Unfortunately February is turning into a BUST! Don’t give up HOPE! Snow will come to PA! (St. Patrick’s Day is noted for having BIG snow storms!).
The Video Project via Video Mike and Snow Trails TV on Destination America channel is progressing for Year One. Video Mike was filming in February for the following counties: Somerset County, Forest County (Marienville), McKean County and Cameron County (Emporium). Thanks to our Grant Administrator, Lori Elliott, she kept everyone informed of snow/trail conditions and schedule. In spite of the snow, rain, mud and little snow, more rain and mud Video Mike did finish the above counties. We were on Schedule G and preparing another. This was part of Year One.
Some of the objectives of this project are: Promote Pennsylvania with its variety of 6,000 miles of trails. Showcase what amenities Pennsylvania has to offer – trails, businesses, snowmobile clubs. Promote trails supported by the Pennsylvania State Snowmobile Association (PSSA), snowmobile clubs, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), the Allegheny National Forest (ANF), and trails on Game Commission property. If any other clubs/counties/visitor/tourism bureaus are interested in promoting your club/area in Year Two please contact Lori Elliott.
Thank you to all those who support this project and are flexible in their schedules. I know one thing I do not want to be a Director or Producer of any videos/shows etc.
The Annual PSSA meeting will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the Ramada Golf and Conference Center in State College. The Conference is at the same location and time as last year. You may now register on-line at www.pasnow.org if you do not have internet access please complete the registration form contained in this Keystone Snowmobiler and mail it to the Palmyra Office. Registration deadline is April 25, 2017 Speakers will be announced shortly.
- Nominations for Awards: due in Erie Office by March 19, 2017 (New this year- Teen Award)
- Nominations for Executive Board: due in Erie Office by March 5, 2017- those nominated will complete a set of questions. Their answers and resume will be posted in the April Keystone Snowmobiler.
- Regional Directors letters of support – Regions 3, 4(East), 5, 6, 10, 11
(Regions 4 (East), 6, 10 are vacant) – Due in Erie Office by March 3, 2017
- Annual Membership Conference – Registration deadline – April 25, 2017
- Hotel Reservations – Deadline April 12, 2017
The answer to the question asked last month – What is today’s value of the $10 registration fee which you paid in the mid 70’s? – $54.00
We are waiting to review a DRAFT of a bill to increase our registration fee and promote a public/private partnership with DCNR. Until we have something in hand we have no concrete information to forward to you. I have been assured that PSSA will have input in the final version. Bills do take a long time to review and pass in the Legislature. Regional Directors are discussing possibilities and potential problems with their members. (It is important that Regions who do not have a Regional Director nominate one at this time. Club discussion of the issues is important.) Comments are welcome. If you do not belong to a club please send your comments to Secretary Charles Walter.
Raffle tickets have been sent to all members. You can receive more by calling the Palmyra Office. Thank you for your support.
Travis Mathna, Region 5 Director, has offered to Chair the Powersport Show this year. Thank you Travis.
The Board is exploring ways to pay for the Show without depleting the budget.
Liz Krug, President
- Annual Membership Meeting – 9am May 13, 2017 Ramada Golf and Conference Center
1450 South Atherton Street, State College, PA 16801
1-814-238-3001 1-800- 2-RAMADA www.ramadasc.com