John E. Schnorr
The Wisconsin Off-Highway vehicle Association is saddened to hear of the loss of John E. Schnorr beloved father of John Schnorr, WOHVA founder and past Executive Director. John E. Schnorr was a lifelong resident of Two Rivers WI and an Army Veteran and carpenter, owner of Schnorr Builders until retirement. WOHVA sends our deepest sympathies to the entire Schnorr family in this time of sorrow.
July '14 Member of the Month
WOHVA’s July '14 Member of the Month Winner
Congratulations to Jim Wedemeyer of Little Chute, Wisconsin. Jim has been selected as our July WOHVA Member of the Month! WOHVA appreciates your support! Each month, WOHVA selects one lucky WOHVA Individual Member at random to be recognized as the WOHVA Member of the Month. Winners are announced on the WOHVA website and awarded a special monthly prize (Box of "FREE STUFF!"). All current WOHVA Individual Members are eligible to win. Congratulations Jim, hope to see you at WOHVA events in 2014! Bring friends!
WOHVA’s June '14 Member of the Month Winner
Congratulations to Jesse Thompson of Menasha, Wisconsin. Jesse has been selected as our March WOHVA Member of the Month! Jesse is a veteran of GNTR 2013 and the only participant to bring two different vehicles for two different days! WOHVA appreciates your support! Each month, WOHVA selects one lucky WOHVA Individual Member at random to be recognized as the WOHVA Member of the Month. Winners are announced on the WOHVA website and awarded a special monthly prize (Box of "FREE STUFF!"). All current WOHVA Individual Members are eligible to win.
Congratulations Jesse, hope to see you at more events in 2014! Bring friends!
To benefit the association with safety equipment, chain saws and tools for volunteers who will help build the Motorized Recreation Area in northern Wisconsin.
Saturday October 4, 2014
9:00 am Scramble with Buffet Lunch to follow.
Participant Cost: $95.00
(Price includes: 18 Holes with cart, two drinks, buffet lunch & prizes) RSVP by September 1st.
To register your foursome, please contact:
Royal St. Patricks Golf Links
201 Royal St. Pats Dr.
Wrightstown, WI 54180
The Fall Trails Meeting will immediately follow the Outing Buffet. If you wish to attend the buffet only the cost will be $14.00. RSVP for the buffet by September 13, 2014.
WOHVA Update April '14
Thank you to all our annual meeting attendees and sponsors. Friday’s volunteer banquet was a great time with good food and great people. WOHVA is proud to award a Volunteer of the Year Award at each Volunteer banquet. This award is given to a deserving person who is decided on by the past Volunteer of the Year winners. The 2013 award is awarded in 2014. Our winner is Mike Diermeier. Mike and his wife Carol and Jeep CJ5 “Cooter” attended nearly every work weekend during the 2013 season and helped out above and beyond the norm. Thanks Mike!
Annual meeting is also a time for elections. Thank you to all our candidates, incumbent and otherwise. Our 2014-2015 Board of Directors consists of Dan Bergin CEO, John Lewins COO, Jerry Stephens CCO and Dave Groshek CFO.
Special thanks for many years of service to Jayne Duenkel. Jayne recently passed the membership position on to Laura Bergin. Jayne has done an absolutely awesome job in this thankless position for longer than I can remember. She passed all the information and systems over in great order to make the job as easy as possible for our new volunteer. Thank you Jayne! Rejoin us soon!
I had trouble finding words to describe our volunteers so I borrowed some quotes. “Volunteers are not paid -- not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.” This one applies very well to our group: “Some people want it to happen, some wish it to happen, others make it happen.” Our group is the latter and we all know that slowly we are converting the former in to us.
Below is an update from our tireless Legislative Director John Schnorr.
OHV & OHM Sticker Programs Update
Assembly Bill 369 (AB36) relates to the regulation of off-highway vehicles, creating an off-highway vehicle council, granting rule-making authority, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, making appropriations, and providing penalties. It is a sticker program for full-size 4WD vehicles (both street legal and non-registered).
AB369 was introduced in the Wisconsin State Assembly on September 13th, 2013. From there AB369 was referred to the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources and Sporting Heritage. The Public Hearing for AB369 was held on September 25th, 2013. Four amendments were introduced to AB369 and it was then referred to the Joint Committee on Finance on February 3rd. Fiscal implications of AB369 were then researched by the Wisconsin Fiscal Bureau and their findings reported back to the Joint Committee on Finance.
The complete bill document (including amendments) and the entire history of AB369 can be downloaded and tracked at:
Assembly Bill 694 (AB694) relates to the operation of off-highway motorcycles, granting rule-making authority, providing penalties, and making appropriations. It is a sticker program for motorcycles.
AB694 was introduced in the Wisconsin State Assembly on January 31st, 2014. From there AB694 was referred to the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources and Sporting Heritage. The Public Hearing for AB694 was held on February 12th, 2014. Currently AB694 is still awaiting action from the Committee.
The complete bill document and the entire history of AB694 can be downloaded and tracked at:
The Wisconsin State Assembly has ended their current legislative session. The Wisconsin State Senate will do so shortly.
That leaves us with two very good pieces of legislation which have no hope of passage during the current year. Unfortunately, that’s how our system of government works.
Following the elections later this fall, the Wisconsin State Assembly and the Wisconsin will convene in a new session in January 2015. At that time, WOHVA hopes to have both these proposed laws introduced once again.
So, in short, we will start again with a new legislature in 2015. WOHVA will begin immediately developing a plan of attack to succeed in passage of these important programs. Please watch the WOHVA Forums for information on how you can help to assure passage in 2015.
“Remember, join and advocate (that’s) the two most important things that you can do!”
- Del Albright (April ’09, WOHVA’s 5th Annual Wisconsin OHV Enthusiast Workshops)
WOHVA’s April '14 Member of the Month Winner
Congratulations to Thomas Hansen of La Crosse, Wisconsin. Thomas has been selected as our March WOHVA Member of the Month! WOHVA appreciates your support! Each month, WOHVA selects one lucky WOHVA Individual Member at random to be recognized as the WOHVA Member of the Month. Winners are announced on the WOHVA website and awarded a special monthly prize (Box of "FREE STUFF!"). All current WOHVA Individual Members are eligible to win.
Congratulations Thomas, hope to meet you in 2014!
WOHVA Update February '14
Every month WOHVA provides our members and other motorized trail recreation advocates with this short synopsis of WOHVA's efforts to assure that environmentally responsible OHV recreational opportunities are expanded here the Badger State.
February 22nd WOHVA hosted the Spring Trail Meeting at Royal St. Patrick's Golf Links in Wrightstown, WI. The WOHVA Trail Coordinators with members and prospective members to discuss plans for WOVHA trails days and WOHVA events being planned for 2014. Presentations by Head Trail Coordinator John Lewins and CEO Dan Bergin covered, safety, dates, procedures, WORVPI updates and well as updates regarding AB369- WOHVA's pending OHV sticker legislation.
In 2014 WOHVA has worked to boost corporate sponsorship to assist with reaching our goals an upholding the mission statement. Each monthly update I would like to spotlight one of our new partners. RSP, host of the spring trail meeting is owned by WOHVA members and has committed in 2014 to continuing the partnership started in 2013. Royal St. Patrick's Golf Links is Appleton and Green Bay's best conditioned golf course. Conveniently located along Hwy 41 in Wrightstown, Wisconsin. This challenging, well manicured, championship layout has great greens and beautiful fairways. Royal St. Patrick's is a public golf course adjoined by golf course lots and the Royal St. Patrick's residential community. In addition to the very unique Links style golf course, Royal St. Patrick's boasts the Crosswind Sports Bar and Grille and delicious Friday Night Fish Fry. Crosswind, with its plantation style building, is a wonderful location for Weddings, Banquets, Meeting Space and Parties of every variety. www.royalstpatricks.com
"Remember, join and advocate (that's) the two most important things that you can do!"
- Del Albright (April '09, WOHVA's 5th Annual Wisconsin OHV Enthusiast Workshops)
The Wisconsin Off-Highway Vehicle Association exists for the sole purpose of proactively assuring that public and private off-highway motorized vehicular recreational opportunities are expanded in Wisconsin for safe use by this and future generations