November Meeting Cancelled

November Meeting Cancelled

Let me start out by saying I hope this email finds everybody happy and healthy.

Your Board of Directors has been working hard to make sure that the business of the club has been well taken care of. The kitchen crew has been hard at work with Supper Club, the Limited Edition 2020 t-shirts are selling well and volunteers are getting trail work done on all corners of the system.

In an effort to keep the ball rolling and keep all of our members safe and healthy we will be canceling this month’s meeting.

There is lots going on so keep checking in with us from time to time for work party times and future events.

Feel free to contact us with any questions.

Stay Safe,
BRVSC

Fundraiser: Limited Edition BRVSC 2020 Clothing

2020 has certainly been a unique year and it’s definitely had a huge impact on our planned fundraising events. As a result, we’ve had to come up with some creative ways to raise the money needed to pay for our groomer and maintain our trail system so that you can continue to #ridebakerriver.
 
Today we’re excited to introduce our Limited Edition BRVSC 2020 clothing line to commemorate a year that none of us will soon forget.
 
These items will be on sale through Dec 2nd only so, like 2020, they’ll be gone soon. Don’t miss your chance to get some amazing gear and thank you for your continued support of Baker River Valley Snowmobile Club!
 

Two Club Events This Weekend

Volunteers Needed For Trail Work

Time to prepare for the quickly approaching season! We’ll be meeting at the BRVSC Clubhouse (197 N. Dorchester Road, Wentworth, NH) at 9am this Saturday, 9/12 for a day of trail work.

We’ll have all tools and equipment needed to get the job done, but you can feel free to bring loppers, chainsaws, etc. if you have them readily available.

If you bring an ATV, it must be registered and meet all NH OHRV rules.

**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 beginning at 9am that morning if you are due to renew. You can also renew online here. Thank you for your cooperation!**

Monthly Meetings Restart This Week

This Saturday, September 12 is also the first monthly meeting of the 2020-2021 season.

Club meetings are held on the second Saturday of the month, September through June.

This month, we’re still practicing social distancing so we’ll hold business outside beginning at 5pm.

We regularly see 20-30 members at our monthly meetings throughout the season. Lots of business is covered each time and we love to hear voices from all over. Please add all meetings to your calendar and try to make them!

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.