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NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER

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

November 2017
Dear Members:
We had 23 members at our October meeting. Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 8th at Larry’s Chinese/American at 66 North Street in Pine Bush at 7:30pm.
We will be collecting canned/non perishable goods at the November meeting for Thanksgiving baskets for local families. Please donate; this is a very good cause.
We don’t have a date yet for our Safety Course. Who needs a course? Please contact me! As of now, I’d recommend attending one of Tawaeri Taqui Club’s courses which are: Saturday, December 2nd at the West Hurley Fire House and December 16th at the Milton FireHouse. Call the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office at 845-340-3803 to reserve your seat. Lunch is provided!
The Club Christmas Party will be held on Saturday, December 9th at the Shawangunk Fire House, in Wallkill. Appetizers at 5:30pm and dinner will be served at 6:30pm. A sign-up sheet will be available at the November meeting — If you plan on attending, please RSVP as soon as possible so we can obtain a head count. Attendees will be asked to bring an appetizer or dessert. Help is needed to set up and clean up!! Please contact me if you’re available to help!
The Onondaga Super Raffle tickets will be available at the meeting, please grab some to sell. This is another great fundraiser for the Club.
Lori
914-213-1660

October Newsletter

Shawangunk Snowmobile & Rescue Club
PO Box 872 
Pine Bush, NY  12566
www.shawangunksnowmobile.com

October 2017

Dear Members:

We had 32 members at our September meeting. Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 11th at the Larry’s Chinese American / Kiernan’s Pub located at 66 North Street in Pine Bush at 7:30pm.

New memberships and renewals will be accepted.

The Fall Picnic was held on Sept. 17th.  We had about 25 members and their families attend.  Thank you to everyone who attended, brought a dish and helped with set up and clean up.

The Fall Adopt-A-Highway is scheduled for Sunday, October 15th.  A sign up sheet will be available at the meeting!   We will meet at the Walden Lanes Bowling Alley on Route 52 at 8:30am. Volunteers are always needed!

I’ll gladly start a For Sale list, if needed.  Please send your pictures and information!

A date needs to be determined for the Christmas party.  Looking at Dec 2nd or &th as possibilities.

Upcoming Events: 
Hudons sled salvage swap meet.  10/14.
Pennsylvania powersports show, 10/27-10/29  http://www.pasnow.org/cool-events/powersports-show-2017/
Arctic Adventures in Rosendale, NY –  open house, 10/27 & 10/28
Snodeo...old Forge, 12/8-12/10   http://oldforgeny.com/snow/events.html

Any questions/comments, please email shawangunksecretary@gmail.com

Thanks!
Club Secretary

September Newsletter

Shawangunk Snowmobile & Rescue Club
PO Box 872  
Pine Bush, NY  12566
www.shawangunksnowmobile.com

September 2017

Dear Members:

Welcome to the 2017-2018 Snowmobile Season.

Our first meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 13th at Larry’s Chinese American located at 66 North Street in Pine Bush at 7:30pm.

There are two ways to renew your membership:

1)    Online  –  please use the NYSSA website: https://membership.nysnowmobiler.com/

or the link on our website: www.shawangunksnowmobile.com .  Any problems, contact Shawangunksecretary@gmail.com.

2)    Club meeting or Mail – please complete the attached application.  You can either mail in the application with your membership dues to the PO Box listed above, or bring it to any meeting.  Please update any changes to your email address.
 
The membership dues include the cost of 3 Scholarship Raffle tickets.
          Individual Membership:  $45
              Family Membership:   $50

Raffle tickets will be available at any meeting or if you are unable to attend the meetings, your raffle tickets will be filled out for you in YOUR NAME. If you wish to sell additional tickets, please contact me and we can mail them to you.

Use the following links to register your snowmobiles.
https://transact.dmv.ny.gov/registrationrenew/?stype=s       NYS Residents
 (you will need your sled’s registration # and the voucher ID# found above the bar code on the club membership voucher- enter the ID# without the dashes)
Please note the September picnic will be held Sunday, September 17th at Verkeerderkill Park on Route 52 in Pine Bush at 1pm.  All attendees are asked to bring a side dish or a dessert.  Additional menu items will be determined at the September meeting.  Please sign up at the September meeting or send an email.

There are lots of Snowmobile related events happening – they are already on the Club Facebook page and will be on our Website ASAP.  Too many to list here – but they will be available at the September Meeting.

See you there!

Club Secretary

Time to renew your membership for 2017-2018 Season

Snowmobile registration renewals have been mailed and it’s nearly time to renew your snowmobile club membership. Renewing and Registering early helps get the Trail Fund money disbursed the Clubs for the Current Season!!

There are two ways to renew your membership:

1) Online – please use the NYSSA website: https://membership.nysnowmobiler.com/
and log in with your NYSSA ID# and password. You can look up your NYSSA ID #, if you don’t know it, and you can reset your password — as long as your email has NOT changed. Otherwise, contact shawangunksecretary@gmail.com for your ID# or to update your email address.

2) Club meeting or Mail – A membership application will be sent attached to the first Newsletter (September). You can either mail in the application with your membership dues to PO Box 872 in Pine Bush, or bring it to any meeting. Please update any changes to your email address.

April Newsletter

Shawangunk Snowmobile & Rescue Club
PO Box 872  
Pine Bush, NY  12566
www.shawangunksnowmobile.com

April 2017

Dear Members:

We had 31 members at our March meeting.  Elections were held and the results were as follows:  President:  Bob Pinckney, Vice President: Ryan Balbach, Secretary: Vacant, Asst. Secretary: Karen Erickson, Treasurer: Scott Crabtree.  The 3 board of directors are: Brett Balbach, Bill Dammeyer and Darren O.

Our final meeting of the season will be held on Wednesday, April 12th at Larry’s Chinese and American Cuisine at 66 North Street in Pine Bush at 7 pm, food will be provided.  Please note the earlier start time!
 
All raffle tickets and monies are due at the start of the April meetingIf you cannot attend the meeting, please mail your stubs and money in now to the PO Box on this newsletter or email/call me (914-213-1660) and we’ll arrange to get them.  The drawing for the Super 50/50 will be held at the April meeting.

If you joined after 2/1, I put your name on your tickets!

Adopt A Highway is scheduled for Sunday 4/23!!  We will meet at 8:30am at the Walden Lanes Bowling Alley on Route 52.  One of the bridges on Rt 52 is closed, so we’ll be working around it the best we can.  The rain date is April 30th.

If you see any snowmobile related activities or articles over the spring and summer months, please call or email me details.

Have a safe and happy spring & summer.
Lori Pinckney,
Secretary

MARCH NEWSLETTER

Shawangunk Snowmobile & Rescue Club
PO Box 872
Pine Bush, NY 12566
www.shawangunksnowmobile.com

March 2017

Dear Members:

We had 36 members at our February meeting. Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, March 8th at Kiernan’s Pub, 66 North Street in Pine Bush at 7:30 pm.

We will be having elections for new officers and Board members. The positions up are: President, Vice President, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer and 3 Board of Director positions. Both Pearl (treasurer) and myself (secretary) are at our term limits and must be replaced. If you are interested in any position, please email or call me (914-213-1660) or Pearl (845-542-6365).

** NYSSA raffle tickets are available. Only $5 each. Tickets and Money will need to be turned in at the April 12th meeting!

** Club Super 50/50 Scholarship Raffle tickets are available – $5 each – these tickets are due by the beginning of the April 12th meeting! Please send in the stubs if they’ve been mailed to you.

We need to determine a date for Spring Adopt-A-Highway. Does anyone have dates for any Fire Department pancake breakfasts in April? Please contact me.

We’ve had a few responses from the kids regarding the name of a Youth Snowmobile Club. If you haven’t responded yet, please send in your ideas.

Upcoming Events:
SnoFest – Old Forge, NY – 3/10 & 3/11 -9am-6pm – check out the 2018 models for each manufacturer, purchase next season’s trail pass for $65/sled and ride the rest of this season FREE (LOL). Demo rides available, conditions permitting! Free admission and free parking.

Snomageddon – Rotterdam, NY – Maple Ski Ridge – 3/10 & 3/12 – Cross Country & Snocross racing Saturday, Hill Climb on Sunday, Vintage Show and Vendors – $12 per person, kids 10 & under free.

Lori
Club Secretary

February Newsletter

Shawangunk Snowmobile & Rescue Club
PO Box 872
Pine Bush, NY 12566
www.shawangunksnowmobile.com

 February 2017

Dear Members:

We had 29 members at our January meeting. Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, February 8th at Larry’s Chinese/American at 66 North Street in Pine Bush at 7:30 pm.

We will be holding elections in March so volunteers are needed to be on a nominating committee. The positions up for election are: President, Vice President, Secretary, Asst. Secretary, Treasurer and 3 Board of Directors positions. The Board of Directors positions are for a three year term. Anyone interested in running for any position, please speak up at the February meeting.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS:
** NYSSA raffle tickets are available. Please see me to get some. Only $5 each.      Tickets and Money will need to be turned in at the April meeting! Drawings: April 2017 at the NYSSA Forum.
** Club Super 50/50 Raffle tickets are available – $5 each – See me at the meeting

The Club Trip to Lowville (Ridgeview Lodge) was the weekend of Jan 28th. We had about 33 members attend. Thankfully, it snowed all weekend long! If you have pictures, please email them to me!

We haven’t ruled out a second Club trip; we’d just like some suggestions from the members on where they would like to go.

Again, the NYSSA/ACSA scholarship application is available. There are 2 – $500 scholarships and 2 – $1000 scholarships.   The application must be received by February 17, 2017. An application is attached to this email and I will have a few applications available at the next few meetings or get it online at www.nysnowmobiler.com

Governor Cuomo announced the free weekend in NY will be Feb 3rd -5th. The only benefit we get from this weekend is to ride in Old Forge without the requirement of the additional Trail Permit!   Something to consider!

Please remember to save all your gas receipts for gas used in your snowmobile! We are entitled to a refund of $.08/gallon! I just sent in receipts and we’ll be getting back $29, so save those receipts!! Funds must be donated into our Club.

Parents, we are looking to form a Youth Snowmobile Club – we are asking the kids to name their new Club. A form is attached — if you can print it out and ask you children to come up with a Name!   Or email the suggestions!

For Sale list is attached……….one new addition!
Thanks!

Lori Pinckney,
Club Secretary

January Newsletter

Shawangunk Snowmobile & Rescue Club
PO Box 872  
Pine Bush, NY  12566
www.shawangunksnowmobile.com

January 2017
Dear Members:

Happy New Year!!  We had 27 members at our December meeting.  Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, January 11th at Larry’s Chinese/American at 66 North Street in Pine Bush at 7:30pm.

The Christmas Party was a great success!  Thank you to all those that attended and brought a dish.  Please send me your pictures or post them to our Facebook page!

NYSSA Super Raffle Tickets are still available.  These tickets only cost $5 each and there are too many prizes to list.   This raffle is also a fund raiser for our club.  Please pick some up at the January meeting or contact me and we can mail you some!  Don’t forget the club’s Super 50/50 Raffle tickets also; this drawing will be held at our club meeting in April.

A Club Trip has been planned to the Ridgeview Lodge in Lowville, NY for January 28th -29th.  The block of rooms has been released.  Let me know if you plan on attending and the # in your party!

The NYSSA/ACSA scholarship application is available.  There are 2 – $500 scholarships and 2 – $1000 scholarships.  The application must be received by February 17, 2017.  I will have a few applications available at the next few meetings or get it online at http://nysnowmobiler.com/membership/nyssa-scholarships/

The NYSSA/SLED NY Annual Forum will be held April 28th-30th in Lake Placid, NY.  Early registration is only $50 ($30 pp savings from last year).  Any club member interested in attending the education classes, please let us know as soon as possible.  The Club covers your registration and room!  Club also covers mileage for carpooling! Check out NYSSA’s website for further details – www.nysnowmobiler.com.

Please remember to save all your gas receipts for gas used in your snowmobile!

I haven’t heard any updates for the For Sale List – it’s attached again!

Anyone wanting Club Clothing – See Darren O at the meeting!

Upcoming Snowmobile related Events will be announced at the meeting

If you have any ideas of a place to go riding this winter, please send me the details.

Lori Pinckney
Secretary