b'Annual Meetingof purchasing TMAs from the comfortclub officers, taking on a grooming of home with a credit card. Mostshift or brush cutting with his own importantly though, it provides a real- equipment.time picture of VAST income, whichHe takes his role seriously and wasnt possible with the old process. wants to ensure the club is moving The online TMA system was only thein a positive direction. This includes beginning of her digital endeavors.effective management of club funds Over the last few years, grantand overall promoting the sport of applications and other club forms havesnowmobiling.come online as digital documents,This years Horizon Award goes to adding to the efficiency within thePatrick Gorman of the Canaan Border association. Riders of Essex county.Most recently, an online reportingSnowmobiler of the Year system for flood damage was created.Snowmobile Family of the YearThe following award goes to a young This allowed clubs to combine photos with embedded GPS data with aThis next award really is a trueman who the nomination stated He short form estimating rough repairtestament of family working togetheris a respectable kid with a great love costs. Using this information, VASTfor the betterment of their community.of the outdoors He is a bright and staff is able to map the areas affectedFamily members who are involvedhard-working young man. He always and gauge the financial impact, bothand mentioned in this nomination are:steps up to help with trail projects helping to prioritize repairs. Last butgrandson, sister, parents, uncle andand he brings excellent woodsman not least, she also does an amazing jobson.Several of them for over 30 years! skills and energy with him every publishing your contributions to theThey have all helped the club over thetime. He has a positive attitude which VAST magazine. years in many capacities includingis quite infectious. He balances his VAST Technology & Media Manager,club cookouts, annual Mothers Dayresponsibilities, allowing him to make Beth Flint receives a PresidentsBreakfast and annual Shutters Supper,time for school sports, hunting and Award. maintenance of the clubs equipment,snowmobiling.hosting the clubs equipment onThe Snowmobiler of the Year their property for many years, trailAward goes to Brodie Massey of the projects, brush cutting, painting ofAndover Mountaineers and Chester sign posts and putting them up andSnowmobile Club in Windsor countytaking them down every year. They have served the following positions: club treasurer, club secretary, TMA coordinator, parliamentarian on the bylaws committee, groomer operator, board of directors and Master club cookie bakerThe entire family has been dedicated to the sport for many years.Their hard work and dedication are outstanding.This years Snowmobile Family of the Horizon Award Year goes to Lee and Mary Steward This person has been a long- and Family from the Connecticut time snowmobile enthusiast. HeValley Sno-Riders of Essex county. Junior Snowmobiler of the Year enjoys racing, riding and gettingThe next person has been an active and involved with snowmobile clubs.engaged member of his club for the last He is well known in the area forseveral years. He attends all scheduled his snowmobiling passion and ismeetings and is active in planning and frequently recognized by otherworking the clubs largest fundraiser, snowmobilers when he is out riding orthe Annual Sourdough Pancake out at a favorite eatery. BreakfastHe has volunteered as a board directorHe has spearheaded an effort amongst and was recently appointed chairman.his clubs junior members to get them He is involved in some aspect everyinvolved in trail projects. He has day, all year long. Whether its doingassisted with brush cutting projects and trail work, touching base with otherseveral bridge reconstruction projects.Early Winter 2023 | 9'