Welcome to the new SVTR Board members

As of the April 17, 2021 meeting, I have stepped down as President of the SVTR after serving since January of 2017. The SVTR board is now as follows:

  • George Barton – President.
  • Bruce LaBounty – Acting Vice President.
  • Melissa LaBounty – Treasurer.
  • Carol Earle – Secretary.

George has been serving as my Vice President and stepped up to take the presidency. Bruce has been a long time member of the SVTR and has been very instrumental in building out our trail system. Melissa, also a long time member, continues in her role as Treasurer and was previously our Secretary. Carol has been with the SVTR for a number of years and has stepped up to fill the Secretary position replacing Lloyd who has been Acting Secretary for the last year.

I am proud to have been involved with the SVTR and am comforted to know that the club is in good hands with this new board. I will continue to be an SVTR member for the foreseeable future and will remain as the webmaster for as long as needed.

Thank you to all.

-Bill Ortlieb
Webmaster, SVTR

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MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT: April 17, 2021

Hello SVTR friends and members,

We are planning a club meeting at our Jamaica trailhead at 1PM on Saturday April 17.

Agenda items:

  • Elections for President and Secretary positions.
  • VASA News
  • Club News
  • Trail Expansion
  • Event and Work Party planning

I will be stepping down as President of the club at this meeting.  Our Vice President, George Barton, has been nominated to take my place.  We are seeking additional nominations for president.  If George takes the president position we will be looking for nominations for an acting Vice President.  Lloyd Church is currently Acting Secretary and has indicated that he would like to hand the role to someone else.  We are seeking nominations for Secretary.

Memberships will be available before and after meeting.  If planning to join, please bring your valid state registration for your machine and cash or check.

If you have already got your TAD or are planning on joining at the meeting, feel free to bring your machines to ride after the meeting but beware, we have not been out yet and do not know if the trails are passable at this time.  We may encounter trees across the trails, washouts and other impassable conditions.

COVID 19 precautions:

We ask that everyone socially distance and wear masks when in proximity to others not in your family group.  Please bring camp chairs if you have them.  We have several picnic tables available but not enough for everyone to properly distance without additional seating.

Meeting will be rain or shine.  We will meet inside the barn in the event of rain.

We look forward to seeing you all again and to a great new riding season!

-Bill Ortlieb
President, SVTR

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SVTR Meetig Announcement

Hello SVTR Friends and members,

We are planning to host a club meeting this coming Saturday 7/25 at our trailhead at 210 Eaton Rd in Jamaica VT.  Meeting will start at 3pm.  We have 3 picnic tables for seating but recommend that you bring along folding/camp chairs so that we can accommodate everyone and still keep proper distancing.  

This is our first meeting of 2020 and there will be lots to discuss.  A few topics include:

  • Officer election for Treasurer.
  • Trail work being done by VASA / Additional work we would like done.
  • Trail Expansion projects.
  • Fund raiser ideas
     

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June Meeting postponed & Website updates

Hello SVTR Friends and members,

Our e-mail and website has been down this list week due to a domain registration problem. We have finally got that resolved and are now back online! If you have tried to contact us by email in the last week or so, we were not receiving mail – please resend.

We are still unable to hold meetings at our normal venue. We are working on plans to have a weekend daytime meeting at our Trailhead sometime in the next couple of weeks. I will send out an email to the club as soon as those plans have been finalized.

Our trails are currently open. We have memberships available. Lloyd, Melissa and myself are have membership materials on hand. If more convenient, you can also purchase your memberships online at http://www.vtvasa.org

We have some work that will need to be done and will be scheduling work parties once we get the meeting out of the way. At this point the work is mostly cutting back brush along the upper section of the trail and some initial cutting on some new sections of trail. More details to come on that soon!

Stay tuned and I hope to see you out on the trails sometime soon!

Please stay safe and healthy!

-Bill Ortlieb
President, SVTR

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April & May 2020 Meetings CANCELLED

Hello SVTR friends and members,

The SVTR meetings for April and May are cancelled due to the current situation with the COVID-19 virus. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update you again before our scheduled June meeting. We hope you and your families stay safe and healthy during this crisis.

Bill Ortlieb
President, SVTR

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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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