b'In the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge the Traditional Custodians FOUR WHEEL DRIVE VICTORIA W inter is upon us and of Country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.The peak representative body for allVictorian four wheel drivers since 1975Victoria Association of Four Wheel Drive Clubs Inc. FROM THEPO Box 292 Mitcham Vic 3132 PRESIDENTPhone 03 9874 7222Email office@fwdvictoria.org.auWebsite www.4wdvictoria.org.auABN 40 891 301 368 the snow country is ASSN A0013539S already proving itself RTO 21605 to be attractive. Dont forget to contact Print Post PP 100005076BOARD OF MANAGEMENTthe office at FWDV and book your dates for your EXECUTIVE proposed Mt Skene Trips.President Eric Bishop (TLCCV) Recently the Ballarat Club joined us in a Four-Wheel Vice President Fred De Gooyer (LROCV) Drive Day promotion. This initiative is about attracting Secretary Kane Harnden (Nissan 4WDC) those in your district that would like to learn about Treasurer Albert Giorgini (LROC) the four-wheel drive activity without the formality of BOARD MEMBERS joining clubs first up. As it turned out a large group David Roberts (Toyota 4WD Club), Gordon Porterturned up which led the day to be highly successful. (Everest 4WD Club) and David van Zanten (Albury- The Ballarat club gained 6 new members on the day Wodonga 4WD Club, Wangaratta 4WD Club). without the expense of attracting members at shows. STAFF This initiative is something that FWDV are keen to Chief Executive Officer Wayne Hevey push further with the clubs.(Just Mates 4WD Club) Recently Wayne and I met with the Minister for Office Administrator Alison McLaughlin Environment the Hon. Ingrid Stitt and discussed our (Mansfield Alpine 4WD Club) organisation and what we all do as an investment Accounts Di Hodgson to Victoria. This meeting led to a second meeting Projects & Events Officer Daniel Whitby with the Land Managers from DEECA (previously RTO Compliance Micah SpeddingTRACKWATCH DELWP) to discuss the future format of activities and Editors Four Wheel Drive Victoria team promotional events that enhance the Land Mangers Email editor@fwdvictoria.org.au and Environment Victorias mission. The end result is Individual Contributors Wayne Hevey, Eric Bishop,the Govt is intent on a continuance of the funding of Daniel Whitby, Ben H, Mark, Jan Doyle, Doug Rose, NeilFWDV albeit under a new format. Galloway, Danny Sparks-Cousins, Shez Tedford, GordonOur reputation with the Govt of Victoria is first rate. Porter, Mark Curie.We are seen by the Land Managers as an investment to 2023 Copy Deadline next issue their overall mission, which no doubt we will continue 10th February for March 2023 issue to promote on behalf of the clubs.5th May for June 2023 issue Toolangi Training Ground is ongoing; however, 4th August for September 2023 issue we are chomping at the bit to get in there and start 3rd November for December 2023 issue training operations as soon as is practicably possible. Advertising projects@fwdvictoria.org.au All that is holding us up is Govt red tape, whilst in some Design and Artwork by Jaz Effect Design cases can be frustrating but, in this case, it is positive Cover picture: Come and Try Day, Daniel Whitby, Fourand we are confident the training ground will be up Wheel Drive Victoria and running this year.All material appearing in Trackwatch magazine is copyright.Alison McLaughlin our most treasured and Reproduction in whole or in part is strictly forbidden withoutchampion administrator is retiring before the end prior written consent. Freelance contributions and submissionsof this year after many years of outstanding service are welcome by this magazine. No responsibility is accepted for unsolicited manuscripts, photographs, etc. The opinionspromoting the clubs and the vocation we enjoy so expressed by contributors are not necessarily those of Fourmuch. We are now looking for a replacement prior to Wheel Drive Victoria. All statements made, although based on information believed to be reliable and accurate, cannot beher leaving to train up the right person to take this guaranteed and no fault or liability can be accepted for errorposition further. TRACKWATCH|June 2023 3or omission. The publisher reserves the right to omit or alter any article or advertisement. Advertisers agree to indemnify the publisher for all damages or liabilities arising from the published material.'