I would like to start off my article by saying congratulations to Todd Thronson on becoming the new Executive Director for Snowmobile North Dakota. I look forward to working with him and I know he will keep making SND successful. First off I would like to talk about the new age restrictions for North Dakota. This past year the ND legislators passed a new law allowing 10 and 11 year olds to ride on the trail system, as long as they have received their snowmobile safety certification from North Dakota Parks & Recreation and are in the presence of a parent/guardian. If you are interested in scheduling a snowmobile safety class in your area, to get the younger riders ready for the season, then please contact me at 701328-5348. As most of you know the Annual Convention is coming up December 4-5 at the Ramada in Bismarck. Please make sure you register online or get your form mailed in. Also, please take advantage of the discounted rooms. You will get the chance to meet and get posters signed by Amber Holt with Back-county Basics and Bret Rasmussen with Ride Rasmussen Style! I would like to send a huge THANK YOU to the club members of Rough Rider Snowmobile Association that have volunteered many, many hours to make the convention possible. Hope to see you all there!