It has been raining all night here in Dorchester and as I look out the window the snow we did have has turned into a slushy mess. It is still raining at 9am and the temperature is 37 degrees F.

December 2009

Hi All December 2009

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. Time now to start getting those sleds ready for the snowy season ahead! It is shaping up to be a busy one.

At the last club meeting it was voted to change our meeting night from the second saturday to the FIRST saturday of the month starting in January, 2010. So mark your calendars and remember that there is a pot luck supper at 6pm before the business meeting at 7. While you’re at it, mark down all these dates or keep this newsletter handy. They are also listed on the club calendar on the website at

December: 12 club meeting
16 county meeting hosted by BRVSC -county Christmas party pot luck at 6pm

January:  2 club meeting 
10 vintage ride 8am at the clubhouse
16 public supper 5-7pm at the clubhouse
20 county meeting hosted by Pemi Valley SC 7:30 at the clubhouse
23 Annual BBQ & Poker Run to benefit Camp Sno-Mo Easter Seals donation 8am at      theclubhouse BBQ starts at noon
30 full moon ride-meet at the clubhouse at 6pm
31 vintage ride 8am at the clubhouse

February: 6 club meeting 6pm
17 county meeting hosted by Mt. Cardigan SC 7:30 at the clubhouse 
20 poker run 8am at the clubhouse ending with a bonfire at Ashley’s field
20 public supper 5-7pm at the clubhouse 
21 vintage ride 8am at the clubhouse
28 full moon ride

March:  6 club meeting 
7 vintage ride
13 public supper 5-7pm at the clubhouse
17 county meeting hosted by Connecticut Valley SC 7:30 pm at the clubhouse

The new tucker shed has been completed-Bob, Guy, & Rowell worked all summer long on it with help from Lafayette Kimball, Rick Borger, & Neil Borger. It looks great & the tucker & kubota are very happy in their new home.

Bob is trying to round up a trail work party for 8am December 12th-your help is greatly needed-you can reach him at 536-9792. We’ll be working on Corridor #8 between the power lines & Cersosimo’s field.

Our website has been attacked by spammers lately-Kyle has been very busy cleaning up after the guilty parties. It seems a few of you are still having trouble signing on to the site-please contact him through the site to try to get it fixed.

We are working on the schedule for the kitchen hours for this winter. As she did last year, Mary will have the kitchen open on fridays. We will be open saturday as well, but as it stands right now we may not be able to open on sunday. Our regular team is getting stretched pretty thin these days so we would welcome anyone who could step up & help out.

On Thanksgiving Day a few club members & along with some non-club members served a community turkey dinner with all the fixings. There were about 30 in attendance and it was very well received. Thanks to all the following for there very generous donations to the meal: Wal-Mart, Laconia Electric, Pat Dupuis, Darlene Oaks, James Covey, & the Ricky family. And to our kitchen crew- Marie & Ed Hixson, M.A., Jay, & Luke Ricky, Vic Henry, Darlene Oaks, & Tina Danner-you guys are the best-thanks for helping me make the day special for others! And much to our surprise those we served wanted to show their thanks with a donation and it will all go to the local food pantry to help their efforts this year.

The vintage rides were very successful last year and we have four scheduled for this season. Come check out some of the old relics on display before the ride-there is always a good assortment of them! We draw from Maine, Vermont, Mass, as well as our own state and there are some beauties.

Your membership renewal form went out in July, if you have misplaced it you can obtain a new one through the website or by contacting the clubhouse at 603-786-2388. Signup is also available at the clubhouse during meeting nights and throughout the season when we are open. Remember that you need your club card in order to get the thirty dollar reduced registration rate for your sled. Single & family memberships are the same price-$30.00, and 10 of that goes to NHSA for your membership dues & your Sno Traveler subscription. Rowell is very diligent about sending your cards back & filing all our memberships in a timely manner with the NHSA office. When you join the club early your Sno Traveler subscription will not be suspended. Please be sure to print clearly on the form so we have all your info correct.

Congratulations to Bob & Mary Smith who received the NHSA lifetime achievement award at the annual meeting in May! They recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary too!

At the November NHSA board of Directors meeting I was sworn in as the Grafton County assistant director. I’m looking forward to representing our county clubs as Marie’s assistant and to working with the rest of the NHSA board to promote & protect snowmobiling in New Hampshire.

1 more week til opening day-keep the snow coming!!


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December Club Meeting

Our December 12th club meeting will be our Christmas party.  Pot luck supper at 6pm-a pork roast is on the menu.
Instead of exchanging gifts a donation bowl will be in place with proceeds going again to the Wentworth food pantry.