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April 2009

SUBARU 4WD NEWS

Meetings of THE SUBARU 4WD CLUB of WESTERN AUSTRALIA INC. are normally held at 7.30pm on the second Tuesday of each month at the Wembley Community Centre (Joan Watters Building) 40 Alexander Street, WEMBLEY W.A. Subaru 4WD Web Site: http://www.subaru4wdclubwa.asn.au

SUBARU 4WD CLUB of WESTERN AUSTRALIA INC P.O. BOX 434, SOUTH PERTH, W.A. 6951


SUBARU 4WD CLUB NEWS 2009 COMMITTEE PRESIDENT:

John Cahill

(Home Phone) 0439 922 338

president@subaru4wdclubwa.asn.au

SECRETARY:

Robert Griffiths

9250-6270

secretary@subaru4wdclubwa.asn.au

TREASURER:

Tony Richards

9386-7705

treasurer@subaru4wdclubwa.asn.au

SOCIAL ORGANISER:

Keith Wilcox

9344-6830

TRIPS CO-ORDINATOR:

Josan Moss

9341-1446

Jim Wilcox

9306-8222

EDITOR:

editor@subaru4wdclubwa.asn.au

COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

David Peck Keith Low Wendy Griffiths Tom Minto Ian Johnson

9275-5617 9459-3358 9250-6270 9382-4678 9448-5419

MERCHANDISE:

Tony Richards

9386-7705

Karl Boeing

9341-5087

WEB MASTER:

webmaster@subaru4wdclubwa.asn.au

4WD ASSOC DELEGATE: Tony Richards

9386-7705

M’SHIP CO-ORDINATOR: Keith Low

9459-3358

membership@subaru4wdclubwa.asn.au

PROPERTY OFFICER:

Geoff Hayden

9447-5698

Club member of the year 2008: David Peck LIFE MEMBERS Fred Offer, Keith Anderson, Jonel Householder, Ray Stewart, Ian Johnson, Peter Andruszkiw and Ron Caunce. Page 2


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Presidents Report, March 2009 This 30th year is turning out to be very social with what is becoming a very full program of events and activities. As reported by Paul Newsome the Subaru 4WD club continues to keep good company at the fore with the long wine and nibbles tradition upheld at Green Head. It was a great weekend with lots of sun, snorkelling and a bit of off road but no fish!. Thank you for your support and company for the event. Also a thank you for Greg Reinikka for running the Fishing trip in January despite there only being one Subaru (mine) on the trip Fiddles and Nibbles was very well attended as well with quite a few cars getting secondary battery cabling installed in preparation for those longer trips. We also had quite a few people who just came along for the nibbles and the company as well as a couple of potential new members. Thank you Jim and Christine for your hospitality and assistance in putting all this wire through the cars in unique and obscure ways! We are still hoping to develop some more trip leaders who can lead us to new places, or even old places in a new way/time. Last weekend we had the trip to Moore river National Park, co-lead by David Peck and Jim Wilcox acting as mentor– both of whom have lead trips recently before. Perhaps if you do not want to just put your hand up for a trip why not call up one of the leaders for the upcoming trips to act as apprentice in planning the trip or doing the pre-trip We had our two visitors from the Fiddles and Nibbles as well as new members David and Trish McNamara in their, what was, nicely clean, pearlescent Outback. It was not quite the same at the end of the trip! We have finally had some response from the Australian Four Wheel Drive Association regarding their Environmental/Community Service Awards 2009. They are seeking an entry in the near future. In line with the support given at the last meeting to our entry, we will go forward and make an entry for our work at Lochada which has been so admirably lead by Reg Woods over

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SUBARU 4WD CLUB NEWS the years. We have scheduled the last week/long weekend of September as the time we will be up there and doing our bit. It would be good if we could count on many members to be in attendance to help us to really push the project along. Reg is enquiring of DEC tasks that need to be done in addition to the completion of the signage about the properties. So mark the week/end into your Calendars as one not to be missed.! Don’t forget to come along for the Britax presentation at this month’s meeting on car lighting options and enhancements. Next month we will have Keith Low’s slide show. Best Regards – John Cahill

TRIP CO-ORDINATOR’S REPORT April I am back in my hot seat. Talking of hot, as I write it is 2.30pm Sunday 28th March and unexpectedly I have some free time this afternoon on a mild 26c day (not hot). Unexpected as this morning I was enjoying the day with fellow subarusters on Dave Peck and Jim Wilcox’s Moore River trip. About 11.30 am I was recovering from getting bogged twice and happily looking forward to our lunch break when I noticed the temperature gauge was just about to burst through the extreme red part of the dial! After an inspection by those who know what they are doing under a car bonnet, I was sadly limping home with a hot radiator with no fans working. Hot was the operative word, or overheated to be technical. But after nine maintenance-free, no problem fun trip years, I am not complaining, and after surgery will be back out there very quickly. We had another productive March committee gathering and events are now planned for the second and even third quarter of the year, so you can plan well ahead. Listed below are some interesting and purely pleasurable trips which I hope will attract lots of interest and enthusiastic participation: Monday April 27th – ANZAC Day Social BBQ in the Park – see promo for details Sunday May 10th – Julimar Conservation Park – Trip Leader, Tony Richards -see promo for details Sunday May 17th – Simon’s Swanney Sojourn – (already full, see Page 4


SUBARU 4WD CLUB of W.A. INC promo for meeting point and time etc) LWE, Saturday May 30th – Monday June 1st – Simpson’s Farewell – Trip Leader, John Cahill. Come and give the Simpson Desert group a supportive farewell before they disappear beyond the black stump! See trip promo for details. Saturday evening social 20th June – Indian Restaurant. Test your taste buds! – See promo for details Details for following trips will appear in the magazine nearer the time: Sunday 12th July – Fremantle Gaol social day Sunday 19th July – Mundaring Powerlines – Trip Leader, Peter Andruszkiw Sunday 2nd August – Dwellingup/Nanga 4WD Heritage Trail – Trip Leader, Tom Minto Friday 21st- - Sunday 23rd August – Western Flora Wildflowers – Trip Leader, Keith Wilcox LWE, Saturday 26th September – Monday 28th September – Lochada Today it was great to see new members Dave and Trish and visitors Carol, Richard and Jack ,so welcome aboard to all. So get your diary out and plan some trips! Look forward to seeing you out there. Josan Checking of Josan’s car found the main fan relay missing from the fuse box so the fan could not operate. She has no idea how it came to be removed or how long ago it might have happened. A mystery indeed. THE VIEWS EXPRESSED IN THIS MAGAZINE ARE NOT NECESSARILY THOSE HELD BY THE SUBARU 4WD CLUB OF W.A. INC. Please send articles to the Editor by the Thursday before the end of the month (earlier is better). Email: editor@subaru4wdclubwa.asn.au in Word format or plain text; Subaru 4WD Club WA Website: http://www.subaru4wdclubwa.asn.au Page 5


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TRIP PROMOTIONS/INFORMATION Swan Valley – Sunday 17 May This event has proved very popular and unfortunately all the seats have been taken. The planning of the itinerary is underway and will undoubtedly include a few wineries plus a few eateries. The lunch venue is still to be looked into and a decision will be made at the next committee meeting. All participants will be sent details of menu’s and costs. If anyone wants to put their name down as reserve in case of a withdrawal please let me know.

Date: Time: Where to meet: Cost: Contact:

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Sunday 17 May 10.00 am Lake Monger Reserve car park, Powis St, Wembley $12 for bus, plus lunch etc. Keith Wilcox 9344 6830


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Tropical Tour May General Meeting Guest Speaker – Keith Low After one false alarm, it is really on this time! Come along to the May General Meeting on Tuesday 12 May and take a ‘proxy’ tour of Australia’s fabulous tropical north. Keith will present a slide show summary of his and Jo’s 6 months travelling through the Kimberley, Top End, Gulf Country and Cape York during 2008. Whether you’ve been there and want to reminisce, are thinking about it and want ideas and inspiration, or simply enjoy looking at great photos, this is not to be missed. See you there.

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BBQ in the Park – Monday 27 April Anzac day seems a perfect opportunity to have an Aussie BBQ lunch in a park. The park chosen is Beaton Park at the end of the The Esplanade in Dalkeith, UBD map 307 (enter off the Broadway in Crawley). It is usually quieter than the Matilda Bay BBQ’s so hopefully we will not have too long a wait. Starting from 11.00 am with nibbles to share and lunch when we feel like it. After the meal I am suggesting that those who wish can ride off the calories on their bikes along the foreshore.

Date: Monday 27 April Time: From 11.00 am. Where to meet:: Beaton Park, The Esplanade, Dalkeith. What to bring: Everything required for a BBQ, nibbles to share, drinks, Bicycle (optional). Contact: Keith Wilcox 9344 6830

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Easter 2009 – D’Entrecasteaux National Park Plans for the Easter trip to the D’Entrecasteaux National Park on the south coast are well underway. The base for this trip will be the DEC hut at Yeagarup Lake, near the major sand dune system south west of Pemberton. This will make an excellent base from which to explore the south coast beaches between the Warren and Donnelly Rivers, the Yeagarup dunes themselves, and some of the beautiful areas in the nearby karri forest. We will also try and fit in a trip to Lake Jasper, and even a spot of salmon fishing for any one interested. Where and When Meet at the Gateway Shopping Centre (Kwinana Fwy & Beeliar Dve) at 8:30 am on 10 April 2009. Return by 7 pm on 13 April. What to bring Normal camping gear and food for 3 nights (tents optional due to availability of hut), tyre gauge & compressor, sun screen, warm clothes, camera, CBs (anyone without a CB please advise me ASAP). It is a National Park so NO PETS please. Charges There are nominal charges for entry to the national park and for camping, which will be approximately $50/couple. The Club will also be paying a bond for use of the hut so it must be respected and looked after by all attendees. Cut Off Date Please note that due to healthy early nominations for the trip, and the need to pre-pay fees and bond to DEC, the cut-off date for interest is 20 March. Keith Low

9459 3358

k_low@iprimus.com.au.

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RESTAURANT MEAL SATURDAY 20/6/09 I have made a booking at Mela Indian restaurant for 7 pm. Price range for mains is typically around $15 to $20 per person. The cuisine is (unsurprisingly) Indian. Mela is located at 428 William St Northbridge opposite the Perth mosque. Fully licenced and B.Y.O. wine only though corkage is $6.50 per bottle I will need to confirm final numbers with the restaurant by the date of the June Club meeting (9/6/09). If you wish to attend please put your details on the booking sheet. Tom Minto (9382 4678)

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Sunday 10 May 2009 The plan is to wander through Julimar Conservation Park. Depending on the time taken to do this, we may also wander through the north side of Avon Valley National Park.Julimar Conservation Park, which lies between Toodyay and Bindoon, comprises a 28,317 hectare tract of bushland. It is managed by DEC.It is a hot spot for reintroduced native fauna. Species reintroduced in the last decade and now breeding prolifically include chuditch, woylies, quendas and brush-tailed possums.The 4WD’ing is expected to be easy. Meet:

Gingers Roadhouse (Gull Service Station), Great Northern Highway, Upper Swan.

Time:

9.15 for 9.30am start.

Bring:

a full tank of petrol, food for lunch, water etc. Contact: Tony Richards- Ph: 9386 7705(H)

The Julimar 'Anthill', a small laterite butte west of Julimar Brook, May 2004.

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Simpsons Farewell Tour 30/5-1/6/09 Come join those of us who would like to go on the Simpson Desert run with Simon but have to stay at home. The plan is to travel out with the Simpson Desert trekkers and join them at their first bush camp at Wheel Camp, just West of Coolgardie. On Sunday we will break camp and go into Kalgoorlie to look over the side of the Super Pit Look Out and take morning tea at one of the other attractions in Kalgoorlie. Thereafter head north to Menzies for lunch and wander around the old buildings at Menzies. After that we head west to Lake Ballard for a mid afternoon stroll around the 51 Antony Gormley statues commissioned for the 2003 Perth International Arts Festival.

The sculptures stand scattered over 10 square kilometres of the salt lake. After the sculptures the plan is to head down to Ullaring Rock and camp at the site where Sir Earnest Giles fought off a band of aborigines in 1875. On the Monday we make our way back down to Coolgardie via the back road and then home, arriving in Perth possibly about 7pm. It will be cold bush camping for two nights so bring everything and allow for cold early morning starts. Don’t forget your camera. Exact departure time and location has yet to be finalised – probably about 8am from the Midland Train station car park. If you are interested please send me an email and/or put your names down on the trip sheet at the meetings. John Cahill – 0439 922 338 president@subaru4wdclubwa.asn.au

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TRIP & SOCIAL REPORTS Green Head – Day 1 – Saturday 28 February 2009 Dave Peck (and his son Jason) and I met just after 9.00 at the Muchea playground on the corner of Station Street and the Brand Highway at Muchea. There was just the 2 of us. As we were being charged by the Green Head Caravan Park for a minimum of 3 nights, a number of other members had left on Friday. Others were travelling up separately on Saturday. We stopped for morning tea at Badgingarra, then on to Green Head, arriving at about 11.30. The only real thing of interest on the way up was the wind farm – huge single blades rotating slowly, generating power solely from the wind. I think they’re great! After lunch, I put up my tent. A few spots of rain fell, which wasn’t good, but it was only a brief passing shower. In hindsight, I should have waited until the shower had passed and then my tent would not have got wet at all. I’ve been caught like that before – you see a shower coming and you race to put up your tent before it arrives. You get your tent up, the shower arrives, your tent is soaked and then the shower passes on with no more rain to be seen. Next time I’ll wait! At about 2.30, most of the group left the camp to explore. Our first stop was Grigson’s lookout. Grigson was a local farmer whose family has farmed locally for 3 generations. From the lookout, apart from ocean views, you get can see a number of salt lakes. These salt lakes are part of a chain that runs along the coast for 45 kilometres. A few thousand years ago, when the sea level was much higher, the lakes were lagoons connected to the ocean. From the lookout, we Page 13


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9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 SCHOOL AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS School Holidays: April 10th-29th July3-20 Public holidays: April 10,13th ,27th, June 1st Potential members are most welcome to come along on any Club activities before joining. Please phone the Trip Leader for further information. Register with the trip leader if you are wanting to join a trip or social. Also contact the trip leader if you have to cancel, as we don’t want to wait for someone who does not turn up! Some trips are ideas only and may be subject to change. Some of the later trips need trip leaders – volunteers please.

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SUBARU 4WD CLUB NEWS then headed for North Head. To get to North Head, you take the road to the Sandy Cape Recreation Park. Both the Park and North Head are part of the Jurien Bay Marine Park. It didn’t take us long to get to the Park. From the local council’s website: “Sandy Cape is a white beach in a small sheltered bay accessible by a good track off the Indian Ocean Road, just north of Jurien Bay. Sandy Cape Recreation park is situated on Australia's Coral Coast on the cape between Jurien Bay and Greenhead. A well constructed track gives access to the park from the Indian Ocean Drive, 13km north of Jurien Bay. The white sandy beaches offer a magnificent beachfront campsite with many activities to enjoy such as swimming, snorkelling, beach fishing or bush walking along the tracks provided through the native vegetation. Licensed road vehicles are also permitted in the park and are allowed to use the beach between the high and low water line. If relaxing is more your thing then there’s plenty of room to lie on the beach and sunbake or stroll along the shoreline and admire the beautiful scenery. Dogs are permitted in the park but must kept on a lead at all times and contained within your campsite at night. The speed limit in the park is 10km per hour and there is a full time ranger and caretaker on site at all times in the park. Relax and enjoy your stay in one of nature’s pristine environments by the sea!” The Sandy Cape Recreation Park is definitely worth keeping in mind as a future camping destination. Then on to North Head. There were only 4 cars by then – Keith, John, Dave and I. The track was sandy, but didn’t present any problems. We passed a few nice views on the way and some nice camping spots. Page 16


SUBARU 4WD CLUB of W.A. INC When we arrived at the carpark (yes, there was actually a car park at the end of the sandy 4WD track), we found that we had the place to ourselves. It was well worth visiting. Apart from North Head itself, the Bartle monument (Robert Bartle died from a shark attack at North Head in 1967) and the concrete bun-

kers, all of which you can access, the water was great and we spent some time snorkelling. It was a uneventful trip back to camp, except for some strange noises coming from Dave’s suspension. Thankfully, they sorted themselves out. We arrived back at camp at about 5.45, just in time for nibbles, a glass or two of wine and some good conversation – all very pleasant thank you very much! Then a few snags cooked on the park BBQ for dinner, more conversation and, before you knew it, people were heading off to bed. It had been a good day. Thanks to all for participating and to John for organising the trip. Tony Richards.

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Stockyard Gully Feb 28th - Mar 2nd 2009 Having been the first to arrive at Greenhead Caravan Park, which was surprising as we were the only ones towing a caravan, we quickly set up our van for an enjoyable weekend. We were closely followed by Wendy and Rob who went about setting up their ‘Taj Mahal’, Robs words not mine, in pretty gusty conditions, and then three more Subarus gradually turned up, including our trip leader John Cahill who informed us that the others would be coming the next morning. By noon the next day the rest of our group had arrived and it was decided to go off and do some exploring, so five Foresters including ourselves headed up towards Jurien Bay and then turned left up into Grigson’s Lookout, parking in the car park. We all then walked up to the Memorial to soak in and take pictures of the magnificent views across North Head and Jurien Bay itself. We then proceeded back onto Indian Ocean Drive and then after doing a U-Turn turned left up to Sandy Cape and the free camping area where we found lots of people enjoying the hot day and the pristine swimming beach. Here we decided to split with the group and stay around the beach, while three others went off to do some 4WD driving. After an enjoyable time paddling and swimming we then turned back to the caravan park. On Sunday we commenced our trip to Stockyard Gully Caves proceeding along Indian Ocean Drive, through Leeman and turning right into Coolimba-Eanabba Rd and then about 5kms later we turned right into Pearsons Track. With John leading our convoy of seven Subaru’s we picked our way along a sandy and rocky track. Along the way there was talk on the radios on whether we should have deflated tyres and certainly a few people commented on the rocks clattering underneath their vehicles. About halfway along our car Page 18


SUBARU 4WD CLUB of W.A. INC got bogged, probably due to not going fast enough through the sand and after a few unsuccessful attempts had to pile on the revs and reverse out, at the cost of a lot of smoke and a burning clutch. Bit of a learning curve there! We then reached the cave and proceeded on foot along the dried up creek bed to the entrance. We could see why stockmen had used it for shelter, dry and cool after the heat and flies. Also a torch was a necessity because without one you couldn't see your hand in front of your face! After reaching the other end, we all took pictures, particularly of the huge bee nests on the rocky outcrop and then made our way back and out of the caves and back into our cars driving further along the track, the condition of which became easier until we made Cockleshell Gully Rd. Then it was back onto the tarmac and back along Greenhead Rd to the caravan park. We were also introduced to the Subaru 4wd club tradition of drinks and nibbles late in the afternoon, of everybody taking a little something to eat and particularly on Sunday night watching the sun go down. One final note before we sign off; Derek and the Renegades wish to be remembered for their side trip to Leeman in which they spotted a huge Stingray approaching nearby swimmers. They described it as being at least a metre across. What we need is evidence Derek‌‌.evidence. Paul and Jenny Newsome Page 19


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Moore River National Park trip Sunday 29th March, A view from a visitor, new to the black art of 4wheel driving I had been to the nibbles and Fiddles outing at Jim’s and everybody seemed very nice and relaxed and Moore Rivers sounded a bit of a doddle. Just drive up the coast a bit and a romp on the beach at the point where the river meets the sea. Too easy, I thought. Too easy was right! Ten cars set out from Jim’s at the appointed hour. After running along various sandy tracks we arrived at the sand playground, hill lined with thick soft sand. A few drivers made it look like child’s play up and down, but a little voice within said ‘No, don’t be stupid’ so I ignored the siren calls from other club members of ‘give it a go’. I played with my new equipment, compressor and gauge and handed over driving to my son Jack. He made it look easy as we rolled like a pig at sea through soft sand drifts. When my turn came to take the reins I found it not as easy as it looked. My beautiful Forester had developed a mind of its own and wanted to go its own way. After several tips from helpful fellow travelers I was making good progress until a really spiteful rut stopped me in Page 20


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my tracks, literally. After frantic reversing and digging out we were off again, only to be stopped again. Outback Dave, as the driver behind me in the convoy became known as, helped us get going again. After stops for morning tea and we were on the move again. I was starting to enjoy the run now. I could not believe how the cars danced over the rough surfaces if the right speed could be conjured up. Most of the drivers were obviously well-versed in this and the convoy made good time around the sandy course. A yobbo in a Nissan Navara ute, with high pitched voice and limited vocabulary passed the time of day with us over channel 17 of the radio. This picture was taken by my son Jack on his phone as I noticed the high voiced one driving straight at us! As we enjoyed our ice creams at a cafe out in the middle of nowhere at the end of the trip, I asked Dave the trip leader about club merchandise. I had noticed the flash yellow club shirts and Subaru club stickers and told him I would like to purchase the window sticker that read I survived a day out with the Subaru 4wd drive club. As Jack and I headed for home we had a few laughs about what we had learned that day and both of us spoke of the buzz of driving the little car in the bush. All in all, a memorable day for both of us. Thanks to all the helpful club members for their advice and friendship and loan of a radio and helping hands when needed. WE LOVED IT. Richard Page 21


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TENT ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS TO EXTEND THE ROOM ON GROUND. TO MOUNT THE FIBER ARCHES. TO INTRODUCE 2 LARGE FIBER ARCHES BY THE GUIDE THAT ARE CROSSED IN THE FORM OF AN X. TO INTRODUCE THE TOPS OF THE ARCHES IN THE HOLES OF THE BASES ARCHING THE ARCHES. TO FIX THE SHOP TO THE GROUND WITH THE PICKAXES USING THE OTHERS HOLES OF THE BASES. TO COVER WITH THE ROOF AND TO FIX THIS TO THE GROUND WITH THE PICKAXES AND WINDS. IF WISHES TO USE THE DOOR AS ADVANCE CAN MOUNT IT WITH THE STEEL BARS AS BASES AND TO FIX IT WITH THE WINDS. Sound familiar? Guess where it is made. Guess its price range. Amazingly, the fore fotoz doo not mace the gob anee ezzier. May I also type that this was extremely difficult to type! Might qualify for a clubly rewarder. Cheers, Ian J.

Free Tyres Free + MORE 1 x Bridgestone Dueler H/T 205/70R 15(original equipment). 1 plugged puncture, 40% tread remains). 1 x Bridgestone Turanza ER30 215/60R 16 (road pattern, 30% tread remains). Subaru size.Both very good second (6th) spare tyres. Phone to collect: - Ian 0419 936 566 Trigg More Free Tyres 2 x Geolander G900 215/60 R16 Factory fit standard tyre for MY06 Forester, both with some tread left. Phone David Peck on 92755617 Page 23


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THE SUBARU 4WD CLUB OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA INC. Minutes Of the Meeting Held On Tuesday 10 March 2009 at the Joan Watters Centre, Wembley. Meeting Opened: 7:37 pm. In Attendance: 17 members. Apologies: Chris Wilcox, Anne Newton, Keith & Jo Low Visitors: Peter Constable Previous Minutes: Approved as per mag copy.(Karl,Stuart Knot) Business arising: Nil. 1. Letter Town of Cambridge - Confirmation for room hire for next 6 months 2. Invoice - Australia Post - Post box charge $75 3. Magazine - Suba News (Qld) March 4. Magazine - Suba News (Qld) February 5. Magazine - Subaru 4wd club Vic - March 6. Magazine - Twin Diffs - March 7. Magazine - Bull Sheet SA - March 8. Statement - Westpac $5653.83 9. Invoice - Town of Cambridge Room Hire $48 10. Invoice - Expo print Mag Print $154

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SUBARU 4WD CLUB of W.A. INC Correspondence out: 1. Bushfire appeal donation $100 as per GM motion. 2. Advertising renewals sent out (Challenge/Subaru/Subaru Osborne Park) Business arising: Nil. Treasurer’s report: Reconciled Bank Balance (@28/2/09): $5,553.83 Add Petty Cash: $ 26.00 TOTAL FUNDS AVAILABLE $5,579.83 Accounts paid since month end: Nil Accounts payable: Nil Received/Receivable: Refund of Deposit – Green Head - $90.00 Accepted (Jim,Dave) Merchandise – Merchandise – polo shirts without pocket = $23.00; with pocket = $27.00 (medium and large only). Jackets = $35.00 and beanies = $11.00. Long sleeve shirts – not in our colour; not yet. 4WD Association a) Because Alcoa is expanding its mines in the Lane Pool Reserve area and this expansion will involving blasting and noise, Lane Pool Reserve, which takes in Baden Powell and Icy Creek, will be closed temporarily for up to 2 years. b) The new DEC Parks and Visitors Service Co-Ordinator is James Ridley, who is also the Ranger for the Perth Hills District. His phone number is 9295 9136. c) Logue Brook Dam is open to boats. d) No Clubs interested in doing spots on 6PR. e) Association has given up special Association number plate licence – only 12 sold in the last 4 years. f) Mark seeking names of members willing to do PR spots on short notice. g) National 4WD Council – Award Scheme. Also signs are going to be erected on CSR asking whether travellers have a permit. h) Keep Australia Beautiful Council has put forward a suggestion for an “Adopt a Spot” campaign. i) Durba Springs Dunny Project is going to be brought forward to April 6-21. j) AAS is now revised and approved and is waiting to be published. The standards are only intended to apply to professional groups. k) Agreed to donate $1,000.00 to the Victorian Bushfire appeal. l) Kaarakin (322 Mills Road East Gosnells) – all up and running and signing of the MOU will be on 14th March and invitations will be sent to Presidents, DEC, Ray Harris and Nick Underwood AAS, Rob Robson and representa-

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SUBARU 4WD CLUB of W.A. INC tives from the Black Cockatoo Preservation Society. Open Day will be held at a later date m) Agreed to commit $1,500.00 for the purchase of a computer including software and also authorise up to $4,500.00 to purchase office requirements for Kaarakin. Membership: 45 + 7 life members The bi-annual membership list will go out the next mag. Magazine: All is well, please keep sending in the trip reports. Lodgement to be by the Friday prior to the First Tuesday of the month. Note that the magazine is usually available on the web site 3 days prior to home delivery. Trips and Social: - 2nd quarter of year is now organized - Easter - D'Entrecasteaux National Park - promo in mag, limit to number of people, so book early - End of March - Day trip to Moore River (Dave & Jim) - 30 May Trip to see off Simpson Desert group for the LWE - 10 May Day trip to Nanga 4wd circuit - Promo in next months mag. - 19th July Powerlines (Peter to lead) - 22 Mar - Fiddles and nibbles - 27 Apr BBQ in park - see mag - 17 May - Bus social trip - 10 June - Meal - See mag - 12 July - Freo prison tunnels tour. - 22-21 Aug - Western Flora Caravan park. Promo will be in mag Property Peter has come across an old relic toilet seat - decision was to dispose of it (we have the 2 thunder boxes) Book on GPS's donated to club. General Business: Discussion hold in if we should submit to the National 4wd environmental awardThis will need a volunteer to prepare the submission. - General support to the idea was given. Discussion regarding a couple currently doing a world tour in a Forester, Dave has left club contact details on their web site, along with a general invite to come to a meeting (and hopefully talk). General reminder to all attending to sign in. Meeting Closed: 8.14pm

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