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 5646 | Snowmobile VERMONT Featured Club hills and meadows owned by people they know. Our trail system has a lot of variety that includes large meadows, twisting trails going uphill and down, Class 4 roads, and 12 miles of rail trail. You’re bound to cross a dozen bridges out of the 38 we have built. One of them is a 90-foot Bailey bridge across the Poultney River. I could go on and on about the awards the Poultney Club has received for our trail system and about the individuals for their hard work, but it’s the club members working as a team that accomplished all this. MEETINGS Monthly club meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at York Coach Works on Route 30, just north of Poultney. Potluck is at 6:30 and the meeting begins at 7 p.m. OFFICERS Club President: Wendy Cadieux Vice President: Tom Coloutti Treasurer: Celena Wyman Secretary: Jamie M. Lee Trailmaster: Tim Loomis Directors: Don McManus, Bob St. Amour, Rich Munch VOLUNTEERS Every year it gets harder and harder to find people to take leadership roles and officer positions. When it comes to trail work, there has not been a problem getting volunteers. A good example was when Poultney was hit with a one, two punch. In 2014, we had a severe storm come through town on July 4. Several roads were closed, power was out for days, barns blown down, cars crushed by fallen trees, many homes damaged by trees and the Fourth of July activities were cancelled. While all of the focus was on restoring things back to normal, the club’s trail system took a back seat. There was a lot of trail damage and some portions couldn’t be cleared up per landowner concerns and obligations to Land Use rules. In many areas there were significant safety concerns with trees hung up in other trees making it dangerous to untangle and cut down the damage. That was bad enough, but then we were hit with a major snow storm in the middle of December that took down even more trees. We lost power for five days and it looked like a lot of trails would be closed down for the season. Well that’s when the “behind the scene members” stepped up to the plate and cleared and opened up all but one trail. We ended up doing a reroute on that final trail and it turns out to be a better route anyway. Bob Chesnut and Zack Chesnut did a lot of work with their excavator to remove trees hung up in other trees but there are also so many others to mention. If I started trying to name everyone, I’m sure I’d leave someone out. VOLUNTEERS