Meeting Minutes July 25, 2001

Meeting called to order by President, Glenn at 7:00 p.m. followed by the pledge of allegiance. Welcome to guests: Dan – 72 Blazer, James and Diane- 94 Toyota PU, Rich and Suyen Kimme - 83 CJ7, Ralph Payne- 72 Blazer.

Members Present: Charlie and Becky Babcock, Matthew D. Parkes, Scott Nixon, Ken Bell, Don Munzer, Tim and Nicole Kennedy, Ted, Loran and Jake Gersztyn, Marty Boetel, Glenn McConnell, Ed Lyons, Fred Blanco, Dan Romanenko, and Steve Graham.

Treasury Report- $3299.41 in our checking account. Membership cards/dash plaques are available get with Glenn after the meeting if you haven’t received yours. Calling chain has not had to be used.

August run- August 25, 2001 – Trail 42. Meet Scott Nixon at the corner of Cave Creek and Bartlett Dam Rd. at 9:00 a.m. This is a good trail for beginners as well as several opportunities for challenging hill climbs and water crossings.

Chuck Wells' book is at the printers. There might be some possibilities of a bulk discount order once the book is available.

Mr. Ed donated a video for our raffle but it was voted at the meeting to donate it to the Jamboree raffle.

Quarterly Meeting in Happy Jack which is near Mormon Lake.

September run was discussed and it was decided that we would do the Jamboree pre-runs and possibly make it an overnighter.

DD Fabrications- owned by Ranger Dave and Dave Hickman are helping to sponsor a three day event beginning Friday, July 27, 2001 - Sunday, July 29, 2001. Log onto for pictures of this event.

Marty attended a State Trust Land meeting where he feels that the State Trust is trying to insure the future of OHV travel on State Trust Land. They are trying to create a 20-year plan to insure OHV access.

Rich and Suyen Kimme were voted in as new members. Welcome!

John Tash just had heart bypass surgery, please keep him in your thoughts.

Meeting Adjourned at 8:00 p.m.

Meeting Minutes Submitted by Becky Babcock

Editors Corner

Some months this newsletter writes itself almost. Some months, people basically write it for me. Then there are the months when I have no trip reports, few up coming events, and I spend hours staring at a blank page. Guess which kind of month this is.

Last meeting several people commented they have never seen the club bylaws. Everybody should have received a copy when they joined, but we sometimes run out of new member packets. They are attached, mostly because they take up three whole pages. They are also a good cure for insomnia.

Scott Nixon,


Trip Report

Sorry, no trip reports this month. Trip leaders send me your pictures and write-ups! I can scan you pictures, and will be happy to assist in writing the report if you just want to give me a few quick notes on what happened.

Calendar of Events

August 25: FR42. Meet at the intersection of Bartlett Dam Road and Cave Creek at 9AM. Trail is a 3.0-3.5. Lots of loose hill climbs, rutted wash outs, and off camber crawls. No rocks, and usually little brush. Depending on the river level there may be some optional mud holes. This trail is one of my favorites, bring lots of water and come play in the dirt! Trip leader is me, er, Scott Nixon.

August 29: Monthly club meeting, 7pm at Peter Piper Pizza, Northeast corner of Alma School and Elliot.

September Trip: Pre-runs for Jamboree Trails. Details to be announced later.

September 26: Monthly club meeting, 7pm at Peter Piper Pizza, Northeast corner of Alma School and Elliot.

October 19-21: Jamboree!

Newsletter Cover Photo

This month's cover photo is yours truly climbing the Lion's Back in Moab. It may not look like much on paper, but it was quite a climb. Thanks to Mike Tutor for the awesome digital picture.


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Joke of the Month

Things to do in an elevator:

-Stare, grinning, at another passenger for a while, and then announce: "I've got new socks on!"

-Make race car noises when anyone gets on or off.

-Grimace painfully while smacking your forehead and muttering: "Shut up,
dammit, all of you just shut UP!"

-Whistle the first seven notes of "It's a Small World" incessantly.

-Crack open your briefcase or purse and, while peering inside, ask: "Got enough air in there?"

-Offer name tags to everyone getting on the elevator. Wear yours upside-down.

-Stand silent and motionless in the corner, facing the wall, without getting off.

-When arriving at your floor, grunt and strain to yank the doors open, then act embarrassed when they open by themselves.

-Lean over to another passenger and whisper: "Noogie patrol coming!"

-Greet everyone getting on the elevator with a warm handshake and ask them to call you Admiral.

-Stare at another passenger for a while, then announce "You're one of THEM!" and move to the far corner of the elevator.

-Leave a box between the doors.

-Shadow box.

-Say "Ding!" at each floor.

-Draw a little square on the floor with chalk and announce to the other passengers that this is your "personal space".

-Announce in a demonic voice: "I must find a more suitable host body!"

-Make explosion noises when anyone presses a button.

-Put a desk in there and ask everyone who enters if they have an appointment.