SVTR Late season cookout – Sat Oct 12

Hello SVTR friends and members,

At our September club meeting we decided to hold a pot luck cookout at our trailhead on Saturday October 12.  Please bring your own drinks and a dish to share.  The club will provide burgers, hotdogs and buns.  We will fire up the grill around noon and be ready to eat by 1pm.  After lunch we will head out to see the progress we are making on our new trails.

We hope to see you there!

-Bill Ortlieb
President, SVTR

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Important VT Recreation survey

Hello SVTR friends and members,

Please see the following important message from the VASA office:

The Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation is looking for input to update the SCORP. SCORP is Vermont’s Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan. It needs to be updated every 5 years so that Vermont can still be eligible to receive federal Land and Water Conservation funds as well as the Recreational Trails Program (RTP)- which you all know we rely heavily on. It is extremely important that motorized recreation has a voice in these updates. There is one public meeting left- it will take place on Tuesday, August 27 from 6-8 pm at the Thatcher Brook School Gymnasium in Waterbury. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please take the online survey. It is just so important for ATVers to have input.

This is the link to the survey: https://survey.uvm.edu/index.php/268839?lang=en

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Work Party & Cookout Sat 6/29

Hello SVTR Friends and members,

This Saturday June 29, we will be holding a work party and club cookout at our Jamaica VT trailhead.  The plan is to cut back brush along the upper section and power line sections of our primary loop trail and prepare for the work to be done by Dave Gilderdale and the VASA equipment later in July.  If we have a good enough turnout, we will dispatch a group or two to scout new trail opportunities.

If you would like to join us, we plan to start around 9 am on Saturday and head up the trail to work.  Tools for the day will be loppers, hand saws maybe a chain saw or two, rakes and shovels.

We will fire up the big grill around noon and plan to be ready to eat by 1pm. After lunch plan to ride and see the difference made by our mornings efforts and explore the history offered by our trails system.

Bring your own drinks and feel free to bring a dish to share with the group.  The club will provide hamburgers, hotdogs and buns.

Come explore what the new SVTR trail system has to offer.  There are lots of ancient foundations, wells, stone walls, roads and even an ancient cemetery to see on our new trails.

We look forward to seeing you this coming weekend!

-Bill Ortlieb
President, SVTR

Directions to our Trailhead:

Upcoming Weather in Jamaica, VT:
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SVTR Opening Work Party – Sat 5/25

Hello SVTR Members,

This Sat May 25 we plan on having a work party to get our trail system opened for the season.  We will need mostly brush cutting tools, rakes and shovels.  There may be some limited chain saw work but mostly small brush.

Meet at the Jamaica Trail Head at 210 Eaton Rd, Jamaica VT at 9am.  We will form groups and assign areas to be worked on.

Bring drinks and a lunch.  Grills, charcoal and lighter fluid are available at the trailhead for cooking.

We look forward to seeing you there and getting our trails opened for the season.

-Bill Ortlieb
President, SVTR

Google Map to Trailhead:

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April Meeting Reminder

Hello SVTR friends and members,

Tomorrow night April 18, 2019 is the SVTR monthly club meeting.  As usual, we will meet at 7pm at the Newbrook Fire Station on Rt 30 in Newfane, VT.  We have membership materials available and will sign up members after the meeting.   If you plan to sign up, please make sure to bring your valid state ATV registration and cash or a check as we are unable to accept debit or credit cats for memberships.

There will be lots to discuss tomorrow from the work to be done on our new trail system this year and the SVTR big raffle for 2019 to planning the SVTR’s picnics and night rides for the season.

We sure hope you can joins us tomorrow evening.  As always, the meeting is open to the public.  Feel free to bring along anyone you think may be interested in what we are doing or what we have to offer.

Looking forward to a great riding season and getting to see you all on the trails!

-Bill Ortlieb

President, SVTR

 

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SVTR December Meeting, Christmas Party and Potluck Dinner.

Hello SVTR friends and members,
Its time once again for the SVTR December meeting/Christmas party/Potluck dinner.  Thursday Dec 20, 6:30 pm at the Newbrook Fire Station in Newfane, VT.  As usual, we will have a 50/50 and our Christmas raffle.  Bring a dish. To share and an unwrapped gift for the raffle. The positions of Secretary and President are up for election at this meeting. Nominations will be accepted, and the club will vote. Melissa and I are both willing to continue in our positions unless there is any interest from someone else in taking over.

Dinner will be served at 6:30. The meeting will begin at 7pm. Followed by the 50/50 and Christmas raffle.

Agenda items for discussion at the meeting:
·     Schedule of Events for 2019 Season
·     VASA Work to be done on trails 2019 season
·     Plans for 2019 Big Raffle fund raiser
·     Drawing for 3 free memberships from the 2018 pool of work party attendees.

We hope you can join us!
-Bill Ortlieb
President, SVTR

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SVTR April Meeting Reminder

Hello SVTR friends and members,

This Thursday April 19 will be the SVTR April meeting. As usual, the meeting will start at 7pm at the Newbrook Fire Station on Rt 30 in Newfane, VT.

We have a lot to discuss at this meeting as we recently learned that the property on which the SVTR trails have been for the last 12 years has changed hands and the new landowner is not allowing us access for insurance reasons. We are actively looking fo access to other areas and will take any and all help we can get with that task.

Membership materials are available and an SVTR membership will still allow you to ride other VASA trail systems while we regroup and forge ahead here in southern Vermont. We will sign up members at the end of the meeting. If you plan to join, be sure to bring a copy of your valid state ATV registration and a check or cash.

As always, the meeting is open to the public.

We look forward to seeing you!

-Bill
President & Webmaster, SVTR

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