Well, spring is finally here. It seems as though winter did not want to leave, and the temperatures have remained cold. But now the farmers are out in the fields and are crops are getting in. Time to put your snow machines away for the summer, and remember to stay in touch with your friends at Yellow Thunder, because there is a lot that goes on in the summer! Consider joining us for one of our cookouts or summer events (more information below).
Membership Reminder - Yellow Thunder’s membership calendar year runs from September 1 to August 31 of the following year. Full membership application blanks will be mailed out for renewals/new memberships, starting late summer; however, a mini-application is printed on the back of this newsletter for those who like to renew early. Better yet, renew in the next couple of months, to be sure to get the discounted trail pass for this coming snowmobiling season. Don’t procrastinate and end up in crisis mode, especially if snow arrives early!
Summer Activities - Summer is a very busy time for Yellow Thunder Snowmobile Club, because we host the chicken dinner on Saturday afternoon-evening, July 9, which is a major fundraiser, as well as serve in the beer tent on Friday night for the Lodi Union Fair. If you can donate some time to help work these events, please contact Kris or Gail Krause for the chicken dinner at 592-3395, or Sheri Hicks for the beer tent, at 575-8368 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The July meeting falls after the Lodi Fair this year, so we encourage those available and willing to work during the Lodi Fair, to please attend the June to sign up.
Summer Meetings – Please review the Calendar of Events for 2016-2017, or the Yellow Thunder newsletters, for the locations of our summer meetings. Again this year, there are several meetings that will be held at various members' homes. Please bring your beverage of choice and a dish to pass to each meeting, as each of these meetings will also include a cookout. The May 10th meeting will be at Dan & Chris Schoepp’s home. The Schoepps live at W12163 County Road J west of Lodi. As you are leaving Lodi on 133 going North, turn Left on Highway J. Go about 3 miles and Dan’s is on the left. If you need additional directions, please call Dan at 212 1214. The June 14th meeting will be at Jay & Sheri Hicks’ home. Jay & Sheri live at N2544 Smith Road. From Lodi, take Highway V toward Harmony Grove and turn right on Smith Road. The Hicks residence is on the right hand side about ¼ mile off County V. If you need additional directions, call Jay or Sheri at 592-4783. At both the May & June meetings, these Yellow Thunder hosts will be providing brats and hamburgers, as well as plates, condiments, and eating utensils. Grilling will start at 6:00 pm; eat at 6:30 pm; with meeting at 7:00 pm.
YT Scholarship – Yellow Thunder was pleased to acknowledge our scholarship winners this year at the Landowners’ Banquet. For the past 10 years, our club has awarded scholarship money to deserving students who are involved in our snowmobile club, community, and schools. This year, the Board of Directors awarded scholarships to Chyann Schmidt and Kami Schoepp. Congratulations, Chyann and Kami, and best of luck to you in your continuing education!
Snowmobilers of the Year – Each year at the Landowner’s Appreciation banquet, the Yellow Thunder Board of Directors announce individuals selected as Snowmobilers of the Year. This year's recipients were Malorie Storey and Roger Wipperfurth. Congratulations to each of you, and a big thank you for your contributions to Yellow Thunder Snowmobile Club!
Miscellaneous – For the attendance fund drawing at the April meeting, the name of Tad Callahan was drawn. Since he was not present, the attendance fund will carry over to the next meeting. Remember, by attending the meetings and if your name is drawn, you could take home up to $100! Reminder, this is a bi monthly newsletter, as will be the next two. Our next newsletter will be the July-August issue, and it will be published in late June.
--Kris Krause, Editor (592-3395)
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