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.

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