b'2023 VAST Annual Meeting & AwardsHosted By Washington CountyAward write-ups by Patty Companikcommittee member, club treasurer and club website creator. They host the clubs annual landowner and donor barbecue at their farm. They have actively procured items and donations from local businesses for various auctions and other club fundraising events. They have helped with collecting landowner permission slips. They participate on almost every bridge project. They have been instrumental in the success of their club.Nancy and Jim Rodgers from the Glover Trailwinders of OrleansTrailblazer Awardcounty receive a Trailblazer Award.The following gentleman has been Trailblazer Award devoted to the sport of snowmobiling Trailblazer Awardfor many years. The nomination The following gentleman had ashared, He has been an advocate wish. He wanted to still be groomingThe following person has been ain improving the trail system and when he was 90 years old. Well, hismember of their club for over 50 years! contributing to VASTs mission.wish came true this year! In additionHe has held several club board to grooming, he helps with trailHe has helped with every fundraisingand officer positions and a County maintenance. event and is the top seller of ticketsofficer position through-out the Him and his son are a dedicated duo.every year for their annual raffle. Overyears. He works respectfully with His son, who has been volunteeringthe years, he has helped many otherall landowners. He helps with trail along side him all these years also hasclubs and VAST events including thesignage. He helps with the equipment had goals to give riders on their clubB2B rides. He is practically involved inmaintenance needs. He attends all club trails the best experience possible Theevery project the club takes on, per theevents in the area, not just his own nomination shared, His dedicationnomination, too many to list. club. He also hosts the clubs groomer for grooming and trail work has beenHe has held various positions withinand trailers, and has done so for many unparalleled over the years! the club, noting he has specificallyyears. He always has a smile on his Gary and Roy Arthur from theheld the trailmaster position for overfaceShrewsbury Sno-Birds of Rutlanda decade.He is also involved withLinwood (Lin) Mixer from the county receive a Trailblazer Award.his county, holding the vice presidentConnecticut Valley Sno-riders of position there. The nomination shared,Essex county receives a Trailblazer He embodies what it means to be aAward.Trailblazer Awardgreat volunteer and snowmobiler.Steve Gray from the Mountain Tamers The next Trailblazer award goes to aof Washington county receives a couple. Both of them have been veryTrailblazer Award.involved with their club, taking on leadership roles throughout the years.Some of those roles include club director, groomer operator, steering 6 | Snowmobile VERMONT'