b'Annual MeetingExecutive Directors Award Executive Directors Awardof Excellence of ExcellenceExecutive Directors AwardThe next gentleman has beenThe next individual has been involvedof Excellence volunteering for over 30 years in awith the club for over 20 years,The next award goes to someone who variety of capacities. He has heldbut has actually been involved inis a college student. He represents a numerous officer positions with hissnowmobiling and the sport wellgeneration of volunteers that will carry club: president since 1996, groomerbeyond that. He has held the titles ofthe future of our sport. He has been operator and assistant trailmaster.president, vice president and groomerinvolved with snowmobiling for about He also is actively involved with theoperator. 15 years.club committees: landowner relations,As the clubs groomer operator heHe dials in to monthly club meetings membership, activities, charitablehas also trained others how to groomvia Zoom from his college dorm room donations and fundraising. their woodsy windy trails. He alsoto stay connected and remain involved, In addition to his club responsibilities,does the maintenance on the groomingdespite the distance.he has been involved at the countyequipment. He has been pivotal inHe has served as the clubs graphic level: board director (member at large)getting trails blazed, staked, posteddesigner. He has made digital mixed for over 10 years and continues to chairand cleared out. Often times, using hismedia fliers to promote the club ride-the county nominating committee. own equipment to get things done. ins. He created a photo slide-show in In addition to volunteering within theHe leads the charge when they buildhonor of his clubs 50th Anniversary. snowmobile community, he volunteersbridges or when they put in culvertsHe has spent many Friday and within his hometown community. Hebecause he is so organized and knowsSaturday nights riding shot-gun in is a board member of the Black Riverexactly what needs to be done. Hethe groomer with his grandfather over Valley Senior Center, where he helpsopens and closed the gates eachthe years. The nomination shared, We with Meals on Wheels and cookingseason, puts out the stakes, rope andare very fortunate to have Jacob and breakfast and lunch for fundraisers.signage. we know he will carry on the clubs He volunteers at the Black RiverHe participates in the county andlegacy.Valley Rod and Gun Club, where heother clubs raffles. He attendsJacob Burbank of the Connecticut cooks and helps with the Kids Fishingneighboring fundraising events to helpValley Sno-Riders of Essex county Derby. support them. He prides himself onreceives the Executive Directors He is a believer in giving back andunderstanding what is happening withAward of Excellence.this extends above and beyondthe club, the county and VAST levels. volunteering. He has donated over 5He is involved in every aspect of the gallons of blood over the years andclubs operations. The nomination is on the bone marrow and organshared, Our club would simply not donor lists. The nominations shared,exist at this point without him.We would be lost without himand Paul Osgood of the Corinth Sno-He makes sure to take the time toScramblers of Orange county receives thank the volunteers and make themthe Executive Directors Award of feel appreciated.His dedicationExcellence.to community and passion for snowmobiling is amazing.John Murphy of the Ludlow Side Hill Cronchers of Windsor county receives the Executive Directors Award of Excellence.Early Winter 2023 | 15'