Hopefully, everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Now that deer season is behind most of us, and the Holiday shopping season has begun, it is time to get serious about our trails! Many folks have reported tough going in getting stakes in the ground due to the cool weather and frost in the ground. Trails could be open in just a matter of weeks!
Club Fall Raffle - The Yellow Thunder Fall raffle was held on November 11th at Fitz’s on the Lake. This year’s grand prize winner of $1,000 was Tim and Sami Rake. Congratulations to both of you! Thanks to everyone who helped sell raffle tickets, and to all who purchased tickets in support of Yellow Thunder Snowmobile Club. Also, thanks to Scott Glaser for coordinating.
Membership News - If you have not yet renewed, please complete the application form on the back of this newsletter, or go to http://www.merr.com/users/ythunder, click on the Club Information tab on the left, and scroll down to the subsection titled “View/Print Membership Application” to print a form. Then, mail it to Yellow Thunder along with your membership fee. This will be your last newsletter if you do not renew your membership!
Trail Openings - Remember that it is your responsibility to know whether trails are open before you ride. To find out if Columbia County snowmobile trails are open, you can call the CCASC Hotline at 608-227-7433. To find out if Dane County snowmobile trails are open, you can call the Dane County Parks Department hotline at 608-242-4576. Of course, you can always check the Yellow Thunder web site at www.merr.com/users/ythunder or the Dane County web site at www.danecountycouncilsnowmobileclubs.com. Please also note that surrounding County trails may be closed, even though Columbia County or Dane County trails are open, so plan accordingly.
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 13, 2015, 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, or from the Lodi High School.
Holiday Party - The Yellow Thunder Holiday Party will be held on Sunday, December 7th at Dean & Lucy Clemens’ shop. See the enclosed flyer (.pdf format) for all the details.
Winter Fundraiser - Mark your calendars for February 21, 2015, for the annual Yellow Thunder winter fundraiser, which will be at the Dorf Haus in Roxbury, Wisconsin. This event is Yellow Thunder’s biggest fundraiser, and will include a $50 raffle ticket that will include dinner at the Dorf Haus, and a chance to win the $3,000 top prize. There will also be many additional cash prizes and side raffles. Please contact your YT sales person from last year to obtain your ticket, or contact Kim Glaser (592-1343) to check availability. Tickets always sell-out, so please purchase early!
Easter Seals Blizzard Blast - The Easter Seals 27th Annual Blizzard Blast will be held Saturday, February 7, 2015 at The Red Mouse, Pine Bluff, starting at 4:00 pm. The event will include a silent auction, bucket raffles, door prizes, chili cook-off featuring celebrity judges, chili & soup dinner, free beer & soda, and Tourdot Tunes DJ & Karaoke, with raffle drawing at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $20 per person and include entry into cash raffle with $1000 top prize, 40" TV, and other cash awards. Tickets are available from Gary Tupper or Kris Krause.
Final Trail Marking - Final trail marking will be Saturday, December 6th. Anyone wishing to help, please meet at KD’s at 8:00 a.m. Bring an ATV or truck, and some gloves. We will make assignments at KD’s.
Miscellaneous - The name of Don’s Marine was drawn for the attendance fund at the November meeting. Since they were not present, the fund will carry over to the next meeting. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!
--Kris Krause, Editor (592-3395)
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Updated By: Jenny Rake
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