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President’s Report – January 2018

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Welcome to the New Year and a ‘boot’ full of trips and activities for 2018.

I’ve just returned from our annual Victorian Alps trip and have had plenty of practice driving steep and broken tracks to vantage points with extraordinary views eg. the goat track to the Pinnacles and CFA tower then to the top of Mt Bulla (1805 metres) and 24 crossings of the Crooked river.
I thank all participants for their shared cooperation during the trip.   A highlight was the New Years eve dinner near Moscow Villa on the Bentley Plain, an extraordinary event feeding over twenty people with everything supplied from within the group.

Please welcome new members Philip Gibbs and Vicky – I trust you’ll enjoy your Xmas present, Philip.

We will conduct a Social meeting on the 23rd January 2018 with guest speaker Senior Constable Robert GRINTER (M 0413563667) from the South Australia Police Road Safety Centre. I’ve included Robert’s mobile number if you have any questions ‘on notice’.

A reminder regarding the AGM on the 27th March – with the assistance of many we will make light work of the tasks ahead in 2018.

Volunteers are required for the annual Caravan & Camping Show for half day shifts either AM or PM over the period Thurs 15th Feb to Sunday 18th Feb. Please email John O’Daly at jtodaly@gmail.com to offer assistance.

Many of us routinely tow trailers and caravans – do you know the SAPOL requirements when towing?  http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/road-rules/the-drivers-handbook/towing

What is the procedure to order a Tow truck if at an accident site ?  https://www.sa.gov.au/topics/driving-and-transport/roads-and-traffic/hazards/calling-a-tow-truck

Ford Ranger/Mazda BT50 has a recall – as some may cause grass fires. https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/ford-motor-company-of-australia-limited-ford-ranger-0

I’m looking forward to meeting as many members as is possible in an event filled 2018.
Cheers,
Des Leach

president@mitsi4wdsa.org.au

PS : It takes 8,460 bolts to assemble an automobile, and one nut to scatter it all over the road.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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