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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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2018 WASHINGTON STATE SNOWMOBILE ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP
 
The Washington State Snowmobile Association will again be offering a scholarship to either a graduating high school senior or a person currently enrolled in college.  This will be a $2,000 grant and will be given to the winner regardless of other grants or scholarships that the student may also receive.
 

Requirements are as follows:

1. The applicant must be a member of the Washington State Snowmobile Association.
2. The applicant must submit the completed application form.
3. The applicant must submit a resume detailing his/her involvement in snowmobiling as well as extra-curricular activities.
4. The applicant must include an essay (see subject below).  The essay should be a minimum of 2 pages double-space and typed.  Keep in mind that a well-researched, comprehensive essay will undoubtedly be significantly longer and we certainly encourage that.
5. The application must be received by WSSA by March 31, 2018.  Please mail or e-mail application to: 
Kay Lloyd, WSSA Scholarship Chair
231 Lone Fir Lane
Cle Elum, WA 98922
ky_lloyd@yahoo.com

    WSSA will the send the winner to the Western Chapter Scholarship Chair no later than April 30th.  The winner of the Western Chapter Scholarship will be announced at the International Snowmobile Congress in June, 2018.
    The winner of the WSSA Scholarship will also have the opportunity to compete for the $1,000 C.J. Ramstad Scholarship offered by the International Snowmobile Media Council.
    An alternate will be picked if the winner should decide not to enroll in a college, technical or vocational program.

Essay topic:
    With so much new technology in the Snowmobile/Snow Bike/Winter Motorized industry, we are going places we never imagined 50 years ago. Consequently, some are going places they are not supposed to go. We have a trespassing problem i.e. Wilderness, wildlife winter range, private and non-motorized areas. Although these are ‘rogue events’, it affects everyone. The end result is ‘trail and area closures’. That said, even though we were not the offender, we need to come up with and incorporate solutions to the problem at hand.   

Essay Challenge: 
    Below is a list of traditional methods that have been used in the past to attempt to solve the problem. Please expound on each one by sharing your thoughts, both the Pros and Cons. Now, share with us some brand new ideas that will help minimize these incursions and keep our trails and areas open for the next generations to come. 
1. Through Law Enforcement.
2. Through Self-Policing.
3. Through Education.
4. Through Advertisement.