2018 WATVA Annual Meeting Save the Date

Hello WATVA members, friends and Trail Ambassadors,

I just wanted to reach out to you all about some upcoming important dates to mark your calendars for.

  • First, I wanted to remind everyone, the Annual Workshops, Awards Banquet and Meeting is coming soon! The dates are April 6th - 8th. The meeting has again been expanded to a three-day event, taking place at the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center in Rothschild (just south of Wausau).

Friday morning, April 6th - While not officially part of the WATVA / NOHVIS meetings, the Governor's ORV Council will start at 8:00 AM at the same location. If you've never had a chance to sit in on one of these important ORV Council meetings, this may be a perfect time to take advantage of the same location! 

Continuing after lunch on Friday the 6th - After a 2 ½ year pause, we are scheduling a Trail Ambassador Training & Update. That same Friday evening, we have another special workshop developing, more details for future Trail Ambassadors will follow soon, so stay alert, this new addition will be a HUGE positive for our Ambassador program. 

Saturday, April 7th Day two - Our educational workshops covering relevant ATV / UTV topics will be a full day starting in the morning. Come early, bring your friends and your questions / comments. Final agenda topics will be posted soon.

Saturday evening - The awards & recognition ceremony will be after dinner. An optional evening meal, a perfect time and place to meet other members will also be posted soon.

Sunday morning, April 8th - The WATVA annual meeting, reports from our Regional Coordinators and Board Members take place. This setting is also where we take a lot of input from our clubs and members.

The meeting will take place at Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center, located at 1100 Imperial Ave, Rothschild, WI 54474. StoneyCreekHotels.com or call (715) 355-6858.

WATVA has a room block with a discounted rate of $95.00 that will be active until March 06, 2018, should you be looking for lodging. When you call, mention you are reserving for WATVA's Annual Meeting and want the discounted price.

Further information and links for the meeting sign up will be following shortly.

The next item is for Trail Ambassadors. Please have all trail reports turned into the home office by March 1st, 2018. 

There are multiple ways for you to turn in your reports. 

  • Log into you TPA account at www.trailpatrol.com and file your report
  • Mail a physical copy of the report (you can download the report form from www.trailpatrol.com ) to the home office at 1539 N 33rd Place, Suite A, Sheboygan, WI 53081.
  • Via phone at 855-847-0687. Please make sure to leave your name, badge number and hours and miles traveled.

Lastly, The Mercer Dusty Loons have asked us to let you know about a questionnaire that will help support some new trails in the Northwoods. Please take the time to fill out this brief questionnaire and help out your fellow ATV/ UTV enthusiasts. There is a due date for participation of February 4th though, so we encourage you to do so soon. The following link will bring you to a press release and the questionnaire:

http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=4426

While all are important if you would take all three, specifically the Mercer Dusty loons are asking for your input to support the Iron County & Turtle - Flambeau Scenic Waters Area -

http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/lands/masterplanning/NorthwoodsAmendments/

As always, should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the home office at the information posted below. We are excited to be able to bring back our fuller bodied Annual meeting and hope to see you all there!

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