Minutes September

WMOTA Minutes for September 18th, 2021

Jack called the meeting to order at 6:10 P.M. at Woodland Park.

Three new members were introduced.

The minutes were approved as posted.

Treasurer report:  no activity last month. 

We had Dickies Barbeque which was wonderful.  Thank you, Jane for arranging it again.  Thank you, Karen for the ice cream.  The treasurer was approved.

The next ride will be on September 18th with Jim Lupien leading the ride.  We will be going to the Greer overlook and ending at Big Lake for ice cream.  We will be leaving at 9:00 a.m.

The other ride will be to Hannagan Meadows leaving Sept 22nd.  Jerry talked about the ride.

Lorna wrote two grants, and the trail grant has been approved and signed which will add 10 more miles to connect the Mavrick Trail.  Also, thank you for those who signed up to be volunteers.

Andy Baxter paid 20.00 for the leftover ribs.

Question came up to see how many would be interested in having a Christmas party.  Karen will explore places to have it and the cost.

There will be a ride in October for the colors and date will be announced.  November ride will take place and ride to Trappers for lunch.

Paul still rides in Heber.  All are welcome.

50/50 was drawn and Snow Mathews won $60.00.

The meeting was closed at 6:35 P.M.

Meeting September

WMOTA Minutes for September 18th, 2021

Jack called the meeting to order at 6:10 P.M. at Woodland Park.

Three new members were introduced.

The minutes were approved as posted.

Treasurer report:  no activity last month. 

We had Dickies Barbeque which was wonderful.  Thank you, Jane for arranging it again.  Thank you, Karen for the ice cream.  The treasurer was approved.

The next ride will be on September 18th with Jim Lupien leading the ride.  We will be going to the Greer overlook and ending at Big Lake for ice cream.  We will be leaving at 9:00 a.m.

The other ride will be to Hannagan Meadows leaving Sept 22nd.  Jerry talked about the ride.

Lorna wrote two grants, and the trail grant has been approved and signed which will add 10 more miles to connect the Mavrick Trail.  Also, thank you for those who signed up to be volunteers.

Andy Baxter paid 20.00 for the leftover ribs.

Question came up to see how many would be interested in having a Christmas party.  Karen will explore places to have it and the cost.

There will be a ride in October for the colors and date will be announced.  November ride will take place and ride to Trappers for lunch.

Paul still rides in Heber.  All are welcome.

50/50 was drawn and Snow Mathews won $60.00.

The meeting was closed at 6:35 P.M.       

WMOTA

We had a wonderful ride in the Big Lake area. We went to the Greer overlook. We had some rain but not much. Finished the ride at the store for ice cream.

WMOTA August 12, 2021, Minutes

The meeting was called to order by the President at 6:00 P.M.

Jack welcomed everyone. Asked for approval of the minutes from our last meeting. Maurice made the motion and Jane second it. All approved the minutes. Jack talked about the first aid kit and the Spot for Emergency use. He also mention Paul’s rides in Heber which he rides every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. His last ride we had 10 machines on July 28th. Please use the face book page if you are doing a ride.

Weekday rides are popular and working well and will continue. For now we’re allowing the ride leader to pick the date.

No report from social.

Membership we had 6 new members join tonight. We now have 155 members.

No report wemaster.

Karen gave the treasurer’s report.

Subject:  August Club Ride

The August Club ride is Wednesday, August 18th.  We plan to start the ride at 9:00 am, so please arrive at the staging area in plenty of time to unload and brief before 9:00 am.  

WMOTA signs will be located at the 273/116 intersection and another one at the turn-off to the camping/staging area

We’re staging and camping along the 116.  From 260 take 273 south past the Sunrise turnoff for about 14.3 miles and turn right on the 116.  The staging/camping area is about 1 mile on the 116.  When Maurice and Connie get there Tuesday, he will put the WMOTA flag up on the Belmont flagpole. All campers are encouraged to bring some dry firewood and for socializing around the campfire, munchies, and drinks.

As always bring you lunch, snacks, and plenty of water.  Don’t forget your rain gear.  We’re doing the Slaughter Circle.  The ride will be between 45 and 50 miles.

Jack asked if anyone was interested in becoming the club Secretary. Rhonda Baxter volunteered for the position. The Board voted on it and passed. Thank you Rhonda.

The La Pasada Trip was very successful. They did have rain one the first day near the end of the ride. The second day was wonderful.

The Creede, Co trip is full. That trip is August 23rd and they have 18 machines.

Hannagan Meadow trip on September 22-23. They do have a room available if you are interested. Contact Karen.

We are looking for more ride leaders, there will be training on this if you are interested.

Jerry talked about the Alpine Trail from Heber to Hannagan Meadows.

Joya Szalwinski from the Forest Service spoke about the volunteer Patrol:

Hello Members 

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest Service is requesting our help in patrolling the OHV trails.  If you are interested in volunteering for this program please contact Joya Szalwinski (928-368-2106) or Lorna (928-521-1494).  Joya’s email is joya.szalwinski@usda.gov

You will receive instructions and training before being sent out on the trails.   

Sounds like a good excuse to do more riding. 

WMOTA  

Board of Directors 

50/50 and the winner was Rhonda which she received $68.00.

Jane moved that the meeting adjourn and Pam second it. at 6:45 P.M.

Judy Koski, acting Serectary.

July 8th Club Meeting

Date: July 8, 2021

Location: Show Low Cafe

Called to Order at 6: P.M. by Don Kramer, Vice President

New members got up and introduced themselves.

Forest is open at a level II. We will have a ride on July 17th. Green Peaks area, 117 road – staging at the Sheep’s coral. This will be 36.5 miles, poker run, bring a lunch, rain gear.

Treasurer reports: Karen Smith provided an update on the balance of the accounts. We bought a new box for the 1st aide kit and Don explained the use of the Sat Phone. The motion was made to approve the treasurers report by Frank and Ken seconded it.

Forest Service: Joyce stated that there is a new fire at Wish Bone Mountain. She is also was asking for people interested in helping police the forest. This would involve training.

Karen stated that we had 11 machines signed up for the August 8th ride in Winslow, AZ.

Jerry Smith had a meeting in Payson with representatives of the Forest Service and Park Rangers. They talked about the 400 mile trail from which will be called the Arizona Alpine Trail. This will be a loop. There will be places to stop and stay overnight, shopping and restaurants. The Facebook page is Arizona Alpine Trail, Inc.. Chuck asked for pictures to use on the web site.

We are looking for more ride leaders.

Old Business: We need people to receive information by text if we need help, they will need to learn how to use find me spot.

New Business: Larry Shepard talked about how important safety is in riding. He told his story

Motion was made to accept the minutes from the last meeting, passed.

50/50 Ken Anderson won $63.00.

Jerry made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:40 P.M. Rick seconded it.

Judy Koski, Acting Secretary

WMOTA MONTHLY MEETING

Date: June 10, 2021

Location: Show Low Cafe

Called to order by Jack Dyer, President

Approximately 36 in attendance including some new members

Karen Smith, club treasurer, provided an updated balance total of $10,165 as of end of May 2021.

It was announced that George Leach would be providing a fire prevention presentation at Fools Hollow Lake State Park on Saturday June 12, 2021 at 7:30pm.

Jack Dyer Club president reminded everyone that the club email system is currently experiencing some challenges and that when someone replies to an email that was sent out to not reply to all.

One of our club sponsors, Show Low Motorsports, has requested a member list that could be readily accessed by them to verify that individuals claiming to be a member to provide the discount reserved for club members. Jack Dyer, President, asked if there were any objections which there wasn’t any from those in attendance. It was further explained that the only information to be provided was member names.

If anyone is willing to lead a club ride please let any member of the board know. We are neding a leader for the July ride, TBD.

We are needing a volunteer to organize things for the club supporting the Fall festival during the last weekend in September. Traditionally the club provides observation support to the vendors/participants during the hours that event isn’t happening. The Pinetop/Lakeside Chamber of Commerce provides $1,000 to the club for providing this important service. Please let a board member know if you are interested in organizing this.

Reminder to have both Arizona decals, off road and highway use, when using public roads and trails. Also children under 18 must be wearing a DOT approved helmet.

A tip regarding registration is to register primarily as an off road vehicle thereby saving on registrations costs.

Meeting was concluded at 6:57pm

Nathan Leonard, Secretary

June SPECIAL and May Meeting

Hello Members, 

We are putting together a special OHV/ ATV trip to La Posada Hotel in Winslow, AZ.  The dates are June 20th, 21st and 22nd, 2021.  We will have two rides, one on the 21st and another on the 22nd and both rides are about 35 to 40 miles south of Winslow off highway 87.  That puts us at a higher, treed location.   

We will arrive at the hotel Sunday, late afternoon, in time to check in and meet for dinner in the Turquoise Room Restaurant at 6:00 pm.  After breakfast on Monday, we will travel south on highway 87 for a day of riding and exploring new territory.  We return to the Hotel for another fabulous meal and relaxing evening.  On Tuesday, after breakfast and check out of hotel, we will again travel south on highway 87 for a second day of riding.  After our ride we travel home or you may choose to stay a third night at La Posada Hotel. 

Important Information:  You must call the hotel and make your own reservation under our group White Mountain Open Trail Assoc. before MAY 4th.  We are going “dutch” for both dinner and breakfast.  

La Posada Hotel 

303 E. Second Ave. 

Winslow, AZ 86047 

Phone number: 928-289-4366 

Web Site:  www.laposada.org 

As always you will need to bring a lunch, snacks and water for the rides. 

Please reply to this email after you have your reservation so I will know how many will be for dinner and on the rides. 

Karen Smith, Treasurer 

928-367-4001 Home 

480-225-0658 Cell 

p.s. Our next regular monthly ride will be Thursday, May 27th, with ride leader Maurice Colwell.  More details will follow. 

November 2020 Club Ride

The Weather has changed and now doesn’t look so good…….So we are changing the ride to Tuesday, November 17th which is predicted to be sunny and warm.  Everything else remains the same.  

Our November ride on Tuesday, November 10th, will be to Trappers in Taylor for lunch.  We will leave from the Trail Head (34.33192N, 110.11697 W) at Lone Pine Dam Rd and Burton Rd at 9:00 am in order to reach Trappers by 12:00 to 12:30 pm.  If you don‘t want to ride, you can also meet us at Trappers, but I need to know how many will be there for lunch, so I can make a reservation.  Please reply, l if you are planning to ride or just join us for lunch.  Treasurer@wmota.org

The ride itself is very interesting.  We will start by traveling part of the Maverick Trail, then entering Wilson Draw on our way to Taylor.  After lunch we will return by way of Schoens Lake and an old smelter. 

The weather is predicted to be dry and in the 60’s for a high so dress in layers and bring water and any snacks you may need.  But don’t forget Trappers has great homemade pies! 

This is our last club ride for 2020 so we are hoping for a good turnout.  Karen and Jerry Smith, Ride Leaders

Late Oct. Cub Ride

Paul Kulas will lead a ride on Saturday, October 24th.  The ride will stage from the intersection of forest roads 146 and 124.  There is an area southwest of the intersection where the Club has camped in the past and there is plenty of parking.  The turn into this area is about 50 yards west of the intersection on the 124.  Take 260 to the 146 and turn south on the 146.  The 146 is between the 314 and 313 mile makers about 200 yards west of the 314 marker.  It is about 3½ miles south on the 146 to the 124. Obviously, anyone that wishes to can camp for this ride may.  Paul wants to get the ride started promptly at 9:30 am so please arrive early enough to be ready to go then.  The ride will be about 34-40 miles long, so expect to be back 3ish.  As always bring you lunch and plenty of water.     

October 2020 Club Ride

WMOTA had a very successful camp and ride this week, six campers and a camp fire every night. On Tuesday, morning, hot coffee and donuts greeted everyone. We rode out with 25 machines, including the ride leader, Maurice, and tail gunner, Ken. It was a great 49 mile ride and elk, deer and antelope were sighted along the way. We returned to camp about 4pm, somewhat longer than our rides normally take, but there were lots of slower, rocky sections. While the trails were dusty, no one seemed to mind but all should check their air intake box for dirt and clean or replace their air filter. Jack held an impromptu meeting when we stopped for lunch. The ride was also a poker run, won by Karen