The Land Rover Club of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is a non-profit, social and recreational club established in 1969 by a group of Land Rover enthusiasts. The club caters for o
The club's aim is to promote safe, responsible four wheel driving, consistent with the Four Wheel Drive NSW & ACT Code of Ethics, as well as respect for the Australian environment and its cultural heritage by employing the “Tread Lightly” philosophy. To this end, we provide advice to members on four wheel driving and recovery techniques as well as participate in community activities.
However, our core activity is four wheel drive trips, from one-day adventures in the local region to journeys of many weeks duration to the most remote corners of Australia, including the club's popular Outback Land Rover Heritage Drives which are held biennially and are open to all heritage and other four wheel drives.
At the June meeting, Andrew Yates from Lennock Jaguar and Land Rover presented Peter Mercer with Land Rover promotional material to be used in charity auctions on the upcoming OLRHD. Funds raised during the Heritage Drive are donated to charities and community organisations along the Heritage Drive route. Lennock's support for the Heritage Drive is appreciated.
At the June meeting, Marj Jones and representatives from the Spectacular 2016 organising committee presented the LRC with a cheque as the club's portion of the Spectacular financial returns. The money will keep the club going along nicely for the next two years and importantly means the club doesn't have to run additional fundraising. I would like to thank very much the LRC representatives on the organising committee and all the members who contributed to making the show the success it was. The Spectacular is highly regarded among exhibitors and this is a testament to the professional way in which the LRC ACT and the ACT and Southern Tablelands clubs deliver the show.
Well, it seems winter has come upon us all of a sudden. The run of really mild weather finished with Kaylene’s trip to Taralga. As we get colder and wetter day trips are a good way to fill in a wet day (as long as you don’t need to get out to winch) and I’d encourage members to think about a simple trip that they could run over winter. I for one would like to do Cattlemans trail from the western end after our failure to proceed the other week, I’d also be interested to check out that track to the right that we didn’t explore to see what’s down it….
At the May committee meeting, the committee continued the discussion on succession, so currently, Peter Gibb has advised he will be unable to continue as Treasurer, Russell Speldewinde will give up his role as Social Secretary and Gemma Zeitlhofer won’t continue as Membership Secretary. Not presupposing any voting outcomes, I’d very much like you to consider whether you could fill one of these important roles and have a say in running the Club.
If you're interested in joing the LRC, contact the Membership Secretary and Trip Coordinator to register your interest. More details can be found at - Membership. When you have satisfied membership requirements, your application will be voted on at the next ordinary meeting.
Membership renewals are due at the end of June. Please see Membership Renewal for more details. Please remember to check your details and update as necessary.