Well, it sure seems like Fall has been taking it’s time to arrive, but now the leaves have turned, and we have been getting some colder weather. Northern Wisconsin has had a couple of light snow events in the past week or so which has people thinking about Winter. Don’t forget to complete your pre-season maintenance inspections to take care of issues before the season arrives. Winter fun could be only a month away!
AWSC Fall Workshops - The AWSC Fall Workshop was held November 1-3 at the Holiday Inn, Stevens Point. Yellow Thunder had two delegates at the Workshop, so please come to the November meeting to hear the latest information regarding snowmobiling in the state of Wisconsin.
Membership News - Remember that your membership expired at the end of August. If you have not already renewed, please complete the membership application form on the back of this newsletter, and return it to Yellow Thunder, PO Box 12, Lodi, WI 53555. Remember, your membership IS important to the club and our trail system.
Snowmobile Safety Classes - Safety Instructors, Jenny Rake (592-5944), Derald Stronach (592-5321), Malorie Storey (335-4636), and Brad Morter (592-2191) report that snowmobile safety classes will be held at the Lodi EMS facility on the following dates: Tues/Dec. 3, Thur/Dec. 5, Tues/Dec.10, Thur/Dec.12 from 6:15 to 8:30, and Sat/Dec. 14 from 9 am to 11 am. The cost for the class is $10. You can view this information also on the YT and/or WDNR websites. Please contact any of the above instructors to ensure a spot in the class.
Fall Raffle - The annual YT fall raffle will be held at the November 12th meeting at Fitz’s on the Lake. Tickets are $10 each, with only 300 sold. Please contact Scott Glaser at 592-1343, if you need a ticket(s). To those selling tickets, please have all money and tickets turned into Scott PRIOR to the meeting, if at all possible.
Holiday Party - In recent weeks there has been a lot of discussion regarding whether to have the Holiday Party on Sunday after trail marking, as has been customary, or to have the party after trail marking on Saturday. As a reminder, those dates are December 7 and 8. We will be making the decision at our November meeting. In either case, the party will be held at Dean & Lucy Clemens’ shop. Please come to the meeting, or watch next month’s newsletter for final details.
Yellow Thunder Scholarships - YT is once again offering two scholarships ($250 each) for deserving club members pursuing secondary education. Applicants must meet several criteria; complete the application and profile forms; and submit a short essay on "What Snowmobiling Means to Me." Applications must be received by February 14, 2014, to be considered. The scholarships will be awarded at the Landowners’ Banquet in the spring. Applications can be obtained from Jenny Rake with the YT Scholarship Committee, or from the Lodi High School.
CAP/STEP Update - Assembly Bill 407/Senate Bill 343, also referred to as CAP/Step, is being considered by lawmakers. The current Bill includes maintaining the snowmobile registration fee of $30/2-years; continuing to use registrations as the basis for appropriations; and a two-tiered trail pass requirement at an annual cost of $35/non-member and $15/club & AWSC member. In addition, the non-resident trail pass will increase to $50/year, and there will be free trail passes for vintage sleds that are 30 years old or older (vintage sleds will still need to be registered). If you purchase your pass after December 1, it will cost you an extra $5. The Tourism Committee will hold a public hearing on the bills on Wednesday, November 13th.
Miscellaneous - The Winter Raffle tickets will be distributed to sellers at the November meeting. The name drawn for the attendance fund drawing at the October meeting was Lodi Veterinary Clinic, and since they were not present, the fund will carry over.
--Kris Krause, Editor (592-3395)
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