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Spring 2021 (pdf)

By Mona Ehnes, Secretary Treasurer, GFTBRA

The annual meeting and potluck mixer was held on February 11th at the NOHVCC warehouse.  There was a good turnout with lots of good food, conversation and many stories.  The Movie night took place immediately after the adjournment of the meeting.

By Mike Sedlock, Steering Committee Chairman

Greetings from the Capital Trail Vehicle Association located in Helena Montana. Last fall we formed a Steering Committee to research how to improve our club, address membership retention and recruit new members. Our challenge was to identify why people join organizations such as ours and how do we keep it interesting so that they might become involved and thereby remain members? Foremost, we presumed people join to have fun, find other people to ride with and form a comradery with other people of similar outdoor recreation interests.

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By Jim Williams

I’ve been a fan of this technology for several years and was an early-adopter of Spot’s original GEN1 device and service. The device operates by sending digital signals directly to orbiting satellites from anywhere on the globe. These messages are transmitted back to Spot’s central command center where, if necessary, search and rescue resources are contacted to come find you. They make every effort to use the most expedient methods necessary, including helicopters.

from Independent Record, March 28, 2016

The January announcement caught many Montana recreation groups off guard -- the U.S. Forest Service was changing its formula for funding trail maintenance, de-emphasizing miles of wilderness trails while favoring visitor numbers and population centers. That meant increasing maintenance budgets in some more populated regions while lower-population Idaho and Montana put nearly a third of its program budgets on the chopping block.

by Dave Halsey, NOHVCC Contributing Writer

“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”

The same goes for OHV clubs and State Associations. Those that continually pound their members to work on trail project after trail project, may find themselves with fewer and fewer volunteers showing up. On the other hand, those that keep trail days fun, and hold a variety of enjoyable club rides and events throughout the year -- inviting to members of all ages -- stay active and growing.