Giving Back To Our Community

Giving Back To Our Community

People often question what 4×4 clubs are all about, that could entail a variety of things, but the basics are simply a group of folks that share a common interest in off road and 4 wheel drive vehicles. Members vehicles can be of many different shapes and sizes but all of the vehicle are capable in most any terrain, snow being one of them.

In the past week the Tri-Cities was blanketed with over a foot of snow leaving traveling the road precarious at best. Knowing the potential of possible inclimate weather hitting us here in the Tri-Cities lead the club to discuss and rough out a plan to help local healthcare workers get to and from the hospitals that serve our thriving community.

Calls were put out to two of the area hospitals Trios in Kennewick and Kadlec in Richland, offering our capable rigs (toys) and drivers to deliver their personnel in these conditions. Both hospitals were thrilled with the offer, and we were able to muster 5 rigs to help do just that. Since this past Saturday evening the group has traveled close to 1800+ miles combined for 3 days and nights around the clock, providing 60 rides either to work or back home.

For the club members participating it was a nice way to give back to our community, and maybe help change people’s minds as to how 4×4 clubs like ours can lend a helping hand besides traveling through forest roads, mountains, and deserts. We hope to sit down with hospital leadership when things thaw out to formalize this help for future storms.

The rides were offered free of charge although we did receive some donations to help offset the cost of such and operation. Things went so well we caught the eyes and ears of local news too, see the clips below.



Don’t Forget Tonight’s Meeting!

Membership Meeting Tonight!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hey Gang,

Don’t forget tonights meeting at CG Public House on Clearwater 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm. We’ll be by the fireplace (next to the bar), hope we’ll see you there and share with friends. Side by sides we’re looking for new members and are one of if not the only 4×4 club accepting SxS to become members will you be the first to answer the call? Last chance to get in on the PNW4WDA & Life Flight Network member rolls before submission of our lists and payment of our dues. See you tonight!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

We got some housekeeping items done on the website, and we hope to put a new face on it really soon (this one is 2 yrs young). Being the time of year we renew our memberships, we also thought it was time to get the Life Flight Network Application, set-up like our very own membership application. Folks can now enroll with Life Flight Network using our online application, and pay online at our store. Just trying to make things a little easier for folks that prefer getting it done online, as opposed to the old paper and pen.

Christmas Party 2017

Christmas Party 2017

The RattleSnake 4x4s Christmas party will be next Tuesday Dec 19th at CG Public House.

Gathering at 6 pm, start by 7 pm and finished by 9 pm.

 

There will be a White Elephant gift exchange, 1 present per person (couples = 2 presents – $25/max per gift). Come join the fun and don’t forget your gifts, members and guests are welcome to participate..

Forums – Love Them Or Not?

Forums – Love Them Or Not?

I’ve heard the stories of forums dying for many reasons, but I believe the biggest factor is the learning curve. Let’s face it wandering the interwebz can be overwhelming but most website are pretty simple to maneuver in and out like this one simple. Yet venture into a forum and it’s a whole different story, easily overwhelmed most just avoid them. Thinking about this and knowing how useful forums have been in my 6 year journey building my Jeep, I took some time to try and demystify our RattleSnake 4×4 forums

Our forums, may not have everything everybody needs (yet), but can and at some point I hope will. The forums are a fantastic tool that can catalog info for later recall that social media pages just can’t short of an album one of the leading social media sites posts get lost because of stacking. Sure you can search but because of their depth, they fail at becoming a resource for semi-immediate recall. Forums on the other hand  offer cataloging. Our forums currently have over 750 posts in a number of topics about our club and sport, but I’ll acknowledge that a person can easily get uncomfortable trying to find their way.

So I created some (hopefully) easy to follow “How Tos” to get folks better acquainted with our forums, check them out and become part of the conversation(s) within. Your posts, and questions can help others learn about our sport, rig specific mods, etc. Not to mention the volume of info in one place, I hope to make our forums a fun place to share wisdom, and other info with others.

Please check out the new “HOW TO” material and let us know how we’re doing!

 

 

Big Changes For RS 4x4s!

Big Changes For RS 4x4s!

Tonights meeting was well attended (Thanks to all that came), and we hammered out some exciting business that brings big changes to the status quo.

First, the club voted in a lowering of the minimum age for membership from 21 to 18, for specifics refer to the newly updated bylaws Article IV Section 2 (a) 1 & 2. Next, the club voted to allow SxS (Side x Sides) owners to become members, for specifics  refer to the newly updated bylaws Article IV Section 1.

This makes RS 4x4s the first 4×4 club in the Pacific NorthWest to allow SxS’s, and also become part of the PNW4WDA. Finally the club voted in the current leadership to continue in 2018, with the only exception being recombining the Sec/Tres position.

Your 2018 Leadership is President – Lance Greenwood, VP – Doug Campbell, Sec/Tres – Mandi Greenwood, with Exec. Board Members Mike Holstein & Brandon Christensen. Congrats to all and thank you for helping forward the club into our third year! WE also rearranged our forums, to put the more recent things up top in the different areas. Check it out!

RS 4x4s Bylaws

If you have yet to see what we are all about look over our forums, website, Facebook, and Instagram pages, and consider joining us…