Drought Aid Weekend - Lake Cargelligo
It is amazing how the stars sometimes align with the result being something special. So, it was with our Wagga Wagga Four Wheel Drive Club trip to Lake Cargelligo, (a town of about 1500 people in SW NSW) to do our bit to assist those doing it tough in the current drought that is tightening its grip.
As a Club we had been considering how we might give something back to the communities in our back yard – towns we often pass through on our way to somewhere else. This would be in addition to the drought relief events which other 4WD Clubs and the 4WD Association were planning in other parts of the State.
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Coolah - A Huge Success
Adopt-a-Town Coolah 13-18 February 2019
What an awesome weekend at Coolah. We had 23 different clubs turn up over the weekend. Member's and their families started arriving on Wednesday the 13th to enjoy the town. On Friday the back gate that runs through private property in Coolah Tops National Park was opened for us. This back gate has not been opened for 10 years. This allowed us to do Coolah NP as a one-way loop. We had approx. 60-70 vehicles do this loop over the weekend and they all enjoyed the drive and the scenery. A big thank you to the land owners for allowing us to drive on their property.
What the 4WD NSW & ACT Association does...
Whilst our main aim is to support our member clubs our actions actually reach further afield. With representation on the Australian Confederation of Motor Clubs table and working with the Roads & Maritime Services on vehicle standards we ensure that all four wheel drivers continue to enjoy their vehicles. We work proactively on management plans with Local and State government bodies to ensure that access to tracks is protected and managed to the benefit of all.
How to find the right club for you.
Think about your situation, are you single, a couple with kids, a couple with no kids? Do you want to do hard 4WD driving, touring, long trips or weekend getaways? Just because you have a particular make of car doesn't mean you are limited to the matching club. Most clubs will accept any vehicle. Find a club that mirrors your family situation, your interests and your location. Meetings are worth attending so pick a club that meets at a time and location that suits you. DOUBLE CLICK TO ZOOM IN.
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Regional Pages are full of local info for you and your club.
The Association has 6 Regional Areas in NSW and ACT. Most of these regions have their own Facebook page. It's a great way to find out what's happening in your region. Check out the Contact Us page for the names and numbers of your Regional Chairs or search the region name in Facebook. You can attend Region Meetings too. This way you are on the spot for news and info. Best of all you get to know people in other clubs. Meet new people and organise inter-club events. This is particularly good for small clubs. This way you get the best of both worlds. It's a great idea to join these pages if you are travelling. That way if you get stuck you can contact the people on these pages. We are all here to help each other get the best of 4wd and camping. The pages are strictly Club members of the association so you know you can count of them for help. The pages are also a great way to sell or buy gear for your car or camping. It's your own buy swap sell page for like minded people in your area.
Friends of 4WD NSW ACT.
Many large companies and sometimes small businesses spend their money supporting the 4wd community. Our Clubs benefit directly through The 4wd Adventure Handbook and Events Calendar, and the annual Jamboree. These businesses need your support in return. Like this page to stay up to date with offers, store openings, product launches and discounts. This is the place to find education videos too. It's a new page so it's just getting started. Stay tuned for big things to come. If you are a business that wants to support the 4wd community contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how.
"taking the family into the bush - there's true value in that"
- Robin, Aboriginal Elder, Coffs Harbour June 2019.