I hope everyone is doing well and if you were not able to make it to Molina or Hi Desert Round-Up, you missed a great time. Both committees did a great job setting them up on short time frames and together they both provided a great experience. Cal4Wheel is winding back up fast with our events in motion and Sierra Trek being just around the corner we hope to see you having some fun at the next one.
I would like to pass on some great news pertaining to some of the concerns the membership has had with Cal4Wheel and the Oceano Dunes issues, the canceling of our state lobbyist and the open natural resource consultant positions, along with some other quick topics.
There were a lot of other topics on the table that were resolved, such as, we have a new State Merchandise Chair, Shawn Bell from the South District. He will be working with the North and Central District merchandise volunteers. He will be getting the online store up and running soon. We are still looking for someone in the South District to assist with merchandise. If you are interested, please reach out to Shawn or me and we will explain what is expected and would truly appreciate the help.
We have a great raffle vehicle team in place for the committee this year, led by Chris Silveira. They will be working with Metal Cloak, who is the builder this year. I cannot wait to see this rig when completed. The efforts this year will probably exceed what was done last year. If you get a chance and you see Matson and the team at Metal Cloak, say hi and tell them thanks for supporting the association. If you have a Jeep, check out their products. They will make your rig better, as they did with our TJ.
Last two items for now. Check out our web page for a link to the BFGoodrich On Trail app (Introducing BFGoodrich On Trail). They are offering a discount to those who purchase the app through the link. This is an easy-to-use map app with many features. Cal4Wheel has also partnered with Irate4x4.com on a membership drive. They are offering the first 100 people who sign up for a Cal4Wheel membership a free T-shirt and some other items.
My hats off to all the members on the board working on making the association better for all and to all the volunteers that are putting in their time at events and other functions to make the members enjoy and appreciate what Cal4Wheel has to offer. We will continue to grow stronger as a team and as an organization, we will stay the fight to keep our public lands open!