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 56Summer 2016 | 43 Club News Club, the Ludlow Side Hill Cronchers, and the Weathersfield Pathfinders who made the trip to Proctorsville. Food and clothing sales helped us add almost $300 to our barn-building fund! Thank you to our favorite photographer, Patty Companik, for capturing the event for us. Our Touch-A-Tucker event will be taking place on July 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Proctorsville Town Green during the annual town-wide tag sale. We will have free stickers for the kids and club clothing on sale. We will be hosting our Annual Pig Roast on Oct. 8 from 12:30 to 3 p.m. in the field next to Snow Country Snowmobile rentals on Winery Road in Proctorsville. The meal will include hot dogs and hamburgers, two sides, dessert and a soft drink. We’ll have a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, and music provided by Jamie’s Junk Show. Check our Facebook page and website for information updates. Karen Marini, Secretary/Membership Like us on Facebook Chester Snowmobile Club Summer is here and we have a lot going on. Due to the lack of snow this past season, we had to cancel our fundraising events including our poker run and pig roast. As a result, we decided to have a summer event which we scheduled to coincide with Chester’s 250th birthday. Read the article on page 10 about the event! Club member Lee Whiting spearheaded this event and attended all of Chester’s 250 anniversary committee meetings, secured the site and spent a great deal of time to coordinate so many of the details. Our last meeting of the season was held in May during which we voted to award three $700 scholarships to graduating Green Mountain Union High School students. We also voted to make charitable contributions to several local organizations including the Chester Rescue Squad, Yosemite Engine Company and the Chester Andover Summer Camp program. We are proud to be supporters of our community. Dick Bigwood was presented with a VAST Trailblazer and the Founders Award during our May meeting. We were honored to have Executive Director Cindy Locke with us as they were presented. Jeff Fay, David and Summer Ladd also presented Dick Jewett with a Trailblazer award at this meeting. This award recognizes individuals who have actively served their club, county and VAST for 25 years or more. We have four bridges that we are repairing and redecking starting this summer to have them ready for what we hope will be a great snowmobile season ahead. In the last issue of Snowmobile Vermont there was an article about Dick Bigwood’s birthday celebration. What was not noted was that our member Patty Companik was the one who took the initiative to contact Tucker which resulted in us having the toy Tucker groomer for our cake and also the letter thanking Dick for his dedication. The club wants to thank Patty for her efforts in making Dick’s birthday so special. We again want to extend our heartfelt appreciation to all the landowners Ridge Climbers While the 2016 winter was not the best for riding, our newly elected trailmaster, Dave Small, is already counting the weeks until the 2017 season opens. Our trails underwent significant upgrading and improvements for 2016. Most of these will be renewed next year, but Dave is also thinking about additional places our trails and signage can be improved to make our trails some of the best in the state. We had a successful landowner dinner and fundraiser in April and have plans in the works for additional fundraisers late this summer and into the fall. We look forward to seeing everyone on our snow covered trails in 2017! Alison Ricker, Club News Correspondent Like us on Facebook CALENDAR OF EVENTS CALENDAR OF EVENTS CALENDAR OF EVENTS CAVENDISH GREEN MOUNTAIN SNOW FLEAS - TOUCH A TUCKER July 30, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. Proctorsville Town Green GOLF TOURNAMENT SCRAMBLE August 19, Sign up by Aug. 8 Green Mtn. Natl. Golf Course, Killington $95/person • 860-559-9334 VAST 49TH ANNUAL MEETING August 20 Killington Grand Hotel, Killington TOPSHAM RIDGE RUNNERS LANDOWNER APPRECIATION PICNIC August 20, 12 – 3 p.m. Tompson Hill Campground, East Corinth LUNENBURG POLAR BEARS 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION September 10, 12 – 4pm Lunenburg Town Common CAVENDISH GREEN MOUNTAIN SNOW FLEAS - PIG ROAST Oct 8, 12:30 – 3 p.m. Snow Country Rentals, Proctorsville FOOTE OF THE MOUNTAIN SNO- TRAVELERS - CALCUTTA DINNER DANCE January 21, 5 p.m. Middlebury $100 per couple • 802-985-2746 who allow us to have a trail on their property. Joan Choiniere, Club Secretary Like us on Facebook