I hope this update finds you all in great health and are planning your trips to Molina Ghost Run and Hi Desert Round-Up! Coming up soon!
Our annual Molina Ghost Run, hosted by the Central District, has been traditionally held at the Clear Creek Management Area near Coalinga. The area is currently under a closure order by the Bureau of Land Management, so the event is being held at the Hollister Hills SVRA instead. It is six miles west of Hollister in San Benito County. We have the entire SVRA Off Road Park to ourselves, so don't miss out on this fun place to wheel! After learning there wasn't going to be a kids' raffle this year at the Molina Ghost Run, the West Coast Crawlers (a new Central District club voted in this past weekend), stepped up to help. They are collecting donations so they can make it happen for the kids. Please consider donating. The raffle is May 14.
Hi Desert Round-Up is at the end of the month and will be the 50th year running! HDR is hosted by the South District and will be held at the Slash X Café off Hwy 247 in Barstow California. Keith Graham (the Chairman) and I (co-chair) are looking for clubs to host some games (great fun!) and raffle donations. Hi Desert Round-Up is traditionally held on Memorial Day Weekend and we look forward to all the veterans and current serving armed forces personnel to attend as we have some special things planned for you all! HDR is a huge event for families and look forward to seeing all the kids tackle the kids games on Sunday and smiling faces for the kids raffle Sunday evening!
In other great news, I had the opportunity to attend the South District meeting in person at Bass Pro Shops in Rancho Cucamonga this past weekend and the South District voted in a new Vice President, Don Rybarczyk and a new membership chair, Danette Starksen! Congratulations to you both! I look forward to seeing what you both bring to the board of directors! We tried to host a integrated Zoom/in person meeting and had some technical issues that I think have since been resolved (hopefully with some fancy camera/microphones) and will hopefully have a better experience for those at home who were unable to meet up in person.
The Central District also had their district meeting the same day Giottos Alarm Tech in Tulare. I attended virtually and will be up there in person for their next District meeting. They voted in a brand new club, West Coast Crawlers – congratulations and welcome to the association! I heard the Central District also had some technical issues and are also working on fixing those too. Be patient with everyone as we find what works best for our different scenarios and delve into more technology than we have had to in the past.
I would love to see more involvement from the clubs/individual members at the district meetings. I would love to know why you didn’t attend in the past meetings this month for your district, can I do something to get you to attend? The more participation we have, the better work we can all do. I’m putting a challenge out to all of you to attend the next round of district meetings in July. With the Zoom and in person options out there, it should be fairly easy to attend and let your voice be heard.
I have been attending as many club meetings as possible with my current workload and have recently attended the San Diego 4WD, Capo Valley 4WD club, Waywegos and Point Mugu meetings this past couple of weeks and have plans to start meeting up at some Central District and North District clubs soon! I have been very excited to get out there and see the clubs in person and hope to see each and everyone of you here in the next two years. Well, time to get to work.
'Til the next update…