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Washington State Snowmobile Association

Upcoming Events

International Snowmobile Congress
Date:  June 7th-10th, 2017
Location:  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
What do you know about organized snowmobiling in the U.S. and Canada?  Join us in Winnipeg for an education of a lifetime!  Meetings by day, fun entertainment by night!

WSSA Summer Meeting & Campout 
Date:  August 18th-20th, 2017
Location:  Blu Shastin RV Park, Peshastin (Blewett Pass)

Come hang out with snowmobilers for the weekend!  Meet & greet chili feed on Friday night.  Breakfast Saturday morning followed by a business meeting at 9am.  Potluck lunch followed the meeting conclusion and a fun fundraiser or two for the Political Action Committee and/or Legal Action Fund.  We’ll cap off the day with dinner and socializing.  Family-friendly event – campground has a pool, game room, and safe roads for kids on bikes.  Don’t miss it!

WSSA Snowmobile & Power Sports Expo & Swap Meet, Puyallup Fairgrounds
Date:  October 21st & 22nd, 2017
Location:  Puyallup Fairgrounds

THE kick-off to the snowmobile season in the Pacific Northwest.  If it’s related to snowmobiling, it will be at the fairgrounds.  Join us!
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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 $1,500 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 15, 2017.  Please mail or e-mail application to: 
Kay Lloyd, WSSA Scholarship Chair
231 Lone Fir Lane
Cle Elum, WA 98922

An alternate will be picked if the winner should decide not to enroll in college.

Essay topic:

The next generation of snowmobilers are here already.  With kits available to turn their motorcycles into “Snow Bikes” and manufactures ramping up to introduce and produce a “Snow Bike” that is not a kit, we are faced with many challenges.

1. Making them part of the “Snowmobile” user group.
2. Safety and Education on the trail.
3. Sharing responsibilities connected with trail maintenance and protection. 

Your Essay task is first of all to research your own State laws and see how “Snow Bikes” are accepted. 

Answer the 3 points listed above sharing your thoughts on how we can overcome these challenges.  Your responses are the tools we will use together to make and keep snowmobiling alive for future generations to come. 
Essays will be judged on depth of content, clarity, organization and persuasiveness.

Congratulations to Chelsea Miller for winning the 2016 WSSA Scholarship valued at $1,850*!
(*An additional $350 was been added to this season’s scholarship; $100 donated by the Iron Dog Brigade on behalf of James (Jim) Gonnason, and $250 by WSSA on behalf of Helen Maxwell.)