NRC Report - February 2010
In my December 2009 report, I closed the year with my Top-5 Issues facing recreation. Those issues were also highlighted during my report to the delegates at the annual Convention in Sacramento. I want to address two of those issues in detail.
Coalition Building. Motorized recreation is characterized by many facets, each with its own set of advocates. We need to build a coalition of the different facets to develop strategy and set priorities for addressing issues common to all. While we may recreate in different manners, we are bound by two common elements. We use a motorized vehicle and we need access to a place for recreation.
Membership and Involvement. Increasing the membership and involvement of recreationists is important. As we move into the future, we will be involved with change. The sport is changing. Opportunities are changing. And, regulations are changing. Membership and involvement are key ingredients to ensuring recreation remains a viable opportunity.