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WSSA Meeting
Date:  October 6th, 2018
Location:  Leavenworth Fire Station, Leavenworth

Is it a coincidence snowmobilers are meeting the same weekend as Oktoberfest in Leavenworth?...  Meeting starts at 9am.  All snowmobilers welcome.  Join us!

WSSA Snowmobile & Power Sports Expo & Swap Meet
Date:  October 20th-21st, 2018
Location:  Puyallup Fairgrounds, Puyallup

THE kick-off to the snowmobile season in the Pacific Northwest.  New and used snowmobiles, ATVs, UTVs, motorcycles and other power sports equipment and everything you need to go along with them!  Details at www.wssaexpo.com.

WSSA Leadership Meeting
Date:  November 3rd, 2018
Location:  Sue Lombard Hall in Ellensburg

This meeting is aimed at Club Leadership, but everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.  WSSA will tailor the meeting to meet the needs of the clubs; if clubs have requested topics, contact your District Rep. or the WSSA President.  Sue Lombard Hall is part of the Central Washington University Complex and located at 601 E. University Way.  Join us!

Spokane Winter Knights Snow Show
Date:  November 10th, 2018
Location:  Spokane County Fair & Expo Center

Check out this awesome show in Spokane; it’s worth the drive!  New sleds, gear, parts, trailers, etc.  Visit with WSSA, the Winter Knights and State Parks.  Details available at www.spokanewinterknights.com.

Bavarian Boondockers SnowFest
Date:  November 17th, 2018
Location:  Fest Halle in Leavenworth

A party in Leavenworth?!  More than a snow show!  Stop by the WSSA booth and say ‘hey!’  Check out the Bavarian Boondockers Facebook page for details.

WSSA Membership Meeting
Date:  January 12th, 2019
Location:  The Last Resort in Ronald/Roslyn

All snowmobilers welcome!  Join us upstairs for a mid-season update and find out what volunteers are doing for you on and off the snow.  Weather permitting, guided rides planned for Friday (January 11th) and Sunday (January 13th).  Meeting starts at 9am.

All Trails to Olympia
Date:  February 5th, 2019
Location:  State Capitol in Olympia

Have you ever talked to your legislators about snowmobling?  Join us in the Capitol to do exactly that!  WSSA will make appointments for you and send an ‘All Trails Veteran’ along to your meeting if desired.  We’ll start at 8am at the Hilton DoubleTree downtown and then take the free shuttle to the capitol.  More info available as the date nears. 

WSSA Winter Rendezvous
Date:  February 15th-18th, 2019
Location:  Hill's Resort on Priest Lake, Idaho

Snowmobile right from the lodge to the trails?!  Snow permitting, that is what we’ll be able to do at Hill’s Resort!  Join us for four days of guided riding starting on Friday.  Rides for ALL levels of riders.  Dinners available on Friday and Saturday nights.  Fun
evening activities!  Both silent and live auctions on Saturday night.  This is a fun weekend to ride in a new area and meet snowmobilers from around the state.  Don’t miss it!

WSSA Budget Meeting
Date:  March 16th, 2019
Location:  The Last Resort in Ronald/Roslyn

All members welcome!  Join us upstairs as we hammer out the 2019/2020 WSSA Budget and plan for a mid-season update and find out what volunteers are doing for you on and off the snow.  Weather permitting, guided rides planned for Friday (January 11th) and Sunday (January 13th).  Meeting starts at 9am.

International Snowmobile Congress
Date:  June 5th-8th, 2019
Location:  Grand Rapids, Michigan

A gathering of snowmobilers from around the U.S., Canada and Europe.  Find out what goes on behind the scenes to make snowmobiling possible!  Details available at www.snowmobilers.org/isc.

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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.