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February 2009 NEWSLETTER

Hello everyone.. I hope you've had the chance to get in some riding this season. We have had some pretty nice snowfall so far this year, definitely better than the past few years. Unfortunately, we've been having problems with the Sur-Trac groomer lately so we haven't been able to groom as much as we'd like to. It's been in the shop twice and hopefully we'll have it back this week and be able to hit the trails soon. The groomer guys have been doing a good job using just the LMC on the whole trail system though.

We had a large club ride scheduled for February 21st but unfortunately we've had to cancel that due to unforeseen insurance issues. It's a shame too because Cathy House worked really hard on setting the whole thing up. Thanks Cathy for all the hard work and effort you put into this. It would have been a really good time.

We will be holding a Hot Dog Roast on February 21st instead. We will be starting the Roast a 1:00pm and will run to about 10:00 pm. We will be serving free hot dogs, hamburgers and salt potatos. You will need to bring your own beverages though. There will be some snodeo sled games from 2:00-5:00pm with a bonfire starting at 6:00pm. It will be held at Bruce Butler's at the trail crossing at County Route 14 where the groomer is stored. We won't be going for a club ride but you are welcome to come and go as you please. The week of February 14th-21st is "Take a Friend Snowmobiling Week". Why not bring a friend to the hot dog roast and have some fun. It will be a great oppurtunity to meet the club officers and groomer operators. Come swap some snowmobiling stories and make some new friends or maybe see some that you haven't seen in a while. We look forward to seeing you there.

I'd like to give a shout out to Nick and Lee Torio to congratulate them on the birth of their grandson, little Max Alexander. Grandpa showed me some pictures at the informal meeting. He is so cute! Give him a big smooch for me!

ur next monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 10th at 7:30 pm at RFH's Restaurant. This is open to anyone who would like to attend. We'd love to see some new faces. Come and join us won't you? Well, I guess that's going to do it for this month.. So until next time, take care and happy, safe snowmobiling to all!

 

JANUARY 2009 NEWSLETTER

Hello everyone. Can you believe we are already into January 2009! The snowfall is starting to look pretty impressive this year. Let's hope we have a great season. It's been too long since we've had a good riding season. I'd like to take a moment to welcome all of the new members that have joined our club. Thank you for your support.

Well, our winner's choice snowmobile/atv raffle went well this year. We only sold 430 of the 600 tickets though. I don't know if it was a sign of the bad economy or not. Thanks to everyone that did purchase tickets. This is our major fundraiser and all proceeds go to the maintenance of the trails. This year's winner was Bonnie Hurlbut. Bonnie is a longtime member/supporter of our club. She purchased the ticket on her son's birthday, feeling lucky! Boy, was she right! Congratulations Bonnie!! Second place winner was Paul Terwilliger, who won a $500 gift certificate from Ingles Performance for the purchase of a helmet, coat or bibs. The snowmobile and atv were provided by Ingles Performance as well as lots of other raffle prizes and we thank them very much! A huge Thank You to Bruce and Nancy Butler for running the raffle for us. We really appreciate all you did! Thanks to everyone else that donated raffle prizes. You helped make the raffle a success. We also held a couple of 50/50 raffles that night. The first winner was Robin Ingles winning $153.00. The second winner was Darren Leitner winning $114.00. Congratulations to the both of you.

We held a youth snowmobile safety course on Nov., 22nd at the Town of Schroeppel Office in Phoenix. We had 27 students attend and all of them passed. This was a great bunch of students. There were many questions asked and lots of input. We only had one trouble maker in the class. Mr. Case you need to learn how to behave yourself!! Ha Ha! Thanks to Cathy House, Dan House, Bruce Butler, Dan Dievendorf, Mike Schmid and Lynn Foster for all your help with the course. It was greatly appreciated.

Our monthly meeting will be held on Tues., Jan., 13th at 7:30pm at RFH'S Restaurant on Route 57 in Phoenix. The meeting is open to anyone who would like to attend. We love having some new people come to the meetings and sharing some ideas with us. Please attend if you can. We will also be holding an Informal Monthly Meeting on Tues., Jan., 27th at 7:30pm. This will be held at Bruce Butler's Barn on East Mud Lake Road. This is also open to anyone who would like to attend.

Well, I guess that's going to do it for now. So until next month (or sooner if we plan any club rides/events) happy snowmobiling and ride safe!

 

AUGUST 2009 MINUTES

The meeting was called to order at 7:39 pm by President Marc Greco. There were 10 people in attendance.

Secretary Denise Gilbert was on vacation; Vice President Bill Paget attempted to take notes similar to the standard of excellence set forth by Mrs. Gilbert.

The minutes from the July 14, 2009 meeting were read by Vice President Bill Paget. A motion to accept the minutes was made by Mike Schmidt, second by Jim Watkins, with all in favor.

The Treasurers report was read by Treasurer Dan Dievendorf with the past months transactions and current balance being reported. A motion to accept the report was made by Robin Ingles, second by Mike Schmidt, with all in favor.

NYSSA: No report out

OSWEGO COUNTY SNOWMOBILE ASSOCIATION: No report out

TRAIL REPORT: The water department has fixed (removed) the bridge behind Hubbard's property. The trail on Pinnacle Hill Road thru Sedner's property will have to be abandoned and we will have to figure out a way to go around. Dan Dievendorf mentioned he will contact Dick Weber about moving the trail thru his property. Dan was contacted by Rosanne Ross regarding trail funding paperwork that is due. Dan resolved the issue. Bill Paget and Mike Schmidt will attend the Town of Granby Board Meeting on 8/12 to present the request for approval letter from the town that will allow us to use the National Grid power line trail again for 2009/2010 season. (Note: meeting was attended, voting and letter approved and signed by Town Supervisor). NYS permit for Rt 3 is good until Nov 2009. 12 people have signed up for 2009 membership.

The WhiteOut booth at the Big East show will need help to set up (5 to 6 people) on 10/3 Friday. Will need help also on Saturday and Sunday to break down. An Insurance binder will be required. A motion was made for an ATV/Sled/Cash raffle for the White Out event. First by Mike Schmidt, second by Robin Ingles, all in favor. Ingles Performance will provide a cost for the Sled/ATV option. Tickets need to be printed in time for the Big East show. Discussion centered on establishing a $10 cost, unlimited number. We will get 3000 tickets, not Orange colored. Antique sled tickets are colored orange. Jim Watkins now has a contact for the Boy Scouts for Sat/Sun help ie Trash Pickup. Approx $150/day was suggested as a donation for their help. Dan Dievendorf will contact the Oswego County Tourism Dept to see if any money is available thru them. Next meeting August 25 th at RFH's.

OLD BUSINESS: The bowling party will be September 26, 2009. Discussion was held about the annual December party raffle, etc. Robin mentioned she will come up with an idea by next meeting.

NEW BUSINESS: Robin presented flyers for the September 26 Golden Child Nationals. At the next meeting we need to decide the date for the September Safety Course. A motion was made to adjourn at 8:50 by Robin, second by Bill Paget, all in favor.

SEPTEMBER 2009 MINUTES

The meeting was called to order at 7:44pm by President Mark Greco. There were 14 people in attendance.

The minutes from the August 11, 2009 meeting were read by Vice President Bill Paget as Secretary Denise Gilbert was unable to attend the meeting. A motion to accept the minutes was made by Mike Schmid, second by Dan Dievendorf, with all in favor.

The Treasurer's Report was read by Treasurer Dan Dievendorf with the past month's transactions and current balance being reported. A motion to accept the report was made by Mike Schmid, second by Robin Ingles, with all in favor.

NYSSA: There was some discussion as to whether we wanted to participate in the Military Wounded Warrior Project. It was decided that our plate is kind of full at the time with Whiteout this year. We agreed that we will help out with a monetary donation but cannot help organize the project. Dan Dievendorf will contact Ernie Roosevelt and let him know.

OSWEGO COUNTY SNOWMOBILE ASSOCIATION: Glenn Durham attended the meeting and said that there was discussion about the insurance date change. Glenn has the new county maps in his truck and will give them to Dan Dievendorf. The next meeting will be held on September 16 th in Williamstown.

TRAIL REPORT: The National Grid Permit is good for using the power line again this year. There will be a trail duty this weekend to work on the State Route 3 trail. Will be meeting at 8:00am at County Route 8 on Saturday and possibly on Sunday at 10:00am. Will put a posting on the website about the trail duties.

MEMBERSHIP REPORT: There are about 30 members or so to date.

OLD BUSINESS: We will be having a Moonlight Bowling Party on Saturday, September 26 th starting at 8:30pm at the Phoenix Bowl Inn. We will be having pizza and a light buffet this year. Weather permitting there will also be a bonfire and volleyball outside. Please RSVP by September 23 rd to Denise Gilbert. Robin Ingles will check on getting tickets printed for our December Raffle. We will need help for the Vintage Show being held on Saturday October 3 rd at the Fulton Elks Club. Jim Latino will need someone to help work the gate, taking admission money as well as someone to sell 50/50's and raffle tickets.

GREAT EASTERN WHITEOUT REPORT: We will be having a Whiteout booth at the Big East Show at the OnCenter October 1-4 th . There are 3 guys that have volunteered to help set up on Thursday. There are 2 guys that have volunteered to work on Friday. We have enough volunteers to cover working the Big East Show all days. Mark Greco will check into getting some raffle tickets printed. Dan Dievendorf will make sure we have some club membership applications available at the Big East Show. The next Whiteout meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 22 at 7:30pm at RFH'S.

NEW BUSINESS: We were contacted by the Town of Schroeppel about teaching a youth snowmobile safety course for them in November. They were looking at the possibility of doing it on November 21 st . It was discussed and the first choice would be November 14 th instead as November 21 st is the opening day of gun hunting season. Robin Ingles presented the Ski-doo Million Dollar Club Support Program to the club. Ski-doo has coupons for our members to fill out. For each coupon filled out Ski-doo will donate $10.00 to our club, up to $1500.00. The club that has collected the maximum amount of $1500.00 and a 75% participation rate will be eligible to win a Ski-doo MXZ adrenaline or Summit Everest 800R snowmobile. The promotion will run from September 1 st through November 15 th , 2009. Ingles will be having their Fall Open House on October 9-11, 2009. For each coupon dropped off at the Open House, Ingles will give that person $10.00 off a $100.00 purchase, good at the Open House only. A motion was made to adjourn the meeting at 8:45pm by Robin Ingles, second by Bill Paget with all in favor. Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 13 th at 7:30pm at RFH'S.

OCTOBER 2009 MINUTES

The meeting was called to order at 7:44pm by President Mark Greco. There were 14 people in attendance.

The minutes from the August 11, 2009 meeting were read by Vice President Bill Paget as Secretary Denise Gilbert was unable to attend the meeting. A motion to accept the minutes was made by Mike Schmid, second by Dan Dievendorf, with all in favor.

The Treasurer's Report was read by Treasurer Dan Dievendorf with the past month's transactions and current balance being reported. A motion to accept the report was made by Mike Schmid, second by Robin Ingles, with all in favor.

NYSSA: There was some discussion as to whether we wanted to participate in the Military Wounded Warrior Project. It was decided that our plate is kind of full at the time with Whiteout this year. We agreed that we will help out with a monetary donation but cannot help organize the project. Dan Dievendorf will contact Ernie Roosevelt and let him know.

OSWEGO COUNTY SNOWMOBILE ASSOCIATION: Glenn Durham attended the meeting and said that there was discussion about the insurance date change. Glenn has the new county maps in his truck and will give them to Dan Dievendorf. The next meeting will be held on September 16 th in Williamstown.

TRAIL REPORT: The National Grid Permit is good for using the power line again this year. There will be a trail duty this weekend to work on the State Route 3 trail. Will be meeting at 8:00am at County Route 8 on Saturday and possibly on Sunday at 10:00am. Will put a posting on the website about the trail duties.

MEMBERSHIP REPORT: There are about 30 members or so to date.

OLD BUSINESS: We will be having a Moonlight Bowling Party on Saturday, September 26 th starting at 8:30pm at the Phoenix Bowl Inn. We will be having pizza and a light buffet this year. Weather permitting there will also be a bonfire and volleyball outside. Please RSVP by September 23 rd to Denise Gilbert. Robin Ingles will check on getting tickets printed for our December Raffle. We will need help for the Vintage Show being held on Saturday October 3 rd at the Fulton Elks Club. Jim Latino will need someone to help work the gate, taking admission money as well as someone to sell 50/50's and raffle tickets.

GREAT EASTERN WHITEOUT REPORT: We will be having a Whiteout booth at the Big East Show at the OnCenter October 1-4 th . There are 3 guys that have volunteered to help set up on Thursday. There are 2 guys that have volunteered to work on Friday. We have enough volunteers to cover working the Big East Show all days. Mark Greco will check into getting some raffle tickets printed. Dan Dievendorf will make sure we have some club membership applications available at the Big East Show. The next Whiteout meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 22 at 7:30pm at RFH'S.

NEW BUSINESS: We were contacted by the Town of Schroeppel about teaching a youth snowmobile safety course for them in November. They were looking at the possibility of doing it on November 21 st . It was discussed and the first choice would be November 14 th instead as November 21 st is the opening day of gun hunting season. Robin Ingles presented the Ski-doo Million Dollar Club Support Program to the club. Ski-doo has coupons for our members to fill out. For each coupon filled out Ski-doo will donate $10.00 to our club, up to $1500.00. The club that has collected the maximum amount of $1500.00 and a 75% participation rate will be eligible to win a Ski-doo MXZ adrenaline or Summit Everest 800R snowmobile. The promotion will run from September 1 st through November 15 th , 2009. Ingles will be having their Fall Open House on October 9-11, 2009. For each coupon dropped off at the Open House, Ingles will give that person $10.00 off a $100.00 purchase, good at the Open House only. A motion was made to adjourn the meeting at 8:45pm by Robin Ingles, second by Bill Paget with all in favor. Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 13 th at 7:30pm at RFH'S.

 

 

 


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