Hi all, our Annual Meeting and Elections will be held on Saturday September 24th at our membership meeting starting at 10:00 am at Mulligans.  Elections will take place during this meeting.   We will be filling the following positions at our meeting: President, Vice President (currently vacant), Treasurer, Membership Secretary and 3 Board of Director positions.  Our nominating committee this year is Brian Fitzpatrick 715-340-6262, Diane Fitzpatrick 715-340-8824, and Pat Wisneski at: If you are interested in any of these positions please call Brian or Diane or email Pat prior to Monday September 19th with your name and position you would like to serve.  Nominations will also be taken the day of the meeting from the floor.

The following is the position description for each position that is up for election:

President:  The President (or a Designee) shall serve as the chief elected officer of the Hidden Bear Trail ATV Club, shall reside at all meetings of the membership, Board of Directors and Executive Committee and shall appoint committees as set forth in these By-Laws.  This is a non-reimbursed position.

Vice President (vacant, normally elected in odd years):  The Vice-President shall exercise the powers and authority and perform the duties of the President in the absence of the President. Attend Board Meetings, attend Membership meetings and club events.  The Vice President will be responsible to take pictures at club meetings and events.  This is a non-reimbursed position.

Membership Secretary:  This position shall maintain a current membership list of each member of the club that includes pertinent contact information.  The membership secretary will be responsible to mail out annual membership notices and record payments.  Attend Board Meetings, attend Membership Meetings and Club Events.  This is a reimbursed position.  The amount will be determined by the Board of Directors.

Treasurer:  The Treasurer shall be responsible for the safeguarding of all funds received by the club and for their proper disbursement.  Such funds shall be kept on deposit in financial institutions or invested in a manner approved by the Board of Directors.  The treasurer shall create a monthly financial report to be made to the Board of Directors, and a financial statement to be made to Membership.  Attend Board Meetings, Membership Meetings and Club Events.  This is a reimbursed position.  The amount will be determined  by the Board of Directors.

Board of Directors:  The Board of Directors shall approve budgets and policies, represent interests of the membership at large in adopting policies, employ and evaluate employees and provide for fiscal accountability and adequacy of financial resources. Individual members shall participate in the deliberations and decisions of the board, and register dissent when in disagreement with the Board.  Attend Board Meetings, Membership Meetings and Club Events.  This is a non-reimbursed position.

If you have any questions regarding these positions please contact Brian, Diane or Pat.  Thank you

Jim Wisneski, Secretary

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ANNUAL FUNDRAISER:  Our annual fundraiser and 2nd membership meeting was held on Saturday August 20th at Animal’s Bear Trail Inn.  We had 45 member’s for the meeting that started at noon.  Our Fundraiser started at 1:00 pm and concluded at 5:00 pm with the drawing of our large cash raffle.  The weather cooperated even though at our meeting at noon it was down pouring but at 12:45 the sun broke thru the clouds and we had clear sailing after that.  Our crowd was huge and our meat raffle was a great success even with 2 other local events going on at the same time.  A special thanks to over 50 club member’s that volunteered Friday and Saturday.  The proceeds from this fundraiser goes back into creating new ATV trails and maintaining our current trail system.

TRAIL UPDATE:  We have been making improvements on the trails that our club is responsible for, in the Boulder Lake Area we spend in excess of $10,000.00 for improvements in that area.  We also re-positioned our waterbars that keep the trails from washing out in several locations.  We also performed our yearly maintenance allowance in several area’s (filling in pot holes, smoothing out the trails if possible, etc.)

NEXT MEMBERSHIP MEETING, CLUB RIDE AND CLUB PICNIC:  Our next membership meeting will be on Saturday September 24th at 10:00 am at Mulligan’s Sport Bar on Hwy 32.  Our club ride will follow the meeting.  We will be riding over to Crooked Lake again this year and have lunch at the Crooked Trails and Dusty Trails ATV Club year end Poker Run.  After lunch we will return to Mountain to have our annual club picnic at School House Bar in Mountain.  The club will furnish all food for the Picnic.  More info on this day will be forthcoming via email or mail.

ANNUAL ELECTIONS:  We will be holding our annual election on Saturday September 24th at our Membership Meeting at Mulligan’s. The President, Treasurer and Membership Secretary along with 3 board of Director’s will be elected.  We also will be looking to fill our vacant Vice-President position.  We are looking for member’s to step forward for these positions.  A separate email and mail will be send to each member in a few weeks explaining the duties of the positions along with how you can nominate individuals or yourself for these positions.  Please stay tuned!!!

BUSINESS MEMBERS:  Please support the following businesses that belong to our club:  Lakewood Hardware, Lakewood Super Valu, Mulligans, Lotter’s BP, J & J Contracting, Animal’s Bear Trail Inn, Maple Heights Campground, Echo Valley Campground, Boulder Lake Campground, Tebo Lakewood Reality & Cellular, Anderson’s Supper Club, O’neils Halfway Bar, Firelite Bar & Grill, Waubee Lodge, The School House Bar & Grill, Sandtrap Bar & Grill, Lakewood Motorsports, Binder Lake Lodge, and All Season’s Riders ATV Club.

Hope to see you at our next meeting, Jim!!!!

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Cash Raffle Winner’s and Pictures

Our Cash Raffle Winner’s was drawn on Saturday August 20th at 5:00 pm.
Thanks to all the member’s that purchased the $100.00 Tickets.  If you
won and were not in attendance, a check will be mailed to you.

$5000.00 – Paul Schumacher

$2000.00 – Dave & Connie Hedman

$1000.00 – Gary Wirth

$800.00 –  Paul Bunyan Rider’s

$600.00 – Helen Buechell

$500.00 –  Alexi Houg

$400.00 – Mike Richling and Cheryl Jawort

$300.00 – Jim & Mike Wisneski

$200.00 – RCH & Ben, RCH, Dave Kalous, Dennis Pommering, Lori Schaefer,
Julie Wolf, John Hoffman, Chad Wyman, Georgia Dinkelman, Mark & Kris
Allen, Hoser & Renee, Carl Krueger, Bryan Malzahn, Kathy Ramiez, Mike
Richling & Cheryl Jawort, Jerry Beckerson & Carl & Kate Jenson.

A special thanks to all the member’s that helped Friday & Saturday to
set up, work during the event and to help with taking everything down
after the event and to all the people that showed up to support our
club!!!  Thanks again!!


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