Dear MBBA Member,
On behalf of your 2021 Officers and Directors I would like to welcome all members, new and old, to the Massachusetts Beach Buggy Association. I’d like to personally thank all of you who continue to volunteer your time to the MBBA and also to those who are just recently becoming more involved. Every year sees some different faces filling roles however the club’s foundation, stability, and leadership are as strong, talented, and committed as ever. I look forward to all of you helping make this, our 71st year, a successful and memorable one.
It is my firm belief that without the MBBA and the efforts of its members and leaders for all of those years, none of us would still be enjoying the privilege of driving our rigs on the beach in Massachusetts. It’s obvious that there are far more people that would rather not ever see any vehicles on the beach than there are that drive them out there. We are outnumbered. Drastically. Yet here we are, going into our 71st year still enjoying a lifestyle that many of our parents and grandparents did and that remains possible only because of them and others that came before us. Yes, it’s different now. Yes, it’s more restrictive and limited than it was years ago. But we’re still here.
The reason we’re still here in spite of all of those environmentalists and conservationists that would rather have oversand vehicle use become part of a shameful, forgotten past is because of how deep and strong our love, passion, and dedication is for what we do. It’s in our blood and we don’t give up. We are loyal to our cause. We are tenacious when necessary. As a multigenerational lifelong user of Nauset Beach I’m honored to have the opportunity to serve a second year as President of this fine organization. Together we will continue to fight the good fight so that those that come after us can continue to enjoy such a unique way of appreciating the beauty of our beaches the way we have with our friends and families for so many years.
Bob Long #687