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September 2012

Grampians Trip Earlier This Year Can you pick the non club members car?

(ISSUE 385) Subaru 4WD Club of Victoria Inc. Reg. No. A – 0006149J FWDV Member www.subaru4wdvic.com.au GPO BOX 2456 Melbourne VIC. 3001


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INTRODUCTION TO 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 2012/13 year were agreed at the general meeting in March 2012 and are as follows: Interstate: $100 (Seniors card - $95) � Single: $110 (Seniors card - $100) Joint/family: $115 - (Seniors card - $100) (All fees includes affiliation and Insurance: $42) A trip fee of $10 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) 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) Stephen Whittaker (Venue) Bev Davison (Ordinary Member) Phil Milkins (Ordinary Member)

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PRESIDENT’S REPORT Welcome to the September club magazine and my president’s report, from Northern Ireland. As I mentioned last month, Angela and I are visiting her birthplace and taking the opportunity to see Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and a bit of England and Singapore. This report may seem more of a travelogue than a club report but that is to be expected given that we have been away for a couple of weeks now. I am sure that the club is in good hands, while I am away. Some may say that it is in better shape due to my absence, but I don’t quite entertain that. When Angela and I left Australia we were on the same flight as Jessica who was heading to the Monaco F1 Grand Prix. While Jessica was able to preselect her seat, I was unable to do this given that we were flying on frequent flyer points. As a result, Angela and I were seated on either side of an aisle, in the back of economy. Fortunately the crew moved us up to a spare block of four seats, not too far from where Jessica was seated so Angela and Jessica spent the flight chatting while I watched a couple of movies. Our visit to the Emerald Isle has certainly been an experience due to the very different road condition, coupled with driving a front wheel drive, diesel Peugeot 207 SW (Martin will be pleased). Touring here by car has been quite different to anything I have previously experienced in Australia, or anywhere else overseas for that matter. The Peugeot 207 is extremely sporty and, despite being a diesel, runs out easily to 100kph in third gear. Driving it around the back roads was more like driving a rally car than anything I have driven before, including the turbo Forester. On one particular road Angela had to remind me that I wasn’t in a Subaru and that I was actually in a rental vehicle driving on public roads in a different country . While I am considering a diesel Forester for my next vehicle, when the CVT version comes out, I may have now been spoilt by the experience of driving the Peugeot. I may need to reset my expectations as it was definitely more like driving a very fast revving, turbo, petrol powered car, albeit without the turbo lag. I was amazed at how high performing the Peugeot was and how much of a pleasure it was to drive. The only difficulty I had was remembering which side the wipers and indicators were on, being the opposite of the way they are in Australia. I can just see myself falling into the trap of doing the opposite of what I intended when we get back home in a week or so.

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PRESIDENT’S REPORT On the way up the Irish west coast we stopped at Galway for the night and were treated to a parade of super cars, being the participants in the annual Cannonball Run, a charity event that runs for three days throughout both the Republic and Northern Ireland. It was fun seeing a mix of limousines, Hummers, Ferraris and other very expensive, or rare, machines arriving in convoy at the city center. The city was much busier than it would normally be on a cool, autumn Saturday night, as a result of the convoy’s visit, making our visit to this city more interesting than it might otherwise have been. The road system here is quite interesting, varying greatly from 120kph motorways to paved, single lane goat tracks, barely wide enough to drive a small car down. During one section of our trip we decided to follow some locals, including a few vans, down a side road to bypass what we found out later to be a serious accident on the main road. Watching the convoy ahead of us belting down this narrow, hedge-lined road was something to behold and gave us the confidence to drive a lot faster than we may have done otherwise. This put us in good stead for later in the trip when we ended up on some similar roads, at times quite unintentionally. One these forays took us along a very narrow road, with many blind corners, to visit the ancestral home of John F. Kennedy. The other times were generally to get us back onto the right track after missing one of southern Ireland’s obscure road signs. Despite the interesting roads, and the wintery conditions encountered here, there are very few Subaru's on the road, apart from quite a number of WRXs. I did see a couple of Subaru dealers and one had a current model Forester out the front, with a price tag of around 37,000 Euro. Maybe they are just too expensive when compared with the various local brands that are much cheaper due to them being manufactured in England. From a weather perspective, I have found another place that is very like Melbourne. Here in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, I have watched the weather go from brilliant sunshine to grey and gloomy, including showers, all in the matter of a few minutes. The locals even describe it as having four seasons in a day and they were intrigued that Melbourne was described in the same way. It looks like we do not have that to ourselves as it turns out. Anyway that’s enough from me for this month. Take care of yourself out there, on the road or in the bush, and I look forward to seeing you all soon. Damian Page: 5


EDITOR’S REPORT 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 14th 2012. Send all copy to editor@subaru4wdvic.com.au Michael

Last time I wrote about hand position on the steering wheel, but what about steering itself I hear you ask. The method of steering that maintains the most control over the vehicle (and therefore the safest) is called pull-push. Your left hand stays on the left side of the wheel and your right hand on the other side. As you turn left, your left hand 'pulls' the steering wheel down and your right hand slides down to meet it. Your right hand takes the grip and 'pushes' the wheel back up to continue the turn. Hand over hand steering, where each hand moves to the top to grip the wheel is not as effective, and places your forearms over the centre of the wheel where the airbag is - not a good place to be if it goes off. Palming the wheel, where you use the palm of one hand to turn the wheel can be dangerous. You are relying only on friction, not grip, to turn the wheel. Happy Travels Jessica Walsh

AUGUST GENERAL MEETING Date: Tuesday 28 August at 8pm. Venue: Camberwell South Tennis Club

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VENUE REPORT As the newbie in the Venue Coordinator role, I’m looking forward to ensuring our meetings are interesting, informative and fun! We have a range of great ‘tentative’ presenters and meeting highlights to lock in over the coming months and into next year, including: Telstat (outback communications experts) Smithy’s Outback Gear (Greg Smith’s business – 4WD & outback gear) Flexitank (water bladder systems manufacturers) Freshshield (vacuum seal packaging solutions) Club meeting at Subaru Glen Waverley Photographic Competition (November meeting) We also have, thanks to a kind donation from Jamie, a range of items to give away as door prizes. Be at the September, October & November meetings to score the following: 2 x Ridge Ryder Bow Shackles Battery Isolator Dick Smith CB Extension Speaker Book – Secrets of Internet Entrepreneurs Exposed! CLUB SLIDESHOW We’re also looking to make the meetings more interactive by having a permanent slideshow running in the background to showcase the various trips the club has run and activities in which we’ve been involved. The idea behind this is to show visitors, presenters and prospective members what we do (while making the meetings even more visually appealing for us members!). We need your photos to make the slideshow as interesting as possible. If you have any photos from trips that you’d like to share, please let me know and I’ll ensure they get into the rotation – the more photos we have, the less repetition and the more we can showcase!

Stephen Whittaker Venue Coordinator

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TRIP & SOCIAL REPORT LEONGATHA NAVIGATION NIGHT TRIP Saturday 22 – Sunday 23 September Time: 5.00pm for dinner, 7.00pm for trip briefing, first car off at approx' 7.30pm Trip Standard Social/Easy to Very Difficult Contact Michael Dickman, events@subaru4wdvic.com.au This trip will have a variety of levels of difficulty, depending on the choices you make, making it suitable for all members. Michael is thinking of organising dinner at the local pub before heading off on the trip. Let him know if you're interested and he'll organise it. We'll meet at Kerry and my home, Kooinda, for the pre-navigation briefing. Start/Finish point will be the Leongatha Football Ground. We have limited accommodation at Kooinda for 5 (one room with a double bed, one room with 2 single beds and a single bed room), on a first come, first serve basis. Accommodation is also available at the motels or at the caravan park, either camp/caravan sites or cabins. Michael can supply phone numbers. Michael can also organise a bacon, egg and pancake breakfast for the Sunday. Again, let him know if you're interested. *Allergy warning: Michael and Kerry have an affectionate feline housemate.

9TH AUSTRALIAN 4WD GATHERING Friday 28 September – Monday 1 October Trip Standard Easy – Hard depending on the day trips you choose Cost $220-$330 depending on the choice of accommodation Mt Ive Station, Gawler Ranges, South Australia More information www.4wdgathering.org.au (note new website)

LEISUREFEST – no longer a Club activity Thursday 4 – Sunday 7 October Sandown Racecourse Committee decided not to go ahead with the stall at Leisurefest this year as it has not proved a success in recruiting new members in recent years and involves a lot of club members’ time. Members are welcome to contact FWDV if they wish to volunteer to serve on their stall. Page: 8


TRIP & SOCIAL REPORT GOLDFIELDS HERITAGE AREA Saturday 13 – Sunday 14 October NOTE CHANGE OF DATE! (was the following weekend) Trip Standard Social/Easy Contact Martin Foot, events@subaru4wdvic.com.au A weekend based in Maldon in central Victoria, with local trips on the Saturday to heritage mining sites in the surrounding countryside, and a navigation run. On Sunday there is an option to visit the annual Mt Tarrengower Hill Climb (a heritage vehicle and motorcycle event run by Bendigo Car Club – $5 charge for spectators, or $10 for a family). Tent and camper accommodation available at Dot and Martin’s property on the edge of town, or at the local caravan park. BBQ or pub options on Saturday night depending on weather.

GRAMPIANS Saturday 3 – Tuesday 6 November Trip Standard Easy/Medium Contact Peter Bellis, secretary@subaru4wdvic.com.au The Grampians are an outstanding geological feature in western Victoria. This trip will aim to traverse the ranges so is rated at medium as some tracks can be a bit scrabbly. Discussions are being had with Parks Victoria so there may be access to some MVO tracks as well.

TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE, CAIRNS 14 November Trip Standard to be determined Contact Jessica Walsh, events@subaru4wdvic.com.au Cairns is the only place in the world to view the total solar eclipse on November 14 2012 from land. Allow about a week before and a week after the eclipse for travel and some touring in the area. If you would like more information on the eclipse itself, go to www.eclipse2012.org.au The eclipse is due at about 6.45am (yes, am) and will be in an area that is subject to frequent cloud cover at that time of year, so there may in fact be nothing to 'see' - apart from the darkness, that is. Because of this, the trip is still in the concept stage, and may not go ahead. Please let me know if you are interested.

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TRIP & SOCIAL REPORT CHRISTMAS PARTY 25 November Social Contact Martin Foot, events@subaru4wdvic.com.au Venue to be finalised – considering Wonthaggi mine, Brisbane Ranges, You Yangs. Looking for a Trip leader. More information next month

OXFAM CHRISTMAS TREE DELIVERY 8,9 December Social Contact Peter Bellis, secretary@subaru4wdvic.com.au Annual community service project involving many 4WD clubs.

CHRISTMAS NEW YEAR TRIP after Boxing Day Medium/Difficult Location to be confirmed, possibly in Omeo area Contact Martin Foot, events@subaru4wdvic.com.au

OTHER TRIPS ●

Film Night – Drive-In?

Wombat State Forest

Kurth Kiln (take 2)

Woods Point Goldfields

Narbethong

Melbourne Laneways

A Picnic at Hanging Rock

Simpson Desert Trip - 2013

MARTIN’S MUSINGS As the new boy on the block, I’m looking for guidance from members as to the trips they want to see run. There is room for both challenging and less challenging 4WD trips, touring trips such as Lake Eyre and Lake Mungo, navigation runs, training days and social trips of all kinds. See the list above. Please let me know if you wish to run any of these or have another idea for a trip either as a leader or a participant. Martin Foot Trip and Social Co-ordinator events@subaru4wdvic.com.au Page: 10


2013 Liberty Adds X Factor From: http://subaru.com.au/active/atc/liberty/liberty-adds-x-factor Subaru has confirmed it is adding a new X variant to its All-Wheel Drive Model Year 2013 Liberty range, with increased ground clearance and a featured-packed specification list. Liberty 2.5X and 3.6X are available exclusively as automatic sedans, both featuring Subaru’s innovative EyeSight™ driver assist system. Among the new features are: New design grille and front bumper Sporty sills with chrome-type highlights New 18-inch alloy wheel pattern Extra 50 mm ground clearance for easy entry and exit Nick Senior, Subaru Australia Managing Director, said: “The additional 50 mm of ground clearance gives Liberty X sedan a total ground clearance of 200 mm. This makes it ideal for rural and regional areas, but also for those who need extra clearance in negotiating driveways. “The ease of entry and exit of our SUVs has always been a key selling point and we have now been able to incorporate this into a sedan, for those who prefer that body style.”

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CLUB CA Date

Event

2012 SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

Tues 25

General Meeting

28 Sept - 1

9th Australian 4WD Gathering (not a S4WDCV event)

Tues 2

Committee Meeting

Thurs 4 - Sun 7

Leisurefest (not a S4WDCV event)

Sat 13, Sun 14

Goldfields Trip/Mt Tarrengower Hill Climb

Tues 25

General Meeting

Sat 3 - Tues 6

Grampians

Tues 6

Committee Meeting

Sun 25

Christmas Party and Rally

Tues 27

General Meeting

Tues 4

Committee Meeting

Sat 8, Sun 9

Oxfam Christmas Tree Deliveries

Thur 27 - Mon 31

Christmas/New Year High Country Trip

DECEMBER

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.

Cost

events@subaru4wdvic.com.au CSTC Mt Ive Station, Gawler Ranges, SA

www.4wdgathering.org.au

TBA

Peter Bellis

$220 - $330

Sandown racecourse Maldon area

Social +

CSTC

Martin Foot

Stephen Whittaker

Grampians

Peter Bellis

TBA

Peter Bellis

TBA

Social +

CSTC

Stephen Whittaker

TBA Around Melbourne TBA

TBA

Peter Bellis Social

Peter Bellis Martin Foot

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).

$10 for ticket to MT Hill Climb.


Product Review VMS T700HDs GPS Unit I have just purchased this 7 inch GPS unit. It’s the same size as my Satnav in my MY10 Forester. It is certainly a sight having one mounted on top of the other. Maps galore, I need to make sure I keep one eye on the road. Apart from the standard street navigation software it comes with VMS’s off road maps and can be loaded with OziExplorer which gives you access to 100K topographic maps. The track logs from OziExplorer can be easily saved and viewed on your PC, giving you a permanent record of where you have been. I must admit the OziExplorer software has so many options it is going to take me a while to get to know it all. This picture is from my first day trip to try out the unit. I’m certainly looking forward to using it on all my trips from now on. Cheers Michael Hartshorne Products Web Site: http://www.vms4x4.com/collections/ portable-navigation-1/products/t700hdnew

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CLUB MEETING MINUTES The general meeting of the Subaru 4WD Club of Victoria Inc was held on Tuesday, 28th August 2012 at the South Camberwell Tennis Club starting at 7:18pm. 1. Present Lisa Jantke, Andrew Jantke, Peter Bellis, Jean Bellis, Michael Hartsborne, Paul Saleeba, Bob Marshall, Glenys Howell, Brian Howell, Phil Milkins, Elaine Milkins, Martin Foot, Stephen Whittaker, Dale Rebgetz, Damian Stock, Michael Dickman, Peter Mynard, Katie Mynard, Jamie Scott, Les Scott, Tom Boltadzija, David Wilson. 2. Apologies Jan Aylott, Bev Davison, Ruth Marshall, Kerry Bright, Elaine Hyde. 3. Visitors Janelle Oudshoorn. 4. Welcome A welcome was extended to all members and visitors. 5. Minutes of the Previous General Meeting 5.1 The minutes of the July 2012 General Meeting were accepted without amendment after being moved by Paul Saleeba and seconded by Bob Marshall. 5.2 There was no business arising from the minutes. 6. Correspondence 6.1 In 4WD Victoria Oxfam Christmas tree delivery Delegates’ brief sheet Club presidents’ meeting Email concerning sale of early model Subaru workshop manuals. 6.2 Out 4WD Victoria – advise that Dale will be representing the club at the Club Presidents’ day.

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CLUB MEETING MINUTES 7. Reports 7.1 Resources Plenty of good stuff in Resources available for sale – mainly for older model Subarus. Recent club clothing order has been received and available for collection and payment. 7.2 Editor Many thanks to Martin for his assistance. 7.3 Trip and Social See elsewhere in the magazine for details. Night trip The various routes are currently being developed. Harder routes will be deviations from the main easy route. Leisurefest The club will not have a stand due to lack of return when compared to the amount of effort put in. The club has offered 4WD Victoria to help man their stand. Goldfields Heritage Trip Date will be brought forward a week to the 13/14 October 2012. Saturday will be a navigation run – most of it on dirt. Will challenge the navigating with minimal four wheel driving. Sunday will be spent viewing the Mount Tarrengower hill climb by historic/vintage cars. Grampians Planning is progressing well. Pre-trip in early September. Camping will be based at the Boreang campsite and doing day trips out from there. Other trips seeking club members to organise: Wonthaggi Mine Melbourne Laneways Dromana drive-in Simpson Desert crossing – mid year 2013.

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CLUB MEETING MINUTES 7.4 Venue See elsewhere in the magazine for details. The tennis club is South Camberwell Tennis Club, not Camberwell South. 7.5 Membership The club has had a nett loss of 4 memberships at membership renewal time. 7.6 Treasurer Current bank account balance is $2,480.09. Main receipts were Christmas in July - $238 Main payments were club clothing - $543. 7.7 Secretary As per magazine. 7.8 President As per magazine. Dale will be representing the club at the upcoming Club Presidents’ meeting. Many thanks to those members who put their hands up to join (or rejoin) the committee. 8. General Business 8.1 Jamie has some goodies for some door prizes. 8.2 Les finally received his second prize from the club raffle. 9. Fines and Fun 9.1 Nametags Peter Mynard. 9.2 Last to Meeting Tom Boltadzija. 9.3 Trips Ladies’ Day at Seebel A lovely afternoon was had, with everyone suffering from a bit too much good food. 9.4 Total fines collected - $0.60. 10. Meeting closed at 9:15pm and was followed by supper and a DVD presentation of the Queensland Subaru 4WD Club’s Victorian high country trip in July.

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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

Thanks, Dale Rebgetz Resources Officer

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COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES Minutes of the meeting of the committee of the Subaru 4WD Club of Victoria Inc held on Tuesday, 4th September 2012 at the home of Dale Rebgetz starting at 7:43pm. 1. Present Dale Rebgetz, Martin Foot, Phil Milkins, Stephen Whittaker, Peter Bellis, Bob Marshall, Andrew Jantke. 2. Apologies Damian Stock, Jessica Walsh, Michael Hartshorne. 3, Absent Bev Davison. 4. Quorum A quorum was achieved with 7 committee members present. 5. Minutes of the Previous Meeting 5.1 Minutes of the August 2012 meeting were accepted without amendment after being moved by Bob Marshall and seconded by Stephen Whittaker. 5.2 Business Arising from the Minutes and Outstanding Actions 5.2.1 Club Constitution Changes – yet to be lodged with Consumer Affairs Victoria. 5.2.2 Pre-2003 Club Website – Have identified another web site that was created by Chris Redden as part of a college IT course. Have not been able to contact Chris. Will continue to follow up with Mark Tyseen. 5.2.3 Club’s PO Box The new one has been open and letters have been sent out to various regular mailers advising of our change of address. The club needs to update its address in various formats – website, magazine, club sticker, club logo, Consumer Affairs, VicRoads, and the State Library of Victoria

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COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES 6. Correspondence 6.1 In Membership renewal advice Magazines from various 4WD and automotive clubs. 4WD Victoria Raffle 2012 2012/13 membership stickers Reminder to pick up extra copies of TrackWatch (Dale will pick up at the Club Presidents’ meeting). Advertising material Just Cars Geelong Revival motoring festival. Subaru 4WD of Queensland – 2 copies of the High Country DVD. Club clothing supplier – request for feedback. 6.2 Out Various – notification of change of address. 4WD Victoria – regarding Club Presidents’ meeting. 7 Reports 7.1 Resources Clothing orders – have had some size conversion issues with some of the fitted clothing. Trying to resolve issue with an outstanding jacket. Will need to be careful in future with any fitted clothing orders. 7.2 Trip and Social See elsewhere in the magazine for details. Night trip – have 5 participants. Leisurefest – as the club is not having a stand, the club has offered to help man the 4WD Victoria stand. Anyone interested in assisting needs to contact Damian. Goldfields Date has been brought forward a week. Have seven vehicles attending. Need to roll up Saturday morning. The navigation run will take 2 to 2½ hours in the afternoon. Evening meal will be at a local pub. Grampians Have 6 vehicles / 10 people so far. Peter is doing a pre-trip this weekend.

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COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES Club Christmas party Other suggestions for location include Brisbane Ranges, You Yangs, Wonthaggi mine, Mount Sugarloaf/Cathedral Ranges, Mount Macedon. Need a volunteer to organise the party. Post Christmas trip – exact route yet to be determined. Simpson Desert – 3 weeks in May/June/July 2013. 7.3 Venue See details elsewhere in the magazine. September meeting – Greg Smith is yet to be confirmed. Will get contact details from Damian. Photographic competition Photographs to be submitted electronic or on a common print size – agreed that it be done electronically. Rules and categories of competition will be established beforehand. Suggested presentations for 2013 – Telstat, Flexi-Tank water bladders, Hema/Magellan. Jamie has kindly donated various items for door prizes. Also received a donation from the club clothing supplier. 7.4 Membership One membership renewal. This leaves 3 memberships not yet renewed. 7.5 Editor A large number of members are now printing their own magazine and forgoing a hard copy. Cost of printing for the August magazine was $48. Suggestion was made that a little teaser be put in the distribution email as to what is happening at the next meeting or some upcoming trip highlight. 7.6 Treasurer Current bank account balance is $2,316.05. 7.7 Secretary Nothing to report. 7.8 Vice-President No report was submitted (due to Jessica jetting off overseas). 7.9 President No report was submitted (due to Damian jetting off overseas – on the same plane as Jessica but not to the same destination).

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COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES 8. General Business File/photograph/presentation/etc sharing – should the club setup an online “dropbox” to make the sharing of such information within the committee and the club much easier? Stephen will investigate and setup. 9. Next Meeting will be held on Tuesday, 2nd October 2012 at 7:30pm at the home of Martin Foot. 10. Meeting closed at 9:30pm.

VMS Off road software showing part of the Strezlecki track

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, mob: 0429 942 724. Page: 22


FOUR WHEEL DRIVE VICTORIA TRAINING CALENDAR September 2012 Friday 21st OziExplorer Course (OZ120921) – Nth Balwyn Saturday 22nd First Aid Course (FA120915) – Nth Balwyn Thursday 27th Proficiency Course (PC120929) Theory - Nth Balwyn Saturday 29th Proficiency Course (PC120929) Practical – Werribee October 2012 Friday 12th Proficiency Course (PC121013) Theory - Nth Balwyn Saturday 13th Proficiency Course (PC121013) Practical – Werribee Thursday 18th Intermediate 4WD Course (IN121020) Theory - Nth Balwyn Saturday 20th Intermediate 4WD Course (IN121020) Practical – TBA Saturday 20th Winch Recovery Course (WR121020) Practical – TBA Sunday 21st On Road Towing Course (TO121021) - Altona Thursday 25th Proficiency Course (PC121027) Theory - Nth Balwyn Saturday 27th Proficiency Course (PC121027) Practical – Werribee November 2012 Friday 9th Proficiency Course (PC121111) Theory - Nth Balwyn Sunday 11th Proficiency Course (PC121111) Practical – Werribee Wednesday 14th 4WD Driver Awareness Course (DA121114) - TBA Friday 16th Map Reading and Into to GPS Course (MR121116) – Nth Balwyn Saturday 17th Advanced 4X4 Driver Training Course (AD121117) – Tallarook Sunday 18th Advanced 4X4 Driver Training Course (AD121117) – Tallarook Friday 23rd Ladies 4X4 Course (LC121125) Theory - Nth Balwyn Sunday 25th Ladies 4X4 Course (LC121125) Practical – Werribee Thursday 29th GPS Course (GPS121129) – Nth Balwyn Friday 30th Proficiency Course (PC121202) Theory - Nth Balwyn 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. Page: 23


Subaru 4WD Club of Vic magazine - Sept 2012  
Subaru 4WD Club of Vic magazine - Sept 2012  

The monthly magazine of the Subaru 4WD Club of Victoria Inc., online version, September 2012 edition

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