Originally Posted by DeafJeep
Hi Doc, which ones are the most recognized nationwide as a real Jeep club ?
Well any of them that is a NON-profit. To me at least they are not out to make a buck. Things like the "Jeepers Jamboree" are ALL about the money. They have runs in about every state. BUT its all about making money on other peoples trails, they do not maintain or give rats a$$ about.
So each state has clubs, some national, some are NP's, some are just clubs. Most good 4x4 clubs will state what the support. Trust me not all are the same too. Some are hardcore wheelers that tend to not like "noobs". Some are very family friendly. I choose the latter, as there is going to be people that like hardcore anyway.
Like the B4W(Bullhead city 4W). Is very fun "new Jeeper friendly" group, though not a large club and only gets its funds through the mebers dues of 45$ a year and the "chicken" or "Duck". It a plastic hollow duck that is plucked. If anyone gets stuck or need a winch, takes a wrong turn(leaders). You pay the duck.
Our P4W Parker4 wheelers. I s not a large group but had BIG events. The money raised at these Jamboree's goes to pay for the event and the rest goes to charities, mostly local needs. From food banks to Help a kid go to collage, Saint Francis . suppport a base ball team etc.. They have now for 3 year ran the WWP Hard core poker run. Since to play you have to pay on this you buy hands, each card is earmed by completeing a run. No Limit. Some guys but 5 or more hands. You have 6 hours to get all the runs done. at the end of the day highest hand wins half the pot the rest goes to WWP. Pluss we get 5 WWP's guys that get Room and board get to go out on the days run with 5 of the best built buggies we can get round up. Great fun for the boys that gave alot to US.