SND Board Messages
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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.