b'451 stVAST Annual Meeting Minutes Cont.Veterans led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance.There was a moment of silence for VAST members who passed away over the past year.Tim Mills asked VAST Past Presidents and Life Members in attendance to stand and be recognized.Scholarship winners were welcomed: Cameron Burkhardt of Cavendish fleas and Allie Martin of Tweed Valley TravelersANNUAL AWARDSTim Mills invited Patty Companik to the podium in her position as the VAST Chair of the Awards and Nominating Committee:Snowmobiler of the YearRoger (Willie) Arnow Jr., Ludlow Side Hill Cronchers & Cavendish Green Mountain Snow FleasJunior Snowmobiler of the Year - Ray, Phil and Ryan Gullone of Cavendish Green Mountain Snow FleasSnowmobile Family of the YearKoehler FamilySnowmobile Club of the YearLyndon Snow CruisersHorizon Award - Seth Kimball, Weathersfield PathfindersFounders AwardDexter Wilson, St Johnsbury Snow BlazersTrailblazers Awards - Dave Gilderdale, Upper Valley Polar Bears; Mark Bushey, Northwest Riders; Gary Lamberton, Buckaroos of 302Dealer of the YearEnfield Motor SportsCarmi Duso AwardJeff Fay, VAST Vice PresidentDirector of the YearCurt Marechaux, Rutland CountyOfficer of the YearJim Hill, SecretaryOutstanding Local OrganizationNorthern Vermont University, LyndonPresidents Award for Highest EsteemBrian Currier, Lamoille CountyPresidents Award Mark Reaves, Washington County DirectorPresidents AwardPatty CompanikMost Improved Trails AwardCold Hollow BearcatsBest Signed TrailsBrighton Snowmobile ClubBest Groomed TrailsMountain TamersTrail Project of the YearWestfield PathfindersGroomer of the YearJesse LambertCounty Trails Coordinator of the YearRaymond Rodrigue of Orleans CountyEnthusiasm AwardDot Williamson, Tweed Valley TravelersEffort AwardTom Clark, Mad River Ridge RunnersMotivator AwardKevin Heiden, Weathersfield PathfindersAppreciation AwardSerge Marcoux, Cold Hollow BearcatsDedication AwardStuart Merusi, White River Valley Sno-GoersClub Trail Master of the YearMary Hutchins, Hurricane Riders Snowmobile ClubPatience AwardGreen Mountain Roamers Club: Jamie Sheltra, Brian Boudreau, and Caleb and Kelly AinsworthAmbition AwardJim Marshia, Cold Hollow BearcatsAmbassador of VASTWarden Randy Hazard, Vermont Fish and Wildlife (not present)VAST Awards of ExcellenceJoe Bissonette (not present); Annette Foster, Cold Pond Sledders (not present); Melanie Tucker, Washington Snow Flyers (not present); Janet Selby, Brighton Snowmobile Club; Edna Keer, Topsham Ridge Runners (not present); Barbara Townsend, White River Valley Sno-Goers (not present)Awards and Presentations were completed at 1:57 p.m.'