MRAN MEETING MINUTES May 7, 2018
Meeting brought to order by: Roy Ulrich @ 6:37pm
Roll with voting members
Bushwackers – 2
- 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 – 2
- Dustin Vasquez Rhett Ogden Alt. 1 – Shelley Webb Alt. 2 – Dan Webb
Yucca Chuckers – 0
- Jeff Beck Candice Benson Alt. 1 – Todd Parker Alt. 2 – JR Zanoth
April 2018 meeting minutes approved by: Sean McDaniel
2nd by: Pierce Holtfreter
President: Roy Ulrich –
Been a busy month.
Been up working on the Groundshakers race.
Missed the call from SuperX contact person about setting up a MRAN booth, but we are good for 2019 for sure.
Groundshakers race still working on scoring with coach
Vice President: Joe Amey –
Desert Clean up – will be on the same weekend of the MRAN Joint night race on June 23rd, NEED all clubs to participate in the clean up and the joint night race.
Paper work is also done for the joint night race – all clubs please participate
Treasurer: Coach Collins –
Online sign ups are working good
Treasurer Report approved by:
Desert Referee: Pierce Holtfreter –
Sold 29 cards at the Groundshakers Race
Will NOT be at the SSTB Race to sell cards.
Grand Prix Referee: Ashley Ross –
Turned in money from the GP’s to Coach
Web Site – Justin Wray
1 web site order for a shirt – Ashley will take care of it and mail it out.
Public Relations – Ashley Ross –
Reported online sales for the WIN This Bike Raffle
Legislative Officer: Bob Adams –
CONVERTING RANT TO ADVOCACY:
- Anti-access groups advocate laws to lawmakers. Some of them get passed.
- Laws we blame the BLM for enforcing.
- Their viewpoints becoming law is proof issue advocacy works.
- How do we make issue advocacy work for us?
THANK YOU, LETTER, TO DOI SEC. ZINKE AND PRESIDENT TRUMP:
Thank you for elevating the priority of recreation in line with preservation and disposal. I appreciate your efforts and President Trump’s efforts to return pubic land management to principles of sustainable use. A problem from our perspective is positive changes in Washington, D.C are slow reaching the implementation level. Cases in point, RMPs (Resource Management Plans) drafts approaching records of decision contradict new policies of the new administration. RMPs set planning criteria for decade(s) to come. We’re waiting for the Trump RMP. In the case of the southern Nevada (BLM-SNDO) 2018 RMP revision draft, we got a Hillary RMP instead. RMP Planning alternatives are evaluated by how many years it will take to eradicate all signs of mankind. VRM (Visual Resource Management) is a new tool proposed to for the purpose of eradicating all signs of mankind from the public land 180507 MRAN LIR
landscape. The SNDO RMP draft proposes adding a million acres of new wilderness by a new classification, LWC (Lands with Wilderness Characteristics). There’s already too much public land locked away and mismanaged as wilderness.
We acknowledge there are spectacular places that rightfully belong to all Americans. RMPs set management policies for the rest that should be managed based on real issues for the real stakeholders. The Disney full length cartoon “Bambi” isn’t a documentary. But pending RMPs attempt to remake the bulk of the West in a Disney
image for the perceived benefit of people who see it out of tiny windows at thirty thousand feet. The RMPs aredeceiving in they classify millions of areas for recreation, at the same time overlaying those areas with management issues that preclude recreation. If implemented as written, proposed RMPs will set the course of less public land available for recreation by more people. Proof of above assertions are lengthy but will be
Substantiated upon request. And we look forward to working with you to restore public land management toStewardship based on sustainable multiple use.
Ideas not included:
- For too many years people traveling by vehicles have been excluded from public land because their being there COULD adversely affect one issue or another.
But even after closures had no effect, the closures continued.
- What’s allowed and not allowed on public land is increasingly determined by what’s
appropriate. What’s not appropriate is determined by what offends people. Some people are offended by the vehicles in natural places. Their being offended is reason enough to prohibit whatever offends them. An irony, the people most offended by vehicles in natural places rarely visit them.
- Replace “appropriate” with “sustainable” in planning docs. Sustainable determined by empirical data leading to scientific conclusions. I’m sorrow some are offended by mechanical things in natural places. But there’s already more than sufficient areas set aside for them in restrictive use classifications, including wilderness. With rare
exception, overcrowding isn’t a wilderness issue. Why does the search for more wilderness continue? VOTE – MAKE YOUR VOICE COUNT:
May 12, 2018: Voter Registration Ends: Last day to register to vote or to update your
existing registration, without having to appear in-person at the Election Department offices, or without having to register on the Secretary of State\’s website. Click the link below to check that your voter registration information is current and correct, so that you are eligible to vote June 12th in the Primary Election (Federal/State).
May 26, 2018: Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting starts: Any voter registered in Clark County may vote at any early voting site within the County. Hours and days vary by location.
June 5, 2018: Absentee Ballot Request deadline – By Mail: Last day for the Election Department to RECEIVE WRITTEN mail ballot requests.
June 8, 2018: Early Voting/In Person Absentee voting ends: Any voter registered in Clark County may vote at any early voting site within the County. Hours and days vary by location.
June 12, 2018: PRIMARY ELECTION
Scoring – Report by Tori Collins
April 28th Groundshakers Desert Post Race Report – Dave Martin
Thank you for all who came out, helped, and donated.
128 total riders, 35 mini’s, 93 big bikes
Hats off to Austin Monk for stopping and helping a downed rider. Cole Sasso took a hit to the head and spent the night in the hospital. Dave & Ashley visited him and all was good.
Couple other minor injuries
Trophy’s will be ordered as soon as results are final.
May 19th SSTB Desert Pre Race Report – Coach Collins
Goto facebook and watch the downloaded video.
Please ask coach if you have any questions
June 2nd Coytes Desert Pre Race Report – Not Present
Roy got a call while in meeting.
Flyer coming soon
31.7 miles big bikes
8 miles, 1 hour for 85’s
1 mile, 45mins for 50’s
Bike raffle – Dave Martin – turned in money from tickets sold at races
Wild Bunch Grand Prix – Dustin – No GP this year
Wild Bunch Desert – Dustin – Trying to find a date for 2018.
Trophies – Clubs get your trophies made and out there as soon as possible
Austin Monk – Need to do something special for him for his act of Great Sportsmanship helping a down rider. Roy will get something made.
CVC – Needs to change the race date. BLM won’t allow them to use the current date.
Q motion was made to allow the CVC’s to change their date to July 28th.
APPROVED – No Opposed
Roy has been trying to contact TASK Lighting for some support.
15% discount online use code: MRAN30
Scott Weisheim talked about the log form we should look at and all clubs start using it to log our hours and expenses.
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 May 7, 2018 MRAN Meeting by: Dave Martin
2nd by: 8:52@pm
May MRAN Meeting June 4th 2018, Sierra Gold 6:30pm Jones & Sunset location but may possibley change locations. Pay attention for details.