The View From The Top
Happy Summer! I hope you have been able to participate in many outdoor recreational activities lately. As I write this, the fires are blazing, and the smoke comes and goes in Reno. It is so sad to see so much of our beautiful forests and surrounding areas damaged. Our members the Burkhards live in Doyle. Although they lost garages and there is other damage, thankfully their house is still standing. We are like a family watching out for each other, so our heart goes out to them as they struggle with the changes and damage they are experiencing on their home front.
We had a wonderful day at our Washoe Lake activity, despite the heat. The wind came up in the afternoon and cooled us off a bit. Thanks to Todd Betterton for setting this up, leading the activity, and once again being our BBQ master.
Tanamera continues to be a great venue for our general meetings. If you have not yet experienced this venue, come to our August meeting if you can. Our general meetings are always on the second Tuesday of each month, so our next meeting will be on August 10. During the summer months, we talk about our upcoming activities and then do more socializing with a BBQ rather than bringing in speakers as we usually do in the winter months.
Our calendar is still full! We have two camping trips – Davis Creek and Washoe Lake, a trip to Sierra City, a night at the Aces, a summer party, a bike ride, and some great TGIF’s.
I have had several inquiries about the Air Races. Although they are scheduled to occur, when we approached the organizers we were informed that they are not paying volunteer organizations this year. So, we will not be participating. It also means we do not have a major fundraiser this year, so maintaining our membership is more important than ever. We will continue to have our 50/50 raffles at our general meetings and plan to have our annual bake sale in December.
We REALLY need some members to step forward with some activities. Would you please consider leading a hike, a bike ride, a group dinner, a trip, anything?