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WSSA General Meeting
Date:  January 6th, 2018
Location:  Fairbridge Inn & Suites, Yakima

Looking for a mid-winter update on what WSSA is doing on your behalf?  This meeting will give you the answers!  (Meeting starts at 9am.)  Guided rides planned for Friday (5th) and Sunday (7th); come check out a new riding area!  Click here for details.

WSSA Winter Rendezvous
Date:  February 16th-19th, 2018
Location:  12 Tribes Casino, Omak

Four days of riding for all levels and abilities.  Food, fun, friends, entertainment... join us!  (Although held at a casino, this IS a family-friendly event; bring the kids and grandkids!)  The annual WSSA meeting is held over two evenings on Friday and Saturday.

WSSA Budget Meeting
Date:  March 17th, 2018
Location:  The Last Resort, Ronald/Roslyn

Final meeting of the season and where the next season's budget is hashed out.  All members welcome!  (Meeting starts at 9am.)

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NOVEMBER/DECEMBER SNOFLYER (Dec '17) - Click here for the November/December issue of the Snoflyer. Looking for the page-flipper version?  Click here.

IS YOUR SNOWMOBILE CLUB THRIVING? (Dec '17) - At the November WSSA Leadership Meeting, Jon Ferrian, WSSA's Safety Chair/NWAC Board member/member of multiple clubs, presented a PowerPoint presentation on building and maintaining a thriving club.  Check it out and see if there are ideas in it for you.  (Do you have something to add?If so, let us know!)  Click here for the presentation.

OSV DESIGNATIONS ON NATIONAL FORESTS (Dec '17) - It's coming!  The Forest Service has been directed to complete travel plans for over-snow vehicles (OSV).  This process will require diligence on the part of snowmobilers to ensure we don't lose any important trails or riding areas.  While it hasn't started in ernest here in WA, it has in CA.  Check out this letter sent to the Lassen National Forest by the BlueRibbon Coalition.  Issues pertaining to the Pacific Crest Trail are relevant here.  Read the letter here.

SNOWMOBILE SAFETY CLASS ON DEC 9th, LAKE WENATCHEE REC CLUB (Nov '17) - The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and the Lake Wenatchee Recreation Club, is offering a free Snowmobile Safety Certification Class to young snowmobilers in December.

The free class is designed for youth ages 12 to 16 but is open to new riders of all ages. The class is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 9th at the Lake Wenatchee Recreation Club, 14400 Chiwawa Loop Rd, Leavenworth, WA.  Lunch will be provided for the participants by the Lake Wenatchee Rec. Club.  Click here for details.

UPCOMING ON-THE-SNOW EVENTS! (Nov '17) - Join in on these fun, family-friendly events this winter.  (Click on the event for more details.)
-Upper Kittitas County Annual Snowmobile Raffle Run - Saturday, January 27th - The Last Resort - 9am

FALL ONLINE-ONLY SPECIAL EDITION SNOFLYER (Oct '17) - This special issue contains coverage of the International Snowmobile Congress held this past June in Winnipeg.  Check it out here.  (Prefer the page-flipper version?  Click here.)



 

OCTOBER SNOFLYER NOW POSTED! (Aug '17) - Click here for the October Snoflyer.  (Looking for the 'page flipper' version?  Click here.)

AIL INSURANCE CONVERSION OFFER (Aug '17) - For many years AIL (American Income Life) has provided WSSA members with a free accidental death and dismemberment group policy.  AIL has now terminated this free insurance, but is offering our members an option to convert to an individual policy. (Coverage is $4,000 and the annual premium will be $4.)  If you are interested in taking advantage of this conversion, please download the AIL letter (click here), fill it out, and mail to AIL.

WSSA MEMBERS VISIT LEGISLATORS IN OLYMPIA (Mar '17) - Members of the Washington State Snowmobile Association (WSSA) made their annual trek to Olympia on January 24th to meet with legislators on issues important to snowmobilers throughout the state. The primary goal was to protect the dedicated snowmobile account funding. Funding for the snowmobile program, which pays for trail grooming, snow removal at trail heads, sanitation, law enforcement, and administration, comes from snowmobile registrations and a portion of the fuel tax on fuel used in snowmobiles.   WSSA’s “All Trails to Olympia Day” provides a great opportunity for snowmobilers throughout the state to meet face-to face with the legislators to explain our issues and concerns.  This year, 16 snowmobile enthusiasts participated in the event and also made ‘drop off’ visits to other offices to deliver our message. (The picture at left is of Cle Elum area snowmobilers meeting with Representative Tom Dent.  Pictured – L to R Howard Briggs, Joann Briggs, Kay Lloyd, Representative Dent, and Wayne Mohler.)

2017 WSSA AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED (Feb '17) - The annual award winners were announced at Winter Rendezvous in Omak over Presidents' Day weekend.  Congratulations to the following individuals and groups:

-Snowmobiler of the Year - Matt Mead
-Snowmobile Club President of the Year - Craig Stahl
-Snowmobile Club of the Year - Cascade Drift Skippers
-Groomer of the Year - Bill Burgess, Pacific Mountain Services, Leavenworth

NATURE CONSERVANCY LAND MANAGEMENT PLAN RELEASED (Dec '15) - Of interest to snowmobilers is an article from the Ellensburg Daily Record regarding the Management Plan for the Nature Conservancy lands purchased last year.  It's good news for snowmobilers and other motorized recreationists.  (Remember though this is privately-owned land and our good stewardship must continue!) Check it out here.

WSSA MEMBERSHIP BRINGS DISCOUNT FOR LIFE FLIGHT NETWORK
 
(Nov '16) - UPDATED!  Northwest MedStar is now Life Flight Network.  Seconds count when a critically ill or injured patient needs specialized medical attention, and so does the medical team caring for you. From bases all over the Northwest, Life Flight Network safely transports thousands of patients each year in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Western Montana, Northern Nevada and Northern California.  Life Flight  Network, a non-profit organization, is the region's premier critical care transport service dedicated to the safe, compassionate care for thousands of critically ill or injured patients each year through helicopter, fixed wing and ground-based transports to health care facilities throughout the Pacific Northwest.   The price is $45 a year, or $225 for five; a bargain if you ever need this emergency service.  Click here for the WSSA/Life Flight Network membership application.  Visit www.lifeflight.org for the details of this life-saving insurance.

LOOKING FOR SNOWMOBILE SAFETY AND ACCESS INFORMATION?
 (Jun '14) - The Snowmobile Safety and Access Information Center is provided by the American Council of Snowmobile Associations in fulfillment of a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to support snowmobile safety and access training and product development.  Your one stop shop; click here to visit www.snowmobileinfo.org!

WSSA IS ON FACEBOOK & TWITTER (Jan '10) - Search "Washington State Snowmobile Association" on Facebook and become a fan!   Check us on Twiter too at "wssaus". 







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