Let's Build It! 2020 WATVA Annual Meeting & Convention

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information & Update

On March 18th, 2020 the WATVA Board of Directors called a special meeting to discuss the latest news regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the impact it might have on our upcoming 2020 Let's Build It! workshops and annual meeting in Stevens Point. We are taking this matter very seriously, as we want to ensure the safety of our membership and the general public.

After our discussions and reviewing CDC (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html) information and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services safety protocols (https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/disease/coronavirus.htm), we have determined our workshops will fall outside the suggested guidelines, thus our board has decided to postpone with planning our convention on April 3rd, 4th & 5th. 

The new dates are December 4th - 6th. We will be monitoring the COVID-19 situation throughout the summer. During the event, we will follow CDC guidelines for social distancing practices. 

Hotel reservations are now open for the rescheduled date.

Let's Build It! Sponsors 

​The Wisconsin ATV / UTV Association would like to thank this years dealership sponsors! If you're looking for a home dealership, you'll definitely want to check out one of the following dealerships.

2Brothers Powersports
905 Oak Ave S
Onalaska, WI 54650
(608) 781-3360

Action Power Sports
S14W22605 Coral Dr
(262) 547-3088
Waukesha, WI 53186

Cedar Creek Motorsports
7518 WI-60 Trunk
Cedarburg, WI 53012
(262) 377-5700

Cozzy's Polaris
1740 US-41
Marinette, WI 54143
(715) 732-6501

Englehart Inc
1589 Greenway Cross
Madison, WI 53713
(608) 274-2366

Fuel Powersports
4196 S Woodcrest Ridge Dr
West Bend, WI 53095
(262) 338-3684

Hexco Motorsports
2794 Marine Dr
Oshkosh, WI 54901
(920) 233-3313
Jays Power Center
1355 E Main St
Reedsburg, WI 53959
(608) 768-3297

JC Powersports
404 N U.S. Hwy 141
Crivitz, WI 54114
(715) 854-9861

Ken's Sports
W2520 County Hwy JJ
Kaukauna, WI 54130
(844) 703-7668
Rob's Performance
601 Co Rd Y
Johnson Creek, WI 53038
(920) 699-3288

Team Motorsports
1890 Mid Valley Dr
De Pere, WI 54115
(920) 983-8326

Team Winnebagoland
5827 Green Valley Rd
Oshkosh, WI 54904
(920) 233-3070

Vetsenik Power Sports
27475 US-14
Richland Center, WI 53581
(608) 647-8808

Zacho Sports Center
2449 S Prairie View Rd
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
(715) 723-0264

Friday, December 4th - Reception 

Let's Network! Our Friday evening reception includes a cash bar and time to network with other club leaders, agency partners and learn about other our friends in the 4-wheel drive community.

Saturday, December 5th - Workshops

This years workshops include:

  • Let's Plan It! - A workshop for planning your project. From permits to engineering costs, this workshop discusses various tools you'll need to plan a successful project.
  • Let's Fund It! - Funding is a major part of building any project. Learn about the current funding status and how to utilize DNR resources for funding your project.
  • Let's Build It! - Building a trail is more complex than one might think. Check out the factors that go into building a trail.
  • Let's Sign It! - Keeping your riders on the right path will help keep folks safe as well as promote a positive image for your area. Learn about signing requirements and hear from sign vendors about their products.
  • Let's Promote It! - Working with the Department of Tourism and local tourism organizations can bring out of area riders to your trail. Learn about the tools and techniques available to clubs and land managers to promote their riding area.
  • Let's Enforce It! - Enforcement and education will help keep a trail open. Learn about how your club can work with various law enforcement agencies as well as adapt the Trail Ambassador program to assist with community policing and positive education.
  • Let's Share It! - Joint ATV / Snowmobile clubs are growing around Wisconsin. Learn and hear about clubs that have taken the shared use approach and discuss how your club has or is planning to join together to represent both ATV and Snowmobile recreation.

Also check out some of the other workshops including:

  • Trail Communications - Can you hear me now? This workshop looks at various two-way communication tools you can utilize including CB Radio, FMS / GMRS, HAM Radio and other long range tools.
  • Road Routes - A town hall style workshop where clubs can collaborate on various road route issues.
  • Club Marketing - What tools are available for your club to promote events, membership and the positive things going on in your community? Hear from experienced club leaders about how they utilize various marketing tools to promote their sport.

We still have more workshops being planned, so stay tuned!  
​Expo 1 - Let's Build It
​Expo 2 - ATV / UTV Trails ​Expo 3 - Meals​Expo 4 - General Audience ​Sands / Spruce Room
​8:00 a.m. ​Let's Plan It!
​9:00 a.m.​Let's Fund It!​Club Marketing​Slow Speed TrailsWC4WD Meet & Greet
​10:00 a.m.​Let's Build It!​Trail Communications​​Overlanding & Tour Routes​WC4WD Meet & Greet
​11:00 a.m.​Let's Sign It!​Let's Share It!​​Long Distance Communication​WC4WD Meet & Greet
​12:00 p.m.​Lunch
​1:00 p.m.​Lunch
​2:00 p.m.​Let's Patrol It!​​Let's Promote It!​​​​​​RL4WD Annual Meeting​WC4WD Meet & Greet
​3:00 p.m.​Let's Enforce It!​​​​WC4WD Annual Meeting​WC4WD Meet & Greet
​4:00 p.m.​WATVA Annual Meeting​​​WC4WD Annual Meeting​WC4WD Meet & Greet
​5:00 p.m.​WC4WD Meet & Greet
​6:00 p.m.​​Awards Banquet
​7:00 p.m.​​​Awards Banquet
​8:00 p.m.​​​Awards Banquet
​9:00 p.m.​​​Awards Banquet

Sunday, December 6th - Review

It's time to wrap up the weekends activity with a town-hall style review. During this meeting we will discuss what we liked, didn't like and plans for the remainder of the year / next years annual meeting. This session is open to the public as we love to hear feedback on how you enjoyed (or didn't) the annual convention. 

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