SAE Race Events Prove Rewarding For OHV Volunteers – And, Meet Alabama NOHVCC Partner Steve Newton!
This article is one in a series designed to feature NOHVCC State Partners and some of the successes they highlighted in their Partner Annual Reports. The first-ever round of Annual Reports was a huge success. As a result, the NOHVCC Board of Directors and staff are better able to understand the great things our Partners are up to and we wanted to share some examples with the broader NOHVCC community while introducing some of our Partners as well.
Introducing Steve Newton – Alabama NOHVCC State Partner
Steve Newton was born in Montgomery, Alabama and now lives in Adamsville, Alabama, a small town just northwest of Birmingham. He began riding about 15 years ago when a hunting buddy loaned him an ATV. Once Steve discovered ATV riding, he got the OHV bug, bought an ATV of his own and found himself riding more and more. In an effort to find riding areas and friends to ride with he attended a meeting of the Cheaha Trail Riders, quickly became involved in advocacy, and currently serves as President of the club. From there he found NOHVCC and has been a State Partner ever since. Steve enjoys researching his family ancestry and has recently undertaken an ambitious project to map the cemetery at his family’s church. With wife Patricia, Steve travels extensively as they enjoy their retirement – they visited 27 states and two countries last year! Steve believes the most important thing an individual can do to create a positive future for OHV recreation is to not only encourage young people to enjoy OHV recreation, but also instill in them an ethic that includes safe and responsible practices.