Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Early Winter 2016 | 57 Snowmobile Club and Northeast Kingdom Snow Blasters. In 1978, the club made history by establishing the first international snowmobile trail crossing the Canadian Border in the country. This trail still exists today and is called Trail 105 D. In the spring of 2016, the board of directors voted to name the trail the Dave Berube and Dana Parenteau Memorial Trail, after losing the two in a plane crash. Both of them have devoted hundreds of volunteer hours over the past several years, some of which were to keep Trail 105D into Canada open. In 2001, the club had just had its 30th birthday and had strong roots in the community with a large membership base and a diverse trail system. Only one thing was missing: a clubhouse. In 2002, the board began the arduous process of finding a place to call home. They reached an agreement with the Derby Fish and Game Club to have a 99-year lease on a piece of their property that was crossed by Trail 105 on Fish and Game Road in Derby. The club built its own building, and has since run the organization out of that building with a diverse amount of volunteers. The building is big enough to house the club’s groomer and drag, as well as the rest of the clubs tools and equipment. Director meetings are held there monthly. The location of the original club meetings, Paul’s Sugarhouse, is still active today and serves as the location of the club’s annual meeting in January and the annual Winter Bash and Landowner Appreciation Dinner every February. To this day, we at Drift Dusters pride ourselves on being one of the few clubs left in the state to provide access to a busy, commercial area in a growing town. As the Derby area develops, the board is constantly at work making sure our members retain the access to the services they have always been used to. Snowmobiling isn’t just a sport to us, it’s a way of life. We strive to maintain a presence on social media to stay connected to the people that matter most: our members. As one of the first Vermont clubs to establish a website, social media accounts, and online TMAs, we have worked to stay in constant contact with our new generation of members. As our volunteers come and go, the mission will be the same: to provide trail access to the northern part of the Northeast Kingdom and make sure those trails are as smooth and as safe as possible. Our sport is built on traditions and our club vows to maintain those traditions while redefining the sport to meet the needs of our current members and riders. Instagram, YouTube and Twitter: @DriftDusters • Like us on Facebook The Drift Dusters finally had a place to call home in 2002 when they secured a 99-year property lease and built their clubhouse/groomer barn. Vice President Roger Gosselin and President Scott Jenness