As I've said many times before, the members make this club and the folks above deserve much appreciation for their selfless efforts. If you see them, please thank them for helping us continue being a great club!
• Members -
First, I wish everyone a fantastic 4th of July weekend and safe summer season - hard to believe we're in July already! Hope everyone has been out and enjoying the trails, seems like just yesterday when it was snowing like mad and we all wondered when riding season would be here...
If you couldn't make tonight's meeting, here are a few updates:
Jermey brought the new trail waypoint signs, along with the Club memorial sign for folks to look at. All look excellent and in the case of waypoint signs, colored markers to each major destination will make the trails much easier to navigate for those not completely familiar with the network as a whole...
The Club is looking at options to enhance its mowing equipment, specifically a side-shift mower which allows users to offset the deck, helping to make trail mowing (especially the county trails) more efficient and safer. Although we're not sure whether the used mower found this week will work with our tractor, the plan is to find out, as the price is advantageous....
The Club will be sending raffle tickets to members with a return date of August 15th; let's sell or buy, returning the stubs and a check by due date. Getting these sold will make the raffle a success, helping us with needed equipment and trail improvements...
Finally, we need candidates for Officer/Board positions. Nominations are to be made at the September meeting and I have not heard from anyone interested in becoming an Officer or Director. The Club needs your support, new ideas and leadership. We only want to 'borrow' your talents for a couple years (not a lifelong committment) to help continue growing and grooming the organization. Without someone stepping forward, your club, trail network and riding opportunities are at risk of going away. Now is the time, so please think of giving your club a hand like others have done, helping us continue being a great organization....we need direct involvement and open minds - I know the right folks are out there, so please raise a hand!
As always, feel free to call with any questions and thanks for helping make this Club one of the best around.
Thanx - Phil McCann - President - Oswego Valley ATV Club
• Members -
Please remember to display your parking pass when leaving vehicles at club parking sites (Dad's Diner, Fair Haven Municipal, Cato/TC's). Also, when parking at Dad's, make sure you are parking on the gravel
section, not the asphalt, as the Club's arrangement is at risk if we don't follow the rules.
Coming attractions in the next few weeks include new waypoint signage & markers to make navigating the trail network easier, along with repairs to the Fair Haven trail to help eliminate ruts. Have an enjoyable 4th of July and hope to see you on the trails!
Thanx - Phil McCann, President
• See below for ATV Raffle update!
• If you observe unsafe conditions while riding, please contact Rick or any Officer / Director to report. Remember, be safe, have fun and tread lightly!
Phil McCann - President
• ATV RAFFLE UPDATE (June 2014)
Our ATV raffle continues and we have a lot of tickets to sell!!
We Still Need Your Help!!!! The ATV raffle is still going on and we have a ways to go. The Club will draw winners (at the latest) during September's Best Hand Ride, but we need to sell 700 more tickets to make the raffle successful for the club. As it stands today, the fundraiser is a loser unless we get the tickets sold. If each member were to buy or sell at least 4 more tickets themselves, we can accomplish this quickly, with a built-in assumption some of the over 400 members will still choose to do nothing. We (Officers & Board) know we're always asking the same folks for help, but let's make this event a success and make two lucky winners happy sooner than later. If we get the tickets sold before the ride, the winners will be drawn at the next monthly meeting! If everyone stepped up and bought or sold only two more, we'd be done in a matter of days and draw in July. Think about it. We need your support please!!! So please, take a minute to order your tickets or tickets to sell by contacting Pat at 315-564-6619 or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are $15.00 each and your can win a new ATV valued at $9,000 or $7,500 in cash, with a consolation prize of $1,000!!!. A big thank you to those who have already participated by purchasing or selling tickets!!!