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.

2016 Meetings:

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