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How many years? I had the opportunity last month to attend an event that has been over thirty years in the making. Yes you read that right; it has been over thirty years in the making. Here in Michigan we have had a provision in law which would allow a Scramble Area in Southeast Michigan; yet all these years later, we have yet to see its existence. There have been a multitude of Associations, Clubs and Individuals that have given of their time and monies throughout the years to bring this provision of law to fruition. If you have spent any time at all in an attempt to acquire, or defend our sport’s land use access, you learned that finding a friend in government who is willing to be an advocate, is essential. The ambiguity of the language of law allows for many interpretations and more times than not, is unfavorable to our sport. Well, that past weekend was a huge step in the right direction, but we still have a long ways to go. This slower than a snail’s pace is missed by so many of the wheelers today; we live in an instant gratification society and want to apply it to all aspects of our lives. United Four Wheel Drive Associations (UFWDA) has been at the center of many of these struggles for more than forty years. As the names and faces have changed throughout the years, the passion to defend our land use access has never waned. UFWDA is always in need of new people and fresh ideas to continue the fight. Our Mission, as The Premier Full-Size Land Use Advocate, is dependent upon us making calculated and continuous comments at every level of government that would attempt and/ or desire to restrict our ability to enjoy the

great outdoors from the comfort of our chosen vehicle. Our success, your success, is based on the ability to build and foster relationships. I would ask each person that takes the time to read this, to seriously consider what they have, or can do, to help maintain and improve our ability to enjoy our sport. Whether time or money, our sport needs your assistance. Maybe you have the time to assume one of our unfilled positions; or maybe you are in a position to encourage your Organization to join UFWDA with your full-roster. Whatever you can do to help UFWDA, whether in a big or small way, will ultimately pay you back dividends as you do your part to preserve our sport for your children, grandchildren and the like. Bob DeVore Treasurer-United Four Wheel Drive Associations

UFWDA Voice Sept 14  
UFWDA Voice Sept 14  

The quarterly magazine of United Four Wheel Drive Associations Inc., an international organization advocating for 4WD recreation.