The Amarok Club Namibia continues to grow in leaps and bounds.
The non-profit organization, which was established in 2016 by a group of VW Amarok owners, has grown into a formidable club, which places great importance on road safety initiatives as well as charity events.
The club recently held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Otjiwa Lodge in the Otjozondjupa region where registered members have demonstrated their commitment to the club by traveling from all corners of the country at their own expense.
“The main goal of the automobile club is to be a socially responsible club that gives back to the needy in all corners of Namibia and advocates for responsible driving, road safety to its members and to other road users on the roads. Namibians and abroad, “the club said in a statement.
During the past financial year, the group, which has 162 members, has been involved in many activities and projects.
The club donated 35% of the membership fees for the 2020/2021 season to various beneficiaries in Tsumkwe, Rehoboth, Swakopmund, Rundu and Otjiwarongo.
The club has also participated in road safety awareness campaigns with the aim of promoting road safety among motorists on Namibian roads. Other initiatives include training club members on fatigue management and vehicle maintenance, as well as a partnership with the Motor Vehicle Accident Fund (MVA), SA Consultants and Insurance Brokers, Autohaus Namibia, Global Parts and Pupkewitz Von Baum’s Volkswagen on Discounted Services and Driver Awareness. benefits for club members.
To demonstrate its caring attitude, the club and the MVA Fund donated Namibian $ 13,000 in sanitary products and cleaning materials to Paresis High School in Otjiwarongo following a call from the school on November 5. of this year.
Newly elected club president Edwin Kamatoto expressed his gratitude to all Club Amarok sponsors and partners, while calling on members to continuously play the role of road safety ambassadors.
For its part, the MVA Fund has stressed the need to carry out targeted interventions, with particular emphasis on the young people who are part of the Amarok Club Namibia.
“This initiative generally aims to encourage them to participate in the promotion of road safety and above all to avoid risks with regard to road accidents,” said the MVA Fund.
Another partner, Global Parts, also said he was extremely happy to be associated with Amarok Club Namibia. Global Parts cc will offer preferential pricing to Amarok club members and also complement its extensive line of Amarok aftermarket parts with engine parts.
The partnership also provides for mutual social engagement and in this regard a joint social initiative can be expected in the future. “I am in awe of the social and ethnic values of the Amarok club members and we share the love for Namibia and all the citizens, so this is a perfect match,” said Jurgen Hecht, owner of Global Parts.