Southern High Rollers
4x4 Club
Southern High Rollers
4x4 Club

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General Info:

Southern High Rollers 4x4 Club (SHR) is a not-for-profit Texas club of 4-wheel drive owners. SHR was started in 1993 by Swede Garpne and a group of friends that enjoyed wheeling, working on, and talking about their rigs. One thing led to another and here we are with 2 decades later growing stronger and having more fun than ever. Our membership is very diverse and includes people from all walks of life such as police officers, accountants, airline pilots, truck drivers, computer programmers, business owners, etc. This same diversity is reflected in the rigs our club members drive. We have and welcome every stage of vehicle from stock to fully modified rock buggy.


Club Goals:

  • Provide information and support to those looking to learn more about off-roading.
  • Create a family-oriented environment where we can gather for the purpose of exploring, preserving and enjoying the remote areas of Texas and surrounding states.
  • Promote the exchange of ideas and technical information and provide a support system for out members to gain information, parts, and help, and not just for their rig.
  • To adhere to the principles and practices of the United Four Wheel Drive Association (UFWDA), TreadLightly! and The BlueRibbon Coalition.
  • Provide financial aid and club support for our charity, the Buckner Children and Family Services in Beaumont.
  • To adhere to the principles and practices of the United Four Wheel Drive Association (UFWDA), TreadLightly! and The BlueRibbon Coalition.

SHR meets 6 times a year usually on the third Saturday of the month. We try to schedule at least one run each month as a club, but also have impromptu trips where members just gather to go out together. See our calendar for the current event and meeting schedules. We formerly published 4x4 Low Down, which was an on-line newsletter, and keep copies available on our site. We host a club e-mail list for our members and have a group Facebook page as well.

 

By joining our club and the email list you can participate in the discussions about our club, our 4x4's, our trips and off-highway driving in general.

Membership:

Membership is open to anyone over the age of 18 that holds a valid driver's license and owns a 4x4 vehicle.

  • Individual Membership is for single individuals or those whose families do not participate with them.  The cost is $40 annually. Individual members get 1 vote.
  • Family Membership is for those whose families (all members under the age of 18 living under one roof) will participate with them.  The cost is $45 annually. Family membership gets a maximum of 2 votes.
  • Associate Membership is open to people who reside 75 miles outside of Houston’s Beltway 8 and who choose not to be either an individual member or family member. This option allows those that live too far from Houston to attend meetings or other club functions on a regular basis to still participate in club outings. The cost is $22 annually. Associate Members are not eligible to vote or run for office.

You may apply for membership by submitting a Membership Application (you may download the free Adobe Acrobat reader at: Adobe Reader) via mail to the address on the application or by contacting our for an application by mail.

 

Advertisers and businesses that support SHR are posted in the "Links" section of our website.

By-laws:

SHR  has adopted a simple set of by-laws which govern our activities as a club. (You may download the free Adobe Acrobat reader at: Adobe Reader.) While we do not engage in a lot of parliamentary procedure, we do require that all members agree to these by-laws upon joining SHR.  We have elected officers who provide leadership and direct day-to-day operations, and we are always on the lookout for members who can help with coordination of activities or work on projects.

Meetings:

Meetings are held on the third Saturday of various months throughout the year. Because we are so spread out geographically, we have found a larger attendance is possible at each meeting if we have a fewer number. Please see the club calendar for the time and place of upcoming meetings. SHR attempts to have meetings on opposite ends of town in order to accommodate all members. Occasionally, we will combine a meeting with an event, have the meeting in a restaurant or have a party.

Committees:

Currently we have three committees that have been appointed: Events Committee, Charity Committee and a By-laws Review Committee.

 

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