April has been a very busy month. The budget for 2015/2016 has taken up the better part of three weeks in the workings. It's interesting to note all the lobbying that takes place during this time. Some very constructive suggestions were listened to and implemented for the good of the membership. After presenting the rough budget to the Board for their input, only a few positive changes were made. When the final document was presented to the General Membership Meeting, it was approved without a descending vote or discussion. Because the club has matured to where it is today, it is imperative that this budget be very aggressive, with many new additions, some deletions and many revisions. This is an exciting budget to kick off the new season. Thank you for your support.
A subject with merit, and worthy of mentioning, is the donations we are able to give to very deserving charitable organizations here in our community. Normally you, the members, choose by ballot which three charities the H4W's will support for the year. This year we had a tie in voting numbers, therefore the following four charities will receive our support with an equal amount of revenue, they are: (#1) Hospice of Havasu, (#2) Meals on Wheels, (tied) Alzheimer/Dementia Connection and (tied) Food for Kidz.
April also brings us closer to the end. Many of our members have already scattered to the four corners, heading home to mow the lawn. Others will be heading up to Moab, UT to again pay homage to the wonders of nature and to meet the off road challenges set before them, and finally, others will stay here in Lake Havasu to meet the challenges of the rather hot summer!
Also, I wish to take this space to thank Bruce Speirs for the long hours of hard research and detailed writings pertaining to the roads and trails in Planet Ranch. Your body of work is impressive! I'm sure the Bureau of Reclamation doesn't receive many well thought out presentations such as yours.
Where ever your personal path may take you, the Board and I wish you safe travels and good times. As for me and my wife, we hope to see you in Moab.
I think Confucius say; “Name badge very good thing, wear it often and with pride.”