DUN-GOOD RIDERS INC
President Pat Mullarky called the March 19, 2013 meeting to order at 7:10 PM. Seventeen people attended the meeting held at the Green Shack. The agenda was approved. The secretary’s report was read. Orv Langohr asked to have the day changed from Sunday to Monday morning in regards to trail conditions. The corrected minutes were accepted on a motion by Orv, second by Mike Dashner and carried. The Treasurer’s report was read and accepted.Kevin Rocque reported on the final results from the Brat Fry, a very successful fundraiser for the club. Thanks to Kevin and his helpers! Trial conditions and grooming were discussed. Lots of logging projects are going on, some of the logging equipment got stuck along Shrine Road, had to be pulled out, did damage in that area. Pat’s groomed the trail on Tower Road so the snow banks can be pulled back onto the riding area, but won’t interfere with cars. Should hold up well when it warms up. The tractor tire was repaired and is back on the unit. The AWSC convention is approaching and Pat asked the members how the club should cast their two votes for president. Orv Langohr recommended we vote to re-elect Doug Johnson because CAP/STEP is so close to being passed and this would be a poor time to change officers. Motion made by Melissa Jacobs, second by Orv and carried to tell Jeff Schwaller (our voting rep) to cast Dun-Good’s 2 votes for Doug Jonhson. Pat shared information about the “Free Wheel’en Week End” scheduled for June 1st & 2nd. This proposal was written into the UTV bill. WATVA is coordinating the events for all over the state. Dun-Good will participate; have free food and beverages at the building. Pat is asking dealers to have units on display for test drives. Short guided tours will be offered. Many visitors will be from out of state, but won’t need to be registered for the week end. Business places will be asked to offer lodging and dinning specials. We’ll ask members to help out.. Dun-Good will use this to promote all our area trails have to offer. A Trail Patrol training session at the Dun-Good building is tentatively set for May 4th. We will send out info to area clubs and see how many people are interested in participating; more info on this to follow. Snowmobilers interested in this class should see Pat for more information. Dave Schultz gave the County Snowmobile Alliance report. The Alliance supports the local clubs in keeping trial access open into the Village of Crivitz. It will be up to the village and the businesses if they want the snowmobile business. Trucks joy riding and tearing up the trails is a major problem for most clubs. Half of Dun-Good’s well grant was funded; we will have to cover the remaining costs ourselves. DNR wants clubs to replace faded worn signs, especially stop signs. DNR sees a safety concern with a trail section along CTY C and that might be shut down. The local DNR wardens asked clubs to consider making a donation to the Marinette County Safety Instructors Banquet. Motion made by Nancy Klatt that Dun-Good donate $100 to banquet. After review & discussion, Nancy amended her motion to read Dun-Good would donate $150, second by Mike Dashner and carried. The Poker Run was discussed. Jerry & Diane Gudowicz will chair it, Sue Kuehn, Nancy Klatt & Mike Dashner volunteered to be on the committee, they’ll also check with the Neumann’s. A cover letter will be sent to last year’s sponsors before we approach then again this year. Reusing and improving the books was discussed, as were suggested changes to the poker run itself. Need to work on this soon, lots to do and time is short. Also discussed were raffle prizes for the Smooth Trail Raffle Fund. It was agreed to have a 400/500 cc side by side for 1st prize and a 2-place aluminum snowmobile trailer for 2nd. Members will contact business places to get bids on a package deal. Sue will contact the Casino for a casino package deal. Pat & Dave will look into options for the other prizes. The S x S is very popular and we could have sold more tickets last year, especially at the Open House. Following discussion, Melissa made the motion to increase the number of tickets printed from 1500 to 1800, (sold at $10 each), second by Nancy and carried. Guests were present at the meeting to explain their proposal for an additional trail section that would basically run from the Shrine to Hwy 8 in Goodman. They offered the use of their land and would help the club with any other landowners involved. This would be winter use only, no summer atv and very unlikely to get funding. They will meet with Kevin to see the proposed trail what all would be involved. The club thanked them for their offer and suggestion. Club hats are almost sold out. Dave had good pricing for new ones. After discussion, Melissa made the motion, second by Orv and carried to purchase 4 dozen each of the camo and flame styled hats. Trails have been kept in great condition this winter. Orv complemented the club volunteers on the great job they’ve done and we all agreed! The club sold the AWSC raffle tickets and will get a rebate for ½ the amount sold. A letter received from Blue Ribbon requesting an additional donation did not receive support. Orv made the motion, second by Mike and carried to renew the club’s dues for LSRA. We receive lots of emails about the trails and questions about the area. Mot people are very happy with the trail conditions. One email expressing concern about signage, especially missing stop signs, was given to Kevin to look into. Riders are looking for informational signs and missing stop signs are a safety issue. The April 16th meeting will be at Lake Hilbert Campground at 7 PM. Motion to adjourn made by Melissa, second by Jerry and carried. Patti Mullarky, Secretary
DUN-GOOD RIDERS INCPresident Pat Mullarky called the February 19, 2013 club meeting to order at 7:00pm. Thirteen members attended the meeting held at 8-HI. The agenda was approved with the addition of "club clothing" under old business. The January minutes were accepted, the December & January treasurer's reports were approved. There were no officers' reports at this time. Trail Report: Trails are excellent! Lots of happy riders. Trails get beat up but groomers fix that. Pat said the trail along Hwy 8 has been groomed regularly this season because there is enough snow in the ditch to work with. Orv & Dee questioned why the trail from Iron Snow Shoe trails north was in such bad shape on a Sunday morning. This followed a very busy week end on the trails; Dun-Good does not groom weekends nor do they have a volunteer to groom on Saturday nights. The new slide show of trail pictures is a great addition to the web site. Pat discussed the groomer show several members attended. The club purchased a hitch for the new tractor. We always look for older/used drags to be used for dirt grooming. Polaris Industries is undertaking a big trail map project, mainly for use with the smart phones. Dun-Good was asked to have input into this and Pat explained how he is helping with the accuracy of trails. Polaris wants this set up to promote club membership and to offer an advertising opportunity for local business places. Dave Schultz said the club is losing money in possible clothing sales due to lack of items and sizes. After discussion it was agreed to have Dave put in a short order with the regular supplier for some items with the old design, but perhaps some new colors. Kevin gave the breakdown on the income & expenses for the brat fry at 8-HI. It was very successful and thanks to Kevin and his helpers for their work and to everyone who stopped in to support the Dun-Good trails! WATVA is working on the details for the "free weekend" over June 1st & 2nd. It coincides with the free week end for fishing and visiting the parks. Pat explained how he'd like the club to be involved in this and to ask business places and the county to also participate and promote it. Dave's County Alliance report covered the on-going problems with landowners and safe snowmobile access into the Village of Crivitz. Clubs are still waiting for answers concerning projects submitted as well as wetland issues on the Iron Snow Shoe trail. Erik Aleson, the County trail coordinator is leaving Marinette County for another job and hopefully his replacement will take care of issues in a more timely manner. The AWSC continues to work on the registration proposal(CAP/STEP), although approval appears unlikely. The club has 2 votes at the upcoming election for AWSC officers. Jeff Schwaller who is the County Rep and a club member, will be our voting rep. There are 2 people running for President, the other officers are unopposed. Pat asked members to read the AWSC magazine or visit the web site to get info on the 2 people. At our March club meeting, he will ask the club to determine who Jeff should vote for. AWSC Raffle tickets must be turned in at the convention so we need ours back to Jeff before then. See Patti if interested in registering to attend the convention. A motion was made and carried to donate $50 to the Marinette County Crime Stoppers. Motion made and carried to purchase the same number of LSRA raffle tickets as we have in past years. Dave will put the remaining tickets out at the bar. Replacing trail informational signs was discussed with agreement that many need to be replaced and updated with the correct mileage, more information etc. Some intersection numbers need to be checked because they don't match the map. Pat said it's a spring project. Ed Fry inquired about the notice that Dun-Good was going to sponsor a Trail Patrol training session on May 4th. Pat said he talked to WATVA about it, but it's not finalized yet. WATVA has 2-levels of trail patrollers now and more people may be interested in the auxiliary (easier) part of the program. Trail patrollers are covered by a state wide insurance program. Pat again mentioned he would like to see the 2 user groups combine on some of these things. Jim Schuh suggested a small group get together and pick out new types of clothing items and new colors. Dave advised that too many color selections would be hard to handle. Jim suggested we have the most popular items, long and short sleeved T's, hoodies and hats with new logo & colors. Some Problems have occurred with so many people on the trails this winter. We need more law enforcement, not to harass but to deal with the violators. The DNR & Sheriff's dept are dealing with cutbacks and are doing the best they can to help us. Motion to adjourn at 8:20 pm was made and carried. The March 20th meeting will be at the Green Shack in Armstrong Creek. Patti Mullarky, Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org or www.dungood.com)
DUN-GOOD RIDERS January, 2013
President Pat Mullarky called the January 15, 2013 meeting to order at 7:05 PM. Eighteen members attended the meeting that was held at North Country Inn. The agenda was approved, noting the date of the Free Weekend should read "June" not "July". The minutes were read and accepted. The treasure's reports for December and January were read and approved with Dave Schultz noting a change in insurance carriers has saved the club a lot of money.
Jerry Gudowicz discussed a new Fence-Armstrong Creek connection for ATV's (the snowmobile connection was ok). The Blue Ox club helped with this as did a contact from Forest County. Joe asked if the damaged flag at the building could be replaced, Pat said yes, in spring for sure if not before. We wished Joe Stoll a Happy Birthday!
Trail Report covered trail conditions: Lots of ice - poor for sleds, OK for atv's with caution. Have a good solid base for snow when it gets here. Lots of good reports on the trails. Summer grooming means there aren't the big ruts to fill in with snow. Brushing and other trail work was done to prep the trails for winter. New groomer drivers will be trained when there is some snow. We will have 8 drivers this year. Pat explained how the trails are divided into sections and will be double groomed twice a week. He said the newest tractor will be used mainly in the summer months for brushing etc.
Pat said the atv map is an ongoing project. The County Alliance snowmobile maps are out and the new printer did an excellent job on the map for 1/3 the cost of previous years. 24 members attended the Christmas dinner at Richard's. Everyone enjoyed the meal and thanked Richard's for the great food & service. Club clothing is also an ongoing project that will need follow up.
Dave Schultz gave a County Snowmobile Alliance report, discussing the trail closure between Wausaukee & Bear Point and how it was resolved. County clubs report trucks on the trails are doing a lot of damage, statewide there is a major problem with people riding off trail resulting in landowners closing trails. AWSC convention is coming up, see Patti to pre-register. There's a registration proposal coming from the Gov. Rec. Council that would put more money into the program; however, the AWSC continues to pursue the CAP/STEP proposal but that hasn't gone anywhere in years. Handouts showed the results of the vintage sled survey.
Kevin discussed the Brat Fry at 8-HI on Feb 2nd, saying they could use more help serving. Advertising posters were handed out. The vintage club will ride there from Dunbar, all are welcome to ride along. The groomer show will be in St Germain on Feb 6th & 7th. See Pat or Dave if wanting to go along.
Pat shared the info he had on the free atv week end (June 1st & 2nd) that will coincide with the free parks and fishing week end in Wisconsin. He'd like us to promote this as a club, promote our area because we have many miles of trails not just routes, invite area business places to offer specials and have dealers demo machines at the building. This is a good idea coming from WATVA and he stated it would be wonderful if the AWSC could work out something like this too. Dun-Good offered the use of the club building for a new WATVA Trail Ambassador Training. If interested in attending a training session, see Pat. Members discussed the way the WATVA safety patrol is handled on a state level in comparison to the one Marinette County Alliance had. Clubs may still patrol on their own, the trail patrol is just handled by each individual club if they want to participate. Orv & Dee Langohr stated they would no longer patrol under these circumstances.
Pat & Larry Groy, winners of this year's raffle side by side made a generous donation to the club. When they used the side by side on the trails, they found the trail system to be outstanding and they now appreciate what the club does for the sport. Pat asked that we make them members of the club & WATVA. Finding the places that sell out of state passes has been a problem. Patti shared the list the DNR Warden gave out at the Alliance meeting. The info would also be on the DNR web site. Letters were read asking for additional donations to Blue Ribbon and Habitat for Humanity. No motions were made to make these donations. The Casino is happy to help the club with prizes and in return, they appreciate our business. Members are hearing lots of good comments about the Dun-Good trails, many say they're the best around. Pat thanked all the good volunteers for working 12 months a year on the trails. He said his goal when becoming president was to have the Dun-Good trails be known as the best in Marinette County. Now, he would like to see that progress to the best trails in the state! The NEW LBVR club is selling raffle tickets. They donate their income back to local non-profit groups and organizations. The next Dun-Good meeting will be on February 19th at 8-HI.
Motion to adjourn made by Gerry Neumann, 2nd by Mike Dashnier and carried.
Patti Mullarky, Secretary (email@example.com)
NOTE: No December business meeting at the Christmas dinner.