Waupaca County Trail Info
to the site of Northport Snowriders. We are a local non-profit social organization working with the community, landowners and other enthusiasts promoting the maintenance of trails, education and safety. This is to ensure that everyone that rides in the area maintained by the club has the best possible experience on our area trails.
Our club member also belong to the Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs (AWSC) which allows our organization to be more informed about upcoming legislation and its effect on the snowmobile sport. A portion of the club membership fee ($20 family, $10 student) does go toward the AWSC. Click here for what you need to know about the WI Trail Pass Act 142. This will be effective July, 2015 so please take a look.
Meetings are the 2nd Thursday each month
October thru April
7pm at the Mukwa Town Hall
E8514 Weyauwega Rd
Last year I felt the same way, our seasons came and went in a day. Fall has descended upon us and the leaves are doing the same off the trees. Our thoughts turn to hunting, winterizing the summer equipment, and thinking of snow.
We had a great turnout at the last meeting. We had several new members join the club and we welcome them.
As I close my time as Secretary, I want to thank all those that assisted me when I started. I enjoyed my short time in his position in the club. Due to other obligations, I find that I cannot devote the time or give the effort I feel is appropriate to fulfill the duties of Secretary. I look forward to working with the new Secretary and continue to work with the club.
-- Kristine Clark, Secretary
33 people attended - 3 chairs present
After the formalities of bringing the meeting to order, the motion/approval of the Secretaries report and Treasurer reports, the annual report was given. The County Representatives didn't have a report to the club.
There was an update by Terry Dorschner. He did investigate some used tractors for sale over the summer. Upon inspection of the machinery, it was not actually what was needed.
There was attention brought to trail issues. Don Krostue was looking for someone to take over his trail from Mukwa Refuge through Northport. Nick Krautkramer has volunteered to take over the maintenance of that tail There was some discussion of the property across from the Northport BP and the possibility that we may be able to use it again.There will be discussion with the renters again. Also a representative will be talking to the owners across from Jack Martin's property to have the same crossing prior to Royalton over Highway 54. Trail bosses are encourage to start talking to their land owners.
There was a review of the new Trail Pass program. I emphasize to all members to make an effort to keep memberships up to date an make sure you get your card. Your AWSC number is pertinent to getting the yearly trail pas. The most recent AWSC magazine has a very thorough article that explained the new system very well. To understand this new process you may want to review the article. For future reference you will be able to obtain the pass by internet, phone and mail.
The club financial books were audited over the summer. No discrepancies were found.
Tractor coordinators this year will be Dan Wilfuer for the trails to the North. Tom Handshke and Bob Elsner will be approached to coordinate the trails to the South. A call will be made to hold the tractor
At this time we have no insurance coverage for a tractor. Once the new Treasurer is voted in and coverage is obtained we can then set a date to pick it up
Dan Wilfuer will also go through all of the equipment in the shed to make sure all is in good repair. It was noted that there was a pole saw that was not present. There is no indication that the person who has it signed it out. Please remember, when using equipment out of the shed you need to sign it out.
The safety class will be held on December 13 and 14. As in previous years, it will be held at Bean City Bar and Banquet Hall. Volunteers for registration and the following day for testing are needed. Registration is done on the DNR site and is open to those that are 12 years and older.
Club trail marking will be held December 6th. Everybody should meet at Pup's Irish Pub at 8:00 am. Lunch will be provided. After marking trails everyone can get back together at Pup's for an appreciation / thank you party. A budget has been established. We encourage members to join us and bring family and friends who also take part in the sport of snowmobiling to help mark the trails.
There was some lengthy discussion regarding the old rail road bed. This would connect Shiocton and New London. It sounds as though some trail maintenance may start taking place. A member of the club will take advantage of the open door policy to speak with a council member of the City of New London. Several members questioned if there was anything the club should be doing to advance the project further. There were other questions as to when the trail is proposed to be available.
REMEMBER, elections will be held at the next meeting for President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.
Meeting was then adjourned.