Meetings, Events & Activities
Overview of Club Meetings
All regular, club meetings are held on a Tuesday evening
1st Tuesday, Committee meeting
2nd Tuesday, Long Trips meeting
3rd Tuesday, Mechanical Interest Group meeting (MIG)
4th Tuesday, Social meeting
Members receive a “MailChimp” email one week prior to each meeting (except committee meetings).
This email contains the details of the meeting.
You register your attendance for Mechanical Interest Group meetings and Long Trips meetings by clicking on the link contained in the “MailChimp” email.
There is no need to register for social meetings.
Long Trips Meetings
DATE: 2nd Tuesday of each month (except January)
TIME: Drinks are available from 5:00pm
Meals can be ordered from 5:30pm
Meeting commences at 7.15pm
LOCATION: Advised in the email advertising the meeting
Members report on their past long trips using photographic and other forms of presentation.
A ‘long trip’ is defined as one taking longer than five days and requires that your vehicle be set up appropriately.
Mechanical Interest Group Meetings
DATE: 3rd Tuesday of each month (unless otherwise notified)
TIME: BBQ available usually at 5.30pm
Meeting commences usually 6.00 pm. (Time changes subject to business house demands)
LOCATION: Business houses (mechanical workshops, showrooms) in Metropolitan Adelaide
Presentation by a local expert or business house
DATE: 4th Tuesday of each month (except December)
TIME: Meals can be ordered from the bar 5.30 to 8.00pm
Meeting commences at 7:15pm in the Sturt Pea Room.
LOCATION: West Adelaide Football Club (WAFC), 57 Milner Road Richmond SA 5033,
There is usually a guest speaker whose presentation provides some interesting information on matters generally relating to 4WDs or similar topics.
Following the meeting, tea and coffee can be purchased from the bar, allowing members and visitors to socialise.
Visitors are more than welcome to the Social Meeting; please introduce yourself at the reception table on entry.
DATE: 1st Tuesday of the month
TIME : 7.00pm
LOCATION: ZOOM online meeting
Committee meeting minutes are available to club members upon request from the secretary.
Each month the Club publishes and emails via “MailChimp” a magazine called “Cat Chat” to each member.
It contains a calendar of club events and trips.
NOTE : The Current Month and the previous 12 months issues can also be Viewed / Downloaded from the Members Section of the Website.
As only a limited number of members can attend each club trip, regular social functions offer members greater opportunities to meet and socialize with other members.
The Social Coordinator’s role is to develop a calendar of reasonably-priced events suitable and varied enough for all members to attend regardless of age. Generally there is no limit to numbers. In particular, new members can find social events a good way to ‘break the ice’ in meeting members and to find out what they enjoy about the club. By getting to know each other better, new friendships can encourage more members to take a bigger interest in other club events.
Several social events are organised during the year with the aim of getting as many members together as possible, two of our more long standing events are:-
This is an annual event and has been organised as a weekend (generally at a caravan park) or a day in a city park.
Both involve a barbecue lunch free for children and a small fee for adults. Afterwards a visit by Father Christmas to hand out club presents to all members children or Grandchildren (max 2) under the age of 13 years. Details of how it works will be supplied on request or on registration for the event. If it is a weekend event evening happy hours will be organised.
Polish Hill River
Over the years the club has sole use of this venue and has organised events from a weekend up to a stay of many days at the facility 12 kilometres from Clare with a large hall/community kitchen, showers and toilets with powered sites suitable for caravans, campers, tents, rooftop campers and swags and it is next door to Pikes Winery, Brewery and Restaurant. Day trips are organised to local tourist venues and 4WD areas.
Annual Wine Tasting
An annual wine tasting and purchase is organised to coincide with a social meeting, not only do you get good wine for a good price but the club receives a commission for organising the event that goes to fund social events.
Social events are thus a vital part of our club’s repertoire of activities. Details of these events are advertised in the Club Magazine and website. Take advantage of these organised functions and widen your experience of the Club.
Members are encouraged to contact the Social Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org with ideas for social events.