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Updated: April 6, 2015

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Officers and Other Contacts

For information about our group and activities, contact one of our dedicated volunteer Officers, Directors, Committee Chairs, and Work Party Team Leaders. We welcome your question, suggestions, and comments. (To email one of us, copy our address from below and paste it into the "To" line of your email.)

2016 Officers

Office Incumbent Telephone E-Mail
President Duane Easlick (530) 468-2286 duaneeastlick@gmail.com
Vice-President Doug Kaufner (530) 340-0667 1whitemule4luck@gmail.com
Treasurer Caralee Scala (530) 459-5788  
Secretary Barbara Schuyler (916) 947-8258 rydarnr@aol.com

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2015-2016 Board of Directors

Director Telephone E-mail
Tom Berry (907) 717-9195 knucklehead2@att.net
Erica Fruiht (707) 889-3430 ericafruiht@gmail.com
Virgil Hardy (530) 842-6586 cody@snowcrest.net
Shari Kaufner (530) 340-0668 skphoto@cot.net
Kathryn Matthews (530) 842-5872 hereinyreka@nctv.com
Dale Payne (530) 435-2346 dalenmida3p@gmail.com
Rebecca Richmond (530) 459-1840 Rebecca_Richman@yahoo.com
Robert Robustellini (530) 468-5636 muletracks@sisqtel.net
Penny Wells-Thomas (530) 468-2715 pwells@sisqtel.net
Alt.Dir: Gail Lyons (530) 467-3137 jglyons@sisqtel.net
Alt.Dir: Ken Smith (530) 468-2270 kensmith@sisqtel.net

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Committee Contacts

Committee Contact Name Telephone E-mail
Adopt-A-Highway Michael Stapleton (530) 598-6164 frenchcreek@gmail.com
Education Gail Lyons (530) 467-3137 jglyons@sisqtel.net
  Sandy Mason (530) 598-9855  
  Laurie Knispel (707) 489-0162 highfiveretrievers@yahoo.com
Fish Plants Virgil Hardy (530) 842-6586 cody@snowcrest.net
  Tom Berry (907) 717-9195 knucklehead2@att.net
Grants David Nye (925) 586-8850 nye.davidr@yahoo.com
Group Rides Robert Robustellini (530) 468-5636 muletracks@sisqtel.net
  Laurie Pedro-Robustellini (530) 468-5636 muletracks@sisqtel.net
  Mida Payne (530) 435-2346 dalenmida3p@gmail.com
Historian Barbara Matthews (530) 842-1038 barbarasmiracle@nctv.com
Insurance Larry Arkfeld (530) 842-5634 larryarkfeld@yahoo.com
Membership Sharon Horton (530) 436-9892 setebo@finestplanet.com
Newsletter Kathryn Matthews (530) 842-5872 topofthestate-bch@nctv.com
Parades Dale Payne (530) 435-2346 dalenmida3p@gmail.com
Parliamentarian Robert Robustellini (530) 468-5636 muletracks@sisqtel.net
PHI Mercy Air Mida Payne (530) 435-2346 dalenmida3p@gmail.com
E-Notices Kathryn Matthews (530) 842-5872 topofthestate-bch@nctv.com
Programs & Events Erica Fruiht (707) 889-3430 ericafruiht@gmail.com
  Rebecca Richmond (530) 459-1840 Rebbecca_Richmond@yahoo.com
Publicity Penny Wells-Thomas (530) 468-2715 pwells@sisqtel.net
Public Lands Duane Eastlick (530) 468-2286 duaneeastlick@gmail.com
  Bill Kleaver (530) 459-5426 kleav5426@cot.net
  Bill Knispel (707) 489-0162 highfiveretrievers@yahoo.com
  Michael Stapleton (530) 598-6164 frenchcreek@gmail.com
Sunshine Sherry Glendenning (530) 468-5503 sherhorse@sisqtel.net
Webmaster Kathryn Matthews (530) 842-5872 webmaster@bchc-tos.com

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Work Party Team Leaders

Team Leaders Contact Number Trail Section
Bill Kleaver (530) 459-5426 Grizzly Pk Power Line to Soda Creek @ I-5
Rick Zylstra (530) 859-0219 Castle Crags @ I-5 to Snow Cornice (1 mile N. of Toad Lk.)
Dog Trail
Soapstone Trail
Dale Payne (530) 435-2346 Snow Cornice (1 mile N. of Toad Lk.)to Scott Mtn. Summit (Hwy 3)
Kangaroo Lk. Trail
Bear Cr. Divide Trail
Grouse Cr. Trail
Tom Berry (907) 717-9195 Scott Mtn. Summit (Hwy.3) to Carter Mdw Summit
Fox Lake Trail
Boulder Cr./Telephone Lk. Trail
Ed Matthews (530) 842-5872 Carter Meadows Summit to Etna Summit
Paynes Lake Trail
Music Creek
Rhonda Zinkel (530) 402-9931 Etna Summit to Summit Lake Trail
Shelly Fork Trail
Kidder Creek Trail
Shackleford Trail
Robert Robustellini (530) 468-5636 Summit Lake Trail to Box Camp Trail
Canyon Cr. Trail
Red Rock Trail (from Canyon Cr.)
Shackleford Trail
Tom Higgs (530) 842-4270 Box Camp Trail to Grider Creek Campground
Box Camp Trail
Paradise Lake Trail
Kelsey Cr. Trail

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Youth Wilderness Experience Committee

Youth Leaders Contact Number E-mail
Duane Eastlick (530) 598-1457 duaneeastlick@gmail.com
Laurie Knipsel (530) 468-4221 cowgirlcatt@yahoo.com
David Nye (925) 586-8850 nye.davidr@yahoo.com
Dale Payne (530) 435-2346 dalenmida3p@gmail.com
Laurie Robustellini (530) 468-5636 muletracts@sisqtel.net
Caralee Scala (530) 459-5788 cmulelady@yahoo.com
Barbara Schuyler (916) 947-8258 rydarnr@aol.com
Joan Trabucco (530) 496-3318 joantrabucco@gmail.com
Rhonda Zinkel (530) 402-9931 rzinkel@sisqtel.net

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