Freedom Rider

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  1. Coming soon

    Here is the jist of what I was posting so that all may better understand. NHSA Assurance of Discontinuence.pdf
  2. Coming soon

    Absolutely correct. Kinda like a plea deal without the trial.
  3. Another Trail Issue

    Thank you to you and Keith for trying to resolve these issues.
  4. trail closure ?

    The one thing being overlooked in this project is that the club has already cut trail and built bridge on this persons property without permission thinking they were on someone else's land. NH has a very strong Timber Theft law and Criminal Trespass law's as well. Baby steps should be taken. I would involve Trails Bureau to smooth over rough edges and show the landowner it was an honest mistake that you were misled by an abutter and there was no ill intent. I have seen this same thing happen and Trails Bureau kept the club out of court and was able to negociate a use permit with BOT named instead of club.
  5. http://www.unionleader.com/crime/AG-VetCare-chief-used-cash-for-Fla-cruise-home-repairs-08252017 Glad to see they were shut down. Taking resources from their intended recipients is despicable. Read the attached report from Charitable Trust. If you are an officer or director for a non profit pay special attention to what can happen when you don't use Functionary Responsibility when acting as an agent for your group. Looks to me that the directors didn't pay attention to what was going on around them. When it was brought to light they still failed to do what was right. Goes to show that no one is exempt from the reaches of Charitable Trust even if you are a "volunteer".
  6. Isn't there a Belknap County Director or GIA Advisor over there? Or is that now part of Merrimack County? Just curious as usually the Director in whose county the problem lies within does the calling. Sounds like woodshed time.
  7. Letter to Directors edited name.docx I edited out his name and contact info fro his privacy. Permission was granted to post this letter. It was sent to ALL NHSA Directors and Assistant Directors. Curious how it was received by the "Head Table" at last weeks Board meeting. Probably resulted in executive session for discussion or it was brushed off.
  8. Letter from respected Past County Director

    Actually the NHSA was the earliest registered name of the name of NHSA. They had to make an agreement with Snowmobiles of NH Inc. for the use of it. They had to get a charter from them that expired in 1977.
  9. Letter from respected Past County Director

    1) John is no longer with Fish and Game. He retired a few months ago. 2) What does any of this back and forth have to do with the Letter that is the topic of this thread? 3) Does Hijacking a thread mean anything? 4) I tend to think that when Small Engine Guy (moderator) made a post and closed a few threads earlier this spring, this is what he was referring to at the time.
  10. Letter from respected Past County Director

    Thank you very much.
  11. Letter from respected Past County Director

    Could you please send me a link? I tried a couple but they wanted a credit card for the trail period.
  12. Letter from respected Past County Director

    Thank you John! My PDFwriter would not allow me to as it was written by someone else.
  13. To: Club Presidents and Membership Administrators Re: Online Membership Sales Notice The NHSA board voted to halt online memberships purchases via the NHSA website effective August 13, 2017. Online sales will not be available until concerns from a few clubs and individuals relating to anti-trust laws regarding a prior approved “unified dues structure” and “100% NHSA membership requirement” are resolved. The NHSA has received opinions from lawyers that the uniform dues structure, voted on by a majority of clubs, would unlikely be violating anti-trust laws. After a complaint in the late fall of 2015, a review by the NH Attorney General found that we would unlikely run afoul of violating antitrust laws, providing we made the suggested modifications, which allowed for online sales to begin in March of 2016. Despite this, complaints to the Attorney General continue. Each complaint is seen as a new issue which must be investigated. To continue this path is exhausting to our volunteers and financial resources. It is clear that in order to move forward we must find a different path that will provide a permanent solution in respect to the grievances. It is our goal to resolve this as quickly as possible by working with our legal counsel, the NH Attorney General's office, and all our clubs, taking whatever steps are needed for a permanent solution. PLEASE NOTE: This change ONLY affects memberships being sold online, directly to the public, through the NHSA Website. CLUBS: Please continue to enter your memberships into the club portals as you have in the past and remove any links from club websites allowing online membership purchases from the NHSA. We will keep you updated as we move forward. The NHSA office
  14. Another club bites the dust

    Looks like what I posted yesterday was in deed factual.
  15. Another club bites the dust

    To: Club Presidents and Membership Administrators Re: Online Membership Sales Notice The NHSA board voted to halt online memberships purchases via the NHSA website effective August 13, 2017. Online sales will not be available until concerns from a few clubs and individuals relating to anti-trust laws regarding a prior approved “unified dues structure” and “100% NHSA membership requirement” are resolved. The NHSA has received opinions from lawyers that the uniform dues structure, voted on by a majority of clubs, would unlikely be violating anti-trust laws. After a complaint in the late fall of 2015, a review by the NH Attorney General found that we would unlikely run afoul of violating antitrust laws, providing we made the suggested modifications, which allowed for online sales to begin in March of 2016. Despite this, complaints to the Attorney General continue. Each complaint is seen as a new issue which must be investigated. To continue this path is exhausting to our volunteers and financial resources. It is clear that in order to move forward we must find a different path that will provide a permanent solution in respect to the grievances. It is our goal to resolve this as quickly as possible by working with our legal counsel, the NH Attorney General's office, and all our clubs, taking whatever steps are needed for a permanent solution. PLEASE NOTE: This change ONLY affects memberships being sold online, directly to the public, through the NHSA Website. CLUBS: Please continue to enter your memberships into the club portals as you have in the past and remove any links from club websites allowing online membership purchases from the NHSA. We will keep you updated as we move forward. The NHSA office
  16. Another club bites the dust

    I was told from someone, very well respected ,in the Coos County that the Assistant County Director up there said that the Online Membership Program was voted on to be shut down at last NHSA Board of Directors meeting a week ago. They voted to close it down and are blaming the Fish and Game for its failure.It is not being shut down to a technicality as you are led to believe in the club newsletter I posted. The ironic part is that is still running even though they voted to shut it down. I wonder if the clubs will see the money. I hope no one joined any of the clubs that have folded over the last few weeks.
  17. Another club bites the dust

    http://www.alexandrialedgeclimbers.org/news-letter.html Interesting letter regarding this. More interesting is the notice to Lucy Ford (NHSA VP) club membership is that the Online Membership Program is no longer operating. My question is why the clubs are being notified or it even being on NHSA web page or Facebook. All of the clubs that are dependent on using online membership program are going to have to find alternative methods to sign up members. Can any Directors or Assistants on here confirm why this has happened and why the membership and clubs are not being notified. I know the Association is not renewing affiliated clubs at this time and holding all checks even through the bylaws are quite specific regarding no grace period and must be renewed by July 1st. Would not want to be club having any work parties if you use NHSA Insurance as club has to be affiliated and member must be NHSA member. Ironic that the clubs have to pay there full insurance bill in June but are not members of association so no coverage for what they have paid for.
  18. Vermont contributes a lot

    You are correct. One State has an Association that helps the Trails grow and be well kept. The other one rapes the clubs and it's members to the point that clubs are folding and people are leaving the state or sport in numbers. Without trails you have no sport of snowmobiling. What do they think will happen when the trails go away even faster than they are now? Put their gear on and sit on a sled at the Grassdrags and yell vroom vroom this is bitchin, hey bub send it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  19. Vermont contributes a lot

    Imagine if snowmobilers in New Hampshire had an Association that raised money and helped get funding for trails projects.
  20. Registration Increase

    With the push being led by the NHSA for a registration increase to a fee of $200.00 what are your thoughts? How will effect your snowmobiling? Will you continue to register in NH? Will you go to a neighboring state? Will you register less snowmobiles? Do you feel that upping the fee's will help your club in it's day to day operations? Do you feel this will help improve the trails? When is enough, enough? Do you feel it will drive many people and family's from the sport? Or more importantly drive people away from the state? Some very important issues at stake and being pushed by a group with poor leadership and the inability to make a good decision.
  21. Sadly you cant get rid of one and the other you can't seem to keep. Go figure!
  22. I too hope he is committed and up to the challenges ahead of him. Did a bit of reading up on him and he is held in high regard. After dealing with all of the crap that the leadership keeps handing out or he may end up being committed.
  23. Was the meeting at this place? Saw billboard on Route 9 in Shrewsbury on Friday.Kind of ironic as that is what is happening in Tilton these days.
  24. I have been asked by a good friend to edit out my reference to the child present at the monthly meeting. I understand that it may have made the parent uncomfortable and I respect that. I will edit it out for her and her child. There was no intent on making her uncomfortable. The point I was making was not to call her or her child out so much as it was that it could have been anybody’s child or maybe a child from Easter Seals that could have been present at that meeting as it is open to ALL members of the Association. In a public meeting, there is no room for the type of behavior that was shown by a CURRENT Officer of the Association to another Officer, let alone any other member or guest of the Association. It is a clear message that this type of behavior will be tolerated by the Current leadership of the Association as no action was taken to curtail it. I would hope that the Board at its next meeting will censor this person and take action against him for his actions. To the parent I may have made uncomfortable, I am sincerely sorry, as it was not my intention to do so.
  25. Appeal

    Anybody know how the NHSA's appeal of their lawsuit is going vs. The State of New Hampshire Attorney General ? I have not been in Concord in a while so I have not had the time to see if/or how it is proceeding. With the new sledding season starting in 30 days kind of getting curious as to what the new season will bring.With only the sound of crickets coming from the powers that be I wonder if memberships will be handled the same way as last season.