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January 2018 Newsletter


Dear Members,


Our trails are ready and waiting for snow thanks to a lot of hard work by a few members.  We were able to level almost all of our plowed fields prior to them freezing thanks to Brad Musil and George Mueller.  With the first snowfall we did pan the trails to Francis Creek getting them ready, however we need a lot more snow before we can open.  We did find some down trees which is expected with the high winds we had.  Anyone going out grooming needs to be prepared for unexpected conditions like this in the beginning.  If one is looking to help with the grooming please contact Tom Shebesta and he can get you on a list of those that would like to learn. 


 


We are still working on getting landowner agreements for the new spur trail to Good Times Restaurant who is one of our newer Groomer Sponsors.  Getting new trails established takes a lot of time up front well before we do any work clearing and marking a new trail.  Therefore when the trails do open this winter we need to remember it is a privilege to have the trails and we need to respect the property we ride on or we will lose the trail which will result in the trail being closed unless we can find a re-route. 


 


Speaking of trails and grooming, we would not be able to have the equipment or the trails we do without the support of our Groomer Sponsors.  Our current sponsors are:  American Family – Dan Abts, Brian Benzinger Builders, Country Vision Coop, Crazy 8 Bar, Crow Bar, Domnitz Flowers, Eis Implement, First Chrysler, Good Times Restaurant, Harbor Town Harley Davidson, Hartwig Auto Body, Kintgen & Son Construction, PK Auto Body, Port Sandy Bay, R&J Trucking, Round Em Up, Riesterer Machine, Riverside Foods, TA Motorsports, and TA Motorsports Grand Rental Station.  If you have a chance please let these businesses know you appreciate their generosity and that we don’t take their support for granted.  


 


Coming up January 26-28 we have our Lakewood weekend where we stay in members cabins or in the Lakewood area.  These weekends are fun with or without snow.  Some members drive up late on the 25th and ride both Friday and Saturday while others just ride on Saturday.  Friday night we normally go out for fish at Jungle Jim’s and Saturday night we order out pizza and have fun at Nancy and Tom Ollendorf’s cabin.  Nancy does need a head count of how many are coming for planning purposes.  Therefore please email, text or call me if you plan on attending and what time you plan on arriving and where you are staying so we can include everyone.  We normally have around 15 to 20 members attend and it is always fun no matter how much snow we have. 


 


We also have our Up North trip to Antigo planned for February 23-25 at the Antigo Super 8 (715-623-4188) at a cost of $74 per night (mention Kettle Range Snow Riders).  Once again some people ride over from Lakewood on Friday while others trailer into Antigo.  Either way we always have a lot of laughs at Antigo.


 


Upcoming events:


  • January 6th – Chili & Brat Fry @ Collins Town Hall, 10am-6pm; Collins Paradise Sno-Riders.

  • January 10th  – Alliance meeting @ Gill’s in Whitelaw, 7pm; sponsored by Inland Snowblazers.

  • January 16th - Club Meeting at Round Em Up, Mishicot @ 7PM

  • January 26-28th  - Lakewood trip

  • February 3rd – Vintage Snow Show/Ride & Meat Raffle @ D-Rocks, 10am-?; Lakeshore Snowmobile Club.


  • February 9-18th – Yellowstone Snowmobile Trip; Contact Brian & Kris Woelfel @ 920-286-2709

  • February 23-25th – Up North Antigo trip

     


Remember – No Active Members…No Clubs…No Trails...No Snowmobiling!!!

Jim Golding-Secretary     email: jgolding@charter.net



December 2017 Newsletter

Dear Members,

Things are starting to come together for the winter.  We marked some of the trails on November 11, however due to the amount of crops in the fields and fall plowing yet to be done, there is still a lot of trails to mark.  I want to thank Laurie Musil for having lunch ready for everyone back at the shop as it allowed everyone to get a warm meal before heading out again.  Please keep track of your hours and equipment used and enter it into SNARS at www.groomertrackingsystems.com.  If you need to be added to the list of members for the club please contact Tom Shebesta, Steve Spiering (323-1973), or myself.  It is very important you enter every hour you work and piece of equipment used as the club gets reimbursed for your efforts. 

 

Speaking of trails, the new spur trail to Good Times Restaurant is in the final planning stage with the goal to have it open when snow falls. There will be a work day in the near future to brush and mark the new trail.   We will need people to cut and clear brush and trees.  After that the trail can be marked.

 

This year our December meeting/Christmas party will be held at Good Times Restaurant.  In an effort to give to those less fortunate than us, we will be taking up a collection of nonperishable food items at the meeting to give to the Two Rivers Ecumenical Pantry and to the Mishicot pantry.  As a way to say thanks to the club members who helped out the club this year the club will be providing a 2 piece chicken dinner after the meeting. Please email/call/text (973-6773) to let me know by December 10th if you will attend as Good Times will only prepare enough chicken dinners for those with reservations.    

 

At the last club meeting we decided that the February 23-25 Up North trip will be at the Antigo Super 8 at a cost of $74 per night (mention Kettle Range Snow Riders).  The owners of the Super 8 have always treated us great as they let us take over the kitchen area for our gathering as well as the pool area. They have a 24hr cancellation policy so there is no reason to not make your reservations at 715-623-4188.  We also have our Lakewood trip planned for January 26-28 where we will be staying in members’ cabins.  We would like a head count for the Lakewood trip by our December meeting so Nancy Ollendorf can plan the activities on Saturday evening.

 

With the Board of Directors effort to push everyone membership renewal date to December 1st to make things simple for the club and the AWSC there have been some memberships that lapsed which was expected.  In future years this will not occur as everyone will have the same renewal date.  The additional transaction fee for online AWSC renewals is the reason for the additional processing fee of $5 for memberships renewed after December 1st.   With the additional processing fee of $5 the late membership will be renewed as soon as received. 

 

The reduced trail passes can be ordered through the AWSC online or a form can be found in your Wisconsin Snowmobile News magazine on page 4 of every issue.  Your AWSC number can be found on the mailing label of your magazine which will be needed for ordering the trail pass. If you still need help, you can email, text or call me and I can help you figure out what needs to be done to get the reduced trail pass.  

 

Upcoming events:

  • County Alliance Meeting December 13 at Redeker’s Rustic Inn @ 7PM

  • Club Meeting December 19th at Goodtimes, Mishicot @ 7PM

  • Lakewood trip January 26-28th

  • Antigo trip February 23-25th

     

Remember – No Active Members…No Clubs…No Trails...No Snowmobiling!!!

Jim Golding-Secretary     email: jgolding@charter.net


November 2017 Newsletter

 

Dear Members,

 

I want to thank everyone for their help at the Fall Fish fry.  It was great to see new and old club members helping out to make it a success.  We even had friends of club members helping out.  We had a great turnout with a steady flow of people from 4:30 until about 7PM with 413 plates sold.  We sold out of 120lbs of perch by 7PM and had very little walleye left over.  With the profit from the fish fry it will keep the Tuckers going for the winter as well as other expenditures. 

 

I also want to thank Laurie Musil, Kim Rahmlow, Dale Eslinger, and Dan Abts who taught the snowmobile safety class this past week.  We had around 20 students which is a perfect size class for teaching.  One of the primary goals of our club is to teach the younger generator to be responsible riders and encourage them to become active in the sport.  They are the future of our sport and our club. 

 

This weekend Saturday, November 11 starting at 8AM we will be marking our trails.  We meet at Musil’s barn at 2826 Fisherville Rd.  We try to get most of the trails marked in one day so your help is needed.  If you would like to help and can’t make the 8AM start time call Tom Shebesta at 755-2695 and he will get you hooked up with a crew going out marking trails.  Don’t forget to record your hours marking trails in SNARs so that the club can get paid for marking trails.  Tom Shebesta will have his laptop available at lunch time to record your hours worked.  A hot lunch will be provided at Musil’s shed so that people can get a good hot meal and socialize before heading back out to mark more trails.  See you there!

 

Looking forward to some fun, we are planning our winter trips up North to Lakewood and Antigo or where ever we can find a lodging and snow.  These are always a lot of fun whether it is riding or socializing afterwards.  The proposed dates are January 26-28 for the Lakewood trip and the Antigo trip will be February 23-25.   There will be more information as we get closer and finalize the plans.     

 

Included in this newsletter is the club membership renewal. Don’t forget that everyone’s membership will be due on December 1st to keep things simple for the club and state.  After December 1st there will be an additional $5 processing fee for renewals. 

 

The reduced trail passes can be ordered through the AWSC online or a form can be found in your Wisconsin Snowmobile News magazine on page 4 of every issue.  Your AWSC number can be found on the mailing label for the magazine which will be needed for ordering the trail pass. If you still need help, you can email, text or call me and I can help you figure out what needs to be done to get the reduced trail pass.  

 

Upcoming events:

  • County Alliance Meeting November 8th at The Gravel Pit in Kiel @ 7PM

  • Club Meeting November 21th at Round Em Up Mishicot @ 7PM

  • Lakewood trip January 26-28th

  • Antigo trip February 23-25th

     

Remember – No Active Members…No Clubs…No Trails...No Snowmobiling!!!

Jim Golding-Secretary     email: jgolding@charter.net

Dear Members,

First I want to thank Tom and Nancy Ollendorf for hosting the fall Lakewood Weekend for the club.  There were 14 members who attended, all of which had a great time.  The weather was perfect for sitting outside and enjoying the camp fire while socializing (drinking).  Some of us needed to recover from the weekend.  We all recognize that these weekends would not be possible if it were not for the generosity of club members who have cabins/homes in the area. 

 

We also completed our third and final Adopt-A-Hwy event in September.  I want to thank everyone who helped out during the year especially Jo Ann Markham for coordinating these with the county.  This is a good way for the club to help out the community and be recognized as club that cares. 

 

Our fall fish fry is November 3 from 4:30 to 8PM at the Mishicot Vets Club.  This is one of our larger fundraisers.  We have these pretty well perfected but we need many more people to volunteer to help.  We need people for setup, first shift from 4:30 to 6PM and second shift from 6 PM to close.  If these times don’t work let us know what does.  The sign-up sheet was sent around at the last club meeting but there were plenty of openings so please call Laurie Musil (755-2530) and let her know where you want to help.   Even if you don’t have time to work we also need people to make desserts which are sold at the fish fry.    

 

At the last club meeting the plan for the new spur trail going to Good Times Restaurant and Banquet was discussed.  The plan is to have it done in time for snow as Good Times is a groomer sponsors as well as it would provide another destination for snowmobilers to go for good food and drink.  So if you would like to be called to help clear and mark the trail please contact Tom Shebesta and he will put you on the call list for the work days. 

 

On the state level, the bill has been passed which will increase the funding for grooming and maintaining trails for this year.  It also made the current trail pass system permanent.  These changes will increase the amount of funds the club has to maintain our trails and purchase new equipment.

    

Finally our club will be teaching a DNR certified Snowmobile Safety Class at the Two Rivers Hamilton Community House on October 31 and November 2 from 6:00-8:30PM, and November 4th from 8:30 to 11AM.  To register call the Two Rivers Parks and Recreation Department at 793-5592.  The cost is $10 however it is reimbursed by the club if you are a club member. You will also need a DNR Customer ID number prior to taking the class which can be obtained by calling 1-888-936-7463.

 

Included in this newsletter is the club membership renewal. Don’t forget that everyone’s membership will be due on December 1st to keep things simple for the club and state.  After December 1st there will be an additional $5 processing fee for renewals.   

 

Upcoming events:

  • County Alliance Meeting October 11th at Pack’er Inn in Newton @ 7PM

  • Club Meeting October 17th at Round Em Up Mishicot @ 7PM

  • AWSC Fall Workshop @ Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton Oct 27-29th

  • Snowmobile Safety Class – Two Rivers Hamilton House Oct 31, Nov 2, 4

  • Fall Fish Fry November 3rd Mishicot Vets Club 4:30 to 8PM

     

Remember – No Active Members…No Clubs…No Trails...No Snowmobiling!!!

Jim Golding-Secretary     email: jgolding@charter.net









 

 

















 



















 

 

 

 

 

 

 











 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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