FALL Convention 2017

MW4WDA & W4WDA Fall Convention

This years Fall Convention will be held at the

Wintergreen Resort & Conference Center

100 North Gasser Road, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

October 13-15, 2017

The hotel has an indoor waterpark and is located next to the outlet mall so bring the wives and kids

With everything available to do in the area I am not planning a lunch or dinner at the hotel

Rooms are: 2-Queen – $79.00, 1-King, or 1-King w/couch and Whirlpool – $79.00 + tax & fees

Check in is 4:00pm Check out is 11:00am

Room Block and rate will be held until September 22, 2015

To reserve a room call 800-648-4765 press 1 and ask for the MW4WDA block

Please RSVP by September 25 to Sam Vandenberg at

broncosam1618@yahoo.com on Facebook or call 920-268-6869

W4WDA Spring Convention 2017 meeting minutes

W4WDA Spring Convention 2017 Meeting minutes

April 8, 2017 Meeting Notes

 Meeting called to order at 8:37am at Best Western – Tomah, WI

Reading of Mission Statement – Sam Vandenberg

Roll Call – 24 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  Absent:  Mary Hoernke – Treasurer

Clubs Present:  Borderline 4X4 Trailseekers – Lone Riders 4X4 – 4 Lakes 4-Wheelers, Inc – River City 4-Wheelers – Weekend 4-Wheelers, Inc. – 4X4 Forever, LTD. – Green Bay High Riders, LTD.

Secretary’s Report – accepted as printed..

Treasurer’s Report – accepted as printed.

Guests:  Pete Rohde – Jerry Stephens, WORPVI – Alex Bubb – Brody McLean -Nate Nelson

Reports:

Pipeline – WOHVA is doing some work

Web Page – No New business

Bylaws/SOP – Amanda Cottrell, Jan Kasper and Helen Wagner reviewed and presented updates to the Bylaws and SOPs.  Previously posted Bylaws changes were discussed distributed and approved by attending delegates.

S.C.O.R.P. – For additional information you can access the full SCORP through the DNR website.  Additional details in Director report.

S.T.C. – Luana is unable to attend the next meeting, she will send someone in her place.  Director report posted.

United Four Wheel Drive Association  – Meetings now held as webinars, details in Director report posted.

Registration/Sticker/Decal Program. Jerry Stephens is now taking the lead on this program.  This program needs a co-sponsor, if anyone knows of someone tell Luana.  Director report posted.

Motorized Recreation Area – Director Report Posted.

Trail Specifications – Director Report Posted.

MW4WDA – Nothing New

WOHVA – GNTR will go on at Apple Valley Farms this year, August 18-19.  Additional details will be posted on the WOHVA website.

Membership –  Helen is working on updating the flyers.  They will be ready for the Fall Meeting.

Rally – Nothing new.

ROA – Everyone is encouraged to go to these meetings.  Luana will send out more information.

Motorized Recreation Area – Nothing new – Director report posted.

Region Vice Presidents Report

Arnold Miller – The $100 donation that was presented to the region was given to Frontenac Farms for their Vets Ride.  They raised over $3,000 which was donated to the local veterans organization.  They will also be holding a Veterans Fund Raiser the last weekend in October as well as a cookout on May 21 as a fundraiser.

Orlin Clark – The $100 donation was given to the emergency food basket in the Onalaska area.  They also donate old magazines to the veterans hospital.

Helen Wagner – $50 of the donation was given to Trailgators 4-Wheelers and the other $50 to 4X4 Forever.  4X4 Forever added their club funds and adopted a family for Christmas from the Salvation Army.

**Reminder submit information on donations or other public actives to United’s e-news for additional exposure.

Old Business

Vehicle Modification Bill – SEMA bill – this is being worked on.

How to attract people that use social media – Facebook was discussed.  Younger generations don’t want to go to meetings.  We need to try to get more involved in facebook.  The people who only organize online are not counted when talking to the state regarding usage.  Also unsure if there are liability issues for those groups.  Tim Duenkel’s club is hosting an event on May 6th to provide training.  4X4 Forever is having a Meet & Greet also on May 6th.  Please spread the word to get other off-roaders more involved.

Huston MN off road park – was on hold, but not anymore.  They may have trail days yet in 2017.  Orlin would be the contact for this.

Conference Calling – Is available – be sure to let an officer know if you would like to attend via conference call or Skype for any future meetings.

Going forward we will invite WOHVA to all future meetings.

New Business

Any ideas on a location that we could host a Rally or possibly 4-Wheel to Heal.

Fall 2017 Meeting will be at Wintergreen Resort, Wisconsin Dells.  October 13-14, 2017.  Use W4WDA when reserving the room block.  Rooms are $79.

Winter Meeting will be January 13, 2018 at Hidden Waters Golf Course, Waupaca, WI.

Discussed the possibility of selling W4WDA t-shirts.  The cost would be $40 per color for set-up, It was agreed that the white should be included in the background which will  make it a 3 color print.  A motion was passed to pursue.

Brody McClean asked if his club could join with a flat rate.  They have a very small club but they are interested in getting more involved.

Fall Elections 2017 Results

Region A  – Vice President – Arnold Miller

Region C – Vice Present – Helen Wagner

Region B – Asst Vice Present – Rod Schneider

Adjourned

W4WDA Spring 2017 Meeting Minutes

SPRING CONVENTION 2017 Registration form & Agenda

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
(608) 372-3211

A block of rooms have been reserved under WOHVA & W4WDA with discounted rates!
Weekend Agenda

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:   _________

Registration Information
Name: ______________________________________________________________________
Address: ____________________________________________________________________
City/State/Zip Code: __________________________________________________________
Email: ______________________________________________________________________
Telephone: __________________________________________________________________

Please make check payable to:
WOHVA
OHV Enthusiast’s Workshop & Spring Convention
P.O. Box 1865
Fond Du Lac, WI 54936

 

 

W4WDA & WOHVA’s Spring convention is soon approaching….

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.

https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/HmgdgAeAOYFY36s3itmHrA

W4WDA 2017 Winter meeting minutes

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

VI.  Reports:

  • 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
    • Nominations:
  • Region C – Vice Present – Helen Wagner
    • Nominations:
  • Region B – Asst Vice Present – Dave Bahr
    • Nominations – Rod Schneider – accepted

XI.  Adjourned

Official Notice: Proposed W4WDA BYLAWS Changes 2017

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.

W4WDA Fall Meeting Minutes Oct 2016

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

Clubs Present:
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

VI. Reports:
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
Nominations: None
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
Nominations: None
White ballot was passed for Mary Hoernke
F. Secretary – Jan Kasper

XI. Adjourned

W4WDA October 2016 Meeting Notes [511]

National Monument Designaton News

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.

Skip Schulz

UP ORV TDA President

610 Greenland Road

Ontonagon, MI 49953

sschulz@jamadots.com