Hello fellow snowmobilers, Here we go again… mid-December, trails are signed, snowmobiles are ready, snowmobilers are ready and yet to our dismay, no snow. Seems to be the pattern we are stuck in. Hopefully that means good snow to come after the first of the year. Regardless of how many miles we get to ride this year, things are always busy at SND. The board and committees continue to meet and do the business of snowmobile trail management. One of the things on our agenda this year is the legislative session. We are involved with a couple of bills going before the legislature. One is regarding the licensing and registration of snowmobiles and one is regarding the minimum age for riding on public property. Personally, I have never paid that much attention to what goes on at the capitol. I know it is my duty as an American, however other things seem to take precedence. Now is my chance and yours as well. We will need the support of the snowmobiling community. As someone said, let’s fill the capital with snowmobile coats. Show them how many of us there are. Write to the senators and representatives on your area (I even know who mine are now) and let them know this is important to you and how you want them to vote. Tell them how you love riding so much you even volunteer hours of your time to sign trails and other good works in your communities. Updates will be provided in upcoming issues and check www.snowmobilend.org.
Other than convention, we have held one board meeting so far this season. Welcome to all of the new board members. Your time is appreciated. We had some good discussion and some new ideas to keep SND moving forward.
Thank you to all who got the trails ready! Keep the faith!