Happy New Year!! We finally got some snow this past week, but it was not enough for Yellow Thunder trails to open. Many counties throughout Wisconsin opened their trails this week, but be careful as there is very little frost in the ground and there is standing water and mud in many sections of the trail. We need some cold weather for the trails to freeze, as well as some additional snow to cover the trails.
Winter Party and Fundraiser - The Yellow Thunder Grooming/Trail Maintenance Winter Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2016, at The Dorf Haus in Roxbury, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and dinner being served at 6:30 p.m. Raffle tickets are $50 each with the top cash prize being $3,000. $6,000 in cash prizes will be given away to a total of 27 lucky winners whose names are drawn for some CASH. Each $50 raffle ticket includes one entry into the raffle, dinner for one, and free beer and soda all evening. All ticket holders can also purchase one additional meal ticket for a spouse or guest for $10, which also includes free beer and soda. Music and dancing will be provided by Juke Box Bandstand. There will be a lot of other fun activities going on in conjunction with the party, and we hope that many of you can make it! Please contact your YT sales person from last year to obtain your ticket, or contact Kim Glaser (592 1343) to check availability. Tickets are always a sell-out, so please purchase early!
Holiday Party - The holiday party was held on Sunday, December 6th at Dean & Lucy Clemens’ shop. Approximately 75 people attended, and a great time was had by all. The white elephant gift game just seems to get better each year, with over 35 participants! A big thank you to Dean & Lucy for hosting the event, and to everyone who volunteered to make the party a success!
Yellow Thunder Scholarships – Just a reminder that 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 12, 2016, to be considered. The scholarships will be awarded at the Landowner's Banquet in the spring. Applications can be obtained from Jenny Rake with the YT Scholarship Committee View/Print Scholarship Application (.pdf format), or from the Lodi High School.
Easter Seals Blizzard Blast – The Easter Seals 27th Annual Blizzard Blast will be held Saturday, February 6, 2016, at Rex’s Innkeeper in Waunakee, starting at 4:00 pm. Tickets are $20/person that includes one entry into the raffle, a buffet dinner, free beer, and soda. In addition, there will be a wide assortment of raffles and fun activities at the event where you can win some great prizes. Door prizes will be given out every hour during the event. Tourdot Tunes DJ & Karaoke will be playing from 4:00 until 8:30 pm. The raffle drawing will be held at 8:00 pm. Tickets are available from Gary Tupper or Kris Krause.
Soup Nights – Once again this season, Yellow Thunder commercial sponsors are offering free soup to snowmobilers when the trails are open. Soup is available on Tuesdays at KD’s Bar & Grill in Lodi, and Thursdays at Schoepp’s Resort. Stop in for hot soup when you’re out on the trails.
Stronach Bonfire – Watch your email for when Derald & Clare Stronach will have the next bonfire. The bonfire will be scheduled when the trails are open, and is typically on a Saturday.
January Monthly Meeting – The January meeting of the Yellow Thunder Snowmobile Club will be held at Chris & Kim Garber’s residence at 7924 Bowman Road. To get to the Garbers, take Hwy. 60 west of Lodi for 3 miles, and turn left on Gluth Road. Go 0.8 mile and turn right on Bowman Road. Then go 1.3 miles to the end of the cul-de-sac. Their driveway is the only drive off the cul-de-sac. Trucks can park on the uphill side of the driveway. The trail will also be marked, just in case the trails are open.
WI Trail Pass Reminder – Trail passes will be required for all snowmobilers in Wisconsin this season! All snowmobiles operating in Wisconsin are required to display a WI Snowmobile Trail Pass, which will be purchased separately from your registration decals. Non-resident trail passes are $50/year. The annual WI Snowmobile Trail Pass will be available to snowmobilers who are a member of a snowmobile club and AWSC, for $10 from AWSC. Snowmobilers who are not members of these groups will pay $30 for the annual WI Snowmobile Trail Pass from the WDNR. If you have not renewed your membership, please do so at your earliest convenience if you want to get the discounted trail pass. Additional information is available at www.awsc.org. Our club application can be found here: View/Print Application (.pdf format)
Miscellaneous Thank you to Jenny Rake, Derald Stronach, Samantha Annen, and Malorie Storey for being our instructors to certify new snowmobile safety students.
--Kris Krause, Editor (592-3395)
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Created By: Jeffrey Benson
Updated By: Jenny Rake
Revised: January 2016
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