WMOTA General Meeting

July 14, 2022

Show Low Cafe Meeting called to order at 6:00 pm.

Guests welcomed.

Motion made to accept the minutes of the last meeting. Motion passed.

The Treasurer’s report was read. A motion was made to accept the Treasurer’s report. Motion passed.

 Lorna from the Forest Service stated that warmer and wetter weather is forecast for the rest of the season. The Forest Service is working on grants and needs volunteers. They are going to reschedule the Chainsaw class.  A certification is required to use chainsaws to clear trails. Recertification is required every 3 years.

 WMOTA is going to purchase an electrical chainsaw.

The August ride is on August 27th. October 9th will be an added ride. This will be a night ride (full moon).

The first aid kit, AED and Spot are available for members to borrow. The Spot will come with a short class on usage.

 George Leach will be talking about the Rodeo/Chedisky fire on August 11. Location and time will be announced. This will take place of our August meeting.

The July 23 ride will only be around 35 miles. We will start at Sheep’s Corral at 10:00The July 23 ride will only be around 35 miles. We will start at Sheep’s Corral at 10:00 and ride to Greer. We will have lunch at 1:00 at one of the restaurants then head back.

 Sept 16 – 18 will be the Fire in the Sky ATV event in Heber.

Motion to adjourn at 6:33 pm. Motion passed

There will be a regular meeting at the Show Low Café August 11th at 6PM.  We were unable to get a room for George’s presentation.  George will lead the ride on August 27th ride information will be coming.  

August Meeting

There will be a meeting on August 11, 2022 at the Show Low Cafe at 6pm.

Minutes from June 9, 2022

Called to order 6:00 pm

Officers present:  Jack Dyer, President

                                Don Kramer, VP

                                Karen Smith, Treasurer

Welcome Guest:  Erin Mathews &  Dave and Cynthia Ellis 

Approval of minutes of last meeting

Treasurer’s Report:  $2,449.10  Checking Account

                                    $1,571.20  Insurance Reserve

                                    $6,293.56  Time Account

Forest Closure:  75 days w/o rain, so far OPEN

June 18th Ride:  Led by Steve Lovett, staging area off the 409 road to Greer Overlook.  Pre ride June 16th.  Details will be emailed later.

No new business:

50/50:  $38.00 won by John Taylor

April 14, 2022 Minutes

                                     

Board Members Present: Jack Dyer, President;  Don Cramer, Vice President;  Rhonda Baxter, Secretary; Karen Smith, Treasurer.
Meeting called to order at 6:00 p.m. 
Karen Smith has been made Statutory Agent and has filed the 990 and AZ Corp. papers.
Karen stated that WMOTA apparel will now be printed by Outdoors SW. They will add long-sleeved, short-sleeved and women’s shirts, the contact is Annie Groebner.

Jerry Smith talked about the Alpine Trail. The committee has been talking to towns along the trail and they seem to be excited about the trail. A 501C3 application has been submitted. The website is AzAlpineTrail.com.. They will be accepting memberships this spring. Jack Dyer stated that the cost for a couple on the Peace Trail can run $250 a day.
Don Cramer is going to get a box for the Spot and AED to be carried by the “tail gunner” on rides.  
Hoya from the Forest Service said a Travel Management rule will be implemented in October.  The Forest Service has a grant for a full time manager.  Lorna from the Forest Service said the drought is extreme and the fire conditions are high. The Forest Service is working on the Maverick Trail and need volunteers. 
Karen Smith gave the Treasurer’s Report. Don Cramer made a motion made to approve the report, Judy Koski 2nd.  Motion approved. 
Andy Baxter and Rick Taylor will be conducting a New Rider’s Orientation for beginners. It will be a 4 hour course that covers 28 miles of all terrain conditions. 
Jack Dyer encouraged all riders to obtain radios for the rides stating that it is a safety issue. Several types were discussed. 
Don Cramer discussed the House Bill 2456, which would tap into OHV funds. 
New members introduced themselves and were welcomed. 
Jack Dyer made a motion to adjourn and Andy Baxter 2nded. Meeting adjourned at 6:53

WMOTA GENERAL MEETING MINUTES

9-14-21

Show Low Cafe

Board Members Present:  Jack Dyer – President

                                          Don Cramer – Vice-President

                                          Rhonda Baxter  – Secretary

                                          Judy Koski – Acting Treasurer

Meeting opened at 6:00 pm

Guests welcomed.  Judy stated there are currently 160 members.

Judy gave the Treasurer’s report.  A motion to accept was made by Pam and seconded by Karen.

A motion was made by Maurice to accept last month’s minutes, seconded by Jerry.

Jack stated that the positions of President and Treasurer were up for election.  Requests for nominations had been sent out to all members.  No nominations have come in. Therefore, Jack and Karen are running unopposed.  The Bylaws state that if there are no opponents, the Board can vote on the candidates. Jack will remain as President and Karen as Treasurer.

The “Fall Colors” ride will stage at Sheep’s Corral.  There will be a 9:00 am start.  George Leech will lead.

There will not be a meeting in November.  There will, however, be a ride.  We will stage in Show Low and lunch at Trappers in Taylor.  Watch your email for further information.

Andy is offering an introduction ride for new riders.  It is not mandatory.  More information to come.

Jack offered some safety tips.  Check your jack to ensure it will work, especially if you have bought larger tires.  Fires can be started by the safety chains on trailers.  It is suggested that you buy coiled safety cables instead of chains.  They can be purchased at Tractor Supply for about $30.  Check your first aid kits as supplies may expire.  You should also get a bike cable and lock for the spare tire on your trailer.  If you carry a fire extinguisher, make sure it is up to date.

The club is looking into buying an AED.  Don found one for $590 with a 10-year battery.  We will also have to purchase a case.

We are still looking for ride leaders.  Jack would like to see everyone in the club lead at least one ride.

The 50/50 was held with $43 going to the club and $42 to Brian Mark

Andy made a motion to adjourn which was seconded by Karen. Adjourned at 6:36 P.M.

Rhonda Baxter, Secretary

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