Important IJF Announcement
International Jaguar Festival Santa Barbara is CANCELLED!
The JCNA International Jaguar Festival, Santa Barbara, has been cancelled due to rising costs. Mark Mayuga, event chairman, has taken the responsibility of canceling this annual event which celebrates all things JAGUAR. The event was schedule for October 29 through November 1st. The HILTON Santa Barbara Hotel Resort and Spa was the selected event site located on the beach in this famous Spanish Colonial themed city.
The events included a JCNA Concours, Rally, Slalom, and celebration meals. Due to inflation , cost of food, labor rate increases, and increases in use-fees from 2022, the event would have cost over $2600.00 per couple. The banquet costs increased to over $500 dollars for 3 meals per person. Mark determined that this was not sustainable and that many members would not be signing up for the events.
The host club would have been liable for over $55,000+ food & beverage minimums. JOCLA determined that this was not in the best interest of JCNA members and JOCLA. Mark Mayuga negotiated in good faith and was not willing to compromise the quality of past events. Therefore the 2023 JCNA International Jaguar Festival has been cancelled. John Boswell, JCNA President was consulted and agreed to this action.
An alternative event will be the 2023 CalClubs Reunion in Morro Bay California, October 26-29. This event will welcome all JCNA members from the Western States, Southwest, Central, Southeast and Eastern Regions. The La Serena Hotel, Masterpiece Hotel, and the San Marcos Inn will be the official event hotels. The City of Morro Bay is located on the Central Coast of California. Morro Bay , San Simeon, Cambria, and Paso Robles locations will host the attending club members. This successful relaxing event will include driving Rally/tour, museum tours, wine tastings, Hearst Castle tours, luncheons and dinners in Morro Bay and the seacoast town of Cambria.
I regret this action, but it is our responsibility as the host club, JOCLA, to give JCNA members the most responsible and best value for dollar possible, this also includes the event sponsors and their support of JCNA.
Thank you for your understanding of the situation as described.
Respectfully, Mark Mayuga
JOCLA President, IJF Chairman
Chairman Membership and Marketing Committee