September 2019 Club Meeting

WMOTA President Jack Dyer opened the meeting at 4:35 pm with Judy Koski, Karen Smith and Maurice Colwell subbing for Lila Dudley for an abbreviated BoD meeting. Karen announced that Ron Langley(sp) is heading up the volunteers for our support to the Epic Rides mountain bike races. Thank you to Ron. Still in need of help for parking, sign up sheets being circulated. George Leech’s ride will be a poker run. The Travel Management Plan will be discussed later as will other items. A new club T-shirt order has arrived.

The regular meeting began at 5:55 pm after members had finished eating their great bbq meal. Lorna will be circulating a sign up sheet for volunteers to indicate their willingness to help out when needed. The matching hours expended by our members are used to support grant requests.  Judy Koski reported that WMOTA currently has 153 members, good show! This year’s new members were acknowledged and told how much they are appreciated for their efforts. Jerry Smith stated there are two board positions to be filled this year, president and treasurer. Anyone interested in running for these offices should contact Jerry Smith.

Last month’s minutes were approved. Karen gave the treasurer’s report, August balance is $9917.61. Considerable discussion was held about the Travel Management Plan and members were told that an email would be forthcoming, plus the forest service will hold a public meeting on the 19th.

George described the club ride on the 21st and location details have been emailed to all members. Support to the Fall Festival is settled and assignments have been published, however as discussed earlier, volunteers with ATV’s are needed to work the parking for the Epic Rides event.

WMOTA and Apache ATV will have a joint Fall colors ride on October 12, details have been emailed, and Paul Kulas will lead a club ride on the 19th of October, details to follow. Next WMOTA club meeting is October 10. Members were told to be aware that hunters are out there at this time of year, and to be considerate of them. Dave and Penny  Bachmann announced they would like to invite members to come over to Yuma again for more rides in February. Lorna announced the fire in the Lakeside District is being treated as a management fire and does not pose a threat. The 50-50 drawing was won by Roger Ferin. Meeting adjourned

WMOTA August Club Meeting 2019

WMOTA General Meeting Aug 7, 2019

Jack called the meeting to order at 6 PM and welcomed our guest.

On Aug 18 we will meet at Honda for a pre-ride for the Hannigan’s Meadow ride. Wear long sleeve shirts and no shorts.

October 4th we will be parking RV’s and campers for the Mountain Bike Ride. We will be using our ATV’s for the parking and will need 10 people to help that day.

The September Club meeting will be at Fools Hollow Lake.  There will be a BBQ rib dinner for Club Members, and our club meeting will be after dinner.

There will be a February ride in Yuma, the 3rd thru the 7th, 2020.  You will need a State land permit.  More information will be coming later.

We need ride leaders.  Steve and I are ride leaders for August and on the 2nd pre ride we saw 2 large groups of Elk, NO DUST for ride leaders.

Lorna gave us information for checking fires.  One web site is for fire information.

Apache Club sent an email with pictures regarding sticks coming up through the floor of the ATV and injuring a rider.  One of our member’s told us his wife was hit by a 9 mm from some target shooters that had ricochet, on Porter Mountain Trail, luckily her skin was not broken.  We have to be vigilant on the trails.

Jack closed the meeting.

WMOTA Sectary,

Lila Dudley

WMOTA Club Meeting July 2019


No Board meeting

Jack opened the meeting at 6 pm.

The new manager of Show Low Motor Sports and 4 couples joined the Club.

Treasure, Karen reported on the club doing the parking at the beer and music festival and tee shirts for the club.

Our May balance in checking was $2,912.46.

Some of the remarking has been done on the Panorama Trail, we may finish in September.

Lorna reported on the work that is being done on the trails.

A signup sheet for overnight observation for the Fall Festival at Charlie Clark was passed around for volunteers.

At the fall Bike Races, we will be parking the RV’s with our ATV’s.

Barbara and Dawn are our new ride leaders for the July 27th club ride. The club needs more ride leaders.

The August ride will be in Forest Lake on the 17th. More information coming in an email.

The Hannagan’s Meadow trip will be on August 29th back on the August 30th. If going you need to reserve at the lodge there.

The ride in Page is not a club ride. We will drive to Page September 29th and come back on October 4th.  Limit of 10 machine.  Trailer in and trailer out for the rides.

Penny Bach Bachmand won the 50/50.

Jack closed the meeting at 6:40.

WMOTA Membership Meeting June 13,2019

WMOTA General Meeting June 13, 2019

Jack called the meeting to order at 6 pm.

We have 5 new couples that joined the club.

Steve, Web Master, informed us of the problems with Web site going down.  We now have new security.

We will be parking cars for the Beer and Music Festival in Pinetop Lakeside.

June ride will be Saturday 29th. Ride is at Buckelew Springs. Saturday AM will have a Conational breakfast.

Financial report by Karen. End of May checking balance $2,912.46.

July 27th   ride is one week later. We are looking into Lunch or Dinner.

There will be a Maverick Trail marking from Panorama Trail Head toward 260.  Karen and Jerry are in charge.  More information by email.

Hannigan’s Meadow ride will be August 29th Lunch in Alpine. Dinner at the Lodge where we will be spending the night.  There will be breakfast and a bag lunch to go. The 30th will return home.

Looking for a small committee of volunteers to put maps of all trails on a tablet that members can copy.

50/50 was won by Barbara Bear.

New business: Lorna sent email to Jack regarding changes with Forrest Service.

White Mountain Preforms gave the club holders for our insurance cards.

WE NEED RIDE LEADERS. Be a tail gunner, learn the ride.

Judy made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Passed.

WMOTA Secretary,

Lila Dudley   June 2019


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