Archives for March 2014

April 2014 Newsletter

Hello Everyone,

James Gelling PresidentSpring is finally here which brings us to an end of a very disappointing snowmobile season. Mother Nature just wasn’t very cooperative this year to give us enough snow to ride locally, hopefully she will be kinder to us next year. We had such high hopes this year of being able to use our new snowmobile groomer , check out the new route to Mina. and to show off our new signs along the snowmobile trail. At least the Black Hills had a very good year so we didn’t have to travel very far to go snowmobiling. .. So now time has come to get out our summer toys and spend a summer enjoying the outdoors . Just a reminder that May 1st. is the deadline to get all our trail signs removed.

We will be having our pizza/swim party Sunday April 6, at the AmericInn, which is located on the east side of the Lakewood Mall, swimming starts at 1pm and the pizza will be served at 5pm. If you plan on attending please let Glenn Imberi know ahead of time so he can order enough pizza’s. His cell number is 380-3829.

It was decided at the last meeting that we would have an unofficial spring campout at the Richmond State Park campground the weekend of May 16-17 which is the free state park camping weekend. Everyone is responsible for making their own reservations if you want to participate.

Our annual fall campout and membership drive will be at Wylie Campground Sept.12-13, 2014. Camp sites 61-68, 77-81, & 87-89 have been reserved for the Driftbusters members. You need to call 605-626-3512 and ask for Vicki to reserve your camp site and be sure and tell her you are a Driftbuster member. We will be basically following the same agenda we have in the past several years. The go-karts have been reserved for Sat. evening from 7:30-9:30 pm. More details will be posted on our web site this summer.

Our last meeting of the season is Thursday, April 3rd. at the Pizza Ranch at 7:30 pm. We will be voting on the election of new officers and 2 board members. So please be sure and attend and .volunteer for one of these positions. I would also like to remind all the new members that were signed up this year that this will be your last chance to get your free buffet meal. Just come early to the back room to get your free certificate . .Congratulations to Dan Rohbach for signing up the most new members. He will be getting a certificate for a free pizza a month for a year.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for giving me the chance to be your club president for this past year. I really enjoyed it and learned a lot. The Driftbusters is a great club to be a part of.

James Gelling, President

Pizza/swim party

To All Members:  The date for the pizza/swim party is Sunday, April 6, 2014 at the AmericInn, 301 Cenntennial St, east of the Lakewood Mall.  Swimming starts at 1pm and the pizza will be served at 5pm.  If you are planning on attending please let Glen Imberi know so he can order the right amount of pizza,s .  His cell number is 380-3829. See you there.  Cheryl Gelling, Sec.

Driftbusters March Newsletter

Driftbusters March Newsletter


Hello Everyone,   I can’t believe it is the first of March and our snowmobile trail still does not have enough snow to ride on.  All we seem to get is a lot of bitter cold.  We only have 2 weeks left as the state says we can only groom until the 15th. of March. 

   Cheryl and I attended our 1st. Governor’s ride in the Black Hills and we really enjoyed it.  The hills have a lot of snow and the trails were awesome.  It sounds like it was the largest turnout that the Governor’s ride has had. The Aberdeen Driftbusters was well represented. We enjoyed talking to a lot of new people. 

    As you know we had to cancel our radar run but we did have the steak feed and we had a great turnout.  The steaks were awesome.  A big thank you to Jim Weaver and Sonny Pence for cooking the steaks, and to Alex and Diane Shaffer for hosting this event.  We raised $275 and several bags of food to be donated to the Salvation Army Food Pantry.  The winners of our raffle items were Chris Gelling—Towtector,  Jim Friedt and Paul Severson—$50 gift certificates from Dakota Motor Sports,  Dennis Beckler—Chrysler Center detail package,  Shawn Shaffer—Green Iron Equipment hoodie,  the 5 winners of the Driftbusters caps were Stacey Goetz, Billie Ham, Sharmie Henderson, Stacey Pence, and Kelly Weaver.  Thank you to all the people who donated the prizes for the raffle.

    We will need to set a date for our pizza and swim party at our next meeting so if you would like to volunteer please contact Cheryl Gelling, Sec. or come to the meeting.

    As I mentioned in our last month’s newsletter anyone who has any new ideas for changes to our snowmobile trail route please let us know as the deadline is approaching to turn in the trail proposal for next year.

    Reminder to all new members that there is only a couple meetings left to get your free buffet meal certificates.  

     Our next meeting is March 6 at 7:30pm at the Pizza Ranch.  See you there.


James Gelling, President