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Photo of Fleet After Ojibwe 2005 (RLR Numbers-if different)
(Pictured L-R: Rescue One, Rescue (R10), Rescue 3 (R12), Rescue (R3), Rescue 2 (R11), Rescue 9, Rescue 8)
Not Pictured: Rescue 5, Rescue 6, Rescue 7, Rescue 41, Rescue 42, Rescue 51)
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 Sunday, September 25 2016 @ 10:37 AM CDT

October BIR Staffing

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Current NewsStill looking for 4 corner staff for the 10/8 event with Quattro

Currently show Ahles, Anderson, Nolta, Bradford, A Breitbach.

Please let me know If you can be part of the event.

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Side note

If you are a member of the RLR Staff Group on facebook I have an FYI post for staff there.

If not I have two options:
I can E-mail it to you
or
get on Facebook, Friend me and ask to join the RLR Staff group. That group is not searchable and is intended to be a contractor only group.

There is also a Red Light group there that is for public consumption and is searchable .
 
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September Updates

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Current NewsOjibwe is over and it's time to move into the September and October events.

Racing stuff first

PCA is Ahles and Anderson

Quattro is 10/8 I was thinking it was 10/1 my error The list is open for this event. The names that I think I have so far for this event are, Ahles, Anderson, Nolta, Bradford, A Breitbach. that leaves 4 corner spots open

RALLY - LSPR

based on FB discussions and a couple of assumptions this list currently looks like this:

R1 - Ahles-r,
R2 - West-r,
R3 - Rosholt-r,
R4 - Erickson-r, Hardacker

Vandermark-r is on the fence at this time with a schedule conflict. Peterson and Saba had expressed interest but I have not heard from them.

The room block for Red Light had 6 court side rooms in it. 4 have been spoken for including myself, Jerry was not aware of the block so he is not part of the count for rooms.

My travel plans are the same as prior years with departure on Tuesday and return on Sunday., The rest of the group I would expect to see Thursday evening as in the past.

Elmer is part of this mailing and these groups so any updates you send will get passed along.

Stay safe and advise me of any changes
 
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Ojibwe Update 8/20

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Current NewsHello All,

Ojibwe starts Friday. All the planning and preparation come together this weekend. I think I have the 5 medical teams and 4 sweeps and a Safety Sweep team I needed. Life has a way of derailing these plans so I can still use a plan B. If you want to help we can still use you.

Dates: 8/26-27
Rally 101 for responders 9:15 Pavilion on Friday

Medical/sweep meeting to follow worker meeting on Friday.

I HAVE your Tee Shirts. SEE me for them

Devon and I have our usual rooms at the Americinn. Contact us for space if you wish to share.

Currently plan on staffing 5 medical teams and 4 sweep teams. I am believe I have staffing for the practice stages on Wednesday. 10:00 to 20:00.

Current plan has Andy and Phillip staffing a spectator locations on Friday and Saturday.

I have Robert and Adam as a medical.

As for sweep, Stacy and Shane can work the safety sweep function

R1 - Paul Ahles-r, Joseph Ahles, (Steven Ahles)
R2 - Steve Hartman-r, Micki Hartman
R3 - Devin West-r, Samantha
R4 - Robert, Adam-r
R5 - Andy Robinson
R6 - Patrick Callahan
Safety Sweep - Shane Cole, Stacy
VIP - Stacy's Associates
S1 - Richard Klute, Passenger
S2 - Robert Dion, open
S3 -
S4 -
GL - James LeCuyer, Ashley Kay

As for the event:
I'll be heading up Tuesday At this point and working the practice stage Wednesday.

We can use help bannering on Thursday, and the Rally 101 for the new folks on Friday AM. Debannering on Sunday if you are interested.
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Volunteers are still needed in all specialties for the 2016 Ojibwe Forests Rally on August 26 & 27.
We have 45 registered competitors with the race two weeks out. It’s going to be a great event.

Online registration is now open at

http://www.rallymasterpro.com/workers/?group=1

Early registration will be on Thursday the 25th from 6 to 9 pm at the Pavilion, and Friday registration is from 9-12 at the same place. We’ll have a brief worker meeting at 1:00 and first time volunteer training at 1:30 before leaving for the woods. Be sure to bring food and water for the day, and bring extra insect repellant.

I am looking for a small group of volunteers to help me on Tuesday evening to banner Wednesday’s practice stages. If you are able to help out, please shoot me an email. Right now, I plan to meet at the Rock Creek Store (Itasca Service area) at 6pm Tuesday evening, and head out to the 2 practice stages to banner them.

Bannering for the competition stages will be on Thursday morning again this year. Bannering will be in 2 groups, one at 8am at the old Pamida in Park Rapids (directly across Hwy 34 from the Super 8), the second group at the same location at noon. If we get enough help in the morning, we hope to be able to pick up the 2nd group on our way from the Friday stages to the Saturday stages. Any help that you can provide is welcome. You don’t need to stay the whole day, so if you have other commitments, just let us know when you need to go. The more help we have, the shorter the task is for everyone.

Almost as important as bannering, is de-bannering on Sunday. Anyone who doesn't need to head out right away after the event is invited to take part in the final effort to clean up after a great week. Our banner chief will be sending out a detailed email later this week to all who have registered for bannering.

Bring a friend too, no experience necessary, so bring someone and introduce them to rally!

Thanks in advance for your help.

Jonathan Atkins
Chief of Controls
2016 Ojibwe Forests Rally
RallyMaster Pro
 
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Ojibwe Update - 8/1`4 After Meeting

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Current NewsShort update. Changes:

I am still in need of two medical crews for the event. I can make this work with Robert as a driver and Andrew as the medical in Roberts vehicle, but I have to decide on this by mid week so Robert can plan. This also obligates Rescue One to a stage starts and removes the needed flexibility if there is any incident. If you are on the fence we can use your help. I have and am offering s place to stay if you need one.

I have been informed that Dick Klute Has a co-driver for his sweep vehicle. That makes him a full crew.

I am told that we will be getting a couple of off road jeeps to assist with sweep at the event. Do not have names for these folks at this time. That will add 2 vehicles to the sweep teams and allow for us to split the teams by stages.

Stacy and Shane will be able to work as Safety sweep for the event.

Stacy has found two medicals to cover the VIP buses.

For the practice stages we will use Stacy and Amy for the Subaru stage and Jon and Treavor for the main stage on Wednesday.

For those that wish to help locally, Put together is at 13:00 this coming weekend at the Mississippi Street Library in Fridley (Approx 63th and university). Any help is appreciated.

I will have a schedule for Recce Sweep sometime this week, James, if you are still interested, we would like you or a couple of folks to sweep the recce stages after the close on Thursday to make sure there are no rally participants left in the woods.
 
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Ojibwe Update 8/13

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Current NewsHello All,

Qjibwe is now 10 days out. I am in need of 5 medical teams and 4 sweeps and a Safety Sweep team. I would like to spilt the sweep teams, but can live with them as a single unit. Changes are noted.

Dates: 8/26-27

Devon and I have our usual rooms at the Americinn. I have space for 1-2 folks in mine.

Currently still have a need for 5 medical teams and 4 sweep teams. I am also in need of staffing for the practice stages on Wednesday. Currently need a marshal and a finish control with a radio. 10:00 to 20:00.

Current plan has Andy staffing a spectator location on Friday and Saturday.

I have removed Robert as a medical team vehicle, BUT he is still on the list as an option. He has shared that he is no longer current as a medical and needs a radio so I have opened the spot for the option of a team that has both. If no-one steps up to the plate I'll pair him with Adam and we'll go with finding a radio for them at the event and using Robert and Adam as a medical team. It would be easier to have an additional team in that spot.

Brandon has a difficult work schedule so I am waiting to see if he can get the time off to be at the event.

As for sweep, Stacy and Shane can work the safety sweep function, BUT that opens the spot on the VIP FAMILY bus for a medical person for both days. We are open to anyone that has medical training and a med kit to fill that role. This is a free spot to the worker and if by chance you have an infant sized child we'll make room for the car seat on the bus. they can ride free too.

R1 - Paul Ahles-r, Joseph Ahles, (Ahles?)
R2 - Steve Hartman-r, Micki Hartman
R3 - Devin Lee West-r, Co-pilot
R4 -
R5 - Andy Robinson
Safety Sweep - Shane Cole, Stacy?
VIP - Stacy?
S1 - Richard Klute, open
S2 - Robert Dion, open
S3 -
S4 -
GL - James LeCuyer, Ashley Kay

Adam Burling is also signed on for medical but not assigned to a vehicle yet
Brandon Winger may also be available as a medical, just waiting on confirmation.

As for the event:
I'll be heading up Tuesday At this point and working the practice stage Wednesday. We will need a second medical for that day and a couple of marshals for the two stages. I have room space if you want to share Tuesday or Wednesday night (or longer).

We can use help bannering on Thursday, and the Rally 101 for the new folks on Friday AM. Debannering on Sunday if you are interested.

Next update later this week
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Volunteers are still needed in all specialties for the 2016 Ojibwe Forests Rally on August 26 & 27.
We have 45 registered competitors with the race two weeks out. It’s going to be a great event.

Online registration is now open at

http://www.rallymasterpro.com/workers/?group=1

Early registration will be on Thursday the 25th from 6 to 9 pm at the Pavilion, and Friday registration is from 9-12 at the same place. We’ll have a brief worker meeting at 1:00 and first time volunteer training at 1:30 before leaving for the woods. Be sure to bring food and water for the day, and bring extra insect repellant.

I am looking for a small group of volunteers to help me on Tuesday evening to banner Wednesday’s practice stages. If you are able to help out, please shoot me an email. Right now, I plan to meet at the Rock Creek Store (Itasca Service area) at 6pm Tuesday evening, and head out to the 2 practice stages to banner them.

Bannering for the competition stages will be on Thursday morning again this year. Bannering will be in 2 groups, one at 8am at the old Pamida in Park Rapids (directly across Hwy 34 from the Super 8), the second group at the same location at noon. If we get enough help in the morning, we hope to be able to pick up the 2nd group on our way from the Friday stages to the Saturday stages. Any help that you can provide is welcome. You don’t need to stay the whole day, so if you have other commitments, just let us know when you need to go. The more help we have, the shorter the task is for everyone.

Almost as important as bannering, is de-bannering on Sunday. Anyone who doesn't need to head out right away after the event is invited to take part in the final effort to clean up after a great week. Our banner chief will be sending out a detailed email later this week to all who have registered for bannering.

Bring a friend too, no experience necessary, so bring someone and introduce them to rally!

Thanks in advance for your help.


Jonathan Atkins
Chief of Controls
2016 Ojibwe Forests Rally
 
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Ojibwe Update 8/4

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Current NewsQjibwe is now 21 days out. Some of the folks I normally hear from about this time I am hoping are planning on the event and just needed to bid the shifts to confirm. I am in need of 5 medical teams and 4 sweeps and a Safety Sweep team. I would like to split the sweep teams, but can live with them as a single unit. Changes are noted.

Dates: 8/26-27

Devon and I have our usual rooms at the Americinn. I have space for 1-2 folks in mine.

Currently still have a need for 5 medical teams and 4 sweep teams.

I am also in need of staffing for the practice stages on Wednesday. Currently need a marshal and a finish control with a radio. 10:00 to 20:00.

Current plan has Andy staffing a spectator location on Friday and Saturday.

I have removed Robert as a medical team vehicle, BUT he is still on the list as an option. He has shared that he is no longer current as a medical and needs a radio so I have opened the spot for the option of a team that has both. If no-one steps up to the plate I'll pair him with Adam and we'll go with finding a radio for them at the event and using Robert and Adam as a medical team. It would be easier to have an additional team in that spot.

Brandon has a difficult work schedule so I am waiting to see if he can get the time off to be at the event.

As for sweep, Stacy and Shane can work the safety sweep function, BUT that opens the spot on the VIP FAMILY bus for a medical person for both days. We are open to anyone that has medical training and a med kit to fill that role. This is a free spot to the worker and if by chance you have an infant sized child we'll make room for the car seat on the bus. they can ride free too.

R1 - Paul Ahles-r, Joseph Ahles, (Ahles?)
R2 - Steve Hartman-r, Micki Hartman
R3 - Devin Lee West-r, Co-pilot
R4 -
R5 - Andy Robinson
Safety Sweep - Shane Cole, Stacy?
VIP - Stacy?
S1 - Richard Klute, open
S2 - Robert Dion, open
S3 -
S4 -
GL - James LeCuyer, Ashley Kay

Adam Burling is also signed on for medical but not assigned to a vehicle yet
Brandon Winger may also be available as a medical, just waiting on confirmation.

As for the event:
I'll be heading up Tuesday At this point and working the practice stage Wednesday. We will need a second medical for that day and a couple of marshals for the two stages.
Amy has stepped up to cover one of the marshal spots for this but still need a finish marshal and a crossroad marshal.

I have room space if you want to share Tuesday or Wednesday night (or longer).

We can use help bannering on Thursday, and the Rally 101 for the new folks on Friday AM. Debannering on Sunday if you are interested.

Next update next week.
 
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Ojibwe Update 8/1

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Current NewsHello All,

Qjibwe is now 25 days out. Some of the folks I normally hear from about this time I am hoping are planning on the event and just needed to bid the shifts to confirm. I am in need of 5 medical teams and 4 sweeps and a Safety Sweep team. I would like to spilt the sweep teams, but can live with them as a single unit. The current list has not changed so what I have is what is listed. Please let me know if you are planning on helping.

Dates: 8/26-27

Devon and I have our usual rooms at the Americinn. I have space for 1-2 folks in mine.

Currently still have a need for 5 medical teams and 4 sweep teams. I am also in search of a Safety Sweep team.

R1 - Paul Ahles-r, Joseph Ahles, (Ahles?)
R2 - Steve Hartman-r, Micki Hartman
R3 - Devin Lee West-r, Co-pilot
R4 - Robert Preble, open (currently thinking this is where Adam will be)
R5 -
Safety Sweep -
S1 - Richard Klute, open
S2 - Robert Dion, open
S3 -
S4 -
GL - James LeCuyer

Adam Burling is also signed on for medical but not assigned to a vehicle yet
Brandon Winger may also be available as a medical, just waiting on confirmation.

As for the event:
I'll be heading up Tuesday At this point and working the practice stage Wednesday. We will need a second medical for that day and a couple of marshals for the two stages. I have room space if you want to share Tuesday or Wednesday night (or longer).

We can use help bannering on Thursday, and the Rally 101 for the new folks on Friday AM. Debannering on Sunday if you are interested.

Next update next week.
 
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Ojibwe Update 7/17

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Current NewsNo real changes to the update. If you are planning on attending I do need to know for planning. We are still understaffed for this event.

Dates: 8/26-27

Devon and I have our usual rooms at the Americinn. I have space for 1-2 folks in mine.

Currently still have a looking for 6 medical teams and 4 sweep teams. I am also in search of a Safety Sweep team.

R1 - Paul Ahles-r, Joseph Ahles, (S Ahles?)
R2 - Steve Hartman-r, Micki Hartman
R3 - Devin Lee West-r, Co-pilot
R4 - Robert Preble, open
R5 -
R6 -
Safety Sweep -
S1 - Richard Klute, open
S2 - Robert Dion, open
S3 -
S4 -
GL - James LeCuyer

Adam Burling is also signed on for medical but not assigned to a vehicle yet

As for the event:
I'll be heading up Tuesday At this point and working the practice stage Wednesday. We will need a second medical for that day and a couple of marshals for the two stages. I have room space if you want to share Tuesday or Wednesday night (or longer).

We can use help bannering on Thursday, and the Rally 101 for the new folks on Friday AM. Debannering on Sunday if you are interested.

Next update next week.
 
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Ojibwe Update 7/10

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Current NewsHello All,

Qjibwe is now about a month out so I really am looking for folks to work the event. I need to know if you are planning on being at the event.

Dates: 8/26-27

Devon and I have our usual rooms at the Americinn. I have space for 1-2 folks in mine.

Currently still have a need for 6 medical teams and 4 sweep teams. I am also in search of a Safety Sweep team.

R1 - Paul Ahles-r, Joseph Ahles, (Ahles?)
R2 - Steve Hartman-r, Micki Hartman
R3 - Devin Lee West-r, Co-pilot
R4 - Robert Preble, open
R5 -
R6 -
Safety Sweep -
S1 - Richard Klute, open
S2 - Robert Dion, open
S3 -
S4 -
GL - James LeCuyer

Adam Burling is also signed on for medical but not assigned to a vehicle yet

As for the event:
I'll be heading up Tuesday At this point and working the practice stage Wednesday. We will need a second medical for that day and a couple of marshals for the two stages. I have room space if you want to share Tuesday or Wednesday night (or longer).

We can use help bannering on Thursday, and the Rally 101 for the new folks on Friday AM. Debannering on Sunday if you are interested.

Next update next week.

 
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Ojib Update

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Current NewsHello All,

Qjibwe is now the getting to be about 2 months out so it's time to start asking for time off if you're going to the event.

Dates: 8/26-27

Devon and I have our usual rooms at the Americinn. I have space for 1-2 folks in mine.

Currently looking for 4.5 medical teams and 3.5 sweep teams. I am also in search of a Safety Sweep team.

R1 - Ahles-r, Ahles, (Ahles?)
R2 - S Hartman-r, M Hartman
R3 - West-r, Co-pilot. (not confirmed yet but pretty sure.)

Adam Burling is also signed on for medical but not assigned to a vehicle yet

SS - Open ( could also be Sweep Lead)
S1 - Dick Klute, open

James and his Fiat has Green Light in the bag so that spot is currently filled.

As for the event:
I am a firm believer in cross training and having more than one person trained for any given role. As such I am also looking for a Sweep Leader for this event. I'd prefer that they be in the Safety Sweep vehicle but that is not a requirement. This is NOT a reflection on past leaders, just a way to get folks trained to do more than one thing at an event. That flexibility allows for on the fly changes if needed and the person stepping into the role to know what is expected for the event. By that same standard if someone has an interest in the Chief ES role, I am willing to train and show them the ropes. I have been heard to say that I have the best and worst jobs in the event. I get to drive the roads, Banner, De-banner, go to most all incidents, talk to a LOT of local authorities, and have to be out from before the FCO to the last car is loaded onto a trailer from the woods.
Enough for now. Next update in a week or so. Stay Safe.
 
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