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January 2013 Newsletter

Winter Trip   February 13 & 14th
**Reservation Deadline January 5, 2012**
Again this year’s club ride will be to the Tomahawk area where we will be staying at the Rodeway Inn & Suites.  This is the same venue as last year’s trip, which was cancelled due to the lack of snow.  The hotel is conveniently located on a snowmobile trail.  As with previous trips the club has also made it possible for the rooms to be available earlier in the week for those wishing to have extra days of riding.
There will be a sign up sheet at the membership meetings, or contact JP at 715-635-4900.
Jack Frost Antique Snowmobile Show & Ride
January 12th Volunteers are needed for the Jack Frost Antique Snowmobile Show.   If you have a little time this day contact. Dave Johnson @ 715-259-7854.
Trail Maintenance
At times you may come across a missing sign or a broken post.  This is a safety concern that needs to be fixed! Please stop and make every effort to resolve the problem so no one gets injured.  Contact the club as soon as possible advising what repair was completed.  If you cannot make the repair, contact the club so it can be completed. We want our trails to be safe.
Joe Fitzgerald @ 715-520-0164.
Harmon Lake Trail
The new Harmon Lake Trail is ready.  Take time to ride this new trail and see what can happen when people work together. This is not only a beautiful trail, but serves a very important connecting trail in Washburn County.  Thank you and congratulations to all involved.
Black Bear Casino Ride
Don Posch – Black Bear Casino Ride. Rooms Rates (up to 4 people) are $65. Book your room now as they are expected to fill early.   
Call Black Bear Casino @ 1-888-771-0777
Cancellations can be made up to 4pm December 26th. Don Posch @320-251-7224

2012 November Newsletter

Groomer Operator Training – November 28th @ 6:00PM

Volunteer groomer operator training is scheduled, even if you have groomed in the past you are being asked to attend this meeting.  Topics such as maintenance, trail assignment, and changes from the past will be discussed.  Scheduling will be two weeks to a month at a time.   Attend this meeting only if you can commit to the grooming program.  The meeting should last about 1 ½ hours,   pizza and beverages will be provided.

New Trail – Signing Help Needed – November 3rd – 9:00am @ Shed

With the completion of the New Harmon Lake Trail, 7 – 10 volunteers are needed for one day to post and properly sign the trail.  About 75 posts and signs need to be put up with power augers and power drills.  After a short meeting, teams will be given tools with specific assignments to make sure this work is done efficiently assuring the trail is properly marked. RSVP with Joe Fitzgerald @ 715-520-0164.

Christmas Party – Heartwood Center – December 6th

N10884 Hoinville Road  Trego, WI 54888 Social – 5:30pm / Meal – 6:30pm – prizes after.  A special room rate is $79.00 for those wishing to spend the night. 800-577-4848

Winter Trip – February 13 & 14th

Again this year’s club ride will be to the Tomahawk area where we will be staying at the Rodeway Inn & Suites.  This is the same venue as last year’s trip which was cancelled due to the lack of snow.  The hotel is conveniently located on a snowmobile trail.  As with previous trips the club has also made it possible for the rooms to be available earlier in the week for those wishing to have extra days of riding. There will be a sign up sheet at the membership meeting, or contact JP at 715-635-4900. There are club projects and volunteer hours available if you still need hours for a room!

Black Bear Casino Ride – December 26th & 27th

Don Posch is hosting the Black Bear Casino Ride.  A block of 20 rooms has been set aside for this two day ride from Spooner to Carlton, MN.

Questions or to RSVP: Contact Don Posch @320-251-7224.

Another New Reroute at Whalen Creek on 39 north of Trego

Poor Harry can’t stand up straight. Darrel, Gerrit and Phil are in better shape 🙂

Back breaking work. Trails don’t just happen!

 

Josh, Jeremy, and Mark relax for a noon break…..

Harry and Gerrit trying to keep up with Josh, the chain saw monster !

Fall work continues…

Joe Fitzgerald heads out for a long day of grading the ATV trails.

The spectacular view crossing the Namekagon in the tractor.

 

3rd Annual Shriners Fundraiser Ride

Taking a break for lunch at Stoney Brook Shelter.

A Huge Thank You to everyone helping to raise funds for the Shriners Hospital!

Gerritt leading the way on the trail

Brigitte and April are ready for the ride!

Brigitte and April coming down the trail.

Day 3 of Clearing Trees…

Ron Rosencrans…Phil Soltis…Greg Lietza  taking a short break after at least five hours of cutting and clearing brush on the new section of trail on Van Etten’s property.

New Trail Started from Beaver Brook to Harmon Lake Loop

 

Trees and Brush  everywhere………now to make a new TRAIL!!

September 2012 Newsletter

Landowners Picnic

Again, thank you to the landowners for their generosity of opening their land for our trails. To meet and exchange ideas and have suggestions is priceless.

Also, thank you to The Prime and Pair O’ Lakes for all they do getting the food ready to make this picnic a success.

Members, please make sure that you patronize these merchants and let them know you appreciate their support of our club.

Membership Renewal Notices

Memberships are up for renewal each fall. Your mailing label shows the year your membership expires. Once a membership expires a letter will be sent to you advising of your status. A membership not renewed means missed magazines, life insurance & newsletters.

Groomer Training

Each year members of the club are asked to do a variety of duties for the good of the club, and to promote our sport. Again this fall there will be a short meeting set to train club members willing to volunteer their time to groom the trails. Only club members are allowed to ride in or work with club equipment. Because of the insurance liability. Watch for future training dates if you wish to volunteer as a groomer operator.

UTV / ATV News

UTV use is permitted on Washburn County ATV Trails. Washburn County has designated all official trails as open to UTV use. UTV’s are defined as follows: Net weight less than 2000 lbs, four or more low pressure tires, cargo box, steering wheel, tail light, brake light, two headlights, maximum width of 65 inches, non-straddled seat for at least two people, seat belts, roll bar.

Go carts, golf carts and mini pickups are NOT allowed as UTV’s.

The Last Word

As members of this club we need to support our map advertisers whenever possible. Let them know you appreciate their support of our club!

New maps with advertiser changes will be out this fall.

 

July 2012 Newsletter

Happy 4th of July

Due to the holiday the July meetings will be one week later than normal.

***General Meeting July 11th***

Glider’s Bar and Grill – 29770 Long Lake Rd, Webb Lake

***Board Meeting July 16th ***

The board Meeting will be hosted by: Joan and Jim Dienstl, W9070 Chipmunk Lane (Casey Township). Bring a dish to pass! Meat and Beverage provided.

August 1st – Regular Meeting

August meeting will be at the groomer shed. You are asked to bring a dish to pass and lawn chair to sit on. Meat and Beverage provided.

ATV / UTV News

UTV use permitted on Washburn County ATV Trails Washburn County has designated all official trails as open to UTV use.   UTV’s are defined as follows:  Net weight less than 2000 lbs, four or more low pressure tires, cargo box, steering wheel, tail light, brake light, two headlights, maximum width of 65 inches, non-straddled seat for at least two people, seat belts, roll bar. Go carts, golf carts and mini pickups are NOT allowed as UTV’s.

5 Day Non Resident Trail Pass

The Five Day Non-Resident ATV / UTV Trail Pass similar to the Snowmobile Program does not start until 2013, not this year as earlier reported. 

Landowners Picnic – August 19th

Landowners are the most important part of this club.  Without the cooperation of the landowners most of our trails would be closed. Please help us recognize the Landowners at this annual picnic. 

The Last Word

As members of this club we need to support our map advertisers whenever possible.  Let them know you appreciate their support of our club!

June 2012

Congratulations to the following volunteers who were elected at the 2012 Annual Meeting.

President – Jim Dienstl            

Vice President – Dave Johnson

Secretary – Rob Adler

Treasurer – John Patrick

Director – Floyd Engelking

Director – Greg Leitza

Director Joe Fitzgerald

AWSC Director – Craig Hanson

AWSC Representative – Jim Dohm

Overnight ATV Trip – June 12 & 13

This two day & one night trip will leave the Trego Park & Ride lot at 9:00am and ride to Barnes.  Rooms at the Trading Post are $89.  Make your own room reservations by calling 715-795-2320.

Contact

Gerrit VanPykeren @ 715-635-4188

Time slips

If you have a time slip to be turned in, do it now.

ATV / UTV News

License Plates

On April 2nd, 2012 Governor Scott Walker signed the UTV program & ATV enhancement (SB354) bill into Wisconsin Law. Part of this bill changes how ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle) & UTV (Utility Terrain Vehicles) are registered for public trail riding in Wisconsin. A big change is the requirement for a rear license plate – you must mount on your recreational vehicle; a rear license plate the DNR will not be providing. You, as the owner, will need to furnish this rear license plate while following some very specific rules on its construction. You can visit watva.org and link on the License Plate link for a video showing the requirements. The plate and number will stay with the machine if it is sold.

5 Day Non Resident Trail Pass

New this year is the Five Day Non-Resident ATV / UTV Trail Pass which is similar to the Snowmobile Program.

Magazines

AWSC Magazine is published from Sept – Mar. (7 issues)

WATVA Magazine is published quarterly. (4 issues)

If you have not been receiving your magazines check with WATVA or AWSC.