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Update from the President - August 14, 2023

What a whirlwind of craziness since the June Board Of Directors meeting!  I am just now getting back to civilization from attending Sierra Trek 2023 this weekend and I can’t say how much I appreciate all that John and Rene Allen have done to have put together this awesome event!  They obviously didn’t do it by themselves, or could have if they tried but nonetheless, John and Rene had a great support group behind them from this years co-chair and next years Chair, Tom Allgaier who has a ton of work ahead of him for this bar John and Rene set so very high – but after talking to Tom, he was genuinely excited for next year which I’m sure will wear off pretty quick as the planning process starts for Trek 2024, but right now, he's excited and I am too!   John and Rene have done a spectacular job these past few years and I can’t be anymore proud of them and the work they have accomplished – Rene, John, from me personally and every member that attended this weekend, THANK YOU!  You two hit it out of the park and made all of us proud.

I don’t know what the final numbers are just yet but it was said that we were up about 10% attendance this time last year!  There was also a huge increase in vendor participation from years past (at least for the measly 4 years I have been attending) and that was no light task either and I wanted to thank Amy Seagraves for her hard work putting the vendor show together.  I can’t mention membership without thanking Steve Egbert and Barbara Seaton who worked tersely to get all registrations figured out with a new Webmaster and new learning curve for everyone involved – thank you Steve and thank you Barbara for your patience and hard work!

Ms. Andrea Harris had a huge job feeding all of the hungry travelers and her and the countless volunteers to help to serve this awesome food went above and beyond and Andrea, thank you soooooo much for doing this incredibly difficult job and getting all of us fed.  The food was spectacular, and no one went away hungry.

Thank you to all the clubs that worked in and behind the scenes to help with all the winch hills, to help with the raffle, to help with the snack bar, the bar and so on!  It’s a huge job on everyone involved and you all did an amazing job!  I can’t fit everyone into one page here but know that you outdid yourselves and I can’t thank you enough!  The Hi Landers did an incredible job serving the best ever root beer float (or Dr. Pepper float - per Uncle Willie) and hands down, the best French fries on the hill!  Thank you to Julie Nauer and the Boonie Bouncers for their incredible work in the bar where weary travelers were able to hydrate.

All in all this weekend was spectacular and if you haven’t gone, you are truly missing a great time, great location and hands down, a truly great event!

August 19, 2023 Board of Directors Meeting

There has been a ton going on since the June BOD meeting and I have been working with our new Webmaster and our new In Gear editor.  There are some learning curves to be had on both fronts and we are working together to make this change as easy as possible.  There are going to be hiccups and please be patient with not only our new contractors but the Office staff as well as we all find a happy median since this transition is not easy and everyone has a ton more pressure than we are used to.

In closing, I want to remind you of our BOD meeting this weekend and wanted to provide you a Zoom Link for all of you that are interested in joining virtually:

Topic: CA4WDA August 2023 Board Of Directors Meeting

Time: Aug 19, 2023 12:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83844706124?pwd=YlJqYlVLdXZnYkpyek1jQXRvWmlFZz09

Meeting ID: 838 4470 6124

Passcode: 975974

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