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Sep 30

2018 Fall Meeting

NOTE: No information given as to when the MW4WDA meeting will be.
WHERE: Wintergreen Resort in Wisconsin Dells, 100 North Gasser Road, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

WHEN: Oct. 19-21.

ROOM RATE: Same as the last few years, rooms are $79.00 we have a 20 room block with a choice of 10-double queen, 5-king with sleeper sofa or 5-king with whirlpool.

RESERVE YOUR ROOM AT: 800-648-4765, Block is under MW4WDA.

Please RSVP by September 25 to Sam Vandenberg at on Facebook or call 920-268-6869

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Apr 09

Spring Convention April 15-17, W4WDA, WOHVA, MW4WDA

Ramada Grand Seasons Hotel in Waupaca, WI.

Special room rates and block valid until March 15th(use code MW4WDA):
Two queen bed room‐Occupancy‐Single/double$89.99

Hospitality room and registration begins at 6:00 pm. BYOB. Hosting club ‐ 4×4 Forever Ltd. All are welcome MW4WDA, W4WDA and WOHVA.

9:00 am ‐ 9:15 am W4WDA Board meeting
9:15 am – 12:00 pm W4WDA General Membership meeting
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Trails Sustainability Lunch and Learn Workshop WOHVA, W4WDA and MW4WDA
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Activities W4WDA, MW4WDA and WOHVA
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm WOHVA BOD Meeting
3:15 pm – 5:15 pm WOHVA Annual Membership Meeting
5:00 pm Cocktails ‐ cash bar WOHVA and W4WDA
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm WOHVA Spring Trails Meeting
6:00pm W4WDA and MW4WDA Dinner with Program (DJ/door prizes/raffles).
6:30 pm WOHVA Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

9:00‐11:00am MW4WDA Meeting
Saturday Family Style Dinner Menu
Adults ‐ $22.00 per person ‐ Includes Roasted Chicken and Tender Beef Tips, plated garden salad with dressings, mashed potatoes & gravy, oven baked dressing, hot garden vegetable ,
dinner rolls and coffee or milk.
Children 3‐10 years ($12.00)

Registration for dinner is due to Mary Hoernke by April 7, 2016. You need to be pre-registered to eat with the group.

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Aug 23

2015 Fall Meeting/Convention Oct. 16-18 WI Dells

The Midwest 4 Wheel Drive association Fall Convention will be held at the
Wintergreen Resort & Conference Center
100 North Gasser Road, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
October 16-18, 2015

W4WDA meeting Saturday morning.

MW4WDA meeting Sunday morning.

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, 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 25, 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 broncosam or on Facebook at 4×4 Forever Ltd. or call 920-268-6869

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Oct 11

Fall Meeting Oct. 11 at 1:30pm

MW4WDA Fall General Meeting Agenda

 Black River Falls, WI

October 11, 2014


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


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

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Sep 18

Spring Convention Minutes

MW4WDA April 2013 Minutes

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Apr 16


April 19-21, 2013

Great News – River City & Weekend Wheelers Welcome all
4-Wheelers -WI, MN, IA, Il.
Hospitality Friday Night – 7:00 to 11:00. Food, beverages, videos and etc. (could also include some bench racing)
State Meetings on Saturday at 9:00AM — Board meetings at 8:00
Convention seminars, displays and programs will start Saturday at 1:00PM
*WI, MN Off-Road Park updates from DNR’s
*Safe Winching Seminar-steel cable vs. synthetic
*Trail Safety and First Aid
*Great Ladies programs and some pampering
*Kids program w/prizes, games and food
*Vendors Booths (all weekend)
*Vehicle Display and Demos
Call to the Days Inn for $79 + tax at the hotel. Tell them you’re with MW4WDA. 608-783-1000-Free breakfast!
Let’s put some spark back in our activities. Make your plans for a great 4-wheelin season.
Registration and Dinner $25.00 (Western Theme)
Registration only $10.00
Kids meals & program (Sat nite) $5.00 prizes + games
Officers, Delegates and Members: Let’s get your old and newer members involved. If you have prospective members or non-member clubs in your area – invite them. Fire them up!!!!!!!
Contact past members. It’d be fun to visit and catch up.
Dinner Reservations Hotel Reservations
Ginny Clark Days Inn – LaCrosse
608-783-4619 608-783-1000
So pack your western gear and plan to spend the weekend at the Days Inn in LaCrosse, Wi.

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Feb 11

MW4WDA Spring Convention April 19-21, 2013

APRIL 19, 20, 21, 2013

Friday: Vendor Setup 2:00 – 7:00 PM
Registration 5:00 – 10:00 PM
Hospitality 7:00 – 11:00 PM

Saturday: Registration 7:00 – 11:00AM
Vendor Displays Open 8:00AM
Board Meetings 8:00 – 9:00 AM
State Meetings 9:00 11:30 AM
Lunch Break 11:30 – 1:00 PM
Seminars 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Cocktails 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Dinner 7:00 PM
Awards, Games, etc.8:00 – 11:00PM

Sunday: General Membership
Meeting (Midwest
4 Wheel Drive Assn) 8:30 -12:00

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Feb 15

Fall Convention Minutes

MW4WDA Oct 16 2011 Minutes PDF Version

Midwest 4 Wheel Drive Association
Fall Convention, October 16, 2011
Black River Falls, WI

Call to order at 9:02AM by President Mark White.
7 State Mission read.
All officers present except for vacant secretary position.
Treasurer’s Report-Given by Kert (Petey) Peterson. Kert has changed banks because of the service charges given by previous bank. Blue Ribbon club dues will be sent shortly. Report accepted as given.

State Reports
 Iowa given by Brian Mulvihill
-Wheelers for Warriors was a huge success for the first year on October 8. $6363.00 was raised to help Veterans. There was a truck parade escorted by police cars. A vehicle show and members of the armed forces were given rides for free.
– Labor Day weekend run raised money to pay for the meal at Wheels For Warriors charity.
-Jeep Outdoor Club is still around, not sure what they are up to.
-Land use area by Fort Dodge, not sure if anything is moving forward there.
-Toys for Tots on Halloween weekend 15 miles south of Knoxville, IA. Contact is
 Minnesota given by Dean Tabor
– Houston Park, DNR has purchased land through a grant from the Minnesota Recreation Trails Association. This land is favorable as it contains a lot of trees, hills and rocks.
-The Minnesota House and Senate failed to pass Bills to take away previous money allotted for the land grant/aid accounts.

 Wisconsin given by Luana Schneider via Cindy Schmitt.
-National Forest (CNNF)–WOHVA has started work on the Pipeline through their RTP grant–WOHVA asking for help. Also have a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with CNNF.
-State Trails Council (STC)–Got a phone call from the Governor’s Office on October 13. I have been appointed by the governor to sit on the STC as a voting member representing OHV (Jeeps, trucks, etc.)–earlier this year I was appointed as a non-voting member by DNR Secretary, Cathy Stepp. My objectives are to encourage a change of policy to establish less closure of public lands, encourage establishing off road parks in Wisconsin and encourage more Multi-Use (Shared Trails) that include OHV. Next meeting is October 29 in Lapham State Park in Delafield. Let me know if you have any input. Also anyone is welcome to attend–I’ll send out an announcement with details to the W4WDA yahoo group as soon as I get it.
-The Wheelin With Feelin Rally went over quite well and I heard a lot of compliments about the event–good clues, nice route, and beautiful scenery. Could have had more challenge available (I know some didn’t come because of that) but also said that is not why they come to this event. Raised over $17,000 for the March of Dimes and there were 66 vehicles that participated. We are looking at this site again, or Northwoods Overland or another one that I am not at liberty to say as of yet–IF we do this event again. We had some difficulty in getting folks to commit to doing checkpoints this year and I haven’t as of yet discussed with the committee as to their individual interests in continuing on. We need folks to help in the pre-planning AND the day of.

Roll call by Randy Hays, 9 of 24 member clubs represented.
Membership given by Randy Hays.

 2011-492 members
 2010-508 members
 2009- 538 members
 2008-467 members
 2007-505 members
 2006-600 members

Insurance/Safety Meeting (10/15/11) given by Brian Mulvihill and Butch Chapin.
Roll cages are encouraged in Cherokees, Blazer, Bronco type vehicles, especially when windows have been removed. Removal of the windows seriously weakens the structure. Please everyone remember to fasten any unused seatbelts. A report was made by Butch Chapin about an unfortunate driver who was knocked unconscious and needed stitches when the passenger seatbelt clasp hit him on the forehead when his vehicle rolled.

Tech inspection sheets may be updated or a new one made available. Concern was voiced about any liability that MW4WDA may face when posting a safety document.

Butch Chapin reported that there are no claims on our insurance policy by four wheel drive users. Although there is a claim from two motorcyclists, it seems as though multiple user groups share a policy.

Website- Mark White
Tim Krueger will finish setting up the MW4WDA website, but someone will be needed to run/update it. Any volunteers?
Mark White asks that everyone contact him by phone at 902-229-3865. PLEASE no emails as Mark prefers phone use.

Newsletter- Mark White
In recent history the newsletter has been electronic, Dawn Krueger was editor and posted it on the website. Anyone interested in producing the newsletter? Cheryl? Lynn?

UFWDA- Mark White
No new news directly. A member from Minnesota contacted UFWDA and asked what their organization was doing to help Wisconsin or Minnesota. The answer, currently UFWDA has no projects in that area.
A motion was made by Butch Chapin to not renew membership to UFWDA on 1/1/2012, seconded by Brian Mulvihill. Discussion followed, and motion passed.

Old Business-Brian White
 President- Mark White(not an election year)
 First Vice President
 By white ballot Butch Chapin. Motion made by Lynn, seconded by Telly and passed.
 Treasurer
 By white ballot Kert (Petey) Peterson. Motion made by Lynn, seconded by Cindy Schmitt and passed.
 Membership Secretary
 By white ballot Randy Hayes. Motion made by Cheryl, seconded by Cindy and passed.

New Business-Mark White
Tim and Dawn Krueger son’s foreign exchange trip to which they are asking for help funding. Butch Chapin made a motion for MW4WDA to donate $250.00 to this cause. Seconded by Joe Heckman, motion passed.
The vacant Secretary position filled by Cindy Schmitt by appointment from Mark White.
Spring Convention, April 14 & 15, 2012 may be hosted by Iowa, using Black River Falls as a backup. Discussion was made to possibly go back to Mauston. Butch Chapin is coordinator for Iowa location.
2012 Fall Convention October 20 & 21. Location to be determined, once again using Black River Falls as backup.
Dinner must be preregistered and prepaid at least two weeks in advance from here on out.
Brian Mulvihill has MW4WDA stickers, and clothing for purchase.
Motion to adjourn made by Butch Chapin and seconded by Brian Muvihill.


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Apr 29

How to Identify Emerald Ash Borer, Ash Trees, & Signs of Infestation

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture has released a new educational video on the Emerald Ash Borer and how you can identify an ash tree, the Emerald Ash Borer beetle, and signs of infestation.  For more information go to

How to Identify Emerald Ash Borer, Ash Trees, and Signs of Infestation

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