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 80Winter 2017 | 69 Featured Club EQUIPMENT As some of you may know, getting financing for a snowmobile club is not always easy. Luckily, our club has a long history of members stepping up when needed to support our groomer purchases. The club would reimburse them when it could. Founding member Victor Bergevin purchased our first Alpine in the spring of 1977. In the late 80s, Lionel Cloutiere, Gil LaRoche, Mose Cameron, Bill Devoid and Bud Pecor all signed a personal loan of guarantee for the purchase of our first used Tucker Sno- Cat. In more recent years, our first new rubber-tracked Tucker was financed in part thanks to a generous loan from David Holbrook in 2009. The club now owns a 2008 Tucker Terra Sno-Cat and a 2014 PistenBully. TRAILS Over the years, we doubled our territory by absorbing some neighboring clubs and adding their trails to our network. The Lincoln Starlight Riders and Neshobe Sportsman club were a couple of them. Our club currently maintains, signs and grooms 97 miles of trails in Addison and Rutland county. It is a very diverse trail system ranging from beautiful farmland to rugged mountain vistas. We have some of the best trails in the state when the weather cooperates. Even in a low snow winter, we usually have some great riding on our mountain trails. VOLUNTEERS Our club has monthly meetings during the season every third Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the USFS maintenance building in Middlebury. The club’s officers are President Gary Wright, Vice President Mike Audy, Trails Coordinator Mike Paquette and Secretary/Treasurer Mary Wright. Our lead groomer operators Chuck Norton, Curtis Cyr, and Eric Zeno, who make sure our machines are being run efficiently. They work well together organizing the other operators. With 97 miles of trails to sign and maintain, there are too many names to mention them all, but the core people are Mike Audy, Eric Zeno, Jason Gingras, George Devoid, Mike Paquette, Gary and Mary Wright, Doug Mohan, Curtis Cyr and Chuck Norton. We all do our part, from talking to landowners, running chainsaws and dragging brush, to going to meetings to make sure our club is