From my family to yours, Happy New Year. I hope you were able to spend meaningful time with friends, family, and loved ones over the holidays.
With 2019 upon us, District Events and the next riding season fast approaching, I can’t help but reflect on the past year for our district. The time afforded and determined leadership shown by our teams was inspiring to say the least.
For all of those who have helped build District NWC almost from scratch, at the chapter level as well as the district level, you have my deepest gratitude, and you should feel nothing but pride.
Over the past year, we have been able to build a healthy and successful district that contains Chapters that want to ride! We created a legacy of a communication and cooperation at the chapter level that we want to see extended to all chapters this year. A prosperous entertaining 2019 rally has been planned and the popular annual district rides are scheduled and ready to go again this year!
We are fomenting a new spirit of determination as well as dedication to riding and education among the membership. That is evidenced in the enthusiasm I see throughout the GWRRA-NWC family at the events we hold.
We still have a lot of work ahead of us. We have recruitment & retention targets to hit in 2019, we have several goals that we plan to achieve. One of those goals is getting an ARC happening at every chapter in the district in 2019.
Other goals; Keeping members riding. This is a priority, as well as full participation from every chapter in the district at the upcoming rally, “Wings in the Cariboo”. This event will allow us the opportunity to meet in one central place in the district. It will be great seeing old friends again, meeting new ones and just having a very good time riding.
This year we want to become a strong voice not only for GWRRA rider members, but for all motorcyclists in our district. We have a very large membership that holds a lot of influence and it will be used to the benefit of all from a rider safety & road safety standpoint.
We still have unfinished business from last year that requires completion. We are working toward improving our levels of communication with chapters to better understand local chapter needs. Visiting all of the chapters, (still 2 to go), visiting the Alaska membership, and some organizational items, however, on the whole, “We Did Good”!
District NWC is here, to stay, and will be a respected presence on the GWRRA stage. Thank you for a great year! Thank you for being members of GWRRA; your membership and participation is what makes GWRRA the finest international riding association in North America. I wish you all good health and prosperity for 2019.
Until I see you all again, Be safe – Ride safe.
District Director – District N.W.C “The Great North West Coast”