January 2015 marked thirteen years that I have been with Snowmobile North Dakota. And that doesn’t include my childhood growing up with the organization and volunteering for the state snowmobile trail system. It’s been an excellent thirteen years filled with many challenges and achievements. I’m extremely proud of the hard work this organization and the network of its members and volunteers. Each year, all of you never cease to amaze me on the lengths you will go for snowmobiling. Keep up the excellent work; it’s your enthusiasm that drives this organization. Without a driver, we would go nowhere!
As I’m writing this article, I wish we had news to share on open trail systems and groomed trails. It’s been an odd season of cold weather to warm weather and back to cold weather where it repeats itself all over again. I’m hoping as this season comes to a close that all of the state trails have a chance to open and maintain some trail. It builds good moral and makes for a great season. Legislation is a constant subject in our office right now. Looks like we will be tracking several bills throughout the season that affect the state snowmobile program. For the latest information on the 2015 Legislative Campaign please watch your email and SND’s website. Since the legislative world can move fast at times with committee hearings etc., this is the best way for us to communicate with all of you. We will notify you of the latest hearing schedules and floor votes as soon as we are aware of them. The next best thing is to still keep contacting your local legislators and inform them you are in support of Snowmobile North Dakota’s legislative campaign. This will count when it comes to the floor vote.
As promised a few issues ago, here are the outstanding individuals who have served as Secretary and Treasurer over the years. All of these individuals along with the entire Board of Directors and the organization’s members and volunteers deserve a round of applause! And as Martin Luther King Jr. said, “not everybody can be famous but everbody can be great, because greatness is determined by service!”