Monthly Archives: December 2016

December Newsletter

Shawangunk Snowmobile & Rescue Club
PO Box 872
Pine Bush, NY 12566

December 2016

Dear Members:

We had 32 members at our November meeting. Our next meeting will be Wednesday, December 14th at Larry’s Chinese/American at 66 North Street in Pine Bush at 7:30pm. The club will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for a local toy drive, Operation Dalmatian. Food donations will be accepted as well at the December meeting.

The annual Christmas party will be this Saturday, December 3rd starting at 5pm (appetizer hour) at the Shawangunk Fire House at 2150 Bruynswick Rd in Wallkill, NY; dinner will be served between 6 – 6:30pm. The Club will be providing the main entrees and non-alcoholic beverages otherwise, BYOB.   Attendees are asked to bring either an appetizer or a dessert. Please RSVP if you haven’t already by calling/texting me at 914-213-1660 or email today! If you are available to help set up Saturday morning at 9am – please contact me! There will be penny social like tables and a few raffles for fundraising. If you would like to donate an item for the auction or penny social, that would be great! Santa Claus is expected to stop in as well. There will be no grab bag this year.

Onondaga Raffle tickets are still available. This is an easy fund-raiser for the club. See me at the next meeting to get some tickets. The Club’s super 50/50 tickets are also available. Thank you to all those members that have mailed in your ticket stubs already!

The NYSSA/ACSA scholarship application is available. There are 2 – $500 scholarships and 2 – $1000 scholarships for graduating seniors or those already enrolled in college. The application must be received by the end of February.  Application is attached for those who receive this via email.  Otherwise,  I will have a few applications available at the next few meetings or get it online at  It’s last year’s application, but it will work!

A For Sale list went out via email on 11/23, it’s attached again. Any items to add or delete, contact me.

Snowmobile Safety CourseSunday, December 4th at the Shawangunk Valley Firehouse – anyone 10 years old and up can take the course (This course is a must for children aged 10-17 to ride their own snowmobile!)  – it’s from 8-4, please bring own snacks and lunch.  You MUST pre-register by contacting Pearl — or call 845-542-6365 and leave a message!!  Spread the word……..we’re up to 8 people so far!

Club Trip – scheduled for Ridgeview Lodge in Lowville – January 28th – January 29th.  Saturday is the Club Ride!!  You must call and make your own reservation – tell them you are with the Shawangunk Snowmobile Club (there is a block of rooms set aside).  Call 315-376-2252 to make your reservation.  These rooms are only being held until December 31st and they are first come/first serve!  Do not wait.   (A second Club trip has not been ruled out – still asking for suggestions)

There is a Public Information meeting at Onteora High School Thursday, December 1st from 7pm-9pm concerning an 11.5 mile recreation trail along the Ashokan Reservoir. If you are able to attend, that would be great to get some snowmobilers input at the meeting! More information available here:

If you have not renewed your membership, this will be your last newsletter.

Lori – Club Secretary