Lets go Riding

arrow Monthly club meetings are held from March to November. During each club meeting, a volunteer will be asked to schedule a club ride that will take place the following month. Club rides are held on the Saturday after a club meeting. Please contact Jim Bender (Club President) for more information.

arrow All club meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month and start promptly at 7:00 P.M.

arrow Ride destinations will be finalized after considering weather, trail conditions and members present that morning.

arrow Remember your input as a club member is very important. If you cannot attend meetings, please let your officers or other club members know your concerns so they can be discussed.

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From the November 2019 Meeting (Monthly Minutes are here)

TRAIL REPORT: Rod gave the trail report saying that they were pretty much completed for the season. Dan Stephans had been working on the Battleaxe trail, and if the weather warmed may go back on the Lenawee trail one more time. Snowmobil Alliance has been out brushing on trails so if out riding please be careful.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT: Jim started out with Thank you notes from Iron River Lions club for donation to tractor pull, also thank you from Randy Stegman. He then turned the microphone over to Carrie to talk about the shirts she has for sale. She will also have them at the Christmas Party if you haven’t gotten your shirt yet. There are extra to be sold if you didn’t order beforehand. Jim also stated they are still looking for volunteers with UTV/ATV and other volunteers to help out with the dog sled races in February 2020. Dan Zak talked about a letter he received from the State regarding some of the gas pumps in certain areas will be carrying 15% ethanol in them so please be aware of these. They aren’t up in this area but I believe he said you may find these in the southern part of the state.

OLD BUSINESS: Menu is out and is attached to these minutes for December 11th Christmas Party at Deep Lake Lodge.

NEW BUSINESS: There was a discussion on bringing a cash donation for the Iron River food shelf if you are attending the Christmas party at Deep Lake as the club picks up the tab on your dinner. Next item was the purchase of a new tractor. Rod and Peter Lulich provided us all with a copy of the run down on the purchase of a New Holland T6.145 Tractor. Our first tractor is 10 years old with 4500 hours on it. If we run it much longer the repairs will be more expensive to us and there won’t be any trade in value on it. We purchased our second tractor 3 years ago, and will be paid off in 2 more years. If we purchase this new tractor we have plenty of work to keep them both busy. The club can financially handle the payments with the contract work we have coming and the backing of our member’s at our fund raiser’s. There was a motion made by Jim Sloane to purchase the new tractor and seconded by Wendy Hudack. The motion carried.

Party Trails North ATV Club Annual Christmas Dinner Party starts at 5pm with cocktails. Dinner will be served between 6 and 6:30pm. Dinner Options are as follows: All dinners served with your choice of soup or salad Jumbo Shrimp Ribeye Steak Broiled Cod Stuffed Chicken Prime Rib Potato Options Baked Mashed French Fries Deep Lake Baby Reds Contact Jim Bender for your reservation and dinner choice at 715-372-8753 or jbender54@gmail.com Dinner reservations need to be in by Thursday Dec 5th. All THOSE ATTENDING SHOULD BRING A CASH DONATION FOR THE FOOD SHELF. IF BY CHECK PLEASE MAKE PAYABLE TO THE RURAL CARE AND SHARE - IR