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.

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