President’s Report – June 2015

President’s Report – June 2015

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This issue of Catchat is loaded with opportunities waiting for members to enjoy, plus some savings on tyres we’ve organised.

Mitsubishi Motors Australia Ltd has very kindly offered invitations to Committee members to test drive the upgraded Triton – you’ll find my report and other driver’s comments as you continue reading this edition of Catchat.

MMAL has also kindly offered Fleet pricing for our members, which represents a $4000 to $7,000 saving over the Triton/Pajero range of vehicles. This arrangement doesn’t include Capped Price servicing; however my research has revealed a large variation in servicing costs between dealers with Non-capped servicing sometimes cheaper than the Capped.

We welcome new members Nigel Redwood with Sidonia; Brian Ward with Kymberly; Galen Kanti-Paul with Adel and Malcolm Nicolle with Lee. Please make them feel welcome as they try the various activities offered by the Club.

ARB State Manager and Club member Michael Davis is now seeking a new career and we thank Michael for his ongoing support from the numerous members who chose ARB products. Given the wide network offered by this Club, if members are aware of opportunities for Michael who is a Trade qualified auto electrician can they please contact him at 0402173780.

Mechanical Interest Group thanks Colin Bell from Rowell and Searle Transmission specialists for a very informative question and answer session. A number of members who use their vehicles extensively for towing and or 4WD activities have organised extra servicing of their auto transmissions on the basis of his information.

REDARC Electronics have agreed to offer two tours for members:- Tuesday 16th June 1430hrs and Tuesday 18th August 1930hrs with a total of 35 members and visitors choosing to attend – there are still vacancies for the August tour.

After a trial last month the Social evening will now be provided with some cooked food – BYO drinks. A show of hands revealed 20-25 members would be keen to give our offerings the taste test.

The Driver Training Unit event at the Morgan quarry attracted members from various clubs with several Advisors accredited and Basic Certificate training undertaken by the remainder. The Committee is keen to support those in the Club who are prepared to become a DTU Advisor, Trainer or Assessor.

Saunders gorge was attended by a dozen members and visitors, with much enjoyment around the camp fire and plenty of experiments with camp cooking. The 4WD track was a highlight with four extra challenging detours available to those confident enough to tackle them. The scenery was spectacular.

Des Leach

When buying a used car, punch the buttons on the radio. If all the stations are rock and roll, there’s a good chance the transmission is shot.