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Sno-Dak News - - Board Message - Todd Thron­son

Ten years ago when I started my sea­sonal po­si­tion as the Trail In­spec­tor for Snow­mo­bile North Dakota, I had no idea it would lead to a full time ca­reer op­por­tu­nity. At the time it was a unique fit to fill the sea­sonal time off from my sum­mer land­scap­ing busi­ness. It al­lowed me to in­cor­po­rate an em­ploy­ment po­si­tion with some of the things I love; rid­ing snow­mo­bile, the out­doors, and work­ing with peo­ple. Oh, it also al­lowed me to ride on the snow rather than move it with equip­ment! I look for­ward to my new po­si­tion as Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor as well as con­tin­u­ing my pre­vi­ous du­ties as SND’s Trail In­spec­tor.

Our very own Tari Norby is now SND’s full time Of­fice Man­ager and the Sno-Dak News Editor. We are go­ing to miss the lead­er­ship and ded­i­ca­tion of our past di­rec­tor, Keri Wan­ner, and will for­ever be grate­ful for all of her guid­ance in mak­ing this or­ga­ni­za­tion what it is to­day. The hard work Keri put forth for this pro­gram will be a chal­lenge to du­pli­cate. With the team we have that she put in place, I feel we have the tools and know how to make this ship run smoothly. We will do our best! Many of us have met in the past and I look for­ward to the con­tin­ued re­la­tion­ships we have with you in the fu­ture. To those of you I have not met, I want to ex­tend an open in­vi­ta­tion to con­tact me with any ques­tions or con­cerns you may have about the trail sys­tems or our great or­ga­ni­za­tion. I have a cou­ple things to share about the up­com­ing con­ven­tion in Bis­marck. Your signs and sign posts will be avail­able for pickup at the stor­age unit. We will let ev­ery­one know as to time and lo­ca­tion. Sign­ing and groomer op­er­a­tor classes will again be of­fered, so make sure to check your mem­ber­ship for in­di­vid­u­als that may need to take them to be­come re­cer­ti­fied. Any­one out sign­ing this fall re­mem­ber to sign the trail like you’ve never been there!

I am also ex­cited to share in­for­ma­tion about the SND raf­fle this year. We are sell­ing 1500 tick­ets for $20.00 each. There are 20 guns be­ing given away! Draw­ing will be at the State Ride in Mar­ion in Fe­bru­ary. There is a very im­pres­sive list of guns in this raf­fle. There is a pic­ture of an ac­tual raf­fle ticket with the guns listed in this is­sue. Make sure to check it out! In clos­ing, I would again like to thank all of the vol­un­teers and par­tic­i­pants statewide that make this or­ga­ni­za­tion work. Every­thing you do does not go un­no­ticed. I look for­ward to see­ing you all in the fu­ture in meet­ings and on the trail. We have put our or­der in for snow and have ten­ta­tive con­for­ma­tion from the one in charge or the great snow ma­chine in the sky that it will be a great snow sea­son.

Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor

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