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Unread 09-19-2012, 08:05 PM   #1
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Talking 4WD Awareness Training and Cheif Instrustor Training Oct 20 - 21.

New to Jeeps and 4x4s? Not sure what your 4x4 is capable of? Or do you know the basics but want hands-on training in safe winching and extraction practices?
Great Lakes Four Wheel Drive Association and Sundowners 4x4 Club are teaming up to bring you UFWDA’s 4WD Awareness Training.
Must be a member of UFWDA

Questions & Registration:
Craig Feusse
GLFWDA 4WD Awareness Training Coordinator
training@glfwda.org

Location for Training:
6532 South 26th St.
Scotts, MI 49088

Lodging: Fairfield Inn
3800 E. Cork St., 49001
269-344-8300

Friday 7PM
Meet and Greet
Brewster’s – 5315 Portage Rd, Portage, MI


Saturday OCT 20: 4WD Awareness
$40 CLASS & Lunch
9AM – 1PM: CLASSROOM EDUCATION
* 4WD Vehicles * Off-Highway Driving Skills
Off-Highway Challenges
Recovery Tools & Techniques * Vehicle Checklists
* Etiquette and General Guidelines
* Maintenance & Mechanical Systems
1PM – 2PM: LUNCH PROVIDED ONSITE
2PM – 5PM: IN FIELD TRAINING
“Hands On” Review of:
* Off-Highway Driving Skills * Off-Highway Challenges * Recovery Techniques

Sunday OCT 21: Master Trainer
Saturday is a prerequisite for Sunday
$20 CPR + $20 CLASS & Lunch
9AM – NOON: Class & Field Training
* Preparing to Teach * Scheduling
* Field Range Activities * Materials
* The Teaching Process * Multi-Media Learning
* Guidelines * Effective Feedback
* Progress Evaluation * Obtaining a Good turn Out
Lesson Planning
NOON – 1PM: LUNCH PROVIDED ONSITE
1PM – 3PM: CPR + First Aid TRAINING


Craig
4WD Awareness Training Coordinator for GLFWDA

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Unread 10-04-2012, 06:17 AM   #2
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Bump - just talked to the Sundowners, they still have openings for this class.

If you are relatively new to the sport, we can help you stay safe on the trails and get a better understanding of your vehicle's capabilities.

If you have been on the trails for a few years, we can refine your skills and send you back to your club or wheeling group with the confidence to step in and help your fellow members learn how to stay safe on the trails.

And even if you are an old salt, we can usually find a bad habit or two that we can help you unlearn.

If you have been participating in organized four wheeling for at least 3 years, have a clean driving record with no previous DUI convictions, please consider sticking around for the session Sunday to earn a certification as an Infield Instructor or Chief Instructor. Please contact me or fishyoo7 for more details.
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Unread 10-12-2012, 12:01 PM   #3
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Jk Ron Nester Trail event in Roscommon

I was planning to attend this training but then I just learned of an event in Roscommon that same Saturday October 20 put on by the Ron Nester dealership. So now i am torn as to which to do!
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Unread 10-12-2012, 04:14 PM   #4
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Well let's look at it objectively...

An afternoon of fun at the dealership (assuming it will be fun)

OR

A day spent learning how to maximize your offroad vehicle's capabilities, learning important 4x4 operating tips and developing your personal driving ability, and learning how to do it in a safe, envronmentally sound way - all of which will benefit you for the rest of your life. Oh and did I mention we still have fun? And lunch is included?

OK maybe my opinion isn't so objective
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Unread 10-13-2012, 07:50 PM   #5
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You are right. I will be there. At the training I mean!
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Unread 10-15-2012, 11:37 AM   #6
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Still a couple of open sopts!
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Unread 10-19-2012, 05:50 PM   #7
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Still on track to attend tomorrow morning
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Unread 10-19-2012, 09:17 PM   #8
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You missed good grub at our little meet n greet tonight, but we will see you tomorrow bright and early.
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Unread 10-20-2012, 06:38 PM   #9
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Jk great event. thanks!

Phitte or Paul, were you the one doing the powerpoint slides and pics this morning and then had to leave after lunch? THanks again. Great event. I learned a lot and am eager to become more involved.

BUt i did get stuck... high centered!
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Unread 10-20-2012, 07:35 PM   #10
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That was me - had to run across town to attend a birthday party for my nephews who live in Kzoo, so didn't get to stick around for the afternoon session.
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Unread 10-22-2012, 02:55 PM   #11
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Hi. First post. I'm sincerely bummed that I missed this. Just bought an '03 TJ in Battle Creek and am looking to take a class like this. Anyone know when the next one might take place?
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Unread 10-22-2012, 03:15 PM   #12
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Probably not until next year - in 2012 GLFWDA held 2 classes open to the public, one in Flint in June in cooperation with The Mounds and Davison Community Enrichment and Education, and a second one this past weekend in Kalamazoo, hosted by the Sundowners 4x4 Club. We also sent a crew to Silver Lake to train the park staff in March and another crew to Roscommon in July to volunteer as instructors at the ORV Safety Academy and help train the 2012 ORV Safety Instructor candidates. It's been a busy year for our trainers, so we will probably not set anything up until 2013. If you get a chance, though, please contact the Sundowners and let them know you are interested so they can keep you in the loop on any training dates for 2013 http://sundowners4x4.org/contactus.html and/or contact GLFWDA Training Coordinator Craig training@glfwda.org
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Unread 10-22-2012, 06:04 PM   #13
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Thanks. I'll contact the Sundowners.
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