We closed the summer out with the formation of our SAR-ES Team. This team aims to provide relief and assistance to Search And Rescue and other first responder agencies within our state. This development was one that is very exciting to me, as it was a long term dream of mine when we sat down at that coffee shop and had our first BOD meeting.
As we wrapped up 2017, I found myself looking at where we were, trying to figure out just how we accomplished so much. At the same time, I was looking at our astonishing membership roster. That’s when I realized the how was quite simple. You are the reason we have succeeded this year. Each and every one of you has brought something to this organization that made it what is today. From our membership committee, to our active members in the field, to our busy members who haven’t had a chance to join us on a recovery yet but continue to support us through annual dues and promoting us every chance you get. You have all made an enormous impact on us this year, and I cannot thank you enough.
Our plans for 2018 will build on this last year. We will have our first annual banquet, advanced recovery skills classes will be a main part of our curriculum, leadership classes and new leadership team members are all coming. We will also be developing closer relationships with our first responder communities and government agencies.
I hope that you all will join us again for another amazing year, stay safe, and thank you for all which you do for us and this amazing community we serve.
President- CO4x4 RnR