Alexandria ledge climbers January Newsletter
Hello again yes it is time for my monthly report on the goings on in the club. As most of you know we have been talking about getting a second groomer to do the lower part of our trail system, with the tucker going north. This year has seen some challenges with this as our trail 151 was closed due to landowner problems. The lakes region club that grooms in Bristol down to profile falls has given up that section of trail and the BOT has asked us to groom it this season. With that also comes Pemi’s old BR. As I write this tonight, we have just had a snowstorm that will allow for us to use this groomer for the first time this season. Most of you know of the snow drought that we have been faced with, though we had been able to groom early on, we need more snow to continue, and hopefully this will be the start of a better season going forward.
This year we started taking payments for memberships on PayPal and we have had 15 memberships using this payment type, though some of the people have not paid attention to our warning about time constraints on getting your membership we have been able to accommodate everyone so far. We have not sold any merchandise on the site but hopefully that will change. We also sold out of raffle tickets early good luck if you were able to get one.
The VIP program is alive and well and we have given out quite a few shirts and sweatshirts don’t forget anyone that volunteers, comes to a meeting etc. is eligible for points.
This is the last newsletter in the Sno-Traveler publication season for this year so I would like to thank all our landowners without you our sport dies. All the club members, and to all the volunteers without all of you we would not be able to do the thing we love the most SNOWMOBILE. I would like to thank Gilly’s Restaurant for allowing us to hold our meeting there even during these trying times.
We are going to be doing a Car Show as a fundraiser in the summer and anyone interested in helping can call or email me, more information will be forth coming on this in the next newsletter.
This year will have some new challenges due to COVID-19. We hope this letter finds all of you healthy and raring to go snowmobiling. Our club meetings are held from September thru March. We will be meeting again this season at Gilly’s Restaurant at 7 pm. (see schedule) However, if we cannot meet due to COVID-19 we will have Zoom meetings.
For this season we will be resuming our VIP program again so come to meetings, do trail work, help out and get points for all. Each point goes towards VIP apparel.
The Grass drags for this year has been canceled and along with that our ability to work at this event as a fundraiser. We also were going to do a car show at the Bristol Old Home Day and with the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 we have decided not to-do that this year.
Trail work has already begun and we have some projects on the list. If you have some available time would like to volunteer for trail work you can find out more in one of these ways,
You can join our club through the new NHSA Membership web portal via computer or your phone, just go to NHSA.com look for, Joining a Club. The portal was updated this year and is easy to use. If you were a member last you can send back your membership form sent out in the welcome letter and I will register you and send you your voucher in the mail.
We will be doing some more maintenance on the tucker to get ready for the season so we will be looking for help there as well.
If anyone has any questions you can call Dennis at 744-5497