b'In the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge the Traditional Custodians 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 FOUR WHEEL DRIVE VICTORIA Islander peoples today.The peak representative body for allVictorian four wheel drivers since 1975Victoria Association of Four Wheel Drive Clubs Inc. FROM THEPO Box 6/27 Thornton Cres, Mitcham 3132 PRESIDENTPhone 03 9874 7222Email office@fwdvictoria.org.auWebsite www.4wdvictoria.org.au Its the end of August winter is ABN 40 891 301 368 gone and Spring is now upon us. ASSN A0013539S We are being warned of the land RTO 21605 management predictions of a very dry Summer and Print Post PP 100005076BOARD OF MANAGEMENTthe high probability of bushfires this season. One must EXECUTIVE ensure trips into the High Country during hot summer President Eric Bishop (TLCCV) bursts are well planned with escape routes as a high Vice President Fred De Gooyer (LROCV) priority. Be aware of any fires in the area you are Secretary Kane Harnden (Nissan 4WDC) travelling and avoid these areas by choosing alternate Treasurer Albert Giorgini (LROC) destinations.BOARD MEMBERS Some fantastic news; last Friday 25 August the David Roberts (Toyota 4WD Club), Gordon PorterVictorian Government via DEECA have provided us (Everest 4WD Club) and David van Zanten (Albury- with $100,000 of funding for the forthcoming year.Wodonga 4WD Club, Wangaratta 4WD Club). The National 4X4 show has come and gone albeit STAFF the weather was abysmal there was a big turn out of Chief Executive Officer Wayne Hevey people for the show organisers. Clubs attending the (Just Mates 4WD Club) show taking up a free site were Northern Ranges 4WD Office Administrator Alison McLaughlin Club, Everest 4WD Club of Victoria and the Amarok (Mansfield Alpine 4WD Club)Club of Victoria, TLCCV were also there at their own Office Administrator Jo Algar pre-organised site. The attending clubs there happy Accounts Di Hodgson about sales of new membership and the like, but were Projects & Events Officer Daniel WhitbyRTO Compliance Micah Spedding not too happy about the weather.TRACKWATCH The Board is preparing for the 2023 AGMin Editors Four Wheel Drive Victoria team November and looking for members willing to be Email editor@fwdvictoria.org.au involved as Dave Roberts is standing down after a long Individual Contributors Wayne Hevey, Eric Bishop,history with the board and volunteering with the office Daniel Whitby, June Marlin, Aaron Skillen, Jean Bellis,and the big show events. Dave will be sorely missed Geoff Kenafacke, Greg Rose, Liz Mills.from the board but not lost to the fraternity as he will 2023 Copy Deadline next issue still be on board volunteering for the shows and the 10th February for March 2023 issue like.5th May for June 2023 issue As Summer is fast approaching it will be good to see 4th August for September 2023 issue clubs take advantage of the Camp Host activities in 3rd November for December 2023 issue the coming summer months.Advertising projects@fwdvictoria.org.au Some of Four Wheel Drive Victorias the long Design and Artwork by Jaz Effect Design standing clubs have had some big birthdays this year. Cover picture: Coley on Tricky crossing - Humbert River.The Land Rover Owners Club of Victoria have their Photo by Geoff Kenafacke 60th birthday this month. The Toyota Landcruiser All material appearing in Trackwatch magazine is copyright.Club of Victoria, Geelong 4x4 Club, Dandenong Ranges Reproduction in whole or in part is strictly forbidden without4WD Club all had their 50th. The Wangaratta 4WD prior written consent. Freelance contributions and submissionsClub had their 40th anniversary, Port Phillip 4WD club are welcome by this magazine. No responsibility is accepted for unsolicited manuscripts, photographs, etc. The opinionscelebrated their 35th anniversary. The Amarok Club expressed by contributors are not necessarily those of Fourof Victoria and the Just Mates 4WD Club also both Wheel Drive Victoria. All statements made, although based on information believed to be reliable and accurate, cannot becelebrated their 10th anniversary this year.guaranteed and no fault or liability can be accepted for errorTRACKWATCH|September 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.'