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Christmas celebration with Bundaberg 4WD Club

4wd club President Brett Lynch thanking members for a great year out and about
President Brett Lynch thanking members for a great year out and about.

The Bundaberg Four Wheel Drive Club celebrated its annual Awards Night and Christmas Party at the Bargara Bowls club recently.

The bowls club members explained the object of Lawn Bowls, which is to deliver the bowl closest to the Jack, the small ball at the other end of the “Green”.

Some of us managed to get the hang of the “Bias” and give the “Jack” a nudge from a well-executed “Forehand Draw”.

Sounding like we knew what we were doing and putting it into practice took a fair bit of skill and even more luck.

On reflection of the clubs activities over the last twelve months, we kicked off at the end of last year with our annual trip to K’Gari/Fraser Island, which saw members head up to Waddy Point, for a couple of weeks of relaxation.  

Giving back to the environment we travel through saw us, once again, participate in the annual Clean Up Australia Day where we cleaned up at the Burrum Coast National Park.

Members also attended the annual K’Gari/Fraser Island Clean up run by 4WD QLD, where 400 vehicles from 4WD clubs from across Queensland join forces to clean the world heritage listed island.

As a promotion of responsible 4wding during turtle season the club put together a series of short videos on what to do when driving and camping on beaches at that time of the year.

These can be found via various social media platforms.

Weekend camp and day trips featured during the year. Trips in the local vicinity varied from beach to bush. State forests and private properties were also used throughout the region.

4wd club Soraya Lynch measuring for a win.
Soraya Lynch measuring for a win.

4WD club members volunteer, donate

The club volunteered to help at the Mount Perry Show and the Mount Perry races, taking on various roles to enable the events to be held.

Extended trips saw members head to Northern Queensland to attend the 4WD QLD Corrobboree, which was held at Charters Towers in October, with 150 vehicles from around the state converging on the town for a weekend of activities four wheel driving related.

At our club campsite, we continued our training and other club activities.

Promoting responsible four wheel driving is high on our club's agenda and [we] are grateful for the support that people give us to continue our chosen recreation.

The QLD Cancer Council was the club's chosen charity this year, with donations from the sales of our annual calendar, our Ladies Day Drive and a raffle for club members going towards the group.  

The presentation part of the night where the coveted club trophies were handed out followed the bowling.

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”.

The social night was a way for members to reflect on what has been another great year out and about.

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 public is unable to go.

To find out more on the Bundaberg Four Wheel Drive Club and activities we have on, contact us via email at info@bundaberg4wdclub.com, on the net at www.bundaberg4wdclub.com or catch us on Facebook or Instagram.

Brad Praed
Bundaberg 4WD Club Inc.

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