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 6456 | Snowmobile VERMONT THE CLUB & ACTIVITIES The Polar Bears include a balanced roster of local and out-of-state residents within a framework of General and Youth classifications. A Life Member class recognizes individuals that made extraordinary contributions to the furtherance of the club. Meetings are held at the Lunenburg Town Hall the third Thursday of the month during the Fall and Winter. The club remains engaged in partnership with the Essex County Snowmobile Club and VAST, led by officers elected by the membership: President: Gregg Williams Vice President: Dick Santaw Treasurer: Dana Nason Secretary: Mike Mutascio The Polar Bears annually host a Hot Dish Buffet event each February at the Lunenburg Elementary School. The focus of the event is to recognize landowners that support the club each year. A portion of the proceeds support student activity funds for the local school system. The club hope to rekindle organized trail rides this upcoming season. Examples include ride-ins to the Lancaster Grand Prix, Cranes Snowmobile Museum, CVSR Roost Event and the Lunenburg Maple Festival. Members announced the club’s 50th Anniversary Celebration with a clever parade float entry in the 2016 Lunenburg Old Home Day Parade in August. The Polar Bears celebrated their anniversary on Sept. 10 at the Town Common. Memorabilia, videos, snowmobiles, grooming fleet and more were proudly displayed. THE TRAIL AHEAD The club continues to maintain and improve its trail system and maintain its equipment. Projects recently included signage upgrades at trail entry points and intersections. Future reroutes are anticipated due to logging and beaver activity. A robust marketing and publicity campaign was launched last season that included a new logo, website and Facebook page. A YouTube channel and online shopping experience will be added later this year. The club assists with the distribution of VAST’s Snowmobile Vermont magazine to nearby businesses. A booth with marketing materials has been prepared for exposure at public events. Communication among members is now sustained with routine email updates, application of internet solutions and an old-fashioned bulletin board at the Lunenburg Variety Store. Wrapped around the organization is an unseen cadre of community support. Numerous individuals quietly assist with preserving the trail system and supporting club goals. They share the club’s enthusiasm for snowmobiling and respect the ageless stories that reflect progress and fun. The 2016 Polar Bears are forever grateful and honored. For half a century the club has weathered change and withstood challenges all with a vision for the trail ahead. They are steadfast and proud of the tracks left behind by their snowmobile club. Featured Club