SFWDA Leadership Meeting Minutes



MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2017


  • Ray Stanley, President
  • Al Sweney, Vice President
  • Aimee Darnell, Recording Secretary
  • Doyle Punches, Treasurer
  • Lucas Weidner, Director of Membership
  • Flint Holbrook, Director of Conservation and Land Management
  • Andy Warren, Director of Conservation and Land Management
  • Jon Plaza, Director of Public Relations
  • Pete Mier, Director of Public Relations
  • Walter Shafer, Web Administrator and Public Relations
  • Aaron Roddy, Ohio River Four Wheel Drive Club
  • Joseph Lambert, Stones River Jeep Club
  • Roger Theurer, STLC Association
  • Denver Isaacs, Scenic City 4WD Club
  • Jim Berliner, Trick N’ Traction
  • Jeff Dodgen, Foothills Jeep Club
  • Rio Risner, Stones River Jeep Club
  • Jay Bird, Georgia Bounty Runners
  • Dirk Deyoung, NAXJA
  • Neal Raval, Central North Carolina 4x4 (CNC 4x4)
  • Joe Kling, Ohio River Four Wheel Drive Club
  • Brian Staley, East TN 4WED Club
  • Tony Wilson, Rock Corp 4x4
  • Bob Yarbrough, Rock Solid Jeep Club
  • Scott Pope, Mule Town Jeepers
  • Joe Cortner
  • Jake White 



SFWDA 2017 Approved Budget at Annual meeting in December

  • Ray covered items listed within the budget

SFWDA 2017 Bylaw Review (Last update was in 2006.)

Updates needed to cover:

  • Reflect current operational and technology strategies
  • Formalize leadership council and processes
  • Engage emerging communications platforms
  • Al covered what covered in the March 2017 meeting to review a draft and develop a strategy
  • Draft should be ready for submission to Leadership Council June 2017 with presentation for Membership for approval at the 2017 Annual Meeting.

Trailfest 14- May 4-7, 2017 Adventure Off Road Park, South Pittsburg, TN

  • Walter provided updates with vendors and registration.
  • Volunteer spots are approximately 85% filled.
  • Additional trails options have been added this year.

2017 Calendar

                Ray covered the events on the approved 2017 Calendar.

  •  Jay promoted the GBR 14th Annual Mud 4 Blood event on April 22, 2017
  •  Roger promoted the STLCA GSMTR event on May 15-21, 2017
  •  Walter confirmed same format for the Unlimited Off Road Expo in Louisville KY in June
  •  Spring 2017 Highlights
  •  St Jude’s 4 Wheeling for a Cure Event:  $40,028.42 
  •  Crawling for Reid: approximately $120,000
  •  Mud 4 Blood: Event scheduled for April 22

 SFWDA 2017 Grant Updates

  • SFWDA continuing support with:  TreadLightly, UFWDA, BlueRibbon Coalition Sharetrails, & ORBA
  •  Al shared success with The 2nd Trick N’ Traction Tread Lightly Educational Event held Feb 25
  •  2017 Educational Video Series:   first video has been outlined
  •  Big Creek Access Improvements
    •  Feb 14-15Total project costs $5175Grant award $2000
    •  CTB Matching funds and support by NC OHV community
    •  Project Complete           
    •  Big Creek Educational Shelter:  Delayed until late June 2017


SFWDA Land Use Updates

  • Ray provided quick summary for Uwharrie National Forest-complete new set of officers
  • Aaron and Joe provided status on Daniel Boone Backcountry Byway.
  • Jay discussed Beasley Knob OHV:  grant project was completed on time and under budget
  • Roger updated on Coalmont TN RTP project: close to getting land
  • Region 8 RRAC meeting scheduled for May 9-10, 2017
  • SEMA & ORBA:  drafted a letter to Secretary of Interior, SFWDA agreed to sign the letter


SFWDA Event Coordination Committee

  •                 Build a format for future events in 2018 and beyond


SFWDA Membership Update

                Active club members 1793                           Individual members 337

                Premium members 277                                 Business member 65

2407 total collective members            


Meeting adjourned 9:25pm

Aimee Darnell
SFWDA Recording Secretary