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Update from the president - July 14, 2022

Since our last update, I personally have been pretty busy as I officially made it around the sun one more time and my wife did the same!  With my current workload, I have not made it to as many clubs the last few weeks as I wanted but have moved some stuff around and plan on heading to the Central District and North District to attend some more meetings.  I finally got registered to Sierra Trek and am pretty pumped to get up there into some cooler weather as the 100+ degree heat down here in the south isn’t too much fun.  I hope more of you decide to follow my lead and go register and get ready for an awesome time at Sierra Trek.  John and Rene Allen are busting their behinds to put on one hell of an event and after attending the planning meetings for the past few months, it’s going to be a great time!

I hope all of you had a great July the 4th and celebrated our nation’s birthday properly by hanging out with friends and family and came back after the celebration with all your fingers and thumbs!  I was pleased to see a slew of clubs going out and doing the parade thing as I perused social media. 

As I write these updates, sometimes there is a lot going on and sometimes there isn’t much at all happening and this is one of those times where its mostly status quo on the land use front.

Just because there isn’t much to report on land use, doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot going on in the background.  My last update conjured a slew of emails regarding the digital format change over of the In Gear.  I can’t thank you enough for all the emails and phone calls I received regarding this. Thank you very much to each and every one of you who wrote, I tried to reply to each of you. We (the board) have had some serious discussions regarding this and the general thought is that this will be brought before the membership in February next year at convention. 

Listen, the cost of everything is going up.  If, you, the membership chooses to spend the money to keep it in print, then so be it. If the masses decide to go digital, then that’s what we’ll do.  In the end, it’s up to you, the member.

As I write this, I’m getting ready for the North District meeting coming up this Saturday. Unfortunately, I won’t attend in person for this particular meeting but will be there via Zoom.  I would hope to see as many members of the North attend as possible as I have said many times in the past, the stagnant same people seem to be the only ones who continue to show up (nothing personal, stagnant same people) and it’s hard to get new ideas, new thought processes and excitement when it’s the same people, all the time.  It’s not just the north, it’s the south and central too.  What can I do to motivate you to at least attend via Zoom?  For you central and southern folks, I’ll be at both of your meetings in person this month and I cordially invite you all to come and hang out with your district board and see what’s happening, see what’s being planned for the future of Cal4Wheel, come hang out and have a great time!  You don’t have to be a delegate but it would be even nicer if we could get all the delegates to attend from those districts clubs too!  We (the board) need to hear your voice, we need to hear your concerns, we need to hear your complaints.  The district meetings are a great way to get that done.

Well, I think that’s enough for now…

‘Til the next update…

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Dec 03
Gold Country Toy Run
09:00 AM - 11:30 AM Highway 50 & Hazel Ave., Lake Natoma, CA
Jan 07
CA4WDA North District Meeting
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM 8120 36th Ave, Sacramento, CA 95824, USA

Gold Country Toy Run

03 Dec
09:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Highway 50 & Hazel Ave., Lake Natoma, CA

Join the Hi-Landers for their 35th annual Gold Country 4x4 Toy Drive starting at 9AM at Highway 50 and Hazel Avenue in Lake Natoma, CA. Rain or shine. Bring a new, unwrapped toy (minimum $5 value) or non-perishable foods.

9:00-10:00 - Event sign-in & vehicle decorating
10:00-10:30 - Best decorated vehicle judging & show
10:30-11:30 - Awards and prize drawing

Snack bar, kids meet Santa, kids activities and $2 dash plaques available.
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CA4WDA North District Meeting

07 Jan
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

8120 36th Ave, Sacramento, CA 95824, USA

All members and club delegates are welcome and encouraged to attend via Zoom and at the Sacramento office. Contact Jim Bramham at ndvp@cal4wheel.com for meeting info.

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