Dear Fellow Snowseekers,

I would like to open this month’s newsletter with an important reminder that our big fundraiser is coming up very soon. We have less than a couple weeks to have everything come together and make it a success again this year.  But there is still a lot of work to be done, so let’s get started.  The most important tasks that requires all of our efforts is to continue to sell, sell, sell, and sell more tickets.  We need to have every ticket sold before the event on April 11, 2015. Over the past years we have had a few tickets that were unsold before this date, and luckily we were able to sell those at the door.  The biggest setback has been, and always will be, MEMBERS that show up the day of the fundraiser with unsold tickets.  Please, if you are having trouble selling the allotted 10 tickets let us know.  We have members that are able to buy or sell more tickets, and can help get every seat filled.   Everybody has neighbors, family relatives, friends, business associates, or someone who owes you a favor, therefore sell them a ticket. This is a great event to show everyone what a small group of snowmobile enthusiast can do when we all work together.

Ginny and Joni are still looking for donations for the Chinese auction, lottery tree, and gift card baskets. These two ladies put a lot of time and effort into the event, and help raise the most money with their raffles so please help support them.  Bring a couple of lottery tickets, gift cards, or anything of any value and watch these two make it work. If you are creative, or have a passion for making gift baskets then please go ahead and show us your talent by crafting a gift basket of your own.  Not only will you impress everyone with your skills, but I know Ginny and Joni would also greatly appreciate the help.  At the last meeting we decided that the Black and Gold Vet Fundraiser we do every year will still continue this year, however instead of donating the money to an organization we will give the money to a local vet in need.  If anybody knows of someone please let us know.  We will be deciding who to make the donation to in the near future.

Help is needed with the set-up and food preparation before the event, during the event, and after the event. Most of the details will be discussed at this month’s meeting so please attend.  If you cannot make the meeting then contact Jim Wright. If you are unable to make it to the event due to work schedule or a prior commitment, we still need help with the set up the night before and all of Saturday.    It would be nice to see some of our shyer members faces

Something new will be happening at the end of our club outings and gatherings.  Drew Amsler is preparing a slide show presentation, with the help of Mike Steinmetz, which will display some of our club’s most memorable moments.  If you have any photos on your smartphone that you wish to share, then please bring your phone and cord with you to the meeting in order for Drew to download these photos onto his laptop. Drew will also be updating our website and is looking for photos for that.  Please share any snowmobile pictures, as well as any of our functions’ pictures.  Contributing pictures to slideshow and website will also help Sandy with this year’s Club Yearbook.  She will have access to the photos and will be able to print any she needs.  If you want to share a picture for the Yearbook, or be on the BIG screen then this is your chance.

The Good Friday shoot this year is April 3, the day after our meeting.  If you plan to attend please call Dean Cercone ASAP.  He needs a count for the shooting range in order for them to have enough staff and food for our group.  This is always a great outing with fellow members and friends each year.

I would like take this time to welcome the Braden family that has recently joined our Club.  Brian and his wife Erin have two children Abby and Griffin.  Please introduce yourself the next time you see them and make them feel welcomed.

I want to let everyone know that one of our founding members, Dale Kline, is in the hospital.  Dale recently had a stroke and also suffered a heart attack, so please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.  We all wish for him to make a speedy recovery.

Since I started writing the newsletter in September I always closed with “Think Snow” or “Let it Snow.”  Now that we are approaching the spring and summer seasons my closing line will need a small altercation.  With that being said…

“Get out and enjoy the mild weather”

Sincerely
Norb

Dates to Remember:

***April 2, 2015 Board Meeting at the Harmony Moose @ 7:00***
***April 2, 2015 meeting at the Harmony Moose @ 8pm***
***April 3, 2015 Good Friday Shoot contact Dean Cercone***
***April 11, 2015 Spring Fund Raiser @ St Ferdinad’s Social Hall***
***April 18, 2015 PSSA’s Annual Membership Conference and Awards***
***June 27, 2015 Scott and Sandy Wedding @ Clubhouse***