Hi everyone,

It’s back to work time after taking the summer off. We have several events coming up from now to the end of the year. We would love to have you join us in any or all of them.

Our Annual Fall Poker Ride Fundraiser Cancelled!  is going is set for Saturday October 27th . We’re staging out of Robertson’s Stables this year in Bakersfield with a BBQ lunch and poker hand winners announced following the ride. If you can’t ride for some reason you are welcome to come join us for a good visit, yummy lunch and buy a poker hand or two, or three! Look for the ride flyer elsewhere in the Newsletter. Get your signup forms in early for the ride of lunch reservations so we will be able to shop for groceries.

Kern Sierra’s storage Unit has be moved from it’s long time home at Bakersfield Veterinary Hospital. Lynn Joiner very graciously allowed us to move it to her place where we know it will be safe and rent is free. Thanks Lynn. We are going to gather at her place on November 10th for a repair and paint day for our iron mules, (hold pack saddles for demonstrations ), as well as any other equipment that might need a little touching up. We will also be making up an inventory log of all equipment and public relations items that we have. If any of you members out there just might have something that you borrowed or just happened to end up with after one of our events please bring it out to Lynn’s so we can get on our inventory list and put in the Unit’s storage container before or on the 10th. Besides a fun work day we will have a potluck and some good visiting time. More details will be posted on our fb page and website when the time get closer. All members are welcome to come join us.

December will be here before you know it so don’t forget to mark the first Monday the 3rd on your calendar for our Annual Christmas Dinner Meeting at the Woolgrowers.

We will be filling one or possibly two Board member spots at the end of the year so if anyone is interested in becoming a Board Member please let me know. We have ever ongoing challenges to help grow membership in our KS Unit and for BCHC as well as gaining more support for BCHA to be able to support backcountry trial rights for livestock users both in our local mountain wilderness and national levels. One of our biggest challenges right now is the encroachment of mountain bikers on all the tails and now attempting to gain access to the Wilderness trails. If you are interested in giving time and thought our cause we would be very interested in hearing from you.

Please try to join us in some or all of our upcoming events. Let us know what you as members are interested and join in to make it happen!! We’re open to your idea and even more your help to make them reality.

Hope to see you at one of your unit’s events.

Sincerely your President,

Sylvia Chavez page 1