John & Kathy Schretlen (21536)
British Columbia Dogwood Klub Chapter – Presidents
Hello from Vancouver, British Columbia. As you read this update I’m hoping you can look at the past few months with relief and thanks. I hope that you and your families and friends had a good Summer and wonderful Fall. My son and both the VP and the Secretary/Treasurer of the British Columbia Dogwood Klub all live where, as I’m writing this, wildfires are burning. It’s not as bad as Maui’s August fires, but there is much anxiety in British Columbia right now.
We put on a Chapter Rally in Osoyoos, British Columbia in June and we had perfect weather. The location is on a lake and in wine country, but I found the best times were the group activities and especially the meals. At the end of the rally the British Columbia Dogwood Klub had its Annual General Meeting and elected the following executives: Klub President: John & Kathy Schretlen, Klub Vice-President: Ken & Jeanne Digness, and Klub Secretary/Treasurer: Jerry & Dianne Block
Re-occurring topics of discussion were membership enhancement and rally planning. The British Columbia Dogwood Klub had a member write the executive a great letter with a lot of suggestions to encourage new membership. We now just need to find some enthusiastic helpers.
As for a 2024 rally the general thought is to try a combined Region Nine and Provincial Rally. Perhaps having each province be in charge of all the food and activity planning for one of the days and the Region Nine Director being in charge of the overall coordination.
We will have more information early in 2024. Stay healthy and drive safe. Take care,