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2021 December newsletter

Adam Mehlberg | Published on 12/2/2021
Trailridge Runners 4WD Club Newsletter
Trailridge Runners 4WD Club
P.O. Box 1716 * Longmont, CO 80502

  December 2021 Newsletter

Club forum, email to, which will go to all TRR members
Club Business
Club Meeting
Wednesday December 8th, 7:00pm 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:
7:00pm to 9:00pm - Meeting
  • Introduce guests.
  • Treasurers report.
  • Moose Lodge donation.
  • Nomination of club officers for 2022.
    President, Vice Pres, Treasurer, Secretary
  • Nomination for 2021 Four Wheeler of the Year.
  • Vote for 2022 officers and 4 Wheeler.
  • Club Express update.
  • Longmont Parade of Lights (Dec 11) planning.
  • Planning for January meeting.
  • New/Other business.
  • Review of the Middle St. Vrain seasonal closure.
  • Close meeting.
  • Open discussion.
Past Meeting Minutes
  • Welcomed our guests Bob and Sue Gawrysh.
  • Treasurers report was read by Matt S. We are running within our budget.
  • Club Express update on our club web site. Renewals are in process for 2022. As of 11/10/21 we have 42 open renewals. Roger is looking into posting video on the Club Express site.
  • Nominations for 2022 club officers
    President – Gordon Howe
    Vice President – John Gray
    Treasurer – Matt Schwall
    Secretary – Adam Mehlberg
  • Kathy H nominated James Henneke for 2021 Four Wheeler of the Year and presented her reasons for the nomination.
  • Rich H nominated Don Lamprecht for 2021 Four Wheeler of the Year and presented his reasons for the nomination.
  • Greg B proposed participating in the Longmont Parade of Lights this winter. Club has supported doing the event. We can have 8 vehicles in the parade or have a float. Cost is $40. Contact Greg B to volunteer and help out.
  • Greg B proposed to pay the Moose Lodge some money for our use of the lodge for meetings. Will work with Debbie T on this.
  • Motion by Gordon H, second by Roger B, to approve the proposed guideline on communication standard for the club being GMRS, “The club will use General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS), radios as the standard, default, form of communication beginning April 1, 2022” was voted on. Motion passed.
  • Voted to have the December meeting in person at the Moose Lodge indoors.
  • Future winter meetings to be decided by a club survey. The final decision from the survey is to have future winter meetings at the Moose Lodge.
    ‘Meetings inside Moose Lodge, wearing masks? – 9 votes’
    ‘Zoom meetings? – 7 votes’
  • Discussion on club Christmas Party at the Moose Lodge. Moose Lodge will not be able to cater our event. Covid restrictions are in place in Boulder County. Motion to cancel the party this year due to these reasons by Don L, second by Jim C. Motion passed.
  • Gordon H reported on FR372.1E end of road sign change. He also talked about the proposed changes at the Gold Lake Resort.
  • Gordon H talked about the Middle St. Vrain bog proposal he is putting together to present to the Forest Service.
    BogNext year before the seasonal opening of the Middle St. Vrain we will need to do the bog repair.
  • Planning for the Middle St. Vrain seasonal road closure. Working with the Forest Service to have the closure done on a weekend. Presently Nov 27 is the date.
  • Motion to close meeting by Kathy H, second by Rich H.
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.

GMRS Radio Raffle

Don L has donated a Midland MXT115 mobile 15 watt GMRS radio that will be raffled off at the December club meeting. Must be a Trailridge Runner 4WD Club active member to enter. Do not need to be present to win.
Midland GMRS
This radio boasts triple the range of traditional handheld two-way radios. It easily mounts in most vehicles and communicates with all Midland FRS/GMRS walkie talkies. Featuring all 8 repeater GMRS channels for immense transmission and reception ranges, a multi-colored LCD backlit display, and NOAA weather alert channels. The MXT115 also features a powerful USB-C charging port, allowing the quickest charge time for all your devices, including cell phones and hand-held radios.
To enter the drawing, get your name to Adam M, or one of the club officers, by December 1, 2021. The drawing will be held December 8, 2021 at the club meeting.

Recent Trip Articles

  Look for pictures of the Moab trip and the Middle St. Vrain seasonal closure trip on the website photo album.


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