Greetings, and happy belated new year. Robert here with a quick note and update on the Club and our plans for this year.
First of all, membership notices will be going out in the next week or two (possibly even by this weekend) for anyone due or past-due for renewal who we haven’t heard from. We will be sending one final notice to any 2020 or 2021 lapsed members, and a regular renewal for 2022 renewal members.
You can always find our signup/renewal forms and waivers on our Forms and Documents page and can pay your dues via Paypal from the links on that page for quickest renewal. Feel free to contact us through this site or my gmail or protonmail addresses (from your past newsletters) if you want a proactive check on your renewal status.
Please note that we have not had access or control over the old domain names or paypal accounts since before I joined the club, so if you’ve renewed to an address in your contacts, the money probably did not reach the club.
Second, our Avenue of the Giants run is being retargeted for April or May. It will likely be smaller than I’d hoped to have when I set it up in 2020, but we still plan to have a vibrant run and some amazing photo opportunities, and perhaps a return of the trivia contest. Follow our Facebook events page or watch the front page of this site for updates (the Facebook page is more frequently updated).
Third, due to financial and logistical considerations, we will not be hosting the NASSAM event in Northern California. We hope to be able to put in a proposal later this decade, especially if we can grow the club to provide a critical mass for the event, but the core team was not able to commit to the effort financially and practically at this time.
Fourth, we have a few other runs planned and hope to gear up substantially as summer arrives. I have three runs ready to review and re-test, including a remake of Rocky and Pebbles (Half Moon Bay to Big Sur), Pinnacles National Park and Hollister, and a Mount Hamilton to Livermore run featuring barbeque and bourbon (after the run ends). If you have other ideas, use the contact form here, the Facebook page, or my email to put your ideas and suggestions in.
Fifth, the club board elections are due at the end of March. If you’d like to run for a board seat (it’s pretty easy work, an hour or two a week on average would be amazing), let me know as soon as possible so I can answer any questions and get you on the ballot.
As always, we’re here for you, the Kappa drivers of the West Coast wherever you may be. It’s been a rough two years for many if not all of us, and we’re looking forward to getting back out on the road, into parades and events, and generally making the most of one of the best places to drive a Kappa on the planet.