New Members Rock!
Today marks the mid-point of WTA's month long membership drive. Are we happy? Heck yes, we're happy. Some people around here are downright giddy.
The response has been fantastic! We've welcomed 442 new members already and the month's not over yet. At WTA, brand new members excite us, in a way comparable only to finding a great strain of mineral soil or the perfect stone to anchor a rock wall. (Yes, we really are that nerdy!!) We get to wonder when that new member might join his first work party, what she'll think of the magazine, and what new hikes a family might enjoy together after learning about them in Washington Trails.
New members make us happy because they show us that our work on trails is appreciated. WTA volunteers work especially hard to keep trails open and enjoyable for hikers of all interests and abilities. Our magazine looks and reads better than ever. New features like this blog you are reading (right now!) are drawing more folks to this website, a site that's become more informative and useful through recent revisions.
And, if a hiker joining WTA can make us so happy, we figure it also ought to make that hiker happy, too. On top of all the standard benefits, anyone who joins this month MIGHT EVEN WIN NEW GEAR. We're drawing new winners each week and today we send out congratulations out to Sam Ryken of University Place. He's won an Outdoor Research jacket that we hope will see many years of joyous wear and tear. More gear next week!
Join WTA Today. It will make us happy, we promise!