30 | Snowmobile VERMONT In Memory Milan W. “Cobb” Lawson, a 45-year member of the Mountain Tamers Snowmobile Club, passed away on July 12, 2017. He joined the club in 1972, which was a fledgling club at the time. He was a lifetime member of both VAST and the Mountain Tamers Snowmobile Club. He will be sadly missed by all that knew him. Back in the early 1970s, we had drags, but nothing to pull them. Cobb would hitch them to his snowmobile and set off grooming just about every weekend. After the word got out, our trails became the envy of Washington county. About this time, the club sponsored dances once a month to raise funds for better grooming equipment. Cobb and his wife, Corky, seldom missed a dance and stayed to help in cleaning up the hall. The dances were very popular and the hall was usually filled to capacity. The success of the fundraising helped the club finally purchase an Alpine sled to groom with. Cobb volunteered his time to be a groomer operator along with other members. As time went on, we decided to purchase a Class A Sno-Cat. The club came up a little short and Cobb generously loaned the club funds from his personal accounts to buy it. By selling shares to members, we were able to pay Cobb back within a year. Cobb came up with an idea for our members to run a concession stand at VAST trade shows. Due to a lot of time, work and organization on Cobb’s part, the club made over $400. We held many landowner appreciation activities with a barbecue. Cobb could always be found working hard cooking chicken and encouraging good relationships between snowmobilers and landowners. In April of 1979, Cobb was elected as VAST treasurer and served in that position for the next 10 years. He very capably handled all the funds, paid bills and payroll and completed all the accounting. He was also elected as president of the Mountain Tamers from 1979 to 1981. He again was elected as VAST treasurer in 1986 and 1987. Cobb will be remembered by our club for his support, volunteerism and so many other contributions that are too numerous to mention. The Mountain Tamers have donated $200 to the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail in memory of our friend Milan W. “Cobb” Lawson. May you rest in peace, Cobb. You will be missed! Remembering MILAN W. LAWSON By Geraldine Gilman Milan leaves behind his son, Daniel, and wife, Corriane“Corky”Lawson. Corky was VAST’s office secretary for 20 years.