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 6424 | Snowmobile VERMONT Officer of the Year The Officer of the Year Award goes to a gentleman who truly is one of the unsung heroes. When I was vice president of VAST, it didn’t take me long to see the drive, dedication and enthusiasm in this person. He has served in many capacities for our great organization. He has been a member of the Personnel, Policy and Bylaws, and LVRT committees, just to name a few. When I made my bid for presidency last year, I knew who I wanted standing beside me as my vice president. When I approached him about my intentions of running for president, his first concern was for his replacement as county director. It took a few months to line up a replacement that he had confidence in, but not until then did he agree to run for vice president. This is one of the many qualities that I admire in this person. This year’s Officer of the Year award goes to Jeff Fay. Carmi Duso Award This year’s recipient of this award has been a great inspiration to me personally. He started in 1993 as acting director for his county and, for the most part, has been ever since. He has also been the county trails coordinator since then. He has served on many committees during his career with VAST such as Personnel, Policy and Bylaws. He has a nearly eidetic memory for time, dates, people and places, which has been extremely handy when discussing VAST. He brings a presence to the room and when he speaks you know where he stands. He is always willing to do whatever it takes to get it done and he doesn’t hesitate. This year’s Carmi Duso Award goes to Roone Gibbs. President’s Award #1 I have four President’s Awards that I am handing out this year, as I felt we had some catching up to do. The first time I met this person was during the interview process for the VAST Executive Director position. After her presentation to the board came the question and answer session. Instead of standing up during this process, she sat down and asked the board, “What would you like to know about me? She didn’t just stand there waiting to be grilled. She sat down at the board table as if she was already part of the VAST family. She has the VAST office working together as a team now, not as individuals. She is kind, clever, witty, funny and she makes you feel at ease. She is taking VAST in a new direction and places we have only wished for. So buckle up; the future of snowmobiling is in front of us and she is leading the charge. This President’s Award goes to Cindy Locke.   President’s Award #2 This award is going to a gentlemen who has been active in snowmobiling in one form or another since it began in Vermont. He believes in this organization with all of his heart and soul. His never- ending integrity to VAST is second to none. He is always truthful and committed to the success of this organization. Hi stories can be either heartwarming or funny. He rarely says anything bad about anyone. No, not him... he will just keep quiet. This man is a true leader and absolute believer in VAST and snowmobiling in Vermont. He is a tremendous ambassador for his county and our state as a whole. As chance would have it, today also marks his 50th wedding anniversary. This President’s Award goes to Ken Gammel.   President’s Award #3 This award is for a husband and wife team who have been involved in VAST for a number of years. Both have been active in the Northeast Chapter of the International Snowmobile Council as well as being active with the International Snowmobile Congress, along with their local and county club. It is not unusual to see them out grooming together or working on trails. He is currently secretary of the Snow Trails Conservancy. He has also been a director for his county, vice president and president of VAST. Thanks to his dedication, he is director of his county again. Also, Annual Meeting