Messages from the President, September 13, 2020

In a normal year, this week we would have been our Annual Business Meeting and Rally and we would be greeting old friends and making new ones. But this year has been anything but normal. The corona virus induced pandemic has impacted and changed everyone’s lives this year and we don’t know if we will ever see the old normal again.   In addition to the lives lost to the pandemic, wild fires have caused massive destruction and forced thousands to evacuate and sadly claimed many lives.   All is not gloom and doom, we do have next year to look forward to. With the promising reports of multiple testing of corona virus vaccines there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Despite the fact that we are not holding our annual rally this year, we are getting ready for 2021. We have rolled the plans from this year into next year. We will be at the Mill Casino and RV Park in North Bend, Oregon from September 12th to the 17th of 2021. The southern coast of Oregon is a fantastic place to visit, so block out those dates and plan to join us in 2021.

We had three min-rallies scheduled for this year and two actually took place. The mini-rally scheduled for April was cancelled due to the pandemic, the two mini-rallies planned for July, McMinnville, Oregon and Cripple Creek, Colorado took place, albeit with a lot fewer participants. From what I have been told those who attended had a good time and no one got sick.

I also know that in spite of travel restrictions many of our members did travel this summer and enjoyed their Bigfoot RVs visiting family and friends and spending time in national and provincial parks.  

I can also report that Bigfoot Industries are keeping busy fulfilling orders for new trailers and truck campers.

Our Club is also growing and our website is getting lots of activity. In response to member’s requests we have established a procedure to add member supplied information such as owner’s manuals, appliance or component manuals to our website. An Eblast about this subject was sent to members this month and we will add the instructions to the website.

Looking forward to the next few months we will continue to monitor the evolution of pandemic restrictions and the progress of potential vaccines and any impacts that may have on our plans.

In the meantime, please stay safe, healthy and keep our members who are dealing with the wild fires in your thoughts and prayers.

Art Dunn – President BOCI