Messages from the President, June 28, 2018

Summer is officially here and the highways and campgrounds are full of RV’s. I hope that you have been camping already this year.  Additionally, I hope that you will be joining us this year in Las Vegas for our Annual Business Meeting and Rally. Mike Henley and the Rally Committee have been diligently working on it and the schedule is coming together very nicely.  Keep checking the website for the draft of the Rally Schedule, it will be posted soon.  Also, remember if you register by July 15th you can still take advantage of the reduced rate; registrations after July 15th are also dependent on availability.  See the Rally Application form on the website for more information.  If you are a NASCAR fan, I hope you took advantage of the opportunity offered by Steve Grittman to purchase tickets early for the big NASCAR race events taking place after the Rally.

There is a mini-rally planned for over the July 4th holiday, in McMinnville, Oregon at the Old Stone Village RV Park.  Check the BOCI Rallies section and the Forum for more details.  The campground is located next to the Evergreen Air and Space Museum, which features the infamous Spruce Goose and lots of other aircraft. I spent a day there a few years back and highly recommend it.

In April another mini-rally was held in Anacortes, Washington, it was highly successful and Laurie Howe’s report will soon be posted on the website.

I am constantly impressed by the useful information that gets shared on the Forum by our members.  Topics range from refinishing the burners on your stove, changing tire sizes, finding an easy to store water hose and everything in between.  I know that over the years I have been very grateful to those who posted information answering my questions about what does this switch do to where do I get a part to fix something.  Thank you all and keep it up.

We recently heard from Grant Bilodeau at Bigfoot Industries.  He tells us that they are very busy fulfilling orders and that they continue to expand their dealer network. Southland RV in Atlanta, Georgia is the latest addition to the growing list of Bigfoot dealers.  Unfortunately, because they are so busy, Grant will not be able to join us this year at the Annual Rally and Business Meeting.  We will miss Grant, Rob and Gary and all the help and knowledge they so freely share.

Once again our members in the Northwest are dealing with heat, dry conditions and wild fires.  Please keep them in your thoughts as they deal with these issues.

Keep checking the website for updates on the Annual Business Meeting and Rally.

Travel safe and enjoy your Bigfoot!

Art Dunn President - BOCI