Monthly Meetings

The club's monthly meeting are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm at the Deakin Football Club. Our COVID-19 Saftey plan can be found under the Information menu.

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Basic Winching and Recovery Course

Basic Winching and Recovery Course

Due to individual concerns of the Driver Training Unit (DTU), a consensus has been reached that, as volunteer instructors, the DTU is unwilling to risk instructors’ health by being in close proximity to unvaccinated students. The DTU is therefore unable to offer training to anyone who has not been double vaccinated.

This course is designed to assist in understanding your winch and how to use it. This practical hands-on course is designed for club members to set up and use their winch and all their recovery gear in a real but safe and supervised environment. Many club members have winches but how many have used them for real? Requirements include – Complete Basic Driver Training, vehicle with electric winch that is in full working order, full recovery kit and any other equipment you would like to have inspected or trial (must have rated winch extension strap, quality pulley/snatch block, tree trunk protector, bow shackles, strap dampener, gloves). Practical exercises include layout and examination of all recovery gear, marking of winch cable, set up and use of a single line pull, double line pull and redirect, correct use of hand signals, and re-stowing the cable onto the drum. The course includes students recovering their vehicles, working in pairs, using their own gear and a variety of techniques, and driver trainers overseeing and advising. Safety is strictly maintained. Members wishing to do this course are required to have been a member of the Club for at least 12 months. *Note 1: Course nomination is essential however observers who want to learn the techniques are more than welcome however will not be involved in the live exercises. *Note 2: Training Course is intended to run on the Saturday morning at Talooge but this is subject to access restrictions to the property and course participants will probably be required to remain on the property for the weekend. Basic Driver Training will be conducted on the same weekend so driving of the tracks will not be possible for the entire weekend. Departure time on Friday evening will be 6:30pm from Bredbo (on the left of Braidwood Road (which turns into Jerangle Road). Departing Talooge on Sunday after 3:30pm.

Information

Activity Status : Approved

Activity Type : Trip

Trip Leader : Bronwyn Squire, Peter Butterfield

Activity Grade : Grade 3

Date From : 21/10/2022

Date to : 23/10/2022

Max Vehicles : 8

Start Time : 6:30 pm

Assembly Location : Bredbo

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Membership

The club provides two levels of membership

full member           family member

To be a Full Member you must own a suitable four wheel drive vehicle and hold a driver's licence. Basic Driver Training is provided only to the Full Members. Partners and family members of the Full Member are categorised as Family Members and may undertake Basic Driver training by becoming full members but pay only the annual membership fee component (not the joining fee) and may revert to family membership after 12 months. Details of all membership entitlements are provided at Section 3 (1) of the club by-laws.

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