09/29/08 Warrior’s Society Weekly News

In this issue:

1. 2009 Vision Quest and Counting Coup event registration starts this Wednesday, Oct. 1st

2. Club member Mary “Never Tires” Huth wins her solo class at the 24 Hours of Adrenaline at Hurkey Creek

3. The Holy Jim Volunteer Fire Department Harvest Festival and Auction

4. Chino Hills State Park Volunteer Single Track Clean-Up Day

5. The Forest Service launches national visitor survey

1. 2009 VISION QUEST AND COUNTING COUP EVENT REGISTRATION OPENS THIS WEDNESDAY, OCT. 1ST

Registration will be opening up for the 2009 Warrior’s Society Vision Quest and Counting Coup events this Wednesday, October 1st. The date of the events is Saturday, March 7th 2009.

All the events sold out last year (the Vision Quest in two days and the Counting Coup in four days) so register as soon as registration opens up if you are serious about participating. WE WILL NOT be providing a downloadable/mail in application because we expect to sell out before those apps can be received by us through the mail.

To register for the Vision Quest (The links to register through Active.com will be activated on Wednesday, October 1st.):

http://www.warriorssociety.org/events/vision_quest_general_info.html

To register for the Counting Coup (The links to register through Active.com will be activated on Wednesday, October 1st.):

http://www.warriorssociety.org/events/counting_coup_general_info.html

Registration for “The Traverse” (to benefit the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund http://freedomalliance.org/fa/ ) to be held on Saturday, May 9th, opens on November 1st 2008.

Registration for the Toad Festival (to benefit the Wounded Warrior Program at Camp Pendleton http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/ ) to be held on Saturday, June 6th, opens on December 1st 2008.

Last year both these events, which are limited to 175 participants each, sold out. We expect them to sell out in 2009 too.

Thanks to all of you that have made our events a success!

2. CLUB MEMBER MARY “NEVER TIRES” HUTH WINS HER SOLO CLASS AT THE 24-HOURS OF ADRENALINE AT HURKEY CREEK

We have two stories, with pictures, on her win posted on our web site at:

http://www.warriorssociety.org/News/24hrs_of_adrenaline.html

Congratulations to Mary!

3. THE HOLY JIM FIRE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT HARVEST FESTIVAL AND AUCTION

Come help support the Holy Jim Volunteer Fire Department by supporting their Harvest Festival and Auction on Saturday, October 11th from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Come down for a great time and even bigger cause. Bring and item to donate or grab a number and bid for that special treasure.

There will be a killer bar-b-cue, a GREAT rock-a-billy band (The Road Kill Kings), face painting, a pumpkin decorating contest for the kids, raffle, ice cream and an auction.

They still need donations so if you can help out contact Rhonda at (949) 858-0266. They will need to have all donated items at Cook’s by 11:30 am the auction starts at 1:00 pm.

All proceeds go to support the Holy Jim Volunteer Fire Department.

4. CHINO HILLS STATE PARK VOLUNTEER SINGLE TRACK CLEAN-UP DAY

When: Saturday October 18th, 2008
Where: 4721 Sapphire Rd, Chino Hills 91709
Meet: at Equestrian Staging Area Bane Canyon Entrance

Itinerary: 6:45 AM Registration
7:00 AM Orientation
7:15 AM Start of Trail
TBA (Most Likely 4 corner area)
1:00 PM Return and Adjourn

Details: Mustard is taking over our 65 + miles of trails and this is an opportunity to help keep our public trails pristine. We will be attempting to clear as much single track area around the 4 corner portion of the park. Please RSVP your attendance. Please wear pants, sunscreen, gloves and water. We will be transporting volunteers to the trail location. We anticipate like last event, having lunch and refreshments. Hopefully it will be cooler than last event.

For more Information please contact Shannon Pulce at Spulce@parks.ca.gov or the park office at 951-780-6222

5. THE FOREST SERVICE LAUNCHES NATIONAL VISITOR STUDY

The Cleveland National Forest is launching the National Visitor User Study, starting October 1, 2008. This recreation visitor program has trained interviewers to gather as much basic visitor information as possible. All information is confidential and the survey is voluntary. The researchers are now returning after 5 years to update the information previously gathered as well as to look at recreation trends over time. The information is useful for forest planning, reporting to Congress, and local community tourism planning. Surveyors will be wearing bright orange vests and be near a sign that says “Traffic Survey Ahead.”

Sample questions visitors are asked include: “Where they recreated on the Forest, how many people they traveled with, how long they were on the Forest, what other recreation sites they visited while on the Forest, and how satisfied they were with the facilities and services provided.”

The more they know about the visitors, especially their satisfaction and desires, the better land managers the Forest Service can be. If you have any questions about this program you can visit our web site at:

http://www.fs.fed.us/recreation/programs/nvum

or call Don English at:

202-205-9595.

Anabele Cornejo
Assistant Public Affairs Officer
United States Department of Agriculture
Forest Service- Cleveland National Forest

p.858-674-2985
f. 858-674-2967

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Rock N Road Bike Shops, Sho-Air Racing, El Pollo Loco and Switchback Cyclery are Major Sponsors of the Warrior’s Society

Clif Bar is the Official Energy Bar and Gel of the Warrior’s Society

The Warrior’s Society is a Blue Ribbon Coalition (BRC) affiliated organization

The Warrior’s Society is a Tax Exempt Organization under 501 (c) 4 of the IRS Code

“Far better it is to dare mighty dreams, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take the ranks with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in that gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat!”

Theodore Roosevelt

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