SFWDA BOD Members and others participating with on-line meeting:


Ray Stanley, Brian Overly, Doyle Punches, Flint Holbrook, Jon Plaza, Walter Shafer, Lucas Weidner, Jeremy Rose, Greg Griffith, Roger Theurer, Jay Bird, Brent Galloway




2014 Calendar

SFWDA Calendar events for balance of year:


November 1, 2014 SFWDA Trials Training Center Meet and Ride,

Sequatchie, TN. Brian Overly,VP, will host.

November 1-7, 2014 – Blue Ribbon Coalition, NAMRC and SEMA 2014

December 6, 2014 SFWDA Annual Meeting and Leadership Council,

Oak Ridge, TN

Walter to investigate use of a webinar format for the Annual meeting.

  • Combine 2014 Annual Meeting and 2015 Leadership Meeting

  • Financial Review

  • Membership Overview and Integration Update

  • Web and Social Media Overview

  • SFWDA Grant Overviews

  • Equipment Assessments

  • Land Use Updates

  • 2015 Elections – Vice President, Secretary, Land Use and Conservation

  • Introduce Leadership Council Concept and Plan for 2015

  • Off-Road Business Associations, Inc.

  • Planning for 2015 and Beyond


Dixie Run 28 Follow-Up

  1. Overview comments by Greg Griffith. Positive feedback.

  2. A follow-up Manufacturer’s survey will be out shortly for responses prior to SEMA.

  3. A DR28 final survey will be out for participants to provide event feedback and ideas for improvements in 2015.

  4. Brian Overly plans to coordinate additional trail maintenance work with GMP in early 2015.

  5. Final attendance – 269 Registrations, 532 Participants

  6. Reviewed current year event financials and 10 year historical trends.



SFWDA Membership 2015

  1. Update on Membee integration and timelines for club coordination for 2015 renewals. Lucas Weidner is targeting November 10-14 for Membee to be live and ready.

  2. Plan is to use our newest clubs, Rock Corps 4x4 and Ugly Off Road, as prototypes for Membee integration.

  3. Highlighted target new clubs for 2015 including Chattanooga Off Road Enthusiasts, Georgia Trail Riders, Jeep Masters of Augusta, Jeeps and Wrenches, Rocket City Rock Crawlers, Carolina Wheelers and several other regional clubs. Additional discussions underway with Keystone Off Road Club, Wicked Jeeps and Ocala Jeep Club.


JJUSA Update for 2015

  1. Flint Holbrook to follow-up with JJUSA regarding 2015 plans.


SFWDA Grant Update

  1. Updated status of YouTube project with Dave Logan and Jake White.

  2. Narration work to begin shortly.

  3. Target introduction – December 2014.


Public Relations Update

  1. Jon Plaza updated new business partners and SFWDA member discounts

  2. Received new Tread Lightly posters with SFWDA logo. Available for distribution to clubs.

  3. “Members has Benefits” will be updated shortly.



Land Use Updates

  1. Coalmont – Roger Theurer reports that Coalmont has received an Adventure Tourism District designation. Currently no land deal is available.

  2. Daniel Boone National Forest – Flint Holbrook will invite Jeffrey Dozier to December 6 meeting for updates.

  3. Beasley Knob – Reported from October visit with Kevin Sutz and Curtis Barnhart, GBR. Flint Holbrook will invite Jeffrey Dozier to December 6 meeting for updates.

  4. Uwharrie National Forest - Flint Holbrook will invite Jeffrey Dozier to December 6 meeting for updates.


Off-Road Business Association, Inc.

  1. Initial discussion regarding ORBA.

  2. 501c6 Non-Profit Trade Association

  3. Proactive on land use policies.

  4. Attempts to develop a coordinated response to land use issues.

  5. Add to Annual Meeting agenda for further discussion, investigation and/or engagement.


Meeting adjourned at 9:10 PM