Rethinking The Annual Meeting

With social distancing regulations still hanging over our heads, this month’s meeting has been converted into something a bit different.

This Saturday, June 13 between 5:30 and 7:30pm we will hold voting for the 2020-2021 Board of Directors while also hosting a socially distant outside gathering at the Clubhouse (197 N. Dorchester Road, Wentworth, NH).

All you need to do to vote is come to the clubhouse and fill out a ballot. See nominees listed below.
 
EXECUTIVE BOARD: EACH POSITION OPEN
President – Keith Bousquet
Vice President – Nancy Haynes
Secretary – Crista Newcomb
Treasurer – Marie Hixson
Trail Administrator – Andrew Carroll
 
DIRECTORS AT LARGE: 4 POSITIONS OPEN
Steve Davis
Bonnie Lane
John Meade
Gary Newcomb, Jr.
Peter Russell
 
If you care to hang around: we’ll have a fire going outside, pop-up tents in case of rain and some drinks (coffee/soda/water) and chips available to munch on. Bring a chair if you want one! We’ll use this gathering time to discuss plans for Sunday’s work party. Speaking of which…

 

Trail Work Day

This Sunday, June 14, we’ll host another trail work day. Meet at the clubhouse at 8am Sunday for coffee before we get to work.

Last month’s work day was immensely productive (check out a detailed recap here!) What do you think – can we beat last month’s attendance number?? Let’s give it our best shot.

Trail Work Recap 5/16/20

This weekend we hosted our first trail work day of the off-season. Around 8 o’clock Saturday morning, 13 smiling faces met at the clubhouse ready to rock. After catching up over coffee and muffins, they split into groups to tackle various sections of Corridor 8.

One group addressed a couple of rotted trees leaning over the trail.

The trees leaned away from the road (and the powerlines, phew!) and were taken down without issue. Although the trees were rotted at the root, lots of healthy wood remained. The usable sections of tree were cut to length, loaded onto a trailer and trucked out.

Next up, these folks headed further down Corridor 8 to clean up a large tree down on the side of the trail. Work came to a temporary halt for everyone but one lucky Kubota operator (thanks, Nikki!) who fought a stubborn stump that refused to come out.

After dealing with the stump, the crew could finally restart their saws and cut the tree into log lengths. The trail was too muddy from Friday night’s storm to move the logs that day, so group #1 called it quits.

Meanwhile, another crew tackled the new section of Corridor 8 (the logging area, parallel to Hooper Hill Road). If you rode this section last year, you’ll remember that it typically struggled to retain a decent snow cover.

In an effort to resolve that issue, these members spent their day lugging bags of grass seed and bales of hay. They spread that stuff over a half mile of trail!

This should help stabilize the surface of the trail, build a solid snow base and decrease mud. Cross your fingers. Beefing up this section of trail clears the path to great conditions in higher elevation and could seriously extend our snowmobile season.

Join Us Next Time

Join us for the next trail work day on Sunday, June 14, and every second Sunday of the month moving forward. We’d love to have you!

As always, feel free to send us a direct message on social media (Facebook, Instagram or Twitter) or email us at bakerriverclub@gmail.com with any questions.

Club Updates 5/6/20

Hi Friends,

We hope you’re all staying safe and healthy during these uncertain times. Read on for a few club updates.

Event Cancellations

The May meeting and Breakfast Buffet previously scheduled for this weekend are CANCELLED. We hope to have our monthly schedule up and running in June!

Annual Elections Update

One important standing item on the May meeting agenda is annual elections. We’ll continue to keep members informed with the election process by announcing the nominee list for the 2020/2021 season on Facebook and via email this Saturday.

Voting should (fingers crossed) be able to take place as scheduled at the June meeting on Saturday, 6/13.

Trail Work Day

Next Saturday, 5/16, we’ll host a trail work day. If you’re itching to get outside and get something done, we hope you’ll join us. We will, of course, continue taking all necessary safety precautions.

The tentative plan is to meet in the Clubhouse parking lot (197 N. Dorchester Rd, Wentworth, NH) at 8am. More details to come in another communication.

January Meeting Highlights

The January club meeting was held on Saturday, January 11, 2020.

  • There were 30 members present. What a great turnout!!
  • The club has acquired a second groomer – a 2001 Skandic SWT with a drag. We got a really great deal on it, and it will allow us to touch up the trails around the Clubhouse during busy days, increase grooming capacity and perform trail work and maintenance with a club-owned sled.
  • The NHSA Ride-In for Camp Sno-Mo is quickly approaching. We discussed our contribution and the number of BRVSC members attending. If you haven’t made your plans yet, we hope you will join us to support a great cause and have some fun!

Next club meeting is Saturday, February 8. Potluck dinner at 6pm, meeting at 7pm. See ya there!

Trail Work Saturday 11/23

Calling all volunteers to join us for a work party this Saturday, November 23. Meet at the clubhouse at 8AM for coffee and donuts!

WHAT TO BRING:
A NH registered ATV or side-by-side
Chainsaws, loppers etc.
Screw guns (to install signs)
A wrecking bar if anyone has one

AGENDA:
Get out on the trails to trim trees, clear brush and remove debris
Install some signs
If we have enough volunteers we will be redoing the wearing floor on a bridge on River Road

Lunch will be provided for all volunteers.

**Please note that volunteers must be current, active BRVSC members, as only members are covered under our insurance policy. Someone will be available to process memberships from 8 to 9am that morning if you are still due to renew. You can also renew online at nhsamembership.com Thank you for your cooperation!**