MRAN MEETING MINUTES June 13, 2018
MRAN MEETING MINUTES June 13, 2018
Meeting brought to order by: Roy Ulrich @ 6:31pm
Roll with voting members
Bushwackers – 1
- Gene Curry Alt. 1 – Justin Wray Alt.2 Kevin Wilson
Camp Valley Cowboys – 0
- Alt. 1 – Alt. 2 –
Coyotees – 0
- Alt. 1. – Alt. 2 –
Darkside – 2
- Scott Wiesheim Blake Monk Alt. 1 – Brandon Hunt Alt. 2 – Denny Falls
Gamblers – 1
- Joe Amey Steve Paxton Alt. 1 – Kat Ashley Alt. 2 – Greg Ashley
Groundshakers – 2
- Dave Martin Rob Holtfreter Alt. 1 – James Wilson Alt. 2 – Ashley Ross
Jackrabbits – 1
- Steve Jones David Balvage Alt. 1 – Peter Skreta Alt. 2 – Ryan O’Mara
SNDR – 2
- Dave Heath Garon Burwell Alt. 1 – Chuck Harvey Alt. 2 – Jeff Huff
SSTB – 2
- “Coach” Collins Sean McDaniel Alt. 1 – Tori Collins Alt. 2 – Zack Livreri
Wild Bunch – 1
- Dustin Vasquez Rhett Ogden Alt. 1 – Shelley Webb Alt. 2 – Dan Webb
Yucca Chuckers – 1
- Jeff Beck Candice Benson Alt. 1 – Todd Parker Alt. 2 – JR Zanoth
May 2018 meeting minutes approved by: Joe Amey
2nd by: Roy ulrich
President: Roy Ulrich –
Ely Race – went well.
Clubs need a to do list for a race and on race morning.
Wild Bunch Night Race – Went well. Big thank you to Kevin Wilson for help with selling of MRAN Cards.
Went to the Commissioner Meeting – Some of the info being given may be a false.
Desert Referee Pierce Holtfreter has resigned his position due to moving out of state.
Vice President: Joe Amey –
Dumpster will be at the June 23rd MRAN Night Race for a group clean up. Come out early and help fill the dumpster! Call Joe Amey for any info.
Treasurer: Coach Collins – No Present
Roy passed out the money report and it was discussed.
Treasurer Report approved by: Kevin Wilson
2nd by: Jeff Beck
Desert Referee: Pierce Holtfreter – No longer an Officer.
Grand Prix Referee: Ashley Ross –
Sold 22 MRAN Cards at the SSTB Race in Panaca
Web Site – Justin Wray
Public Relations – Ashley Ross –
Need help from clubs to send in pictures and info of their race so we can advertise on social media.
Legislative Officer: Bob Adams –
- Issue Advocacy taking advantage of opportunities and countering threats. Opportunity last month was Sec. Zinke secretarial order that raised Recreation on equal footing with Preservation and Development.
Threat to implementation of positive changes at top not being implemented at the bottom, i.e., pending draft BLM RMP revisions are based on policiesPresident Obama’s policies that wererevoked by President Trump. We’ve also contacted President Trump and Senator Heller regarding this.
An opportunity reported in ARRA’s June Washington Newsletter, H.R. 857 by Rep. Paul Cook (R-CA.), congressional designation of 6 existing CA OHV parks.
Another opportunity is Sen. Heller introducing a Bill to stop further wilderness designations.
To take advantage of an opportunityto be seen by other stakeholders as people and establish informal ties, Sean McDaniel & I attended an Outdoor Nevada wasa open house at Las Vegas Land Roverlast week.
- DOD withdrawal requests for Fallon NAS and USAF Tonopah Test Range remain in play. With Alt. 3A proposed by BRC what we’re losing we don’t use and we keep area needed for SNORE and BITD events.
- Crescent Peak: 2 plans proposed for area. Please see addendum. Comments due June 13.
- Our biggest threat is ourselves. In a government of, by, and for the People, few of us are among the People who participate in government.
Despite all we’ve lost most of us don’t feel threatened.
And most of us who feel threatened don’t believe there’s anything we can do about it.
How can we become the issue advocacy force our numbers support?
That ties into
- Clark Co. Public Land Resolution:
Next action on this is June 19, BOCC mtg. at Clark Co. Govt. Ctr.
- Do we oppose it because it bypassesthe established BLM planning process?
- Do we write a better plan. Clark Co. Commissioner Kirkpatrick has offered to work with OHV groups to introduce such a plan.
I’ve tracks in the PBO.
Our tracks are in the USFWS PBO. I need a list of dates when we raced there.
Letter to President Trump: https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/ 180522
Dear President Trump,
Thank you for your appointment and support of Secretary of Interior Zinke. We thank Secretary Zinke for Secretarial Orders 3365 and 3366 elevating recreation’s priority in line with preservation and expanding recreation opportunities on public land. It’s a big step toward restoration of the symbiotic relationship of mankind and Nature. A concern is new ethos at the top isn’t making it down to implementation levels. We ask BLM RMP revisions approaching final drafts be revised to reflect policies of your administration.
The issue is the lion’s share of the West is federally managed public land. How much of the lion’s share of the West should it be managed for the benefit of the people directly affected versus for the perceived benefit of others who live someplace else?
We agree there’s unique, spectacular, epic places that should be and are managed for all Americans. Our disagreement is the management of the rest. The divide is Preservation versus Conservation. Preservationist goal is restore public land to how it looked before white settlers arrived. BLM Resource Mgmt. Plans options are compared by how long it will take to eradicate signs of mankind.
The position of those directly affected is Conservation for sustainable use over preservation. Responsible use is not abuse. Nature is renewable, so use doesn’t use it up. Access to public land needn’t be denied to current generations to be there for future generations. People are better by time spent in natural places. Conservation leads to predictable outcomes. Preservation often to volatile outcomes.
Thank you again. At your service and available to answer questions. And will appreciate your response.
Please keep public land public and open to the public.
Scoring – Report by Tori Collins
May 19th SSTB Desert Post Race Report – No one present
June 2nd Coyotes Desert Post Race Report – No one present
June 9th Wild Bunch Night Race Post Race Report – Dustin Vasquez
35 teams, No injuries, thanks for coming out
June 23rd MRAN All Team Night Race Pre Report – Joe Amey
15 miles, Night Ranch Road
Come early and help load the Dumpster
July 6th & 7th Gamblers Night Race Pre Race Report – Joe Amey
Flyer coming soon. Kids on Friday Big bikes on Saturday.
Bike raffle – Dave Martin – requesting a booth or table at the Monster Energy Cup in October at Sam Boyd Stadium.
Wild Bunch Desert – Dustin – No Desert Race this year. Club members must sit out and help another club with their Desert Race to get club points for the year.
Trophies – Clubs get your trophies made and out there as soon as possible
Gamblers Grand Prix – On board and coming along good.
Dave Martin – Secretary – Dave is moving out of town, will not be able to attend Monday MRAN meetings. Not leaving just can’t make the meetings. If someone can take notes he can still write the minutes.
Pierce Holtfreter – Pierce is no longer the Desert Referee – moved out of state. We need someone to step up and help. Ashley Ross said she can do the job at the Desert Races but not Night Races.
Wild Bunch Desert Race Discussion – MRAN in a whole is a little upset. It was stated if Wild Bunch club members want club points in the desert series they need to sit out help another club with their desert race.
2019 Race Tentative Dates
Jan. 26th – Gamblers
Feb. 9th – Darkside Desert
March 16th – Groundshakers GP
April -27th – Groundshakers Desert
May 18th – SSTB Desert
July 19th/20th – Bushwackers Night
Aug. 24th – SSTB Desert
Sept. 14th Bushwackers Desert
Motion to Adjourn the June 10, 2018 MRAN Meeting by: Jeff Beck
2nd by: Joe Amey @8:39pm
May MRAN Meeting July 2nd 2018, Sierra Gold 6:30pm Jones & Sunset location but may possibly change locations. Pay attention for details.