Greetings to our members and all who read this newsletter. The weird winter of 2015-16 continues. We will hope for a good wintery end so we can all get some miles on our machines. One positive with the meager snow is that it is easy to keep our trails flat!
We were very fortunate to hit a sweet spot in the winter for our annual Snodeo. This is a major fund raising event for us and for the Rangeley region. We had snow, we had good weather and we had people, very generous people. We raise a lot of money. We will easily pay our first installment on our new Pisten Bully 400 and have some for next year’s payment too. It takes a lot of work to put on this multiday event The RLSC thanks everyone who helps out. We thank our sponsors, our business members and the Town of Rangeley. Special thanks to the people who show up to help with Casino Night games, kids events, the snowmobile parade, the fireworks, publicity, safety and all else that is Snodeo.
Special thanks to some very hard working folks who do way more than their share: Mary Brey and Missy Wakefield for event planning, Lee, Jonny and Brad for making the Rock Maple racing event happen here in Rangeley and during Snodeo, Larry Koob for his extraordinary auctioneer skills, to Mike Koob who does so much, often behind the scenes, and to the Kelley Family who help on many tasks.
Many thanks to our wonderful, generous members who attend Snodeo year after year and who open their wallets and checkbooks extra wide for our fundraising programs. You help us so much in our work to provide excellence in our trail system. Thanks.
We hope you will all consider attending our final winter Membership Meeting. The details will be on the web site. We hold our elections for club officers and directors during March membership meeting This year, we will also ask for member approval for some changes to our By-laws. Your opinion matters and we value your participation. Besides, we have some fun at our March meeting as we celebrate another season-no matter how it plays out.
Go play on the snow but do it safely.
Steve Dudley,Club Reporter