b'Club NewsWeathersfield Poker Run, and the Chester Poker Run. Good turnouts at all these events!As the season comes to a close, we want to thank those who make our continued success possible:Chester Snowmobile Clubthe Cavendish and ProctorsvilleThis season we have not gotten any landowners who so generously allowreally huge snow storms but we have us the privilege of using their landhad snow almost every week. With for our trails and the members whothat, our trails have been in great come forward each time we ask forshape most of the time, with the volunteers. exception of the power line, which is Thank you to all who supported ournegatively impacted by strong sun barn fundraising efforts this year byand winds, causing it to be a little purchasing raffle tickets and clubthin at times. Our groomer operators Andover Snow Riders purchased a usedclothing and making donations withhave stayed busy keeping everything Alpina Sherpa and a custom-made hybridtheir TMA purchase. groomed up.6-foot-wide drag to add to their groomingWe sold a record number of TMAs thisWe had a very busy February, starting arsenal. season. Thank you to our members forwith our Valentines Day bonfire their support and for recommendingat the home of Vice President Lee planning our annual Pancake Breakfastour club to their family and friends.Whiting. It ended up being a drive-and Blessing of the Season food shelfWe also want to acknowledge andin event since we had some warm fundraiser coming up next season inthank Brian and Kim Villa of Snowtemps that weekend. Lee and his December. Country Snowmobile Tours who sellwife, Robyn, hosted us and we had We would like to thank all of the otherTMAs and 3-day passes for us. Oura nice turnout of folks. We had a DJ clubs that have worked around themembership grew again this year, andproviding music, lots of hot soup, hot clock and calendar to make this trailit wouldnt have been possible withoutdogs to roast and a fabulous variety system possible and better each year. Ifthe support we receive from ourof desserts. The ladies were presented you havent helped out our club, or thelandowners, members, and the Villas. with red carnations to celebrate one youre a member of, this shouldThank you to Chef Jared and theValentines Day. It was a fun night.be the year you do. Please volunteervolunteers who worked in the CookThe following weekend was Chesters a weekend or two cutting brush orShack, and thank you to all who cameWinter Carnival. On Saturday Feb. 16 making stakes, helping get the signsto Cavendish to enjoy Jareds cooking.we provided an opportunity for kids collected in the spring or put out inWe had a record season, selling outto ride mini snowmobiles. Nearly 60 the fall, or simply supporting the clubsof burgers and hot dogs on severalyoungsters participated. This was a however we or they can best use yourweekends. first-time event. Based on the rave talents. The hard work truly pays off Thank you to Stacey Burkhardt, Timreviews we received on its success, it we promise! Rowe, and Clay Sides who get our clubwill surely be held again next year. Thank you, all. And to youname out on the internet, and to PattyAlso in February was our annual landowners, our hats go off and ourCompanik for all the photos she takespoker run. This year, with no need eternal gratitude goes out to you. Seeof our members at Windsor countyto reschedule as we had to the last you on the trails! events. two years, and the increased use ofNicholas Baker, PresidentAnd finally, our thanks to those whoFacebook, we had a huge turnout. Like us on Facebook work so hard on our trails: Russ168 riders participated in this family-Walsh, our trail signage coordinator,friendly event. Everyone went away and his wife, Jean, who handle all thewith prizes. We want to thank the trail markers, signs, and gates, andvolunteers who worked the event and our groomers whose hard work andthe sponsors who donated prizes. We dedication kept our trails in fantasticwere excited that Beth Godin from shape this season. We also thank GlennVAST came and took part this year. Fagan, Jim Filipowicz, Dan StowellWatching Facebook, we see that all (and McKenzie), Dan Tiernan, and Joeclubs have been very active with Cavendish Green Mountain Marini. Enjoy the off season! Hopeevents and grooming. We know how Snow Fleas to see you next season in Snow Fleasmuch work it takes to organize and While Mother Nature gave us a rollerCountry! work at these events and want to coaster ride with the weather, clubKaren Marini, Secretarythank all the volunteers across the members were able to attend Chesterscavendishsnowfleas.comorganization. We especially want Valentines Day Bonfire Ride, theLike us on Facebook to extend our appreciation to the 44 | Snowmobile VERMONT'