2023 Wrap up from RMBCH President

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by Hillary L

Everywhere I go, I see different groups, chapters, volunteer organizations, all struggling to get the help they need. It's a familiar storyโ€”one of passionate individuals dedicating their time and energy to causes that truly matter. These organizations are the backbone of our communities, working tirelessly to make a positive impact. Yet, they often face an uphill battle when it comes to gathering members and securing the necessary resources, both in terms of manpower and finances.

The challenges are many, and the reasons diverse. Sometimes, it's the magnitude of the task at hand that seems to deter potential volunteers. Other times, it's the financial aspect that proves to be a hurdle. These organizations rely on the goodwill and generosity of those who believe in their missions. Yet, in a world bustling with responsibilities, it can be a struggle to find individuals willing and able to contribute both time and resources.

In the midst of these challenges, I find solace in the remarkable progress of our very own Rocky Mountain Back Country Horsemen chapter. This year, we've witnessed a surge of grassroots support that has breathed new life into our mission. Each new member who joined has not only lent a helping hand on our trail-clearing work rides but has also offered fresh perspectives, innovative ideas, and true dedication. It's heartening to see the camaraderie that has developed, from members providing essential sustenance to work crews, meeting them out on the trail with snacks and hydration, to individuals stepping up to serve on our board for the upcoming year.

This surge of enthusiasm and involvement is a testament to the strength of our community and the shared commitment we hold for the preservation and enjoyment of America's backcountry and wilderness. Together, we're not only overcoming the challenges that often plague volunteer organizations, but we're thriving, reinvigorated by the influx of passionate individuals who believe in our cause. With this newfound momentum, I have no doubt that we'll continue to make significant strides in the years to come.

To our long-time members, I extend a heartfelt invitation to consider how you might further engage with RMBCH. Your wisdom, experience, and passion are invaluable resources that can propel us even further toward our shared goals. Whether it's leading a ride to your favorite trail, offering your insights at a general meeting, or simply reaching out to a friend and sharing the incredible work we do, every contribution matters. Your continued dedication is what has sustained us, and your expanded involvement will undoubtedly drive us to new heights. Remember, it's not about doing it allโ€”it's about doing what you can, when you can, if you can.

For those who haven't yet taken the plunge into our community, I encourage you to explore the fulfilling journey that awaits you as a member of RMBCH. Join us in preserving the commonsense use of horses in America's backcountry and wilderness. Together, we're not only safeguarding our trails, but we're fostering a vibrant, inclusive community that values the unique bond between humans and horses. So, if you're looking to make a positive impact in a way that resonates with your passion for the outdoors and equestrian pursuits, consider joining us. Together, we'll continue to leave a lasting legacy for generations to come.