Messages from the President, January 5, 2019

WELCOME TO 2019!! While we spend time with friends and family during the holiday season, we often recount our trials and tribulations as well as count our blessings. I feel that the Club has many more blessings than trials and tribulations to reflect on. Counting our blessings starts with our growing membership and those members who volunteer to serve as Committee Chairs or committee members. Our website continues to improve all the time and the website Forum has proven to be a fantastic source for information sharing by members and those looking at purchasing a Bigfoot RV’s.  

It is also usual at this is the time of year for one to stop and review the year that is closing and look forward to what lies ahead in the new year. As I look back on 2018, I have to stop and ask myself where did the year go? I remember the great time that we had the Annual Rally and Business Meeting held in Las Vegas, Nevada and the record number of First Timers who joined us there. We had a blast with the DJ and learned a little bit about how to even out the odds at the blackjack table. The two mini-rallies, one held in Anacortes, Washington and the other held in McMinnville, Oregon were both well attended and may turn into an annual event. As a matter of fact there is another mini-rally planned for April 26th to the 29th in Anacortes, Washington. We are also looking into having a mini-rally to be held in the Northeast in 2019 or 2020.

Work is well under way for our 2019Annual Rally and Business Meeting to be held at the Diamond Grove RV Park in Spruce Grove, Alberta Canada from September 8th to the 13th. The planning for 2020 Annual Rally and Business Meeting to be held in the Black Hills of South Dakota from September 13th to the 18th has also started. The website will be updated as details become available.  

Our Club is fortunate to receive exceptional support from many RV dealers and RV related vendors. Their donations to our Annual Rally truly make a difference. Please visit the Dealers and Vendors page of the website and when purchasing from them tell them thank you for their continued support of the Club.

This is a busy time of the year for everyone, but I must stop and say thank you to all of our members, Owner Members, Alumni Members, Associate Members, Life Time Members and Dealer Members, to those that read and post to the Forum, to those who volunteer their time and effort handling Club business, updating and maintaining our website, our membership records, responding to questions from members and non-members, monitoring the classifieds and keeping the wheels of this Club rolling. Thank you to my fellow members of our Board of Directors, your efforts makes my job a lot easier, thank you for that.

On behalf of the BOCI team here’s wishing you and yours a Healthy, Happy and Prosperous 2019. Enjoy your Bigfoot!

Art Dunn – BOCI President