The NOHVA Jamboree
planned for June 5, 6 and 7 were CANCELLED as we could not obtain
liability insurance for the event.
In order to have the
event we MUST HAVE liability insurance. We have been looking
for a new liability policy since March, but it is almost
impossible to find insurance to protect us from accident claims
- when several lawsuits were filed against us involving an accident
Will there be a
Fall Jamboree or any other Jamborees? No Fall
Jamboree is planned at this time, maybe after the suits get through the courts we can
have another. There
will no jamborees without liability insurance. We
hope to find a solution to liability insurance once the laws
suits clear up.
Can someone else
hold a jamboree? Only if they follow the same procedure
NOHVA followed. This would include asking for permission from
Loup Power, acquiring liability insurance, providing security,
restrooms, trash pickup, emergency plan and event plan.
What will happen if
the court decides NOHVA is responsible for the injuries from the
accident? We would probably have to pay and it could
bankrupt NOHVA. If that happens NOHVA would probably cease to
exist and a new group formed.
Will the Headworks
OHV Park close without insurance? Probably not. If we are
able, NOHVA will try to help with the park and organize riders
as it has in the past.
Submitted by Dan
Nitzel, NOHVA President and Co-Founder since 1988.