Monroe Prairie UTV/AV Club Meeting Minutes
Thursday, October 18, 2018 – Pineland Campground
Meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm with 25-members present. The Pledge of Allegiance was said. The minutes from September 2018 meeting were read. Bubba made a motion to accept the minutes as read. Bob Sweet seconded it, all approved.
The treasurer’s report was given. We now have over 400-paid memberships. About 40 members have not renewed.
The Powerlifters Club members Sam and Angeline, that the club donated to so that they could travel to South Africa for competition, came the meeting to report on how they did and what it was like there. They reported is was a 24-hour plane ride. They reported that they were there for 10-days, traveling $6,700.00 cost for Sam, Angeline & his Mom & Dad. Sam received 2nd place, (Sam ranked 5th overall ) Angeline ranked 3rd overall. Angeline said the food was good, a steak dinner for 2 was $10.00.
Update on the Bear & Coon Hunt. We had 88-riders, 11-new members, $78.00 carried over from last year, and $76.00 added to the Bear Fund from this year. Nobody found the Bear this year.
Bubba talked about people throwing cans and sticks. There is & was a lot of work that goes into events like this.
Mike Wood will be preparing an Advisory Survey Form for members to be filled out at the Christmas Party.
Bubba welcomed new members, Kevin & Jordan & Jessica Krause
Bubba reported on the K&M Sales & Service Grand Opening and new location. Mike Wood and Bubba had a booth setup advertising our club. Over 800-people walked through the doors. Stone Ridge Meats of Wautoma had samples there. Our Club picked up 5-new members here at the Grand Opening.
Bubba reported on Ron Peterson’s condition from his ATV accident. He has to wear a collar for 3-6 weeks. We wish him a very speedy recovery.
The Ballots will go out in the November mail. 3-year Director Position is open with Ron Peterson. Bubba re-nominated Ron Peterson and Larry Bennett seconded it.
The Halloween Ride is next Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. The “off road trails” close on November 1, 2018.
Parade of Trees will be on November 19th to December 17th, 2018. Club member, Sally Young, is donating a tree with the Clubs Name and decorating it.
The 50/50 Raffle took in $91.46 to go to the Club, $45.00 to winner Marless Biskobing.
Bev Sweet brought up the possibility if the club would consider having all club meetings at one spot, Monroe Prairie Town Hall.
The next meeting will be at the Spot in the Woods on Thursday, November 15th, 2018 – 6:30 pm.
Bernie Ramsden reported that the Town of Adams referendum is Nov 4th, 2018 for opening all roads in Adams.
An order was placed with Club member, Arch Printing for new shirts and bandanas.
Bob Sweet made a motion to adjourn. Jim Gourlie seconded, meeting was adjourned.
Monroe Prairie UTV/ATV Club Meeting Minutes
Thursday, September, 15, 2018 – Wagon Wheel
Meeting was called to order at 10:00 am by VP Larry Bennett. The Pledge of Allegiance was said.
We welcomed new member, Merrilee Marchese. Also, welcomed Tony & Linda Krause. Larry also introduced the clubs board of directors. Sheriff Wollin came to speak to the Club as the elections are coming closer. He has been in office since 2011, and is running again. He stated they are going to be using Roche-A-Cri-Clinic for recovery for addictions. Spoke on drug program. The Chamber set up the debate for October 17, 2018. He also spoke about the jail status. It was built just as a jail as is now it is used for everything, dispatch, sheriff, and jail. ATV/UTVers can have open intoxicants Sherriff Woolen stated. Sherriff Wollin also stated he is neutral on ATV/UTV routes. The school is also adding another resource officer. He said Quincy is working towards contract services with the department from Memorial Day to Labor Day. - Weekends only.
There were no minutes to be read. The treasures report was given. Wayne Spletter made a motion to accept, Sally Spletter seconded, all approved.
Harold Stewart reported on the trails and talked about the Bear and Coon Hunt. Be at Trails End at 6:00 p.m. $10.00 for members, $15.00 for Non-Members. $2.00 extra for the Bear License. ½ pot. Have a good spot light.
Town of Rome Supervisor, Jerry Weissenberg commented on why “D” trail was closed. The city can buy the land with low interest. Once the land is gone, it’s is gone! Write letters to the County Board asking them to buy the land. We are 19th in the state for tourism $$$$.
Ron Peterson is home after his ATV Accident. Bill Klinker reported on the Road Rally/Poker Run. 10 more people that last year. One couple got lost, next year same weekend and same place.
Mo’s Fund Raiser is 9/22/18 – NOON to 6:00 pm. K&M Grand Opening is Oct. 6, 2018. Halloween Ride will be on October 6, 2018 at 6:00 pm.
Turn in County Market receipts, the Club receives 1% and will be given back to Exceptional Citizens of Adams County.
Next meeting will be on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at Pineland Camping. 6:30 pm.
50/50 took $145.00, $72.00 to Jim Gourlie, $73.00 to the Club.
Char Brockman made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Dave Elgin, adjourned at 10:46 am.
MONROE PRAIRIE ATV/UTV CLUB
Saturday, August 18, 2018 @ Petenwell Pub...10:am
Meeting called to order at 10:am with reciting the Pledge of
Allegiance. We had 70 members present. That is a new attendance
The minutes from July's meeting were read. Bubba made a
motion to accept the minutes as read, Bob Billings seconded it, all
approved. Meeting today at 10:am, Poker Run immediately following
The Treasurer's report given.
The election is coming up for Sheriff. Brent York is running
against our current sheriff, Sam Wollin, Brent has been with the
Sheriff's office since 1995. Brent wanted to come talk to the club.
Bubba welcomed new members.
The “sand bowl”, DCM came in, 13 hours of work, bill for
On Friday September 7 at 11:am there is a VIP ride at Dyracuse-
rain or shine. From John Sonnenburg.
Jim and Candy Eidler are chairing the Poker Run here at Pub
On August 25th, 2018 Bill & Anne Klinkner are chairing the
Road and Trail Rally at Trail's End.
The Bear and Coon hunt is scheduled for September 29. Bubba
explained to new club members about how the Bear & Coon hunt is
Club member, Dale Oberbeck is chairing a ride in Juneau County
on Thursday August 23...rain or shine. Approximately 80-100 miles.
Meet and park behind Subway; behind Municipal building in Necedah
at 8:30am. Will do lunch. Bring extra gas if your machine doesn't
have a lot of range. Any questions, call Dale at 708-420-4220.
Jody Voit, owner of Spot in the Woods, donated to the club, $1400 for the signing to get to her business. The cost was $900 but
she said the rest is for all the club does. Thank you Jody!
K&M is having their Grand Opening on October 6, 2018 and
would like the club to set up a booth. Club members is planning a ride
to get to the Grand Opening. They will meet at the Big Flats Fire
Department at 9:30am.
The 50/50 brought in $300/ $150 to club, $150 to club member,
` The next meeting will be at Wagon Wheel on Sat. Sept. 15.
Bob Billings made a motion to adjourn, Char Brockman seconded
it, meeting adjourned at 10:30 am.
MONROE PRAIRIE ATV/UTV CLUB
Saturday, July 21, 2018 @ Ponderosa Pines
Meeting called to order at 10:am with the Pledge of Allegiance
being said. We had 45 members present.
The minutes from June's meeting were read. Bubba made a
motion to accept the minutes as read, Jim Noeske seconded it, all
The treasurer's report was given.
Membership update from Mike Wood: 441 family memberships,
144 of which not renewed.
Jim Noeske gave the picnic update. We fed 120 people, our
count was 116—they only charged us for 116 plates. The food bill
was $1,015 + $153 tip =$1168. The 50/50 winner was Dave Freeman,
won $150, the other half went to the club. The baskets brought in
$363, the jug of oil and two coupon books brought in $24, clothing
sales brought in $308, and the people who paid at the door brought in
Ron P. quoted in reference to the sand “bowl” to fill it in would
be approximately $80 an hour and could take 3 hours.
City of Adams went to council...it passed 8-1 for all the roads in
Adams to be opened to atv/utv except Highway 13. November
elections to vote on atv routes to get into town.
Ron Peterson brought up another issue—they are making another
bowl on the front side where the old bowl has been roped off. Bubba
says can use cameras.
People have asked if possibly we can have the picnic at Ponderosa
Jim and Candy Eidler are running the Poker Run on August 18
at Petenwell Pub following the meeting.
The Road & Trail Rally run by Bill & Anne Klinkner, on August
25 from Inn of the Pines has been moved to Trail's End from 10:30-
4:30. Will be eating at Trail's End, there will be a band that night
called, “Hell Cat's and Bad Habits starting at 7:pm.
There will be a fundraiser for Mo's for the crossing of Hwy. 13
to help them off set the cost of $4000 for black top and culvert. It will be September 22, 2018 @ NOON. Mo has also been in contact with
Allied gas to put in pump for gas.
The Bear and Coon hunt is September 28th.
The 50/50 took in $164, $82 to Ron Peterson, $82 to the club.
Our next meeting will be August 18, at Petenwell Pub.
Ron Peterson made a motion to adjourn, Jim Noeske seconded
it, meeting adjourned at 10:38am.
Monroe Prairie ATV Club Meeting
Minutes read and approved by Ron Peterson Seconded by Jim Noeske
Treasurers report $9163.77
P.R. Mike Wood asked if not receiving emails please check with him he has correct email
Trails and routes. Bubba reported Tuesday City of Adams ordinance goes to counsel
Parade is on the 4th of July. Meet at fairgrounds at 9a.m. Decorations will be there. Will spend up to $325.00 on candy and dog treats
18 and under must wear helmets, seat belts for utv's
Picnic RSVP's have been sent out. Respond by June 30th for food count Will be held at July 7th at Ponderosa Pines starting at noon.
Road Rally July 28th has been cancelled at Camelot but will be at Trails End if someone will chair.
Bob Legate stepped up and offered to chair
Current family membership has reached 428
62 members----Largest meeting so far
Can legally get to Mo's
50/50 drawing. $74 to $76 to club
10:20 meeting over
MONROE PRAIRIE ATV/UTV CLUB
Thursday April 19th, 2018 @ Antonio's in the Pines
Meeting called to order at 630 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance being
said. We had a record-breaking attendance of 60 club members...thank you for
The minutes from March's meeting were read and Bubba made a motion
to accept the minutes as read, Bob Billings seconded it, all approved.
The treasurer's report was given. .
Bubba made a motion to accept the treasurer's report as given, Bob Billings
seconded it, all approved. Char also reported the club paid $1,497.77 to the
Strongs Prairie township which in return they paid the County for the signage
of Cty, Z and Cty. J.
Bubba welcomed any new members to the club.
Dave Elgan went to the Annual township of Adams meeting. Thank you
Dave for attending.
It was also reported that we lost trails 11,12,&13 around Dyracuse Pond.
Town of Strongs Prairie had issues with signage in the township.
Bubba made a motion, after taking it to the board, to temporarily close
the transfer site trail located on Cumberland Ave.
The Work-n-Play is next weekend at Camelot. There is a lot of work to
Jim Gourlie made mention he was happy to see the website up-to-date.
The club will have order forms for clothing at the club meetings.
Ron Peterson talked to Linda Wormet at Sports n More. She charges
$10 for small club emblem and $28 for large emblem. Furnish your own
sweatshirt or jacket.
Our Poker Runs will be called Road Rally's or Fun Rally's.
A friend of Bubba's has a handy man business, if interested please see
Bubba for his number.
June 16's Road Rally at Moose Morgans had no chair but now Don, Toad
Jim and Bob will chair. Thanks Guys!
No 50/50 drawing this time.
Our next meeting will be our first Sat. meeting at Lucy's(Little Oles) on
Ron Peterson made a motion to adjourn, Bernie Ramsden seconded it,
meeting adjourned at 7:13.
MONROE PRAIRIE ATV/UTV CLUB
Thurs. February 15, 2018 @ The Lure
Meeting called to order at 6:30 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance being said. We had 26 members present.
The minutes from January's meeting were read. Bubba madea motion to accept the minutes as read, Bob Billings seconded it, all approved.
No Treasurer's report was given as Char was on vacation. Bubba reported on routes: pink lathes, that show where signs go, are up on Z, one mile south of 21 to one mile north of 21. Bubba also reported he talked with the Police Chief of Adams and Bubba suggested the routes we would like to see opened.
Bubba went to a meeting at Parker Lake Lodge in Oxford. He met with Erik Edwards, President of South Adams County Road Runners club, Jackson County. They are just starting up their club with approximately 40 members. They talked with Bubba try to get information of what is needed to start a club. Randy Harden from
WATVA was there.
Harold reported on trails. New trails will open this Spring. We won't have maintenance money until July so will be volunteer work but may possibly be able to bank those hours until grant money comes in.
The board approved a 40 in. X 6 ft. utility trailer for $300. Bubba approved this and Ron Peterson purchased it.
There is a change in our calendar. The club picnic has been switched to July 7, 2018 at Ponderosa Pines at NOON.
The map committee has met and are in the process of working on the new maps. The map committee consists of Jim Eidler, Bob Billings, Harold Stewart, Ron Peterson, Larry Bennett and Bubba.
Mo's culvert and black top will be done as soon as weather permits.
Remember, when you chair or co-chair two events, you will receive free dues. Our next meeting will be Thurs. March 15 @ Sherwood Lodge at 6:30 pm. The next board meeting will be March 8 @Lure.
Ron Peterson made a motion to adjourn, Bob Billings seconded it, all approved. Meeting adjourned at 7:01 pm.
MONROE PRAIRIE ATV/UTV CLUB
Thurs. March 15, 2018 @ Sherwood Lodge
Meeting called to order at 6:30 pm with Pledge of Allegiance being said. We had a record breaking attendance of 58 members. This is awesome and thank you to everyone for your attendance.
The minutes from February's meeting were read and Bubba made a motion to accept the minutes as read, Sam 2 seconded it, all approved. Bubba welcomed new members.
The Treasurer's report was given. Bill Hicks made a motion to accept the Treasurer's report as given, Ron Fiegle seconded it, all approved.
Jody from Spot in the Woods wants to pay for her own signs going to her establishment as she doesn't have time to have a fund raiser for the club.
Bubba with map committee met Monday might and will meet again Sat. to get the maps started. Bubba is hoping the maps can be finished and back by May 1, 2018.
Work-n-plays will be coming up and there is a lot of work to be done so these trails will be ready to open. The trails will need to be brushed back 14-16 feet. April work-n-play will be at Camelot, May work-n-play will be at Trails End.
Bubba met with Colburn township 2 weeks ago –opening whole township.
Mike Keyser is putting in Course 3 at the golf course (he has 7000 acres) and will be losing trails 3, 10 and 9. This will not happen till 2019.
We will start having order forms for shirts at meetings.
ATV Campground should be in this Spring.
County Z is being widened so they will be making bike lanes. ATV/UTV's are not allowed to ride in bike lanes so stay out of them or you will be fined.
Save your County Market receipts for the club and turn in to any of the officers. The club will receive 1 percent of total receipts then we turn over that money to the Exceptional Citizens of Adams Cty.
The 50/50 took in $191, $96 to the club, $95 to Lloyd Ebert.
Bill Hicks made a motion to adjourn, Char Brockman seconded it. Meeting adjourned at 7:26 pm.
MONROE PRAIRIE ATV/UTV CLUB
Thursday January 18, 2018@ Petenwell Pub
Meeting called to order at 6:30pm. With pledge of allegiance being said. We had 47 members present. The minutes from November were read and Bubba made a motion to approve the minutes as read, Jim Eidler
seconded it, all approved.
The treasurer's report was given. Bubba made a motion to accept the treasurer's report as given, Jim Eidler seconded it, all approved.
The update of the Christmas party: The Christmas party this year was at Dellwood Pavillion. The cost of dinner was $3200. There was a jacket donated from Country Sports and Sally Young won that. We had taken in $606, half $303 went to the club and $303 went to Paul Bonde. We only had 3 complaints- no dessert, no coffee and no salt-n-pepper shakers on the tables.
We welcomed new members Todd and Terry Schwefel and Mike and Barb Jorgensen.
Road and routes: Big Horn Dr.--Beaver Lane is open and signed. Do Not Drive in Bike Lane or you will be fined. Found out 18th Ave. East to Cty. J (18 th Ct.) passed and will cost the club $742 one time signing fee.
Also Cumberland to Z, across Hwy. 21 to Cottonville Dr. also passed. Will cost the club $1257.29.
Colburn township opened whole township/ they are signing their own township with our $300 donation for signage.
South Adams Cty. Roadrunners are starting an atv club and asked Bubba to come to their meeting and talk about what needs to be done to start this club. Their meeting is at Parker Lake Lodge on January 27th @ 10:am.
Our P.R. Guy, Mike Wood went to the Waushara meeting. The 50/50 brought in $185. $93 went to the club, $92 went to winner Terry Schwefel, a new member tonight. Congratulations and welcome.
Our next meeting will be Thursday February 15 at the Spot in the Woods.
Our next board meeting will be at Mo's Feb.8th at 6:pm.
Darren Tolley GPS ed trails, there is map money. Also when maps are made, we had a suggestion that in the laws we should squeeze in about staying out of bike lanes which was a very good idea.
Char Brockman made a motion to adjourn, Bob Billings seconded it,
all approved, meeting adjourned at 7:14 pm.