4th Quarter 2019
By Cathy Hall
As we wrap up the year, I want to give an overview of what we as a Chapter have accomplished. It was another great year as we continued to grow our membership to record levels, as of today we have 292 members. We are expanding throughout the Rocky Mountain region as well, with thirty-one members coming from Wyoming and three new members from Montana. If you happen to come across our new members to the north, give them a big welcome.
Training and technical session opportunities continued this year with the MOLO class offered in May in Colorado Springs. The Chapter also held a brand new one-day compost course during the Annual Conference. The compost course was created from scratch by Colorado compost experts Bob Yost of A-1 Organics and Aaron Byrne of Summit County. The Chapter will continue to bring timely training and learning opportunities to the membership in the New Year.
The Chapter held its two annual events, the Road-E-O in June and the Annual Conference in early October. The Chapter sent two representatives to compete, Joel Esquibel, a side loader driver from the City and County of Denver, and Bobby Ruszkowski, a track Dozer operator from Summit County.
The annual conference was a big success, this year we brought in a record number of sponsors. Our sponsors provide support to the conference and help keep registration fees low. Planning will begin soon on the 2020 Annual Conference. I would love to hear your thoughts on where you would like to see the conference held, and any networking activities you would like to happen. More to come on dates and locations.
As Chapter President, I commit we will continue to grow the Chapter and bring timely education opportunities. We will also pursue new opportunities to grow the Chapter through strategic partnerships with like-minded organizations. If there is something you want to see us pursue, do not hesitate to reach out to me, I would love to have your feedback.