Archives for December 2014

Schedule of Trail Rides

Schedule of Trail Rides


All planned trail rides start at 1 pm. and if temperature is 0 or above.


   Sat. Jan. 3rd. 2015 leaving Aberdeen at North Softball Complex

   Sat. Jan. 10th. leaving the Richmond Oasis

   Sun. Jan. 18th. leaving the Wakeside at Mina.

   Sat. Jan. 24th. leaving The Shed in Westport.

   Weekend of Jan. 31st. club ride at Rec. Springs in the Black Hills.

   Sat. Feb. 7th. ride to Frederick followed by a chili feed at Frederick.

   Weekend of Feb. 14th. Governor’s ride in the Black Hills.

   Sat. Feb. 21st. at Richmond Oasis Radar Run 1 to 4 pm. followed by steak

                     feed for club members at 5:30 pm.

   Weekend of Feb. 28th. possible ride on the Sisseton/Webster trails.

         Check web site for more details, changes, and updates.

Dec. 4th. meeting minutes

DriftBusters December 4th. 2014 meeting minutes

Date: Dec. 4th. 2014

Call to order by Pres. James Gelling

Introductions were made by all

Sec. report by Cheryl Gelling, Motion to approve by Al Nagel, seconded by Jamie Imberry, motion approved. Treasures report by Jim Friedt, Motion to approve by Duane Sutton, seconded by Ann Nagel. Motion approved.

Committee Reports:

SDSA Report by Al Nagel: SDSA trailer has been picked up by Tim Lund’s son with the Trailbusters tonight. Governor’s ride is coming up on Feb. 15th. A block of rooms have been set aside at the Comfort Inn in Deadwood.

Advisory Report by Al Nagel: Advisory council meeting is Feb. 13th. Some rerouting of the trails has been made in the hills.

Trail Report by Jim Weaver: The trail is in and Becky Graff sent us a report of a few issues to correct otherwise she said it looks good. There was some discussion on the new signing. Duane Sutton is taking care of having some gravel put on the trail crossing below the Richmond Dam where some cement culverts are sticking up. When servicing the groomer it was discovered that the rear suspension springs are broke and the rear differential needs to be rebuilt. Because no one in Aberdeen has the tools to do this it will have to be taken to Sioux Falls for the repairs. (Note: because the groomer is owned by the state the state will pay for these repairs). Thank you to Jim Weaver for servicing the groomer. We are still in need of groomer operators.  

Emergency Reaction by Sonny Pence: none

Safety report by Corey Gelling : 6 people took the course, one was too young to be certified but the other 5 all passed and Corey will get their certificates to them. The Primrose Gym worked out well.  

Publicity: It was decided we will contact the paper about doing an article about our trail when we get started grooming.

Activities: Some dates were decided for trail rides this winter. It was decided all rides would start at 1pm. and no rides if the temperature is below 0. First ride is Sat. Jan,3, leaving Aberdeen at north soft ball complex, Sat. Jan 10, leaving the Richmond Oasis, Sun. Jan.18 leaving the Wakeside at Mina, Sat. Jan 24th. leaving The Shed in Westport. The next weekend Jan. 31st. is the club ride at Rec. Springs in the Black Hills, Sat. Feb. 7th. trail ride to Frederick followed by a Chili Feed. Governor’s Ride in the Hills the weekend of 14th. Sat. Feb 21st. Richmond Oasis, Radar run, 1 to 4, followed by a steak feed for club members at 5:30, discussed going over and riding the Sisseton/Webster trails the weekend of Feb 28th.

Old Business: A special plague was passed around for everyone to look at that was presented to the Driftbusters at the convention from ACSA for our clubs generous contributions to ACSA. It will be placed in the trophy case in the back room of the Pizza Ranch. Kelly received the contract from the Ramkota for the 2016 convention, but she noted that some things have to be changed so she will take care of that. Asking all members to come up with some ideas for such things as: entertainment and a theme, etc. Discussion was held on the ISC convention as they are looking for sponsorships for the activities. Duane Sutton made a motion to donate $500 to be a welcome receptionist/hospitality room, seconded by Al Nagel, motion approved.    

New Business: Tom Wanttie presented us with a check for $650 from the Optimist Club for the haunted forest scene at halloween. A big thank you to Tom and the Optimist Club. Greg Jensen with the Pizza Ranch has offered to give every new member that we sign up this year 2 free buffet meals but they have to come to a meeting to receive their free buffet meals. He has also said he will give any club member that signs up 5 or more new members a free buffet meal a month for a year. A big thank you to Greg and the Pizza Ranch for this offer. There was some discussion on members paying their yearly dues on line and because the money goes to SDSA on the state level we do not receive timely notices of who has paid and when.

Because the Jan meeting date falls on Jan 1 it was decided to move our next meeting date to Jan. 8th. at 7:30pm at the Pizza Ranch.    

Motion to adjourn by Jim Weaver, seconded by Ann Nagel, motion approved, meeting adjourned.

James Gelling, Pres.