SND Board Messages
Check out what our board members have been up to
So far, what do you think of this winter? For me I am wondering where the snow is. I was hoping Mother Nature would work with us this year. You know have at least two feet of snow and temperatures around 20 degrees. This would be excellent! Well, I will keep dreaming. This is my first article for the Sno-Dak News since joining the Board so I thought I’d take the opportunity to introduce myself. I’m Joanne Seifert from the Rural Cass Snowmobile Club in Region 5. I have been the state secretary before back from 2003-2005 and enjoyed it so much that I decided to do it again. I’m married to Jeff Seifert who is also on the Board from Region 5 so we can spend more time together with snowmobiling, even if we aren’t riding much this year. I don’t ride much since I had shoulder reconstruction surgery, but still enjoy driving the chase vehicle and hearing all the stories when everyone gets back from a fun day of hitting the trails. SND and NDPRD have been busy with the legislation committee hearings. The SND staff has done an excellent job working with the legislation committees. We have also had SND snowmobile members go to the legislation committees and show their support also. I would like to say thank you.
Laura Forbes Sadly, our association has had to cancel our premier snowmobiling event Snow Jam this year due to low snow conditions. Our sponsors were all understanding and will still be supporting us next year, and I’m confident we’ll have tons more snow and will have a great event. It’s just too bad we had to cancel in our 10th year. The success of this event is mainly due to our great volunteers who go out and get sponsorships and gather door prizes. They also work hard all day running the various components of the event. And of course our great volunteers who get the trial system ready with signing and grooming. We truly couldn’t do all we do without the volunteers, and I know I speak for the clubs when I say a big THANK YOU to all of you who give your time and talents for your local associations and trail systems.
I encourage you to look around the state and go ride the trail systems that are open. Not all areas are as hard hit as we are with low snow. Support the whole state trail system…what goes around comes around and we want all the riders to come visit us next year when we’ll be waist deep in the glorious white stuff!