OHV Enthusiasts Workshops and Spring Convention
April 7th – 9th 2017
Please join The Wisconsin Off-Highway Vehicle Association (WOHVA) and the Wisconsin Four Wheel Drive Association (W4WDA) for 2 full days dedicated to educating the OHV community.
Best Western Tomah Hotel
1017 E McCoy Blvd
Tomah, WI 54660
A block of rooms have been reserved under WOHVA & W4WDA with discounted rates!
Friday April 7th
8:00am – 4:00pm Tread Trainer program presented by Treadlightly!®
(Open to the public – Separate registration fee)
4:00pm – 9:00pm W4WDA Hospitality room – BYOB (W4WDA members only)
5:00pm – 6:00pm WOHVA Volunteer Appreciation Cash bar – Mr. P’s Lounge
6:00pm – 9:00pm WOHVA Volunteer Appreciation Banquet (Invite only)
Saturday April 8th
8:30am – 11:00am W4WDA General Membership meeting
11:00am – 1:00pm Lunch break – On your own
1:00pm – 2:00pm WI DNR Road Inventory project – Cameron Bump Project Co Leader
2:00pm – 2:15pm Break
2:15pm – 3:15pm GPS app’s and data transfer – Presented by Chris Walker
(Bring your GPS and Smart Phone for a “hands on session”)
3:15pm – 3:30pm Break
3:30pm – 5:00pm WOHVA Annual Membership meeting
5:00pm – 6:00pm Cash bar (Banquet room)
6:00pm – 7:00pm Buffet style dinner followed by door prize drawing
8:00pm – 12:00am Entertainment provided by
Sunday April 9th
9:00am – 12:00pm MW4WDA Membership meeting
OHV Enthusiasts Workshops annd Spring ConventioRegistration Form
Advanced registration is required. Deadline to register March 24th 2017
There is a $5.00/family Registration fee to attend.
Workshop and Convention Registration __Total__
______ Registration fee of $5.00 per family ________
_____ Treadlightly!® Tread Trainer (Registration directly with Treadlightly)
______ WI DNR Road Inventory project update (No Additional Charge)
_____ GPS “Hands On” Workshop (No Additional Charge)
_____ Adult Banquet ($23/plate) ________
_____ Children Banquet 12 & under ($8/Plate) ________
Total Due: _________
City/State/Zip Code: __________________________________________________________
Please make check payable to:
OHV Enthusiast’s Workshop & Spring Convention
P.O. Box 1865
Fond Du Lac, WI 54936
W4WDA & WOHVA Spring Convention Is coming up soon & so is Treadlighty’s Tread Trainer Program
WOHVA is pleased to announce the addition of Treadlighly!® Tread Trainer program to our Annual OHV Enthusiast’s Workshops and Membership meeting agenda.
This program will be provided on Friday, April 7th 2017, registration fee is $75.
Mark your calendars now, more information will follow with a complete weekend agenda.
Below is the Link to Register for Tread Trainer Program.
Wisconsin 4 Wheel Drive Association
January 14, 2017 Meeting Notes
I. Meeting called to order at 9:38 at Hidden Waters Golf Course, Waupaca WI Reading of Mission Statement – Sam Vandenberg
II. Roll Call – 11 people present
Officers/Board members present: President – Sam Vandenberg, Region B V.P. – Orlin Clark, Region C V.P. – Helen Wagner, Secretary – Jan Kasper, State Director – Luana Schneider
Clubs Present: 4 Lakes 4-Wheelers, Inc – River City 4-Wheelers – Weekend 4-Wheelers, Inc. – 4X4 Forever, LTD. – Green Bay High Riders, LTD. – Trailgators 4-Wheelers, Inc.
III. Secretary’s Report – accepted as printed – Has been having problems getting the emails go through due to the size of the attachment. Notes will be emailed to the officers, board members and delegates for distribution to their clubs. We will include link in the email to go directly to the website.
IV. Treasurer’s Report – accepted as printed.
V. Guests: None
- Pipeline – Nothing new
- Web Page – Jan Kasper now has access for updates!
- Bylaws/SOP – Amanda Cottrell, Jan Kasper and Helen Wagner reviewed and presented updates to the Bylaws and SOPs. A copy of the changes will be available on the website. The SOP changes were accepted as presented. The Bylaws changes were discussed, will be printed on the website and will be voted on at the Spring Meeting.
- S.C.O.R.P. – a survey was sent in October. Director report posted.
- T.C.- Luana was elected to another 4 year term as secretary. There are grants available if we had trails. Director report posted.
- United Four Wheel Drive Association – Nothing new. Director report posted.
- MW4WDA – Nothing to report
- WOHVA – Hosting spring meeting. Sam will arrange a meeting where the board of both organizations meeting to discuss the future.
- Membership – Nothing new.
- Sauk Prairie Recreation Area – Nothing new
- Motorized Recreation Area – Nothing new – Director report posted.
- Rally – Nothing new
- ORVPI – Nothing new
- LRB105 – Jerry Stephens has now taken the lead. Director report posted.
- Identification, Classifying, Mapping on DNR lands – Need to send letters to Steven Peterson regarding the need to keep roads for 4WD. Director report posted.
VII. Region Vice Presidents Report
- Not Present – No Report
- Nothing to Report
- Many members participated in Titletown Jeepers Toys for Toys ride. Very successful – 128 vehicles.
VIII. Old Business
- Vehicle Modification Bill – SEMA bill – could affect off-road vehicles as we’ll as race vehicles.
- How to attract people that use social media.
- Trail specifications –
- Huston MN off road park –
- Conference Calling – Is available we should publish that it is available.
- Spring Convention – April 7-9, 2017. WOHVA is hosting at Best Western inTomah, WI. Rates are $89.99+tax. Two queen or One King rooms available in the block. Call (608)372-3211 and use either W4WDA or WOHVA to book rooms. More info to follow.
- WOHVA is having a Tread Lightly Tread Trainer class on Friday April 7, 2017 at the Spring Convention. This is an 8-hour class to be certified as a Tread Lightly Trainer. The cost is $75.00 per person to Tread Lightly. You sign up on the Tread Lightly website or for more information contact a W4WDA board member.
IX. New Business
- Any ideas on a location that we could host a Rally or different event?
- Discussed a membership or MOU with WOHVA
- Looking into getting shirts representing W4WDA – Sam will work on a design to review at the Spring Meeting.
- Fall 2017 Meeting will be at Wintergreen Resort, Wisconsin Dells. October 20-21, 2017. Details to Follow
X. Fall Elections 2017
- Region A – Vice President – Arnold Miller
- Region C – Vice Present – Helen Wagner
- Region B – Asst Vice Present – Dave Bahr
- Nominations – Rod Schneider – accepted
Proposed By-Law Changes Jan 2017:
These are to be voted on @ the Spring Convention to be held @ the Bestwestern Tomah, WI April 7-9 2017.
ARTICLE I – MEMBERSHIP
Section 6. ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIPS – any local, statewide or national business firm may receive an Associate Membership in the Association upon payment of dues and acceptance by the State Board of Directors. Upon being accepted into membership, they may display the Associate member decal in their place of business, and upon written, prescribed approval of the Association, may be allowed to use the name and official emblem of the Association in other mediums of advertising. Associate Members will be entitled to all privileges of membership except voting and holding elective office. One vehicle per Associate Membership shall be allowed to participate in Association sponsored events, which might be limited to Association members only.
Section 6. ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS – any local, statewide or national Incorporated Association may receive an Association Membership in W4WDA upon payment of dues or reciprocity, submission of a list of current board of directors/officers and acceptance by the State Board of Directors. Upon being accepted into membership, they may display the W4WDA member decal in their place of business, and upon written, prescribed approval of W4WDA, may be allowed to use the name and official emblem of W4WDA in other mediums of advertising. Association Members will be entitled to all privileges of membership except voting and holding elective office. One vehicle per Association Membership shall be allowed to participate in W4WDA sponsored events, which might be limited to W4WDA members only.
Section 7. BUSINESS MEMBERSHIPS – any local, statewide or national business firm may receive an Associate Membership in the Association upon payment of dues and acceptance by the State Board of Directors. Upon being accepted into membership, they may display the Associate member decal in their place of business, and upon written, prescribed approval of the Association, may be allowed to use the name and official emblem of the Association in other mediums of advertising. Associate Members will be entitled to all privileges of membership except voting and holding elective office. One vehicle per Associate Membership shall be allowed to participate in Association sponsored events, which might be limited to Association members only.
ARTICLE II – DUES
Section 1. CLUB MEMBERSHIP DUES- shall be equal to 100% of the club’s membership and may be raised or lowered by a vote of those properly credentialed delegates in attendance at a State General meeting. Club Membership dues shall be covered in detail in the Standard Operating Procedures.
Section 1. CLUB MEMBERSHIP DUES- May be raised or lowered by a vote of those properly credentialed delegates in attendance at a State General meeting and shall be covered in detail in the Standard Operating Procedures.
Section 2. INDIVIDUAL AND ASSOCIATE DUES – may be raised or lowered by the State Board of Directors and shall be covered in the Standard Operating Procedures.
Section 2. INDIVIDUAL, ASSOCIATION AND BUSINESS DUES – may be raised or lowered by the State Board of Directors and shall be covered in detail in the Standard Operating Procedures.
Section 4, INITIATION FEE – shall be required of club, individual and associate member’s and shall be covered in the Standard Operating Procedures.
ARTICLE X – ASSOCIATION MEETINGS & VOTING
Section 4. NON-VOTING ASSOCIATION MEMBERS – shall have the right, and be encouraged to attend and speak on any matter before any Association Meetings.
Section 4. NON-VOTING MEMBERS – shall have the right, and be encouraged to attend and speak on any approved matter at any Association Meetings.
October 16, 2016 Meeting Notes
I. Meeting called to order at 9 am at Wintergreen Resort & Conference Center –
Wisconsin Dells, WI
Reading of Mission Statement – Sam Vandenberg
II. Roll Call – 19 people present
Officers/Board members present:
President – Sam Vandenberg, Region A V.P. – Arnie Miller, Region B V.P. – Orlin Clark, Region C V.P. – Helen Wagner, Secretary – Jan Kasper, Treasurer – Mary Hoernke
Borderline 4X4 Trailseekers – Lone Riders 4X4 – 4 Lakes 4-Wheelers, Inc – River City 4-Wheelers – 4X4 Forever, LTD. – Green Bay High Riders, LTD. – Trailgators 4-Wheelers, Inc.
III. Secretary’s Report – accepted as printed
IV. Treasurer’s Report – accepted as printed.
V. Guests: None
A. Pipeline – Nothing new
B. Web Page – Jan Kasper to work with Amanda Cottrell to keep website updated.
C. Bylaws/SOP – It has been many years since the bylaws/SOPs have been reviewed. It was decided that a committee should review them and bring back ideas for updating – Volunteers to review include: Amanda Cottrell, Jan Kasper & Helen Wagner
D. S.C.O.R.P. – see Luana;s report out – A survey has been sent out – everyone was encouraged to take the survey to provide feedback regarding the use of the trails by off-road vehicles.
E . S.T.C. – see Luana’s report out – Tim Duenkel attended in Luana’s place at the August 12, 2016 meeting. A report of the meeting was sent to all W4WDA board, yahoo group and others. If you would like a copy – see Luana.
F. United Four Wheel Drive Association – see Luana’s report out – they will begin having spring and fall webinars to keep the delegates updated. If interested, see Luana.
G. MW4WDA – Nothing to report
H. WOHVA – has agreed to continue to work with W4WDA and will have their spring meeting the same weekend and same venue as W4WDA. Associate membership was discussed, Helen Wagner would like to be involved in the discussion.
I. Membership – Helen is working on an updated pamphlet. Chris sent the app to her for review. Orlin said that he was contacted by someone from the Crandon area that is interested in starting a club.
J. Motorized Recreation Area – see Luana’s report out – Everyone should talk to their local legislators in regard to needing motorized recreation areas that include four wheel drive vehicles such as jeeps, trucks, etc.
K. Rally – Nothing new
L. WORVPI – Nothing new, nothing updated since March.
M. LBR105- Registration/Sticker/Decal Program – see Luana’s report out – nothing new. Luana hopes to work with Tim Duenkel this fall to get this on the right path.
VII. Region Vice Presidents Report
A. There is no more Toys for Toys fund raiser – they suggested that donations be designated for a food shelf during the holiday season.
B. Nothing to Report
C. Titletown Jeepers will have their 2nd Annual Toys for Tots ride on December 3rd, starting in Green Bay and ending in Appleton. Just bring a toy to donate and you will be entered in the raffle, there are thousands of dollars of items to win.
Mary Hoernke made a motion to donate $100 to each region to donate to a locat charity in each region – motion passed.
VIII. Old Business
A. Vehicle Modification Bill – SEMA is fighting this bill – Since it restricts modifications, it could affect off-road vehicles as well as race vehicles. We need to continue to watch this.
B. It was discussed how we could attract people that use social media for everything, such as facebook.
C. Trail specifications – see Luana’s report out – nothing new
D. Huston MN off road park – Orlin said there is no update, it is an ongoing process.
E. Conference Calling, Skype, we need this for the January meeting in case of weather issues.
IX. New Business
A. Any ideas on a location that we could host a Rally or different event? Frontenac Farms is too busy for 2017 to host.
B. Winter Meeting will be at Hidden Waters Golf Course – Waupaca, WI on 1/14/17
C. Spring Convention – April 7 – 9, 2017. WOHVA will host the combined convention this year. More information to follow.
D. WOHVA will be having Tread Lightly do a Tread Lightly Trainer class on April 7, 2017. This is an 8 hour class to certify you as a Tread Lightly Trainer. The cost is $74 per person. If anyone is interested let Tim Duenkel or Sam Vandenberg know.
E. We discussed a new place to go off-roading called Freedom Ridge which is southwest of Gilbert. Information can be found at www.freedomridgerocks.com
F. 2017 Fall Convention – everyone seems to like the Wintergreen Resort in Wisconsin Dells. The dates would be October 20-22, 2017. We should go ahead and book the room if possible.
X. Fall Elections 2016
A. President – Sam Vandenberg- accepted nomination for re-election
Same nominated Gil Wagner, who declined.
White ballot was passed for Sam Vandenberg.
B. Region B VIce President – Orlin Clark – accepted nomination for re-election
White ballot was passed for Orlin Clark.
C. Region A Assistant Vice President – Nate Odman – declined
Nominations: Bev Miller
White ballot was passed for Bev Miller.
D. Region C Assistant Vice President – Jesse Thompson – decline
Nominations: Gil Wagner
White ballot was passed for Gil Wagner
E. Treasurer – Mary Hoernke – accepted nomination for re-election
White ballot was passed for Mary Hoernke
F. Secretary – Jan Kasper
National Monument Designaton News
ORV riders, it is the Upper Peninsula ORV Trail Development Association that laid the groundwork on MANY legislative issues that ORV Riders will be taking advantage of for years. No one has been more PROACTIVE in keeping ORV Riders aware of State and Federal Issues. It was President Clinton that used an early 1900 “Antiquities Act,” by unilaterally (without Congressional approval) shut MANY recreational uses from PUBLIC land by calling this land National Monument land..ie, …Wilderness.
President Obama has designated 553 million acres of land and water as national monuments during his presidency, far more than any other president. Further, in Congressional testimony Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell, acknowledged that more designations may be forthcoming before the end of Obama’s second term. President Clinton famously designated nearly 2 million acres in Utah as a National Monument in the closing days of his Administration. These sorts of designations have long lasting impacts and will ultimately lead to restrictions on even the most responsible recreational uses.
it doesn’t matter what you’re political views are, you or your children may someday want to enjoy this PUBLIC Land….either by motorized recreation, mountain biking, or even horseback riding…and you will NOT be allowed access. The ONLY access to National Monument land is via Hiking.
Tell me how many of you are going to be able to hike hundreds of miles into a National Monument area when you are older? Sure some of you will be able too, but do you really think it is fair to shut the majority of the public out of PUBLIC LAND?
It is difficult to do this through Wilderness Designation as that has to go through Congress…but the ‘end around’ to getting PUBLIC LAND shut off from the public is through National Monument Designation. I wish I had the answer as to what we can do, but one thing you can be assured of is that your UP ORV TDA will keep you informed.
UP ORV TDA President
610 Greenland Road
Ontonagon, MI 49953
Click on the below Link to complete your survey, EVERYONES opinion matters!!!!
Fall meeting/convention will be held at the Wintergreen Resort and Conference Center October 14 – 16, 2016. This is located in Wisconsin Dells so there is plenty of things to do when not in meetings. Rooms are $79.00 per night with choice of 2-queen beds or 1-king with sofa and whirlpool. There is only 12 rooms blocked so please reserve soon so more rooms can be added if needed. To reserve rooms call (800)-648-4765 press 1 and ask for MW4WDA block. I am not planning a dinner unless there is enough requests for one. Contact Sam Vandenberg with any questions (920)-268-6869 or email@example.com.
TRAIL NEWS – AUG 4th 2016