelling down the west coast from Winchelsea through a few back-roads towards Lorne to be held on Sunday 4th November – details of which are to be found in this issue of the Newsletter. Place your name, and details, on the Trip List if you would like to participate, at October’s meeting. November also heralds in the traditional Christmas Party event, this year on Sunday 25th. We have chosen it to be held at Lillydale Lake, after researching a few other locations. A map to indicate the anticipated location of our BBQ area at this large lake park will be provided in the next issue of the Newsletter. We are targeting the northern area of the weir wall, where there are trees providing shade. Access provided from Hardy Street, with parking relatively close to the intended area. Let’s hope the weather is suitable and not considered a Total Fire Ban day. At most locations, public BBQ facilities are at a premium at this time of year, so we will be providing cooking facilities. Chairs etc will need to be brought along with you. We are anticipating the grass (floor) will be maintained. Please give us an indication of whether you will be able to come, as it will assist us with catering. By listing your name, and details, on the appropriate Trip List, if there will be any changes, we can contact you of any changes, including location meeting place and times. Come and participate at these events. Mark Tyssen

Lillydale Lake


VICE-PRESIDENT’S REPORT Not much to report in the Vice Presidents role this month, so thought I could start a new section in the magazine where members could highlight the 4WD they drive (or drove), modifications made and where they took them. I am sure there are a few Subarus with a tale to tell. See page 14. Tim Folliard e:

SECRETARY’S REPORT General Awards 2018 Nominations for the club’s general awards are now open. The Committee has decided to reserve the awards for Clubman and Clubwoman for this year (see Committee Meeting Minutes page 19). All the other awards are open for nomination. These are: Burnt Billy (most humiliating campfire cooking or lighting disaster) Piggy Bank (individual receiving the most number of fines) Silver Socket (best maintained vehicle) Bent Valve (mechanical breakdown on trips or vehicle most worthy of retirement) Jacked Up (most number of flat tyres) Bogger (vehicle stuck most often) Forms will be available by direct mailing to members and also at the October General Meeting. They should be returned to me by Monday 12 November. An email containing the relevant information in the body will also be accepted in lieu of the form.

Searching for … The club’s First Aid kits - who’s seen them recently? Martin Foot e: P O Box 2456, Mt Waverley, 3149


WHAT’S IN THE PIPELINE! VENUE REPORT OCTOBER GENERAL MEETING DATE: Tuesday 30 October at 8pm VENUE: South Camberwell Tennis Club, 332 Burke Road, Glen Iris. DOOR PRIZE: Come along to win a special door prize at this month's meeting. PRESENTATION: Clint Cooke from Topline Communications - a new family business based in Lynbrook will be presenting the latest in comms products at the meeting. Mark Tyssen 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, 332 Burke Road, Glen Iris (just off the Monash Freeway) starting at 8pm – unless otherwise specified/advised. The meeting is open to all members and visitors. The usual agenda of the general meeting includes: Welcome of members and visitors. Review and acceptance of previous general meeting’s minutes. Correspondence. Reports by various office bearers. Other business as mentioned below. General business raised by members. “Fines and Fun” – including brief summaries of recent trips. Guest speaker or presentation. Supper and networking.

Details of the next few general meetings are as per the schedule below:



Guest Speaker/Presentation

Other Business

Tue 30 Oct

South Camberwell Tennis Club

Topline Communications


Tue 27 Nov

South Camberwell Tennis Club

4WD adventure videos


Tue 29 Jan

South Camberwell Tennis Club

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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: or contact the trip leader directly. “Secrets of the Dandenongs� social day trip When: Sunday, 28 October Trip Leaders: Martin Foot and Dot Greiveson, e: Standard: Social. 2WD acceptable, but with reasonable clearance, as the route involves dirt roads and a creek fording. Description: A social drive through the Dandenongs via less-travelled roads visiting Gembrook Market, Kurth Kiln, Nobelius Nursery museum, R J Hamer Arboretum and other places of interest. Photographic opportunity! 9

“Otways Wandering� Day Trip When: Sunday November 4, departing 9am Where: Meet at Winchelsea (approx 115 Km from Melbourne). Meet at the park just over the bridge. Route via: Angelsea Heath, Otways National Park, Denham Track and Big Hill Track. Finish at Big Hill camping area (10 Km from Lorne). Full day, but there will be options to leave at earlier points. Trip leader: Standard: Easy to Medium Description: Involves short climbs, sand, ruts and puddles (if wet). Equipment: Full tank of fuel. Standard recovery gear. Convoy limit: 10 Annual Club Christmas Party When: Sunday, November 25 from 12 noon onwards Where: Lillydale Lake (enter via Hardy Road, exact location TBA) Trip Leader(s): Committee, e: Standard: Social Description: Family day, BBQ, Club awards, fun activities. High Country Trip - TBC When: Thursday, December 27 - January 1 2019 Where: likely around Talbotville (Dargo district north of Bairnsdale.) Standard: Difficult / Very Difficult Trip Leader: David Wilson (TBC) Description: Standing camp, with day trips to such places as Wonnangatta, Blue Rag, Crooked River, etc.




The Committee is considering the suggestions made at the September General Meeting (see Minutes, pages 22 -23) and is also open to further proposals for 2019 and beyond. Please contact Tim Folliard to discuss any suggestions, even if you would not be the Trip Leader.

Tim Folliard, Trip & Social Coordinator e:


TRIP REPORTS Moonambel Trip Report Thursday 27 - Sunday 30 September By Jean Bellis Thursday Meredith, Mike, Kadin, Peter F, Sandy and Alan arrived about early Thursday afternoon and set up camp. A short trip out for firewood and the rest of the afternoon was spent in camp. Vicki, Mary and Kevin and Peter B and Jean arrived later that night and set up camp. As short time around the camp fire and most were in bed early. Friday Some of us were woken around 4am by the kookaburras and a rooster who didn’t quite have their clocks set right. Rob arrived early Saturday morning and we were ready for a day out driving just after 9am. Where we stopped to air down, some small orchids were discovered and that was the beginning of out with the cameras to take photos of wild flowers. As we drove along the Ridge road we were rewarded with great views and more wild flowers. As we progressed along the track we started to notice that someone had taped large playing cards to some of the trees. We all started to keep a look out for them. This was a great track with some interesting little sections. We stopped in a large clearing for morning tea. More photos were taken of wild flowers and Mary started a collection of bottle caps found on the ground. Lunch was at an area with toilets and a picnic shelter which was good protection from the cold wind. We made our way along some good tracks and then well made roads to Governors Rocks and the lookout. It was a good view despite the rain which had stopped when we got out of the cars and the low cloud. The next track came to a very steep and rocky descent. After walking down some of it and lots of discussion, it was decided that we would turn around and head back. It was a bit late in the afternoon to tackle this track and none wanted to damage their cars. A few more tracks and we popped out of the bush and into farmland and made our way back to camp. The rest of the evening was spent around the campfire talking and having dinner. Peter D arrived after we returned to camp. Saturday morning was a slightly more relaxed start. It was too cold to get out of bed too early.


Mike planned an easy short trip for the morning to a track that should have had lots of wattles out. This provided to be a disappointment as there were not a lot of wattles in flower. But everyone came back with lots of firewood and the fire was lit. Kerry arrived mid-morning and set up camp. Lunch was prepared for those going out and they set off about 11.30am to travel to Stuart Mill for a late lunch and back again along a variety of tracks. Peter was not feeling well, so he and Jean along with Vicki and Mary stayed back at camp and kept the fire blazing. It was very pleasant sitting around the fire, talking, reading and just relaxing. Mary and Vicki walked the short distance to the general store for ice creams. There was an abundance of birdlife to watch around the campsite as well. Dinner was at the pub. Kadin entertained us on the piano while we ate and chatted. Alan had stayed back at camp and had a very welcome fire blazing for us to sit around for the rest of the evening. Sunday morning was cold but a beautiful sunny morning. People slowly got up, had breakfast and then packed up and went at various times. Alan and Sandy planned to stay another night and headed off to the Grampians for the day. Kerry also decided that she would stay another night and spent the day with the camera, bird watching. Thanks Mike and Meredith for organising a trip. Participants: Mike, Meredith and Kadin Dale Peter Fullalove Alan and Sandy Christiansen Vicki, Kevin and Mary Bird Rob Miller Peter Devine Kerry Gill Peter and Jean Bellis

Forester Pajero Prado Forester Suzuki Forester Pajero Forester







“Secrets of the Dandenongs” day trip

28 October

Martin Foot and Dot Greiveson


“Otways Wandering” day trip

4 November

Tim Folliard

Easy /Medium

Annual Christmas Party

Sunday, 25 November



High Country Trip

Thursday, 27 December - Tuesday 1 January


TREASURER’S REPORT For a copy of the report, contact : Angela Bombardieri Treasurer, e:


MEMBERS’ DRIVES Tim Folliard’s FJ40 Landcruiser This is my 1978 Toyota Landcruiser. Built in November 1978 in Japan, imported by Theiss Toyota (see advert below) and sold in late 1979 by Rose Toyota, Sale complete with a new vehicle 12 month/20,000 km warranty. By 1978 the standard 2F engine, a 4.2 Litre 6 cylinder, had an output of 101 KW and torque of 271 NM through a 4 speed manual (there was never an auto option). The dual range transfer case offered 2H 4H 4L. Australian vehicles were equipped with a differential ratio of 4.11. Engine options included included 2F petrol (hence FJ40) and a B (BJ40) series diesel engine. The diesel was very economical but without a turbo option was considered underpowered and not sold in the USA where for a time, this cruiser was Toyota’s best selling vehicle. By 1978 Australian delivered J series body options included the short wheel based 40. Longwheel based versions ute 45, troop carrier 47 and station wagon 55 series (replaced in 1980 with the 60 series). The 40 was delivered as a removeable hard top or a slightly cheaper factory soft top. If you want air conditioning, front disc brakes, power steering, digital clock or cloth seat inserts on an Australian model, you need to look at a post 1980 model. Ambulance or barn doors enable access to the rear without swinging the spare wheel carrier. No SUV in 1962. The term APV didn’t really take off. No Toyota dealerships either and Theiss still had the commercial imports in the late 1970’s. Modifications ● Rubber wheel arch ● GME CB ● Radio/CD player with door speakers I learnt to drive in it, the L plate holder visible under the number plate ready for the next generation. Where has it been Every state but Western Australia. Alice Springs via a Ghan flatcar then back on the then unsealed Stuart Hwy. Caravan trips to Queensland and more recently the Victorian High Country and the Border Track. Tim 14

TRIP AND RECOVERY GEAR The aim of all Subaru 4WD Club of Victoria Inc. trips is to have an enjoyable experience in the bush, increasing 4WD’ing skills and experience, whilst maintaining the highest regard for the safety of individuals, the vehicle and the environment. As a driver you have ultimate responsibility for the safety of your passengers and vehicle. It is the responsibility of any participating driver to contact individual trip leaders for clarification of individual trip requirements and standards. Financial members are encouraged to participate in as many trips as possible to increase confidence and experience. Visitors are welcome subject to the payment of the appropriate levy to cover insurance, but after two visits, should consider membership. Non-financial members are not covered by insurance and may not participate until payment is received. Individual drivers with concerns or queries regarding their vehicle and the trip standard should contact relevant trip leaders. The Subaru 4WD Club of Victoria Inc. recommends that each vehicle carry the following items or equipment on every trip:


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


Two rated D- Shackles (minimum 3.2t)


Rated snatch strap


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


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


Fire extinguisher, accessible to the driver


Spare tyre (full size)


Jack and wheel brace, or equivalent


Emergency supplies (matches, food, water and clothing)


Sufficient fuel, oil and water for the trip and delays


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


An axe, bow or chain saw;


A sturdy shovel (collapsible shovels are no good)


Spare parts (appropriate to the nature of the trip)


A tool kit


Personal first aid kit


Your vehicle manual

Any vehicle not carrying at least the first five (5) items of equipment should contact the individual Trip Leader before leaving. Any club member unsure about any of the items of equipment listed above are advised to contact the Trip and Social Coordinator or the Trip Leader concerned. All Trip Leaders carry a complete First Aid Kit in case of emergency. All non-emergency medical needs are expected to be meet by individuals own medical supplies.


BUY IT AND SELL IT HERE Please note: If you have any items listed here for sale which has been sold please remember to let us know at:

Member items for sale Item: Forester aluminium bash plates Details: Made from 6.0 mm construction grade aluminium SF Forester $350 SG & SH Forester $380 SJ Forester $420 CVT & Gearbox Protection $380 Outback & Diesel Vehicles $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 e: Subaru Forester 2009 MY10 XS Premium with SatNav, manual, dual range, satin white pearl. 1HC4LY. 126,000 Km. EC. Set up for outback touring. Accessories and mods include Subaxtreme premium bullbar; Fyrlyt 5000 driving lights; David Wilson bash plate; King springs with KYB HD shocks (not self-levelling, no lift); Whiteline adjustable rear sway bar; roof bars (no awning); 80 channel UHF radio; Hayman Reese (receiver style) HD towbar; Milford cargo barrier (fitted for F or R positioning); light grey leather upholstery; tailored 8oz canvas front seat covers; premium rubber floor mats and rear cargo mat. Comes with standard alloy wheels (17�) and on-road tyres (40% tread remaining). Second owner. RWC will be provided. All services up to date, inc. timing belt done. Selling, as I have bought a 2015 2.0D-S Forester. $15,000. Contact: Martin Foot,

Want to sell something Subaru/Off-Rod related? Contact: The Club makes this space available free of charge to members wishing to buy or sell items. PLEASE NOTE: that the Motor Car Trader Regulations 1988-22(4) require that vehicles for sale advertisements must contain: (a)


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


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

Committee Meeting Minutes Minutes of the meeting of the committee of the Subaru 4WD Club of Victoria Inc held on Tuesday, 9 October 2018 at the Chinese Association of Victoria clubrooms, 8 Ashley Street, Wantirna, starting at 7:45pm.

1. Present Mark Tyssen, Tim Folliard, Martin Foot, Angela Bombardieri, Peter Landouris 2. Apologies 3. Visitors 4. Quorum A quorum was achieved with all committee members present (section 63b). 5. Minutes of the Previous Meeting 5.1. Minutes of the committee meeting held 17 September 2018 were accepted without amendment. Moved Mark Tyssen, seconded by Tim Folliard. 5.2. Business Arising from the Minutes Item 7.1 AGM: Need to recruit a few more Committee members. ACTION: Mark to include in October President’s Report. Item 8.1 Vehicle Permit Register: In discussion with Mike Dale who has offered to continue as club permit officer. Need to locate our copy of the endorsed Agreement and current register of vehicles. MOTION: That Michael Dale and Tim Folliard be jointly appointed as club permit Officers for 2018/19. Moved Martin, seconded Angela. CARRIED. ACTION: Martin to advise VicRoads of change of personnel. Item 9.7 Post Office keys. Spare located (thanks, Meredith). Dorothy will assist with clearing the mailbox. 6. Correspondence 6.1. In Magazines: LROCV Top Level Communications, letter of introduction. Will come out to car club meetings. ACTION: Mark to pursue. FWDV: E-News – for distribution to members MUD Minutes – for distribution to members. Prompted a discussion regarding a possible indigenous speaker at a GM. Insurance Overview: Policy details from Affinity (brokers). Club liability assessment for completion and return. ACTION: Angela, Tim. Camberwell South Tennis Club: Advising vacancies at clubhouse. Prompted a reply by Martin, advising change of contact details for the club and notifying holders of swipe cards. 17

6.2. Out FWDV: advising names of new office-bearers. 7. Reports

7.1. Resources [carried over] Sat phone - needs to set up a contract for it to be usable - currently held by Martin. [carried over] Tents and BBQ currently held by Martin, who is fast running out of room! Needs assistance from general membership to store. Peter Landouris tabled an updated equipment list as provided by Kevin Bird. Certain items need to be located: Witches hats Post driver A general discussion followed about keeping items no longer in use, or of relevance. It was agreed in principle that, “if we haven’t used it in two years, get rid of it”. Martin advised that he is holding many old Resources books and receipts from the ‘90s and early ‘2000s. Are these still required? For review. 7.2. Trip and Social Moonambel Grand Final weekend trip apparently went well. No details to hand. “Secrets of the Dandenongs”, social drive, Sunday 28 October going ahead – TLs Martin and Dot. Cup Day weekend – a day trip to the Otways on Sunday, 5 November was proposed by Tim and approved. ACTION: Tim to provide details for magazine. Christmas Party – last Sunday in November. Venue options discussed. Preferred venue is Norton’s Park, Wantirna South. Alternatives Lysterfield Park, Lilydale Lake. ACTION: Mark and Peter to investigate and decide. There was a discussion around the Club Awards, which are normally presented at the Christmas Party (see Secretary’s report below). Christmas – New Year High Country Trip. David Wilson has indicated he may offer a trip based at Talbotville as in 2017. Further discussion required. Peter suggested that if David’s trip goes ahead, he could run another high country trip in northern Victoria, possibly over the Australia Day weekend. If it doesn’t, he could take over that slot. Further details and discussion required. 7.3. Venue Tea and coffee to be handled by the Committee for the

time being.

Potential speakers to be followed up. ACTION: Mark and Committee Camberwell South TC arrangements to be clarified. ACTION: Martin Projections to be reinstated as a feature at meetings. ACTION: Mark to visit the TC and check the specifications of the club’s projector. A screen is available. Peter offered to put together a presentation of his recent 4WD trips to central Australia, including the Simpson crossing. This could be ready for the next GM. ACTION: Peter, Mark 7.4. Membership No further membership renewals or applications have been received since the AGM. The unofficial “period of grace” for receiving magazines and reminders has now passed. ACTION: Martin to update membership register accordingly. Discussion on the membership list for internal distribution deferred. 18

7.5. Editor Martin to prepare and publish October magazine. Submission deadline 19 October. [carried over] Searching for a new editor. Currently the magazine is produced using MS Publisher, but templates exist for MS Word. The club website needs updating. ACTION: Martin to update past magazines and T&S calendar and to edit content as approriate for general public viewing. Online trip reports, News, etc pages also need updating, this will require a member to volunteer. Facebook needs re-activating. ACTION: Martin to clarify who has administrator status (Edith most recently). 7.6. Treasurer Current balance $11,500.12. Incoming: None. Outgoing: None. Refund to Angela Stock pending change of signatories. Bank account signatories changeover proceeding. Martin and Angela have registered with Bendigo Bank. Forms were completed at the meeting for Tim and Mark and authorised by Martin and Angela. ACTION: Angela to lodge. Mark and Tim to provide proof of identity at a branch and link to the account. Term deposit. Need to draw up a budget first. ACTION: Angela 7.7. Secretary Club Awards were discussed. It was decided not to award the clubman and clubwoman awards in 2018. Moved Tim, seconded Mark. CARRIED. Consideration was given to recognising service provided over a longer period. Further discussion required. ACTION: Martin to send out nomination forms to members for the other general awards. 7.8. Vice-President None. 7.9. President None. 8. Priorities and Planning This item was deferred due to the late hour. The following Outstanding Actions were carried over for attention in due course: 

By Law - convoy travel, needs to be reformatted into By-Law format.

New Member Pack - needs to be reworked into a new document.

Club magazine archiving. Currently held by the Secretary.

Trip management facility on club website - web site needs to be updated.

9. General Business Nil. 10. Next Meeting - Tuesday, 13 November at the Chinese Association of Victoria clubrooms. ACTION: Mark to arrange. Following meeting on 4 December (venue TBC). 11. Meeting closed at 10:38pm.


MINUTES Subaru 4WD Club of Victoria Inc. FWDV Member Reg. No. A – 0006149J GPO BOX 2456 Mount Waverley Vic 3149 General Meeting Minutes The general meeting of the Subaru 4WD Club of Victoria Inc was held on Tuesday, 25 September 2018 at the South Camberwell Tennis Club starting at 8:10pm. 1. Present Phil Milkins, Elaine Milkins, Kerry Gill, Angela Bombardieri, Julie Dyer, Martin Foot, Peter Landouris, Tim Folliard, Des Burns, Kevin Bird, Duncan McCrae, Mark Tyssen, Damian Stock, Peter Bellis, Jean Bellis, Meredith Dale, Michael Dale, David Wilson 2. Apologies: Lee Wegner, Jessica Walsh, Graham Gill, Angela Stock 3. Visitors: Nil 4. Welcome: A welcome was extended to all members. 5. Minutes of the Previous General Meeting 5.1. The minutes of the August 2018 General Meeting were accepted without amendment after being moved by Tim Folliard and seconded by Damian Stock. 5.2. There was no business arising from the minutes. 6. Correspondence 6.1. In Magazines from: Mt Gambier 4WD Club Subaru 4WD Club of Western Australia Subaru 4WD Club of South Australia 6.2. Out: Nil 7. Reports 7.1. Resources New Resources Officer: Peter Landouris Camping catalogue – Aldi – fridge / solar panel Supercentre – solar panels Kerry Gill: tent: “Journey” 70% off Kevin – sleeping mats – often cold – Ted Wells, Zempire Megamath comparable thermal rating with the big brands (exped or thermorest). 20

7.2. Editor Looking for a replacement Editor – Martin acting. Deadline: Friday, 19 October. 7.3. Trip and Social New Trip 7 Social officer: Tim Folliard See the magazine for the club’s trip calendar and details about upcoming trips. Moonambel – Grand Final long weekend, 28 – 30 September. Mike Dale TL. Currently has waiting list. “Secrets of the Dandenongs”, 28 October, social drive to out of the way locations. Martin Foot TL. Christmas Party and BBQ, 25 November, venue TBC, Committee TL. High Country Trip, Boxing Day to New Years Day, Talbotville standing camp, David Wilson TL. 7.4. Venue New Venue officer: Mark Tyssen Door prize provided by Mark Tyssen Coffee and tea - Committee 7.5. Membership No further updates on numbers 7.6. Treasurer Angela – yet to gain account access. No financial information available to date. 7.7. Secretary Storage requirements required for club assets, as noted. Administrator access to Dropbox folder needed. ACTION: Martin to contact Stephen Whittaker. 7.8. Vice-President As per magazine FWDV delegate – no report 7.9. President As per magazine. 8. General Business 8.1.

Car for sale - Martin

9. Fines and Fun 9.1. Nametags Kerry Gill waiting on replacement. ACTION: Martin to check.


9.2. Last to Meeting David Wilson 9.3. Trips None 9.4. Door prize: Peter Landouris – spanner set. 9.5. Total fines collected - $1. The meeting adjourned for supper and reconvened after the break for a discussion on future planning. 10. Panel discussion on future planning for the club. 10.1 Venue Workshop visits Cranbourne Piranha Bayswater High Country Huts Association Safetrack 4WD training Photo Competition 10.2 Editor Member profile / Vehicle profile Link to video “how to do” 10.3 Social Media Technical website FB – Damian offer as admin 10.4 Membership Youth involvement online 10.5 Trip and Social Extended and one day trips (regular eg 1st Sunday of the month) FWDV Training at Werribee and Tallarook (advanced) o Mining industry handbook as resource o Option of training at Stock farm Gammon ranges / Arkaroola Weetootla Gorge - Grindl’s historic house / hut – 4WD loop Elldee station – popular at Easter Lake Mungo – Darling River High Country Trip – Talbotville – Billgoat track Broken Hill salvage run Goog’s Track Grampians – varies – goat track – link with Wimmera Club 22

Mt. Terrible near Jamieson Navigation run at Stock farm Maldon district Navigation Run Cobarr State Forest – Robert Pepper’s book Wilson’s Promontory Otways Lake Buffalo Lake Cobbler Ettamoga Pub Cathedral Ranges Powelltown 10.6 Resources pre-order purchase on-line has killed parts supply new video promo ACTION: for further discussion at Committee.

11. Meeting closed at 10:12 pm. 12. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 30 October commencing at 8pm.

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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 us 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 November 2018 Email editor:

… on the Otway Ranges Trip, June 2009