Well, it certainly doesn’t feel like Fall yet with temperatures predicted to be rising to nearly 70 all week; however, this is Wisconsin, and if you don’t like the weather, wait a day or two, and it will change. Winter will be here soon enough. Don’t forget to complete your pre-season maintenance inspections to prepare for the season ahead!
AWSC Fall Workshops - The AWSC Fall Workshop was held October 30 - November 1 at Raddison Paper Valley Hotel, in Appleton. Yellow Thunder had a delegate at the Workshop, and they will certainly have the latest on the Wisconsin Trail Pass program and be reporting about it at our November meeting.
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 (335-4635), and Samantha Annen (444-3814) report that snowmobile safety classes will be held at the Lodi EMS facility on the following dates: Tues/Dec. 1, Thur/Dec. 3, Tues/Dec.8, Thur/Dec.10 from 6:15 to 8:30, and Sat/Dec. 12 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. All students are required to obtain a WDNR customer number before completing the class. These can be obtained by calling the WDNR at 1-888-936-7463.
Fall Raffle - The annual YT fall raffle will be held at the November 10th meeting at Fitz’s on the Lake. Tickets are $10 each, with only 300 sold. Please contact Scott Glaser at 592-1343 for ticket availability. To those selling tickets, please have all money and tickets turned into Scott PRIOR to the meeting, if at all possible.
Holiday Party - The Holiday Party will be held this year on Sunday, December 6th. Location and details for the party are currently being worked out by the Holiday Party Committee; watch the next 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 12, 2016, 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.
WI SnowmobileTrail Pass - Snowmobile trail passes are required on all snowmobiles riding snowmobile trails in Wisconsin this season. The trail pass is purchased separately from your registration decals. Non-resident trail passes are $50/year. 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.
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 Winter Raffle tickets will be distributed to sellers at the November meeting, with the date of the raffle being Saturday, February 20, 2016 (mark your calendars!). The October attendance fund winner was Stan Gullick. Since he was not present, the attendance fund will carry over to the next meeting.
--Kris Krause, Editor (592-3395)
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