Fort Bridger Rendezvous News Letter
Here we are at 2011 planning for this year’s Fort Bridger Rendezvous. Here is an update of what is happening with the association. Kash Johnson will be your 2011 Booshway and Eugene Fowles as your Segundo. Jeff Malan has been elected as FBRA Chairman. New members are: Randy Mckinnon as Lyman Rep. and Warren Will as Utah Rep. Ralph Mair after a brief rest has come back on the board as Mountain man Rep. A special thanks to Dale Carpenter who has decided to take time off, Dale has served faithfully for many years and has served as Booshway and Chairman.
This year the board has voted on reducing the gate fee at the rendezvous back to 3 dollars. We fell that the bad economy has affected attendance.
The board will be looking at putting out for bid a new Indian dance group for 2011.
New this year we will be highlighting a trader each month on the FBRA Website. Mike Powell, head dog soldier photographed all the traders in front of their trade tents last year. The traders’ photo and space number will be on the FBRA Website. Visit us at: Fortbridgerrendezvous.net.
Reminder to get you camp spot paid for before March 1st. 2011. If not paid by that date your spot will be up for grabs on a first come first serve bases by association members. The best way to secure your spot is to pay for it at the end of each rendezvous for the following year.
The board this year has voted to not provide shower facilities. The shower trailer is a nice facility however, it is costly to rent and someone has to be paid to clean and collect the money. Only 134 people showered the 5 days it was in operation last year at rendezvous. The board will possibly look into other options.
The spring FBRA rendezvous has been tentatively set for June 2nd through June 5th. It will be held in the same place as last year on the Bear River in the Woodruff narrows. FBRA members and friends of members are welcome, watch our website for details.
We would like to thank all members and volunteers who helped with the 2010 rendezvous.
We hope you all had a happy holiday season and are looking forward to a great new year.
We welcome any input from our members. Please contact us or e-mail us. Visit our website for contact information. The FBRA board meets the first Saturday of each month.