Cindy Bahr

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Name: Cindy Bahr
Date registered: January 12, 2013

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Feb 23

Minutes from Fall 2014 meeting

MW4WDA Oct. 2014 minutes PDF

Midwest 4 Wheel Drive Association

Fall Meeting, October 11, 2014

Black River Falls, WI

 

Call to order at 1:52pm by President Mark White.

7 State Mission read.

Roll Call- sign in sheet distributed.

Secretary Report-Cindy Bahr

Approved as distributed.

Treasurer’s Report-Given by Kert  Peterson

Motion passed to accept as printed.

State Reports

  • Iowa Nothing from Iowa.
  • Minnesota

- Huston project progressing slowly. There is an issue with the campground.

-Cutting trails in the new Virginia area of Gilbert is slow.

  • Nebraska ; no one in attendance
  • Wisconsin given by Luana Schneider

- 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.

Membership- Randy Hays not in attendance.

No report.

Insurance/Safety Meeting- Butch Chapin

-For those that may not know,  if your club’s membership is 100% paid into MW4WDA’s membership, your club’s events are covered under this policy which covers private land owners. Please contact Butch for more information.

-There are no claims against our shared policy. If there should be a claim, please call our agent and notify Butch. Sign waivers on each day of trail riding or of a club event.

-In Minnesota road insurance will not cover off road vehicles. A question was raised on how Wisconsin insurance would apply being that car insurance is mandatory. Would the policy be cheaper because of Wisconsin law?

UFWDA- Luana Schneider

-Motion passed to pay dues.

-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.

Tread Lightly- No report.

Lake States Resource Alliance-

- 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 procedure 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.

Blue Ribbon Coalition- Dues paid.

Website- Cindy Bahr

Cindy is the current administrator of MW4WDA’s website. Any information to be posted should be sent to her, email is [email protected] .

Old Business- Mark White

-Spring W4WDA and MW4WDA Convention is tentatively set at Arrowhead Lodge in Black River Falls.

-Conference calling made available for meetings for members not present at meetings. possibilities will be looked into.

-Castana Ride, Butch said he would talk with the Iowa clubs that have joined MW4WDA to see if any of those members would be willing to help organize and work.

New Business-Mark White

- No new business.

Election Results

President-Mark White

Second Vice President- Dean Tabor

Both offices were elected by a white ballot vote.

Secretary- Unfilled and will be addressed at the spring meeting.

Spring Meeting/Convention

April 17-19, 2015 at the Best Western Arrowhead Lodge in Black River Falls, WI.

 

Adjorn-2:32pm

 

Respectfully submitted by Cindy Bahr

Permanent link to this article: http://mw4wda.org/2015/02/minutes-from-fall-2014-meeting/

Oct 11

Fall Meeting Oct. 11 at 1:30pm

MW4WDA Fall General Meeting Agenda

 Black River Falls, WI

October 11, 2014

A SEVEN STATE ORGANIZATION MOVING FORWARD IN THE INTERESTS OF RESPONSIBLE FOUR-WHEEL DRIVING… WITH THE PLEDGE TO SUPPORT THE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE MW4WDA, IN THE PROTECTION…RESPECT… AND THE ENJOYMENT OF OUR PUBLIC DOMAIN LANDS AND TOWARDS THE BETTERMENT OF OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE RECREATION….
IN UNITY THERE IS STRENGTH

1:30pm                        Call to order. Reading of Mission statement- Mark White

1:35pm                        Roll Call-Randy Hayes

1:40pm                        Secretary report-Cindy

1:45pm                        Treasurer report – Kert Peterson

1:50pm                         Introduction of guests

1:50pm–2:20pm       State reports

  1. Iowa
  2. Minnesota
  3. Nebraska
  4. Wisconsin-Luana Schneider

2:20pm-2:25pm       Membership- Randy Hayes

2:25pm- 2:35pm      Safety-Butch Chapin

Insurance-Butch

2:35pm-2:50pm       Association report

A. Tread Lightly

B. United Four Wheel Drive Association-Luana Schneider

C. Lake States Resource Allaince- Helen

D. Blue Ribbon Coalition-

E. Any other?

2:50pm-3:05pm       Old Business

  1. Spring Convention, location…host club.
  2. Conference calling combined with MW4WDA.
  3. Any other old business?

3:05pm-3:35pm       New Business

A. Any  new business?

  1. 3:35pm-4:00pm
  2.   Fall Elections 2014  
    1. President – Current Mark White

*any nominations?

  1. Secretary – Current Cindy Bahr(not running for office in 2014)

*any nominations?

  1. 2nd VP- Current Dean Tabor

*any  nominations?

XII.                                              Meeting Adjourned

Permanent link to this article: http://mw4wda.org/2014/10/fall-meeting-oct-11-at-130pm/

Jan 09

2014 Spring Convention/ Meeting

2014 Spring Convention flyer
2014 Spring Convention
April 26, 2014
Black River Falls, WI
Best Western Arrowhead Lodge
600 Oasis Road (54615)
715-284-9471
Special room rates April 25&26: Single & Double Room-$80.99/Triple-$89.99/Quad-$98.99(use code WM4WD)

AGENDA;
Friday night reception possible, but requires a host club.
Saturday:
8:00 am – 8:15 am W4WDA BOD meeting
8:15 am – 12:00 pm W4WDA General Membership meeting
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch – $12/person pre paid by 4/12/14
1:30 pm -1:45 pm MW4WDA BOD meeting
1:45 pm – 4:30 pm MW4WDA General Membership meeting

Permanent link to this article: http://mw4wda.org/2014/01/2014-spring-convention-meeting/

Jan 09

2013 Fall Minutes

MW4WDA October 2013
Midwest 4 Wheel Drive Association
Fall Meeting, October 19, 2013
Lacrosse, WI

Call to order at 2:03m by President Mark White.
7 State Mission read.
Roll Call-by Randy Hayes.
Secretary Report-Cindy Bahr
Accepted as distributed.
Treasurer’s Report-Given by Kert Peterson
Motion passed to accept as printed.
State Reports
• Iowa Nothing from Iowa.
• Minnesota
– Butch Chapin Reported that the environmental testing is done for the Houston park and it could expand to a possible 800 acres.
-Gilbert has added trails to the Virginia site. Consider volunteering to help cut more trails.
• Nebraska ; no one in attendance
• Wisconsin given by Luana Schneider
-WORVPI seems to be moving ahead on an OHV park in Forest County. For updates visit worvpi.org.
-Legislation AB369 has been introduced. It outlines the proposed sticker/decal program for 4WD vehicles in Wisconsin.
- March of Dimes Four Wheelin With Feelin was in the Minocqua/Arbor Vitae area October 5, 2013. In 35 years Rod and Luana were able to raise around one million dollars. Anyone willing to take over as rally master?
-W4WDA may continue to participate in Trailcon.
-The Forestry Service has recognized what good firebreaks trails make. Sections that have been closed to motorized recreation loose more acres to wild fires.
-Refer to Luana’s director’s report for more information.
Membership- Randy Hays
There are 19 clubs and 416 individual members. A motion was passed to accept Lake Area Wheelers into MW4WDA membership.
Insurance/Safety Meeting- Butch Chapin
-For those that may not know, if your club’s membership is 100% paid into MW4WDA’s membership, your club’s events are covered under this policy which covers private land owners. Please contact Butch for more information.
-There are no claims against our shared policy. If there should be a claim, please call our agent and notify Butch. Sign waivers on each day of trail riding or of a club event.
UFWDA- Luana Schneider
The Annual General Meeting was in June in Colorado. The attendance was down significantly. There is talk of doing a web meeting in the future. A fundraising raffle for a 2012 Jeep Wrangler, tickets are $25/each and will end December 31, 2013 or when all 4000 tickets are sold.
Tread Lightly- Dues paid.
Lake States Resource Alliance- Dues paid.
Blue Ribbon Coalition- Dues paid.
Website- Cindy Bahr
Cindy is the current administrator of MW4WDA’s website. Any information to be posted should be sent to her, email is [email protected] .
Old Business- Mark White
-Location of Spring Convention on hold until W4WDA hears from WOHVA about sharing location and cost.
New Business-Mark White
-Communication through a group email is to be done by Randy Hayes since he has all contacts.
-Any interest in continuing the ride in Castana July 4th? Contact Butch.
-The t-shirt ‘fundraiser’ done in conjunction with Four Wheelin With Feelin was a success. Over $600 was raised.
– A motion was made and passed for MW4WDA to join/support WORVPI at an organization level.
Election Results
1st Vice President-Butch Chapin
Treasurer-Kert Peterson
Membership-Randy Hays
Spring Meeting/Convention
To be determined.
Thank you, BorderLine 4X4 TrailSeekers for hosting the Fall Meeting!

Adjorn-2:53pm

Respectfully submitted by Cindy Bahr

Permanent link to this article: http://mw4wda.org/2014/01/2013-fall-minutes/

Jan 03

2013 Fall Directo’r Report

For a detailed review of what is happening in Wisconsin and beyond concerning the OHV community refer to the attachment below.

13 October Report

Permanent link to this article: http://mw4wda.org/2014/01/2013-fall-director-report/

Nov 08

Spring Convention 2014

April 26, 2014 at 1:30pm for the general meeting of MW4WDA.
Best Western Arrowhead Lodge in Black River Falls, WI.
More details to follow.

Permanent link to this article: http://mw4wda.org/2013/11/spring-convention-2014/

Sep 18

Spring Convention Minutes

MW4WDA April 2013 Minutes

Permanent link to this article: http://mw4wda.org/2013/09/spring-convention-minutes/

Sep 16

Fall Meeting October 19, 2013 in Lacrosse, WI

W4WDA & MW4WDA Fall Meeting
October 19, 2013

Days Inn
101 Sky Harbour Drive
Lacrosse, WI 54603
(608)783-1000

Special $79 Room rate for MW4WDA Members & Guests
Be sure to mention MW4WDA when making your reservation to get the room at the special rate.
Hosted by BorderLine 4X4 TrailSeekers

Agenda:
Friday night informal get together starting at about 7pm.

Saturday;
8:30 am – 9:00 am W4WDA BOD meeting
9:00 am – 12:00 pm W4WDA General Membership meeting
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch – Dutch treat
1:00 pm -1:30 pm MW4WDA BOD meeting
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm MW4WDA General Membership meeting

To RSVP(print PDF below) and if you have any questions contact Arnie Miller (651)388-8127
Arnie’s email: [email protected]

Click on link below for printable PDF.

W4WDA & MW4WDA Fall Meeting 2013

Permanent link to this article: http://mw4wda.org/2013/09/fall-meeting-october-19-2013-in-lacrosse-wi/

Jul 26

Please contact your Federal representatives in regard to keeping the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) in tact

Alert from Coalition for Recreational Trails: We have learned that Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is planning to offer an amendment – Senate Amendment 1742 — to the Transportation Appropriations bill (Senate Bill 1243) to transfer all funding from the Transportation Alternatives Program to pay for bridge repairs instead. The Transportation Alternatives Program includes all the funding for the Recreational Trails Program, in addition to funding for what used to be known as Transportation Enhancements as well as Safe Routes to School.Action on the amendment could happen in the very near future.

Please ask your members and grass-roots networks to contact their Senators and ask them to vote NO on Senate Amendment 1742 to Senate Bill 1243. Information on contacting Senators can be found at http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

Catherine A. Ahern

Coalition for Recreational Trails and American Recreation Coalition

 

Permanent link to this article: http://mw4wda.org/2013/07/please-contact-your-federal-representatives-in-regard-to-keeping-the-recreational-trails-program-rtp-in-tact/

Jul 15

4-wheeling events at Trollhaugen Ski Area, Dresser WI

Midwest & Go-4-It 2013 Flyer

The Minnesota Go-4 Wheelers invite you to two 4-wheeling events at Trollhaugen Ski Area, Dresser WI.

These events are not open to the general public. They are exclusively for members of the Midwest, Minnesota, Wisconsin & WOHVA 4-Wheel Drive Associations.

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Midwest Trailrides – August 23-25, 2013

Go-4-It Trailrides – October 4-6, 2013

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Registration fee for each event:

$40 per trailride vehicle and driver

$15 per adult

Children under 16 are free.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Rick Oehme

Midwest Trailrides Chair

651-451-7561

[email protected]

Permanent link to this article: http://mw4wda.org/2013/07/4-wheeling-events-at-trollhaugen-ski-area-dresser-wi/

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