P.O. Box 23904
Tempe, Arizona 85285
Fax: 480 641-5464
Phone: (602) 258-4 BY 4
WHAT IS THE ASA4WDC?
ASA4WDC is the Arizona State Association of 4 Wheel Drive Clubs, Inc., a non profit organization dedicated to the advancement of vehicle oriented outdoor recreation.
ASA4WDC was incorporated in 1965
WHY AN ASSOCIATION?
To promote a more responsible attitude towards the vehicle use of public lands. To prevent legislation which would impose undue restriction on recreational 4-wheeling. To institute programs of Conservation, Education and Safety. To encourage state and federal land management agencies to develop areas and trails for outdoor recreation. To disseminate information of interest to vehicle oriented recreationists. To promote statewide activities for the enjoyment of our members.
WHO MAKES UP THE ASSOCIATION?
ASA4WDC is made up of "Member Clubs" of any number of vehicles and usually includes the entire family. Also there are "Associate Members", business and other organizations who share the common interest in the promotion and sustaining of good 4 wheel drive practices. And there are *Individual Members* those who wish to support the 4-wheeling concept without belonging to a club.
WHAT IS THE STRUCTURE OF THE ASA4WDC?
The general format of the ASA4WDC consists of the president, vice president, secretary and treasurer who are elected by delegates. Also there are 4 geographical regions - northwest, west, south and central. Each region elects a regional director. These 4 directors, along with the elected officers and the past president comprise the executive committee. The executive committee meets monthly. The association, as one body, meets 4 times a year. February, May, August and November. There are several standing committees, some of them are - membership, conservation, state historian, and Wheel Dust (newsletter) editor.
WHAT HAS THE ASSOCIATION ACCOMPLISHED?
The association has gained recognition and respect of local, state and federal agencies. Through joint support with other outdoor recreation organizations, legislation beneficial to all vehicle recreationists has been promoted.
Lands have been kept open for vehicle use, and various rules and decisions have been made regarding the administration of these areas. The association has actively deterred many unwanted and unjustified land closures.
The association is well represented by knowledgeable persons in the multiple terrain areas of our state - mountains, deserts and forests. An alert system implemented to keep the membership informed of impending changes in land use and directives are issued to aid in the necessary follow-up of appropriate action.
WHAT ARE THE PROGRAMS OFFERED?
The association encompasses a strong program of Conservation, Education, Safety, Public service and Fellowship.
CONSERVATION - Projects are executed throughout the entire year at club, region and state levels. The purpose is to respect and protect our valuable resources. This is accomplished in part by close cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and local agencies related to the land and its use.
EDUCATION - A strong emphasis is placed upon the provision of guidance to all 4-wheelers to ensure safe and courteous driving and proper vehicle use in the back country, following the "Tread Lightly!" guidelines.
SAFETY - A strict adherence to safe driving is maintained at all times. Safety committees are established to develop safe driving aids and techniques for both normal 4-wheel drive operation and for the special needs while participating in 4-wheel drive competition events.
PUBLIC SERVICE - The 4-wheel drive vehicle has become an important instrument in providing assistance where the versatility of the vehicle is an advantage; such as fire patrol, search and rescue missions and emergency/disaster aid. The 4-wheeler renders assistance when necessary within the normal community limits; assists in parades and various charitable events.
FELLOWSHIP - The promotion of friendly activity among people who share common interests of vehicle-oriented family recreation is of prime importance to the ASA4WDC. 4-wheeling is a sport that is enjoyed by all ages and walks of life.
LIABILITY INSURANCE - ASA4WDC maintains liability coverage for ASA4WDC sponsored and club activities.
WHY SHOULD I BECOME A MEMBER OF ASA4WDC?
In unity there is strength. The ASA4WDC, Inc. is dedicated to uphold the rights of the citizen in the continued use of public lands. Public Lands are for Public Use - but there is a need for proper guidance in the use of these lands. The ASA4WDC, Inc. provides help in maintaining the principle of freedom, and with your support of these principles you will add your voice to the millions of other enthusiasts who are striving for the same goals.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BECOMING A MEMBER?
As a member you will be issued a membership card and decals for your vehicle.
You will receive the quarterly publication "Wheel Dust" which contains current information about legislation issues and actions; a calendar of coming events; how to contact your officers; advertisements pertinent to 4-wheeling; and other items of interest.
You have the right to participate in all association sponsored events.
As a club, members, have the right to two votes per club on any association issue or election calling for a vote.
You will meet and enjoy knowing other 4-wheelers who share your interests and dedication to the 4-wheeling concept.
You will have access to a list of our associate members and other clubs in the association for a full relationship and benefit to all.
HOW CAN I JOIN THE ASA4WDC?
Click here: Join ASA4WDC