38 | Snowmobile VERMONT Club News and we hope that he will still be an active member of our club. He is an asset to the club in many ways! His replacement is Fred St. Onge who has been a club member for many years. I am sure that he will bring many new ideas that will help move the club and its members forward. The Sno-Birds really value each and every member and hope to have them return and give us their thoughts and opinions on how the club should be run and how to make it better. We hope that everyone has a great summer and is thinking of having a great snowy winter. Buy your Early Bird TMA, as it is insurance that the trails will be open for years to come. Hope to see you in the fall. What a great time of year! Roy Arthur, Vice President/Trailmaster shrewsburysnobirds.org Like us on Facebook A group of Mount Holly Snow Flyers rests at the Stone House in Shrewsbury on a sunny day in early April. It was the last day that trails were groomed in the area last season. Tweed Valley Travelers It’s summer time! That could only mean one thing for a snowmobile club, landowner dinners and a list of projects. We held our Landowners’ Dinner early this summer and it was a success. We are very thankful for our landowners allowing us to use their properties. Along with other projects, like maintenance on bridges and rip- rapping, one of our top projects for summer 2017 is to put together a more permanent trail through the valley. The project our club is most excited about is our new garage for our groomer. Our club was able to find a building that needs only minor work to get it suitable for housing the groomer. We are glad to now have a space where the club’s belongings can be. Our club members would like to remind everyone that we are always looking for people available to help with trail work. If you are looking to help, just contact a local club member. Hope you all enjoy our summer! Ally Martin, Club News Correspondent tweedvalleytravelers.com Like us on Facebook SnoBees When it is 80 degrees out I have a hard time thinking about snowmobiling, but I do. I have noticed there are people out there that think of it year round. They keep their machine hidden in the grass of their front lawn ready to go at a moment’s notice. On a serious note, the SnoBees had a good season last winter. We had enough snow to get out and do WASHINGTON COUNTY some grooming and incurred just a few repairs to the Bully. We had great support from our sponsors and advertisers, which has positioned us nicely for the start of next season. We were able to retain all of our officers in their current positions as well as our trailmaster, membership chair and our webmaster. If you are looking to get some exercise this summer, take a walk on one of the trails and if there is a problem spotted, please let one of the officers or our trailmaster know. VAST Annual Meeting is set for Sept. 9 and will be held at Lamoille Union High School in Hyde Park. All are welcome to attend. Just let one of the officers know and we will pay for your lunch. Information for the officers and trailmaster can be found on our website. Have a great summer and we will see you in the fall. Mike Perrigo, President snobees.com Like us on Facebook Worcester Rangers Worcester Rangers celebrated the Fourth of July with a bang, including its candy-tossing entry in the town’s parade, thanking our landowners up Route 12. Following the parade, club members continued their ticket sales to the club’s annual raffle. As all 17 of the raffle prizes were generously donated, the entire proceeds from the event become available for trail maintenance and, hopefully, bridge construction. The annual raffle has become the major fundraising event for the club. VAST Executive Director Cindy Locke made a surprise visit to the community event. Each of the club members had an excellent opportunity to meet with her and appreciate the importance and value of VAST and its programs. The Rangers submitted VAST construction applications for urgent