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 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 8016 | Snowmobile VERMONT Merritt Budd All applications must be postmarked or faxed NO later than March 1, 2017 Download an application at WWW.VTVAST.ORG/SCHOLARSHIPS.HTML Send Applications to: VAST, 26 Vast Lane, Barre, VT 05641 • Fax: 802-223-4316 VAST awards two $1,500 scholarships annually. VAST Scholarship Awards are open to VAST members, their spouses and/or dependents of all ages to help you further your education in any post secondary school, including vocational/technical education. Two Chances to Win! The applications of the top two finalists will also be submitted for consideration to the Northeast Chapter of the International Snowmobile Council’s (NEISC) Scholarship Awards program. The NEISC awards two $500 scholarship awards annually. Two$1500 SCHOLARSHIPS APPLICATIONSARE DUEMARCH1,2017 Have you received any VAST or club level awards? As a county director, I was awarded a plaque for County Director Of The Year for 2016 and was just presented with an Outstanding Leadership Award for Distinguished Service for my time on the VAST board. Who have you inspired to get into snowmobiling or become involved in VAST? I hope I have inspired the many people who have stopped at my door, my club members and my family. We get excited for snow and for the days we can ride. Also, as treasurer, I’m in charge of the TMAs. After each season, I check all of the TMAs to see if anyone local has purchased a TMA that hasn’t attended a club meeting before. I call them and to try to get them to become involved. Anything else you’d like to share? This is a sad, but inspiring, story related to snowmobiling. In 1997 our youngest daughter, Laura, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. During the next three years, there were many ups and downs. Unfortunately, she passed away on July 6, 2000, at 30 years of age. Our son, Dan, was asked by my brother, David, what he could do to help cheer me up. Dan’s response was, “Well, he could use a new snowmobile and trailer.” David said, “If you help me with the particulars, I’ll pay for it.” That’s how I was surprised at Dan’s house by my brother with a new 2001 Arctic Cat Pantera 580 and a Triton trailer. I also should mention that David has since paid for two more snowmobiles for me. VAST President Tim Mills presents Merritt Budd with the Outstanding Leadership Award for Distinguished Service.