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April 2012 Meeting Minutes
Region 3 Minutes
17 April 2012
Region 3 Director Kyle Wiebold brought the meeting to order at 7:44 pm, followed by the flag salute and a moment of silence.
Fourteen 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; Sand Fleas; Those Guys off Road; Trask Mountain; Trail Runners; Vancouver 4 Wheelers.
HOSTING CLUB: Those Guys off Road, They have been a club for 3 years now. April is there “Birthday Month”. They are also adopting Hoggs Back Trail in the Tillamook State Forest.
Jeff Bowman made the motion that the minutes be approved as printed in the Tri-Power and posted on the Forum. This was seconded by Rick Smith. There was a vote and approved.
Region Director Kyle Wiebold – ODF (Oregon Department of Forestry) the Public Comment period is open on draft annual operations plans to guide management of the state-owned forest, during a 45-day comment period that will begin on April 9. The draft plans coming upon for review are for state forestlands in the Astoria, Tillamook, and Forest Grove, Western Lane, Coos, Southwest Oregon and Klamath-Lake districts. The annual operations plans identify and describe specific projects pertinent to the economic, environmental and social aspects of managing state lands, such as timber sales, road maintenance, stream enhancement and trail building. Hard copies of the draft annual operations plans are available for review at each of the above listed ODF offices and ODF headquarters in Salem. They are also posted on the ODF website (http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/STATE_FORE...OP_Draft.shtml) The comments and questions on the plans may be sent to ODF in any of the following ways: they the web link email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, Fax to 503-9457212, ATTN: Rod Nichols, Postal mail to: Rod Nichols/Publix Affairs, Oregon Dept. of Forestry, 2600 St. Salem, Or 97310. The public comment period runs through May 21, 2012. Shore Patrol is moving along. Looking for a new camping place and a new place to start from. The event on May 5 at Cowlitz County Fairgrounds is on track. Piston’s Wild and Vancouver 4 Wheeler are going to be doing security. Entry fee is $10.00 per person, and kids are free. Radio Advertising has started. 5 spot per day. Flyers were also posed all over Longview and Kelso.
Vice Director Tom Fisher – No Report
Secretary Margaret Schiedler– The minutes are posted on the forum.
Treasurer Rick Levine – Detailed report given
Public Relations James August – No Report.
Competition Marty Tilford – Went over the May 5 Event, also the comp book is done. July 7-8 Free Wheeler and the Region 3 Runoffs at Ethel.
Oregon Land Matters Jeff Bowman – Browns Camp is open; some of the higher stuff is still closed due to high snow. SOLVE is Saturday the 20th of April 2012. The work party has been rescheduled, date to be determined. Flat Broke is helping with the re-route on Eagle Hill Trail in the Trask Mountain. This re-route will add about ¼ mile of trail. They hope to do this on May 19 & 20, 2012. Trask Mountain to bring in the excavator. They can’t get into the stream until July.
Washington Land Matters Kira Dominiak – the Discover Pass is now transferable between vehicles. Yacolt Burn is on hold, waiting on the snow to melt. DNR is waiting on Clark Count for permits.
Club Power/We Did It/Quill Power – There have been no projects turned in. Carol is really wants people to turn in these forms.
IAD Don and Carol Jensen– California OHV organizations have hired a high power lobby group to lobby on the Johnson Valley issue. The recreation Trails program (RTP) is still unsettled--encourage letters to your Senators supporting RTP
Ways and Means Kristen Smith– Nothing to report at this time. I am still waiting on the completion of the Tee shirt order for the Region. They will be done for the next meeting.
No Old Business
Crystal Crowder and family went to Moab, Red Rock 4 Wheel Parts Run, Quadatec BBQ, BFE Crawl Mag Appreciation day. Crawl Magazine Started Funds to help clubs build trails. There was a great raffle.
GOOD OF THE ORDER
Sand Flea Rally April 28, 2012 at SandLake
Barrel Racing Extravaganza May 5, 2012 at Cowlitz Fairground
Our Gang OffRoad Season Opener June 2, 2012
Independent Play Day June 8 and 9, 2012 at the Ethel property
4 at a Time and Freewheelers July 7 and 8, 2012 at the Ethel property
Jolly Jeepers Back to Basics July 21, 2012
Out Door 4x4 July 21 and 22, 2012 at the Ethel property
Summer Convention August 10, 11, 12, 2012 at Camas Valley
Overboard Labor Day Race September 1- 3, 2012 at the Ethel property
Piston’s Wild Cruise In September 22, 2012 at Woody’s 4x4
Piston’s Wild Pick Up The Burn September 29, 2012 at Yacolt Burn
Seeing no further business the meeting was adjourned at 8:20pm.
Region 3 Secretary