WMOTA Meeting Minutes from October 19, 2023

Jack Dyer called the meeting to order with a JOKE at 5:59.30 pm

Officers present:  Jack Dyer, President

                             Don Kramer, Vice President

                             Karen Smith, Treasurer

                             Judy Koski, Secretary was out of town.

No Treasurer report, Karen is in the middle of moving.

Nate Leonard gave an extensive report on the AZ Alpine Trail.   Including, Springville giving the Trail their support and the appointment, by the Forest Service, of a Regional representative for the Trail.

Maurice Colwell from the Election Committee handled the election of offices.  Jack Dyer and Karen Smith were elected to continue as President and Treasurer.  No others stepped forward to run for either office.

It was announced that Paul Kulas will lead a ride out of Overgaard Monday, October 16, 2023

Meeting Adjourned at 6:45 pm 


Jack called the meeting to order at 5:58 PM.  We had our annual BBQ from Dickies, at Woodland State Park. 

Club Ride:  Will be September 23rd.  It was discussed whether we should move it to another day.  Jack will let us know next week what was decided. 

Treasurer Report:  Karen stated that the Board made the decision to move our account from Wells Fargo to National Bank of Arizonia.  We motion to approve the Treasurer report and Jane seconded it.

Election of officers is coming up next month.  The President and Treasurers position are open.  Please let Jerry know if you are interested in either position.

Alpine Trail:  Jerry reported on the progress of the trail which is coming along.  The Forest Service representative is Paul, and he will be going to all the meetings.  The Grant has been funded.  The website will be back up soon.

New Business:  None

 A motion was made by Jack to close the meeting and George seconded it.

Judy Koski, Secretary


 JULY 13, 2023

Call to Order: by Don Kramer, Vice President at 6:00 P.M.

Present:  Don Kramer, Judy Koski, Jack and Karen were out of town.

Membership:  new member Mark and Susan were introduced.

Minutes:  Colleen made a motion to accept the minutes and Maurice 2nd them.  All in favor.

Treasurer Report:  June raffle toke in 50.00, Membership 200.00 and poker run 165.00.

May balance:  $9,997.46.  Andy made a motion to accept and Karen 2nd it.

May 22 ride will be at Slaughter Circle directions will follow watch for your e-mail.

Forest Service:  Maverick trail clean up was post phoned because of heat.  July 7th Kiosk went very well.  Also Waste Management has accepted Jerry’s application for our use to dump waste from the forest when we do clean up. 

Don said he will be having a meeting of the ride committee at his house on July 25th.

The next meeting will be on the 17th at Dickies and the ride will be on the 26th TBA.

50/50 was won by Andy Baxter $37.00.

Meeting was adjourned at 6:30 P.M. motion was made by Karen and 2nd by Julie.

June 8, 2023 Minutes

WMOTA Meeting

June 8, 2023

Jack called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

Jack, ask if there were any corrections to the minutes.  There were none.  Minutes were approved.

Treasurer’s report:  We started with $1,460.99.  Membership was $280.00, 50/50 was $40.00 last month.  Thank you, Judy, for taking care of that for me.  We had zero expenses. Checking account has $1,680.  April balance is $9,677.46.

Jack introduced a new member. We now have 112 members.

Forest Service:  There will be several cleanups:  the first one is the Maverick trail starting at Lone Pine Dam and Burton Road.  We will be cleaning the area around the transfer station.  Bags will be supplied but bring water, lunch, and gloves to work.  A sign-up sheet will be sent around.  Jack will send out a memo with directions for everyone.  You will need to keep track of hours, ½ hour for travel there and ½ hour for returning plus time worked.  This will be Monday the 12th of June at 10.00 am.

Jack explained to everyone that we sponsor the Maverick Trail, and it is our responsibility, and he would like to see a big turnout.  Also, the Forest Service needs our hours for the grants they apply for. 

The second project we want to tackle is signage along the maverick trail.  We want to go out on June 24th and put up the signs. Jack explained that the signs give you the co-ordinates of where you are if you get injured and call for help you can tell them what mile marker you are at.  These are every quarter mile.

The last is Pinetop-Lakeside Kiosk Rehab and signature install.  Volunteers can expect sanding and painting four existing kiosk, installation of a new kiosk and educational signage at five locations.  July 7th at 9 a.m. meet at Timber Mesa Trailhead.  Bring water gloves.  If you have paint sprayer, electric sanders and /or generators available.

Paul talked about the ride on June 17th out in Heber/Overgaurd.  Leave at 9 a.m. from the 51 Forest service road and 260, mile marker 308.  Staging area is 1 mile south on 51 road.  Signs will be out. 

We need ride leaders for July, August, and September.  Talk with Don Kramer.

Karen asked if anyone was interested in going to Hanagun meadow in October.

New Business:  Any interest in doing the 50 mile ride from one end to the other of the Maverick trail.  We would have a bus take us from where we leave our trailers over to the machines.

John Kleinman asked if they could put up cameras at Lone Pine Dam to catch people dumping.

50/50 was won by Jane Dyer $48.00 to club and $48.00 to Jane. 

Jerry talked about the Alpine Trail:  There are five steps.  You have to have a preliminary plan approved.  We got that.  You have to have a final plan.  Application approved.  We got that.  You have to have staff and State Parks approval.  We go that.  You have to have a committee called the Advisory Council.  Review it, question and approve it.  We got that.  The next step is have a committee of eight to oversee the funding.  We got that.  The last step is to have State Park Board of Directors transfer the money from here to your title $300,000 Cancel.  We’re waiting on that.  But we think that’ll be in the next week.  So we got 300,00.

We have a room at Licano’s for free thank you Andy and Rhonda for organizing this.  We also have a free room at Dickies BBQ where we are now.  It was decided to alternate months for the meeting.  Next month we will meet at Licano’s. 

A motion was made by Jack and seconded by Pam to close the meeting at 7.00 P.M.

Judy Koski, Secretary.

MINUTES, MAY 11, 2023

Jack called the meeting to order at 6PM.

Board Members Present:  Jack Dyer President, Don Kramer Vice-President, Judy Koski Secretary, and Treasurer was absent.

Minutes of last meeting:  Karen made the motion to accept the minutes and Jane seconded it.  All approved.

Treasurer’s Report:  Maurice gave the report in Karen’s absence.  Total income $798.00, reminded everyone of the $7,000.00 we loaned to Arizona Alpine Trails.  April Balance for April $9,677.46.  Karen made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report and Andy seconded it.  All approved.

Club meetings and ride dates for 2023 season were emailed to members but Jack will send them out again.

Support for Arizona Alpine Trail:  Letter of support was sent.  Also, the financial support money, was sent.

Club Meeting Place??:  Since Show Low Café will not be open on Thursday nights, we will be having our meetings at Dickies BBQ until further notice.

Membership:  We have about 74 members that have paid.  Judy has sent out another notice for people to pay their dues.  New Members Pat and Kimberly, welcome.

May Ride:  Saturday, May 20th, To get to the staging location take Hwy 260 to Hwy 273 towards Sunrise. Go about 14 miles until you come to Forest Service Rd 116 then turn right. Look for a WMOTA sign at this turn. Go about 1.5 miles on FS116 and when you reach a cattle-guard the staging location will be on the right. Another WMOTA sign will be placed there. I will conduct a pre-ride safety review at 8:45 and be ready to leave by 9am. Bring or wear warm clothes and a rain suit or poncho is a must. Hopefully the trails will not be too muddy from the week’s thunderstorms.

We will head over to Burro Mountain from the staging area, go up and over to Spruce Spring for a short break, then head down the mountain to Big Lake. Next, we will head over to ride around OD Ridge, then up to Pat Knoll, across to Pool Knoll and return to the staging area. Be sure your machines are in good working order, bring your lunch, snacks, and drinks (no alcohol allowed) and hopefully we will see a variety of wildlife.

If you have any questions, my contact information is in the Directory on the club website. 

Maurice Colwell, Ride Leader

Forest Service:  Would like our help in cleaning trash on the Maverick Trail and around the transfer station.  Also talked about Rehab Maverick Trail kioski – July 6th and July 8th Time TBD.    If you see an area the is bad with trash let the Forest Service know.  Also, an update on the Teddy Roosevelt Tree is still standing.  Further investigation will be done to make sure he did sign the tree.  It is illegal to cut the tree down.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Thing the Club would like to do.

   Breakfast before a ride or two

   Poker rides

   Maverick trail ride- possibly June

   Annual BBQ – usually September

   Fall colors ride- TBD in October

   Camping for rides

   Idea????- let us know

Jack talked about riding the Maverick Trail, the full 50 mile.  A bus would pick us up at the end and take us back to our trucks.  TBA.

50/50:  Total of 80.00 and Snow’s name was drawn for 40.00.

Ride Leader Meeting:  Don Kramer had a meeting before the club meeting and made a list of rides.  Asked members to think about leading a ride. 

Paul said he will be ready to ride in June out in Heber /Overgard.  Call him if you want to ride with him during the week. 

The motion was made by Karen and Cindy second it to close the meeting at 6:55 pm.

Judy Koski,



Jack called the meeting to order at 6PM.  Welcome to everyone (30 people).

Jack thanked Rhonda for her service as Secretary and Judy will be temporarily secretary.   A motion was made by Karen Kramer and Jane Dyer seconded it.  Approved by all.

Karen Smith gave the treasurer’s report.  As of March, the balance is $9,055.78.

A motion was made by Jane and Rhonda 2nd.  It was Approved by all.

The ride and meeting schedule was sent out by Jack.  There are some changes in dates.

Joya from the Forest Service introduced Chris Keahon who will be the HOV trail commissioner.  His email address is [email protected].  Joya talked about things which will be happening and not happening this year.  Nancy from Fish and Game was introduced.  Talked about the Maverick trail east extension and was not sure if it’s going to be finished.

Some one asked about chain saw classes and if you are interested send in your CPR certificate plus first aide certificate.  Joya will see if there is enough interest.

Jack explained that the Board passed a motion to help with the Arizona Alpine Trails funding.  Jack explained how the loan would work and we would receive 5% back on our money. 

The April 22nd ride will leave at 9:00am and the ride will be announced in an email this next week.  Remember the Jr. Turkey Hunt starts on the 21st of April. 

If there is anything that you would like to, the club to do please let us know.

50/50 was won by Rhonda for $42.00.

The meeting was called to adjourn at 6:68 p.m. by Jane and Karen

Judy Koski, Secretary.

WMOTA General Meeting 10-13-2022

Meeting called to order at 6:00 pm
Minutes approved
Teddy Rosevelt tree dying. Joya of Forest Service will check into it.
Treasurer’s report approved
Forest Service will hold a chainsaw class in November. Four people from WMOTA can
attend. If riding as a group (WMOTA) someone will have to be certified. If riding alone
you do not.
The night ride was cancelled due to rain. Another is scheduled for November 5. An
email will be sent out with information.
On October 21 Chuck will lead a ride to verify and take pictures of trails for the AZ
Alpine Trail. Info will be sent.
Maurice will be leading a ridge line ride don October 29. Info will be sent.
Club will not meet again until March. Don Kramer will be staying as Vice-President.
The Secretary position is still open. If interested contact Jack Dyer or Jerry Smith.
Progress is being made on the AZ Alpine Trail.
Meeting adjourned at 7;00 pm

WNOTA General Meeting 9/8/22

Board Present: Jack Dyer, President
Don Kramer, Vice-President
Rhonda Baxter, Secretary
Karen Smith, Treasurer
6:00 pm Meeting opened
Guests – none.
Membership report – 136 members
Minutes approved
Treasurer report approved
A ride is scheduled for 9/17. Nate will lead. It will be a variation of Slaughter’s Circle.
Start at 8:30. Details to be mailed.
Upcoming event: a night ride will be held on Tuesday, 10/11. Start time will be 3:30 –
4:00 pm. Will ride to Trappers for dinner. There will be a pre-ride at some time. Details
will be emailed. 9/22 will be the next day ride.
The Vice-President and Secretary’s positions are up for election. Don Kramer
will continue as Vice-President. Rhonda has chosen not to re-run for Secretary.
Someone is needed to fill this position. Please contact Jack Dyer if you are interested.
Meeting adjourned at 6:12 pm

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.  

May 12, 2022 Minutes

Meeting called to order by President Dyer at 6:00 pm.

Welcome to guests

Minutes last meeting approved.

Treasurers report Karen Smith

April balance all accounts $ 10,131.79
Lorna McNeil -Cox Forest service spoke about trail re- marking, forest closure conditions, chain saw certification for volunteers.( 3 or 4 days training starting 6-1-22 in Overgaard)Predicting forest closure soon due to dry conditions. 
Ride announcement 5-21-2022 northeast side Escudilla Mountain leader: Chuck Wood.
Appeal for ride leaders for WMOTA, training and orientation available!!
Meeting adjourned at 6:50 P.M.
Submitted DonKramer V.P.