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Original “Design Team” Set The Stage For NOHVCC’s Growth And Success

March 2, 2015
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By January, 1991, just 6 months after an organizational meeting that created the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC), the “Design Team” had grown to 24 individuals that moved NOHVCC forward. Their names are listed on a 1991 NOHVCC brochure, along with the team’s original vision statement, which has stood the test of time and today is the NOHVCC motto:

Second in a series This year, the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC) celebrates its 25th Anniversary. Throughout 2015, we’ll be including articles in this newsletter about the history of NOHVCC, its challenges and accomplishments, leading up to the annual conference in late October. 

 

Last month, we looked back at how NOHVCC was originally created in the summer of 1990. This month, we honor the original NOHVCC “Design Team” that set the stage for the organization’s growth and success.

 

celerating birthday at early NOHVCC conference

By January, 1991, just 6 months after an organizational meeting that created the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council (NOHVCC), the “Design Team” had grown to 24 individuals that moved NOHVCC forward. Their names are listed on a 1991 NOHVCC brochure, along with the team’s original vision statement, which has stood the test of time and today is the NOHVCC motto:

 

“Creating A Positive Future For Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation”

 

Here is part of what was printed on the 1991 NOHVCC brochure:

 

Vision: A nationwide system which addresses the issues and opportunities facing people concerned with creating a positive future for off-highway vehicle recreation.

 

Mission: Create an ongoing communication forum through which OHV enthusiasts and their organizations and supporters can share information and experience, participate in educational opportunities, and become partners in creating a positive image of the sport.

 

Purpose: The Design Team identified six focus areas which provide a framework for NOHVCC action.

 

  1. Strengthen existing OHV groups through improved organizational skills and increased membership.
  2. Promote a positive public image of the sport with land managers, government officials, and the general public.
  3. Create a nationwide communications network of OHV enthusiasts and their supporters.
  4. Provide ongoing educational opportunities and reference materials in volunteer development, organization/club management, community action, meeting management, resource development, and others.
  5. Develop partnerships with “decision-makers” to help them recognize that OHV use can be effectively managed.
  6. Ensure that all OHV enthusiasts are aware of the impact of their actions on the environment.

 

NOHVCC would like to acknowledge and thank all the members of the original Design Team, whose vision, hard work, and dedication to responsible OHV recreation gave NOHVCC its very start. Here are their names and titles at the time, as listed on the first NOHVCC brochure:

 

Original NOHVCC “Design Team” Members:

  • Tom Crimmins, U.S. Forest Service
  • Jeff Devol, WV OHV Association
  • Steve Gunderson, Idaho Trail Machine Association
  • Nancy Huddleston, Trail Riders Association of Illinois
  • Howard Johnson, Cycle Conservation Club of Michigan
  • George Lear, Northern VA Trail Riders Association
  • Lloyd Liebetrau, Colorado Parks & Rec. Trails
  • Eric Lundquist, American Motorcyclist Association
  • Ryck Lydecker, Motorcycle Industry Council
  • Charlie Morey, Dirt Rider Magazine
  • Ron Morgenthaler, Northwest Motorcycle Association
  • Jack Orlinski, NY State M/C Trail Riders Association
  • Randy Harden, Lakeshore ATV Club of WI
  • Jim Pilon, AMA, District 37
  • Steve Thomas, Midwest Trail Riders Association
  • Mark Schmidt, Seminole Honda-Kawasaki
  • Beverly Evans, 4H ATV Safety Program
  • Chuck Wells, Idaho State Parks and Rec.
  • Linda Van Wyck, Utah ATV Association
  • Susan Halbert, Facilitator; Training
  • Paul Slavik, American Honda
  • Lynn Umemoto, American Honda
  • Silvio Carrara, American Honda
  • Bob Clever, American Honda

 

Thanks to our Design Team for creating the structure to make NOHVCC so effective throughout our 25 years!

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