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How is the fall season treating you? The weather has been cooperating so we can finish the last minute outside projects for the year. Thank
Snowmobile clubs are just starting to meet and prepare for their winter activities. I hope we get enough snow for the activities.
The board has been struggling with getting clubs or associations to host the SND Convention. I am looking for suggestions for the convention. What would you like to see at the convention? How many days would you like the convention to be? What kind of training or classes would you like to see at the convention? I like to try new ideas, so please send in your suggestions. I have listened to many people talk about their club and state it is the same people doing all of the work and they are getting burnt out. What can we do to get more people involved without paying them? I know this is the million dollar question.
How do we get younger people to join clubs? When I ask people why they don’t belong to a club they tell me they don’t have time or they don’t want to work. I have been reading snowmobile magazines from other states. One state has it set up that the fees are the same for every club, so when the people register their snowmobiles they have them choose which club they want their funds to go to, and if they don’t pick a club, then the funds go to the closest snowmobile club to their address. Another state has it set up that, if a person belongs to a club their registration for their snowmobiles is cheaper than a person who doesn’t belong to a club. Before some people will join a club, they want to know what’s in it for them.
Food for thought – How many people in the state of North Dakota own snowmobiles and don’t belong to a club? How do we get them involved?