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December 2009 Presidents Message

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December 16th, 2009

Yeehaa. That’s the only way to describe my excitement as I look at the winter storm forecast while making last minute preparations for the Shakedown Ride. The moment us snowmobile enthusiasts wait for all summer and fall is about to arrive and I’m relieved that I still feel just as giddy about the first big storm of the year as I did 40 some years ago. It means I’m ...

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November 2009 Message

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December 16th, 2009

The nights are starting to dip below the freezing mark, the first flurries of the year have been spotted and before you know it, the brown landscape will be covered with a soft, deep blanket of white gold. White Gold, you ask? That’s right. It wasn’t too many years ago that most up north resorts, lodges and restaurants would close their doors after deer season or even Labor Day ...

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October 2009 Message

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October 26th, 2009

By now you should have received the latest edition of the Snomad Magazine. A tremendous thanks to Brian Wright and his daughter Jamie for tackling this huge task. The magazine is a valuable link to our members that keeps folks informed of club matters and events. The new format is crisp and easy to read. Please understand that the publisher only formats the magazine. He needs articles ...

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Summer 2009 Presidents Message

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June 29th, 2009

Yes, you read that right. For the first time in a long time, the President’s Message is being prepared by somebody other than Ron Schroeder. After seven years at the helm of the Snomads Snofari Club, Ron has decided to turn over the reigns and focus his efforts on work and family obligations as well as spending more time at his Whispering Pines retreat ...

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December 2008 Message

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January 6th, 2009

2008, what an historic year it was. On the Fourth of July, I filled up the boat with gas and paid $4.28 for regular. I never thought that I would see gas below $2.00 per gallon again in my lifetime. Yet I filled up yesterday for $1.42 per gallon. We paid $1.94 for premium in da U.P. on the Shakedown.

We saw a lonnng and grueling Presidential ...

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November 2008 Message

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There are those out there that would say I’m frugal. Maybe even thrifty. OK, most say a cheap S.O.B. Probably no one hates to open their wallet more than me. However, this time is different. When it comes to riding groomed trails to my favorite off-trail spot, I’m ready to pony up.

Next season, the groomer fund will be 1 million in the hole unless a permit ...

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