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"MANY MOONS A GO"
The club used to march and hand out candy in the Indian River 4th of July parade. This year they met at the Callaghans' for a picnic after the parade. Can you identify these yougun's? (pictures taken about 1999)
SPRING GET TOGETHER
A spring get togeher of club members will be held on May 10 at the Thirsty Sturgeon. Information will be sent out this spring.
FIRST RIDE OF THE SEASON
A club ride to Moose Jaw was held on Dec. 20. Nine members report that they had a good ride.
PIZZA/GAME NIGHT PARTY
43 members attended the annual game night and pizza party. Members ate lots of pizza and cookies and had fun playing a variety of games.
In line for pizza
RIDE THE MACKINAW BRIDGE
You can be one of the first to ride your sled across the Mackinaw Bridge! Click on the Mackinaw Bridge below for the information:
50 members had a great meal and a great time at the annual Christmas Party A big thank you to Pat Callaghan, Pat Deitering and Linda Pillen for planning the get together.
Swinging Jimmy Carver and Dorothy tear up the dance floor at the Christmas Party. (more pictures in the gallery)
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Lisa and Mike McCully
Ray and Carla Keck
Larry and Betsey Dolbee
Jeanne and Tom Schmidt
The club again rang bells for the Salvation Army on Dec. 1
New signs were on the pot-Thanks to the Army!
Vern rings at Wal-mart
Big thanks to Randy Lee and all the folks for braving the cold and raising money for this great charity. Ringers were: J.Carver, G. Ellis, J/V McCardell, P/D Deitering, A.Pillen, P/J Oppenheiser, N/R Arvin, B/G Palmer, B/ Maggie Rossman, K/M Wakefield, D/K Pfister, C/D McPherson, V/R Bassett, D/K Hayes, B. Ulrich, B. Callaghan, R. Lee.
CHEBOYGAN WINDOW DECORATING
TRAIL MAP SALES A SUCCESS
With the leadership of Gayle Konkel and Gina Palmer the sale of ads for the trail map was a hugh success. At the last minute the Cheboygan club decided not to sell ads this year and club members stepped up to the plate and collected Cheboygan's ads and sold additionalads as well. Volunteers selling ads this year were: Arvin, Austin, Callaghan, B. Carver, Deitering, Gies, Hayes, Ivinskas, Konkel, McPherson, Palmer, Pfister, Pillen, Rossman, Schaaf, Socia, Ulrich, Wakefield.
Some members sold new ads this year: Wakefield (3), Ulrich (4), Pfister, Konkel, Hayes, Deitering.
Members that picked up extra ads to cover the Cheboygan ads were: Konkel, McPherson, Oppenheiser, Palmer, Rossman, Schaaf, Ulrich.
Thanks to all the volunteers for their help!
YOOPER CREATION STORY
In da beginning dere was nuttin
Den on da first day God created the Upper Peninsula
On the second day He created the da partridge, da deer, da bear, da fish and da ducks
On the third day He said let dere be Yoopers to roam da Upper Penisula
On the fourth day He creaated da udder world down below
On the fifth day He said "let dere be trolls to live in da world down below"
On da sixth day He created the bridge so da trolls have a way to get to heaven God saw it was good and on da seventh day He went snowmoblin
A pizza party to honor members that contributed their time and effort to club activities was held Oct 27. A big thank you to those that make our club successful.
Bill-most of the people at the table were enjoying the Pizza!
Waiting for the Pizza
Gregg Ellis led a crew of 11 in the highway clean-up this fall.
Volunteers were : A. PIllen, B. Rossman, J. Carver, K. Pfister, D. Pfister,
L.Rossman, G. Konkel,T. Konkel, M. Marlock, G. Ellis and the Shadow.
AMSNOW TV-SEASON 3-#3
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WATCH SOMEONE FROM MARQUETTE BUILD A SLED
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CANADA BUILDS A 15,000 MILE TRAIL
AMERICAN SNOWMOBILER BEST SLEDS
BEST OF 2017
SNOWMOBILE NEWS 2016-17
Sled registrations were 142,000 in 2014-15 and dropped 5% to 128,189 last year. That means 5% less money available to pay for grooming, brushing, maintenance, insurance and repairs. Due to this reduction in revenue only two groomer replacement are being purchased this year. There were 135 groomers used last year and two repalcement are not nearly enough. (At his rate it would take 70 years to replace all the groomers) The price of groomers has increased $40,000 in the last two years. Without an increase in revenue the grooming of state trails will be reduced! That means registering more sleds or increasing the fee for trail permits.
Indian River groomed 3,187 miles of trails last year at a cost of $12,855.95.
Snowmobiling on Mackinaw Island now requires a $5 permit. Some roads are now closed to snowmobiling due to excessive noise.
Sales of new snowmobiles in the U.S. were down 4% in 2016. (56,006 vs. 58,299) Sales were down 12% in Canada. (50,,752 vs. 44,431)
Overseas Sales were down 37% with Russia leading the decline when they sod 6,275 units last year compared to to 33,000 the previous year.
Fifty years ago Ski-Doo produced 44,421 mashines. The super Olympique had a 14.5 HP air-cooled 300cc engive that could go 48 mph.
Yamaha has moved it's snowmobile headquarters from Japan to Toronto. All operations including product deelopment marketing and business planning will operate from Canada.
Yamaha is producing a 2 stroke engine that will be used on it's work machine.
Arctic Cat won a 46.7 million dollar patent infringement case against BRP. The ase was over patents involving PWC technology.
VIDEO-RIDING IN MUNISING
ELEVEN MEMBERS CONQUERED THE WILD WEST AND HAVE SOME GREAT MEMORIES AND FANTASTIC PICTURES
(MORE PICTURES IN THE GALLERY)
SNOWMOBILING- NORTHERN MICHIGAN
WHAT DOES MSA DO FOR SNOWMOBILERS?
MSA is a volunteer organization dedicated to the success of snowomobiling in Michigan. MSA facilitates over 10 million dollar snowmobile porogram that is 100% funded by snowmobilers. Your $25 membership helps to provide MSA the funds necessary to attending meetings with the DNR, legislature and national forest groups to represent snowmobilers
MSA works at:
Is our voice with the DNR and legislature in regulaltion of the state snowmobile proram
Without MSA we have no representation in Lansing
Protecting and preserving your privilege to ride
Representing your rights
Keeping you informed
Promoting safe and responsible use
Maintaining and enhancing trails
THANKS TO VOLUNTEERS
Inland Lakes Snowmobile Club
P.O. Box 3025
Indian River, Michigan
2016-17 MEETING SCHEDULE
Meeting are held at 7:00 at the Indian River Sportsman Club on old Onaway Road. Feel free to stop in to see what we are all about. Call Tom Konkel for more information.
Trail reports, weather and grooming information and sites is available on the helpful information tab.