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.

Bipartisan congressional letter aims to prevent E15-relatedengine damage

Bipartisan congressional letter aims to prevent E15-related engine damage
Urge your representative to sign before the deadline, May 27!

Take Action

U.S. Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Peter Welch (D-Vt.), Bill Flores (R-Texas), Jim Costa (D-Calif.) and Steve Womack (R-Ark.) are taking the lead by sending a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to “…express concern about the lack of consumer awareness surrounding the inappropriate use of E15 gasoline and… how it [the EPA] plans to mitigate consumer misfuelings… .”

The bipartisan letter comes in response to the EPA’s Renewable Volume Obligations rule for 2014, 2015 and 2016. The EPA proposal would increase the amount of ethanol from all sources in the nation’s fuel supply to 17.4 billion gallons in 2016, up from 15.93 billion gallons in 2014.

Those increases come despite the EPA’s acknowledgement that the current market cannot absorb these higher ethanol production rates without substantially increasing the amount of ethanol in our nation’s gasoline supply. The practical effect of the EPA’s action is more unsafe E15 (15 percent ethanol by volume), less E10 and virtually no E0 for older and vintage machines.

The urgency of EPA action to address misfueling is supported by a recent study from the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute. The study indicates only five percent of consumers are aware that E15 is prohibited for use in certain engines and that 60 percent of consumers assume that any gas sold at a pump must be safe for all of their engines.

This letter would help protect the 22 million motorcycles and ATVs currently in operation and the riders who depend on their safe operation.

The deadline for signatures is Friday, May 27! Act today to ensure your representative signs the Goodlatte/Welch/Flores/Costa/Womack letter.

To urge your representative to sign on to the bipartisan letter, just follow the “Take Action” option, which will send a prewritten email directly to your lawmaker demanding access to safe fuel.

Take Action

To all of the supporters of Wisconsin Four Wheel Drive Association (W4WDA),

Everyone here at W4WDA would like to express their gratitude for supporting us over the years as we co-sponsored the March of Dimes rally. It is with excitement we share with you the facts. Over the past 35 years we were able to raise $1,000,000 towards birth defects and truly make a difference. Everyone at W4WDA knows that many families were touched and that’s where the slogan “4 Wheelin’ with Feelin’” was born. We want to extend a heartfelt thank you to all those that were involved because we couldn’t be more proud of all the support throughout the years. We have a feeling that this isn’t the end, only the beginning of something better yet to come. Please consider taking 2 minutes to complete a small survey we have constructed. The information you provide will give us direction as we move forward.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HFXLKKN

It is our hope that another event can be organized to help promote more recreational opportunities in Wisconsin. Please feel free to email us back and give us your feedback good or bad. If you have a good story or a great pic we would love them also.

Please remember to support those that support you and have a great Holiday season with your family.

Respectfully,

W4WDA Rally Committee

WORVPI Press Release 11/2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact:  John Schnorr

November 18, 2013  (715) 490-5463

 Off-Road Park memberships selling fast in Forest County

Proposed Park has over 30 charter members before an acre is acquired

In just the first two weeks since the plan was announced, over 30 members have invested $150 each to become charter members of the Off-Road Park that is being proposed in Forest County.  The charter memberships are being limited to only 100.

“An Off-Road Park in Wisconsin is the dream of thousands of enthusiasts just here in our state alone,” stated charter member Brian Goeldner who sent his check to the Wisconsin Off-Road Park, Incorporated (WORVPI) last week.  “Right now we have to make the long trips to Minnesota, Michigan, and even Missouri and Utah.”  With a Park in Forest County we will be able to enjoy our hobby more often, and in a place that understands enthusiasm for Off-Road vehicles.

WORVPI has been working with Forest County organizations over the past several years to go through the necessary planning steps to make certain that the park is economically viable and can be done in an environmentally friendly way without disruption to residents in the county.  The feasibility study reveals economic impact projections of $28 million per year to Forest County businesses with over $300,000 in Forest County sales tax going to both the county treasury and to the Tourism Commission with room tax receipts.  Annual guests to the park are projected to number 50,000 but it seems conservative considering parks such as Michigan’s Silver Lake ORV Park host over 600,000 visitors annually.

Off-Road Parks have an incredible impact to communities nearby, as evidenced by Gilbert, Minnesota.  Gilbert was once known as the red-light district of the Iron Range in Minnesota now proclaims itself as the “Home of Minnesota’s first ORV Park.”  According to Bob Chance, Recreation Area Manager for Minnesota’s DNR Gilbert has seen several businesses launched since the Park was opened in 2007 including a rental business that rents ATVs, we have a car wash that’s all of a sudden popped up, and the idea was they would cater to people using the recreation area. The [city] campground has increased its business over and over and over again to the point where now it’s a moneymaker and before we opened up it was not. And then another campground, a private campground, opened up. So we see things happening in Gilbert that were not there before.”

WORVPI’s charter members will receive a dash plaque, and their name will be enshrined in a plaque that will be installed within the park once it is operational.  To become a charter member of the Off-Road Park, you can find information at www.worvpi.org.

Take a little time……help needed! It’s a family friendly hobby after all!

The proposed OHV park in Forest County Wisconsin has been in the local paper lately with some opposition. Support from the OHV community is needed to help stop misconceptions of off roading, its not just MUDDING! In fact I would say a large majority of us keep away from it.
Please take a moment and write an email or letter or perhaps make a call.

Below is the Forest County website.

http://www.co.forest.wi.gov/index.asp?locid=145

Here are the last 2 copies of the Pioneer Express;

Nov.11 Pioneer Express

Nov. 4 Pioneer Express

 

Public Hearing Notice – Assembly Bill 369

On Wednesday, September 25 the State of Wisconsin Assembly Committee on Natural Resources and Sporting Heritage will hold a Public Hearing on Assembly Bill 369.  This Bill relates to: regulation of off-highway vehicles (i.e., establishing a sticker program creating a source of revenue to create and maintain 4WD trail riding opportunities).  The Public Hearing will be held at the Wisconsin State Capitol is room 417 North (GAR Hall) beginning at 10:31am.  It is vital to the successful passage of Assembly Bill 369 that 4WD enthusiasts attend the Hearing and voice their support for this important legislation.

Assembly Bill 369 is sponsored by Representatives Mursau, Swearingen, A. Ott, Bies and Kahl.  In the Wisconsin State Senate it is co-sponsored by Senators Tiffany and Gudex.  If you’re a constituent of one or more of these elected officials be sure to call them and express your thanks!

 

If you’re not able to attend the Public Hearing you can relay your support of Assembly Bill 369 Representative Alvin Ott (Chair of the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources and Sporting Heritage) via snail mail, email or telephone at:

Representative Alvin Ott

Room 323 North

State Capitol

P.O. Box 8953

Madison, WI  53708

Rep.Ott@legis.wisconsin.gov

(888) 534-0003

Remember that your comment will make a difference and it needs to be received prior to the Hearing (September 25th).  Be sure to contact your State Senator and State Representative as well as Representative Alvin Ott.

To find out more about this legislation, including the Announcement of Public Hearing, visit WOHVA News in the WOHVA General Public Forums on our Web Site at www.WOHVA.com

Happy Trails,

The WOHVA Sticker Program Team