1 March 2014
An interesting month of “firsts”. First time we had over 40 at the men’s breakfast. We had between 48 and 50 (they kept coming in and out and moving around). Our monthly meeting was probably the largest attendance we have ever had—tables were full way back on the side opposite the sign up sheet table. Bruce Speirs had 26 at the first ever visit to the local NASCAR racing shop in Parker. Steve Perry had a great Jeep 101 driving class with close to 20 Jeeps total in attendance! Andy Lucas held his last AED class for the season and finished up the year with several very well attended classes! Our run chairman, John Strong, told us we had over 30 runs conducted last month by our club! Congratulations to everyone that helped make it a great month!
Tom Bunnell, Ron Saterfield, and Gary Wiskus, are having the largest group ever at the “annual hot dog run”. They will have 5 different runs leaving from different locations all taking different routes and hoping to arrive close to the same time (should be interesting)! Charles Leipart has our out of town event in Cottonwood very well organized and is expecting 45-50 Jeeps! Charles has planned from 4 to 5 runs of different levels for each day!
We also have our Annual Ranch Day planned for Friday March 28. This is one of the main events each year when we work with Arizona Game and Fish. We are working with Cane Springs Ranch for the 4th year in a row. We car pool to the ranch, spend a day helping with various jobs—then end with an ice-cream and cookie feast in the bunk house! It’s a fun day and if you have not signed up yet—give me (Jim Bowen) a call and we will get you on the list!
Our nominating did an excellent job presenting a full list of members willing to serve on the board and different offices next year. Thank you Darryld Kautzmann for heading that up! We will be voting at our next month’s meeting.
We have a full month of runs planned in addition to Cottonwood and the “hot dog run”-so have a great month enjoying the fantastic area we have to go “Jeep’n” in!