April 2019 Membership Meeting Minutes

CRAMBA’s April 2019 Membership Meeting was held on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 7pm at Hog’s Hollow in Utica.

Meeting was called to order with Brian McPherson, Wade Robbins, Steve Vigneau, and Roger Class present for the CRAMBA Board. (Mike Reeves were excused absence.) Minutes recorded by Steve Vigneau.

  • CRAMBA presented the Wildcat groomer to Addison Oaks for their trail grooming use in the next winter season.
  • Steve Vigneau discussed the Shelden Trails project with the membership
  • Bike Patrol (Jeremy Verbeke)
    • Orientations coming up.
    • Transition from IMBA to National Ski Patrol association is complete.
    • Currently 46 CRAMBA Bike Patrolers.
  • Membership (Chris Westerlund)
    • 438 Members with Paid-Up Dues
    • Membership drive coming up where two Pivot biked will be given away.
  • Addison Oaks Race (Chris Westerlund)
    • Second Sunday of September, per usual.
    • Will be the last race of the CPS Series this year, which should get a good turnout.
  • Massive Fallout
    • Will be overseen by Wade Robbins this year, with assistance from Brian McPherson.
    • Taking place on September 28, 2019.
  • MiSCA Race will be happening at River Bends later this year.
  • Island Lake Bike Demo happening on May 4th; Brian McPherson will be representing CRAMBA.
  • Finances (Steve Vigneau)
    • Current balance of $31,506
    • Reminds Trail Coordinators to find projects, as this money is available for supporting the trails.
  • Trail Updates
    • Columbus Park: Currently under water, May trail day in the works.
    • Bloomer: Erik will be doing some clean-up on Easter Monday.
    • Holly/Holdridge: Todd Parkinson provided an update on status; mostly good.
    • Pontiac Lake: Trail Days on May 11 and June 9th, 9am to noon, meeting at trailhead.
    • River Bends: Trail days will be forthcoming to finish the new parts of the CK Canal Loop.
    • Seven Lakes: Work is under way with the park to formalize CRAMBA’s relationship.
    • Stony Creek: Trail Day on Easter Saturday, meeting in the B Lot, at 9am.
    • Holly High School: Good to go!
    • CRPT: Under water, as usual for this time of the year.
  • ODRAM donated an entry to be given away to a CRAMBA member. Roger Class held a drawing and it was won by Chris Patton.
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