Early Winter 2017 | 47 Club News Vernon Trail Breakers Have you ever wondered how it would be without snowmobiling? I can only say that Vermont would not be Vermont without it. I can only hope that we get the main ingredient that makes it all happen: Snow! Here in Vernon, like many other areas throughout the state, we look forward to snowmobiling and everything that goes along with it. The trail work and working with landowners to keep trails open and the most challenging of all, getting folks involved in our club. We have some changes in the works, we will have a new treasurer who is going to work this season with our old treasurer to see to it that all our ducks are in a row and everything is done right. Our trailmaster will be staying on as well as our president, but we are looking for folks to fill in the gaps and keep things running smoothly. We have lost our main TMA/ registration outlet and will be working on filling that void. We thank longtime Membership Chairman Chris Parro for his many years of service to the club and wish him well as he has sold his business and is moving on. We will be having TMAs sold at our meetings but we hope to also have them for sale at our town clerk’s office along with registration renewals. Other than that, we will have to rely on the online system to provide members an avenue to obtaining what they need to ride in Vermont and hopefully join our club. As I am writing this the wind is blowing leaves around and the thermometer is reading 26! Yes, it is cold outside! I hope we continue this trend with a good old fashioned winter. Hope everyone has a great season. Don Rosinski, President vernontrailbreakers.org Like us on Facebook Wardsboro Pathfinders Snowmobile Club As I write this article, the local temperature is a very promising 27 degrees. After two straight seasons ranging from abysmal to “muh” in Southern Vermont, we’re all looking forward to a great riding season this year! The 710 trail is ready. How about you? The Wardsboro Pathfinders annual potluck Christmas party will be held on Saturday, Dec. 30 at the Stratton Town Hall starting at 6 p.m. Please bring a dish and/or dessert to share, BYOB and a non-perishable donation for the local food pantry. Visit our website for details. Save the date for the Annual Rescue Ride-In Barbecue. Snow or no snow, it’s a go! One of the best barbecue fundraising events in Southern Vermont, the Wardsboro Pathfinders Snowmobile Club’s Annual Rescue Ride-In BBQ will be held on Feb. 24, 2018. If there’s snow, it will be held at the Stratton Rec Area on the 710, 4 miles from C7. If there’s no snow, it’s still a go! We’ll have it at the Stratton Town Hall. True to its reputation, there will be great food and great fun for a great cause! Burgers, hot dogs, pulled pork, chowder, chili, meatballs, mac and cheese, plus great desserts, hot and cold beverages. It is still only a $10 suggested donation. We’ve got fantastic raffle prizes (gas cards, winter gear, restaurant certificates, even a TMA for next season), and a 50/50 cash raffle! One hundred percent of the proceeds benefit Wardsboro Rescue and Rescue Inc., the fine folks who will come to your aid if you’re stuck out in the cold! Visit  our website for a complete list of WPSC events and up-to-date trail reports. As always, think snow! Melanie Tregoning, Vice President WardsboroPathfinders.com Like us on Facebook WINDSOR COUNTY Andover Mountaineer Snow Riders Friday morning it was 7 degrees out and it never got above 20 all day Saturday. Killington is opened for the ski season. These are sure signs the best season is upon us! Our trailmaster and volunteers have been busy improving and maintaining our slice of sledding paradise with manpower, saws, shovels, brush hogs, cutters and a sweet little excavator whose use was donated to the club by a very generous landowner. Corridor 12 through Andover is looking awesome and I, for one, cannot wait to groom a foot of snow over a solid base on a Friday night and ride on it Saturday morning. The Mountaineers in Andover have been busy promoting snowmobiling as well. Slinging burgers and other hot foods at the annual Chainsaw Carving Festival at Jackson Gore kept our event committee busy. We will be having our annual Pancake Breakfast and Blessing of the Season on Dec. 9 at the Andover Town Hall from 8–11 a.m. This is a food drive for the local food pantry so bring some non-perishable items to donate, enjoy some pancakes and pick up your Early Bird TMA. Then mark your calendars for Jan. 6 for the AMSR Pasta Dinner and Blind Auction to be held at the Town Hall again this year. With Melissa’s amazing pasta dish, fresh salads, rolls and great desserts, Mark Bushway of the Andover Mountaineer Snow Riders gets a little “help”from Ian Snyder in the backhoe.