BCHC Mid Valley Unit
President's Monthly Message
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Well, the days are definitely cooler and I believe the 90 degree temperatures are gone for the year. This is my favorite time to ride in the mountains but I also realize there is not much time left before the snow falls. Our summer events were a success and we are now looking forward to our Dutch oven gathering at Rick and Joan Tilbury's place in Escalon on the 29th. Please call Vicki Whisler, by the 24th, if you are going to cook. Her number is 209-480-0566. Please come as it is always fun to eat and shoot the breeze with each other.
Since we do the Junior Horse camp every other year, this summer would be camp for the ages of 15-17. It is in the planning stages, so it would help Cathy and I to know if there is anyone interested, in this age bracket, in camping with horses. Where and when would be determined if there is any interest and if you own your own horse or not. So don't miss out on a great opportunity to be in the great outdoors with horses. Call me if you are interested, 209-605-2403.
We only have 2 1/2 more weeks of this month and we will be thinking of Thanksgiving and then Christmas and then New Year's Day. Living in California is rough and tough, but my hope is that we can smooth off some of the rougher edges with a New Year's Day ride and DOG lunch. Put this outing on your calendar so you don't plan anything else on this day. This has been an annual event for as long as I can remember.
Our next big gathering will be our Winter Round-Up General Meeting at the Perry's in Hilmar. This will be January 7 beginning at 4:00 p.m. and will include our board of director elections. Every year we have seven board members come off or are reelected and we are in need of some of the 318 members to help out on the board. We meet only one time per month at the Perko's in Riverbank. I can hear you all chattering about the many reasons that you can't do this, but truth be known, you can and are needed. Don't worry, you don't need to be president and write these monthly newsletters! If you would be willing to help us out, let Michael King or myself know that you are interested in this very noble endeavor and we would be grateful.
In closing, I want to thank all of our new members, in this last year, for choosing our Mid Valley Unit. We are thankful for all of you and I hope to meet you soon.
Doug Dollarhide, President
(Our President writes a message every month for the newsletter.)