Update on Tahoe NF lawsuit against OHV groups

For those curious how this suit is going that we contributed $$ to, I pinged Bebe for an update on Pirate:

We are awaiting a Calendar Date for our Appeal Hearing.

The New case number for the 9th Circuit is: 14-15336.

Link to Briefs:

Opening Brief
http://www.pacificlegal.org/document.doc?id=1370

Appellants Reply Brief:
http://www.pacificlegal.org/document.doc?id=1748

Thanks again for all your help.

Bebe

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March 2015 club meeting audio transcript

IMG_9725 IMG_9726Audio from the March 2015 Madhatters meeting is now available here: http://madhatters4x4.com/blog1/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/madhatters-2015-03.mp3

Highlights:

  • Report from RTF Black Tie and Boots
  • Report from Wrenching Day at Tom’s
  • Rene gets the boner for throwing wine on Amy :-)
  • Trip plans from April thru August
  • For Rubicon trip in June, members voted to have club rent Chalet @Loon for Thurs nite before trip
  • Jo Snyder came to visit and thank us again for our help running the Winter Fun Fest Raffle
  • Jo (on behalf of Cal4) gave the Cap Randall award to Dave Jones – who was in attendance! Great to see Dave again
  • Cal4 is looking for help fixing/restoring the cook trailer used for WFF and Trek
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RTF Black Tie & Boots recap

On Saturday evening, March 7, 2015, Rubicon Trail Foundation held their Annual Black Tie & Boots event at the Legions Hall in Placerville. This was the first year that the Madhatters were a sponsor for the event, we were a Gold sponsor. I thought about it last year, why aren’t we participating as a club when we do maintain part of the trail. So I just ran with the idea. We have had members attend in the past, but never as a club. We had 2 tables and 14 members attend. We had a great time, and yes there might be a bone nomination or two that came from the evening. I have not heard how much was raised from the event as I type my post. There was a silent auction, live auction and raffle prizes. I have already been asked if the club will be a sponsor again next year and I have already told them … Most definitely we will be back next year.

Lady “F” Bomber

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Amateur (HAM) Radio Study and FCC Examination Session – Saturday May 23 in Tracy

 

Another chance to get your Amateur (HAM) Radio license – Saturday May 23rd in Tracy.

Here is the link:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/tracy-hamcram-amateur-radio-study-and-fcc-examination-session-registration-13749243357

 

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March 21 snow run is cancelled

Due to lack of snow in the Sierras and seasonal (winter) closures in most National Forests, I have decided to cancel the March 21 snow run.  As we discussed at the last club meeting, there is currently no snow and no expectation of any arriving before the run date.  Most of the National Forests have seasonal closures in effect so we can’t get in to run the trails that are available during the summer months.

Remember that the club has Wrenching Day in Loomis on Sunday.  Please RSVP to the Gunthers if you plan to attend.

Darrel

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February Mudslinger posted

Courtesy of Dustin, here’s the February 2015  Mudslinger

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FOTR meeting

Hi gang,
The FOTR meeting and dinner on March 21 has been postponed due to the passing of Jeff N. He was on the RTF board and the lead at Cantina. I don’t know what happened. He’s not that old. I will let you know when they pick a new date.
Craig

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January Mudslinger posted

Courtesy of Dustin, here’s the January Mudslinger

February Mudslinger to follow shortly.

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Updated club roster is posted

The Madhatters club roster has been updated to add all the new members who joined at the Christmas Party and club meeting.  It is current now for all club members.  The roster is available in both PDF and XLS formats.  Please let me know if you have changes for your entry (address, email, phones, rig picture, rig mods, etc).

Find the updated roster in the Madhatters web site’s Members section.  Sign in using your Madhatter web site credentials.  If you don’t remember your credentials then send Art or Darrel an email and one of us will get you setup.

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Finalized 2015 run and event calendar

Also on the website at: http://madhatters4x4.com/calendar.html

 

Month / Day
Run Description
Trail Boss
January
23-25

27

31


Cal4 Event / Club Run – Winter Fun Fest
-  We will be running the event raffle.
-  We will be doing the Avalanche trail run on Saturday.
-  We will be leading the Snowcat trail run on Sunday.

Club Meeting

King of the Hammers (Johnson Valley)


Tom G.

Art S.

February
1-7

14

20-22

21-22

24


King of the Hammers (Johnson Valley)

Club Run - Uncle Tom’s Cabin/Rubicon

Cal4 Event – Convention (Visalia, CA)

4Wheel Parts Truck Fest (San Mateo Expo Center)

Club Meeting


Art S.

Dennis A. & Chris G.

Dennis A.

March
7

21

24

28


Club Event - RTF Black Tie and Boots fundraiser

Club Run -  Highway 4 snow run

Club Meeting

Club Event – Wrenching Day @ Tom’s


John & Rene A.

Darrel L. &  Phil P.

 

Tom G.

April
11

17-19

24-26

28


Club Run –Shakedown run at Carnegie SVRA (boner free trip)

Club Run – Lost Coast (Shelter Cove)

38th Annual Mud-n-Yer Eye Frolic (Hollister Hills SVRA)

Club Meeting


Mike C.

Dale F. & Tom G.

May
8-10

16-17

22-24

26


Cal4 Event — Molina Ghost Run (Hollister Hills SVRA)

Club Run - Ladies Run – Bear Valley Loop (Truckee)

Cal4 Event — Hi Desert Roundup (Stoddard Valley)

Club Meeting

 


Rene A. / Jenni E.

June
5-7

13

TBD

TBD

23


Club Run – Rubicon Trail

Club Event – Livermore Rodeo Parade

Club Event – Fordyce Adopt-A-Trail Maintenance (Meadow Lake)
Club Event – Rubicon Adopt-A-Trail Maintenance
Club Meeting


Craig L. / Art S.

Rene A.

Dave J.

Craig L.

July
17-19

23-26

28

31


Club Run - Barrett Lake (Wrights Lake)

63nd Annual Jeepers Jamboree

Club Meeting

37th Annual Jeep Jamboree


John A. / Greg J.
August
1-2

6-9

25


37th Annual Jeep Jamboree

Cal4 Event  / Club Run – Sierra Trek

Club Meeting

Dave J. / Tom G.

September
4-7

5-7

11-13

22


Cal4 Event — High Sierra Poker Run

Cantina For The Con — Loon Lake Spillway

Club Run & Picnic - Deer Valley

Club Meeting

 

John A. / Mark K.

October
10-11

16-17

27


Club Run – Slick Rock

Cal4 Event — Operation Desert Fun (Truckhaven)

Club Meeting


Chris G /  Dustin L.
November
7

13-15

22-29
(Thanksgiving
week)


Club Run – Hollister Hills

Cal4 Event — Panamint Valley Days

Club Run – Thanksgiving In The Desert
-  Panamint Valley / Johnson Valley / Mohave Road

- no club meeting -


Chris G. & Dustin L.

Art S. / Mark K.

December
5

Club Event — Christmas Party & Club Meeting – (location tbd)

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