13 VAST VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT Submitted by Jeff Fay With VAST celebrating 50 years at this year’s annual meeting, it’s a great privilege to be sitting as the vice president of the association. This past season saw the launch of online TMA sales, something that I’ve been helping get accomplished for several years. Between Early Bird, Regular Season and 3-Day passes there were 1,707 TMAs purchased online. When estimating what would be sold while preparing the budget, we guessed at 2,000, not knowing how it would be accepted by the members and the clubs. I have considered it a great success and I’m hoping it will only grow this coming season. The convenience of buying online is a big selling point, along with the ability to pay with a credit card. The easier it is to join a club and purchase a TMA, the better chances we have to grow the membership, which in turn leads to more funding for trails, clubs and the association in general. I look forward to the coming season and have reset my personal goal of riding in all 14 counties in 2018 after missing Addison, Bennington and Windham in 2017. I am wishing for better snow, less rain and more free time to get that accomplished. I hope to see a great turn out in Lamoille County as VAST celebrates 50 years. Thank you landowners and volunteers for making Vermont a fantastic place to snowmobile.