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April 2010 Minutes
Region 2 Meeting
April 15th, 2010
4-Wheel Parts, Tacoma, WA
This regular meeting of the Region 2 of the Pacific Northwest 4-Wheel Drive Association was called to order at 7:35 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 verbally and via the sign-in sheet. Our Guests were the Dusty Duzen Jeep Club.
Secretary’s report – A motion was made by Derrick Clark and seconded by Jim Smith to accept the secretary’s report as printed with a correction to Jim Putman’s Land Matters report that he wanted us to attend the meeting about Evens Creek area not the Elbe area. Motion Passed.
Treasurer’s report- Laura Jungmayer gave both a verbal and written report. A motion was made by Derrick Clark and seconded by Jim Smith to accept the treasurer’s report as presented. Motion passed.
We Did it/Club Power- No report
Naches- Jim Putman reported for Dave Bauman that there will be a work party possibly as early as May if the snow allows. All the materials for the repairs are already purchased.
Evens Creek- Derrick Clark reported that the new trail closure schedule was announced at the April 13th Forest Service meeting. The schedule will be as follows: December 15th through March 31st the trail will be CLOSED for wildlife preservation. April 1st though June 30th the trail system may have individual trail closures as needed. July 1st through September 30th the trail system will be OPEN. October 1st through December 14th the trail system may have individual trail closures as needed. The question was raised as to what we can be doing now as a group to try to reverse this decision. Jim Putman is in work now looking at the wildlife aspect of the decision and how much our sport impacts this habitat. It was also suggested that even more involvement on our part in items like hosting on weekends would go a long way. If you are interested in learning more about the hosting program or what is involved, contact Derrick. Mark your calendars for the work party on may 22nd and 23rd.
Elbe Hills- Joe Wittig reported that there is a work party on April 24th and 25th. The logging on the Busy Bee tree has been postponed for another year.
Tahuya- No Report
Land Matters- Jim Puttman reported that Forest Service road 9712-113 is now closed to motor vehicle traffic. The new trail concept map was released. It was less than desirable, but at least we are seeing progress on the plan for the re-opening. There are work parties at the old trail system repairing damage and replanting trees twice a month. So far the participation from the 4-wheel drive community has been outstanding so far! Keep up the great work!
OHV Watch- Angie Marek reported that WHOVA lost the lawsuit for the NOVA funding. In the decision was room for an appeal. So we are now in the appeals process. The question was posed as to where our gas tax money and ORV tab money was going now. The answer to that is not so clear right now.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership- nothing to report
Ways and Means- Nothing to report
PR- Diana Stafford reported that she was at Truck Fest on April 10th and 11th. We were able to use the new PR TV, and she was able to give away lots of literature. There is a jeep show-n-shine in Issiquah soon, we are going to try to attend.
Future 4-Wheelers- No report
Competition- Rob Stafford reported that race season is coming up really quickly! The season will kick off on May 1st with the Tacoma Webfooters. A race is in works for Memorial Day weekend at the new Cadillac Ranch outside of Rainier, WA, there will be a race hosted by a group of Individual PNW4WDA members the first weekend in june, and on May 8th there will be a barrel race hosted at Cadillac Ranch. The first race hosted by Cadillac Ranch was held on April 10th and 11th, our own member, Rusty Burnham of the Rainier Ruffians, took 2nd place in the Tough Truck competition. A fun time was had by all who attended.
Truck Fest – April 10&11 – A big thank you from 4-Wheel Parts to all of you who brought out your rigs for display this year! Next year they are asking for even more! Mark your calendars now. Rob Stafford also would like to thank everyone who came out, but he was disappointed to see the lack of PNW4WDA stickers or club stickers on the rigs. This is a big PR event that draws lots of visibility to us and what we do. It was noted that some people have “Show Rigs” and do not want stickers on the paint job. Jim Putman, and the Spanaway Moonshiners donated $100 each to make magnetic PNW4WDA stickers and Region 2 magnetic stickers for PR purposes at shows like this. A motion was made by Don Williams and seconded by Derrick Clark for Region 2 to donate $100 for magnetic stickers. Motion Passed.
Region 2 Event – No report
No New Business
-Please e-mail Ed if you need anything posted on the PNW web-site (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.
- 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 9:05 pm. The next meeting will be May 20th at Four Wheel Parts in Tacoma.
Megan E. Cieplik