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MWC BOD Discussions/Official Votes

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On 2/3/2011, President Fore Wheeler brought up the idea of a MWC debit card for our account.

After all discussions, on 1/4/2012 it was decided to leave the system as is.
 
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On 1/11/2012, President Fore Wheeler started the official vote on paid members having free camping at Winterfest paid for by the MWC funds.

Also on 1/11/2012 voting ended passing the motion with 4 yay, 0 nay, 1 abstain.
 
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On 2/10/2012, V. President Rev Den requested the recorder XJosh95 post a thread informing the chapter that Winterfest 2012 will have 2 campfires: one for the normal rowdy crowd, one for a more family environment.

Also on 2/10/2012, XJosh95 opened the thread announcing 2 campfires in the Winterfest 2012 section.
 
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Winterfest Numbers:
As per tech inspection slips: 50 rigs, 53 in group photo.
As per waivers: 109 registered attendees.
As per monies: 113 dinners sold, 105 counted on Sean's fingers and toes.
Free Campers: 92.

Good turnout. Let's do it again next year. The BOD thanks you for your continued support and activity with our chapter and sport.
 
The Midwest Chapter held a special election for the BOD position of treasurer.
Polls opened March 20, 2012 and were closed April 3, 2012.
John "RamRod" Popp won over Sue "Rev's Susie" Giroux by a voter tally of 32 to 26 with an impressive voter turnout of 58 voters.

The MWC BOD would like to express it's thanks to John, Sue and those who participated and congratulations to John!
 
As per your requests, on 5/16/12 MWC President Dan "Fore Wheeler" Wheeler began discussions and motioned the BOD/MWC Store place an order for MWC an coozies. On 5/17/12 voting began and in 5/17/12 voting reached the required majority and the motion passed.

Yay - 4
Nay - 1
 
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On or near the date of 6/2/2012, V. Pres. Dennis (Rev Den) Giroux suggested to the BOD that the MWC buys safety vests to use in lieu of the tired (and now retired) Winterfest Staff hoodies.

The issue was put into official vote on 6/21/2012, reached a majority and was passed on 6/22/2012 by a vote of
Yay: 5

Also on 6/22/2012, Treasurer John (Ram Rod) Popp ordered said safety vests.
 
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On 9/2/12, Dan "Fore Wheeler" Wheeler voiced his concern for a stronger regulation on NAXJA MWC required trail equipment in the area of fire extinguishers. After a time of deliberation and discussion, it is decided that the MWC will now strongly suggest that participants carry at least 2 of the smaller fire extinguishers or one much larger extinguisher.
 
In an informative letter, the Wisconsin Off-Highway Vehicle Association (WHOVA) informed the MWC Treasurer, John 'Ram Rod' Popp that our land use donation is being used in the manner of which intended.

WHOVA had this to say:

"On September 12th The Wisconsin Off-Highway Vehicle Association met with a team from the U.S. Forest service To idscuss issues affecting long term continued motorized recreational access to the Pipeline 4x4 Trail on the eastern side of the Chequamegon - Nicolet nationl forest.

They were given a grant project ( RTA-466-10)
The grant allows WOHVA to utilize federal recreational trails act grant funding to rehabilitate the access to the pipeline 4 x 4 trail. Forest Service road # 55552 at FR # 904385 both roads are located in the eastern most region of the Laona / lakewood ranger District Of the CNNF. This grant project is part of a USFS/WOHVA partnership ( outlined in the 5 year memo of understanding)

Work on FR# 9044385 was to begin on September 24th and any closures were to only last two weeks."

Although there was no formal mention of the MWC, this proves to show that our donated monies are being utilized to their full potential.
 
On or near the date of 11/10/12, in an official decision, it was made that the responsibilities of the MWC Store and Winterfest Registration become the duties of the Treasurer henceforth.
 
On 12/5/12, the motion of the return of free camping for members at Winterfest was brought to an official vote. The motion reached a majority decision also on 12/5/12.

Yay: 5
Nay: 0

Free camping at Winterfest for paid members is available again.
 
On 12/6/12, Dennis (Rev Den) Giroux set forth in motion that starting with WF 13 the VP shall be officially responsable for the following:

Trailmaster
Organizing trail leaders
Organizing Tech inspectors
Final say on any questionable tech issues.
Oversee and assist with trash removal and clean-up after the dinner and the potluck

The motion has passed.

Yay: 5
Nay: 0
 
On or near the date of 12/15/12, discussions began on the subject of the MWC's involvement in the Moab 30th event on the level of manpower and a monetary donation.

On 12/16/12, President Dan (Fore Wheeler) Wheeler called a vote into action and the motion passed.

Yay: 5
Nay: 0
 
On 2/25/13 President Dan (ForeWheeler) Wheeler opened discussions as to how we can donate towards the GiveawayXJ. National had expressed a need for a compressor and a rough cost of $400. Discussions opted we split the cost of the compressor with another chapter.

On 3/5/13 Director Matt (MacGyvr) Rowland motioned we donate $200 towards a compressor for the GiveawayXJ. Also on 3/5/13 the motion was carried by majority with a final vote of:

Yay: 5
Nay: 0
 
WinterFest 2013 was another great one for the MWC. I always appreciate seeing people who've never made the trip before. That being said:

We sold 130 dinner tickets (7 over last year!) and we had 97 pre-registered persons.

A great thank you goes out to those of you who have done your best to make everything easier. Everyone from the few who remembered their waivers to those who volunteer to lead/gun the trails to the people who stick around after dinner to make sure the VFW is as clean or cleaner than when we arrived to the people who open their wallets for the raffle. Last but certainly not least, our sponsor: Iron Rock Offroad.

Thank you very much for all that everyone did.
 
On 5/6/2013, President Dan (ForeWheeler) Wheeler made a motion to use MWC monies for a land use donation towards Cadillac Jeepers Fence Fund in Mesick, Michigan. This would be $250 from MWC and $250 from national, for a total of $500. This is where the Blessing of the Jeeps is held and it is also a soccer field for youth soccer.

Both President Dan (ForeWheeler) Wheeler and Director Matt (MacGyvr) Rowland were at the Blessing of the Jeeps this past weekend and "it is truly an awesome event." There were over 1400 Jeeps and approx 4500 people and several vendors including Jeep.

Also on 5/6/2013, the motion was passed with a vote of:

Yay - 5
Nay - 0

This is an excellent venue for the MWC to get our name and purpose out to the public and larger communities.
 
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On 5/13/13, Director Matt (MacGyvr) Rowland brought up discussion of mandating the inclusion of price and location in the MWC Classifieds section when posting items for sale. Discussion led to the determination that these were fair additions to the forum rules and an accurate location on the Member/Supporter/User's post box was sufficient enough for location.

Also on 5/13/13, motion was made and votes were taken.

Yay - 5
Nay - 0
 
On 5/6/2013, President Dan (ForeWheeler) Wheeler made a motion to use MWC monies for a land use donation towards Cadillac Jeepers Fence Fund in Mesick, Michigan. This would be $250 from MWC and $250 from national, for a total of $500. This is where the Blessing of the Jeeps is held and it is also a soccer field for youth soccer.

Both President Dan (ForeWheeler) Wheeler and Director Matt (MacGyvr) Rowland were at the Blessing of the Jeeps this past weekend and "it is truly an awesome event." There were over 1400 Jeeps and approx 4500 people and several vendors including Jeep.

Also on 5/6/2013, the motion was passed with a vote of:

Yay - 5
Nay - 0

This is an excellent venue for the MWC to get our name and purpose out to the public and larger communities.
National has taken their votes on the MWC's proposed Land Use donation.

Aye 8
Nay 0
Abstain 0
Absent 1

Motion Passed

Cadillac Jeepers Fence Fund will receive a $500 donation from the MWC on behalf of both NAXJA and the MWC.
 
On 7/8/13, President Dan (Fore Wheeler) Wheeler began discussions of the MWC Facebook page. Concern has risen from other chapters' issues regarding their Facebook pages and their issues prompting the discussion.

In order to maintain a great level of civility and ensure BOD control of the MWC Facebook page, the following rules were brought into discussion.

1. The Facebook page shall have at least 2 MWC BOD members to function as admins.
2. Austin Lee shall be owner of the page and have admin rights until such time that he decides to relinquish that right, or until his membership shall expire. At that time the MWC BOD shall assume full control of the :NAXJA:-MWC Facebook page.
3. Users shall not post any inappropriate content, including but not limited to, pornography, vulgar language, racist comments, or anything else that the majority of members would consider offensive. All posts should fit within the spirit of the :NAXJA: forum rules.
4. Users of the Facebook page will be limited to those currently registered on the forums, with no regard to chapter or membership. Those already part of the Facebook page shall be grandfathered.

On 7/15/13, Director Matt (macgyvr) Rowland called a vote on the Facebook motion. Also on 7/15/13 the motion passed.

Aye - 5
Nay - 0

**Please note that these rules are subject to change or be amended at any time the BOD deems necessary.
 
Vice President, Dennis Giroux resigned from his position early November 19, 2013.

His resignation was accepted by President, Dan Wheeler.
 
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