Seminars on Saturday Afternoon April 18-INPUT NEEDED

The April Convention is coming up SOON.  We (4 Lakes 4 Wheelers) have some interesting presentations for Saturday afternoon including what I call Forestry 101 (which will give you info on sustainable forestry and conservation including how they mark trees and what the marks mean (should be anchored by this weekend), WORBPI update and discussion (on either video or conference call), hopefully info and discussion on 4WD legislation (not anchored as of yet), First Aid/Safety program by a certified first aid person that is also a 4WD enthusiast so can apply with 4-wheeling in mind (will not generate a card for you),  a children’s program and a pedi-spa program (for the ladies and venturesome guys the individual says she tries to keep her program fun and moving).  There are also some prizes at registration and after the dinner.

Before we anchor some of this we need to know the potential attendance.

Will there be younger children attending—what ages—we have a certified childcare person very willing to do this with her mom for assistance IF there will be children in attendance.

Will there be enough folks interested in participating in a pedi-spa program?

We are trying to have a variety of interesting  programs.

We really need to know who is attending ASAP so get your form in (see previous post—note the deadline date is April 7).  If for some reason you just don’t know yet, please contact me so we know it is a maybe so at least we know there is interest.  Due to the deadline date is why I am sending this out now BEFORE we have some of this totally anchored.  The deadline date for the motel was April 1, but I would still try to get under the WI4WDA special.


Details W4WDA and MW4WDA Spring Convention

2015 Spring Convention Print PDF

2015 Spring Convention

April 17-19, 2015 Black River Falls, WI

Best Western Arrowhead Lodge
600 Oasis Road (54615)
Reserve by April 1-special room rates (use code WI4WD):
One queen bed room-Occupancy-Single/double-$67.49/Triple-$77.49
Double queen room: Occupancy-Single/double-$69.99/Triple-$79.99/Quad-$89.99



Friday night reception and registration 7pm. Hosting club- Four Lakes Four Wheelers

9:00 am – 9:15 am             W4WDA BOD meeting
9:15 am – 12:00 pm         W4WDA General Membership meeting
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm         Lunch – On your own
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm             Seminars, Women and Children Activities (more details to follow soon)
6:00pm                                Cocktails
7:00pm                                 Dinner with Program (door prizes/raffles)

9:00-11:00am                     MW4WDA Meeting

Saturday Buffet Dinner Menu

Adults- $20.00 per person
Roast Beef and Baked Chicken
Scalloped Potatoes & Vegetable Medley
Tossed Salad & Dinner Roll
Coffee and Iced Tea or Lemonade
Children ($9.00) – Macaroni and Cheese, French Fries with Chicken Tenders


Please send payment to W4WDA by April 7, 2015 for meeting and dinner reservation to Mary Hoernke at 203 Guenwald Ave., Neenah, WI 54956-2040.

Name__________________________________________ # of adult dinner_____($20/PP)


Club Name______________________________________ # of child dinner______($9/PC)


Registration fee is $5.00 per family.     Total Due______________

Roadside 4 Wheelers Tough Truck 2015

Click here for Flyer:  Tough Truck 2015 Mazo Draft 1


Tough Truck 2015

Mazomanie Wild West Days

Saturday Sept. 12th Racing 3:00 pm, Tech Inspection Noon-2:30

THREE CLASSES 2×4, 4×4, OPEN  100% payback, Open Class $500 1st prize.

Contact Numbers

John Gee                       608-767-4080

Brody MacLean            608-527-2238

2015 Winter Meeting Minutes


Jan 10, 2015


Review and revised agenda as needed.


President Sam Vandenberg called the meeting to order at 9:26am.  Mission statement was read.

Roll call – Attendance sheet was passed around.  Board members: Sam Vandenberg, Mary Hoernke, Orlin Clark, Arnie Miller, Helen Wagner, Luana Schneider, Jesse Thompson & 8 Clubs present.

Secretary’s Report – Motion to approve the secretary’s report as printed and distributed made by Mark White, 2nd by Chris Hannis Motion Carried.

Treasurer’s Report  – Discussion was had regarding paying of UFWDA dues when dues on-behalf of W4WDA are due.  Motion to pay/renew UFWDA Dues when membership due made by Orlin Clark, 2nd by Helen Wagner.  Motion Carried.   Discussion Regarding Filling the Secretary’s UFWDA membership with another member who could represent W4WDA at UFWDA meetings, Orlin Clark nominated Telle from Weekend 4Wheelers, no other names were brought forward, Mary Hoernke will add Telle to the list of memberships for UEWDA.  Discussion regarding emailing/mailing out Treasurer’s report to members attending via teleconference prior to the meeting.  Mary will email/mail out report prior to meetings to those she knows will be attending via teleconference.  Motion to approve the Treasurer’s report as printed and distributed made by Amanda Cottrell, 2nd by Orlin Clark.  Motion Carried.  She will also send an electronic copy to the officers so they can send out even the day of the meeting.

Committee Reports: 

Pipeline –   No new information at this time.

Website – Chris Hannis asked if W4WDA would like him to contact the previous owner of the web address for W4WDA (  Motion to spend up to $200 to pay the previous owner for the website, made by Mark White, 2nd by Mary Hoernke, motion passed.  Discussion regarding the BOD list, Membership & Club list missing from the webpage.  Amanda Cottrell added the BOD list and membership information back to the menu bar prior to the end of the meeting.  Mary Hoernke will get a Club membership to Amanda once the 2015 Club dues are paid.  Send any information to Amanda Cottrell and she will update website.

Bylaws/SOP – Nothing to report at this time.

SCORP – Nothing new to report at this time.

STC – The November meeting was held in Lapham Peak.  Of particular interest was the fact that in the budget bill there was a charge that all State roads in State Parks and Forests be identified, classified and mapped.  Something we need to watch closely.  For further info on that meeting go to the State Trails Council website at /

UFWDA – New President was elected, Tom Mandra.  Currently the Treasurer’s seat is vacant, however Bob Devore is filling in until a new person is elected.  UFWDA will continue to hold 4 meetings/year and they will continue with Webinars for their meetings in 2015.  The next meeting is January 13.

WOHVA – Great Northern Trail ride, August 13, 14, 15th. Early registration is open now on

MW4WDA – Nothing new to report.

WORVPI – More support is being seen from the local population.  This project continues to be a work in progress and currently is Status Quo.

Membership – Nothing new to report.

Lake States Resource Alliance (LSRA) – Helen Wagner reported that LSRA is on schedule to dissolve in July 2015.  Helen has requested the process by which organizations can ask for LSRA funds to be distributed, with no response.  She will draft letters on behalf of W4WDA & UFWDA and send them to LSRA requesting donations be made to them.

Motorized Recreation Area – Nothing new

RTP –Request for funds need to be applied for by May 1

Rally – Jesse Thompson has been working with John Lewins on a possibility of having a rally type event at the Mole lake property.  Joel Kasper reported that Mole Lake is looking to hold more events on their property and they are willing to work with other groups to make that happen.  Joel has also been working with John Lewins and we have the opportunity to have an event that will help Veterans get off road.  The organization is called 4Wheel to Heal.  This event was presented to WOHVA as well and there is interest to co-sponsor the event.  Event insurance would be needed for this event.  Orlin Clark made a motion to have W4WDA purchase the event insurance for a co-sponsored event with a projected cost of no more than $250 per day, 2nd by Mark White, motion carried.   No date is set yet however it would be sometime at the end of July/beginning of August.

Region A report – Arnie Miller discussed the Toy for tot’s event held at the farm.  96 Trucks & 28 ATV’s/UTV’s were in attendance.

Region B report – Orlin Clark discussed Houston, MN off road park.  More land was bought for the park, they currently are planning on approximately 700 ac.  There will be work weekends coming up this summer, with possible camping availability.  Contact Orlin for more information.

Region C report – Helen Wagner had nothing new to report.

Old Business:

  1. Conference Calling- Luana Schneider has found a no cost conference call that can be used for the meetings.  No Cost conference calling and Skype were tested at this meeting with Arnie & Bev Miller. It worked well, although it would be nice to figure out how to get things up on a bigger screen and/or louder through a speaker.  Arnie & Bev will check out speakers.
  2. Winter Meeting 2016 – looking for volunteers to host the winter meeting.  With no new volunteers stepped forward it was decided to have the 2016 meeting at  Hidden Waters Resort in Waupaca January 9, 2016


New Business:

  1. Fall meeting 2015 location?  Black River Falls?  No decisions made on this at this time.
  2. Spring Meeting April 2016 location/host club volunteer – 4×4 Forever is considering hosting the 2016 meeting.  More news to follow at upcoming meetings.

Fall 2014 Elections

Region A Vice President – Arnie Miller is re running.

Region B Assistant Vice President – Dave Bahr is re running.

Secretary – Not filled need nominations!

Region C Vice President – Helen Wagner is re running.

2015 Spring Convention is April 17-19th at the Best Western Arrowhead Lodge, Black River Falls WI.  Host is 4 Lakes 4 Wheelers. Luana Schneider is requesting ideas for presenters be sent to her.

Motion to adjourn the meeting made by Amanda Cottrell, 2nd by Mary Hoernke.  Motion Carried.  Meeting adjourned 12:12pm.

Respectfully Submitted by Amanda Cottrell, Filling in for Secretary & Sam Vandenberg, President.

01102015 W4WDA Minutes

Minutes from Fall 2014 Meeting

Fall 2014 W4WDA minutes



October 11, 2014

Black River Falls, WI


Review and revised agenda as needed.



President Sam Vandenberg called the meeting to order at 8:53 am.

Roll call was held.

Secretary’s Report was approved with correction.

Treasurer’s Report  none was available.

Committee Reports;

Pipeline- none

Website- Send any information to Amanda Cottrell and she will update website.

Bylaws/SOP- Nothing to report.

SCORP-Nothing new.

STC- The next meeting is November 13.  At the meeting in July there was a presentation from the hiking and snowmobile representatives.

UFWDA- Luana participated in a conference call meeting in early October and has a power point program that UFWDA put together. UFWDA is having issues with continuing the insurance program. The website has been down as there are some issues with it. The fiscal year will finish in the black. There is a new membership director and business manager. This is helping to free up some time for the President and Vice President as they have been doing most of the work.

MW4WDA- All 4 wheel drive clubs that belong to MW4WDA, with a 100% of their members sign up, are  aware that their trail ride/events are covered under the insurance policy that MW4WDA pays for. This is a very valuable asset to have available to local clubs. Currently membership per person is $10.00.

WOHVA- given by Sam Vandenberg. There was a golf outing last weekend that WOHVA sponsored. He attended the general meeting. The Great Northern Trail Ride is growing more popular. There was discussion about WOHVA’s spill kit and the rule that each vehicle must carry one. WOHVA is setting up a chain saw training course for January or February which will be posted on their website. Currently there are 150 members in WOHVA.

Membership—nothing new.

Lake States Resource Alliance (LSRA)—Helen Wagner reported that this organization may dissolve in July 2015 if no one steps forward to fill the offices of President and other empty positions. The precedure to dissolve is left to the Board of Directors and not the membership of LSRA. Helen is going to do some checking into the bylaws and check on the process of dissolution. There are many restrictions on the logging industry and lots of hoops for them to jump through. OHV users may lose out if this connection to the timber industry is lost.

Motorized Recreation Area- Luana Schneider reported that Wisconsin is still looking for property closer to urban areas for an off road park.  Near Menominee there are thousands of acres on the Wisconsin/Michigan border with OHV access. The middle section has official trails for four wheel drive vehicles, Luana was not sure how these trails were marked. You may view maps on the DNR website. Meanwhile in the Rome, WI area, the easement with Plum Creek will hopefully include 4WD vehicles.

Rally-  Jesse Thompson reported on the online survey that took place late last year. He suggested that W4WDA host a guided trail ride like the Great Northern Trail Ride. He has talked with John L. about the possibility of using the Mole Lake area. For the first year only inviting members of W4WDA and perhaps MW4WDA. John L. would like a date to bring forth to the tribal council to be approved.  There was discussion on the width of the trails, insurance coverage and prizes/door prizes. A motion was passed to move forward with this event. If you would like to volunteer for this contact Jesse Thompson.

WORVPI- reported by Sam Vandenberg. Apparently there was a misunderstanding with the Forest county board and when the grants would need to be paid back. These grants apparently do not need to be paid back until the area is logged which may not be for another 50 years. Forest county will need to visit their land use plan and make changes to allow WORVPI to happen. There was discussion on the area to be used for the park.

AB369- reported on by Luana. There is a need for more Senators to sponsor this bill in the senate. If anyone has connections with the Senate please contact John Schnorr on the WORVPI website.

Region A report by Arnold and Beverly Miller, October 25th will be Toys For Tots at a private location in Minnesota. $40/truck and $5/passenger. Contact Arnold by email for details.

Region B has no report.

Region C has no report.

New Business

-In an effort to spread the W4WDA meeting area, there will be a request from a different region to host the Winter Meeting in 2016.

-WORVPI’s Memo of Understanding was voted on and passed to sign agreement.

-The Wisconsin Department of Resources will have a presentation at the State Trails Council on the process of mapping and planning motorized access.

-It was decided  John L. would be contacted for group access to the Mole Lake property for trail riding.



President- Sam Vandenberg

Secretary-open, need volunteer.

Treasurer- Mary Hoernke

Region A,  Assistant VP- Nate Odman

Region B VP- Orlin Clark

Region C,  Assistant VP- Jesse Thompson

Adjourned  12;23pm.

The Winter Meeting will be  9:00am, January 10, 2014 at Hidden Waters in Waupaca with a potluck lunch.

Respectfully Submitted by Cindy Bahr, Secretary

October 11, 2014 Fall Meeting

2014 Fall Meeting W4WDA & MW4WDA  -Flier

2014 W4WDA & MW4WDA Fall Meeting

October 11, 2014 

Black River Falls, WI

Best Western Arrowhead Lodge

600 Oasis Road (54615)


Special room rates October 10 & 11;

2 Double or 2 Queen beds Room- Single/Double occupancy-$69.99/Triple-$79.99

Quad-$89.99      Group code-MW4WD

RSVP to hotel by October 1



Friday night reception at 7pm.


8:30 am – 9am W4WDA BOD meeting

9 am – 12:00 pm W4WDA General Membership meeting

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch

1:30 pm -1:45 pm MW4WDA BOD meeting

1:45 pm – 4:00 pm MW4WDA General Membership meeting

*If you have any items to add to the meeting agendas (W4WDA or MW4WDA) please contact Cindy by October 6 at;