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    • Tuesday, November 28, 2017 7:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      Meeting called to order at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday November 28th, 2017 by Kathy Rosencrantz in Ray and Sandy's absence.

      Those attending : Brian Loomis, Kathy Rosencrantz, Frank Burke, Nick Ray, Kathy Jewell and Vicky Jewell Guerra.

      Financial Report:

      The report was for a two month period because there was no October Board meeting. Standard deductions with the exception of a stop check charge for Nick Ray, a refund to Brady Johnson for paying Crater Crawl entry twice and a cash payment of $80 to Noah Dotson for yard work.

      Larry Hyatt will not be paid until mower is in working order. Nick Ray is handling that issue.

      Nick Ray needs payment for materials for the Crater Crawl Trophies. Vicky will find receipt and get him a check.

      Rental income has been good. We are in the black. Financials accepted as reported Nick R. motioned, Kathy J. seconded. Motion carried.

      Old Business:

      Vicky will check to make sure all Crater Crawl sponsors have paid their pledges.

      Brian has drawing for porch cover. He will get material costs, check on permit and call Digline. A motion was made by Vicky J. to start work on the porch structure Saturday December 9th at 9:00 a.m. Brian L. seconded the motion. Motion carried.

      Vicky and Shay are working on 501c3 status. Documents need to be scanned so the Board can make necessary changes before submitting. Vicky will type the documents if this does not happen in a timely manner.

      Vicky inquired about the patio? The discussion was that the first push would be to finish the front porch cover.

      New Business:

      We discussed vacating December 12th for a rental. Brian L. motioned to vacate, Kathy J. seconded. Motion carried. Vicky was going to talk to Shay to see if there was a speaker scheduled.

      The Board members present had a discussion about having a Holiday potluck on December 26th at 6:30 p.m. The food will be coordinated by Vicky. We also discussed about Sandy sending out a notice to the membership before December 11th about the gathering and date change. Motion by Vicky G seconded by Kathy J. Motion carried

      A discussion was had about a better system for speakers. There was agreement that we should have our calendar filled months in advance for our presentations filling the whole schedule and posting it on our website. This is possibly something Sandy and Shay are working on but neither were present for comment. Kathy Rosencrantz will talk to Scott Nichols about a possible January presentation about raising public awareness of the privatizing of BLM land.

      Snow removal bids were discussed. Brian L posted our need on Next Door. Kathy Rosencrantz suggested using Greg Raynor and will get an estimate.

      Frank Burke bought and installed a new Wi-Fi thermostat to replace our fried one. We are back online. Thanks Frank! Kathy J moved that we reimburse Frank for the cost of the new thermostat. Vicky seconded. Motion carried.

      Nick Ray motioned to adjourn. Vicky G seconded. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m.

      Respectfully submitted by Kathy Rosencrantz for Shay Marcotte.

    • Tuesday, August 08, 2017 7:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

           Join us for the Idaho Outdoor Association annual campout and experience the solar eclipse.

      Campout Starts: Saturday, August 19, 2017 12:00 PM

      Campout Ends: Monday, August 21, 2017 5:00 PM

      Where: The campout will be at a private campsite close to 126 Bear Run Rd. Idaho City, ID 83631

      If you plan to attend the campout, please register on the our Events page to RSVP and accept the release of liability and waiver for the campout. If you do not register, you will not be allowed to participate in the campout. The deadline for registration is August 15th.

      Thank you,

       Idaho Outdoor Association

    • Tuesday, June 27, 2017 7:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      IOA Board Meeting 6-27-17

      Attendance: Ray Madril, Nick Ray, Frank Burke, Brian Loomis, and Vicky Jewell Guerra 

      7:16 PM Call to Order by Ray M.

      1) Treasurers Report (TR) –

      Pay Pal deposits are accounted for but their code/classification is unknown at this time. The 162.94 deposit is a combination of LNT and Crater Crawl.

      a. Standard monthly expenses. Terravita for spraying was mentioned last month. Leave No Trace (LNT) re-instatement fee paid, LNT food, and LNT insurance were extra expenses.

      Motion to except TR passed.

      Action: Ray & Vicky to work out the pay pal item.

      2) Grounds Report –

      a. Mowing: Found a person to mow for 60.00 per month. It was decided we may need up to 5 mowings. Do not need to have them Mow in Oct if not necessary. Nick worked on the yard but requested it needs to be done before the 4th of July. Motion passed to hire them.

      Action: Vicky to hire Jesus of MaxCo. Contact information to Nick as grounds lead.

      b. Patio: Nick reported that the patio can be installed with limited leveling, but edge stones would be at a slant. Vicky raised concern that if people are drinking and they tripped due to spacing of stones, we would have insurance claims. Brian raised the issue of the slant being a safety concern. Slant would have to be tested with a few stones. He shared a layout which would include some plants. Would need to install irrigation line prior to laying stones. [After the meeting adjourned we walked out and looked at the area. It’s not a large area and the slant issue seemed to be less of a concern but the “pilot/test” will be done.]

      Action: Nick to estimate costs of irrigation/sand/grading/etc., needed to complete the project. Identify day and time to do the work.

      c. Cover for entrance: Mentioned so we don’t forget to do this before winter.

      Action: Brian to bring in estimate.

      3) a. Facility Report –

      Assist with Rental management. Sign up sheet for rental on call was mentioned but tabled since Kathy R was not present. We talked about the need to have signed contracts available on-line, any verbal agreements documented, dates and time of rentals (should be able to get from calendar), organization contact. Ray is going to look into using one phone number that may be able to be forwarded to the on-call so we don’t have to give out personal numbers.

      No action taken for now. Thought some more discussion with Kathy present would be best.

      4) Events – a. LNT wrap up: It was a good experience. We came close to or just covered expenses. Once all costs are in, Vicky will work up a break-even point for future offerings. Everyone in attendance will receive electronic certificates ($1.00 each) when the class is closed out.

      Action: Brian to submit all expenses and close out class. Vicky to identify income vs expenses. Vicky to check with Ted on his assessment of our use.

      b. Winter LNT training opportunity: Back Country Skiers Association would like to have an LNT class in January of 2018. Brian thought Beaver Creek Guard Station would be a good location to host this. When it is available, we need to book it. Motion passed.

      Action: Brian to secure Beaver Creek site and date. Vicky to establish min. charge/budget (carry over from previous).

      c. Crater Crawl : Third Saturday in Sept. (the 16th this year). 8 have entered so far. Need to get Sponsor wrapped up. Terravita is on board again. Cost of 25.00 per person will go up on July 4th to 35.00 per person.

      Action: Everyone get in Sponsors.

      d. Eclipse/Annual Camp out: Event will be Friday evening through Monday mid-day. Members Free. Guests $10.00 / person. Sunday evening dinner will be provided by the IOA. RSVP will be set up on Wild Apricot (WA) site. Prior to event, we have another work day to work on out house(s). Group identified July 23, Aug 12 and/or 13th.

      Action: Ray to set up RSVP for WA. Everyone to sign up on WA. Vicky/Shay to check membership information on WA (Ray can help with this if we need him to). Specifically checking to see that people are listed and the correct (Family/Individual) category is identified. Vicky to check with Ted on work day, task.

      Meeting was adjourned at 8:32 PM..... 

    • Wednesday, June 07, 2017 2:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      Idaho Outdoor Association (IOA)

      Meeting Minutes


      Ray Madril, Frank Burke, Nick Ray, Vicky JewellGuerra, and Shay Marcotte

      Next meeting:

      June 27, 2017, at 7:00 PM in IOA Hall


      Nick announced Alex will no longer mow IOA property.  Alex moved and no longer wanted to do it.


      Ray called meeting to order at 7:28 PM.  Ayes have it.  The Vicky presented the Treasurer’s Report on income vs. expenses.  Outstanding expenses were for Shell Oil, Idaho Pizza, and Boise at its Best Flowers.  Ray motioned for financial report to be accepted.  Ayes have it. 

      Ray called for Grounds Report at 7:36 PM.  Nick reported it takes 40 minutes for a weed eater versus ½ an hour for a brush hog.  With a landscaping company a person will have to visit a minimum of 3-4 times, which adds up to $100/visit per tool.  At 7:43 PM, ray proposed for the report to be accepted.  The Ayes have it.  The Building Maintenance Report is to be discussed next meeting when Kathy can make it.  We discussed a weekly rotation with a sign-up sheet to volunteer and help out being on call for the Hall.  At 8:51 PM, Ray called for Events Report.  We reviewed sponsors at 7:54 PM.  Ray motioned for meeting to close at 8:28 PM, the ayes have it.


      Nick will present a layout of sand/road mix report on the design plan, equipment, materials and logistics by next meeting.

      Board Members – wrap up sponsors by June at the latest.

      Shay will have bylaws available by the next meeting.

    • Friday, June 02, 2017 4:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      Crater Crawl- September 16, 2017 @ 10 AM

      10K Hike or Run-Around the Rings

      2.9 Mile Out-and-Back Hike or Run to the East Crater Viewpoint


      Participants will run or hike a challenging 10K (6.2miles) course that takes them around The Crater Rings, a unique site featuring one of the very few examples of volcanic pit craters in the continental United States, and thus recognized as a National Natural Landmark.

          The Crater Rings are adjacent, symmetrical volcanic pit craters, about 8 miles northwest of Mountain Home, Idaho. Situated at the top of a broad shield volcano, the twin craters are thought to have once housed lakes of molten lava that belched violent fire fountain eruptions much like Halemaumau Crater of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii. The eastern of the two craters is about 3000 ft across and 350 ft deep; the western crater is 2500 ft across and 300 ft deep. The volcano is estimated to be less than 2 million years old, making it the youngest shield volcano in the area. Click here to visit a very informative website about a similar volcano, the Erta Ale volcano, which is still active.

          The race course will follow a jeep road to the top of the shield volcano, then around the Crater Rings (see the course map below). Be prepared for some strenuous ups and downs (see the elevation profile below.) Adding to the challenge will be the desert heat, which is certain to conjure up images of the craters' ancient lakes of molten lava. Relief will come in the way of 3 hydration stations located along the course, the first at 2.1 miles, 2nd at 3.4 miles, and 3rd at 5.1 miles. Despite the challenges, this event is meant for anyone who might enjoy a supported outing in a very unique volcanic setting, whether they are a competitive trail runner, casual hiker, or anything in between.


          The goals of the Crater Crawl are to encourage the values of low-impact non-motorized outdoor recreation and raise funds for Idaho Outdoor Association projects, activities, and educational programs.

    • Monday, April 03, 2017 8:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      Great news!  The Idaho Outdoor Association (IOA) is updating their software. 

    3401 S. Brazil St. , P.O. Box 15943, Boise, ID 83715

    The Idaho Outdoor Association, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

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