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ET4WD June Club Ride



Monthly Meeting

Our next meeting is:

Monday, August 3, 2015 -  7:00 p.m.

at Dockside Grill
Louisville, Tn

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Welcome to East Tennessee Four Wheel Drive!


From Southern Four Wheel Drive Association 

Membership has Rewards

 Southern Four Wheel Drive Association is pleased to announce we have successfully arranged a variety of valuable discounts for places and things we all actually use. Whether you want  to save some cash on your next off road park visit or when you buy the next parts for your rig, SFWDA has added benefits for all of our active members.

 First off SFWDA has joined the 4Wheel Drive Hardware Jeep Club Rewards Program where members can organize fund raisers, trail rides, parades and other gatherings. Members of SFWDA can also earn immediate discounts at both 4Wheel Drive Hardware and 4 Wheel Parts stores through this special membership. (member phone number required) 

Additionally, SFWDA members receive a 10% discount on everything at NAPA Auto Parts online (www.napaonline.com) and at your local NAPA parts stores with approved access. (separate store registration required). 

Last but not least, Federated Fisher Auto Parts is now a supporter of SFWDA. Member's will receive a 10% discount at any of their retail locations nationwide and receive a discount with our access code. 

 SFWDA is pleased to offer these additional benefits as we rebrand our association and continue to build momentum for a great 2015. Please ask for your SFWDA discount from all our business partners including Tom’s 4x4 Superstore,Goforth Tire and AutoOverly’s Off RoadRock Your 4x4SBC Off Road EngineeringWide Open Design and all of our other business partners.

For questions about the program, please contact Jon Plaza, Director Public Relations at jon.plaza@sfwda.org.


A Message From Southern's New President

We are pleased to introduce your “New” Southern Four Wheel Drive Association logo.  A tremendous amount of work, angst and effort has been demonstrated by the members of this association.  The new logo reflects the change in our focus as we re-purpose SFWDA to reflect the community we serve.  Our primary strategy is to reach all 4x4 enthusiasts and support both public and private lands.  Additionally, we will focus new energies on educating all our members in the principles of “Tread Lightly” and responsible land usage.  We will stay true to our core values of “Conservation, Education and Recreation.”

A special word of thanks to Walter Shafer, our SFWDA webmaster, for exhaustive efforts to make this a reality.  He will share with you an overall perspective of this process as we roll this out to you, the members of SFWDA.  We sincerely thank all of you for your constructive comments, inputs and feedback throughout this process.

Finally please join me in this journey as we change attitudes and the reality of our role in the four wheeling community.  We can stay true to our core values as we embrace change and create a forward path with open communications and re-purposing of your association.  Let’s embrace our “New” SFWDA logo during its official introduction at SFWDA TrailFest, May 2-4, 2014 at Adventure Offroad Park and Nature Park.

Thank you,

Ray Stanley


Southern Four Wheel Drive Association



March Meeting Notes

Our monthly trail ride is on the 29th, we will be guiding a group of XJ's from across the country around Windrock!

There will also be a trail clean-up at Windrock on the 29th if you would rather help out the park, along with K.O.R.



The 2014 Alabama Trails Conference

The 2014 Alabama Trails Conference, “Celebrating 75 Years of Service of Alabama State Parks” will be held April 10 – 11, 2014 at the beautiful Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge located in Guntersville, Alabama.  The conference is the third trails conference highlighting Alabama’s top trails from the initial development through the entire growth process.  
You will learn how trails have become successful all the way from the Red Mountain Park in Birmingham, AL to the nationally known Hatfield-McCoy Trails in West Virginia. Learn more and register online by visiting landoftrails.org



A message from the Director of the BRC

Dear Friends:

February is the "love month" and I'd like to share a few things you're really going to "love" hearing...it's about your BRC and the future of backcountry recreation.

And we need your help on a few things that will impact us heavily as we start this New Year. Here is my thinking on "It Takes a Team."

First off, BRC has taken the lead nationwide on the possible Endangered Species Listing of a dog-gone bird that is affecting recreational access on 47 million acres in 10 western states - the Sage Grouse. We've got our feathers ruffled over this one (bad pun, huh?), because without common sense built into the equation, the potential for closures and restrictions rivals the Spotted Owl days of a decade ago. Your BRC, with your help and involvement is focusing the nationwide collaborative process to show we can coexist with the Sage Grouse, and still have recreational access. But it takes a team to do it. Start here for an entire library of Sage Grouse data and updates: http://www.sharetrails.org/public-lands/10-state-sage-grouse-planning.

Second, BRC's website has taken our internet presence to new levels and is engaging members from all over in the many fronts of our conservation battles. I ask that you bookmark your BRC website and visit often, and if you have room in your email inbox, sign up for our alerts because we are leaders in information technology flow.

Click on your state or choose National Issues on our blue map here where you can help us implement "it takes a team" here: http://www.BlueRibbonCoalition.Org.

Third, BRC is committed to helping bring all national/regional and backcountry groups together more often in collaborative efforts where cooperation and coordination prevail. I know it; you know it; sometimes groups don't always play nice in the same sand box. But our sports and our trails rely on all of us in organized recreation working cooperatively. BRC is focused on finding more opportunities together and having fewer obstacles in the way. BRC maintains its role in facilitating the nationwide gathering of off-road motorized groups in the North American Motorized Recreation Council (NAMRC) where it really does take a team:http://www.namrc.com/.

Fourth, our First of the Year Fund-Raiser should be in your hands shortly. Please send in a donation and help us keep the fun alive. As your new Director of Operations, I can assure you that it is your support and donations that give us the strength to carry our message from coast to coast and everywhere in between.

No donation is too small...it all helps and for sure, It Takes a Team. https://www.sharetrails.org/support/join-or-contribute.

Del Albright
Director of Operations