Effective January 19, 2013, through a meeting of Charter Members, the Seattle Jeep Offroading & Camping Group became the Around the Sound Jeep Club.
President: Daniel Gale (1-year term)
Vice President: Cory Whalen (1-year term)
Secretary: Christopher Arfman (1-year term)
Treasurer: Kim Whalen (2-year term)
Membership: Cory Whalen
Land Use: Tim Ho
Special Events: Serenity Halgren
Technical Committee: Matthew Pebley / Phil Johnson (co-chairs)
Marketing & Promotion:
Fundraiser: Daniel Gale
We are a group of everyday people with a common interest in recreational four wheeling in our JEEPS. Our membership includes family units and singles, males and females, military and civilian, young and old, beginning and experienced drivers.
We do not restrict membership based on race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, or age. Those who display irresponsible or immature behavior on road and off road, show a lack of respect for the environment, or are not willing to work in support of our group’s goals are NOT good candidates for membership.
One of our Goals is to help one another to learn, to gain confidence and experience in the off road setting. Drivers are not pressured to perform or exceed their capabilities or that of their vehicle. Each driver is ultimately and personally responsible for all decisions involving their vehicle and passengers.
Mechanical problems are a distinct possibility in the harsher environment of off road. Should someone have a problem, we band together to create a solution rather than leaving them to get back to civilization on their own.
We enjoy seeing the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest up close and personal. Using a four wheel drive vehicle allows us to get off the beaten path and go places others just dream about. "Getting there is half the fun" applies doubly to four wheeling. The comradery of the campfire, the personal satisfaction of negotiating a difficult section of trail, the feeling of accomplishment in returning something to the environment through our projects is something that cannot be adequately described; IT MUST BE EXPERIENCED.
We always try to leave each place we visit cleaner than when we found it. We will be participating in various civic projects by assisting local, state and federal agencies in cleaning up and repairing camp grounds, and constructing and maintaining four wheel drive trails. This is our way of giving something back to the environment and of being a responsible citizen