SVTR July Meeting Reminder

Hello SVTR friends and members,

This Thursday evening 7/20 is the SVTR July meeting, 7pm at the Newbrook Fire Station in Newfane, VT.  As always, the meeting is open to the public.  We will be discussing plans for a work party this coming Saturday as well as plans for the Mt Washington sunset ride the following weekend.  We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

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SVTR Trails are now open.

Hello SVTR Members,

After a long wet spring, we are finally able to open our trails for the season.  There are still some wet areas that we need to take it easy on but for the most part, the trails are in pretty good shape.  Very soon we will need to focus on cutting back brush along the trails as things are really starting to grow now!

We were delayed in opening the trails for a few additional days as the landowner wanted the gate at the Joy Brook landing repaired before we opened.  Lloyd was able to arrange for a welder to come out and do the repairs for us on short notice.  Now that the gate is functional once more, the landowner is asking that we make sure the gate is closed when we leave the landing.  He has been checking it regularly and has found it left open frequently.  Please make sure to close the gate when you leave.

We also received a complaint from the land owner last week.  Someone has been tearing up the field at the rifle range.  The rifle range is not part of the trails and there should be nobody riding in that field.  Please stay on marked trails.

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SVTR June Meeting

Hello SVTR Friends and Members,

Tonight is the SVTR’s June meeting.  7pm at the Newbrook Fire Station in Newfane, VT.   As always, the public is welcome to join us.  Memberships are available.  Hope to see you there!

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Work party and Pot luck cookout: Saturday 6/3

Hello SVTR friends and members,

The SVTR is planning a work party and pot luck cookout for this coming Saturday 6/3.  We have sent out scouting parties over the last few weeks to check on conditions and clean up some of the trees that came down over the winter and with the last storm.  Overall, things are in pretty good shape but we still need to clean out culverts, fix up many of the water bars, clean up any remaining dead fall as well as cut back brush that may be hanging into the trails.  If we get a good turnout for this work party, we expect we can get everything done and be able to open the trails for the season.

We plan to meet at the Joy Brook trailhead at 9am, sign up members, assemble teams and assignments then head out on the trails by 10.  We will fire up the grill at the landing and be ready for lunch at 1pm.  After lunch, we will head back out to finish up whatever remains to be done.

If you plan to sign up at this work party, please try to arrive by 9am as we will be out working on the trails after 10.  See our memberships page for the SVTR membership form and information on joining.

The club will provide hot dogs, burgers and buns.  Please bring your own drinks and a dish to share.  The opening weekend cook out is always a great time and the food is always excellent!  Come join us!

Hope to see you on the trails!

-Bill Ortlieb
President & Webmaster, SVTR

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SVTR May Meeting tonight

Hello SVTR friends and members,

Tonight is our May meeting.  As usual, we will meet at the Newbrook Fire Station at 7pm.  We have membership materials from VASA and will be signing up members after the meeting.  I have created a page on the site dedicated to membership information.  You can find that here: Membership Info

We are selling 2017 Big Raffle tickets and distributing raffle tickets/posters for members to sell.  You can view the raffle poster here: 2017 Big Raffle.  There is a nice selection of SVTR Shirts, Sweatshirts and Hats available for sale as well with some new colors including some camo selections.

We look forward to seeing you at tonight’s meeting!

-Bill Ortlieb
President & Webmaster, SVTR

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March Meeting Tonight

meeting_signHello SVTR friends and members,

Tonight is our March meeting.  As usual, we will meet at the Newbrook Fire Station at 7pm.  We have received our membership materials from VASA and will be signing up members after the meeting.  I have created a page on the site dedicated to membership information.  You can find that here: Membership Info

We have also complete preparations for the 2017 Big Raffle and will be selling tickets and distributing raffle posters and tickets for members to sell at tonight’s meeting.  You can view the raffle poster here: 2017 Big Raffle

We look forward to seeing you at tonight’s meeting!

-Bill Ortlieb
President & Webmaster, SVTR

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SVTR December/Christmas Meeting Announcement

XmasWreathHello SVTR friends and members,

It is time once again for the SVTR Christmas party and December meeting.  This Thursday 6pm at the Newbrook Fire Station.  As usual, this is a pot luck party.  Please bring a dish to share. Please bring an unwrapped gift for the Christmas raffle.  We will also have a 50/50 raffle.  There is always excellent food and a wonderful time had by all that attend.

At this meeting we will be holding elections for the positions of President and Secretary.  IMG_5607We will draw 3 names from the list of those who attended work parties or worked on committees in 2016 for free 2017 memberships. As usual, we will report on the happenings at the VASA board of directors meeting and other club business.

Dinner is at 6pm, meeting begins at 7.  We look forward to seeing you there!

-Bill Ortlieb
VP & Webmaster, SVTR

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