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 6414 | Snowmobile VERMONT By Dave Ladd 25+ Years of Volunteering Trailblazers’ Corner Mike Westine has gone above and beyond in volunteering both his time and heavy equipment doing trail work for the Chester Snowmobile Club and several other clubs he is a member of. He donated a full week of work on the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail. In addition, Mike helps with all club events from poker runs to summer barbecues. You won’t find a more caring volunteer than Ruth Blake. A longtime member of the Winter Wanderers, Ruth attends all club and county meetings. When her club was in need of officers, Ruth and her husband George answered the call. Ruth took on the duties of treasurer, secretary and membership chair, which she continues to this day. She has a great relationship with the landowners and we are pleased to present her with this long overdue recognition. Brothers David and Tim Aldrighetti have been there since the beginning for the White River Valley Ramblers of other founding fathers of the club, were there in the beginning mapping out of the trail system, trying to figure out the best possible route. They were here from the original days of collecting landowner permissions, blazing and cutting out trails, to the fundraising days of the Bethel Forward Festival when the club built a cook shack to sell burgers, dogs and fries. They have seen the club through the times of grooming with a Ski-Doo Alpine with wide and long tracks up until now with the club’s two Tucker 2000s. The club has been very fortunate to have had these two gentlemen on the team for so long. Being brothers with 30 years of volunteering in snowmobiling in Vermont makes them both a bit of a rarity. You could say it’s in their blood: Their uncle is Wayne Pelkey, former trails coordinator for VAST, whose own history of volunteerism is legendary. Bethel. They were part of the original group to start the snowmobile club in 1986 and continue to be a part of the driving force. While polar opposites in nearly every aspect, they have always had the same goals for the club. Dave and Tim, along with the Tim and David Aldrighetti Tim Mills presents the Trailblazer certificate to Mike Westine.