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2019 May Newsletter

 | Published on 4/24/2019
Trailridge Runners 4WD Club Newsletter
Trailridge Runners 4WD Club
P.O. Box 1716 * Longmont, CO 80502

  May 2019 Newsletter

Club forum, email to, which will go to all TRR members
Club Business
Club Meeting
Wednesday May 8th, 6:30pm to 9:00pm - Meeting, Moose Lodge #1548, 2200 Pratt Street, Longmont, CO 80501. Open to all members and guests.

The lodge is one street west of main, between 21st and 23rd on Pratt Street. We'll be in the north hall. Folks who arrive early will need to enter at the main entrance, take the 2nd left, off the lobby, enter the middle hall and continue north to the north hall. The front door is a key card door but there is a button for the bar tenders to open the door. Those that arrive early can prop the door open on east side of the north hall so folks can park on the east side of the building and enter through that door.

Next Meeting:
6:30pm to 7:00pm - Social Time
7:01pm to 9:00pm - Meeting
  • Welcome guests.
  • Treasury amount and Fund amount.
  • Vote in any new members.
  • TRR Club Express update.
  • Club promotional committee update.
  • LFEAT update.
  • <> COA4WDCI 2nd Q meeting update.
  • New/Other business.
  • TRR Trivia.
  • Update calendar of events. Leaders to inform club on changes made to the online calendar.
  • Planning for the Cherokee Park.
  • Planning for the Memorial Day Picnic.
  • Planning for the Magical History tour.
  • Review of the Sedona Arizona trip.
  • Review of the Hole In The Rock trip.
  • TRR Trivia results.
  • Close meeting.
Past Meeting Minutes
  • Welcome to our guest Ann, Mike Leon and Isabella Eaton.
  • Welcome to our new Eric Liebman.
  • Treasurers report was read. Fund report was read.
  • Club Express update. To send emails to all TRR members who have signed up for forums email send to
  • Moose Lodge check for $100 complete.
  • LFEAT was activated in March.
  • Greg had a few TRR hats available at the meeting for $12 each. He can order more, any color. Contact Greg B.
  • Status of promotional committee work so far.
  • Discussion on the club P.O. box now costing $92 per year. Motion by Roger Briden, second by Mark Grayson, to pay this years fee. Motion passed. P.O. Box fee has been paid.
  • TRR Trivia was done by Erin B. (See article).
  • Planning for the Hole in the Rock trip in Utah.
  • Planning for the club Memorial Day Picnic.
  • Review of the Florence, Arizona trip. Seven days, seven vehicles.
  • Review of the Switzerland Trail trip. Had some snow. Did the connector to the Gold Hill road.
  • TRR Trivia answers read.
  • Motion to close meeting by Greg Beery, second by Roger Briden.
Club News


The TRR Forum is on our Club Express page. Go to TRR Main page and login. Click your member section in the upper right and then click on your profile. Select the Froum link at the bottom to set your preferences and forums you want to join.
You can also send an email to, which will go to all TRR members.

Club Refreshments

The following people are signed up to bring refreshments to the club meetings.
  • May – James Henneke
  • Jun – Mike Moore
  • Jul – Mike Cohan
  • Aug –
  • Sep – Alan and Tammy Peterson
  • Oct – Larry and Paulette McGimsey
  • Nov – Paula Kratzer
  • Dec – Gary Bogott

TRR Trivia – May 2019

By Christy Howe
Last month’s trivia question was presented by Erin B, who has been a faithful participant in meetings and our trivia challenges and had to wait TWO months to ask her question.

After World War II, why did Jeep settle on a 7-slotted grill?

Jeeps served on all seven continents during the war. The first 7-slotted grill was the 1945 Willys CJ2A. Jeep branded the 7-slot and it’s been that way ever since.

Erin managed to stump the small group in attendance, with no correct answers submitted, so the points standing for 2019 didn’t change. The only results to report are the several innovative (yet incorrect) guesses:

The 7th iteration of the model
Seven seas (close but no cigar, Richard)
Just cuz
They built early CJ that way
Needed more room for headlights
Because 7 is a lucky number
Seven Slot
The 7-slot grill, not hard to find since everyone with a Jeep has it!

This month’s trivia question will be brought to you by Greg B.

Author’s note: The idea of New Zealand being its own continent seems to be catching on in the scientific world. I wonder if we’ll be seeing 8-slot grills anytime soon? Since we now only have eight planets instead of nine, maybe the 8-slot grill could represent both the number of continents and the number of planets!

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