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Moreton Districts Off Road Club
MDORC TALK
December 2014
Merry Christmas
Moreton Districts Off Road Club
PO Box 279
Kallangur QLD 4503
Website:http://www.mdorc.org.au
Email:[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
UHF CB:
Channel 27
2013/2014 Committee Members
President
Vice President & Membership Officer
Ivan Proctor – 0415 366536
Evan Gill – 0412 703833
Secretary
Eamonn Coughlan
Treasurer
Miranda Buckley
Trip Coordinator
Gary Eikenloff – 0410 077653
Publicity Officer
Aleisha Gill
Driver Awareness Officer
Michael Buckley
Other Positi ons
Magazine Editor
Webmaster
Property Officer
Merchandise Coordinator
Care Officer
Genny Proctor
Brent Brian
Michael Grimstone
Leighanne Grimstone
David Duncan
Monthly meetings
When: First Wednesday of each month
Where: Norths Leagues Club
Contents
Minutes of General Meeting������������������������������������������������������������������������������������4
Minutes of Committee Meeting�������������������������������������������������������������������������������7
President’s Report�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������10
Magazine Editor’s Comment���������������������������������������������������������������������������������11
Trip Reports
Mt Mee Day Run �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������12
Double Island�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������24
Trip Calendar���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������20
Trip Planner�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������22
Required Recovery Equipment�����������������������������������������������������������������������������30
Trip Planner Code of Ethics�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������30
Trip Ratings�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������31
Duty of Care����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������32
MDORC Shop��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������34
MDORC Yellow Pages & Sales������������������������������������������������������������������������������34
Advertisers List
SolarXpress�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������18
Norths��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������19
A-Trek Campers and Camping Hire����������������������������������������������������������������������19
Springers Solar������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������28
Hart Transmissions������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������28
Escape2Adventure������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������29
TPO�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������29
ARB�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������33
RBC Business Solutions���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������35
1347 Anzac Ave, Kallangur
Start:7.30pm sharp - all visitors welcome
Fees
Annual Membership Single $60, Family $65
Joining Fee: $30
(Membership fees are due at the end of each Financial Year)
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Membership Officer:
33 current members. 5 visitors present.
Minutes of General Meeting
Moreton Districts Off Road Club INC.
PO BOX 279
KALLANGUR QLD 4503
ABN: 99 906 292 238
Trip Co-ordinator:
• Trip planning night on Friday at 7.30pm at Norths.
• Michael spoke about Wheels of the Century. Looking for volunteers.
• Ivan spoke about Sausage Sizzle at BCF Morayfield on Saturday 15 November.
• Helen organised Christmas Party Fri Sat Sun 28, 29 and 30 November. MDORC have
reserved Pardoo area. Names needed please, contact Helen. Visitors welcome. Fee for
visitors. Free for members.
5 November 2014
Meeting Opened by: Ivan Proctor at 7.33pm
Attendance: As per the sign in book.
Apologies: Nil
Driver Awareness Officer:
Michael spoke re what’s involved. Trip list available for members wishing to do DA.
Minutes of Previous Meetings:
Moved by: Genny Proctor
Seconded by: Eamonn Coughlan
Magazine Editor:
Genny discussed trip reports. Inskip and Mount Mee photos etc to be sent to [email protected]
mdorc.org.au.
President:
Thanks to Eddie, Lorraine and Genny for conducting Masters BBQ at very short notice.
$475 raised.
Property Officer:
Tiny had nothing to report.
Business Arising from Previous Meeting:
Nil
Correspondence:
Emails from: Nathan Georgie re membership and from Dirk Hartog Island re trip discount for
clubs planning trips within 3 years.
Info from www.Dirkhartogisland see email (with Ivan).
Mail In: Offer from 4WD Qld 6-8 April stand.
Treasurers Report:
Statement of Monthly Receipts and Payments for Moreton Districts Off Road Club Inc.
For the month ending …
Receipts
Gary Eikenloff
Evan Gill
Leighanne Grimstone
Total
Trip Fees
Fines for Miles
Merchandise
35.00
15.00
30.00
$80.00
Cashbook Balance as of 01/10/2014
Plus Receipts
Total
Payments
Genny Proctor
Genny Proctor
Genny Proctor
Miranda Buckley
Michael Grimstone
Total
Pink Ladies/Xmas
Postage/Pens
Envelopes
Gift Cards
Snatch Strap/Pin Boards
Less Payments
Cashbook Balance 31/10/2014
Moved By: Gary Eikenloff
Seconded By: Aleisha Gill
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$6,109.96
$80.00
$6,189.96
22.23
47.30
34.80
300.00
247.00
$651.33
$651.33
$5,538.63
December 2014
Fundraising Co-ordinator:
Sausage Sizzle on Saturday volunteers required
Merchandising:
Stickers $5 each get in early.
PR:
Aleisha showed designs of car stickers and received feedback from members on design.
Care / Association Delegate:
• David spoke and advised Dirty down under reported 2000 vehicles/people attended Double
Island Point.
• 2015 Coroboree being arranged by Motley crew in October taking place at Kalbar.
Web Master:
• New website info including updates on History, DA, Resources etc. Member resources
section. Changes to current website including: Facebook Group set up for MDORC.
Sergeant at Arms:
MDORC challenge
• Brent – forgetting child’s clothing.
• Simon – not engaging 4WD and not having lights on.
• Ivan – no lights.
• Miles – no lights.
• Leanne – no writing on Birthday card. Disposing of rubbish incorrectly.
• Aleisha – No lights.
Mt Mee
• Tiny – Not nice to ladies driving jeeps.
• Gary for confusing.
• Stewart – Driving with indicator on. No lights.
• Robert for not stopping at stop sign.
• Aleisha for parking under a dead limb on a trip to Teewah Beach Trip.
• Dave Mohr – unpacking a circus tent. Failing to stop at a turn.
• Nick – Stick jammed under car.
• Helen – Stick jammed under car.
• Richard – Stick jammed under car. Richard lying about shower availability.
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General Business:
• Decisions made that Committee meetings to be emailed to those that request them.
Possibly listed on website in member area-this option to be discussed further.
• David mentioned historical information regarding the club sent via the mail. David is
scanning information and creating a book for members to view.
• Dave Meier offering to sell food grade containers.
• $1848.25 raised on Pink Ladies Day at Redcliffe markets and $860 raised in raffle tickets.
Grand total raised for Qld cancer Council Queensland $2708.25. Club decision to round
donation up to $3000. Total value of raffle prizes donated $2400.
Minutes of Committee Meeting
Meeting Closed by: Ivan Proctor at 8:50pm
Attendees: Ivan & Genny Proctor, Evan & Aleisha Gill, David & Helen Duncan,
Michael & Leighanne Grimstone, Gary Eikenloff
Pink Ladies Raffle Winners:
David Edmonds Ergon – Binoculars donated by BCF Lawnton
Micheal Buckley Rack Sack donated by Ivan Proctor
Andrea Pettet – Black and White Quilt by Helen Duncan
Eric Finn – Bunnings Voucher donated by Bunnings Rothwell
Eddie Carleton – Esky donated by BCF Lawnton
Michael Buckley – Barcardi donated by Genny Proctor
Natasha Roland RACQ 2 ARB Chairs donated by ARB Caboolture
Cassie Caldwell – Mako Sunglasses donagted by BCF Lawnton
Cameron Maloney – Solar Fan and Torch donated by Springers Solar Lawton
Jackson Johns – Solar Fan and Torch donated Springers Solar Lawton
William Slabber – Swivel light and gloves donated by Repco Virginia & Colin Doohan
Colin Doohan – Two bottles of champagne donated by Helen Duncan
Robert and Sharyn Simon – African Quilt donated by Lorraine Wynn
Derek Collinger – Teddy Bear Donated by Genny Proctor
Des Lambert – Two pink beach chairs donated by Enogerra Camping
David Duncan – Fishing pack donated by BCF Lawnton
William Slabber – Timber Shelves donated by David Meier
Chris Johns – 8000lb snatch strap donated by Robert Braun
Gail Wainwright-Smith – Antler Duffle bag donated by Ivan and Genny Proctor
Neil and Debbie Hester – $25 voucher and stubbie holder donated by Hog’s breath
Neil and Debbie Hester – Frostbite Esky donated by Ray’s Outdoors Rothwell
Moreton Districts Off Road Club INC.
PO BOX 279
KALLANGUR QLD 4503
ABN: 99 906 292 238
Date 19 November 2014
Meeting Opened by: Ivan Proctor @ 7.10 pm
Apologies: Eamonn Coughlan, Miranda & Michael Buckley
Absent: Brent Brian
Minutes of Previous Meeting: As Genny lost the original minutes and had to rewrite them
from memory, various corrections/additions were raised:
• Property – the committee talked of getting a 3 x 3 gazebo – decision was to wait until we
could get one on special.
• Merchandising – reduced the car stickers to $5.
• Publicity – the Explore Australia show at Manly Harbour next year was raised as a possibility
for the club to have a stand.
• Petrol vouchers for recces – pointed out that the minutes should not have read as though
the decision had been made on this idea - should have read as an idea that was discussed
only.
Moved with amendments by: Evan Gill
Moved with amendments by: David Duncan
Business Arising From Previous Meeting:
• Re future purchase of a new 3x3 gazebo to make it UV proof.
• Further discussion of the recce petrol vouchers, it was thought too hard to police (which
trips deserved it and which didn’t) and could cause discord among members. Initially David
asked to contact other clubs who do it and how they go about it, but the general consensus
was not to follow this through as it would cause too many problems.
• Charging visitors $5 per day trip brought up again for discussion – still agreement that
everyone pays it on trips where there are no other expenses for participants, ie camping
fees, driving permits etc. Genny was asked to put a large ad in mag make sure everyone is
aware of this change.
President:
Nothing to add.
Correspondence:
Need to check with Eamonn that he’s picking up the mail.
Mail Out: Thank you letters for Pink Ladies donors and magazines.
Emails In & Out: Email to Sarah Pugh at Norths about putting a free ad in the magazine,
Email back from Sarah Pugh accepting and an advert sent in from her.
Christmas is coming …
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Treasurer:
N/A
Trip Coordinator:
• Gary asked about his reworded Duty of Care – asked David what CARE said – in short their
reply was not to change it.
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• Asked where he should mention $5 charge per vehicle, on the trip sheets? – Decision was
made to put it on web site (and on the trip calendar). Evan to print and laminate signs for the
trip bags.
• Genny mentioned 3 trip calendar items on the website that needed slight amendments.
Magazine Editor:
Discussed advertising.
Membership Officer:
Still 33 members, 4 or 5 membership forms handed out at last meeting. Hope to get some
back at Christmas party or next meeting. Evan to call those visitors who said they want to
come to Christmas Party to mention payment for meals if not members!
Driver Awareness Officer:
Not here – need to get dates from him for next year’s DA courses – need to schedule regular
dates to make it easier to arrange for people to attend and get helpers.
Property Officer:
• Got a new gas bottle, plastic storage box and BBQ supplies. Decision to get 3 more new
storage boxes.
• Discussed getting new tables, decided that we would wait until the New Year and discuss
again.
• Also discussion about getting car ramps for promotional events, again decided to discuss
this in the New Year.
General Business:
• Helen has purchased goodies for the Christmas raffle, decided to split them into 4 prizes
and the draw will be held at the December meeting to allow sale of as many tickets as
possible.
• Norths mentioned we can’t have room in December as they have functions on but will set up
front alfresco area for us.
• Gary checked when the meeting in January is – 14 January, as we don’t hold it straight after
new year (giving people time to recover). Committee also agreed to not hold a committee
meeting in December. Gary also checked details of trips for January.
• David asked for volunteers to give a 10 minute talk at the December meeting, Genny
suggested Anna Grimstone’s video presentation, unfortunately as the meeting will be
outside there will be no power available so it was decided to show it at the January General
Meeting. No volunteers for giving a talk.
Next Meeting: 21 January 2015
Meeting Closed By: Ivan Proctor @ 9.03pm
Care:
• Mentioned that there has been talk about a bunch of idiots at hooning and causing damage
at Double Island Point – they filmed it and posted it on social media. Police and CARE are
trying to identify offenders and prosecute (some already going to court). The point being that
steps are being taken to stop this kind of behaviour.
• David was sent to Perth for first meeting at 4WD Australia as a representative of 4WD Qld
– nothing much was discussed at our club level, but one thing though, every club across
Australia is having trouble growing their numbers.
Fund Raising Co-ordinator:
• $200 from BCF Sausage Sizzle which was good for the temperature!
• Genny asked to look into the new Bunnings at Brendale/Warner as a possible venue.
Merchandising:
Cost price of club shirts checked, we’re selling them at cost price so don’t think we can
reduce them anymore. Need to talk about new shirts sometime next year.
Public Relations:
• Wheels of the Century – got to talk to 6 people who were interested. At $75 not going to do
it again, as this event is not the right place for us (if it was free – yes).
• Need to sort out paying for the Explore Australia show - there is an up-front cost of $300
deposit that will be returned at/after the show, so no cost to the club. Talk about what’s
happening at this show and what the club could do on their stand. David mentioned that it
might be good to do it under the umbrella of 4WD Qld (who will be there) with other clubs,
so presenting a united front of responsible clubs.
• Genny mentioned email contacts going through to the Secretary from website might be
being missed as Eamonn is away so much. Brent having trouble changing contacts on the
website. Ivan to discuss with Brent.
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President’s Report
Magazine Editor’s Comment
Once again it’s been a busy month. We had the Inskip camping weekend at the beginning of
the month and a call from Masters North Lakes at 08:30 Saturday Morning asking if we could
do a sausage sizzle that day! It was a big ask but Eddie, Laurraine and Genny and I stepped
forward to accept the challenge. We managed to raise $475 and use up some of the sausages
left over from the last sausage sizzle.
Not much in this month’s magazine, but thanks to Andrew Elms for the Mt Mee report and
photos and to Christine Braun, Gary Eikenloff and Evan Gill for their photos. Thanks also to
Nick Beresford for his Double Island Trip Report and Neil Hester for the accompanying photos.
It was also a busy month for promoting the club with the Wheels of the Century car show. From
reports received it was not a huge success but it was worth a try just to see what the show
was like.
We had another sausage sizzle on the 15th at BCF Morayfield. Unfortunately this one was not
so good and we only managed to raise $200. However, I would like to say a big thanks to all
the volunteers who assisted on the day (Eddie and Laurraine, Gary, Cecilia, Erin, Saun and
Anthony, Christine and Robert, Helen and David). It does mean we managed to raise $675 for
club funds in November.
We also had the trip planning meeting which attracted a good number of members. We now
have some very interesting trips planned for the next 12 months.
By the time you read this the Christmas party weekend will be over so I would like to take this
opportunity to wish all our members a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.
Just to remind people the next club meeting will be on Wednesday 14th January which is a
week later than our normal meeting date.
Ivan Proctor
[email protected]
As Ivan pointed mentioned, we had two sausage sizzles in November. The last minute one at
Masters North Lakes happened because I put the club’s name on Master’s cancellation list
(because their standard wait time is so long) although I didn’t expect to get asked to put a
sausage sizzle on on the same day! It all worked out quite well in the end - because of the late
notice Masters set up their gazebo and bbq for us (we still put up a club banner) and we only
had to work from 10am until 2pm, which wasn’t too bad considering there were only 4 of us to
man the stall. As well as making a great amount of money, we also scored huge brownie points
with Masters by agreeing to do the sausage sizzle at such short notice - they were very grateful
not to have to run it themselves.
The second sausage sizzle, two weeks later, at Morayfield was a bit of a flop - we didn’t expect
great things but thought it was a good way to finish up the stock we had before the end of the
year. Who knew it was going to be so stinking hot?!? Although we were careful to set the stand
up to maximise shade for the workers (and some for the punters), I think we were sizzling more
than the sausages and even the icy cold drinks didn’t attract too many people. Have to say
though, that I was amazed when I totted up the takings to see we had pulled in $200 profit we thought we’d done much less trade than this.
Thank you to everyone who has submitted anything to the magazine this year, keep up
the good work. See you at the Christmas Party, but if you’re not there, have a very Happy
Christmas and a Merry New Year.
Genny Proctor
[email protected]
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Photo by Andrew Elms
Photo by Andrew Elms
Mt Mee Day Run Trip Leader/s: Gary Eickenloff (with help of Peter Bowen and Tiny)
The Dayboro IGA car park was a hub of activity as we all gathered for an 8am start. With
coffee in hand and the usual run down on the day’s events, the 4WD convoy then headed
for the tracks of Mt Mee.
Despite the lack of recent rain, the tracks weren’t too dusty, well only at the back anyway.
Heading towards The Gantry, we had a change of route due to the closure of the A-Break
track. Climbing the hills to the top lookout over the western side, which overlooked the valley
over Lake Somerset was spectacular.
The park was scattered with fresh undergrowth of palms, tree ferns and other ‘green’ flora.
It was great to see the transformation of vegetation after
previous burn-offs.
With 15 vehicles in the total, we ended up splitting into two
smaller, more manageable groups – “Team Gary” and “Team
Peter”. Muddy and rocky ground kept our attention focused
on the track as we were expertly guided through tight and
sometimes very steep terrain, passing others enjoying the
same activities, along the way.
We stopped at The Gantry for a feed and continued on to meet
up with the others. Unfortunately Peter had to retire early with
a busted radiator (again), his group was under pressure to find
their way to meet with Team Gary, in a separate part of the park.
There were some tricky parts of the track, over creek crossings
with large boulders followed by steep climbs, but we all
managed to get through just fine.
Upon returning to The Gantry at the end of the day, we could
barely recognise the two ladies in pink (also Tail-Gate Tail-end
Charlie) who looked a bit like a couple of Mary’s from the local
tribe after driving topless (roofless Jeep) in the dust!
Photos on these pages courtesy of Gary Eikenloff
Andrew Elms
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Lining up to split into two groups
Views near lookout
Photos on these pages courtesy of Christine Braun
Somerset Dam
Coffee break at the Gantry
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Photos on these pages
courtesy of Evan Gill
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Trip Calendar
Club Meeting
January
Social Trip
February
1
Day Trip
Weekend
March
April
Scenic Rim
Club Meeting
2
3
Choice of 2:
4
Club Meeting
Club Meeting
5
6
Explore Australia
Promotional
7
May
July
June
Fraser Island
Kids MDORC
Challenge
Details on the trip calendar at mdorc.org.au
Fund Raiser
1
Club Meeting
or
5
8
Club Meeting
Sausage Sizzle
Club Meeting
and AGM
Club Meeting
11 Croquet n Crabs
11
12
12 Mt Mee Day Run
14
Landcruiser
Mountain Park
Glasshouse Mtn
15
Committee
16
17
18
Landcruiser
Mountain Park
Committee
Mt Mee Night
Run
21
Bribie Beach
Breakfast
25
MDORC
Challenge
26
31
18
Committee
Stanthorpe Wine
Tour
Christmas
In July
Glasshouse Mtn
27
28
Scenic Rim
29
29
30
Committee
24
27
28
Pink Ladies Day
Committee
23
Jimna
26
Boreen Point
22
24
Rocky Creek
Committee
21
Imbil State
Forest
23
25
Committee
20
Committee
22
Trip Planning
17
19
Committee
Mystery Tour
14
18
19
20
Belthorpe
16
Committee
Committee
10 Pin Bowling
13
15
Border Ranges
Inskip
President’s Night
9
10
Spicers Gap
Club Meeting
CityView
7
10
Club Meeting
Club Meeting
4WD Qld
Corroboree
Go Carts
8
13
November December
6
Glendon Station
9
October
3
4
Club Meeting
September
Club Meeting
2
Bunderberg
Outback Trip
August
Big Meal Out
Christmas Party
30
Fraser Island
Clean up
31
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News Flash
Trip Planner
The trip planner gives an overview of trips planned for the next few months. Trips can be
changed, cancelled, or new trips added. Listen out for more details at club meetings.
January 2014
11 January
Croquet ‘n’ Crabs
Date
Trip
Genny Proctor
Social
Leader
Rating
$7 per person for croquet.
Cost
2–4pm, meeting at Woody Point Car Part at 1.45pm latest.
Details
Eildon Croquet Club at Woody Point will set up the playing lawns and teach us the basics of
croquet but without getting too complicated. A fun introduction into something new.
After croquet, we will cross the road to the Belvedere Hotel for a relaxing drink or two and
continue with a meal at the Steak and Crab House next door.
Date
17–18 January
Trip
Landcruiser Mountain Park
Leader
Simon Laverie
Rating
Blue
In the New Year the $5 fee per vehicle for Day Trips is being extended
to all participants - members and visitors alike.
The fee will also apply to all trips that do not incur other costs,
ie camping or driving permits etc.
Cost
4WD and All Wheel Drive Vehicles: $45 per night per vehicle for 24 hour stay.
$25 day trip per vehicle/day rate.
See website: www.landcruisermountainpark.com.au
Details at the club meeting.
Details
A camping weekend testing you and your 4WD against some of the best tracks in the park.
Rated blue but with some black if your keen (DA only).
Date
Leader
24-25 January
Genny Proctor
Trip
Rating
Australia Day Weekend
Blue
Details at the club meeting.
Details
Revisiting Rocky Creek campsite for those who’d like a relaxing weekend after all the stress
and strain of Christmas and New Year.
Date
14 February
February 2014
Spicers Gap
Trip
Leader
Helen Duncan
Rating
Blue
$5 per vehicle.
Cost
This is a 10 car maximum trip, so get your names down quick. Details to come.
Details
Spicers Gap is a mountain pass that is located 100 km west of Brisbane, and was the original
route over the Great Dividing Range.
22 February
Trip
Bribie Beach Breakfast
Date
Social
Lorraine Lynch
Leader
Rating
Benalong St, Woorim
Details
This beach is dog friendly for those who would like to bring their dog. It is located south of the
Bribie surf club on Benalong Street. There is parking, BBQs and a large shelter.
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Cotton pads dipped in wax are an easy
way to make portable fire starters.
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DOUBLE ISLAND POINT
We started out journey at the Hungary Jacks at the Glass House Mountains. All 6
cars set off on time and ready for the adventure that followed. On our way, Helen
got her hopes up thinking that Richard was going to take the exit that goes to the
markets, but they were quickly dashed as he drove straight pass it, only to take
the next exit. We wove our way through the scenic hillsides till we reached the $7
ferry we all had to get our camping permits changed from Inskip Point to Teewah
Beach. We then proceeded along the beach to our camping site.
We pulled up, unloaded the firewood from our cars (which was all milled timber), and set up
our tents and swags apart from Dave who was still pulling stuff out of his car and taking hours
to set up. Once he was set up, we set off to the Fresh Water Track for a spot of lunch then we
headed up the track. We were annoyed to find that the government have put gravel down on
all the technical areas making it a simple run. We then headed up the road to the King Bore
Track where Richard wanted to take us on the last trip to Double Island Point at the middle of
the year but it was closed at that time. The sign at the front read “4-5 Hours” to complete but
he said we could do it in 2-3. We started with the idea that it was going to be quite challenging
in some areas but only to find that the government have made it more accessible like the
Fresh Water Track. Along the way, we all picked up multiple stick with myself leading the
charge with 2 sticks early and looking like I could be funding the whole Christmas Party if the
trend continued. But then everyone caught up apart from Gary who was our Tail End Charlie,
because we had cleared the all the sticks from the track. The only technical bit was a bit of
soft sand here and there. We also drove past a track that goes down to the beach but it was
blocked off only to find tracks going straight around the gate (we did not go down it). We then
drove into Rainbow Beach to fill our tanks and get some food for dinner.
On our way back to the camp site, we stopped at Fresh Water because Richard was adamant
that they had showers there, only to find that there was no showers in sight. So we headed
back to the camp site, where we started the fire, set our chairs up and got the marshmallows
out. We all had dinner and then Helen set off home (only to find that she got home at mid
night).
We all got up the next morning and Richard and I went for a quick fish only to have the sun in
my eyes. We then started packing up with all of us intrigued in how Dave would fit all the gear
back in his Suzuki. I do not know how, but he did. We then headed up the light house with
the intensions of playing on the rocks but there was far too many people around. A few of us
walked up to the lookout and saw some turtles playing in the water but none of us wanted to
do the extra walk and go to the light house. We then headed back along the beach so we could
stop in at the pub to get a feed before we headed home. We all ordered with Richard first then
Gary then Dave then myself. But the food came out with Dave’s first, then Gary’s, then mine,
but Richards was forgotten, AGAIN. So he got up and made a loud stand against it. We then
parted ways and headed home.
All up, it was a really enjoyable time and a fun weekend adventure.
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The new Capalaba store has
installation bays similar to Lawnton
with Auto Electricians on staff
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offset & digital printing
design & desktop publishing
digital publishing & online ordering
binding & other print finishing services
warehousing & logistics
Call our Customer Service Manager,
Aleisha Cheesman, on 07 3268 8805
or email [email protected]
www.tpo.co
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Required Recovery Equipment
All Vehicles Must Carry
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Recovery points front and rear
2 x rated shackles (rated to GVMx2)
Snatch Strap
Spare tyre, jack and tools
Dampener bag
First aid kit
UHF Radio
Strap joining stick
Fire Extinguisher
Trip Ratings
Easy
Also Recommended
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Insect repellent
Axe / bow saw
Shovel
Appropriate footwear
Overview
Description
Advisory Sign/
Symbol
All-wheel drive
and high range.
Novice drivers.
Green Circle
Medium
Mainly high range
4WD but low
range required.
Some 4WD
experience or
training required.
Difficult
Significant low
range 4WD with
standard ground
clearance. Should
have 4WD driver
training.
Blue Square
Black Diamond
Very Difficult
Low range 4WD
with high ground
clearance.
Experienced
drivers.
Double Black
Diamond
Winch Vehicles Must Carry
Leather gloves, Tree trunk protector, Snatch block, 2nd dampener bag.
If you do not have all the required equipment, call the trip leader prior to the trip and let them
know. The club has spare equipment; the trip leader will arrange necessary equipment.
Expected
terrain & track
conditions
Trip Planner Code of Ethics
(Produced with the permission of the Australian National Four Wheel Drive Council in the
interests of promoting responsible Four-Wheel-Drive-Touring)
• Obey the laws and regulations for Recreational Vehicles that apply to public lands.
• Respect the cultural, heritage and environmental values of public/private land by obeying
restrictions that may apply.
Vehicle
Suitability
• Respect our flora and fauna. Stop and look but never disturb.
• Keep to formed vehicle tracks.
Recovery
Equipment
• Keep the environment clean. Carry your own and any other rubbish out.
• Keep your vehicle mechanically sound and clean to reduce the environmental impact.
• Adopt minimal impact camping and driving practices.
• Seek permission before driving on private land. Do not disturb livestock or watering points,
leave gates as found.
• Take adequate water, food, fuel, basic spares and a first aid kit on trips. In remote areas travel
with another vehicle and have Royal Flying Doctor Service, or equivalent, radio contact.
Driver training
experience
• Enjoy your recreation and respect the rights of others.
• Plan ahead and lodge trip details with a responsible person.
• Support four-wheel drive touring as a responsible and legitimate family recreational activity.
Consider joining an affiliated four-wheel drive Club.
THIS CODE SUPPORTS THE NATIONAL RECREATIONAL VEHICLE POLICY
AND IS VALUABLE ONLY IF YOU OBSERVE IT
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Tracks with
frequent very
Mostly unsealed
steep and/or
roads with no
rocky, slippery,
obstacles and
sandy track
minor gradients.
sections. May
have difficult river
crossings.
Suitable
Suitable for
All-wheel drive
Suitable for
for medium
high clearance
and high range
medium to
clearance
vehicles with
4WD. Can be low
high clearance
vehicles with
dual range tyres
clearance with
vehicles with dual
dual range and
suitable for the
single range and
range and all
all terrain or road
terrain. (Mud
road tyres.
terrain tyres.
tyres.
terrain tyres).
Winch/recovery
As per club
As per club
As per club
equipment
standards
standards
standards
required.
Drivers with
extensive
experience
Recommended
Recommended
and advanced
that drivers have for drivers with
training should
experience or
reasonable
only attempt
Suitable for
4WD training.
experience or
as there are
novice drivers.
Recommended
4WD training.
several technical
to be done
To be done
challenges.
in groups of
in groups of
Recommended
vehicles.
vehicles.
to be done in
groups of four or
more vehicles.
May be more
Will be more
Will be more
Will be more
difficult in wet
difficult in wet
difficult in wet
difficult in wet
conditions.
conditions.
conditions.
conditions.
Tracks with some
steep and/or
rocky, slippery,
sandy sections.
May have shallow
water crossings.
Tracks with
frequent steep
and/or rock,
slippery, sandy
track sections.
Possible water
crossings.
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Duty of Care
NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS & VISITORS
All members and visitors alike, including passengers, are reminded that their
attendance or participation in any Moreton Districts Off Road Club Inc. (hereafter
referred to as the ‘Club’) event is of their own choosing and they accept full
responsibility for their own actions and consequences.
All persons, drivers, visitors and passengers alike are reminded that they have a
‘Duty of Care’ to themselves as well as others and take all necessary reasonable
steps to ensure their own safety and the safety of all others at all times.
All members and visitors alike, including passengers, are reminded that although
the Club attempts to conduct trips and events in the safest possible manner,
there are many changing factors and unforeseen circumstances that the Club and
its members have no control over.
Each member, visitor and passenger are the only persons that know their own
capabilities and therefore are the only persons who know if they are capable of
participating or continuing to participate in a Club event / trip. If these persons
feel that their vehicle or themselves are incapable of participating or continuing to
participate in a Club event / trip in a safe manner, then they need to withdraw at
that time from the Club event / trip. If this happens, the person(s) must notify the
trip leader or official by radio or other means of communication, of their intention
to withdraw.
Convoy rules and procedures, and night run rules, are provided by the Club for
the safety and enjoyment of everyone on a Club trip / event.
Your participation of any Club event / trip is conditional upon you and your
passengers/visitors/guest or others, accepting the Club rules, Convoy Rules or
Night Run Rules, and therefore accepting your own liability of your own action at
all times.
Please remember that any event or trip is much more enjoyable when each of us
takes care, not only of ourselves, but also the safety of others.
Authorised by:
Management Committee and Members of the Moreton Districts Off Road Club Inc.
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MDORC Shop
For club clothing come and see Leighanne at the meeting.
We also has windscreen stickers.
Adult Club Polo Shirt - $30
Adult’s Cap - $10
Children’s Polo Shirt - $20
Unisex Fleece Vest - $30
Children’s
Bucket Hat - -$10
MDORC Yellow Pages & Sales
If you have your own business and would like to advertise in the club magazine,
please send through your information that can be added to the list below.
Member Name
Business Details
Phone
Brent Brian
FlowBiz
07 3283 6215
RBC
BUSINESS SOLUTIONS


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www.flowbiz.com.au
FlowBiz is a software development house that specialises in Workflow
orientated business systems management tools with a range of add
on modules for Governance, Risk and Compliance that have been
deployed across many industries. Solutions range from customised and
bespoke developments through to out-of-the-box and cloud solutions.
Michael Buckley
Nice Wheels Driver Training
0414 340 303
www.facebook.com/nicewheelsdt
Aleisha Gill
Offroad Angel
0424 141089
offroadangel.com.au / facebook.com/offroadangelaustralia
Offroad Angel creates lifestyle clothing for women who are offroading
enthusiasts. We have also started a brother label called Offroad Demon
for the men.
Evan Gill
Escape2Adventure
0411 885 375
www.escape2adventure.com.au
Sales of on and off road camper trailers and accessories
Richard O’Shea
(Richo)
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Brenton Tapp 07 3858 1444
* Copiers / Printers
[email protected]
* Workflow Solutions
www.rbc.com.au
* Document Management Solutions
* Managed Services inc.
Print, I.T.& Telephony
*Conditions Apply
*Cannot be used in conjunction with any other RBC Promotion
*ARB Logo used with express permission of owner
[email protected]
Chainsaw sharping & servicing plus other small two stroke motors etc.
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Notes
and a
Happy New Year