Messages from the President, August 04, 2019

Summer is well along and it’s getting closer to our Annual Rally and Business Meeting being held at the Diamond Grove RV Park in Spruce Grove, Alberta Canada from September 8th to the 13th.  The registrations continue.  We have fifty Bigfoot’s and counting coming to the Rally.  There is still time to sign up, however you may not get your t-shirts or rally gift.  The rally is shaping up to be another excellent event.  The schedule is coming together and should be available shortly.  Thank you to Mike Henley and his Rally Committee for all their work.  Last year we expected warm weather in Las Vegas and we were not disappointed.  I think that this year the weather may be more temperate than last.

As announced in an Eblast on July 15th, our plans for the 2020 Annual Rally and Business Meeting have been changed due to an announcement by the National Parks Department that the Mount Rushmore National Memorial will be undergoing a major renovation in 2019 and 2020.  The Board agreed that the ongoing construction would have a negative impact on our ability to enjoy the National Memorial.  However, we are now planning on being there in 2021.  At this point we have not yet settled on a new location for 2020.  We expect to have that information by the end of the Rally and will announce it on the website.  For those who have purchased raffle tickets for the 2020 Rally Certificate you will be contacted and asked if you wish to keep the ticket or roll it over to 2021, or request a refund.  More information will follow.

Also at this year’s Annual Rally and Business Meeting we will hold an election to fill two seats on the Board of Directors.  This is your Club, get involved.  I ask that you consider running for the Board or serving on one of our committees.  If you have questions, or wish to submit your name please contact Norm Rector at

Our website is a vital part of our Club and we are aware of the concerns some members have expressed with the website.  The problem that some have had with the readability appears to be a compatibility problem with either the web browser being used or the setup on an I pad.  We are also aware of the slow response time and have been working to improve it.  Currently we are researching and investigating some major improvements.  The Board and the Website Committee are reviewing multiple options and will be deciding on a course of action soon.  We will keep you informed as we progress.

Enjoy your travels and I hope to see you at the Rally or on the road.

Art Dunn _ BOCI President