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 5638 | Snowmobile VERMONT Club News Orleans Snowstormers The Orleans Snowstormers are once again proud to have been sponsors of the Northeast Kingdom Relay For Life event held on June 25 in Newport. This is a wonderful organization that raises funds to help research the cure and treatment of cancer and the effects it has on our families and friends. This is a great opportunity for us to give back to our communities. We wish to acknowledge club members Bonnie and Larry Dwyer for their efforts and dedication to this cause. We want to remind everyone of VAST’s Annual Meeting to be held Aug. 20 in Killington. This is your organization and your chance to voice your opinion and concerns. The Snowstormers will hold their annual meeting and election of officers at a yet to be determined date in September. Watch local newspapers and our website for more information on this important event. We are seeking new people to take on some of the responsibilities of running our club. Our next important event will be the 22nd Annual Snowmobile Giveaway to be held Oct. 22 at the Elks Club in Derby. Tickets will be available in September. Those who purchased tickets last year will have the first chance to buy this year. If you want to get in on this fun event, contact us at 802-334-6179 or email us at gramg7@ RUTLAND COUNTY Chittenden Dammers Out with El Niño and enter La Niña. I apologize for starting the summer news with a weather discussion but snowmobilers, much like farmers and other snow sports enthusiasts, are largely dependent on the weather. The good news is that La Niña is the cooling of the pacific waters, whereas El Niño creates a warming effect. This bodes well for a much more favorable winter weather pattern for Vermont. Now that this past historically warm and snowless winter is behind us, let’s look forward to a good one ahead. All things considered, the Chittenden Dammers faired quite well as our expenses were kept in check. With a guaranteed payment from VAST, the club will continue to move forward and prepare for better snowy and cold days ahead to get us “riding smooth” in the upcoming 2016/17 season. The Chittenden Dammers again received the Rutland Heralds “Best Of The Best” snowmobile trail system in Rutland county. Thanks to everyone for the vote of confidence for the club. Also thanks to those of you who have continued to support the club through your yearly membership. We will continue to strive to keep Chittenden area snowmobile trails a great place for all to enjoy. Don’t forget to save the date for the upcoming VAST Annual Meeting being held right in our neighborhood at the Killington Grand Hotel on Aug. 20. This year’s meeting is hosted by Rutland County Snowmobile Clubs. There will be lots of cool things for snowmobilers there as well as a chance to have a voice in the VAST organization. Don’t miss out on the raffle for a 2016 Husqvarna Lawn Tractor 46” 24 HP Model YT46LS including a cool tow trailer. All profits benefit VAC pool and Make A Wish Foundation. Tickets are $20 each and a limit of 360 tickets will be sold. You can purchase tickets from any Rutland county snowmobile club or directly from the Chittenden Dammers. Mail checks to Box 1477 Sta. A, Rutland, VT 05701. We will mail your tickets to you. Please make checks out to Rutland County Snowmobilers. You need not be present to win. Hope to see you all at Annual Meeting! Check the VAST website for details. The next Chittenden Dammers club meeting will be at the Mountain Top Inn Sept. 6 at 7:00 p.m. Charlie Robbins, Treasurer Like us on Facebook First prize is a 2017 Polaris 550 Indy. Many other prizes have also been donated by local business. We will most likely have a few trail projects coming up this fall and we are looking for help later in the season. Contact us if you are interested. We are also looking for someone with experience installing oil furnaces. If you have this knowledge and want to volunteer some time, we need help to install a small furnace in our groomer building. Gloria Rodrigue, Secretary Like us on Facebook