Black Friday Update 2013

NOVEMBER 29, 2013 - “BLACK FRIDAY” UPDATE
 
The ATV trails may be closed, but the Woodticks aren’t hibernating. 
We are working through the winter on some new projects. Here’s a short club update:  
 
New Map Project For The Chip!
On November 26, a meeting was held at the Walker District Ranger office with recreation planners and land managers from the Chippewa National Forest, MN DNR, Cass and Itasca Counties, and representatives of the four state motorized associations -- ATVAM, MNUSA (snowmobiles), ARMCA (dirt bikes) and MN4WD (trucks). It was  organized by Ron Potter (recently retired from the DNR) and Dave Halsey. The main action item that came from the meeting was forming a work group to create a user-friendly “Motorized Travel Map” for the entire Chippewa National Forest, similar to one created in Montana between two state associations and the Lewis & Clark National Forest. It’s widely known that the Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM) created by the 150 National Forests, even though they are free, are worthless to riders. To see the type of map we’re going to create, click this link:  http://www.nohvcc.org/Materials/Newsletter/News09-2013
 
$5,000 Grant From Polaris!
The Polaris TRAILS program has awarded our club a $5,000 grant to purchase a Polaris youth ATV and riding gear. It will be a great addition to our ATV Safety Education Trailer, helping us talk to kids and their parents about ATV safety and responsible riding. According to SVIA, 93% of youth fatalities on ATVs in the U.S. involve kids riding adult-size ATVs. That figure alone is reason enough for our club to keep promoting ATV safety across northern Minnesota. If you’d like to join our team of ATV youth instructors and DNR volunteer Trail Ambassadors, let us know and we’ll arrange a class for our area. 
 
More Color Books Coming!
We distributed the last of our 2,000 Adventure Trail activity books and crayons this week, to the Chippewa National Forest for the brochure racks in their brand new building in Walker, and to the Boys & Girls Club at the Walker Area Community Center. It’s a very busy place during after school hours, and Naoma, their director, was very appreciative.  We used a couple hundred dollars from the DNR grant earned by our Trail Ambassadors to get 2500 more booklets to distribute next year!
 
New Club Computer & Projector!
We used some of our Trail Ambassador grant money to go high tech, buying the club a laptop computer, projector and screen to use for our safety training classes, club presentations, membership tracking and bookkeeping. Thanks to all our TAs for monitoring the trails and helping us buy this equipment. And thanks to treasurer Mike Ebinger for doing the shopping.
 
Planning Club Rides For 2014!
The club is 5 years old next summer. We’ve heard that members want more club rides and at new locations, so we’ll try to do that this year. If you have ideas for our rides and meetings, please let us know.  
 
And finally -- it’s Black Friday so here’s a reminder on club gear available for sale, shipped directly to your door!
 
Just email your order (color, size, short or long sleeve, with mailing address) to Dave at dvhalsey@aol.com or call 612-723-1987. We’ll mail it and add postage (about $5) and email you the final amount due by check. 
Short-sleeve Youth T-shirts $15:  Ash Grey (Youth Large)
Adult short-sleeve Adult T-shirts $15: 
Military Green (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)
Ash Grey (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)
Gold (2XL only)
Adult long-sleeve shirts $20: 
Military Green (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)
Sport Grey with pocket (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)
Caps & Visors $20:
Quality Ping Visor: Black with club name embroidered
Cap:  Tan or Mossy Oak Breakup Camo with embroidered logo
 
 
Happy Holidays From The Woodtick Wheelers Board!
Dave Halsey, President  dvhalsey@aol.com  612-723-1987
John Dickerman, Vice President   johnandjoycedickerman@gmail.com  507-317-7711
Mike Ebinger, Treasurer, Membership   mebin@arvig.net  218-675-6239
Sue Buche, Secretary  
Julie Andrews, Dick Buche, Karen Nytes, Dick Nytes, Lloyd Solarz

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Woodtick Wheelers ATV/OHM Club

P.O. Box 83

Hackensack, MN  56452

 

Our club's ATV Safety Education Trailer was purchased with a $10,000 grant from the Polaris TRAILS program. Over 2,000 people have visited it at community events, where we passed out over 3,000 ATV maps, reg books and safety handouts. Thanks Polaris!
Our club's ATV Safety Education Trailer was purchased with a $10,000 grant from the Polaris TRAILS program. Over 2,000 people have visited it at community events, where we passed out over 3,000 ATV maps, reg books and safety handouts. Thanks Polaris!
Every new member gets free club logo stickers for their ATVs and off-highway motorcycles.  Extra logos: $1  Also available in an embroidered patch to sew on your favorite gear. $3 each.
Every new member gets free club logo stickers for their ATVs and off-highway motorcycles. Extra logos: $1 Also available in an embroidered patch to sew on your favorite gear. $3 each.