TO ALL MEMBERS AND FRIENDS OF ASSOCIATED CALIFORNIA LOGGERS — A “PERSONAL LETTER” TO YOU FROM THE NEW PRESIDENT, ROBERT D’AGOSTINI OF J & R LOGGING IN MOUNT AUKUM, CALIFORNIA

To The Associated California Loggers membership, As your 37th president of our great association, I wanted to take the time to introduce myself and share with all of you my vision for the ACL for the next two years. I will try to make it short and sweet.            I grew up on the same family…

ACL SAFETY DIRECTOR DON MILANI TO TEACH REQUIRED “RISK MANAGEMENT CLASS” — FOR “NEW” PRO LOGGERS ONLY — (NEVER ON THE LIST BEFORE) VIA ZOOM, ON MONDAY JANUARY 25, 2021

Risk Management 1-25-21 The link above is to a flyer by which you can enroll in a ZOOM class to be taught by ACL Safety Director Don Milani on Monday, January 25, 2021. BACKGROUND: Only for NEW, first-time ProLoggers — who have never been on the ProLogger List before– one course that is required is…

FEDERAL PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM(PPP) RE-OPENS THIS WEEK FOR NEW BORROWERS AND CERTAIN EXISTING PPP BORROWERS

PPP will re-open this week for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. We always advise to consult with your accountant and/or banker as soon as possible. This is the link to PPP release and copy below: https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm1230 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Treasury Department, announced today that…

IN LATE JANUARY AND EARLY FEBRUARY : “THE 2021 ANNUAL MEETING WITHOUT AN ANNUAL MEETING” — QUAD TICKETS STILL ON SALE; SPONSORSHIPS EXTENDED TO JANUARY 25 — AND A BIG “INTERNET AUCTION” IS COMING!

Attention all Associated California Loggers members and friends: Wednesday January 13, 2021 should have been the night of the 2021 Annual Meeting and Auction. As you know, COVID-19 cancelled the ACL Annual Meeting for the first time in its history. But the ACL Board of Directors is working on “having a 2021 Annual Meeting without…

DEADLINE TO OBTAIN A “2021 ASSOCIATED CALIFORNIA LOGGERS SPONSORSHIP” IS EXTENDED TO MONDAY, JANUARY 25 –2021 ANNUAL MEETING CANCELLED, PLEASE SUPPORT THE ASSOCIATION IN THIS ALTERNATIVE WAY

Sponsorship Form-2021   The link above is to a “2021 Associated California Loggers” Sponsorship Form. The form lists a deadline of January 11, 2021 for companies or persons who would like to be a sponsor to submit the form to the Associated California Loggers office. We are extending the deadline to Monday January 25, 2021.…

PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A VOLUNTARY DONATION TO ACL’S “RESOURCE AVAILABILITY FUND” BEFORE THE END OF 2020

HELP ASSOCIATED CALIFORNIA LOGGERS PAY FOR CONTRACT CONSULTANTS AND SPECIAL PROJECTS USING THE “RESOURCE AVAILABILITY FUND” — YOUR DONATIONS ARE VOLUNTARY AND TAX DEDUCTIBLE (DETAILS BELOW) In 2016, the Associated California Loggers Board of Directors approved a special fund to be created so as to fund contract consultants and “special projects” outside of the ACL budget. Making the…

“WITH DEEP REGRET” — ALL CHRISTMAS PARTIES OF ASSOCIATED CALIFORNIA LOGGERS FOR DECEMBER 2020 HAVE BEEN CANCELLED — EXCEPT FOR MAYBE ONE

In recent days and weeks, the Chapter Chairs of four ACL regional chapters have each checked in with President Mike Albrecht and the ACL office to let us know that – despite some initial attempts to try – they regretfully must cancel their 2020 Christmas Parties and December 2020 Chapter meetings. The reason is simple and…

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AT REEDLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE TRAINS NEW LOGGERS; ACL COMPANIES AND OTHERS HIRE NEW LOGGERS

ASSOCIATED CALIFORNIA LOGGERS PARTNERS WITH THE FRESNO                                        WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD, REEDLEY COLLEGE AND OTHERS                                        TO PROMOTE “THE CENTRAL VALLEY FORESTRY CORPS” –                                        STATEWIDE VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TRAINING FOR NEW LOGGERS –                                        STATEWIDE SUBSIDIZED WORKERS FOR                                        ACL MEMBER COMPANIES AND OTHERS There is a link at the bottom of this page to: A flyer promoting the “Central Valley…

WORK AVAILABLE: CALAVERAS COUNTRY TREE MORTALITY PROJECT # 35; BID DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 19; PRE-MEETING IS NOVEMBER 13

ITB#20-1000-19-968 Tree Mortality Program Project #35 Above: a link to EXTENSIVE information about a tree mortality project in Calaveras County, including “COVID-19” related information about how certain meetings will be held using ZOOM technology. BID DEADLINE: 3:00 PM, THURSDAY NOVEMBER 19 PRE-MEETING: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13