Hello All, Some of you may know me and know that I have not been posting very much over the last few months. I have been very busy with my OFTR role. Being an OFTR director has been taking quite a bit of my free time at home and at work; my work as been suffering as well as my personal life to help this sport move forward. I do this without asking for gratification, only with the hopes to see positive results. Yes, maybe I have taken on too much. I had hoped to scale back a bit after the AGM. I was planning on running again and was hoping that with a full directorship of 5 and a paid employee the load would be lessened. Something I learned quickly in my role was the politics of this sport are passionate: CMA this, MMIC that, this club, that club, insurance, blah, blah, blah. I have tried, as I do in life, to ignore this pettiness and keeping moving forward. As the OFTR moves more into the spotlight with serious land issues and having a paid employee there is a lot of pressure to perform. As the AGM approaches this weekend, I had planned to run for re-election as I feel my work for the OFTR had just begun. A few years ago I started helping Dwight Edgar with processing the memberships. I just began doing this independently in January of this year. I have to thank Dwight for all of his help with this large task. I have been working on the new corporate membership structure and had hoped to get it up and running within the next few weeks. Some of you attended the Tech Session at Cycle Improvements and already know that the noise issue is close to my heart. I have been working on this issue diligently and had hoped to make changes to the Federal Laws within the next few years. There is so much more ahead of us to be done. Unfortunately, not everyone agrees with the same directions that the OFTR is moving in and other interests are dictating the direction that the OFTR would move in. I now feel that if I am to run again, and things do now go as others intend, that my name and personal reputation will be destroyed. I value my comrades in this sport, and have made many personal close friends since joining the ODSC in 2001. I would hate to find myself in this position as a result of this sport’s politics. At this point, I would like to run for an OFTR director position again, but at what cost? Only with a strong directorship and an active volunteer base can the OFTR continue to move in the right direction for our sport.