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In mid-2009, the staff of WATTORA decided to break from TTORA and form a new and independent club. This is that club. The reasons for the change were varied, but ultimately it came down to the ability to control the destiny of the club.
WATTORA was privileged to be able to form and "grow up" as a part of TTORA and that experience is one that none of the officers would trade for anything. It was a good ride. However, all good things must come to an end and after almost nine continuous years as a TTORA chapter, the staff of WATTORA made a decision to set off on our own.
It is our hope that our members will always be welcome at TTORA and of course, we continue to have nothing but the deepest gratitude for the work that Shannon, Nuke and the gang did to get TTORA up and running so we could get that great, running start.
The former staff of WATTORA and the current staff of Northwest Toys, would like to welcome you to NWToys.com.
We recognize that WATTORA.com had several very popular pieces of content and great pains have been made to preserve that content here. If you are looking for that content, like our:
...it's all still here. Please check the navigation menus on this site, for what you are looking for.
Again, welcome! We are glad to have you here and hope you choose to stick around for a while. Don't forget to update your bookmarks to reflect the change from WATTORA.com to NWToys.com.
-The Northwest Toys Staff
A Few Final WATTORA Statistics
Final WATTORA member number given out: WA-2009-00832
Total number of members on the roster when we closed it: 530
Members active in the final three months of WATTORA: 248
Total number of WATTORA chapter sponsored events: 98
Total number of member organized events: ~280
WATTORA Forum - Threads: 9,504 - Posts: 131,275 - Members: 737
WATTORA was in continuous operation for: 8 years, 11 months, 6 days
Good times had: Priceless
Here is the "About the chapter" entry that was on the WATTORA website until the end in August 2009:
About the chapter...
The Washington chapter of the Tacoma Territory Off Roaders Association or WATTORA, was formed on September 6th, 2000 by Chris Cole and a few TTORA charter members. After a year at the helm, ChrisCo retired from the position of President to his current role as Webmaster of WATTORA.COM. Upon Chris' retirement, Rob Perin stepped into the role of President and we have been stuck with him ever since. In 2004, TTORA opened it's membership to all off road capable Toyota vehicle owners, not just Tacoma owners and in August of 2005, the name of the club was changed to Toyota Territory Off Roaders Association to better reflect that change.
It is WATTORA policy that vehicles of all brands are welcome on runs, as long as they meet the minimum requirements for the trail and drivers adhere to other chapter policies which include no alcohol/drugs on the trail and the principles of "Tread Lightly".
As of March 2008, many WATTORA members were trained and certified as Tread Lightly! "Tread Trainers", qualifying them to formally instruct other individuals and groups, in Tread Lightly! principles, with the approval of the Tread Lightly! organization. For more information, click the "Tread Lightly!" link in the navigation menu on the left of this page. In addition, many WATTORA members are both First Aid and CPR certified by the American Red Cross.
WATTORA does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, profession, etc., but if you are a non-Toyota owner on our runs or forum, you might take a bit of good natured ribbing :) The WATTORA site and forum are work safe and family safe, for the enjoyment of all of our members.