b'ering goes internationalWelcome toBrian was successful in his quest and a new ClubsFergie was duly obtained. We Welcome 14 New Clubs to FWDVSiSince the start of this year we have had14 new 4WD clubs join the Association.Some have come back to us and re-affiliated and many are newly formedclubs that have come from Facebook orother social groups. Please make themwelcome if you come across them outon the tracks.New ClubsEverest 4WD Club of Vic Inc - based inKewTrue Grit 4WD Club - based inWodonga4x4 Touring And Adventure Club Inc -based in EppingArarat & District 4WD Clubbased inAraratThe tractor would increase productivity dedicated volunteer effort of those few GAA 4WD Club Incbased in Glen Irisand would enable a surplus of crops to 4WD club members who have, and are, Overland Expeditions Incbased insell in the major city market. Heather still volunteering so much time and effort Caulfield Southand her husband Peter decided to to make this overseas aid project a suc- 4x4 Torque Incbased in Warranwoodbecome involved. Brian, another club cess.HD Adventures ClubBased inmember (with farming knowledge) was Some logistical challenges still remain, Langwarrenasked to lend a hand by finding a little the main one being obtaining a suitable Jamieson 4WD & Fishing Clubbasedold Fergie Tractor that could be sent shipping container and sea transport. If in Ringwood Northoverseas. The Fergie was the tractor of any reader is inspired by this story and Locked & Lifted 4x4 Club Incbasedchoice because of its simplicity. would like to assist with a donation, in Malvern EastHowever, it was in need of some main- please send it to:Mount Gambier & Districts 4WD Club tenance so the resources of the Massey Four Wheel Drive Victoria. based in Mount Gambier SAFerguson Club of Australia were sought. Donation of a shipping container withThe Fergie was duly transported to Lake appropriate certificates would also be a Re- Affiliated ClubsGoldsmith Steam Preservation Society tremendous help. Albury Wodonga 4WD Clubbased ingrounds where the Massey Ferguson Meanwhile the 4WD Club Members Albury NSWClub is based. Here, under the tutelage involved, have also found time to spend Overlanders 4WD Club Incbased inof members of the club, groups of on High Country Track Clearing with Ferntree Gullyschool students from Alice Miller their club mates, prior to the seasonal Deniliquin 4WD Clubbased in south-Secondary College at 0opMacedon, reopening of tracks for the 2019-2020 ern NSWhave spent a week at a time, providing summer season. You can check out their details on thethe bulk of the volunteer labour, to readythe Fergie for its departure. Geoff Kenafacke Club page of our website www.fwdvic-A plough was obtained that could be Midweek 4WD Club toria.org.ausuitably modified for the project wasobtained. Our farming friend was given Social Media Newsthe job of modifying it for life in Zambia.Appropriate spares have also been Have you joined our Closed Facebookobtained. Brian will ultimately go to Group yet? Keep up to date with theZambia to teach the community how to latest information for club members onuse and maintain the equipment. our members only group. You canSo far, the majority of costs of the easily request to join via Facebook.project have been borne by Hilda. Our Public Facebook Page has nowSome might say that charity begins at reached over 10,850 followers and overhome but I am deeply impressed by the 10,400 likes and is steadily growing asspirit and compassion of the ladies we communicate the Tread Lightly anddespite their own problems plus the responsible 4WD and campingvolunteer contribution of the Massey messages.Ferguson club at Lake Goldsmith Steam Alice Miller Secondary College Preservation Society, the Alice Miller students working on the Fergie atSecondary College students and the Lake Goldsmith. TRACKWATCH DECEMBER 2019 5'