Happy New Year to all 427 Woodtick Wheelers and their families!
Here are a few updates from the club board.
Save The Date! Chili Feed & Benefit For Dick Nytes - January 23rd
Lewie and the Loopers (sounds like a band name!), who are also club members, are holding a Chili Feed & Benefit for Dick and Karen Nytes, to help offset expenses for their many trips to Rochester, where Dick has been undergoing treatment for brain cancer at Mayo Clinic.
It’s Saturday, January 23rd, from 4 to 7 pm at the American Legion Post 202 in Hackensack. Dick has been a Woodtick Wheeler from the very beginning, is on the board, and has probably done more work behind the scenes than anyone, setting up tables and chairs for meetings, moving club gear boxes, towing the trailer, being the “sweeper” on club rides, repairing our ATVs, riding in parades, volunteering at all our club events, and on and on. When anyone on the Loop needs a tool, hardware, something built, repaired or hauled, a cabin watched, a dock pulled, or a driveway plowed, Dick is always there with his RZR, ATV or Bobcat, ready to help, always with a smile. Tell your friends, come hungry, and bring your checkbook, as there will also be a silent auction at the chili feed, including ATV helmets and riding gear. See you there!
Volunteer Trail Ambassador Training Class -- If you are currently an ATV Youth Safety Class Instructor and would like to join our team of Volunteer Trail Ambassadors, there is a class scheduled for March 19, 2016, 9:30am, in Grand Rapids at the MN Interagency Fire Center (MIFC), 402 SE 11th St. Pre-registration is required. Individuals registering for this training must be a Certified MN DNR Volunteer ATV Instructor. For more information, contact RTO Shelly Patten, by registering by email email@example.com or at 218-244-8051. To see the list of classes scheduled to become an ATV Safety Training Instructor or a Trail Ambassador, go to this page of the DNR web site: http://dnr.state.mn.us/safety/instructors/training.html
January 30th Next Training Date For ATV S&R Team The next training date for the ATV Team of the Cass County Search & Rescue will be January 30th at the Deep Portage Learning Center. We will be going over GPS training and a few other items. Members will not need their ATVs. Training will be from 9:00 a.m. until around 1:00 p.m. Thanks everyone! for your patience and for being part of this great community effort.
Where would you like to ride? The club board will soon be planning our meetings, events and club rides for the coming year. They are always fun and everyone is welcome. We ride all the local trail systems, including Round River (Akeley), Spider Lake (Pine River), Moose River (Outing), Soo Line, Hill City, and the new Emily/Outing Trail. Last fall a group of 18 members rode the Moose Walk/Moose Run Trails on the North Shore. Send us any and all ideas you have for our club meetings, events and rides you’d like to see this year. Thanks!
Update On Scott Meyers
Scott Meyers received medical care and therapy in the Twin Cities following a stroke, continued his rehab in Grand Rapids and is now back home in Remer. Scott and Theresa are very active club members, TAs and ATV Safety Class Instructors. Theresa reports that once she learns how to drive Scott’s truck and pull their big trailer, they hope to be riding with the club this year in their side-by-side. Scott is an incredibly positive person -- Go Scott!
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Our New Year’s Resolutions: Even more rides and more fun in 2016!
Your Woodtick Wheelers Board: Dave Halsey, President firstname.lastname@example.org,
612-723-1987; Andy Becker, Vice President, email@example.com; Mike Ebinger,
Treasurer, Membership firstname.lastname@example.org 218-507-0153 Sherry Gayken,
Secretary; Trista Becker, Dick Buche, Sue Buche, Dick Nytes
Woodtick Wheelers ATV Club
P.O. Box 83
Hackensack, MN 56452