Monthly Archives: June 2015

July Meeting Notice

Our next members meeting will take place on Wednesday July 1st, commencing at 7.30pm as usual, and that is the only part of the evening that will be like any other members meeting !! Training Officer Richard has organised a demonstration of some of the fire extinguishers that we all have in our vehicles, and that will take place outside near the oval next door. This will be a very informative session, particularly for anyone who has never experienced an extinguisher being used before. Following the fire extinguisher demo, we plan to have a long...
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Expand Your W.A. Bucket List from Landgate

1. Area of state OF WA: Mainland 2 526 786 square kilometres (km) Islands 3089 square km Total 2 529 875 square km (33 per cent of Australia) 2. Extremities Most northerly point : Cape Londonderry - Latitude 13° 44' 36"; Longitude 126° 47' 43" Most southerly point : Torbay Head - Latitude 35° 08' 10"; Longitude 117° 38' 13" Most westerly point : Steep Point - Latitude 26° 08' 40"; Longitude 113° 09' 27" Most easterly point : Western Australian border - Longitude 129° ...
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A Car Licensing Reminder

True Story posted here in the News to prompt all to check...is your car licence up to date Do you remember receiving and paying your renewal? "My wife and I had only just left home and driven down the street when I heard a police siren and so pulled over. The officers advised that my 2012 Pajero, that I owned from new, was unlicensed! This came as quite a shock as my wife meticulously pays and files all invoices as they come due. However their on-board computer and my iPad both came to the...
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Trip 94 – Kaarakin Cleanup June 2015

Trip Leader: Peter Cole

On a bright and sunny Sunday morning, members and visitors arrived at the Kaarakin Centre to put in a morning’s work on behalf of the WA4WDA for the Black Cockatoo Preservation Society.
As soon as most people alighted from vehicles to unload tools, it was a very quick decision to grab jackets as the light cool breeze had a sharp cutting edge to it… though almost everybody warmed up a bit as they walked the several hundred metres uphill to the actual worksite. Then it was not long before jackets and jumpers came off.

We were one of three clubs in attendance, the others being the Peel 4WD Club and the Armadale 4WD Club. The major projects for the day were to complete tree planting in the kangaroo enclosure and associated plant screening (to stop the kangaroos from eating all the hard work), and to clean up a huge old aviary and to salvage as much of the old steel mesh and other fittings for recycling as we could.

With an onsite diesel generator humming along nearby, it was a bit noisy with the added chorus of angle grinders cutting up the steel mesh panels. While the initial workload around the aviary appeared to pretty massive, with so many people putting gloves on and getting stuck in, the transformation of the aviary site from a complete mess to structured piles of scrap metal mesh, other metal pieces, and general scrap was accomplished quite quickly. Most of the serious salvaging was completed before a very pleasant morning tea put on by the Armadale Club.

The tree planting, screening, and landscaping took place in the kangaroo enclosure , with a large mob of ‘roos around. It provided great entertainment for the children and grandchildren as the animals darted way from work teams as they moved from spot to spot. As with the aviary site, the efforts of the many volunteers in the animal enclosure made a very significant dent in the work scope before “mornos”…a very tasty selection of cakes and bikkies, and hot nibbles but, while it was all very pleasant and enjoyable to sit around in picturesque surroundings, that wasn’t the purpose in being there. So everyone was rounded up and dispatched back to their worksites to complete the allocated tasks.

The Society had hoped that we could make a slight dent in the work required to complete these projects, so to make the final completion easier for their volunteers, but such was the effort and enthusiasm of all those who participated on the day, that both of these two large projects were completely finished before lunchtime. It was estimated that we had shaved several months work off the agenda for the Preservation Society so our efforts were greatly appreciated.

In total, between 45 and 50 people attended and worked for the morning. Our club attendance was almost half of that total, with 23 adults and 5 children participating.Thank you to all members and visitors who attended. It was a significant contribution on behalf of the W.A.4 Wheel Drive Association, to support and assist the Black Cockatoo Preservation Society with their ongoing efforts.

Peter Cole

News Behind the Meeting June 2015

Peter announced. "No President's report...nothing new worth reporting as our Club's News Column and Facebook keep everyone up with the latest." Once Peter Fry had welcomed some more new members, they introduced themselves to the filled Club room. "Louis..an '07 Paj. Thanks for accepting me" "Paul and Sandra...we want to go anywhere you want to take us" And Steve Maxwell who accepted his 3 badges on behalf of himself, his wife and his son. He said he has a 2013 Paj. Loves the car and is very new to 4wding. Level 1 Training: Richard King 17th...
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