Welcome Jeeps and Wrenches as our newest club member for 2014. Thanks to Kevin Woods, Troy Slaughter and Thomas Green for all the hard work and becoming part of our journey. Check out their Facebook communityRead More
I just had to share this. Here is a great very touching video from Del Albright of Blue Ribbon Coalition speaking about Land Use and the many challenges we all face to preserve trail access with Matson of MetalCloakRead More
We're excited to announce that after tremendous effort we have now finally compiled a database aggregate of all members and clubs of recorded history within our Southern Four Wheel Drive Association.
Now that we have this data compiled we need your help to update your newly migrated SFWDA Membership profile including your email, address, and any other status changes. This will all be stored securely in an encrypted database through a long established and very large membership management corporation.
You should be receiving an email shortly from 'email@example.com' with a subject line of 'New Online Access to the Southern Four Wheel Drive Association'. We've been through an exhaustive process to make sure everyone gets this message, but expect there might still be some troubles... We might have invalid or missing email addresses for some of you. So if you do NOT see this message in your inbox today, check your spam and junk folders and then shoot a message to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will look into your specific issue A.S.A.P.!
Otherwise, please follow the link in the message to activate your profile in our new Membership and Events system, as this will be necessary to register for events.
Speaking of Events, we will have a special Christmas Offer for Trailfest 2015 registration so be on the lookout for that soon as well!
As we tally up the results from an exciting year in 2014, it's clear that SFWDA is continuing on the momentum of renewed enthusiasm! After just recently adding several more new business members we are connecting to the Off Road business industry in exciting new ways. We have a renewed sense of energy among our clubs and members, and we are beginning to all become better focused on how to strive together.
Just this week alone we have added two new Business Memberships in Tennessee, and a first time club from Georgia. Our members are loyal and dedicated just like our business's who offer our individual members opportunities an and savings you wont want to pass up. Let's all please warmly welcome the following new members of the SFWDA family;
We're also making strides in our Membership Database through the support of Lucas Weidner our newly elected Co-Director of Membership as he aggregates data on daily basis in-between breaks at his real job and with his little spare time as a father he has single handed managed to wrangle up all of our historical membership data and compiled it into one clean database of approximately 4,300 unique identities. We plan to be reaching out to the most recent part of that group in the near future to invite them back once again into SFWDA and our free Newsletter Subscription as blaze forward into 2015.
2014 Membership Status; As discussed in our Annul Meeting last weekend our current membership numbers are rising quickly. To date we have the following active Business, Individual, and Club / Group Members;
- 21 active businesses
- 786 total active people
- 409 active people who are club members
- 377 active people who are individuals
- 27 of which are premium individual members
- 34 total clubs / groups
- 18 active clubs / groups
We already have commitments from several additional large Clubs and Groups within the next month. Who will be the next Business to join forces in our mission for 2015?
ET4WD just assisted us with hosting our productive and efficient Annual Meeting last weekend in Oak Ridge, TN. If you were not able to attend in person or on the webinar we also have the complete presentation posted as a PDF file on our website message board.
As we wrap up a successful year lets all take a moment to reflect on the success of 2014 and remember those who helped make this happen. We have an amazing and diverse Board of Directors, Delegates, and Leadership Council deeply involved in a variety of aspects within SFWDA day to day operations. However, it is only with the support of each individual like yourself that we will continue to make it happen. So Thank You to all the individuals reading this all the way to the last detail to stay in tune. Thank You to the many clubs who collectively volunteer thousands of hours to numerous and elaborate volunteer efforts and Thank You to those business's who continue to support us among our common goal.
* Conservation * Education * Recreation