I was wrong in my assumption that the UFWDA Annual Meeting would be a quiet affair... it buzzed with enthusiasm as we had some highly respected volunteers step forward at the last moment to help with roles on the UFWDA board.
We'd like to thank Veron Ball for his considerable efforts as he steps away from the role of vice president and maybe we can persuade him to continue to represent UFWDA in negotiations for the use of a racecar facility as a 4x4 event location?
Your input of topical material for each eNews is still vital, so please keep UFWDA and our readers informed by emailing to email@example.com before the 10th of each month.
Peter Vahry; editor
New Board of Directors
The United Four Wheel Drive Associations Board of Directors is pleased and proud to announce that we have a full Board for the first time in several years.
With the additions of current President of the California Four Wheel Drive Association, Steve Egbert, current President of the Southern Four Wheel Drive Association, Ray Stanley, and past President of the Colorado Association of Four Wheel Drive Clubs, Jim Dixon, the United Four Wheel Drive Associations is stronger than ever.
Steve Egbert has grown the Cal4 organization to a thriving and dynamically strong force in California.
Ray Stanley has reorganized the Southern Four Wheel Drive Association into a well-oiled organization that has become a very strong and vibrant group of fun-loving, hard-working people.
Jim Dixon made great strides in doing the same reorganization to the Colorado Association of Four Wheel Drive Clubs during his term.
Tom Mandera and Jerry Smith are past-Presidents of the Montana 4x4 Association, with Peter Vahry a past-President of the New Zealand Four Wheel Drive Association.
Together with the old board members, we are looking forward to making some serious upgrades to the UFWDA operations very soon. The new Board of Directors will be setting a new agenda with achievable goals and accountability to make the goals reality. A new vision of what can be accomplished is about to be made possible.
A business plan will be implemented to set the course of a reorganized United Four Wheel Drive Associations. Very soon you will see a new and rejuvenated United working hard to keep our beloved roads, trails, and Great American BackCountry accessible for motorized recreation.
United Four Wheel Drive Associations Board of Directors
- President Tom Mandera -
- Vice President Steve Egbert
- International Vice President Peter Vahry
- Treasurer Bob DeVore
- Membership Director Richard Hiltz
- Public Relations Jim Dixon
- Director of Environmental Affairs Jerry Smith
- United Four Wheel Drive Associations Extended Board of Directors
- Business Development Manager Ray Stanley
- 4WD Awareness Program Craig Feusse
- Voice Editorial Manager Peter Vahry
- Website Administrator Milt Webb
The new Board of United is always open to suggestions about how we may better serve our members and the 4-Wheeling public. If you have a suggestion or an issue you believe we might help with, please contact us.
For land use issues, please contact Jerry Smith, Director of Environmental Affairs. In fact, even if you have no current land use concerns, if you are into land use, please contact Jerry to be added to his network of land use champions. We need your voice.
By Jerry Smith: Director of Environmental Affairs