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 8066 | Snowmobile VERMONT Bob Menthe has done to coordinate and manage our TMA sales. Bob took on this position last season and has done a great job. We are happy to report that our early bird TMA sales exceeded last year’s numbers. Our two snowmobile safety classes, one each at Enfield Motor Sports and Hunter Ski-Doo, were well attended. Special thanks to Patty Companik, who continually updates our Facebook page which has brought us more volunteers for our work days. These volunteers are being more active in our club, made evident by the attendance at our annual business meeting and Christmas potluck dinner. She has posted “save the dates” for our events and lots of pics from our work dates. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page for constant updates and details for all our events as we keep adding more opportunities for fun. Just a reminder, our snowphone number is 802-875-6550 and is continuously updated by Dick Jewett. Joan Choiniere, Club Secretary Like us on Facebook Ludlow Side Hill Cronchers We were so happy to actually have riding in December for the first time in years. You could see the enthusiasm by the volume of people on the trails over the holiday week. Let’s hope that the season continues to give us snow. Please note that the East Lake Road feeder trail is closed. We have permission to ride on East Lake Road and up Pettiner Hill Road to get on the main trails. We are still pursuing alternative trail options. However, as of this writing, we have not had any luck. If you still need a TMA, you can get a form from our website and mail it in or get them online at VAST’s website. We also truly appreciate the following Ludlow locations for helping us to sell TMAs: NAPA, Benson’s Chevrolet, Ludlow Insurance and The Ludlow Country Store. Pop by one of those locations and they can help you out. Please support the businesses that volunteer for us by shopping with them when you can. Remember there is free hot cocoa and a cozy woodstove at the Warming Hut if you’re cold on the trails. It’s on North Hill at the intersection of Corridor 127A and 127B (WR 82). Our website and our Facebook page will let you know if any events are being planned there. You can also check out the webcam to see what snow is out there and trail conditions. This year, our snowmobile safety course had 21 students and several adults in attendance. This brings the total number of students given the course by our club since we started in 2002, to 439. Good job everyone! As reported at our December meeting, our Charitable Donation Program is going along well with many very appreciative recipients. This program is only supported with a small percentage of the funds we earn at fundraisers such as barbecues, raffles and golf tournaments. Individual donations, dues, grooming funds, etc. go into the trail system. As always, thank you landowners, businesses, volunteers and members for supporting the club. Without you, we would not have anything. Think Snow! Tina Berge, Chief Information Officer Like us on Facebook In Memory The snowmobile community has lost a longtime member and friend, Betty Lemire. Betty suffered complications during surgery and passed away on Nov. 27. Betty was an avid snowmobiler until recent years. If she wasn’t riding her snowmobile with her husband, Dennis, she was baking or scooping ice cream for various events. When Betty did stop snowmobiling, she still registered her machine and supported VAST. This also allowed her only grandchild Oakley to exercise her machine! Snowmobiling was in her heart Remembering BETTY LEMIRE By Barbara Holmes whether she was riding or baking. Besides supporting her local Brownsville club, Betty also supported other clubs in their various endeavors. She attended most annual meetings and always remained involved. Religiously, Betty packed a lunch for her husband when he was out grooming or participating on a work detail. Betty, wife, mother, grandmother and friend will be missed by all that were blessed to have known her. Although short in stature, Betty’s heart was immeasurable. Club News