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Monday, January 25, 2010

CA4WDC Convention Honoring Our Armed Forces (Feb. 19-21)

TO: All Cal4wheel members and prospective members

FROM: Frank Funk, Convention Chair

January 25, 2010

The California Association of 4Wheel Drive Clubs (CA4WDC) is heading into its second 50 years of service in the OHV arena with a special convention honoring our Armed Forces. We are only 3 weeks away from our 51st Annual Convention and we need you to sign up right away. The Convention Committee has been working very hard to put together a stimulating, informative and fun filled convention program. Allow me to give you an idea of what we have planned for you and tell you how easy it is to registered.

The Convention kicks off Friday morning with a with a Tread Lightly Training seminar at 8 am (pre-registration required – see for more info). The Trade Show (4x4 vendors and MORE) will open at noon and be open until 5 pm on Friday. On Friday afternoon there will be BOD meeting from 1 – 5 pm. The Hospitality Room will open at 6:30 pm on Friday. In the Hospitality Room, besides the usual “hospitality” we will have three projectors showing CA4WDC event pictures (if you have any to share please contact me ASAP). The Hospitality Room will go until 12pm or until interest wanes.

Saturday will start with the Life Member Breakfast from 8am-10am. Also on Saturday morning there will be a variety of seminars. We believe there is something to interest everyone with seminars on Dutch Oven cooking and geocaching, a Pampered Chef demo and more. Check out your registration packet for a complete list and times. The Vehicle Show will open Saturday morning as well. It starts at 10am and goes until 2pm. There will be Military Vehicles, 4X4’s, as well as Classics. The show is open to any and all vehicle “toys” – see for an application.

Saturday afternoon the 1st session of the General Assembly will be from 1 to 5 pm. Then to start Saturday evening the No-Host bar will open at 6 pm. At 6:30 pm, in keeping with the convention theme, the call to dinner will be an incredible parade including a Color Guard, Bag Pipes and the playing of Taps and the honoring of 4 wheelers who have served our country. During and following dinner there will be several Guest speakers/presentations including the presentation of CA4WDC’s annual awards. All this leads up to the drawing for the Sweepstakes Vehicle.

On Sunday morning the General Assembly’s 2nd session will deal with the remaining items on the agenda. This session and the Trade Show will end around noon. In the afternoon from 1pm-5pm a New-Old BOD meeting will close out the convention.

I encourage all of you as association members to register right now. At you can complete an online registration or download the form and mail it in, either way it just takes a couple minutes. Please REGISTER now as we need you there to help your association grow.

While you’re registering be sure to let us know if you or anyone in your family is or has been in the any branch of the Armed Services. Please be sure to indicate which branch.

For room reservation call the Double Tree at (916) 929-8855. They have extended the room rate discount but you need to call them ASAP and mention the code 201!

If you would like to be a vendor in the Trade Show you can register online or contact Joe Malloy;

If you would like to advertise in the Convention Program contact Frank Funk;

Thank you in Advance for attending

Frank Funk, Convention 2010 Chairman

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