b' NewsFour Wheel Drive Victoria Wins at Regional AwardsCongratulations to all of our club at Flemington Racecourse in the Atrium. projects, track clearing, hut restorationmembers and families who participated It was a delightful evening of and educating the public about drivingin the wide array of volunteer work over recognition. in a sustainable environment at fourthe last year or so. Your hard work has Four Wheel Drive Victoria has been a wheel drive shows. Our partnership withbeen recognised at the recent Victorian category finalist for the Environmental Parks Victoria is one Four Wheel DriveRegional Achievement and Community and Sustainability Award in 2017, 2018 Victoria wants to sustain as we workAwards which were presented at the and 2019. This category is sponsored together to care for our environment.awards dinner in October.by Parks Victoria. It was with great The Environmental and SustainabilityThe award we achieved was the Parks anticipation we awaited the expert panel Award won by Four Wheel Drive VictoriaVictoria Environmental and Sustainability of judges decision to discover that out belongs to all our regional clubs, ourAward. This award recognised all the of the four finalists in this category in metropolitan clubs, our professionalvolunteer work performed by our many 2019, Four Wheel Drive Victoria was the staff and to each of us who are a part ofclub volunteers with all the activities winner. A key contribution towards win- Four Wheel Drive Victoria. Thesuch as Camp Host, tree and track ning this award was the 15,000 volun- contribution of each person who is partclearing, bush clean ups, high country teer hours recorded for 2018 or of our organisation is recognisedhut maintenance, community support $500,000 worth of in-kind hours.through this award. It could not beand many other volunteer activities. The effort put in by Geoff Kenafacke of clearer that Parks Victoria is pleased toParks Victorias Environmental the Mid Week 4WD Club to document have the support of dedicatedSustainability Award acknowledges these hours, from all clubs, is an out- volunteers who commit their time toindividuals, groups and organisations standing contribution. Our thanks to you helping sustain the environment.that show a proven passion and Geoff! Other initiatives include Camp Our grateful thanks go to the Awarddedication towards improving the Host, major Clean up the Bush Partners - Bank of Melbourne, Prime 7,environment and human wellbeing in Weekly Times and the Victoria Racingregional and rural areas.club.Every year hundreds of outstanding We sincerely thank Parks Victoria for itsnominations are received for the sponsorship of our award category. OurVictorian Regional Achievement and commitment is to continue our work withCommunity Awards. People, Parks Victoria, doing those things we doorganisations and businesses doing well togetherincredible work in regional Victoria and The award presentation and winnersits communities are recognised through were broadcast across many mediathese awards.channels including social media, TheThere are nine categories in which Weekly Times and Prime 7 regional TVsemi-finalists and then finalists are network giving Four Wheel Driveselected. Four finalists compete for an Victorias achievement wide exposure.award in each of the nine categories. You can check out the stories onThe finalists from each category then Facebookcompete for the overall finalist award. https://www.facebook.com/VICRACA/The announcement of the semi-finalists and The Weekly Timesand finalists this year was at the 2019 https://www.weeklytimesnow.com.auRegional Achievement and CommunityAwards Gala Presentation Dinner, heldTRACKWATCH DECEMBER 2019 3'