A mix of rain, snow and ice made snowmobiling across the state sporadic but awesome for those who were ready to ride. The Video Project Year Two had to be postponed until March because of rain and ice. Hopefully we will have great riding conditions in March to make the video a reality this year.
Kudos to Tim Holtz, Randy Green and the members of the Glendale Lake Snowmobile Club for the completion of the trail to link Prince Gallitzin State Park to Black Moshannon State Park. This project took the cooperation and help of many people who volunteered their time and talents. It is truly a testament to what can be accomplished when everyone works together to reach a common goal.
DCNR also dedicated the Red Pine Plantation Snowmobile State trail improvement project this week. This twenty-six (26) mile trail received a $400,000 grant to improve the trail and install a culvert. Although it was designated as a “Snowmobile Trail” it is a multi-use trail for other recreational groups.
Many clubs have several members who go the extra mile to make the trails safe, sponsor fundraising events and spread the word about the benefits of club and PSSA membership. Please consider nominating members from your club for the Annual PSSA Awards. They will be due to the PSSA Secretary, Chick Walters, by March 21, 2018. (Information is on the website at www.pasnow.org) PSSA awards are the following:
- Snowmobiler of the Year
- Snowmobile Family of the Year
- Snowmobile Teen of the Year
- Snowmobile Dealer of the Year
- Forest/Government Official of the Year
The nominee(s) must have been a PSSA member or a business member since January 2017. Government/Forest Officials do not have to be a member.
Several Regional Directors will finish their tenure as representatives of their region by the next Membership Meeting. Clubs should nominate the present Director or nominate someone else to represent their clubs on the Board. Regional Directors are very important to this organization. They are our contact with the grass roots members. The more the Board hears from them the better our organization can become. One e-mail from the clubs in the Region stating their nomination should be sent to Don Mosier, Executive Board member, by March 21, 2018.
Also the Executive Board will have two openings for nominations. Chick Walters and Janie French have terms ending this year. Janie will not run again. Nominations should be sent to James Wolfe by March 15. You will be given a questionnaire to answer. This along with your resume will be posted in the April Keystone Snowmobiler.
Recently the Board voted to continue the PowerSport Show this year. The Committee comprised of Travis Mathna, Arlene LaTourette, Chick Walters and Kathy Woolever will begin work on a budget for this event. Specific information will be made available as soon as dates etc. are determined.
The Annual Membership Meeting will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 9am at the Ramada Golf and Conference Center. This is the same place as last year. The Membership meeting will have an Open Forum for “Members Only” this year. If you cannot attend or want your ideas or comments presented by someone else you may send your comments, suggestions, concerns, and ideas to James Wolfe, Vice-President. We will discuss ideas to move the Association forward.
Liz Krug, President
Mark your Calendar: Membership Meeting – May 5, 2018 – Ramada Conference and Golf Hotel- University Park (same as this year)