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3747 Lockport Road
Sanborn, NY 14132
KNOW YOUR LIMIT, RIDE WITHIN IT!
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Snowmobilers Welcome – Bring A Friend!
Dates to Remember
Nov 3 – Jr. Sno-Chiefs Trail Build
Nov 4 – Club Meeting
Nov 17 – Jr. Sno-Chiefs Meeting
Nov 21 – Vintage Club Meting
Dec 2 – Club Meeting/X-Mas
Dec 7 – Snowmobile Safety Course
Jan 6 – Club Meeting
Jan 20 – Safety Course Part 1
Jan 21 – Safety Course Part 2
Feb 1 – Sno Drags
Feb 3 – Club Meeting
Mar 2- Club Meeting
Mar 28 – Club Meat Raffle
Apr 6 – Club Meeting
*-All Club Meetings are at 7:30
p.m. at Shawnee Fire Hall
** – Tentative
Bring a Friend With You!
Our Club is Always in Search of New
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SNOWMOBILE CLUB, Inc.
Your club officers and Directors are:
President: Gary Broderick, 807-7002
Vice President: Rodney Michalak, 628-0731
Secretary: Mike MacGillivray, 905-384-0993
Treasurer: Mark Stevens, 905-931-3070
Trail Treasurer/Director: Lonnie Daigler, 731-5128
Director: Brent Walck, 523-2320
Director: Sarah Garner, 807-2064
Director: Doug Woolson, 791-8591
Director: Bob Hood, 946-1356
Groomer Scheduler: Paul Prior, 310-8920
Trail Coordinators: Pete Fleckenstein 628-4841 and
Paul Prior, 310-8920
Merchandising: Brent Walck, 523-2320
Mx/Barn Manager: Herb Stephenson, 523-1242
Hope you had an awesome summer! Now is the time to start thinking about winter (and rejoining the club)!
Joining the club locally or online, gets much needed funds to the club – the earlier you renew your membership, the earlier we get money. So, please renew now! You can join/renew at club meetings or go to Hebeler’s Sales and Service and join there (these two methods save us credit card fees and saves you a $1 service fee). You can also join by going to https://membership.nysnowmobiler.com/clubs/0890 (joining via the online system includes a $1 Service Fee) If you need help with the system, call Gary at 807-7002.
While renewing, please consider making a donation to the NYSSA Trail Defender Fund. This fund is established to help clubs fight for access to trails throughout New York State and is solely used for that purpose. Keeping trails open for us and our children is worth a few bucks. You can make a donation in person at any club meeting or you can select the Trail Defender ‘donation’ on NYSSA’s online membership site while renewing your membership or you can donate here: http://nysnowmobiler.com/donate-to-the-trail-defender-2/. Additionally, if you ride trails built and maintained by other clubs, please consider joining them-it is considered a secondary membership (and is generally only $24 as opposed to the $30 primary membership-as NYSSA accepts no fees from secondary memberships).
The club wishes to thank Pete (Chip) Fleckenstein and Paul Prior for stepping up and taking on the duties of Trail Coordinator. They will be sharing the duties. We still need some people willing to Captain a section of trail. We have a few available. If you are interested, please call Pete (628-4841) or Paul (310-8920).
Junior Sno-Chiefs News: The Juniors are planning on taking up a snowmobile rebuild and to attend some parades and of course, build and mark their section of trails. Trail build will be on Sunday, November 3rd-meet at 8:00 A.M. at the
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Groomer Barn. The next Junior Sno-Chiefs Meeting will be on November 17th at 2:00 P.M. at the Groomer Barn. They are looking for new members-if you want to join up, please come to one of our meetings for more information!
Shawnee Vintage Club News: We are having meetings each month-our next get together is November 21 at G-Macs in Sanborn starting at 6:30 P.M.
Got your Fall Freezer Raffle Tickets Yet? We need your help selling tickets. Prizes include a Freezer filled with meat, 2nd prize is $200 cash, and 3rd Prize is $100 cash. Tickets will be drawn at the Christmas Party after the meeting on December 2, 2019 during our annual Christmas party (bring a dish to pass!). The club wishes to thank Hebeler Sales and Service, Bob Weaver Motorsports and Marine, Coppins, Jays Place and Pioneer Printing for their donations making this raffle possible. For tickets, please contact Lonnie at 731-5128.
Our trail, C-4B will likely have to be moved as construction will start, sooner or later, on the field across from Brauer’s in Pendleton. We have laid out a plan to move the trail onto the Power line to meet the Bike Path (C-4D/S-41), but now we need to do the legwork. We need help, especially from people living and knowing people in Pendleton. If you can assist, please call Pete (628-4148) or Paul (310-8920).
Snowmobile Safety Course – Scheduled for December 7th. We need more instructors-if you can help out, please call Rodger (731-2174) or Gary (807-7002) for more information. Course requirements: Age 10 or older on the day of the course. Class will run from 8:30 A.M. to 4 P.M. Attendees should bring a lunch, the club provides soft drinks and snacks. A parent or Guardian must sign a minor’s course paperwork. We encourage parents to attend with their children! RSVP to Rodger at 731-2174.
The January Safety Class will be held on January 20th and 21st (4:30 – 9:00 P.m. on the 20th, 5:00 – 9:00 P.M. on the 21st). Attendance at both classes is required to receive a completion certificate. Course requirements: Age 10 or older on first day of the day of the course. Students should bring a snack each night along with pens/pencils. As always, we encourage parents to attend with their children. RSVP to Rodger at 731-2174.
We have submitted all required paperwork to apply for a Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Grant for the purchase of a new Groomer.
February 1st is our Club Sno-Drags at the Fire Hall, we will supply burgers and dogs, chips, coffee and hot cocoa, bonfire, starting lights (thanks to Lonnie!).
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Racing will be on the grass Drag track-no entry fee, no prizes- the only thing you can win is bragging rights! Help is needed to make this happen – please give Lonnie a call if you can help (731-5128)
On March 28th, we will have the club meat raffle at the Shawnee Fire Hall – Please get the word out to your friends and neighbors! This is a fun event for attendees and volunteers-and a wonderful fundraiser for the club. If you can help, please call Lonnie at 731-5128.
Want to help out on the trails? We will be building the trail system in the next few months. This is a great way to get to know the trails and meet some of your fellow club members. We have heard from several people about possible new trails-several things go into making that happen. To learn more, please call Pete (628-4941) or Paul (310-8920).
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 310-8920.
Check out the NYSSA Website: http://www.nysnowmobiler.com/memberdiscounts 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 as a member of the Sno-Chiefs you are also a member of the NYSSA. One of the discount programs is computer based training to complete a 6 hour safe driving course for $22 – and gets you a 10% discount on auto insurance for 3 years!
Stay current with Sno-Chiefs Events at www.snochiefs.net and our Facebook pages https://www.facebook.com/ShawneeSnoChiefs (don’t forget to ‘Like’ us).
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.
If you have children going to college, there are several scholarships available for children of members: Club Scholarship, NYSSA, Northeast Chapter of the International Snowmobile Council, The International Snowmobile Media Council,
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just to name a few. For more information check out www.snochiefs.net, www.nysnowmobiler.com, www.Snowmobilers.org, www.snowmobilemedia.org. For more info contact Gary Broderick at 807-7002