Create an Off-Highway Vehicle Club or Association

UP! Outside, in conjunction with the Executive Office of Energy and Environment Affairs, is holding a series of workshops across the State of Massachusetts to help enthusiasts form off-highway vehicle (OHV) clubs and associations. The purpose for the workshops is to create viable groups which can assist the OHV Coordinator create quality and sustainable OHV trails, areas, and systems within the State.

The first workshop is being offered on two different days and locations:

Thursday :: Nov 8, 2018 :: West


Nov 8, 2018
6:00 – 10:00pm
Click Workspace
9 ½ Market Street
Northampton, MA 01060


Saturday :: Nov 10, 2018 :: East


Nov 10, 2018
9:00am – 1:00pm
Eagles 894
55 Park Street
Framingham, MA 01702


There is no cost to attend the workshop, but space is limited so advanced registration is required. There will be no meals provided.

This first set of workshops will cover the building blocks of club formation including topics such as importance of clubs, creating official documents such as by-laws and articles of incorporation, setting up board and officer positions, executive committees, creating a non-profit corporation, etc. The workshops are anticipated to last approximately 3.5 hours. There will be a mixture of lecture and hands-on activities.

Additional workshops

The entire workshop series will consist of 3 sets of workshops.

  • The first set of workshops are outlined above.
  • The second set will focus on the difference between a non-profit organization and a tax exempt organizations, types of tax-exempt organizations, requirements for 501c(3) versus other 501c(x) organizations, financial reporting, and fundraising.
  • The third set will include information on State and Federal taxes, forms involved, pros and cons of filing on your own or seeking the aid of a tax consultant.

In addition to the workshops, the program will allow, upon application, individual consulting time with UP! Outside via conference calls or video calls.

This workshop series will be repeated in the 2020 fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019.

For more information, or questions, please contact:
Karen Umphress
UP! Outside