Archives for April 2013

Driftbusters Do Good!

Aberdeen Area Humane Society receives donationYou may have thought this was poor English, but instead, it’s a statement of the “Good” things Aberdeen Driftbusters try to do for organizations in the Aberdeen, South Dakota area.  Driftbusters is not just an organization that serves its own members, giving is a big part of the mission of the organization and its members.  

Cheryl Gelling, Driftbusters Secretary, recently presented a donation of $250 to the Aberdeen Area Humane Society.  The funds were raised at the Club’s Radar Run on March 10th.  Cheryl (left) is pictured with Stacey Franks and Sara Breitag of the Humane Society.

Congrats & Thanks!

Thanks to Jeff Thorne for serving as our President for the past year.  Jim Gelling has completed his term as a board member and is now Club President.  Thanks also to outgoing board member Jim Friedt who is now serving as Club Treasurer and Cheryl Gelling who will continue as Club Secretary.   Congratulations to new board members Joey Nagel and Dan Rohrbach who will each serve a two year term.  Jeff Thorne also agreed to return to the board as President Elect.

Click to see a full list of the 2013-2014 Officers and board members.

Make Your Campout Reservations Today!

Driftbusters snowmobile club fall kick-off campout

Join the fun in 2013 for the family campout.

The dates for the fall Driftbusters’ Campout have been set!  Join us as Wylie Park on Friday, September 20 and Saturday, September 21 for food and fun!  Friday night will be turkey and talk by the campfire, and Saturday will be potluck  and go karts at Wylie Thunder Road.  The club will provide meat for Saturday night and everyone is asked to bring a dish to pass.  To reserve your camping spot, call Vicki at Parks and Rec (626-3512).  Be sure to mention that you are with the ABERDEEN DRIFTBUSTERS.  The sites in our block are 61-68, 77-81 and 87-89.  Sites must be paid for by August 1st but make your reservation now to get the best choice of sites.  If you don’t plan to camp, then just put it on the calendar and come out for the activities Friday and Saturday night!

April Newsletter


   It is that time of the year again when we have to put our winter toys away for the season and that means it’s time to pull the trail markers out.  The trail leaders must have their markers out no later than May 1st.   Also on this same note the trail proposal for next year is to be submitted on May 1st.  If there are any route changes they need to be discussed and planned for before the proposal is turned in. 
  We are in need of candidates for our office (President elect) and we are in need of 2 new board of directors.  If you have someone in mind for these positions please talk to them before the meeting so you know that they are willing to do the job.
  Now on the fun side of things, Glen and Barb Imberi where gracious enough to host the Pizza and swim party and it will be held at the AmericInn on April 7th.  The swimming will begin at 3pm and the pizza supper will be delivered at 5:30pm.  Glenn would like everyone planning on attending to RSVP him at 380-3829 so he will know how many pizza’s to order.
   The fall camp out is all set up and Cheryl will have the details at our next meeting  It will be Sept. 20th. & 21st.
   It was a good year for snowmobiling and I hope that everyone has enjoyed all the hard work that the club has put into our trail system.  I would like to see, come fall, some type of membership campaign to see if we could get our membership numbers to increase.  It always seems to me that on years with good snow we always had an abundance of people coming to the meetings and joining the club, but this year that did not seem to happen.  My thoughts are, that if this continues to happen I can see the end of our trail system going away because we are not getting any younger.  The younger ones do not seem to realize that if they do not join and participate, that what we have now and worked so hard to get, will just get smaller and fade away with nothing but memories of things that once was.  We need to do something about getting our younger people involved before it is too late. 

The next meeting will be at the Pizza Ranch on April 4th. at 7:30pm.

Upcoming events:

Pizza/swim party April 7th. at 3pm—food at 5:30pm.  Be sure and RSVP Glenn at 380-3829

Fall camp out Sept. 20th. and 21st.

Jeff Thorne,  President