Another great month of 4 wheeling! 53 of our members were in Tombstone thanks to the organizing efforts of Charles Leipart assisted by his run leaders: Steve Perry, Mike Yahrmarkt, Jim Hofstetter, and Bob Carson. From Charles Leipart’s report at our meeting, our members had a great time enjoying the planned trips, the special eating places, and the local history! John Strong did his usual good job as run chairman this past month, with a very informative run leaders meeting and plenty of runs for the month with lots of variety! As you read this 35 Jeeps from our club will be enjoying the Moab area run that Cheryl and Mike MacLean have organized. Seventeen runs of all levels are planned in what is often called one of the “best Jeeping areas” in the entire country!
We had our first board meeting with your newly elected board. You can all be proud of the fine and dedicated board members you have selected for this year! It is a pleasure working with them! We spent most of our time working on the budget for next year—which was then passed by the club at the monthly meeting. We also discussed, voted on, and passed a motion to have an honorary Senior member classification for members that have been in our club for at least 5 years and have reached the grand age of 80! (What a great hobby we have of 4 wheeling that can be enjoyed up into our 80s !)
The only advice I had for last month was “don’t follow too closely to the person behind you”. Our “Cow Bell Award”, was presented this month to Jim Lund for backing up into another person’s Jeep and bending the front bumper! (See what I mean?) Jim—you join a select club of former Cow Bell winners—(I’ve also had the pleasure to be in more than once!)
“Woosley Wisdom” for the month: (from club member--wise ole “sage” Larry Woosley) “Sometimes the reason a certain part on our Jeep fails is because we might have used it too much when it was new”.