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 2017-18 Season Starter Edition-Newsletter



Snowmobile Club

3747 Lockport Road

Sanborn, NY 14132


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Dates to Remember

Sept. 11 – Club meeting

Sept. 20 – Grass Drags Build

Sept. 21 – Grass Drags Build

Sept. 22 – Grass Drags Build

Sept. 23 – GRASS DRAGS!

Sept. 24 – Grass Drag Teardown

Sept. 29 – Oct 1 – Big East Powersports Show-Syracuse

Oct. 2 – Club Meeting

Nov. 6 – Club Meeting

Dec. 4 – Club Mtg/X-mas Party

Dec. 9 – NYS Safety Course *

Jan. 8 – Club Meeting

Jan 22 – NYS Safety Course Pt. 1*

Jan 23 – NYS Safety Course Pt. 2*

Jan 27 – Club Sno-Drags *

Feb 5 – Club Meeting

Feb 10 – Club Dice Run

*-All Club Meetings are at 7:30 p.m. at Shawnee Fire Hall


***- Details inside! Sno-Chiefs Shawnee Snowmobile Club Established 1973

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 Newsletter Date: August 2017 



Your club officers and Directors are: President: Brent Walck, 523-2320 Vice President: Gary Broderick, 807-7002
Secretary: Dave Ackerman, 946-6730 Treasurer: Mark Stevens, 905-931-3070
Trail Treasurer/Director: Lonnie Daigler, 731-5128 Director: Jim Biehls, 625-6834
Director: Herb Stephenson, 523-1242 Director: Erick Westphal, 545-5576
Director: Mike MacGillivray, 905-321-7888 Director: Sean Wilczak, 949-0091
Groomer Coordinator: Herb Stephenson, 523-1242 Groomer Scheduler: Paul Prior, 743-9623
Trail Coordinator: Erick Westphal, 545-5576


Hardly seems like we just put away the sleds and groomers, picked up the trails and got out our summer toys. But here we are, looking right at the new season ahead. Let’s hope for better snow this year!

Thank You to Chip Fleckenstein. Our Trail Coordinator for many years has been Pete (Chip) Fleckenstein, Chip decided it was time to step down. If you see him, please thank him for his years of service to the club. Erick Westphal has stepped in to take the position. He has several Trail Captain Positions that need to be filled. If you are interested please give Erick a call. He will be having a Trail Captain’s Meeting at the Groomer Barn on October 23rd at 7:00 P.M.

Grass Drags: As always, we need as many volunteers as possible to make the Grass Drag Event run smoothly. Please consider coming out on September 23rd, 2017 – We cover the costs of lunch and provide dinner at the ‘after’ party. This is our largest fundraiser of the year and everyone has fun at this event. We also need help the 3 days prior for the ‘build’ and the day after for teardown. For more information about meetings and volunteering, please check our page on Facebook: If you want more info, please call Gary at 807-7002.

Want to win $500? The New York State Snowmobile Association is running a membership campaign: If you join your club (US!) by September 30th, you will be entered into a drawing for $500! If you join a second club, you will also be entered into an additional drawing for $100. If you ride other clubs’ trails, a secondary membership is money that gets to them much quicker than state grant money. Primary club dues $30, secondary club(s) are only $24 per membership.

To join the club, please come to a meeting or go to Hebeler’s Sales and Service and join there (these two methods save us credit card fees). You can also join by going to (joining via the online system includes a $1 Service Fee) If you need help with the system, call Gary at 807-7002.


Did you know that a 10 year old can ride a sled? They can-with a safety certificate and a parent/guardian within 500 feet. Did you know a 14 year old can ride alone? They can, with a safety certificate. Where do they get one? The club hosts two classes per year, this year there will be an all-day class on Dec. 9th and a 2 night class in Jan. Other class info: Club members volunteer to teach this free course. We always encourage parents to take this class with their kids. You bring food, we supply the soft drinks. Please contact Rodger at 731-2174 for more info and reservations.

Currently, we have a Club Dice Run Scheduled for February 18th. Please put this on your calendar-come and have some fun with other club members. As in any event, we need help to make it happen. If you can lend a hand, please call Rodney at 628-0731.

Want to help out on the trails? We will be building trails shortly. This is a great way to get to know the trails and meet some of your fellow club members. We have fun and do the job-come hang out with people that snowmobile! If you’re interested, please call Erick at 545-5576.

Do you like smooth trails? Know how they get that way? Come and be part of our great reputation for smooth trails! We really need volunteers to help with Groomer Maintenance, Groomer Operation and Barn Upkeep – as we’ve lost some of our operators and maintainers. Mechanical abilities are a plus, but we will help teach anyone interested. If you have some time and/or experience, would like to help out or if you are willing to learn, please call Herb at 523-1242 or Paul at 743-9623.

Check out the NYSSA Website: and take advantage of the many discounts available to you! From Hotels and car rental agencies to insurance to travel and so much more. You are eligible for all these savings because as a member of the Sno-Chiefs you are also a member of the NYSSA. NYSSA Offers computer based Online Training to complete a 6 hour safe driving course for $22 – and gets you a 10% liability discount on your auto insurance for 3 years!

Stay current with Sno-Chiefs Events at and our Facebook pages (don’t forget to ‘Like’ us).


New Shawnee Sno-Chiefs logo clothing is available to order at each meeting- Sno-Chiefs Logo wear must be pre-ordered and pre-paid-Call Brent at 523-2320.

Want to go on a club trip? If you have event ideas, fun or fundraising, please feel free to reach out to any Club Officer or Director. We are always looking for something new to do as a club.

If you have children going to college, there are several scholarships available for children of members: NYSSA, Northeast Chapter of the International Snowmobile Council , The American Council of Snowmobile Associations, The International Snowmobile Media Council, just to name a few. It’s too late for this year, but not too late to start planning for next year. For more information check out,, For more info contact Gary Broderick at 807-7002