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President's Message:


    I am pleased to report that the 2nd. Annual "Swell Cure for Cabin Fever" Poker Ride was a great success this year. As last year, we had a combined effort to make it the best ever. There were 350 registered riders, 68 more than last year, and not a problem to speak of with the crowd. Law enforcement individuals were available if necessary but were not needed except to caution some people that were removing a section of markers from the trail.

    I appreciate all of you that made this event happen. The club officers could not have done this without all of your help. All of you who took on different responsibilities to make this successful did a great job. We will be donating to Utah Shared Access Alliance (USA-ALL) and the Blue Ribbon Coalition again this year. These organizations are really going to battle for us.

Mark H. Williams.


Upcoming Events:

April 18, 2001 SEUOHV Club Meeting

7:00 P.M. at the Emery County Courthouse

Agenda:

Discussion of "Swell Cure for Cabin Fever" poker ride. Discussion of the schedule change for Club meetings. Tom Gnojek (BLM) to touch bases with the club and answer questions. Set a date for a Club ride.

Report on Recent Events:

March 31, 2001" Swell cure for Cabin Fever" Poker Ride Fund Raiser

    Friday, March 30th saw people beginning to arrive for this annual event. When Mark and I arrived there were already several campers and trailers on the butte above the registration area. We decided to spend the night so that we could be ready, bright and early, for signups that started right 8:00 A.M. and continued heavily until 11:00 A.M. After that, they trickled in until we closed the course at 1:00 P.M. The first drawing was at 1:30, with some great prizes given out and the second drawing around 4:00 for the next round of riders. We thank all of the vendors that donated prizes or gave us a good deal on purchase prizes to enable us to have a variety. We signed some new members and sold some club hats, shirts, whips and flags. By 7:00 P.M. the area was cleaned up and everyone had cleared out except a few who wanted to spend another night and take advantage of the wonderful weather.

    Our suggestion box received some good input and we appreciate those of you who took the time to let us know your opinions and gave us suggestions as to what you feel could make an even better event next year.

    I am discouraged to pass on to you, however, that there were several different reports (verbally and through the suggestion box) of riders leaving the trail and going cross country. This can only cause problems for the rest of us that are trying to abide by the rules. The majority of the other comments were positive in nature and very satisfying to read.


    A big thanks to Carbon Emery Motorsports for donating the money to print the newsletter and to Mark and Terry for donating the bulk mailing permit to help SEUOHV Club with postage. Thanks also to Kirt Jones for operating the seuohvclub.org web site to keep everyone informed.


    The education program for youth ages 8 through 15 is going well. There were 32 students taught in Elmo in March and 35 in Ferron so far in April. Be sure and get your kids to sign up if they haven't participated yet. They must have this course to ride legally in Utah.