Meetings
2018-12-08
DC4W’s Christmas Party (December meeting)
Saturday December 8, 2018 is
Three Sister’s Inn 721 Northeast Third Street in Bend
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (come at 5:00 pm to help set up and visit).
https://goo.gl/maps/7rqiQwzFxZJ2
Member’s and their guests are welcome.
Roast Beef and gravy Genny style will be provided by the club.
Potluck sides/deserts are welcome and appreciated.
White Elephant or I can’t live without that gift game will be executed.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A man "steals" a gift in a white elephant gift exchange, while its previous owner is reluctant to relinquish it. A white elephant gift exchange, [1] Yankee swap [2] or Dirty Santa is a party game where white elephant gifts are exchanged during festivities. The goal of a white elephant party is usually to entertain rather than to gain. Rules: Each participant supplies one wrapped gift, usually of similar value $20.00. The gifts are placed in a central location, and participants throw in a personal item to determine in which order they will take turns selecting them. Steve Schroll is the first to have a turn, after his turn he picks the next personal item, thus the next turn. The first person opens a wrapped gift, and the turn ends. On subsequent turns, each person has the choice to either unwrap a new present or to "steal" another's. When a person's gift is stolen, that person can either choose another wrapped gift to open or can steal from another player. To avoid never-ending circles, each gift can only be stolen twice. Since the first player is the only one without the option of seeing any unwrapped gifts, this player can take one final turn after all gifts have been opened and swap with any "unfrozen" gift.

The term white elephant refers to an extravagant but ineffectual gift that cannot be easily disposed of, based on the legend of the King of Siam giving rare albino elephants to courtiers who had displeased him, so that they might be ruined by the animals' upkeep costs. While the first use of this term remains a matter of contention among historians, one theory suggests that Ezra Cornell brought the term into the popular lexicon through his frequent social gatherings as early as 1828.
2018-12-01
2018 Bend Christmas Parade - Sharing Christmas Joy
December 1, 2018
12:00 p.m. Downtown Bend
Theme: “Sharing Christmas Joy”
Rules and logistics will be sent out when we get them.
It is the mission of the volunteer Bend Christmas Parade Committee to organize and present to the people of Bend and the surrounding area an event that will capture the spirit of Christmas and bring a feeling of fun and excitement to participants and viewers alike. We are open to entries in the parade from all belief systems and we welcome a diversity of ideas that will portray the warm and friendly feelings associated with the season.
2018-11-25
November’s Run
Edison Sno Park Parking Lot
November 25th 9:30 am
Sno-Shelter’s wood stocking; your volunteer time counts towards COHVOPS funding.
Make sure your tires are trail rated – your tank is full – and everything is in good working order. Wear warm clothing, bring a lunch and snacks, be prepared for bad conditions and bring gloves to help with the tree and wood gathering. Everyone is welcome to attend this run.
2018-11-24
to sign up with dc4w's line up: jrmdrake@msn.com

Sat Nov 24, 2018
5:00pm PST to
Sat Nov 24, 2018
7:00pm PST
Downtown Redmond’s Starlight Parade is FREE to enter and will take place the Saturday AFTER Thanksgiving at 5:00p.m., in downtown Redmond on 6th Street, from Dogwood to Forest.
www.visitredmondoregon.com
Entries will be judged based on theme adherence, originality, and lighting.
The parade route will run down 6th St. from Dogwood to Forest Avenue.
Check-in will be located at 6th and Dogwood starting at 3:30 p.m.
Judging will take place at 4 p.m. Entries must be in place, fully decorated with lights, and with all participants present at that time.
The parade will begin promptly at 5 p.m.
FOR THE SAFETY OF THOSE WATCHING AND PARTICIPATING IN THE PARADE, PLEASE FOLLOW THE BELOW RULES:
1) All entries must be decorated and have lights to participate. Also, NO Santa Clauses. He will make an appearance at the end of the parade.
2) Do not allow more than a 30-foot gap between you and the participant ahead of you during the parade.
3) Participants that have floats or large entries must have people walking on each corner of the entry during the length of the parade. This is to help control children who may run up to the float/entry.
4) Mounted entries must have walkers next to them. This is for the safety of the horse, rider, and those watching the parade.
5) Pooper Scoopers are required for all Mounted/Animal Entries. Use along parade route and staging area.
Rules for Tossing Candy:
1) Candy can only be tossed by individuals 12 years of age or older.
2) Candy must be tossed - not dropped - away from the vehicle or entry.
3) Candy cannot be tossed from large vehicles (e.g., semi-trucks or trucks pulling trailers.) Instead, if
you’d like to distribute candy, you must have walkers on either side of your vehicle tossing or handing out candy.
Not adhering to the rules may prohibit you from participating in the parade
2018-11-18
November Meeting:
Abby’s Pizza 1115 NE 3rd St, Bend
November 18, 2018
5:00 pm to order pizza and visit
6:00 pm be prepared for a business meeting
https://goo.gl/maps/iCb2tu1UBBA2
2018-11-17
Region 6 Rim Butte Oct 13 work party was sparsely attended, but Extreme 4X4 Nation’s Hank Crabtree came out and assisted in the tagging of trail issues with us. The week-end prior 25 rigs had gathered there, mostly Extreme 4X4 Nation and volunteered their resources. Their hours netted our COHVOP’s $8000.00. Thank you Extreme 4X4 Nation and thank you for adopting Trail 48 out there. https://www.facebook.com/RimButteOHV/

Southeastern Oregon opportunity: November 17, 2018 Region 6 Delegates’ Meeting hosted by Four Runners of Klamath Falls. Here is the link for information: https://www.facebook.com/events/173750940173945/

The SE Oregon Region Meeting (along with overnight camping) will be held at the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corp) Campground at the base of Hart Mountain, on the road to the Refuge and Refuge Headquarters East from the town of Plush.
The run will leave from the campground at 8:00am Saturday morning and with return in time for the start of the Region Meeting @ 3:00 For those interested people coming up early, Dan & Ann Haak have graciously volunteered to lead a Run Friday, East to Frenchglen and traverse the Steens Loop Trail.
The Four Runners will be hosting the dinner after the Meeting, which will be a Spaghetti dinner complete with salad and French bread. Any side dishes or dessert would be greatly appreciated!
Depending on time and weather constraints on Saturday’s Run, a trip to the local Sunstone (Oregon’s State Gem) Mine will be led on Sunday morning.
2018-10-20
October’s Run
Edison Sno Park Parking Lot
October 20th 9:30 am
Sno-Shelter’s wood stocking; your volunteer time counts towards COHVOPS funding.
Make sure your tires are trail rated – your tank is full – and everything is in good working order. Wear warm clothing, bring a lunch and snacks, be prepared for bad conditions and bring gloves to help with the tree and wood gathering. Everyone is welcome to attend this run.