Recently the Bundaberg 4WD Club celebrated a very different end to the year for the club’s activities, as we were slowed down a bit by a pandemic.
Our annual trip to Fraser Island at the end of 2019 saw members head up to Waddy Point and take in the sights of the top end of the island. This year’s trip is not looking good now with fires ravaging the World Heritage listed icon.
Giving back to the environment we travel through saw us, once again, participate in the annual Clean Up Australia Day where we cleaned up Kinkuna National Park.
Weekend camp trips featured during the year when we could get out.
With our club hosting the 4WDQLD Corroboree at Mount Perry we spent a fair amount of time in the country town setting tracks. Trips in the local vicinity varied from the beach to the bush.
State forests and private properties were used throughout the region. Our own club campsite, which will see us continue our training and other club activities, is a work in progress, adding things to make a great base.
Promoting responsible four-wheel driving is high on our club’s agenda and are grateful for the support that people give us to continue our chosen recreation.
Donating to charities saw us give a helping hand to the Royal Flying Doctors, Life Flight Rescue, The Gin Gin Chaplaincy Program, 4WDQLD, and the Rural Fire Brigade in Mount Perry. Most of these funds were raised from the Mount Perry event and was great to see local charities benefit.
Presentation of our coveted trophies was held after the lunchtime gathering at Bargara.
Members had voted on categories such as “Best Photograph”, best “Camp Cook” and “Best Club Activity” but others were awarded trophies on a tally taken over the previous twelve months, including the “Most Recoveries” and “Most Damage”.
Santa even made an early appearance to pass out gifts to the gathering of children. The social day was a way for members to reflect on what has been an unusual year, with the future looking like getting back to some sort of normal.
We thank those businesses that support our club and the people who allow us access onto their properties, to take members to those special spots that the general public is unable to go to.
To find out more on the Bundaberg Four Wheel Drive Club and activities we have on, contact us via email at [email protected], on the net at www.bundaberg4wdclub.com or catch us on Facebook or Instagram
Brad Praed, Bundaberg 4WD Club Inc.