Past Events

2019 REDARC 4WD “OCTOBERFEST” : 4th – 7th October

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Mitsubishi-4wd-club-sa-2019-OctoberfestA weekend of fun, safe and family‐friendly 4WD and social activities.  Organised by The Mount Lofty Rangers 4WD Club in association with 4WDSA and hosts at Merna Mora Station.  

(Attendance restricted to financial members or official visitors (i.e. potential new members) of clubs which are affiliated with 4WDSA or equivalent Associations in each state.)

NOTE for  Mitsi Club MEMBERS : Whilst our Club has arranged a “Club Trip” for the Weekend (refer details in CatChat Magazine in the Members Section of the Website)
. . . attendance still needs to be “Registered” via :
http://mountloftyrangers.com.au/octoberfest/   


Once registered please email Trip Coordinator, as per trip notice !

 

 

REMINDER : Celebration of 4 Wheel Driving -19th May 2019 at Birdwood

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Over 100 used and bruised 4×4 on display.
Special guests, including Roothy and the legendary Milo. Over $8000 in raffles and prizes.

NOTE for MEMBERS : Our Club will have 10 Vehicles on Display . . .
For more information on that and additional event info / Club participation etc refer to May edition of CatChat OR go to Members Area “Documents / Download  Page” of the Website . . .

When: 19 May 2019 from 10 am to 5 pm
WHERE: National Motor Museum, Shannon Street, Birdwood SA,

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS
CELEBRATION of FOUR WHEEL DRIVING
National Motor Museum (NMM), Birdwood SA

Saturday 18.05.2019

10.00am               Museum gates open.

4WD club members and friends will pay normal admission at the entrance door on Saturday, and on request get a receipt docket with a next day stamp, and are be able to stay for the music on Saturday night, and return through the Museum door on Sunday with your receipt from Saturday at no extra cost.

7pm – 9pm          Music, Hills Hiest on stage

4.00pm                 3 official Campfires started (no other campfires allowed).

5.00pm                 Museum gates close.

9.30                        Butler’s Pantry Coffee van closes.

9.30                        Lobethal Bier Haus (Local craft brewery) and Wine Jeanie, closes.

9.30                       Public out of hour’s gate closes.

10pm                    Members re entry gate closes, Call 0427618390 for access

Normal admission and concessions apply to the National Motor Museum, with full access to the Museum.     Adult: $15.50    Concession: $12.50   Children: $6.50 (children under 5 free)                                                   Family: $35.00 (2 adults, up to 6 children)

Sunday 19.05.2019

8.30am                 Naracoorte Club Breakfast, bacon and egg or sandwiches. Butlers Pantry Coffee van opens

9.30                        Lobethal Bier Haus and Wine Jeanie open

10.00am               Museum gates open.

10.10                     Mike & Gayle Quarmby, of Birdwood. Gayle is the daughter or Rex Battarbee, famous for teaching Albert Namatjira how to paint, and together, the founders of Outback pride, Bush tucker demo.

11.00                     Roothy on stage, for a chat. NMM director, Paul Rees is the interviewer for the day

11.20                     Music, Western Branch on stage.

Camp cooking demonstration starts, First Damper & Main course preparation.

11.30                     Doug Sprigg, part owner of Arkaroola and was in the first vehicle to cross the Simpson Desert in a Nissan 4×4.

11.50                     Music, Western Branch on stage.

Results/judging of the damper, “main course” updates.

12.00                     Valmai Hankel, 4×4 identity whose car is in the NMM, travelled all round Australia.

12.20                     Music, Western Branch on stage. Raffle promo, and more??

Second damper demonstration prep starts

12.30                     Kristin Weidenbach, author of Mailman of the Birdsville track, story of Tom Kruse.

A chat on stage about her interaction with the famous Mailman

12.50                     Music, Western Branch on stage. Raffle promo, and may be rig demos??

Mains demonstration judging, second Damper judging

1.00                        Helen Hamp, daughter of Tom Kruse, on stage for a chat about her Dad, and stories of Marree.

1.20                        Music, Western Branch on stage.

Promo of Custom printed labels on, Beer and Wine bottles.

1.30                        Roothy on stage, doing what Roothy does, PLUS the handover of Milo!!

2.00                        Music, Western Branch on stage. Raffle promo!!

2.20                        Bush Tucker chat. Repeat of 10.10 presentation, where to find them.

2.30                        Roger Vickery, “Creek to Coast

2.50                        Western Branch finish. Clean up starts.

On stage President of F.W.D.S.A  Greg Chase for thanks and credits

5.00                        Museum gates close.

Our thanks to the National Motor Museum for the use of their grounds to hold our event

To John Rooth for attending, our Sponsors, and supporting businesses that made this happen

 

President’s Report – May 2019

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Please welcome new members, Peter Taylour (997) and Dorothy Cormack with Brian (998) as they join in with our Club activities.

The 28th May Social meeting will include Danny Fassina from North East Mitsubishi who will be discussing the new MR model Triton, which will be onstage.     Danny intends joining the Club and having demonstrator vehicles available to view, at our training days.    Members may be able to drive them with prior notice.
The Club is currently negotiating special purchasing, servicing and parts discounts for members – thanks to Michael Davis.

Not all Committee positions have been filled (Social Coordinator, Catchat editor and positions with no allocated duties).   Changes will need to be made to some of these activities if a shortage of help is experienced.

The Committee is currently reorganising our IT services and is keen to receive suggestions from members regarding the information and content they want from these services. Please send any suggestions to my email address (see below).

On Sunday 19th May a Celebration of 4 Wheel Driving will be conducted at the National Motor Museum, Birdwood.   Ten Mitsi club vehicles and their gear will be displayed – want to assist ? – contact me at the email address below !

Have you ever wondered what MY18 or MY19 on an advertised vehicle means?     This should help – http://nationalfleetfinance.com.au/my18-my17/

Information on the future of the Pajero varies depending on the source.    Here is some more to add to the mix :  https://www.msn.com/en-au/lifestyle/lifestyleauto/mitsubishi-continues-the-pajeros-death/ar-BBWogvm?ocid=spartandhp

Cheers,

Des Leach president@mitsi4wdsa.org.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

President’s Report – April 2019

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Our next Social meeting on 23rd April ’19 will include Steve Harding from the Farina Restoration Group, as our guest speaker.     Many of us would have visited this old town between Lyndhurst and Maree whilst transiting the Oodnadatta Track.     Steve will discuss Farina’s history; restoration progress and skill requirements for upcoming work. https://farinarestoration.com/

Please welcome new members, Anne with Neil Ellis (996) as they join in with our Club activities.

The 28th May Social meeting will include Danny Fassina from North East Mitsubishi who will be discussing the new MR model Triton, which will be onstage.     Danny intends joining the Club and having demonstrator vehicles available to view, at our training days.     Members may be able to drive them with prior notice.
The Club is currently negotiating special purchasing, servicing and parts discounts for members – thanks to Michael Davis.

Not all Committee positions have been filled (Social Coordinator, Catchat editor and positions with no allocated duties).     Changes will need to be made to some of these activities if a shortage of help is experienced.     The Committee is currently reorganising our IT services and is keen to receive suggestions from members regarding the information and content they want from these services. Please send any suggestions to my email address (see below).

A reminder of the upcoming Polish Hill event Wednesday 17th to Monday 29th April 2019 (Easter & Anzac Day Included).     There’s plenty of scope, so stay for the whole period or just a couple of days.

On Sunday 19th May a Celebration of 4 Wheel Driving will be conducted at the National Motor Museum, Birdwood.     Our Club will be represented – more information is available as you read further in Catchat.

Confused about weight abbreviations when towing eg. ATM GVM GTM GCM – this will site will help. https://jurgens.com.au/van-weights-explained.html

Cheers,

Des Leach president@mitsi4wdsa.org.au

p.s. Be yourself – everyone else is taken. Oscar Wilde

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

President’s Report – March 2019

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We welcome new members, Pete Gillman with Pauline (994) and David Hole with Margaret (995). Our 1000th member (unknown at this time) can expect to receive some special rewards currently being organised by the Committee.

The next Social meeting 26th March ’19 will include the Club AGM.    The current Management Committee have included a vote seeking changes to the Club constitution to enable greater flexibility for members to join the new Committee.

The nature of volunteering is such that the pressures of work and life throw up challenges which constantly use our valuable time.    Long time commitments on Committees are a ‘big ask’ and the proposed Constitutional changes will provide the flexibility to have a rotation of members helping to run the Club.    Not all Committee positions have nominations (Social Coordinator, Catchat editor and positions with no allocated duties).    If you can spare some time, your assistance would be appreciated.

The Committee is currently reorganising our IT services and is keen to receive suggestions from members regarding the information and content they want from these services.    Please send any suggestions to my email address (see below).

Many members (including some from the various Committees) are currently planning their escape away from the Winter cold into the warmth of northern Australia.   We wish them all a safe and enjoyable journey.    In the mean-time if you can assist with running the club in their absence, please contact a Committee member.

Here is a site to check Emergency road closures via SAPOL http://traffic.sa.gov.au

A reminder of the upcoming Polish Hill event Wednesday 17th to Monday 29th April 2019 (Easter & Anzac Day Included).    There’s plenty of scope, so stay for the whole period or just a couple of days. This event focuses on meeting members, socialising and maybe some 4wd activity for those (like me) who can’t help themselves.

Cheers,
Des Leach
president@mitsi4wdsa.org.au

p.s. “There are two ways to get enough.    One is to continue to accumulate more and more.    The other is to desire less.”    GK Chesterton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

President’s Report – February 2019

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We welcome new members (984) Alex Hobin , (985) David Hyams with Amanda, (986) Gordon Young with Susan, (987) Vira Chawtur with Val, (988) Chrissie Stephens, (989) Chris Cornish with Jan, (990) Gordon Kuckhahn with Judy, (991) Alan Roberts, (992) John Elliott with Svetlana and (993) Jacob Simons.     Please make them welcome as they attend Club events.

Our 1000th member isn’t far away – I wonder who it will be?

Our February 26th guest speaker from SAPOL (eCrime) is unavailable.     We’ll organise a series of smaller presentations from members (any volunteers) and a Chatfest (talk amongst ourselves).

March 26th is the AGM and two positions (no allocated duties) remain vacant on the Management Committee.   These positions are very flexible and are designed for members who would prefer to undertake smaller projects and attend a limited number of meetings.

John O’Daly is taking some time away – any volunteers to assist with the Trips position?

A reminder that 2019 Club fees are due by the end of February.

Extensive work is ongoing behind the scenes to upgrade our Website and email systems . . . more details shortly.

Thinking of a winter trip through flooded Queensland ? – Here is a useful site detailing road closures : https://www.qld.gov.au/transport/conditions/roadworks/road-closures

I need to organise a schedule of Social meeting speakers for 2019 – if you have ideas please contact me.

The Mechanical Interest Group is also seeking suggestions for likely sites to visit.

Finally, special thanks to those members attending the Club booth at the Caravan and Camping show.     This is a great opportunity to stimulate interest in 4wding and to boost our membership.

Cheers,
Des Leach
president@mitsi4wdsa.org.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATE : COME AND SAY “G’DAY” to us at the 2019 Caravan & Camping Show : Feb 13th to 17th !

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Our Club will have a booth in the Stirling Angas Pavillion, come say G’day, we can answer all your questions about joining a club, the benefits of being a club member and will have a special surprise for one lucky member that joins our club early in 2019.

CLICK HERE . . . https://www.facebook.com/CaravanandCampingSA/videos/2327844223913620/

   

Celebration of 4 Wheel Driving -19th May 2019 at Birdwood

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Over 100 used and bruised 4×4 on display.  Special guests, including Roothy and the legendary Milo. Over $8000 in raffles and prizes.
When: 19 May 2019 from 10 am to 5 pm
WHERE: National Motor Museum, Shannon Street, Birdwood SA,mitsubishi-4wd-club-sa-Approved-poster-CO4WD-281118.png-209x300.png

 

COME AND SAY “G’DAY” to us in the Stirling Angas Pavillion at the 2019 Caravan & Camping Show : Feb 13th to 17th !

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Come and see what our Club has to offer . . . 
NOTE : There is a “SPECIAL” promotion up for grabs for a lucky new member !!  

President’s Report – January 2019

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Welcome to the New Year and a multitude of trips and activities for 2019.

It’s great to be back following my procedure last October.   For six months (counting the Club trip to the Pilbara – Kimberley and Darwin),  Steve Pearson (Vice President) has been acting as President – many thanks to Steve and the Management committee generally.

We will conduct a Social meeting on the 22nd January 2019 with guest speaker Tim Bowen from Implox.  https://www.implox.com.au/index-old.html     Tim will be discussing and demonstrating our newly purchased defibrillator.

A reminder regarding the AGM on the 26th March – with the assistance of many we will make light work of the tasks ahead in 2019.

After many years as Social Coordinator, Naomi Jolly is having a rest.    Please contact a member of the Committee if you can assist with this role.

Volunteers are required for the annual Caravan & Camping Show for half day shifts either AM or PM over the period Wed 13th Feb to Sunday 17th Feb.    Please email John O’Daly at trips@mitsi4wdsa.org.au to offer assistance.

In the ever-changing world of communications, a development in 2018 will be of interest.    Telstra once had the reputation for best coverage for mobile phones in remote areas  – Optus is now challenging this with its Satellite Small Cell coverage strategy.   Optus is now offering mobile services in previously unserviced areas especially National Parks in northern Australia.  https://www.bit.com.au/news/optus-launches-small-cells-for-remote-mobilecoverage-435571

I’m looking forward to meeting as many members as is possible in an event-filled 2019.

Cheers,
Des Leach
president@mitsi4wdsa.org.au