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Next Board Meeting
January 21, 2015 at 6:30PM
Ham Radio Class
TBD 2015 - Contact John Arenz
Black Tie & Boots
March 7, 2015
   


Current News

 
Auburn Jeep Club Makes Large Donation!

At the most recent meeting of the foundation directors, two guests from the Auburn Jeep Club showed up unannounced, Sean Minor and Dan Hitchman. In their hand was a donation check for $5011.61 made out to the Rubicon Trail Foundation.

The story goes like this: recently the club was asked to run a beer booth at the Auburn Fair. Before the fair, they decided to donate the proceeds to RTF, assuming they would make a few hundred dollars or maybe $1000. At the end of the event they were surprised to see that they had made five times that much and followed through on their decision to donate the entire amount.

The foundation relies on donations for all the work it does, and is humbled and excited to have such a vote of confidence from a partner like AJC.

Thanks AJC and President Dave Davidson for your support!

Cantina For The Con - 2014 Winner List

Thank you to all who participated. The 10th Annual Cantina For The Con was a huge success. Without further delay, here is the 2014 winner list.

CLICK HERE to view

Rubicon Trail Foundation would like to thank Dan at RUFF STUFF Specialties. Dan volunteers his staff to send out all the unclaimed prizes.

Mark A. Smith - The loss Of An Icon

On the morning of June 9, 2014 we lost a legend of the Rubicon with the passing of Mark A. Smith. Please click here to read the official RTF Press Release on the passing of Mark Smith. In addition, read more about him HERE or read about his life in the Mountain Democrat.

Tim Green FOTR and John Arenz RTF on 98 Rock!
Thanks to Tim Green and John Arenz on 98 Rock with Pat Martin, talking about the Rubicon!! Download it or stream the Mp3 by CLICKING HERE!
RTF Votes on Soup Bowl
The Rubicon Trail foundation has voted on a position to save Soup Bowl, on the Rubicon Trail. Please CLICK HERE to read the press release.
The List - The Rubicon Trail!

Our friend, Jessi Combs and co-host Patrick McIntyre have a show called "The List-1001 Car things to do before you die". This episode, the two tackle the Rubicon Trail!

 

RTF Toilet Service in Action!

Read about the latest RTF Project! Our Unimog Toilet Pumper in action!

Spider Repeater Project 2012


When the ham radio repeater vault was placed in the Rubicon in 2007, one of the promises RTF made to the property owners was that we would make it blend as much as possible, specifically that we would put rock on the outside of the block building.  This year, thanks to Peninsula Building Materials Co., Drummond Masonry, and some Rubicon enthusiasts from the south bay, that came to fruition, and boy, what a job they did.  After ten trips carrying rock and mortar in the RTF trailers, and several days of hard work, the result is nothing short of amazing. Click here to view a slideshow.

Coincidentally, the new repeater package was ready that same weekend and Ray Pledger brought it up and with the help of John Arenz and remote control from Frank Yost, placed the new repeater, changed antenna configurations, and got it going.  For those that have used it since then, it is working substantially better!

Many thanks to the following for their part in this effort:

Peninsula Building Materials Co. of Sunnyvale, California
Drummond Masonry of Soquel, California
Clarke Schiller
Laura Schiller
Aaron Bortolazzo
Matt Bortolazzo
Jeff Arabia
John Gillio
Zack Merrill
Derek Armes
Mark Smith
Alvaro Gonzales
Carlos Hernandez
Ivan Lopez
Alex Hernandez
Patrick Morey
Juan Gutierrez
Dave Gross
John Arenz
Barbara Arenz
Ray Pledger
Frank Yost

Rubicon Trail Foundation - 2011 Financial Summary

RTF brings their tax information to all their events. However, users have said reading that is too complicated and they would like just a summary. So for 2011 tax returns, we have created an easy to read pie-chart that shows where RTF spends their donations and Grant money from the State OHV Trust fund.

It is key to note, that 79% of our managed funds, go directly to the trail and only 2% are spent on administrative costs.


Please click on the image to see a larger version

 
 

 


 

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