Late Winter 2016 39 was a 583 Ski-Doo MRX furnished courtesy of Bombardier. Currently my only sled ride for short rides is a 1997 Arctic Cat Puma with electric start reverse that my youngest son rescued from an overgrown weed patch where it was being used as a condo for field mice In June 1987 I became VAST Trails Coordinator Administrator and retired in 1997. One of my best memories is of my retirement party at the VAST office in June 1997 when member Perry Armstong erected a circus tent behind the office. I was so surprised and elated to have over 200 snowmobilers attend including Vermont Forest and Parks and officials from Maine and New Hampshire. The Commissioner of Forest and Parks made the statement During the first six months with Wayne pushing us I did not think we could coexist any longer but then I changed my mind to wonder how we could coexist without him Wayne has been a member of the Barre Sno-Bees VAST since 1967. He is 84 and lives in Barre. Awards Sno-Bees of Barre Groomer of the Year Lifetime Member VAST Dedication Perseverance Leadership IASA Outstanding Leadership Iron Dog Association Inducted 1991 Legacy Maps - I spent hundreds of hours hand drawing the routes and coordinating with National Survey plus all of the informational blocks and safety tips. Came up with the intersection numbering system. Spent three years working to repeal VAST reciprocity and implement trail pass system As a legislative lobbyist I pushed to get 100 percent of snowmobile registration monies collected to VAST previously 85 percent I became an associate member of the VNRC. It is better to be a part of it than an outside resistor Was successful in securing and agreement made with New York to access services at Lake Champlain and use the Corridor 4 rail trail My name etched in the granite sign beside the VAST office Awards Snow Sage Sno-Bees mascotBambigiving me a kiss. My well-known gold 1969 Wall snowmobile suit was displayed during my Sno- Bees retirement party in September of 1997 after 30 years of service. My buddies Dick Jensen and John Black were there to help celebrate. 1994 dedication ride on 335 foot Winooski Wonder. I supervised the plans materials and construction of 14 suspension bridges.