Snow has been sporadic in Pennsylvania. If you were not prepared to ride you probably missed the opportunities to ride. All outdoor recreation is effected by the weather. We cannot control the weather but we can be prepared. Ride safe.
Senator Laughlin (R – Chair of the Fish and Game Commission) from Erie introduced SB 147. This bill would permit the Game Commission to determine dates which could include Sundays for hunting. Trail maintenance activities are done on many weekends. Safety of work crews is a concern. It is important that you express your opinion concerning this action to your local legislators.
PSSA encourages all clubs to keep in contact with local elected officials. They are the persons who vote on laws and budgets.
It is that time of the year for clubs to recognize club members who promote their club/Pennsylvania State Snowmobile Association (PSSA) and snowmobile recreation.
The following are the PSSA Annual Awards.
- 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
All nominees must have been a PSSA member or a business member since January 2018. Government /Forest Officials do not have to be a member. Send/email your nominations with a short resume to the Erie Office by March 25, 2019. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
There are two positions open for the Executive Board (Don Mosier and myself). The election is held at the Annual Membership Meeting. Resume’ and answers will be posted in the April issue of KS.
Any Regional Director whose term of office ends April 2019 should ask their clubs to send an e-mail to Charles Walter, Board Secretary, designating their approval for you to represent them for another 3 years or they should elect someone else to represent them. Several Regions are vacant. Anyone who is a member of a club in a region can be elected as the Regional Director. Send an e-mail to Charles Walter by March 25, 2019.
Concerns have been raised about Youth Safety Classes. One can now take the Safety Class on line with no requirement for “on the ground” training. Who actually takes the test? Should the test be taken at a club Safety Class or with a Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) representative? Is money the motivating factor? This issue will be presented at the next Snowmobile/ATV meeting this spring.
Voucher Raffle tickets are in the mail. This is one way you can help PSSA. Be generous. The Drawing will be held at the Annual Membership Meeting in April.
Clubs – send updated information to Kathy Woolever (website, Facebook, contact info)
Calendars – The American Council of Snowmobile Associations (ACSA) calendars have arrived. They are available for $20 each. You have many chances to win. PSSA benefits from the sale of these calendars. Send your check with your return information to the Palmyra Office and the calendars will be sent to you. (Calendars are available throughout the year.)
SnowCams – We are in need of a few more donations to purchase more snow cameras.
Get out and enjoy the beauty of Pennsylvania!
Liz Krug, President
Remember the Date:
Annual Meeting – Saturday, April 27, 9am Ramada Golf and Conference Center, University Park, PA (Same as last year)
Powersports Show – last weekend of October – Lebanon Expo Center – (same as last year)