|GMC Western States|
|Newsletter Number 50 - October 30, 2002|
I can't believe it, but it happens every time- each new Rally
Master comes up with a new and unique rally which makes us all
just want to keep coming back for more. And yes, John and Ginny
Lennarston kept that tradition going as they lassoed and corralled
about 89 families, feeding, entertaining, educating, and generally"
wowing" us in the Buffalo Bill area of the west, Cody, Wyoming.
Thanks John and Ginny, you gave us all a great time. I hope you
survived all that work that you did.
Now for the "new comers" we have voted in Dorris Garton as our First Vice President for Non Tech. Dorris, of course is hardly a new comer as she and Chuck have both been around GMCWS for a long time and have had a GMC since Nov. 1977. That's when my one was made! Dorris has just retired from pay but assures me she is not really retired from nursing, where she has worked in many and varied jobs from acute care, to infection prevention and control, and the last nine years as an infection control consultant and educator for Long Term Care in southern California. Having led out in many workshops and seminars in the health/ disease field don't be surprised if Dorris does not raise our awareness in these fields.
The next one is Gene Fisher our new Technical Vice President. Many will not yet know Gene from our club as he has been rather busy attending to other matters in the last couple of years, but for those who are on the Internet, he is by no means a stranger as he runs the very active, and voluminous GMC Internet site www.california.com/~eagle/ From this sight you will be able to access just about everything you will ever want to know about GMC's. He's already lining up seminars for our spring, Temecula, California Rally, which you won't want to miss.
And last but not least, is Judy Cherry, new Editor in Chief of the Newsletter. If you come to our rallies Judy is already well known to many as she and husband Mike led out in the Prescott rally and one often sees them riding around on their bicycles. Judy has a background in teaching but is still very active working at the local library along with hiking, quilting, reading, and being grandma to granddaughter Madeleine. They have two grown kids Dan and Rachel both living in Prescott.
And now, we have just confirmed our Osoyoos, British Columbia rally for next fall will be Sept 14 - 19, 2003. So mark your calendars, get ready to come to Canada, and to play with our coloured ( we spell differently too) money! Osoyoos is just across the border, and in the warm, dry, interior fruit growing area of BC.
Winter is coming,
so relax and take it easy,
EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING:
The Fall 2002 Board meeting was held on September 9, 2002 at Cody, WY. The President, 1st VP, Treasurer, Secretary, and Alternate FMCA representative were present. Additional members present included the current and past news letter editors and the Wagon Master and the rally master.
The Secretary reported that membership at the time of the Board meeting was 404. Approximately 18 new members joined as the result of a targeted FMCA mailing to GMC owners. Additionally, the Secretary stated that '03 dues notices will go out by separate mailing as they were last year. The separate notice was more successful last year rather than including them in the newsletter.
The treasurer's report was submitted and accepted.
The Rally Master reported the need to include how to handle registration of non-members and guests in the Rally Masters handbook.
reported that the nominating committee has presented the following
General Meeting: The general meeting
was held September 10, 2002. After the Welcome by President Brousson,
the Secretary and Treasurer's reports were given and accepted.