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Thought those of you in Michigan might want to know that there is a new club starting in St. Helen. The name of the new club is the St. Helen DirtPackers.
 

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Membership is open to all ATV, SxS, and Dirt Bike enthusiasts.

The purpose of the Club is to provide organized events for ATV’s, SxS’s, & bikes, to provide ORV education, to promote new trail development, and to help maintain existing trail systems. The Club will also allow for active solicitation of grants to ensure our trails are kept in the best of shape.

There are three annual memberships available: Individual $20, Family $30, and Business $40. The Club’s Fiscal year will run from April 1st to March 31st. Any memberships received prior to March 31st, 2011 will run through March 31st, 2012. A Membership Form is available by simply clicking on the following link: http://media.50below.com//organizations/1498038a-dabc-433c-b2fe-bd974aa2085b/Membership%20Application.pdf
 

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Thanks Dave.

Do they have a web site? I Googled tham and couldn't find them.

I checked out the applacation and it just gives memembership fee's and where to send the money.

I could be intrested if I knew what I got in return for the money.

Thanks again.

Garry
 

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The club is just in its starting stages. They are working on a web sit but it is not up and running yet.
Here is the answer I got back from the club on what you get for your money.

The membership fee basically covers Club overhead costs. These expenses include costs of meeting place (if any), insurance, checks, filing fees, website expenses, event advertising, DNR permit fees (if any), etc. As the Club grows, we plan on providing a Club card to be used for discounts at participating establishments. The benefits of belonging to the Club will be: having more organized events to participate in, having a trail system that is better maintained, having a louder voice when it comes to lobbying our legislators, and the ability to apply for grants to again improve our trail system and motorsport area. Without a Club and member participation, these things are slower in coming. We are always stronger in numbers, than individually.

Hope this helps if you have any additional question I will try and get them answered for you.
 

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Thanks for sharing. I will have to check them out.
 

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st. helen club

Don't we already have representation threw the CCC (Cycle Conservation Club) They rep all the off-road members in Michigan...ie, dirt bikes, ATV, UTV's. Have been a member CCC since 1984 and they have a big representation in Lansing after as legal matters, trail mantainance, bridge building and the like, so they are the most established rep for Michigan off-roaders...just my opion...as they are the 400# gorilla in the room.
 

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Welcome to SxS. Like you I am a new starting memember. I am also new to atv's thanks for sharing.

bigdog_mike said:
Don't we already have representation threw the CCC (Cycle Conservation Club) They rep all the off-road members in Michigan...ie, dirt bikes, ATV, UTV's. Have been a member CCC since 1984 and they have a big representation in Lansing after as legal matters, trail mantainance, bridge building and the like, so they are the most established rep for Michigan off-roaders...just my opion...as they are the 400# gorilla in the room.
I looked up the CCC url http://www.cycleconservationclub.org/index.html and just a quick look didn't mention Side by side's or quads.

Thier opening mission statement is:
"Welcome to The Cycle Conservation Club of Michigan!
The Cycle Conservation Club of Michigan is an organization committed
to the conservation of our wild lands while promoting the sport of off-
road motorcycling. During the riding season, organized “trail tours” are
held at various locations throughout the trail system in the northern part
of the state. In addition, the Cycle Conservation Club sponsors
the “Ultimate Trail Ride” – the Michael R. Burlingham Memorial Six Days of
Michigan. Six full days of off-road riding – there’s nothing else like it
anywhere in the world!"

If they are indeed promoting, representing atv', utv's and the likes count me in. I will be spending more time on thier web site looking for the utv info.

Again Thanks.
 

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I was also looking at there web site and could not find anything other than motorcycle info.
 

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Here is a link to the clubs new website.

St. Helen Dirt Packers:
http://www.dirtpackers.com/index.php
 

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I need to look into this club more, it sounds interesting!
 
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