Dear GCA and Friends: A lovely time was had by all at our Ruby's Inn meeting. Bryce Canyon is very beautiful in the snow. I'm attaching the minutes for the meeting, but highlights are:
**Total revenues to date are 110% of budget. We're 3% over on expenses and 10% over on income. The GCA's financial situation is the best it has been in several years.
**We have 106 members, five of them new. 137 membership packets have gone out to former members or those interested in membership in the past.
**A total of 278 individual planners have been sent out since the last meeting. 244 went to US addresses; 34 to foreign addresses. Dana sent out 150 boxes of planners this year; he is now out.
**Overall website traffic is up 15%; number of new users is up 21.5 %; organic traffic is up 7.88%.
**We are registered for IPW and are accepting partners in the booth. Booth fee is $3,200; GCA pays for everything except your travel expenses.
**The fam tour went off very, very well. We've had a lot of stories already. Next year will be a west side tour operator fam tour.
**New board members are Ed Spear, Michelle Kien, and Julianne Fredrick. Ed was again elected President; Debbie Kovalik is Vice President; Jason Murray is treasurer.
March 6-7; Microtel Inn & Suites; Aztec, NM
June 5-6; Ticaboo Resort; Lake Powell, UT
September 18-19; Brian Head Resort; Brian Head, UT
December 4-5; Red Feather Lodge; Tusayan (Grand Canyon), AZ
Laurie Frantz, Executive Director