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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.
All club meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month and start promptly at 7:00 P.M.
Ride destinations will be finalized after considering weather, trail conditions and members present that morning.
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 July 2019 Meeting (Monthly Minutes are here)
TRAIL REPORT: Rod & Dan Stephans attended the Tri County Corridor meeting held on the First Monday of the Month. They were informed that Scott Williams is no longer working for them. Until they decide how to handle the vacancy, Rod offered to volunteer a day’s work from our club to grade and try to fix some of the pot holes on the corridor. Dan Stephans has been working on the trails North of Iron River. Trail 31 is finished and he will be working on 40 & 43. Roger has been working on the Trails South of Iron River on the Ruth Lake trail. The Iron River Snowmobil Club has a Reclaimer and a Brusher that possibly will be for sale, so the club could think about possibly purchasing, but need to consider what the payback on the purchase would be. The club did purchase a new Electric Pole saw for trail work. Rod is looking for a couple of volunteers to help trim some of the overhanging trees on the corridor and trails. If available contact Rod or Roger.
RESIDENT’S REPORT: Jim started off by turning it over to Nancy so she could explain that she will be taking orders again for T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, Ladies T-Shirts, Short & Long Sleeve, and also Mens T-Shirts Short & Long. Anyone interested in placing and order can contact Nancy. There are some different choices in colors also this year. Jim then again thanked Sherry & Gerry Walthers for all of work that they did on the donation jars over the years and said that Wendy Hudack would now be in charge of making collections from the jars and distributing them to the various business locations. Only Jim or Wendy will be collecting the money and keeping the records. Jim also has the plaque that we received at the April WATVA meeting for our club’s involvement in our community and helping others, it will be displayed at The Other Place Bar& Grill for the month of July. It was suggested that in be moved each month to the sponsor who holds the meeting.
There will be a WATVA Northwest Regional Meeting at the Barron County Playground in Barron Wi on Aug 17th for anyone interested in attending. If you need more information contact Jim Bender. There are still openings on the Bayfield County Fairground schedule. Anyone interested in working the gates please contact Jim. Our club receives $5.00/hour for each hour a member works, they are 3 hour shifts. Dates are August 8, 9, 10,11th. There also was a reminder that our club participates in the July 28th Blueberry Festival Parade. Meet at VFW at 11:30 am that morning. Julie will be bringing the candy. Jeanne stated that the club ride will not take place on Saturday the 13th instead we will be going on Sunday the 14th, so meet at the Iron River Auto Parts store at 10 am and the ride will leave at 10:30 heading to Georgea’s in Barnes.
There are two rides going on this Saturday, one is ABBY’s ride that will start at the Iron River Community Center at 10am sign up. The second ride is Wounded Warriors Ride which will start at 11am at Liquor in the Woods. These are both great events so try to attend one or both.
CARE COMMITTEE: Julie stated that the club sent out a get well card to Chuck Kotera who has under gone several surgeries. The club also received a Thank you from Chuck. Tonight’s drawing is for $25.00 cash.
OLD BUSINESS: Jim updated us on the progress on the new route for Hwy H. He has been to the Town of Iron River Board meeting and the Highway Department meetings. The next meeting will be held on Aug 24th at the Bayfield County office in Washburn at 6pm please come and show your support. Update on the picnic ride being held on August 18th it will be going to Port Wing, Wi. You are asked to bring a dish to pass, and the club provides the meat to be cooked. Times will be 10 am and 10:30 departure at the Iron River Auto Parts store on corridor.
NEW BUSINESS: Rally will be held on Sept 21, 2019 at The Other Place Bar and Grill in Iron River, Wi. We will be cooking food, doing a 50/50, a Chinese Raffle will be held there will be music and fun for all. We are looking for volunteers to help out that day. We set up that morning with the tents outside and set up inside around 10:30 am. We need workers to help in the food booth, cooks for Brats, & hot dogs, Help sell inside tickets for the Chinese raffle, any place you can help out would be greatly appreciated. Any amount of time you can donate would help out. This is our big equipment fund raiser of the year along with the ticket sales. Please contact Nancy R 715-815-1003 or email tnsec @ cheqnet or Jim B if you can help in anyway.