First off, I would like to thank Jim Hart & Lori Talik for hosting last month’s meeting at there new place. It was well attended with some excellent leftovers prepared by Lori from our Breast Cancer weekend. Although it poured (which seems to be the theme for our picnic meetings this summer), we were well protected in Jimmy’s new man-cave and garage. Thank’s guys for hosting! Amongst other issues at this meeting, the by-law changes that the board and Art Amsler have been working on were motioned and approved. Please see Art if you would like a copy of the revised by-law’s for yourself and thank you Art for your hard work! I also forgot to thank Norb & Judy Belsterling for hosting July’s board meeting at their beautiful house, so thank you Norb & Judy! September’s meeting will be at Mueller Hollow, where we will try once again to stay dry. As usual, 6:00 p.m. start & meeting to follow. Please bring covered dish or dessert and adult beverages.
The Snowseeker’s once again pulled off an excellent 8th Annual Thunder in the Forest motorcycle poker run, chaired by Michael Steinmetz, who once again did an outstanding job organizing this large event. We had awesome weather Thursday, Friday & Sunday, with a wet Saturday (of course) for the actual ride. However, that didn’t dampen the enthusiasm for this event after an excellent party Friday night when the Shiner’s band entertained us to the midnight hour. We then awoke Saturday to a nice breakfast prepared by the guy’s and started the ride with sunshine. That lasted until afternoon, when the showers (downpours) moved in. I was told by the rider’s who went west on the short (cupcake) ride stayed dry, but I have my doubts. Any way’s, we returned damp but smiling, with some being towed, pushed, and floating, however, safe and sound! We then had our usual excellent dinner out back which Dean Cercone spent all day smoking and grilling. This dinner continues to be an awesome part of this event that people talk about for some time after. We then moved inside for the hilarious prize presentation with MC Dean Wack on the mike. All in all it was an awesome Thunder, where a nice profit was raised for Pa. Breast Cancer Coalition and this year’s club recipient, James Carr’s mother Linda. The help from the Snowseeker’s who attended was simply amazing, from the set-up crew Thursday, to the prize organization, to the registration table to the t-shirts, donations, cooking, clean-up and teardown of the stage and tent’s Sunday, everyone helped, and for that Michael and I thank you all! Once again, well done Snowseeker’s!
Jill Sarvis also had another successful BoozeMobile raffle at the bike run with leftover spirits from our Spring Bash. Thank you to all who bought and sold ticket’s and thank you Lij for handling this raffle once again!
Our Annual Highland Open Golf is to be held at Kane Country Club September 14th. Please plan on attending if you can and bring some friend’s!
As a reminder, your yearly due’s and garage sled storage fee’s are due now and will be late next month. Please be sure to pay ASAP or at September’s meeting.
The Highland Haven clubhouse is looking pretty good and has been treated by Terminex, the first of 4 treatments. Please let someone know if you see any insect activity. The kitchen wash sink still need’s installed and the up stairs bathrooms will be started soon by Guido and Dave. The garage roof was repaired (again) by Will Branem, and he also got an estimate to replace same with a metal roof, hopefully next springs big project. The garage floor looks outstanding, and with some new door’s should be ready for winter! New lodging envelopes were printed and are now at camp for your use, thank you Jessica Brewster! Thank you to all who continue to make the Haven our home away from home!
A few Snowseeker’s have been under the weather lately. Our club founder, Dale Kline, was hospitalized recently and is now home recuperating. Ginny say’s he is as ornery as ever, so I would hope he is on the road to recovery. Ginny has also had health issues recently so the Klines have had there hands full. James Carr’s mom Linda is finishing her radiation treatments. Club friend Lenny Crawford (Crawdad) is home recovering from a stroke, and Hock recently had surgery for a detached retina. We wish you all the best, we will keep you in our prayers, and please get well soon!
The quad/sled raffle is moving forward and Mr.MaGoo will be picking them up as you read this. Tickets will be handed out as he see’s people and will be at the September 5th meeting. They are $10 each and the winner based on Christmas eve’s evening lottery number. Let’s all do our best to sell or buy our fair share and hopefully someone you or I know will have a new sled or quad for Christmas morning!
Don’t forget, our next monthly meeting will be at Mueller Hollow at 6 p.m. This will be the last of our outdoor summer meetings and we will then move back to the Harmony Moose for what hopefully will be a very snowy fall & winter. See you all September 5th at our place!
Mark & Sandy
Snowmobile Fun Fact: Numerous studies have concluded that snowmobile activity has no significant impact or effect on wildlife populations…just sayin’
—September 2nd, Labor Day Holiday, Have a safe and happy ho liday weekend!
—September 5th, Regular Monthly Meeting @ Mueller Hollow, 6 p.m. cook-out with meeting to follow. Please bring covered dish or dessert.
—September 14th, Highland Open Golf Outing, 10 a.m., Kane Country Club, flyer enclosed
—September 15th, Erie County Grass Drag’s, Mound Grove golf course, Waterford, PA. Anyone wanna take the quad/sled raffle trailer up from golf outing, see Mr. MaGoo!