Wes Sanders of Plumas County Tourism, Recreation and Hospitality Council was our speaker Monday, August 5.  Wes became the owner of Pioneer RV Park two and a half years ago, a business that depends largely on tourism for its business.  Budget cuts in 2012 included any monies dedicated for tourism.  It was then that concerned business owners and others who see tourism as a source of income for our communities formed the Tourism Council to try and fill the need.  They now have an extensive web site managed by Karen Moritz promoting local businesses in an inviting way.  In the past year, they have received 219,023 visits to the site of which 154,997 were unique new visitors.  You can visit the site at plumascounty.org and see for yourself. 

The web site is viewed as a starting point with plans to go even further to bring the Plumas County story to the rest of the nation and beyond.  Sunset Magazine, a popular venue for vacation and other travelers is planning an article on the Cascades Trail and contacted the Council for input.  They are also planning to link other businesses to their websites.  As West said, “we are an undiscovered county” as far as recreation is concerned.  He cited his own experience of traveling to Lassen for years and never knew anything about Plumas County other than visiting Chester for supplies and the occasional dining out experience.  The Council wants to change that.

Wes and Karen invited Rotarians to participate through sponsorship of the Council or attending their monthly meetings held at Moon’s on the last Thursday of each month at 9:00 am.  They are also asking businesses who want to link to their web site to contact Karen Moritz at info@plumascounty.org.  Or you may call Valerie Nellor at 927-9246 with any questions.


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We are excited to announce an upcoming concert to benefit the End Polio Now campaign.  Michael Martin Murphy and Lacy J. Dalton will be at the Bartley Ranch on Sunday evening August 18th at 7:00 PM.  Click on the link below for details and ordering tickets.

So, pack a picnic if you’d like and come join us on a lovely summer evening to hear some terrific music.  http://www.sierratramp.org/Concerts.html


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