Pics are needed for the website of 2021 high trail milers (Ron C., Kenny V., Matt B., Marge J., Pam S., Kate R., Connie B., Donna G., Elizabeth C. and high saddle hours Tammy R., Carolyn K., Barb Gunning. If you have one you'd like used, send to Kathy Brown. Otherwise we'll snag one somewhere.
Events added to calendar include:
-camping at Farmlane riding at Waterloo May 20-22 (club event, 10 spots reserved and spoken for, call Farmlane 734.260.9009 for reservations)
-Pleasant Hill Lake Promotional Ride June 17-19 (general interest)
-Confidence Course clinic July 16-17 at WB Ranch (general interest)
-HHYEC Spring Cleanup April 23 and 30 (general interest)~20 people attended the second Winter Blues Brunch at Firepit Grill.
Per Jack, the tree clearing in the Maumee State Forest adjacent to HHYEC should be done by April 1. Jack has spoken to MSF about having a new trail connecting the separated sections of the MSF. We will be walking and mapping out a proposal to submit a request. They are reportedly receptive to the idea. Contact Jack if you'd like to contribute/participate/help.
There is a new manager for Oak Openings - Mackenzie. Mounting stands in the MSF have been fixed up, repaired and painted. We will be doing the 5 in Oak Openings this year. Contact Jack if you are interested in helping.
We are still anxious to get the trees trimmed in the parking area at the Rider Center. Oak trees need to be trimmed in the winter. The park has not addressed this nor will they let us do it.
The new bridge on the Wabash Cannonball Trail near Springbrook is slippery when wet. We are brainstorming for a fix to request. Contact Jack if you have an idea.
Sponsorships approved: NW Ohio Driving Circuit (last month), Beverly Upell Memorial Show, HHYEC new sign.
Jack suggested that we do our showcase ride on National Trails Day June 4 at the rider center, Jeffers Rd. Hotdogs 11-2; use the shelter, picnic tables, Leroy will provide the grill. This is part of the NW region 50th anniversary celebration.
Good Stuff: Jack has a horse stock, high wheel cart and complete stall for sale.
Kenny has a lead on hay.
The HHYEC scholarship applications are available; contact Al Staler.
26 members attended at Bunkers.
25-30 members attended the first Winter Blues Brunch at Das Essen Haus in Wauseon.
Some members attended the nutrition seminar at J&B Feed. It was reported to be a good one.
We will be hosting a showcase ride for the NW region as part of the OHC 50th Anniversary celebration. It will ride out of the Jeffers Rd. riders' center; date TBD. Other showcase rides will be at Edison Woods in Berlin Heights (Erie Co.), White Star in Gibsonburg (Sandusky Co.), Van Buren in Van Buren (Hancock Co.) and somewhere in Lima (Allen Co.).
Trails Miles report for 2021:
2021 Total miles FCOHC 14,156 (up from 12,424 in 2020). 62 riders reported (57 in 2020).
High Men - Ron C. (1904), Kenny V. (710), Matt B. (501)
High Women - Marge J.(800), Pam S. (680), Kate R. & Connie B. & Donna G. & Elizabeth C. (480)
High Hrs - Tammy R.(450), Carolyn K. (319), Barb G. (294).
The club will award apparel prizes to the top man and woman for miles as well as 6 random trail miles reporters: Kathy H., Pam S., Jeanie S., Cheryl Z., Sandy B., LeRoy W.
28 members and guests attended at Bunkers.