ATV Club Meeting & Ride (Suicide Awareness/Riding with Rory) this Saturday, August 13, 2022

Hi Everyone,

Our next club meeting is Saturday August 13th, 9 am at the Ironton Legion, 232 4th Street. We are riding trails in the Emily Outing area, for the Suicide Awareness/Riding with Rory. I’m going to send everyone a 2nd email (RE: Ride with Rory) with all the information from Karla Stiernagle Rory’s Mom, with all the event information. We will meet at the Channel Bar & Grill in Outing, 448 MN -6.
Suicide Awareness/Riding with Rory

We held our 4th Annual Because of Brandon Juvenile Diabetes Ride on July 23rd. There were 42 machines and around 80 people who came out to support the cause. We raised $3,021 dollars. It was a great turnout. A big shout out to the all the club members, you helped make it a big success.

Russ our grant manager has resigned his position. We appreciate all the years and time he dedicated to our club. He will still stay active with the club and work with a new person to fill that role. Our club maintains the Miller Black Bear and the Mississippi River Northwoods trails. Having a person for each trail area would be helpful.

Our Club had a booth at the Crow Wing County Fair this past week with the Central Lakes ATV Club. We handed out a lot of trail atlases, club information and signed up some new members. Thank you to all the volunteers.

Agenda;
Pledge of Allegiance
Approve July’s Club Minutes
Treasures report – Denise
Club Board Election for two more Board Members –Ken
E -commerce for Online Membership – Tim Sasse
Trail Grant Manager/Coordinator – Ken
Because of Brandon – Doug & Ken
Club Social Night – Dave
Safe Trail Route – Tim Sink & Andy
Adjourn 10 am

Ken Irish
Club President


Please support our business members:
The Deerstand, Deerwood True Value, Crosby Courier, RPM of Emily, Central Fence, Motor N More, Roth RV, Spalding House, Woodtick Inn, Deerwood Bank, Muzzle Blast Media, Town Tavern, Autosmith, Mid Minnesota FCU, Brothers Motorsports, Cuyuna Regional Center, Ironton Legion, Cuyuna Brewing Company, Cuyuna Lakes Chamber.

Crow WIng County Fair

Hi Everyone,

The Crow Wing County Fair starts this Tuesday and goes through Saturday from 10 am to 10 pm.  Our club is sharing a booth with the Central Lakes ATV Club. We need some volunteers for the booth on Saturday from 2 pm to 6 pm.  We hand out trail atlases, OHV regulations, sell club memberships and talk about our Clubs and Trails.

Our Clubs are offering a fair special, new members can join for $10.00.  People can join both clubs for $20.00.

If you can help out, please contact Andrew Suchla arsuchla@gmail.com.  If you are planning to come to the fair, please stop by we are in building #4.

Thank you,
Ken Irish
Club President

ATV Charity Ride “Because of Brandon” July 23rd

Hi Everyone,

Our club is hosting an ATV Charity Ride for Juvenile Diabetes “Because of Brandon” on July 23rd at 9 am, behind the FireShack Restaurant, 101 4th Street Ironton.  I need volunteers to help with the event.  We will start setting up at 7 am.  I need help setting up our pop ups, hanging banners, sign posts, directing people to park and unload at the high school and where they need to line up.

Commissioner Doug Houge will speak to the group about 9:45 am.  The guided rides will leave by 10 am, to the Miller Black Bear Trail area.  The Deerwood Police and the Fire Departments will be there to help with the public safety, and they will guide people down County Road 30 and 34 to Iverson Road.

I would like your help taking people for a guided ride around the Miller Black Trail area.  We will break the riders into smaller groups for the ride and bring them back around 1 pm for a lunch special at the FireShack.  After lunch we will add up the donations and hand the money to Doug and take pictures.

McDaddy’s Donut Garage is offering free donuts in the morning.  I will have a donation bucket at both businesses.  On line donations can be made at http://brandon2022.givesmart.com please save the date and let’s raise some money for Juvenile Diabetes Education.  I will send everyone a reminder next week.  If you can volunteer, please email me back.

Thank you,
Ken Irish
Club President
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ATV Club Meeting & Ride this Saturday, July 9, 2022

Our next club meeting and ride is this Saturday, July 9th, 9 am at the Ironton Legion 232 4th street.. We are riding the Fond Du Lac State Forest trails. Bring some snacks and beverages. Our club held a Youth ATV Safety Training class on June 25th, 23 youth passed their training and 25 instructors and volunteers came to help out. What a great turnout!!! Thank you everyone. Afterward several members cleared downed trees on the Miller Black Bear trails and the Mississippi Northwoods trails. Again thank you everyone for helping out. You can see several pictures posted on our Facebook page.

Please welcome our new members Don Cekall, Nick & Elizabeth Fairbanks, Jim & Kristy Lebun, Joe & Andrea Bednarezyk.

We are hosting our Juvenile Diabetes Because of Brandon ATV Charity Ride on July 23rd at 9 am, at the FireShack in Ironton. I hope you can join us. Let’s raise some money for this great cause.

Please support our new business members Deerwood True Value, Crosby Ironton Courier, Motors N More, and Emily Motorsports, Brothers Motorsports.

Agenda:
Pledge of Allegiance
Approve June Meeting Minutes
Approve June Board Meeting Minutes – Ken
Treasures Report – Denise
Bylaws change add two Board Members and Trail Coordinator/Grant Manger to Board meetings.
Safe Trail Route meeting – Tim, Andy & Russ.
New Business members – Dave Wille
Brandon T Shirts – Michelle
Because of Brandon ATV Charity Ride July 23rd – Ken
2nd Annual Ironton Fire Department Day July 30th – Ken
Anything else

Adjourn 10 am

Ken Irish
Club President

Crosby July 4th Parade and Pot Luck Update

As we have mentioned we are riding in the Crosby July 4th parade at 11 am. We will get our line up number from one of the firemen in front of the legion and line up somewhere behind the Legion. You can decorate your machine as patriotic as you like.

Let’s gather at the Wille’s at 9 am, to leave for Ironton by 9:30 a.m., it always takes a little time to get organized.

After the parade Dave & Mary Wille, are inviting everyone over to their home for pot luck and a bonfire afterwards. (23695 Oak Lane, Deerwood) From Hwy 210 take Agate Shores Road, turn right at the T, to the second street on the left. If you have family visiting they are welcome to join us. There is plenty of parking at their home and you can unload there and we can drive directly to the parade.

Jenny is bringing smoked ham for sandwiches and sloppy Joe’s will be provided. Please bring a dish to share, your own beverages and a lawn chair.

July 4th Parade & Pot Luck Picnic

Hi Everyone,

We are riding in the Crosby July 4th Parade at 11 am. We will get our line up number from one of the Firemen in front of the Legion and line up on one of the side streets somewhere behind the Legion. You can decorate your machine as patriotic as you like. Show your red white and blue, lets make a big presence. I will send out another reminder when it gets closer to the 4th.

After the parade Dave & Mary Wille, are inviting everyone over to their home for pot luck and a bonfire afterwards. (23695 Oak Lane, Deerwood) From Hwy 210 take Agate Shores Road, turn right at the T, to the second street on the left. If you have family visiting they are welcome to join us. There is plenty of parking at their home and you can unload there and we can drive directly to the parade.

Jenny is bringing smoked ham for sandwiches and sloppy Joe’s will be provided. Please bring a dish to share, your own beverages and a lawn chair.

Ken Irish
Club President

ATV Club Meeting & Ride this Saturday, June 11, 2022

Hi Everyone,

Our club meeting is Saturday, June 11th, 9 am at the Ironton Legion, 232 4th Street.  

We are going to ride the trails in Emily.  OTHG has been very busy getting the trail opened up from the last storm.  There are still some trails that are closed.  We may stop somewhere afterwards to have a burger.  Bring your own snacks and beverages for the ride.  

Thank you to the volunteers that put up the new kiosk at the Mississippi Northwoods Trailhead.  It really looks nice.  Thanks to Dale Carry for building it.  Great job!  There are few pictures on our club Facebook page.

ATV Minnesota hosted their 4th Annual Ride & Roast on May 21st, at McQuiods Inn, 325 people came to have a fun day of riding and some delicious roasted pork & turkey, baked beans, coleslaw, potato salad and cupcakes.  A big thanks to some great volunteers from the Cuyuna Iron Range Riders club for helping out.

We are hosting our ATV Youth Safety Training on June 25th, 8 am at the Legion.  We will need a few volunteers for registration and to help setting up the riding course.

Agenda:

Pledge of Allegiance

Approve May’s Club Meeting Minutes

Treasures Report – Denise

Board Meeting Discussion – Ken

Increase gas mileage for trail work volunteers – Ken & Andy

Add two additional Board Members – Ken

Brandon T-shirts – Michelle

Safe Trail Route meeting – Tim

Crosby Courier Article -Ken

12 x12 canopy – Andy

Pavilion – Jenny

Anything else

Adjourn 10 am

Ken Irish
Club President