Winter Message from the President Bud C. Smith

2017 started out with several months of clean up by those attending the work parties. Fallen trees were removed and then countless days were spent working on a slide and keeping our road passable. Unfortunately, the heavy rains destroyed 90% of the 145+ tons of asphalt chips that we applied at the monthly work parties last year.

Numerous members and non-members made direct donations to the SCCPOA road fund. Those donations along with the funds generated by the GoFundMe account were successful in generating enough money for a chip seal of the road leading into the campground area and up to the range. Additionally, asphalt will be put down in several problem areas. Barring any natural disasters, the road work is expected to last 12 years.

To assist with the cost of annual road maintenance and future road improvements, we are starting a new dedicated road maintenance fund. Thank you to all of you who have already made donations to the road maintenance fund.

The updating of both campground bathrooms is days from completion. Everything in both bathrooms, except the showers, will be replaced and a larger hot water heater has been installed. A huge thanks to the Friends of the NRA for a $8295.98 grant that covered the materials.

After years of trying, the SCCPOA campground/property now has a physical address of 24090 Deer Path Rd. This will make it easier for new members, youth groups, AT&T, PG&E, etc. to locate our facility. The address has been posted on our website and Facebook page.

There are several vacant agency representative positions on our board of directors. Each agency is allowed two representatives to serve on the board. If you're interested, call (408) 264-1224 for the date, time, and location of our board/membership meetings. We meet monthly, usually on a Tuesday at a local pizza parlor, for about an hour to go over property usage and membership questions. There is no obligation to attend the monthly work parties (normally the second Saturday of every month), even though additional help is always welcomed and appreciated.

As it has been for over 35 years, the work party dates are the 2nd Saturday of every month and on those days, the pistol range is CLOSED for maintenance. Come on up to help with the ongoing projects and you will be rewarded with a BBQ's lunch. Work party date or not, if there is a property improvement you want to do, with or without others, call us at (408) 264-1224 so the project and supplies can be discussed.

Additionally, check out our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SCCPOA) for information posted by members and/or to share your experiences with others.

Until next time, stay safe.