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October 2010

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 2010 COMMITTEE PRESIDENT:

John Cahill

(Home Phone) 0439 922 338

president@subaru4wdclubwa.asn.au

SECRETARY:

Tony Richards( Acting) 9386-7705 secretary@subaru4wdclubwa.asn.au

TREASURER:

Keith Wilcox

9344-6830

treasurer@subaru4wdclubwa.asn.au

SOCIAL ORGANISER:

Tom Minto

9382-4678

TRIPS CO-ORDINATOR:

Josan Moss

9341-1446

EDITOR:

Joy Unno

0429473709

editor@subaru4wdclubwa.asn.au

COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

MERCHANDISE: WEB MASTER:

Jim Wilcox Keith Low Tony Richards

9306-8222 9459-3358 9386-7705

Ian Johnson

9448-5419

Tony Richards

9386-7705

Karl Boeing

9341-5087

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: Peter Andruszkiw/Simon Newton Club member of the year 2009: Tony Richards LIFE MEMBERS Fred Offer, Keith Anderson, Jonel Householder, Ray Stewart, Ian Johnson, Peter Andruszkiw and Ron Caunce. Page 2


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PRESIDENT’S REPORT October 2010 What a weekend we have just had down at the Stirling Ranges on the trip organised and planned by Nina and Ian. It was by far the biggest trip we have had in the last year or two with about 40 people present in either tent or chalet. We even had long lost life member Ray Stewart join us! It was a good mix of exercise, with a dash for some and plod for others to the top of Talyuberlup (What a great view from the top and a perfect day for it) tour through the mountains, a wild flower/orchids walk under the excellent and knowledgeable guidance of Nina and Ian and, to top it all off, the great company of the Subi club. The Retreat also put on presentations on the orchids and birds to be found around the Retreat. It was also great to have some of our new members and families along as well . We are also starting long range plans for some long trips over the Easter/Anzac Day period next year which run into one another. Watch the Trip Coordinator’s report and start reserving your holiday time. I also heard this month that we are starting to get the new diesel Forrester appearing in the line up of club vehicles with Peter Andruszkiw having just taken delivery of a new one. As we head towards the annual dinner, start sending in nominations and votes for the “Club Member of the Year”, “Trip Leader of the Year” and “Trip of the Year” awards and others as listed on the voting/nomination form I will sent out. If you can’t make it to the club meeting or have forgotten to post your nominations off, you can still participate by emailing the club secretary directly with your nominations and votes using the template with the template sent out by email. You can enter as many silly awards as you would like to submit (quite a few were suggested over the long weekend!) but you can only cast one vote for the Club Member, Trip Leader and Trip of the year award. Cheers, John Cahill. Page 3


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TRIP CO-ORDINATOR’S REPORT October Hi Folks Our first long weekend in what seems like an eternity was enjoyed by many club members at the Stirling Ranges. Although I couldn’t go due to family over from the UK, was good to hear the orchids and wildflowers were out, but, not surprisingly, the dry spell has had an impact. I have asked my family from the UK to do the rain dance for us! Now the warmer weather is around the corner I am looking forward to our summer season calendar of events. With the experience of the other committee members we always try to accommodate a variety of trips, but if you have a place that you have visited and would like to include it on the calendar please do let me, or anyone on the committee know, so we can discuss at one of the committee meetings and hopefully put it in the calendar. We are always appreciative of ideas and suggestions. Sometimes the trips and socials takes the longest part of the committee meeting; we discuss, decide, then change our minds, rearrange a couple of trips to another month, and then after all that, we think of a completely different location and start all over again! And during all of this discussion we have fun and laugh! This is what the new Trip Coordinator will be able to enjoy when the new committee is formed in a few weeks. Any takers....? Trips Organised so far as follows: Sat 23rd Oct – ANNUAL DINNER Sun 31st Oct – FIDDLES AND NIBBLES – Jim Wilcox Sun 7th Nov – Mundaring Meander – Tom Minto 12th -14th Nov 4WD SHOW Sat 20th Nov – Bush Dance – see promo Sun 28th Nov – Lancelin Dunes – Peter Andruszkiw Sat 4th Dec – XMAS PARTY – Simon and Anne Newton’s residence Wed 26th Dec – 3rd Jan – Three Amigos, Three Bights Sun Jan 9th – Beach Run – Peter Andruszkiw Wed 26th Jan – Sun 30th Jan Extended Long weekend – Location tba Sun 13th Feb, Picnic by the river Sun 20th Feb Day trip, somewhere – details to be confirmed See you out there….Josan

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TRIP PROMOTIONS / INFORMATION TONY’S TOODYAY TRIP – SUNDAY 10/10/10 The plan is to wander through the north side of Avon Valley National Park (DEC fees apply - $11.00), with a possible diversion through Julimar Conservation Park, before finishing at Toodyay with (time permitting) an 8km (16km return) drive down Cobbler Pool Road alongside the Avon. The Avon Valley National Park is an almost 4,800 hectare reserve which lies on the transition between the jarrah forest of the south, and the drier north country. The upland in the park is forested with jarrah, marri and powderbark, and the valleys with wandoo. The Avon River, named Golguler by the Nyoongar people of the Darling Range, is fringed with flooded gum. It runs through the centre of the park and becomes a turbulent flood in winter, rushing down to join the Swan River in Walyunga National Park. Avon Valley National Park was declared in 1970. In the early days, the area was known for the hide-out of Joseph Bolitho Johns (alias Moondyne Joe), WA’s most infamous bush ranger, whose exploits began after his first escape from the Toodyay lockup in 1861. His cave and corral were located in the north of what is now the park, but have been all but destroyed by successive bushfires. 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) or 9415 5616(W)

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TRIP PROMOTIONS / INFORMATION ANNUAL DINNER Saturday 23 October 2010

The venue this year is the Greenhills Inn, just off the Quairading York Road 19 km east of York, allow 1½ to 2 hours from Perth. By now you should have booked your accommodation at the Inn or places nearby. Remember if you are staying at the Inn they have asked for a $40.00 non refundable deposit payable 7 days before arrival i.e. Saturday 16 October. Caravans, camper trailers & tents are welcome at a cost of $5.00 per person for usage of camp showers (camping area is not powered). Menu is as follows and will be $38/head, money to be collected on the night. Breakfast will be available from $7.00 to $15.00 pp. I require your choice of meal at the general meeting or by Saturday 16 October at the latest and please advise me if you are caravanning or camping at the Inn. Keith Wilcox 9344 6830, 0413 266 245 treasurer@subaru4WDclubwa.asn.au Page 6


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MENU EntrĂŠe Homemade Soup of the Day Served with crusty bread or Garlic Prawns Served with rice Main Grilled Barramundi Topped with tomato, onion & cheese or Steak with Mushroom Sauce Porterhouse steak with a creamy mushroom sauce Served with seasonal vegetables Dessert Mandarin Cheesecake or Mississippi Mud Cake and Tea/Coffee

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TRIP PROMOTIONS / INFORMATION FIDDLES & NIBBLES Sunday 31st October Are there any jobs that you would like to do on your car and maybe need a bit of guidance to achieve them? Well this is the idea of the day. It allows you to get in there and tackle projects that you otherwise may not do. I have a fairly well equipped workshop with a hoist which will allow the tackling of most jobs. If you will require quite a bit of help, or a large project, please organise this beforehand so that I have an idea of what resources are required. No jobs? Just come for lunch or a chat. B.Y.O. everything BBQ supplied if required to cook on. Time: 9am onwards Address: 218 Lakelands Drive, Gnangara (corner Sydney Road) Call Jim: 0419040969 Page 9


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MUNDARING MEANDER Sunday November 7th This Social Event is centred round the consumption of food and drink in good company during a laid back day in the Perth Hills . The concept is to firstly meet at an excellent patisserie and coffee shop in Gooseberry Hill at around 10.30 am. You can enjoy an hour or so of chat over coffee with fellow club members. Travel along the scenic Mundaring Weir Road from Kalamunda towards Mundaring. The Hills should be beautiful at this point in early Summer with wildflowers still present. The plan is to stop off at South Ledge which overlooks the Weir and water catchment. Then it's off to the pub (Mundaring Weir Hotel) for lunch. People are welcome to come and go as they please either just for the morning or just for lunch or for the whole day. When: Sunday November 7th Meet at: “Le Croissant Du Moulin” Gooseberry Hill Village Centre, 169 Railway Rd ( opposite Lenori Road) 10.30 am to around 11.30 am. OR Mundaring Weir Hotel from 12.30ish Any questions? Call Tom Minto on 9382 4678

2010 BUSH DANCE BODDINGTON RODEO GROUND (HAKEA TERRACE BODDINGTON)

WEEKEND of 20-21 st NOVEMBER 2010

“NUMGUTS BUSHDANCE BAND” Tickets: $25 per person ( Kids under 15 Free ) Loads of Camping Available… Gates Open: 12:00pm Saturday Entertainment From: 7:00pm

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NORNALUP - Australia Day 26-30 January 2011 With Australia Day being on a Wedesday it was decided to make a long, long weekend for those ‘lucky’ enough to be able to get the Thursday and Friday off. Nornalup is situated between Walpole and Denmark near the south coast. Camping will be at the Nornalup Eco park near the Valley of the Giants where a few of us stayed after Christmas 2008. They have powered and un-powered sites, showers etc but no camp kitchen. Activities planned will include a trip to the beach for fishing, swimming and snorkelling. A 4WD trip to the mouth of Broke Inlet and a trip to Denmark via the Valley of the Giants. I have tentatively booked 6 sites for the four nights and am asking those who are wanting to go to advise me of numbers and powered or unpowered site. Costs are: Adults $11 each per night un-powered, $22 each per night powered. Children $8 each per night. The Eco Park requires a commitment of full payment beforehand, as it is still school holidays and gets booked out, so I would request full payment by the December general meeting. For information on the Eco Park visit: www.valleyofthegiantsECOPARK.biz Keith Wilcox 9344 6830, 0413 266 245 treasurer@subaru4WDclubwa.asn.au

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TRIP PROMOTIONS / INFORMATION THREE AMIGOS, THREE BIGHTS! Join us on our third attempt to travel the section of The Great Australian Bight from Caiguna to Esperance following the old Overland Telegraph Line. This time we will run with 3 Trip Leaders, something I don’t think we have done before so between us we have plenty of experience to throw at it! Fantastic scenery along the cliff tops and beaches, this is a remote area camping trip where we take what we need, not what we want and we must be totally self sufficient. Once we leave Caiguna we will travel on limestone caprock and sand almost to Esperance. When. 26th Dec 2010 to 3rd Jan 2011 9 days. With a maximum of 10 cars this trip is expected to fill fast so do not delay in contacting any of the 3 Amigos: Keith Wilcox 93446830 Treasurer@subaru4wdclubwa.asn.au Tony Richards 93867705 tony.richards@q-net.net.au Simon Newton 94505953 newtons09@hotmail.com Or put down your name on the trip sheet at the meeting. If you wish to go but not in your car let us know as you may be able to join as a passenger.

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S Tue 5th: Committee Meeting 1 2 Sun 10th: Toodyay Trip –page 5 31 Tue 12th: General Meeting 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Sat 23rd: Annual Dinner –page 6 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Sun 31st: Fiddles & Nibbles-page 9 M

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December 2010 S Sat 4th Dec: Xmas Party– at the Newton’s place 1 2 3 4 Tue 7th: Committee Meeting 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Tue 14th: General Meeting 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Wed 26th-3rd Jan: 3 Amigos Bight Trip page 12 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 S

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January 2011 S Tue 4th: Committee Meeting Sun 9th: Beach Run 30 31 1 Tues 11: General Meeting 22 3 4 5 6 7 8 Wed 26th-Sun 30th: Nornalup LWE 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 page 11 S

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Tues 1st Committee Meeting Tue 8th General Meeting 1 22 3 4 5 Sun 13th: Picnic by the river 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Sun 20th: Day trip tba 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 SCHOOL AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS School Holidays: Sept 25-Oct 11, Dec18—Feb 2, 2011 Public holidays: Sept 27, Dec 27, 28, Jan 26, March 7 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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LANCELIN DUNES This is a trip for all members in all model 4WD Subarus (except unlifted Libertys or Imprezas). Outbacks have had a few front clearance problems in the past, so if these owners have any concerns please contact the trip leader. Also it pays to remove the plastic splash tray under the engine if it has not already been replaced with a sump guard. Prospective, new and existing members are all invited to learn the capabilities of their vehicle and their driving ability. We split into groups depending on experience and start off easy, progressing to something more challenging. It is a fun day in a safe area with experienced members who will give you advice on all facets of driving on sand including tyre pressures, choosing the right gear ratios and how to get out after getting stuck in the sand. Date:

Sunday 28th November.

Trip leader:

Peter Andruszkiw – 9440 4075 (H)

Time:

8.15am for an 8.30am departure. Do not be late.

Where to meet:

Light horse memorial trail car park on Wanneroo Road, approx 4km north of Joondalup Drive intersection. Lunch, drinks, snacks, tyre pump, tyre pressure gauge, hat, sunscreen and camera. Full tank

Bring: Fuel:

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TRIP & SOCIAL REPORTS SWAN VALLEY BUS TRIP – SUNDAY 29 AUGUST 2010 Jeanette and I arrived at the “bus stop” just before 10.00, in time to catch the bus. For us, it was not hard to find at all. Get on the freeway and then get off at the Powis Street exit and you were there! However, for others who shall remain nameless, it was not quite so easy and our Club president had to give directions to them on the phone. The bus was almost full, our birthday boy driver was in good form and we got away shortly after the appointed hour. A quick trip up the freeway and then take Reid Highway and we were at our first destination, the Margaret River Chocolate Factory, in no time at all. And, no, we were not at Margaret River, but in the Swan Valley. It’s just the Margaret River Chocolate Company decided to branch out and establish a presence in another wine growing region. Anyway, we didn’t need any encouragement and we soon were helping ourselves to the samples. I had a banana milkshake out on the veranda, along with chocolate of course. From here we literally went across the road to Lancaster Wines and paid $5.00 for our wine tasting. There were 5 or 6 red and white wines to taste, one after the other. Very nice for starters. After the wine tasting, we headed into Guilford for lunch at the Rose & Crown. We had a room to ourselves. Very friendly, thank you. Myself and some others had the grilled barramundi. Very tasty. Went down a treat. Unsurprisingly, most of the group went teetotal for lunch. Our Page 17


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TRIP & SOCIAL REPORTS hour for lunch was up quickly and we were away once more. On to the distillery! At the distillery, I had the butterscotch liqueur. Very smooth. Our next stop was Jarrah Ridge winery. Again, paid for our tasting and into it, although this time cheese was also included. To me, the wines tasted much the same at as the previous winery. Certainly, there were some very nice wines on offer and a few members actually purchased a case or two. And, to add to the excitement, Tom brought out two birthday cakes. Candles were lit, Simon blew them out and the cakes were then consumed! Excellent. Then it was off to Twin Hills Winery which has been operating at the same site for around 80 years. Our final stop was at Oggies Ice Creamery. The popularity of this place never ceases to amaze me. Lots of people and a queue to buy ice creams. Still, patience persisted and we all soon had ice creams in hand, which were duly consumed by members, some more quickly than others. It was a great way to finish the day. Many thanks to Tom for his fabulous organisation of the day and to birthday boy Simon for driving. Tony Richards.

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TRIP & SOCIAL REPORTS SATURDAY 4TH SEPT. DRYANDRA WOODLANDS DAY 1 We arrived in Armadale on a crisp morning with the sky showing plenty of promise of a sunny day. A convoy of 5 cars headed out along the highway out along forests to Dryandra Woodlands. A short stop enroute for morning tea started the precedence for a food filled day. Dryandra Woodlands is a very large expanse of conservation park. We made camp at Conglin campground, alongside the site of an old railway route. A quick lunch and we were ready for a wander on the nearby walk trails. It wasn't long before cries of "found one" were heard as wild orchids were spotted. We made a trip across to Dryandra Village, where dormitory type accommodation takes one back to old school camping trips, for a wander. Afternoon tea was calling so we made our way back for rest, nibbles and a very early beer-oclock. Afternoon tea ran on into an early dinner. Camp ground facilities were great with gas bbq and gas stove in the campers kitchen. The sun had given way to cloud as the late afternoon got colder....it was time for that camp fire. It wasn't long before a roaring fire was set and keeping us all warm as we ate our dinner. Rob stayed back at camp to tend the fire. The rest of us drove across to Page 19


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TRIP & SOCIAL REPORTS Barna Mia animal sanctuary to see some endangered or rare animals. A short presentation introduced us to the animals that we would be seeing. It was fully dark by now. With a few trays of pellet and fresh food we made our way out to the first stop along the trail in the sanctuary. Bilby Immediately we were intrigued by the temperament of the boodies fighting over the trays ending in a swipe and slap at each other. Bilbies were shyer coming out only after some time. But they were a highlight with their big ears and gentle nature. Back inside a few of us bought some souvenirs before heading back to camp and the fire.

Boodie

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SUBARU 4WD CLUB of W.A. INC Dryandra Woodlands Trip Report Sunday 5th September. After a very cold and uncomfortable night, I woke up early. I didn’t waste any time and soon got the camp fire ablaze from the glowing embers of last night’s fire. As testament to how cold the previous night had been, ice had formed on the cars and wooden picnic table! The other campers soon made an appearance all huddling around the fire. We had a leisurely breakfast, not wanting to leave the fire until the sun had risen well above the tree line. After packing up tents, we set off at 9.15 for the short drive to the fire tower. Located at the top of a breakaway the fire tower had a good view of the surrounding area. We wandered around hunting orchids and listening to the bird calls. Then it was off to Lol Grey Lookout for lunch. The drive to Lol Grey took us through beautiful woodlands but most of the time eyes were fixed on the road ahead looking for bobtail lizards who were warming themselves on the sandy track. After lunch we opted for the 1 hour 3.5k Possum walk trail, which almost turned into the 12.5km walk because of a couple of missing trail markers. Luckily we had Keith Low on hand to set us straight. We were hoping to spot the elusive Numbat or Mallee Fowl but had to be content with more Orchids and a sleepy echidna. We headed back to Perth pausing for a ice cream at the roadhouse which finished off a very enjoyable weekend in a very beautiful area. Thanks Josan. Wendy Griffiths Page 21


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Discovered by friends of Ian & Nina, this 1973 ad is absolutely hilarious and outrageously politically incorrect by today's standards!!! Quadrazontal engine?? 1400cc relentless power??? Page 22


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GENERAL MEETING MINUTES The Subaru 4WD Club of Western Australia Inc. Minutes of the General Meeting held on Tuesday 14 September 2010 Venue: Joan Watters Community Centre, Wembley Meeting Opened: 7:37pm. Present: 20 members and 1 visitor, as per attendance book. Apologies: Joy Unno, Adrian Longwood, Roz Carey and Josan Moss. Previous Minutes: Acceptance of the minutes of the August general meeting proposed by John Cahill and seconded by Carl Carey. Agreed. Business Arising: None. Correspondence in: Letter from DEC – Cape Range NP Management Plan released for comment. Town of Cambridge Invoice for room hire August $66.00. Expo Statement for July 2010. Returned mag – Subi (Aust) Private Bag 38 Smithfield NSW. Subaru 4WD Club of Victoria mag. Bull Sheet from Subaru 4WD Club of South Australia Westpac Bank Statement No. 81. Suba News from Subaru 4WD Club of Queensland. Twin Diffs August. Drive Torque from Subaru & Recreational 4WD Club NSW. Email enquiry from young lady browsing the web. Letter from Genie Performance Expo Invoice September mag $148.50 Twin Diffs September. Emails between John Cahill and :

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SUBARU 4WD CLUB of W.A. INC 1. the Town of Cambridge, seeking a change of our room hire rate classification from “commercial” to the “activity/agency” rate for nonprofit organisations and incorporated clubs, which was agreed. The new rate is $33.00 ph and not $89.00; and 2. with Midvale Tyres concerning their presentation to the September general meeting. Correspondence out: New member packs to Richard & Margaret Port and Rod Short & Carina Calzoni. Business Arising: Nil Treasurers Report: Actual bank balance = $4,379.69 2 unpresented cheques (Expo) Reconciled balance = $4,027.69 Acceptance of the Treasurer’s report proposed by Gary Gleeson and seconded by Tony Richards. Agreed Business Arising: Nil. Membership: 55 ordinary/social members + 7 life members = 62 memberships in total. Merchandise: Jackets for sale. 4WD Association: Tony Richards was unable to attend the August meeting and AGM. Tony referred to his email to the Committee dated 2 September advising that, at the next Association meeting, we need to vote on a proposal to increase the levy by $2.00 per head (from $15.00 currently) for 11/12 and a further $3.00 for 12/13. According to the proposed 10/11 budget, income in anticipated to be $16,520.00 and expenses are expected to be around $21,724.00, resulting in a loss of approx $5,000.00. The proposed increase in levy would cover this loss. Page 25


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The major items of proposed expenditure are $6,000.00 for 4WD shows, $3,850.00 for the Secretary’s honorarium, $2,000.00 for Kaarakin maintenance and $2,860.00 for National Council affiliation fees. In the delegates’ minutes, there was also a reference to “developing a business plan which will no doubt require a professional person to lobby Government Departments extra funds will be required”. After discussion, it was agreed that the Club would vote against the proposal, preferring instead to cease further expenditure on 4WD shows. Tony also referred the Committee to the general business section of the delegates minutes for information on the Association’s enquiries about satellite phones and PLB’s. There is a recommendation to buy an Iridium Mitsubishi 9555 for $1,695, subject to qualifying for the rural subsidy. Tony also reported on the outcome of the Association elections at the AGM. Existing incumbents were basically re-elected unopposed. Jan Hankinson (Secretary) and Eric Morey (Land Manager) are stepping down – there were no nominees. These positions remain vacant. Trips and Socials: 25/27 September 10 October

Stirling Ranges LWE Trip

31 October

Tony’s Toodyay Trip on 10/10/10 – should be good – no real 4WD’ing Annual Dinner – get your name down – will be calling for nominations for Club Member of the Year and Trip Leader of the Year and funny awards. Fiddles & Nibbles

4 December

Simon has offered his house for the Christmas Party.

Xmas – New Year

Bight Trip

23 October

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SUBARU 4WD CLUB of W.A. INC General Business: Website – not heavily tested, but going live soon. All trips will be on the site. Join trips on the site. There was discussion about the possible purchase by the Club of a defibrillator. A Phillips unit was available for $1,400.00. There was a vote of interest in taking the proposal forward. Meeting Closed: at 20.20pm. A presentation on tyres by James and Lee (from Midvale Discount Tyres) followed. After that Rob had the new website on show.

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

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