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Snowmobilers Welcome – Bring A Friend! Sno-Chiefs Shawnee Snowmobile Club Established 1973
Dates to Remember
Aug 6 – Club Meeting
Sep 10 – Club Meeting
Sep 19 – Grass Drag Prep
Sep 20 – Grass Drag Prep
Sep 21 – Grass Drag Prep
Sep 22 – Grass Drags
Sep 23 – Teardown
Oct 1 – Club Meeting
Nov 5 – Club Meeting
Dec 3 – Club Mtg/X-Mas Party
Dec 8 – NYS Snowmobile Safety Class**
Jan 7 – Club Meeting
Feb 4 – Club Meeting
Mar 4 – Club Meeting
Apr 1 – Club Meeting
Apr 6 – Ham/Meat Raffle (6:30 P.M.)
*-All Club Meetings are at 7:30 p.m. at Shawnee Fire Hall
Bring a Friend With You!
Our Club is Always in Search of New Members!
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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: Jessica Westphal, 867-6191
Director: Bob Hood, 946-1356
Director: Doug Woolson, 791-8591
Trail Coordinator: Erick Westphal, 545-5576
Groomer Scheduler: Paul Prior, 310-8920
Merchandising: Brent Walck, 523-2320
Mx/Barn Manager: Herb Stephenson, 523-1242
Let’s hope the early snow and cold sticks around for a bit – We hope you have a safe and happy holiday season!
Big News! We have started two new clubs under the Shawnee Sno-Chiefs umbrella! The first is the Shawnee Vintage Snowmobile Club. Open to all members at no additional cost. For more info, contact Nick Freatman, 716-946-7938. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page for meeting dates/locations.
We have also authorized a Youth Club. The club held their first meeting on November 14th and voted to name themselves the Junior Sno-Chiefs. This club is a youth club run by and for the youths. They will be dong projects, helping out with club fundraisers and have been given their own section Trail to be responsible for. To join, they must be between ages 10-17. Parents/Guardians will be required to sign a permission slip. The next meeting will be at Tony’s Pizza on Saunder’s Settlement Road (Rt. 31) in Sanborn on December 14th at 6:30 P.M. For more information, contact Sarah Garner, 716-807-2064.
And to compliment that, the Club is offering a $1000 Scholarship to a deserving member for college/vocational school. Please check out our website for requirements and application. All scholarship application packages must be received by February 1, 2019 at the club’s mailbox.
Our Annual Christmas Party is after the meeting on December 3rd. Please bring a dish to pass, the club will be buying pizza/wings/beer and pop! We hope to see you there!
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
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need to do the legwork. We need help, especially from people living and knowing people in Pendleton. If you can assist, please call Erick (545-5576)/ Gary (807-7002).
Snowmobile Safety Course – Scheduled for December 8th. 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 21st and 22nd (4:30 – 9:00 P.m. on the 21st, 5:00 – 9:00 P.M. on the 22nd). 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.
Our Treasurer, Mark Stevens, reports that he continues to work with the lawyer as we proceed to convert from a Not for Profit (501 C 4) to a Charitable Entity (501 C 3) and it should be completed shortly. This means that we will no longer be required to pay sales tax on items we purchase for the club. Donated time/
equipment/money may be tax deductible also, though please check with your tax professional!
February 2nd 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!). 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)
We will be holding our club Dice Run on the 9th of February-registration opens at 7:00 A.M., run this will be by sled (dependent on trail status) to many of our local business sponsors-please enjoy their hospitality! The run will start at the Shawnee Fire Hall. We do need folks at each stop to officiate the dice roll. If you can help, please call Rodney at 628-0731.
On April 6th, 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.
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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 (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. 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).
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 Erick at 545-5576.
April 6, 2019 will be our other big fundraiser – the Ham and Meat Raffle! Set aside the date and tell your friends! It’s a fun time and a great fundraiser. For details or to volunteer, call Lonnie (731-5128).
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: 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.
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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!
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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: NYSSA, Northeast Chapter of the International Snowmobile Council, The International Snowmobile Media Council, just to name a few. For more information check out,, For more info contact Gary Broderick at 807-7002