WOHVA’s Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
The Wisconsin Off-Highway Vehicle Association (WOHVA) Executive Committee would like to take this opportunity to say “THANKS for being a WOHVA Volunteer in 2012!”
Because of the commitment and dedication of our legion of volunteers, WOHVA continues to make huge strides in assuring OHV recreational opportunities not only remain available, but actually expand here in Wisconsin! Anyone who has attended the Northwoods – Mole Lake Jeep Jamboree USA, Great Northern Trail Ride or participated in any of the numerous Mole Lake Trail Days (over the past years) will attest that trail riding opportunities are indeed increasing in Wisconsin.
WOHVA would like to recognize your commitment to furthering OHV opportunities here in the Badger State by inviting you to our Annual WOHVA Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on Friday, April 12th at the Mole Lake Lodge & Conference Center in Mole Lake, Wisconsin. Cash Bar opens at 4:00pm. Dinner at 6:00pm.
This private event is available to 2012 WOHVA volunteers only! Unlike previous years, WOHVA will not be mailing individual invitations to volunteers (we’re saving the postage and using it to further increase motorized trail opportunities). All volunteers (you know who you are) can register to attend the dinner by returning their WOHVA 9th Annual Wisconsin OHV Enthusiasts Workshop Registration Form with the Volunteer Appreciation Dinner marked. We ask that if you would like to bring a guest, please be aware that the guest(s) will be charged as follows: Adult - $20, Child - $5, Child Under Seven – Free.
The WOHVA Volunteer Appreciation Dinner is an annual gathering of like-minded OHV enthusiasts/volunteers and a great way to welcome in the motorized recreation season! As in past years, the WOHVA Volunteer Appreciation Banquet is held during the WOHVA 9th Annual OHV Enthusiasts Workshops & Membership Meeting. For your convenience, you can find a registration form for the Enthusiasts Workshop under the “Events” tab on our Web Site.
WOHVA Volunteers ROCK!!! See ya in Mole Lake!
WOHVA’s 9th Annual Wisconsin OHV Enthusiast Workshops
The Wisconsin Off-Highway Vehicle Association (WOHVA) is proud to announce the venue of instructional and informational workshops scheduled for our 9th Annual Wisconsin OHV Enthusiast Workshops on April 12th & 13th, 2013.
Scheduled Workshops Include:
- CPR Refresher Course for Outdoor Enthusiasts Workshop
- Mammal Track Identification Workshop
- Non-Profit Financial Management Workshop
- Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest Motorized Vehicle Use Map Update
- Off-Road Park Update
- WOHVA’s 2013 Annual Volunteer Appreciation Banquet
- WOHVA’s 2013 Annual Luncheon with State Representatives
- WOHVA’s 9th Annual Membership Banquet & Raffle
- Trail Construction & Maintenance Workshop
- WOHVA Bi-Monthly Directors Meeting
- WOHVA 2013-2014 Annual Membership Meeting
Detailed information on all the above Workshops (including registration) will be available soon on our web site. Look under the “Events” tab.
WOHVA Spring '13 Trails Meeting
The Wisconsin Off-Highway Vehicle Association will be hosting our annual WOHVA Spring Trails Meeting on Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 at 11:30am in New London, Wisconsin.
Our WOHVA Trails Meetings have proven to be popular and the premier source of information for motorized recreationists! These meetings have no scheduled speakers, no workshops nor course offerings. The focuses of these meetings are to relay information to involved motorized recreationists. We will also suggest and offer ways to become (more) involved.
WOHVA will be giving short updates on contemporary Badger State OHV issues as well as brief updates on ongoing and upcoming WOHVA projects. An agenda (including the specific location) for this Meeting will be available as the date nears on the WOHVA website, under “WOHVA News” in our General Public Forums.
As in the past, attendance to this meeting will remain FREE to all OHV enthusiasts. Please bring a chair and materials for writing.
The agenda for this meeting is available on the WOHVA Web Site in the General Public Forums under the Events & Trail Rides Section.
Thanks Badgerland 4X4 TNT Club!
WOHVA would like to thank the members of Badgerland 4X4 TNT Club (Badgerland) for again demonstrating their support for the cause by renewing as a WOHVA Supporting Group. Badgerland continues to be one of our strongest supporters. This commitment shows their advocacy supporting motorized recreation opportunities here in the Badger State (no pun intended).
Again, thanks Badgerland for your continued support of the Wisconsin Off-Highway Vehicle Association!
And you thought the election was over…
It's never too early to start working on the next election cycle. The mid-term Congressional elections are just two years away. That means the campaigning will start, wait for it, right about now. Access Advocates need to be working now to curtail legislative actions that may run afoul your rights to enjoy and benefit from your national forests.
Below you'll find a short list of things that you can do today to impact the mid-term elections in 2013. Suggested activities include:
• Voter registration and get out the vote (GOTV). Be sure you, your family, your friends and all the members of your club or organization are registered to vote.
• Voter guides and candidate questionnaires. Draft a short list of political issues that are important to you (WOHVA highly suggests that you include access to your national forests).
• Candidate appearances and debates. Offer the next 24 months keep note of the positions taken by elected officials and prospective candidates and how their actions (or inactions) impact items on your list.
• Issue advocacy. Be sure you know who your elected representatives are on a national, state, county and local level. And, be sure that they know who you are and what issues are important to you.
• Activities of public entities. Watch closely how policies by public agencies (such as the U.S. Forest Service, Wisconsin DNR, your County Forestry Department, Wisconsin DOT, etc.) impact your right to access and recreate on your public land.
• Evaluate a critique performance. With the information you've gathered determine if your elected officials have supported or opposed the issues that are important to you.
• Vote. Speak with your vote. If you're not satisfied with the position taken by your elected official let them know it. The easiest way is to vote. The public agency who raised your fee or closed the road to your favorite hunting spot reported to your elected representative. And, that elected representative reports to you. Your vote has the power to bring about change or keep the status quo. Only you can decide.
WOHVA’s January ’13 Member of the Month Winner
Congratulations to Jay Ruplinger of Kewaskum, Wisconsin. Jay is a WOHVA Trail Guide for the Northwoods-Mole Lake Jeep Jamboree USA and goes by the handle “littletires” in the WOHVA Forums. Jay was selected as our January WOHVA Member of the Month!
Each month, WOHVA selects one lucky WOHVA Individual Member at random to be recognized as the WOHVA Member of the Month. Winners are announced on the WOHVA website and awarded a special monthly prize (Box of “FREE STUFF!”). All current WOHVA Individual Members are eligible to win.
Again, congratulations Jay!
A New Year
As we look ahead towards what opportunities this New Year holds, the Wisconsin Off-Highway Vehicle Association (WOHVA) takes stock of our many accomplishments realized over the past twelve months.
The recurring theme throughout this list is the unwavering support and commitment from our membership. There simply aren’t enough words to express our gratitude. Thanks for all that you have done this past year and will do in this New Year to assist WOHVA to expand motorized recreational trail riding opportunities here in the Badger State.
Best wishes for a safe and prosperous New Year!
The Wisconsin Off-Highway Vehicle Association exists for the sole purpose of proactively assuring that public and private off-highway motorized vehicular recreational opportunities are expanded in Wisconsin for safe use by this and future generations