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Fall 2019 Newsletter

PO BOX 193

Vice President:
Dave Seaton — 315-335-9881
Andy Cooney — 315-534-8101
Millie Piersall — 315-336-5089
Dave Peer — 315-336-0593

FALL NEWSLETTER 2019 — October 2019

It's hard to believe that fall is here and it is time to start planning for another snowmobile season.

New York State has sent out registration renewals so sleds can be registered anytime now. Get your club membership renewed so you can get the sled registration discount. Memberships can be renewed online with credit card or check by regular mail to the club. Instructions for both can be found on the club website, Membership fee remains the same, $30.00 for family or individual.

Keep informed of club news by checking the club website and Facebook. Club news, work schedules, etc., will be posted as needed and daily grooming reports will be posted daily of the previous day's activity, usually after 9:00 a.m., when grooming is in full swing.

In June the club awarded our annual scholarship of $250.00 to Garrett Craft, Jr., of Rome, NY. A 2019 graduate of RFA, he is attending MVCC majoring in cyber security in engineering.

Snowmobile Local Law: The Oneida County Board of Legislators have drafted a Snowmobile Local Law. This was presented recently in Utica at a press conference, attended by club representatives. Basically, the law establishes a snowmobile season in Oneida County. It defines the Northern-Southern zone lines for opening dates of snowmobile season, riding on closed trails, prohibition against leaving marked trails, violations of law, and enforcement. The county legislature finds it is in the best interest of the residents and visitors to Oneida County to enact this Local Law to preserve the snowmobiling trails in Oneida County, to ensure the safety of snowmobilers on those trails and to protect the property of Oneida County landowners who own land adjacent to snowmobile trails, and who provide access to the snowmobile trails through their property.
    This draft was provided to county clubs for comment and it enforces what has always been expected of snowmobilers, clearly defines opening and closing dates of the season, and strengthens law enforcement of same.
    This legislation was introduced by Legislator Brian Mandryck who is a club member and landowner. The Board plans on voting on this law at their October meeting.

Open House/Club Chicken BBQ Fundraiser: In conjunction with Open House at Schoff Polaris, the club will hold a Chicken BBQ there on Saturday, 12 October 2019. Hamburgers and hot dogs will also be available. The club was afforded this opportunity to hold our fundraiser at this event and, hopefully, members will support us and come by to purchase these dinners. Chicken will be available at 11:00 am. Please pass the word also to your friends.
    Open House hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will also feature a Vintage Sled Show. Making an appearance for meet and greet will be Levi Levalle, medal winning X-Games snowmobile stunt performer. Refreshments will be provided compliments of Schoff's.

Snowmobile Safety Course: This course will again be given at the Lee Town Hall on Friday evening, 6 December and Saturday, 7 December 2019. Youth must be 10 years of age by date of course. For additional information contact John Beggs at 315-337-0359. More information will be provided later on our website and Facebook. Dennis Hesse will be assisting Mr. Beggs.

Please keep your email addresses current with the club so we can reach you. Send any changes to Between emails, website and Facebook we can provide members with timely club news

IMPORTANT MEETING CHANGE: Because of our club president's unavailability on the second Tuesdays of the month due to work meeting commitments, Trailbusters meetings dates and location must be changed immediately until further notice. Meetings will now be the SECOND THURSDAY of the month at the BACK NINE RESTAURANT ON TURIN ROAD. Starting time remains at 7:00 am. Please note your calendars and made an effort to attend these meetings. Please clip and save these meeting dates:

10 October 2019 – 14 November 2019 – 12 December 2019 –
9 January 2020 – 13 February 2020 – 12 March 2020 – 9 April 2020


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