Archives for September 2013

October News Letter

                                           OCTOBER NEWS LETTER 2013


Hello to everyone, the annual membership drive and fall camp out was a whooping success.  The weather was great and the food was awesome.  Thanks to everyone who helped.  We signed up several new members and thanks to Gregg Jensen from Pizza Ranch every new member will get 2 free buffet dinners at the Pizza Ranch.  So if you know of anyone thinking of joining, now would be the time to do so.

  The list of signs to be moved in the ditches has been turned into the state and hopefully they will be moved in the next few weeks. A big thank you to all who put a lot of time and work into getting this resolved.  It is time to start thinking about marking the trail so if any of the trail leaders need any supplies please contact Jim Weaver.  Anyone who would like to help mark the trails please let us know as we can always use all the help we can get.

   The Driftbusters will have a float in the Gypsy Day parade this year thanks to Dan Rohrbach and Joey Nagel who volunteered to put a float together.  Anyone who would like to volunteer their time to help please contact Dan or Joey.  

   The Haunted Forest is our next project. Everyone agrees that we need to come up with a new theme so if anyone has any new ideas please come to the October meeting or let us know as we plan on having a discussion on it at the meeting.  Also we need all the volunteers we can get to help set up and work the scene. 

   Anyone wanting to purchase a $10,000 Everyone Wins SDSA raffle ticket, which are available now,  contact  Cheryl Gelling, Sec. at

   There was discussion at the campout about making our radar run a bigger event.  Some of the ideas are giving away prizes, having fireworks afterwards, so if anyone has any more ideas please let us know.

   I keep hearing from several snowmobilers that we have mountain sleds which do not work real well on our snowmobile trails so they do not feel the need to join the club.  But I would like to remind everyone that there are several well funded and well organized groups out there that are determined to stop all snowmobiling on all federal and state lands.  So the only way we can fight them is through all snowmobile clubs joining together to fight these people.  So whether you ride our local trails or not we need your help by joining the club. 

   Next club meeting is October 3, at 7:30 at the Pizza Ranch.


James Gelling, President         


Annual Membership Drive and Fall Campout – September 20-21

Join us for the fun at Wylie Park Campground this weekend! The schedule of activities below is for all paid club members. If you want to camp, call the Parks and Recreation office at 626-3512 and talk to Vicki. Tell her you are with the Driftbusters group.

Friday, September 20, 7-9 pm: Turkey feed and talk around the campfire.
Saturday, 6 pm: Potluck Pork Loin Supper; please bring a dish to pass.
Saturday, 7:30 pm: Go karting at Thunder Road for all paid family memberships.

Looking forward to a great time.  Get involved and make a difference! 

New Member Incentives for 2013 Offered by Pizza Ranch!

At $30 per family membership, joining the Aberdeen Driftbusters is already a no brainer. Now Pizza Ranch is offering 2 free buffet dinners for each new family membership. At a $20 value, this benefit nearly covers the cost of your membership not to mention all the free club activities including steak feeds, trail rides and the annual snowmobile safety course. Thanks to Greg Jensen at Pizza Ranch for his support!

New members include all new members along with past members who have not been active in the last five years. You can join at our website by choosing the Become a Member tab at Dues can be mailed or paid online.

Join today and help ensure the sport you enjoy will be around for years to come. Get involved and make a difference!

September News Letter 2013

 School has started and the Brown County Fair is over with and fall is here.  Hope everyone had a great summer and now is the time to start thinking about the upcoming snowmobile season. 
   First order of business is our first club meeting, Thurs. Sept. 12th.  at 7:30 pm at the Pizza Ranch.  I strongly encourage all members to attend as we have just found out Brown County is in the process of  moving all highway signs to the bottom of the ditches of all county roads as you can see by the picture I have attached.  We hope to have some answers on what this is going to do to our snowmobile trail system at the meeting. 
   Our second order of business is our campout Sept. 20 and 21 at Wylie Park.  If you have not already reserved your spot do so as soon as possible by calling 626-3512 and ask for Vicki, and be sure and tell her you are with the Aberdeen Driftbusters Snowmobile Club.  We will be cooking turkey’s again on Friday night and Sat. night will be the pot luck meal.  The club will provide the meat, beverages and utensils and club members are asked to bring a dish to pass followed by the Go-Karts from 7:30pm to 9:30pm at Wylie Thunder Road.   All club members are invited to come join us whether you are camping with us or not.
  Just a reminder our annual dues are due in Sept.  You can pay them at the meeting, campout, on line on the Driftbusters web site or mail it to Driftbusters Snowmobile Club Inc.  P.O. Box 204, Aberdeen, S.D. 57402-0204  If you have a new email address please contact Cheryl Gelling at so she can keep you informed of all activities. 
   We need to find ways to increase our membership so if anyone has any ideas please bring them to the meeting or campout.
   See you at the meeting,  James Gelling, Pres.