b'Annual MeetingCarmi Duso AwardThe next person has been volunteering for over 30 years. Back in the 1980s, Executive Directors Award he reached out to his local clubs of Excellencetrailmaster, offering to help improve Executive Directors Award a trail. Soon many members of his of ExcellenceThis person has been involved infamily were helping. He has held He has been riding since he was a kid.snowmobiling for 11 years. Forseveral leadership roles during that He built his home in Vermont duringmany of those years she has beentime including club president, groomer the 1980s and quickly got involvedhelping clubs and held differentoperator, club board member and with his local club. This person ispositions within clubs in Windsorcounty president. described as a perfectionist in theCounty. She has also been involved inHe is also a member of his clubs nomination. This applies to how heVAST whether writing for the VASTbylaws committee and the unofficial grooms the trails. He takes his timeMagazine, as our current treasurer, orgatekeeper for his club, working and goes as slow as needed in order toa committee chair. She is also currentlyrespectfully with all the major make the trails as wide as he can.He isthe President of her county. landowners to open and close gates also a master equipment mechanic andThe person nominating Patty foreach season. He helps with the services and maintains the groomingthis award stated: Patty has greatlyannual summer maintenance on equipment to perfection. improved the way the VAST financesthe equipment, in addition to any He holds the officer position of clubare presented to membership, makingbreak-downs during the season. The trailmaster. He often takes time awayit much easier to understand. Shenomination shared, He has been an from his business in order to groomattends many functions, takingadvocate in improving the trail system throughout the night. He has put inpictures and writing and promotingand contributing to VASTs mission. countless hours grooming over thethem in the magazine and onHe is always willing to help and with a years. social media. She started what willwarm welcoming smile on his face.The clubs Facebook page hasbecome an annual kick off dinnerThis years Carmi Duso Excellence numerous compliments regarding theevent for Windsor county that wasaward is presented to Linwood (Lin grooming and trail conditions of thisoverwhelmingly received by countyMixer) from the Connecticut Valley club:wonderful trails are the bestmembers. Sno-Riders of Essex county.trails were fantastic great workPatty Companik of the Cavendish immaculate trails and the list goesGreen Mountain Snow Fleas on. of Windsor county receives the Anything that involves the club,Executive Directors Award of this person steps up to help. TheExcellence.nomination shared, I cannot imagine a more capable, dedicated, and detail-oriented operator.Dana Noyes of the Barnard Mountain Viewers of Windsor county receives the Executive Directors Award of Excellence.16 | Snowmobile VERMONT'