Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 8028 | Snowmobile VERMONT You make a living by what you get; you make a life by what you give. Like many around the state you will never forget the first time you set out to do trail work and the self-rewarding feeling you felt for taking part in maintaining the trail system. The fun and the time shared making improvements while working with like- minded people is always rewarding. Throughout the state, so many hard-working people make our sport possible and have been doing so for many years. The declining number of volunteers in many clubs results in the same people doing most of the work year after year. That can be very taxing on anyone. More club members and youth are desperately needed to get involved with their local clubs. Volunteering for your club does not always consist of just trail work. There are many tasks that are needed to be completed to keep a club healthy and moving forward. Sharing the workload with property owners has been going on for years successfully, but for the rider who does not reside in Vermont, your help and ideas are welcome and needed as well. We would encourage you to get to know your local club by attending a monthly meeting or e-mailing them to get on their mailing list. As you read through this article and enjoy the stories of these wonderful volunteers, give thought to how you might contribute a little time, effort and your creativity to your local club. The time you spend while working with your fellow club members will make a huge difference not only for your family and friends, but also to each person who has the pleasure of riding the VAST trail system. Over the coming issues, we would like to highlight more of our hard-working volunteers throughout the state and invite you to send in your stories. If you are looking to get involved with your local club and do not know how, we are happy to try and help. Please e-mail us at or look on for contact information for your local club. To everyone who has volunteered in the past and to those still doing so today, we thank you. For every stop sign installed, TMA processed, minutes of a meeting taken, club bill paid, equipment repaired, lunch fixed, pancake breakfast served, landowner dinner prepared, trail cleared, chain saw sharpened, website entry, phone call made, landowner meeting, safety course taught, parking lot plowed, flyer created, and trail dragged or groomed, we thank you for your service and welcome all to join you. Why I Volunteer By William Thomas Sr. & Fellow Hardworking Volunteers