Hello again everyone,

October is here and waning, and with that brings thoughts of winter and the true purpose of this club, snowmobiling! I don’t know about you all, but my mind has once again started wondering and hoping for a return to true winter. However, we have a busy fall planned as a club, so here goes.

First off, our annual Thanksgiving dinner and woodcutting will be at the clubhouse the weekend of November 3rd. This is always a great weekend to get the clubhouse ready for winter and socialize with our neighbors and friends, the invitations have been mailed. Please plan on attending if at all possible and bring a covered dish or dessert to share. Guy’s, if able, bring your chainsaws, gloves and outside work-gear for a day of cutting in the woods. We also need a crew splitting and stacking at the clubhouse, along with the usual list of things to do. The trail committee will also be brushogging & trimming trails that weekend, so come on up and help and enjoy!

Summer grooming is done for the year. With the left over monies from lack of grooming last winter, much work was done around the Allegheny National Forest. You should notice big improvements along Trails #28, #11, and #12 in the Marienville area and behind the old Graybill’s Marine by Red Bridge at Rt. 321. Thank you again Jim Wolfe and Tim Kelly for working with other club’s in the ANF to spend this money wisely and make sure the state doesn’t get it back. There is also $60,000 in RAC Grant monies that Tim secured for additional trail improvements in the future! The bi-annual meeting between the Forest Service and club’s riding on the ANF was held at your clubhouse on October 13th to discuss these improvements and other issues. Thank you Hoop for moderating a productive meeting.

Art Amsler also has a snowmobile safety class scheduled for November 10th at Browns Country Kitchen in Portersville at 8a.m. Call Art if you need this class. Any newer or prospective members, this is a requirement of your membership application and probation, so please see Art for arrangements.

The PSSA Powersports show and auction is this coming weekend, October 27th, in Lebanon, Pa. See your PSSA paper for more details. Joanie Eastley is still in need of auction item’s to take out, she will take ANYTHING you would like to donate!

Charity Committee: Joni needs grocery items for Thanksgiving Dinners and names of 4 people or families that have a NEED. If we don’t get names we can always give the stuff to a food pantry. Call Joanie if you know of anyone we can help at Thanksgiving!

December Meeting for Charity: This is the event where the money buys gifts for Salvation Army kids. Members are to bring a gift or two for raffles at the Meeting. Tickets are $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00. Ginny is hoping for a good turnout for this meeting. Raffle items are to be $5.00 or more in value.

Ginny is now accepting basket items for our April Spring Bash. Items needed are wine, toys, Barbie Doll clothes, Candles, Candy, Snacks, Gift cards, Advertising items, School supplies,etc. unique items that will make up nice baskets. We would also like Baskets that are already complete. Lottery trees are always a big draw. We would like everyone to bring a few scratch tickets to each meeting thru February. Cash is welcome and I can purchase tickets also. Sandy and Cathy Wright are going to help me sometime in January to get started making up the baskets with what everyone donated. Costume jewelry is also needed for this event. Last year we brought in $1500.00. Some baskets were : Bath, Kitchen, Toy, Doggie, Stuffed Animals, Food, &Wine, Barbie Dolls and accessories, Dolls, Beach Bags, Sun Glasses, Pillows and More. Any kind of Drink Baskets. I am looking for items to put into a poker Basket. I need a green table topper. (I have some poker chips, dice, cards, score pads and other items for card games with gamblers in mind…..Games and puzzles make into nice baskets. If you need any other info give me a call. Ginny

Tickets are available for the Snowseekers 3rd Annual Spring Bash Raffle, to be held at St. Ferdinand’s Church in Cranberry on Saturday, April 6th. Member’s needing more tickets are asked to contact Sandy Harris or Scott Wilke. Please return sold tickets stub’s and monies to Cathy Wright, 371 Nine Hill Rd., Harmony, PA. 16037. Please ask a Bash Committee person for your tickets to avoid mailing them and try and sell as many as possible, as this has become our major fundraiser for the year. All garage spaces have been paid, thank you for taking care of this! Club yearly due’s are now overdue, so if anyone hasn’t paid please take care, ASAP.

James and the Social Committee would like to remind member’s that all GUEST’S of member’s, who are 18 years and older, need a CURRENT year social membership to use our clubhouse. This is pretty self explanatory and is your responsibility as a member to sign them up, not anyone elses. You can bring someone in and show them around and be proud of your clubhouse, but if they are staying overnight, watching a game, using our parking lot to ride from the clubhouse, etc., they need a Social Membership, NO EXCEPTIONS. This is for insurance purposes, so please, with hunting and riding seasons almost upon us, take care of your guests’! Social memberships are $10 and are good from January 1st to December 31st yearly.

The kitchen up-grade has again progressed and is looking good! The overhead shroud and exhaust venting was purchased, welded, and installed, Thank you Lenny Crawford for your help, and also for donating the nice brass handles and knobs. There is much more work room and it is more user friendly, so thank you to all involved in the renovation. While this has been going on, some ladies took it upon themselves to spruce up the downstairs ladies bathroom, and it looks spectacular! They would like someone to do mosaic tile on the shower floor and maybe larger tile on shower walls, any volunteer’s? I think they deserve it! There is already talk of upgrading the upstairs ladies bathroom after the kitchen project is completed, so any ideas or someone heading up this much needed improvement, please step up next year! Mike ‘Magoo” McHugh has volunteered to remove the water treatment system and get it overhauled for the upcoming winter, so we’ll see how that leaves our water quality before moving forward with any other options. As a reminder, the kitchen cold water is filtered for coffee making and drinking, so no more spring water is needed. Thank you Magoo and Scott Wilke!

Snowseeker and PSSA Region 2 Director Bob Bowers recently lost his mother, Sara. Our condolences to Bob & Sharon and the Bowers family.

The club will be doing Deer Season room & board fundraiser with Scott Wilke chairing once again. This is a nice few days of hunting and camaraderie so if you would like to help out or attend with grandsons, granddaughters or family and friends, it really is a nice time and an event the club has hosted for 35 years or so. Cost is $70/day for non-members. If you won’t be able to attend to help out, your room may be rented for the Bear or Deer fundraiser. Please secure personal belongings, bedding, etc. before November 15th!

Breakfast with Santa will once again be hosted by the Snowseeker’s on December 8th. Please call Loretta Hayes to reserve for your kids or grand-kids and make sure Santa has a gift for them Thinkin’ Snow!!!

Mark & Sandy

 

UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER: —

October 26th thru 28th, PSSA Pa. Powersports Show, Lebanon Expo Center, Lebanon, PA. See your PSSA paper or PSSA web-site for details.

November 1st, 8:00p.m., Snowseeker Regular Monthly meeting, Harmony Moose, Harmony, PA.

November 3rd weekend, Thanksgiving dinner and woodcutting at the Highland Haven clubhouse

November 10th, Snowseeker Safety Class, Browns Country Kitchen, Portersville, PA. 8:00a.m.

November 17th thru 21st, Bear season fundraiser –November 24th thru 29th, Deer Hunting Room & Board fundraiser

December 6th, 8:00p.m., Snowseeker Regular Monthly meeting, Harmony Moose, Harmony, PA. Please bring a gift or two, $5 minimum, to be auctioned off for charity after meeting

December 8th, Breakfast with Santa, call Loretta Hayes  to reserve