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March 2010 Meeting Minutes
Region 2 Meeting
March 17th, 2010
4-Wheel Parts, Tacoma, WA
Call to order at 7:30 pm by Region 2 Director Edward Campbell, followed by the flag salute and a moment of silence for the sick and departed.
Roll call was taken via the sign-in sheet.
Secretary’s report – A motion was made by Kathy Greenwood and seconded by Derek Clark to accept the secretary’s report as printed in the Tri-Power. Motion Passed.
Treasurer’s report- Laura Jungmayer gave both a verbal and written report. A motion was made by Derrick Clark and seconded by Jeff Williams to accept the treasurer’s report as presented. Motion passed.
We Did it/Club Power- Kathy Greenwood asks that if you are hosting a work party to make sure that you are filling out the paper work to document the man hours and to make sure that the paper work is submitted to her.
Naches- Dave Bauman reported that the trail is currently closed. A work party is planned for May or June depending on the weather.
Evens Creek- Derrick Clark reported that there is some snow right now on the trail. The trail is technically closed for the season until April 15th. The next forest service meeting will be on April 13th at the DNR building in Enumclaw at 8:00pm. Weekends for hosting this summer are still available. A work party is scheduled for May 22nd and 23rd.
Elbe Hills- Joe Wittig reported that there will be a work party on April 24th and 25th. Hot chow will be provided on the trail. The grant season is once again upon us and our DNR land manager, Nancy, is applying for money to get an excavator for the trail system. In applying for a grant, there must be a match of 20% of the money that is being asked for from outside of the government. This 20% match of funds does not necessarily have to be in cash funds. Usually our man hours from work parties are enough for to make the 20% match. However, because we are asking for equipment the match cannot be in man hours. Instead, we are looking to make the match by providing a trailer for the excavator. A motion was make by Rob Stafford and seconded by Heith Moyer that Region 2 is tentatively committing to supplying the trailer should the grant be accepted and the excavator delivered. Motion Passed This tentative agreement was needed sot that Nancy could go forward in the grant application process.
Tahuya- Jeff Williams reported that logging has been started on unit 1 and 2 and should be completed by the first part of May. There is a work party on Saturday, March 19th to fix where people have been going off the trails and making their own paths. When you are out enjoying trails, please do not condone or encourage this type of behavior. Its reasons like these that we are fighting everyday to keep our trail systems open. With the other closures of local trail systems the use of Tahuya has gone up dramatically. On a non-event weekend not too long ago there were over 1,000 ORV users on the trails. There has been an issue with people stealing old growth trees in the area to sell as firewood. If you see anything suspitious, please call Deputy Ray Minish at 360-801-1080. The people who are stealing the wood are to be considered dangerous and you should not take the matter into your own hands. The Department of Fish and Wildlife will be conducting a study in the area, so do not be surprised if you see people out tranquilizing and tagging deer.
Land Matters- Jim Puttman is asking everyone who is able to attend the April 13th meeting at the Enumclaw DNR Building to support 4x4 activities in the Elbe area.
OHV Watch- no report
Letter writing- Angie Marek asks that if you have written any letters to please let her know who you wrote letters to and when you sent them. You can e-mail this info to Angie at email@example.com
Membership- nothing to report
Ways and Means- Tiffany Morris reported that she will has the small and large PNW4WDA stickers available for sale.
PR- Diana Stafford reported that she is now the PR director for the entire PNW4WDA! Congratulations! She was at the PR booth at the Spanaway Moonshiner’s Swapmeet. Diana is asking that if you have any event flyers that you would like distributed at an event, to please e-mail them to her.
Future 4-Wheelers- No report
Competition- Kevin Kehrberg reported that the Pistons Wild race is coming up. We are still looking at competition rules revisions and applications are still being taken for revisions.
Truck Fest – April 10&11 – All types of rigs are needed for display to include tow rigs. Rigs must be dropped off Friday evening or Saturday morning and cannot be picked up until Sunday afternoon. If you would like to display your vehicle, please contact Erik at 253-476-1600.
March Board Meeting – There will now be late fees assessed to clubs who do not get their dues in by the 2nd of February to the PNW4WDA. Also, if your dues are late your club will be considered inactive and will have to represent to the Region in order to rejoin the PNW4WDA. If your club is sponsoring an event, it can apply for a grant from the local tourism board for money for advertising or promotion. The PNW4WDA insurance is for member clubs who are hosting events ONLY. Cle Elum Ranger District is hosting a Ride with the Ranger program from May- September. Merrick Graves is the ranger, so if you would like to ride along with him for a day let him know.
Region 2 Event – Heath Moyer has volunteered to head up an effort for Region 2 to host an event this year or next. He is open to ideas for events, and is also looking for other volunteers who would like to help him with the planning.
-Please e-mail Ed if you need anything posted on the PNW web-site (firstname.lastname@example.org Or email@example.com)
- If you would like your event posted to the WOHVA web-site please e-mail the details to Megan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- There is now a giveaway on the PNW Website. Go into the campfire forum to sign up.
-June 12th will be the Quadrapaws Fun Run at Tahuya State Forest.
- Trail Jamboree is sold out. There is still room on the waiting list.
- All PNW4WDA By-Law proposals must be submitted in writing via snail-mail to Sandy Nettnin no later than June 14th.
There being no more business for the good of the order the meeting was adjourned at 8:21 pm. The next meeting will be April 15th at Four Wheel Parts in Tacoma.
Megan E. Cieplik
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