Archives for October 2014

Jan. Club Ride in Hills

For those who want to reserve rooms at Recreational Springs for the Jan. club ride here is a link for you if you want to book on line.  You will need to use access code AD129.  The link is id=81257&date fro.  You can also call to book, the number is 605-584-1228.  You will need to book by Dec. 31, 2014.



Driftbusters Meeting Minutes

Aberdeen Drift Busters                                                                         Meeting Minutes

Date: Oct. 9, 2014

Call to Order by James Gelling, Pres.

Introductions were made by all.

Tony Schmitt, SD State Trails Specialist, was introduced and gave his report on the new changes for marking the SD snowmobile trails. He stated the reason for these changes is so every state nationwide will basically mark their trails the same way. The biggest change is doing away with the 3 chevron’s marking a safe route around an obstacle (bridges, railroad tracks, large culverts, etc.) They will be replaced by a new slow sign followed by a directional arrow. After a lengthy discussion over these changes it was decided to wait until the convention in Nov. to make a final decision on these changes. Thank you, Tony for coming to our meeting.

Minutes of the Oct. meeting was read by Cheryl Gelling, Sec. A motion to approve was made by Art Ham, seconded by Ann Nagel. Motion approved.

Treasurer’s report by Jim Friedt: We need to pay for the insurance. Decision was made to go ahead and pay it. Jim said he got a message from the IRS stating we would have to do a manual report from 2012 so Jim said he took it to H&R Block and it was $126 to do this. It was decided to have H&R Block do our tax return every year from here on. We have 88 paid members to date. Motion to approve by Duane Sutton, seconded by Sunny Pence. Motion approved.

   SDSA Report by Jeff Thorne: State SDSA Convention is Nov. 7-8, he reminded everyone to get your registration sent in and your room reserved as soon as possible. Our district 3 spot is open and Jeff Thorne agreed to take it again. Everyone wins tickets are available. Nominations are open for man of the year, James Gelling, woman, Cheryl Gelling, Teen youth 12-17,m Matt Olson, 11-and younger tabled, hall of fame, Jeff Thorne. Nominations cease. All approved.

   Advisory Report: Al Nagel said the next meeting is Friday, Nov. 7th. at the Lodge. Duane Sutton gave information on snowmobile friendly communities.

   Trail Report by Jim Weaver: The new green posts are here and they are at Duane Sutton’s for all the trail leaders to pick up. Jim expects the new trail signs any day and will be delivered to him and he will contact the trail leaders to pick them up. Motion was made to ask for an advance on the trail fund, motion carried.

   Emergency Reaction: none

   Safety by Corey Gelling, Safety course is set for Nov. 23rd. 1 to 5 with the place to be determined. Jeff Thorne will check with Mary Ann on the availability of the safety simulator.

   Publicity: It was decided to put an article about the safety course in the Aberdeen News the week before the safety course.

   Activities/Trail rides: A brief discussion was held on the club ride in the Black Hills the last weekend in Jan. Contact Al Nagel on room reservations at Recreational Springs. The rides will start at 9 am each morning.

   Monthly News Article: Tracy Olson will write it for the Dec. Snow Plainsman.

   Old Business. Motion was made and approved to put in a bid for the 2016 SDSA Convention. Ann Nagel, Stacy Pence, & Kelly Weaver will meet Mon. Oct. 13th. to discuss putting a bid together. Hats off to Dan and Joey for putting together a great Gypsy Day float.

   New Business: Discussion was held on the Haunted Forest Oct. 24-25. It was decided to meet Thursday, Oct. 16th. at Lagers Inn at 7pm to work out the details. Anyone willing to help please come to this meeting as we need all the help we can get. Jeff Thorne made a motion that the club buy 5 Everyone Wins tickets, Tracy Olson seconded, motion approved.

   Last point: Next meeting date needs to be moved to Nov. 13th. because Nov. 6th. conflicts with the start of the SDSA Convention.

Motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Joey Nagel and seconded by Bruce Tollefson, meeting adjourned.

Jim Gelling, Pres.

NOTE: Duane Sutton has 50/50 tickets and ACSA calendars, anyone wanting them please contact Duane Sutton.

November meeting moved to November 13th

The November club meeting has been pushed back one week to Thursday, November 13th at the Pizza Ranch.  Several club member will be attending the SDSA Convention in Deadwood which conflicts with the normal meeting date.

Haunted Forest planning meeting 10/16/14

Open to all Club members.  Bring your ideas to create a spooky scene for the Haunted Forest.  Will meet on Thursday, 10/16/14, at 7 pm at Lager’s Inn.  Watch for future details on setup times.  This is a fun event for young adults, teenagers,and those with a love for Halloween.  Help is needed. Questions can be directed to any club officer or board member.

October 2014 News Letter



                                                                                                                               Oct. 4, 2014


Hello Everyone,

   I hope everyone got the message that we moved our Oct. meeting to Thursday, Oct. 9th. so Tony Schmitt our state trails specialist could attend our meeting. He will be explaining the changes on how we mark our snowmobile trails and the reason for the changes. In a few weeks we will need to start marking our snowmobile trail.

   Our fall campout and membership drive was a great success, the weather was a little cool but we still had a good turnout. A big thank you to Jeff Thorne who cooked the turkeys for Friday night, they turned out great. Thanks to Kenny Ham and Sunny Pence for donating the fire wood for Friday and Sat. nights camp fires. We tried something new for the Sat. pot luck supper so instead of having pork loins we had chicken drummies and roast beef sandwiches. A big thank you to Duane Sutton and the Millstone for cooking them for us. Everyone seemed to think they went over great. As usual everyone had a blast driving the Go-Karts Sat. night. Thanks to Jim and Kelly Weaver for helping organize this event and to all those who helped and brought a dish to pass for the pot luck. We had fun and signed up a few new members.

   Would like to remind everyone to please look for the Driftbuster float in the Gypsy Day parade. A big thank you to Dan Rohbach and Joey Nagel for putting it together.

   The Haunted Forest is just a few weeks away so we will be having a discussion this Thurs. night on what we need to do. Anyone having any ideas please come to our meeting and present it.

   We need to set a date for the snowmobile safety course, in the past we have gone the weekend before Thanksgiving. We plan on getting the new safety simulator again

   We need to send in the names of our nominees for (snowmobiler of the year, man and woman snowmobiler, etc.) at this meeting as they have to be sent in before Oct. 29.

This years convention will be starting Nov.7th. at The Lodge in Deadwood, S.D. All the details should be in the next Sno Plainsman.

   It was decided at the last meeting that we would have a club ride in the Black Hills the last weekend in January as that is also the weekend of the Snow Cross races in Deadwood.

   Anyone interested in learning how to run the groomer and help groom the snowmobile trail please come to the meeting or contact Jim Weaver.

A big thank you to everyone that have paid their dues by mail or at the campout. If you have not paid your dues please do so as soon as possible. Your dues have never been more important in helping our snowmobile clubs fight the organizations that want to put a stop to all snowmobiling on public lands.

   Anyone with any ideas on giving an incentive to the new members we sign up please let us know.

 Also we will need to discuss changing the date of the Nov. meeting as it falls on Nov. 6th. one day before the convention in Deadwood.

   See you at the meeting at the Pizza Ranch, Thursday, Oct. 9th. 2014 at 7:30 pm


Jim Gelling, Pres.