We hope that everyone has had a nice summer. Hay Days is this weekend, and I’m sure that everyone’s mailbox is getting filled with plenty of mail regarding the new snowmobiles, gear, and related propaganda. Check out the Yellow Thunder calendar of events to keep you updated on all things related to snowmobiling.
Lodi Agricultural Fair Chicken Dinner - Yellow Thunder again hosted the Saturday evening chicken dinner in conjunction with the Lodi Fair. We had another great day for cooking chicken. The crowd was a little bit smaller than last year, but Yellow Thunder cooked up and served almost 1,000 pounds of chicken. Thanks to all of the 20-some volunteers who helped with the serving, clean up, and everything else that needed to be done. All in all, it was another successful chicken dinner at the Lodi Fair!
Good Samaritan Birthday Party - The celebration of the residents’ birthdays at Lodi Good Sam was held on August 8th. YT members who assisted at this year’s event included Peggy Benson, Edie Eberle, Kim Garber, and Kim’s grandchildren, Dylin and Amy Morel. Music was enjoyed by a blue grass country band, followed with cake and ice cream. There were 30+ residents who partook in this year’s event. Thank you to everyone involved for this very worthwhile community service event!
August Cookout – The August 9th Yellow Thunder meeting and cook-out was held at the home of Dennis Davis’ (a.k.a. Turkey). As always, we had an excellent turnout and great camaraderie. Thank you to Turkey and Chris for their hospitality in hosting August meeting and cookout.
Fall Raffle – Yellow Thunder will again be conducting our fall cash raffle. Tickets are $10 each; only 300 tickets are available; and the top prize is $1,000. If you are looking for a ticket, please contact Brian Bennett, who is coordinating this year's raffle, at 608-592-3455. The drawing will be held at the November meeting at Crystal Lake Campground.
Membership Update – It's time once again to renew your membership in Yellow Thunder. Yellow Thunder Memberships expired on August 31st. Enclosed with this newsletter is an application blank, or you can complete the application blank on the back of this newsletter, and return it along with your dues. Please indicate on your application blank if you are interested in receiving the newsletter via e-mail, which saves Yellow Thunder significant postage. Thank you in advance for renewing your membership, and your continued support of Yellow Thunder.
WI Snowmobile Trail Pass – The WI Snowmobile Trail Pass program continues, which means that all snowmobiles riding trails in Wisconsin are required to display a trail pass. This is separate from your registration decals. The annual WI Snowmobile Trail Pass will be available to snowmobilers from AWSC for $10, provided you are a member of a snowmobile club and AWSC. Snowmobilers who are not members of both organizations will pay $30 for the annual WI Snowmobile Trail Pass, and must obtain it from WDNR. For the latest, please go to www.awsc.org. Non-resident trail passes are $50/year.
Please note a couple of important changes. Landowners – Yellow Thunder automatically makes you an honorary member of our club; however, we do not pay your AWSC dues. To qualify for the $10 trail pass, you will need to join AWSC through a snowmobile club, which costs $10. Please contact Yellow Thunder and we will coordinate your membership. Unmarried Partners – AWSC does not recognize unmarried couples for a family membership. Trail passes are linked to the registered owner of the snowmobile. Therefore, if you each own your own snowmobile, you will each need to join AWSC through a club, if you each want to qualify for the $10 trail pass.
Miscellaneous – The attendance fund winner at the August meeting was Alan & Linda Krenke. Since neither were present, the money carries over to the next meeting.
--Kris Krause, Editor (592-3395)
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Updated By: Jenny Rake
Revised: Oct 2016
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