I hope this letter finds you all well and anticipating being able to get out on the trails once more. Having said that, with the Stay At Home order on until at least May 20, it makes everything so much harder. At least you can go out for food or appointments with the top down and doors off and enjoy that part of owning a Jeep. (Sorry to all owners of jeeps that can’t do that. No insult intended.) COORJC is asking that we follow the Covid protocols, showing everyone what a great club we are and presenting a respectful front.
Once the Covid restrictions have lightened up, we have a full schedule of runs and events this season. Check out the calendar on the website and you will see that many weekends and even some week days have already been planned with trail clean up, several Rookie Runs, camping, lots of trail runs, bbq, and trail discovery. It is unfortunate that we had to cancel some events already planned , but they will be posted at a later date.
When you do want to join a trail run, it’s going to be quite different this year. You will have to go to the website calendar and register there. You will receive confirmation and you will be sent a reminder of your upcoming trail run . If you find that you can’t make it, then you are asked to cancel your participation, allowing someone else to join the group. With our club membership close to 300 members, and only able to have 10 jeeps per trail (once Covid restrictions are lifted) every spot is needed. As you can suspect, to try to accommodate as many members as possible, we will be running multiple trails as long as we have the Trail Guides.
Team COORJC (Board members) has been meeting via zoom or google meet once a month to keep the planning going on all through the winter and spring. A huge thanks to Erin Burrell for setting up these meetings. Once the Covid restrictions are lifted, we are all primed and ready to go.
I don’t know how many of you joined in on the OF4WD AGM, but I thought I should pass on some of the high lights to those members who didn’t .
-Camp NL is cancelled
-lots of trail repair took place thanks to joint efforts by HATFA, KATVA, OF4WD, OFSC, TriCity, Ottawa Jeep club, LRAA, and of course, COORJC.
-MTO wants OF to join in with other off road groups to set up a more formalized system to keep trails open and safe (still in planning stage)
-Economic Insurance will insure modified jeeps and give a discount to members of OF
The Group Code is OF4WD 5351
- 2 of our members are on the new OF Board -Joshua Dean and Randy Kunert. Thanks guys!
Advertising has become an issue on our Face Book Group site. We only want our sponsors to have that privilege. If a company or shop wants to advertise then become a sponsor, no problem. Thanks to our sponsors’ donations, Tara and Adam have some excellent give aways for their Rookie Runs!
Speaking of Rookie Runs, Tara and Adam have put a great deal of work into planning the upcoming season, and it looks amazing.
Well, I hope that many of you are able to take advantage of this better weather to work on your jeeps as long as you can get your parts!
Please everyone take care and I hope to see many of you out on the trails this year.
Lynda Darling (Jeep Mom)