Region 3 Minutes
20 November 2012
Region 3 Director Kyle Wiebold called the meeting to order at 7:15 p.m. followed by the flag salute and a moment of silence for the sick and departed.
Thirteen Clubs were present this evening including Cascade Cruisers; Flat Broke & 4-Wheeling; Hubs in; Mud Puppies; Mud-A-Rama; Our Gang Off-Road; Piston’s Wild –Oregon; Piston’s Wild –Washington; PNW Individual Member Club; Push N Pulls; Sand Fleas; Those Guys Off Road; Vancouver 4 Wheelers.
Aaron with A Line in the Sand and Save The Riders Dunes; Murray with Jolly Jeepers; Bri and Bub Off-road; Kelly with Double Black Diamond Off Road Magazine; Dusty Webinger Those Guys Off Road and Wildland Fab and Off Road.
HOSTING CLUB: Thank you to 4 Wheel Parts for providing pizza this evening.
Rick Smith made the motion, seconded by Jon Halluex, that the October 2012 meeting minutes be accepted as printed. The motion carried.
GUEST SPEAKER: Aaron with A Line In The Sand is here to discuss 10C Travel Plan for Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Encompassing riding areas in Florence, Winchester Bay and North of Coos Bay. The forest service proposal is to close 62% of the current trails in these three riding areas. He would like you to submit public comments to include your name, address and phone number, then the document title/subject line; Oregon Dunes NRA Management Area 10C Designated Routes Project. Specifically how much you spend at the dunes, what specific trails you ride at the dunes and how long have you been using the trails. Also, let them know how the trails will be missed if closed. Please state that you do not agree with any of the alternates in the “BEIS plan” and the forest service needs to scratch their current plans and come up with new and better alternatives. State any related clubs, organizations or groups that you belong too. Please be respectful and polite in the letters. We are making good headway and currently Coos and Douglas County are backing our position that the forest service needs to re-evaluate their plan. We are just waiting for a response from Lane County. Public comments are due by December 9, 2012 and can be sent online to comments-pacificnorthwest-siuslaw-ce...firstname.lastname@example.org
Lance Schiedler made a motion to give $500 to Save the Riders Dunes/Blue Ribbon Coalition Action Fund to help in the fight to retain our Oregon Dunes. Marty Tilford second the motion. Motion Carried.
Region Director Kyle Wiebold – The next board meeting will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at the Merck in Longview, Washington.
Vice Director Tom Fisher – No Report
Secretary Margaret Schiedler– Turned in meeting minutes to Tri-Power.
Treasurer Rick Levine – Gave the treasurer report for October. Earl Freimuth made motion to accept the report as read. Ryan Wells 2nd the motion. Motion Carried.
Public Relations James August – Absent
Competition Marty Tilford –A Competition Rule to create a steering break class notice is in the October 2012 Tri-Power. Please remember to turn in your vote by January 31, 2013.
Monster Jam is being moved to January 4, 5 and 6th. Spanaway Moonshiners is offering a play day sponsorship for clubs that have never put on a play day and clubs that have not put on a play day in a really long time. See the October 2012 Tri-Power for more information.
Oregon Land Matters Jeff Bowman – Absent. Those Guys Off Road put on a fundraiser to raise funds for the La Dee Flats Trails. They were able to raise $2200.00.
Washington Land Matters Ryan Wells –There is no new information on the Yacolt Burn Trails. Reiter Foothills has test dates for the new trail. They are wanting feedback. The testing dates are December 2, 2012, January 12th and 20th, February 9th and 17, 2013. Ryan Wells and Crystal Crowder attended the Washington State Trails Conference in Vancouver, Washington. The attendance was good and they were well received by all that attended.
Club Power/We Did It/Quill Power Don and Carol Jensen –There is no new information.
IAD Don and Carol Jensen– Gifford Pincho has a road analysis comments are due by December 31, 2012. http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_...rdb5389164.pdf
Ways and Means Kristen Smith– Absent.
Flat Broke and 4 Wheelin’ had their poker run and had excellent attendance this year. Thank you to everyone that came out.
Kristen Smith has mailed all membership packets to the clubs. Rick Smith advised that there was a misprint in the Tri-Power and Kristen’s phone number is 503-310-0853 if you have any questions regarding membership.
ODF is having their planning meeting December 5, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at the Forest Grove District Office. If you are planning to hold an event in the Tillamook forest this is the meeting you need to attend to reserve your date. Please note that if you are needing insurance for an event the information has to be turned into Carol Jensen by Winter Convention. Due to the Oregon Department of Forestry requires that they are added onto the policy. This will be an additional $50 to add the ODF to your event policy.
Open Nominations for Director: Kyle accepted nomination
Open Nominations for Vice Director: Tom Fischer accepted nomination
Open Nominations for Secretary: Margaret Schiedler accepted nomination
Open Nominations for Treasurer: Rick Levine accepted nomination.
Oregon Land Matters: Jon Halleux accepted nomination
Washington Land Matters: Ryan Wells accepted nomination
Region Director closed the nomination until January meeting.
GOOD OF THE ORDER
No Region 3 meeting in December
December 1 PNW4WDA Board meeting in Longview, WA
Winter Convention February 8, 9 & 10, 2013 in Bothell, WA
Bri & Bub Off-Road Christmas Party and Raffle to be held at Papa’s Pizza Parlor on December 3, 2012 7 p.m. a fundraiser benefiting Candle Lighters for Children with Cancer.
Double Black Diamond is holding Toys for Tots at the Tanasbourne Petco December 9, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Double Black Diamond is holding a Hangover Poker Run January 1, 2013, go to their website for more information http://www.doubleblackdiamondoffroad.com
The meeting is adjourned at 8:20 pm.
Region 3 Secretary