EOTB Annual General Meeting

Thanks to all who attended the Eastern Ontario Trail Blazers 4×4 Club Annual General Meeting on Saturday March 25 2006 at the Broadway Restaurant in Stittsville. The restaurant was packed. We had members attending from Kingston, Brockville, Cornwall, Eganville, Ottawa, Gatineau and everywhere in-between. It was great to see so many people come out to socialize, vote and win awards and prizes.

We held a vote for President and introduced the new Board of Directors for 2006-2007:

President – Peter Pontbriand
Vice-President – Chris Palko
Treasurer – Darryl Black
Secretary – Evan Croskery
Kingston Chapter Director – Rodney Etienne
Ottawa Chapter Director – Bill Karook

I’d like to welcome the new members of the board and thank the departing members for all their help over the past 18 months. I think we have accomplished a lot and personally I have enjoyed working with all the board members. If you would like to volunteer to run an event or help out please let us know. Volunteers are always welcome!

The new web site goes up this weekend. We’re still looking for photos and other content. I’m still moving some content from the old site. The new site will also have an up to date calendar of events.

A big thank-you to our sponsors that provided prizes and kept the evening interesting: Southbank Dodge Chrysler Jeep, Hi-Lift Jacks, DC4WD, 4WD Magazine and the Broadway restaurant. These sponsors are good to us every year so please send them your business next time you need to buy a vehicle, jack up a truck, order parts, read about our sport or eat breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Special thanks to the Carol Palko for giving out door prize tickets and running the door prize draws. This was a great help when we needed another set of hands.

If you didn’t make the AGM you can review the photos here:
AGM pics

If you would like to renew your membership or order 4WD Magazine at a discount (members-only) you can do so using these forms:
Membership Form
4WD Magazine Form
Simply fill them out, enclose payment and mail them to the PO Box or bring them to the next event.

The cut off for new membership cards and 4WD Magazine subscriptions is May 15. After that time you will be removed from the mailing list if you didn’t renew.

Upcoming Events:

March 28 tonight! – Kingston social at Jakk’s.
Mon April 10 – Ottawa social at Monkey Joe’s. We are moving Ottawa socials to the second Monday of the month.
Sat April 15 – first trail run of the season. More info to come.
Sat April 22 – Trail Leader Seminar Ottawa at Southbank Dodge Chrysler Jeep. This is a morning class / afternoon trail event. Bring a lunch. If you want to lead trail runs or other events then you should really try to attend. If your truck is down for maintenance come out anyway and we will find you a passenger seat.

Looking forward to seeing everyone back in the club and on the trails!