Mexico Trail Riders, Inc.Snowmobile Club

    PO Box 564, Mexico, New York 13114-0564

       

www.mexicotrailriders.com

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Presidents Corner

       Trail Notes

                                                                                                   Publication of the Mexico Trail Riders, Inc.

  

September 2010

President’s Corner…

September 2010

 

It’s time to kick off the 010/11 season!

 

We hope this unusually warm summer was enjoyable.

 

The first membership meeting of the year will be September 8th, 7:30 pm at Hazzy’s.

 

As with years past we have some work to do this fall. Areas that require attention are:

  • Re-route in Texas.
  • Re-route in the Volney/New Haven area.
  • Bridge replacement in Palermo.
  • Vacant Officer/BOD positions.

These along with some administrative items will be the main topics for the meeting. There are some pretty heavy lifts here. Need as much input as we can get so please plan on attending.

 

Our summer fundraising event was a food tent at the Hare Scramble at Gear’s farm in Palermo. The event was a success as it generated almost $1,000.00 for the club. Thanks to everyone that helped out by donating their expertise, time and equipment!

 

Membership renewal forms are enclosed. Please consider registering your snowmobile early this fall. It really helps get the state funding in our hands faster.

 

It is with a heavy heart we report the passing of George Toth. George was a founding member of the club and remained active throughout the club’s history. His seasoned advice and rock steady, contemplative encouragement will be missed by all that had the good fortune to engage with him. He touched so much and so many in our club that even the most eloquent words of recognition seem inadequate.

 

Jim Rerko (our treasurer) is in the process of moving out of Central New York. Because of this he will be unable to continue as treasurer. Jim stepped up in his first year as a member and offered his time and knowledge from which the club benefited greatly. Thank-you Jim. 

 

Well that’s it for this month. We hope to see you at the meeting!

Barry

Membership / Sled Registration…  These suggestions help us serve you better: Debbie Trimble

-       Use the NYSSA web site www.nyssnowassoc.org  and print your voucher immediately.  

-       Join or renew your membership on line through MTR’s website at www.mexicotrailriders.com.  We accept Paypal.  Provide your e-mail address and we will e-mail you your voucher.

-       Complete the enclosed membership application and mail your check to us. 

-       At any time, you can print a membership form from MTR’s web site and mail the completed form with your check.       

Please allow us 7 to 10 days to return your voucher by mail.  For a quicker response, provide your e-mail address and we will e-mail you the voucher.

NYSSA NEWS… Consider supplying  NYSSA with your email address – each month they send out News from NYSSA with related links to the Latest Online Newsletter,  NYSSA Website and Member Discounts.

 

Trails… Work Weekends will start to be planned – We thank the many landowners that have given their permission to cross their land with our snowmobile trails.

 

Safety… It’s time to check your personal safety equipment. Do you carry a first aid kit? Is it still in good condition after rattling around in the rear seat compartment for hundreds of miles? Flashlight with new batteries?  How about the condition of your helmet and gear, good enough for another year?

Safety Course… We are working towards a date in October or November – stop by the meeting to reserve your spot.

Happening Around The County…

Sept 25th – Vanderbilt Snowmobile Club - Golf Tournament & Steak Bake, Chance to Win 4-wheeler! More Info contact Mark Kirkoff at 315-675-3663

Sept 25th & 26th - Winona Forest Recreation Association will have its 2nd Annual Picnic, 2nd day will be a work
day & recreational tours (Run, Walk, or Bike the Trails) WFRA needs snowmobiler membership support!!!

Oct 9th – Redfield Club will hold their 4th Annual Chili Cook off at the Reservoir Inn

From the editor… We need your input – (not just because you get a discount on your sled registration) – We all make up our club (defined as an organization composed of people who voluntarily meet on a regular basis for a mutual purpose.)
From our By-Laws -
The purpose of the Mexico Trail Riders, Inc. is as follows: • Promote safe and responsible snowmobiling throughout our trail system and the local area by education and the development of a safe and comprehensive trail system. • Promote greater interest in the sport of snowmobiling in the Mexico, Scriba, New Haven and Palermo areas by maintaining current and developing additional trail opportunities for our citizenry and visitors alike.• To improve the public image of snowmobilers by the safe, considerate and courteous use of trails as well as providing snowmobile safety courses to the community.• To cooperate with local officials to develop mutually satisfactory rules for broader and safer use of snowmobile trails in the community.• To develop a fraternal spirit among landowners, townships, businesses and law enforcement personnel.• To accomplish all club goals with the least amount of disruption to private property and the environment. • To collect dues and/or borrow money for the development and maintenance of snowmobile trail system, related projects and other activities that may be permitted by law. Think about getting involved - more hands make less work & we certainly know how to have FUN! See you at the next meeting. Tracy A. Carvell

Mexico Trail Riders, Inc. Regular Membership Application 2010-2011

Membership Year is September 1st through August 31st. Any application received on or after April 1st will be credited to the following year.

NYS Charities Registration 20-50-85

The Mexico Trail Riders membership is $25.00 per year; with $20 going to the club and $5 to the NYSSA for their basic membership. This is for an individual or family; this includes you, your spouse (married or not) and all children under 18. You may also select to upgrade the NYSSA membership to the Trail Defender level, by selecting this you are doing this in lieu of the basic NYSSA membership, the additional cost is $20. If you have already joined NYSSA through another club you can claim exempt. MTR memberships includes: state registration voucher, decal and a min of 4 issues of Trail Notes, the MTR newsletter.

For the DMV voucher we need the EXACT names and address as it appears on ALL registrations. We have provided spaces for eight names, Member, Spouse (married or not) and up to six children, if there are any additional names required please include them on a separate piece of paper or on the back. Addresses must all be the same, which is what defines a family in the eyes of the voucher. We have provided for a separate mailing and voucher address if needed, if not leave voucher address blank. We only need last names if different from member.

 

Check One: New (__) Renewal (__)

 

First Name (include Initial if on registration)

 

Last Name (only if different from member)

 

Suffix (Jr.,Srt.)

Member

 

 

 

Spouse

 

 

 

1st Child

 

 

 

2nd Child

 

 

 

3rd Child

 

 

 

4th Child

 

 

 

5th Child

 

 

 

6th Child

 

 

 

Address

 

CSZ

 

Voucher

 

CSZ

 

Email

 

Number of Registered Sleds

 

Home Phone:

 

 

 

Membership Options Section – Please Select One

Please Circle

MTR Membership with Basic NYSSA Membership

$25.00

MTR Membership with NYSSA Trail Defender Membership of $25.00

$45.00

                     

 

________________________________________________________                             _______________________________

Member’s Signature                                                   Date

 

By completing this membership for application, I agree to abide by the By-Laws of this Club.  The Club Membership Secretary will send Voucher via e-mail or US mail after each year’s renewal payment is received.

 

Make checks payable to: Mexico Trail Riders, Inc. – P.O. Box 564 – Mexico, New York 13114-0564

To be filled out by membership secretary:

Received $_______/Cash/Check # _______  Logged by ______ / Map / Voucher #______

MEXICO TRAIL RIDERS

2010 – 2011

Calendar of Events

 

 

 

Wednesday September 8, 2010

Membership Meeting 7:30

 Hazzy’z Tavern – New Haven

 

Wednesday January 5, 2010

Board of Directors Meeting 7:30   

 

 

Wednesday October 13, 2010

Membership Meeting 7:30

Hazzy’z Tavern – New Haven

 

Wednesday January 12, 2011

Membership Meeting 7:30

Hazzy’z Tavern – New Haven

October / November

Snowmobile Safety Course

Watch for Details

Friday January 14, 2011

Annual Dinner Party & Reverse Raffle    6pm Arena’s Eis House

Wednesday November 3, 2010

Officer’s Meeting 7:30

TBA

Wednesday February 9, 2011

Membership Meeting 7:30

Hazzy’z Tavern – New Haven

Wednesday November 10, 2010

Membership Meeting 7:30

Hazzy’z Tavern – New Haven

 

Wednesday March 9, 2011

Membership Meeting 7:30

Hazzy’z Tavern – New Haven

 

Wednesday December 8, 2010

Membership Meeting/ Holiday Mixer   7:30

Hazzy’z Tavern – New Haven

 

Wednesday April 13, 2011

Membership Meeting 7:30

Hazzy’z Tavern – New Haven

 

 

May 11, 2011 END OF SEASON SOCIAL

 DRIVEWAY INN Palermo, NY 7PM

 

NYSSA Forum April 15, 16 & 17, 2010

Holiday Inn - Liverpool, NY

 

 

 

 

 

 
APRIL 2010
 
General… Our next Membership meeting is our annual meeting with elections for the 2010-2011 season.  The meeting will be held at Jeff & Mary's Driveway Inn, 4169 State Route 3, Palermo, on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.  Tell your friends and family to come join in on all our fun! Plan on attending our next membership meeting.
 
Presidents Corner…
 
This month's meeting will be held Wednesday, April 14th at 7:30 at Driveway Inn.  We will hold annual elections and a short business meeting followed by some social time.  As I mentioned before, this is one of the most important meetings as it's a great way to participate in the process and converse with the newly elected leaders for next season.

As this season comes to a close I would like to thank the officers, directors and members that worked selflessly to maintain our trails, equipment, finances, administration, communications, landowner rapport, membership and fundraising.  We had our fair share of challenges this season and as usual the team stepped up and got it done.  Most notable is the number of folks participating increased with some new folks in roles of primary responsibility.  Thanks again.

Well that's about it.  Enjoy the offseason.  Don't forget the "High-Gear" Hair-scramble event July 25th in Palermo.  We cook breakfast and lunch for several hundred riders and spectators.  It's always a lot of fun.
 
 
Barry
 
Membership…  Thank you everyone for joining the Mexico Trail Riders.  We cannot close the year without a fond farewell to our good friend Harv Lehtonen, our membership secretary.  Harv could always be counted on to get the vouchers to each member, no matter the hour, and with a friendly smile.  We miss you dear friend!  
 
Sled Registration… Remember to register your sled in August - that will help the trail fund money get out to the clubs faster.
 
NYSSA NEWS… The Annual Meeting of the Corporation is being held April 16-18th in Liverpool, NY.  The following club members will be attending this educational event:  Jim Rerko, Sal Lanza, Barry Trimble, Debbie Trimble and Tracy Carvell.

Please be sure to check out www.nysnowmobiler.com.  A second call for action from NYSSA - Right on the home page is a lot of information and many links for all snowmobilers to take action.
 
County… At the March meeting elections were held.  President - Ed Montieth (Redfield); VP - Mark Kirkoff (Vanderbilt); Secretary / Treasurer - Linda Middleton (Square Valley); NYSSA District Director - Dan Middleton (Square Valley); Alternate NYSSA District Director - Keith DKLN (Vanderbilt); and County Trail Coordinator - Tracy Carvell (MTR).  The next County meeting will be April 21st at 7:30 p.m. - location to be announced at MTR's Membership meeting.
 
Trails…. ARE CLOSED FOR THE SEASON.  Please help pick up debris and communicate if you see areas that need attention.  If you want to help out contact the trail coordinator or stop by the next meeting to get your name and number on our list for work duty.
 
Fundraising… TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE -  2010 Super Raffle sponsored by the Onondaga County Snowmobile Association - 50 prizes totaling over $40,000 on this year's ticket.   Tickets are once again $5 each. For each ticket we sell we get $2.50 back.The first three prizes are snowmobiles: 2010 Arctic Cat F570, 2010 Polaris Rush, 2010 Ski-Doo MXZ 600 Sport.

********** VERY IMPORTANT **************

Be sure to have all tickets turned into Driveway Inn by April 15th.  If you don't you will have to bring them to the Holiday Inn in Liverpool by noon Saturday the 17th or they will not count.  Be sure to put MTR on the bottom of the ticket.
 
From the editor…   This will be the last newsletter for 2009-2010.  We will start back up September 2010.

I would like to thank Debbie Trimble for moving us into the 21st century and getting our newsletter to an online format - this saves us money & our environment.  We will still snail mail the newsletter to members who choose to receive it that way.

We are working on making the MTR newsletter more personable with adding pictures.  If you have any pictures from MTR events, please forward them to me at edgex600@netzero.net.

Let's look ahead for a moment - We request your input for next year's newsletters.  Our goal is to make this a fun publication...including more information about club members and activities.  Any ideas or suggestions, please email me at edgex600@netzero.net.  We appreciate your input.

Hope to see a lot of you at our SUMMER FUNDRAISER - The Hare Scramble at Gear's Farm in Palermo on Saturday, July 25, 2010.  We do lots of cooking...including Barry on the french fries (please help him)!!  We welcome all volunteers.  If you're interested, e-mail Debbie at btrimble1@twcny.rr.com.  We are looking at scheduling short shifts 5:00 a.m. to about 5 or 6 p.m.  Let her know what time is good for you.  Lots of fun!!

Don't forget snowmobiling is an all year round sport - educate and promote the sport in a positive professional way and help out when you can!

HAVE A SAFE & ENJOYABLE SUMMER!

Tracy
 
 
 Kris Lehtonen, Harv Lehtonen, & Harry Bartlett at last year's
Hare Scramble.


MTR Food Tent at the Hare Scramble.  Everyone is hard at work!
Very successful.
Officers
President
Expires 4/2010
Vice President
Expires 4/2010
Recording Secretary
Expires 4/2010
Treasurer
Expires 4/2010
Editor
Expires 4/2010
Trail Coordinator
Expires 4/2010
Groomer Maintenance Coordinator
Expires 4/2010
Groomer Operations Coordinator
Expires 4/2010
Membership Secretary
Expires 4/2010
Board of Directors
5th  Term
Expires 4/2010
13th Term  
Expires 4/2010
7th Term
Expires 4/2010
1st Term
Kris Lehtonen
Expires 4/2010
12th Term
Expires 4/2010
15th Term
George Toth
Expires 4/2010
4th Term
Expires 4/2010
 

       Trail Notes

                                                                                                   Publication of the Mexico Trail Riders, Inc.

  

MARCH 2010

 

General… Our next Membership meeting is at HAZZY’S St Rt 104 New Haven - Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.  If you have information or suggestions that you would like to see in our newsletter please email Tracy Carvell at edgex600@netzero.com. Tell your friends and family to come join in on all our fun!  Plan on attending our next membership meeting.

 

Presidents Corner…

 

Greetings!!

 

Ok, guess we have to face the fact that we are not going to have a banner year for riding as the snow fall has been less than we had hoped.  March is right around the corner and with a little luck we will get some snow and the temperature will cooperate.  As I have mentioned many times, riding is only part of it.  Belonging to an organization made up of folks with common interests has many benefits.

 

The March meeting will cover the normal fare as well as continuing discussions on replacing the Bell and preparing for the elections in April.  This will be our last meeting of the year at Hazzy’s.

 

The April meeting will be held at Driveway Inn.  We will hold annual elections and a short business meeting followed by some social time.  The club will sponsor pizza and wings.  Great opportunity to meet other members and participate in the process (not to mention free food J).

 

Schedule:

  • March 10, 2010, 7:30 p.m. at Hazzy’s - General membership meeting.
  • April 14, 2010, 7:30 p.m. at Driveway Inn - Elections, abbreviated membership meeting and social time.

 

Thanks for tuning in.

 

Barry

 

Membership…  Registrations are winding down as the end of February approaches.  The club processed 402 memberships for the season with an additional 93 processed by members on-line through NYSSA.  For the 2008-2009 season, the club processed 431 memberships with an additional 54 processed by members on-line through NYSSA.  Thank you for joining the Mexico Trail Riders.   

 

Sled Registration…These suggestions help us better serve you:

 

-       Join or renew your membership on line at www.mexicotrailriders.com and pay on-line (Paypal).  This saves a step in the process.  If you provide your e-mail address, we can e-mail you your voucher for a faster turnaround time.

-       If you would rather mail a check, please print a membership form from the web site and mail the completed form with your check.  Please allow us 7-10 days to return your voucher.  If you provide your e-mail address, we can e-mail you your voucher.

-       Use the NYSSA web site.   Print your voucher immediately.  

 

NYSSA NEWS… The Annual Meeting of the Corporation

Each year NYSSA must conduct its Annual Meeting for the delegates from member clubs.  The number of voting delegates at the Annual Meeting from each club is determined according to the By-Laws.  The President will preside over the annual Meeting, unless a presiding official is approved by the Board.  Any voting conducted during a committee report will be presided over by the committee chair.  It is the responsibility of the Board to approve an Annual Meeting organizing committee to be chaired by the Executive Director.  Further, NYSSA shall procure the services of a professional, disinterested third party parliamentarian.  Please be sure to check out www.nysnowmobiler.com.  As a member you can login and read the latest meeting synopsis, read the Online Newsletter, renew your membership, find a list of membership discounts and much much more.

 

County… Next meeting will be March 17th, 7:30pm, at the Boat House, St Rt 49 in Constantia, NY.

 

Trails…. Please be safe and communicate if you see areas that need attention. If you want to help out contact the trail coordinator or stop by the next meeting to get your name and number on our list for work duty.

 

Fundraising… TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE -  2010 Super Raffle sponsored by the Onondaga County Snowmobile Association - 50 prizes totaling over $40,000 on this year's ticket.   Tickets are once again $5 each. For each ticket we sell we get $2.50 back. The first three prizes are snowmobiles: 2010 Arctic Cat F570, 2010 Polaris Rush, 2010 Ski-Doo MXZ 600 Sport.

 

From the editor…   The Educational Forum – Held at the Holiday Inn, Liverpool, NY, April 16 – 18 2010.  For convenience, the Forum is held in conjunction with the Annual meeting.  It usually begins on Friday afternoon with social activities and networking opportunities in the evening, informational courses all day Saturday, and the Awards Banquet on Saturday evening.  The NYSSA Super Raffle Winners are drawn Saturday evening.

 

Very often a trade show with snowmobile industry vendors available is held in conjunction with these events. There's a lot to see and do - and every Club should consider sending its full cadre of delegates.

 

BIG WELCOME TO NEW CLUB MEMBERS.

 

Officers

President

Barry Trimble

Expires 4/2010

Vice President

Tracy Carvell

Expires 4/2010

Recording Secretary

Sally Piepoli

Expires 4/2010

Treasurer

Audrey Myers

Expires 4/2010

Editor

Denise Mannise

Expires 4/2010

Trail Coordinator

Daniel Cartier

Expires 4/2010

Groomer Maintenance Coordinator

Chris Taylor

Expires 4/2010

Groomer Operations Coordinator

Dave Mannise

Expires 4/2010

Membership Secretary

Harv Lehtonen

Expires 4/2010

Board of Directors

5th  Term

Jim Barbur

Expires 4/2010

13th Term  

Harry Bartlett

Expires 4/2010

7th Term

Harold Hurlbut

Expires 4/2010

1st Term

Kris Lehtonen

Expires 4/2010

12th Term

Steven Simpelaar

Expires 4/2010

15th Term

George Toth

Expires 4/2010

4th Term

John Washer

Expires 4/2010

 

 

February 2010
 
General… Our next Membership meeting is at HAZZY’S St Rt 104 New Haven - Wednesday, 7:30pm February 10, 2010. If you have information or suggestions that you would like to see in our newsletter please email me at edgex600@netzero.com. Tell your friends and family to come join in on all our fun! Plan on attending our next membership meeting.
 
President’s Corner…
The January fundraiser was a success to say the least. More than 220 tickets were sold - making it one of the best turnouts ever. Thanks to everyone that participated and a very special thanks to the volunteers and sponsors. We couldn’t do it without your support. Even in these tough economic times the membership and community stepped up to support our organization. Good stuff.
 
Fundraising will be the main topic of discussion at the February BOD meeting. Our state funding will be reduced by about 23% as compared to the 2008/09 season. This is about $9,000.00 less than we were eligible for last year. Unfortunately, given the state’s significant current budget shortfall and ongoing fiscal issues I expect this trend to continue. We will report the results and recommendations from the Board at the February membership meeting.
 
Our next regular meeting is February 10, 2010 at 7:30 at the Hazzy’s.
Hope to see you there.
 
The Board of Directors meeting will be held at Driveway Inn, Monday, February 8th at 7:30.
 
Barry
 
Membership…  We are currently at 472 memberships for the season – or 1,009+ members. Some interesting facts… Of the 472 memberships, 374 renewed their memberships by 12/31/2009 (important when obtaining trail monies from the state). We had 82 members renew their memberships via NYSSA.   Forty-eight of our memberships are landowners – thank you for your support. We have members that hail from the states of Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Michigan and of course the great State of New York. 
 
Our members from NY reside throughout the state, including Garrison, New City, Cohoes, Poughkeepsie, Auburn, Baldwinsville, New Haven, Brewerton Bridgeport, Canastota, Central Square, Cicero, Clay, East Syracuse, Fulton, Hannibal, Hastings, Syracuse, Kirkville, Lacona, Liverpool, Lycoming, Manlius, Maple View, Mexico, Minetto, Oswego, Parish, Pennellville, Phoenix, Pulaski, Mattydale, North Syracuse, Williamstown, Henderson Harbor, Mannsville, South Colton, Binghamton, Sanborn, Lyons, Webster, Alpine, Horseheads and Painted Post. 
 
Below are some suggestions as to how to get your voucher.
 
Sled Registration…These suggestions help us better serve you:
 
-       Join or renew your membership on line at www.mexicotrailriders.com and pay on-line (Paypal).  This saves a step in the process. If you provide your e-mail address, we can e-mail you your voucher for a faster turnaround time.
-       If you would rather mail a check, please print a membership form from the web site and mail the completed form with your check. Please allow us 7-10 days to return your voucher. If you provide your e-mail address, we can e-mail you your voucher.
-       Use the NYSSA web site.   Print your voucher immediately.  
 
NYSSA NEWS… Please be sure to check out www.nysnowmobiler.com.  As a member you can login and read the latest meeting synopsis, read the Online Newsletter, renew your membership, find a list membership Discounts and much much more.
 
County… Last county meeting was well attended and special session with Steve Lewis from NYS Parks.  Steve and his staff work hard on our behalf. He understands our challenges and looks for ways to help us be successful.  Oswego County has been chosen to be a pilot county for an automated trail grant program.
 
Trails…. Please be safe and communicate if you see areas that need attention. If you want to help out contact the trail coordinator or stop by the next meeting to get your name and number on our list for work duty.
 
Fundraising… 2010 Super Rafflesponsored by the Onondaga County Snowmobile Association - 50 prizes totaling over $40,000 on this year's ticket.   Tickets are once again $5 each. For each ticket we sell we get $2.50 back.The first three prizes are snowmobiles: 2010 Arctic Cat F570, 2010 Polaris Rush, 2010 Ski-Doo MXZ 600 Sport
 
Upcoming events… February 12th – 14th Annual Great Eastern Whiteout hosted by our neighboring club F.A.S.T.  Visit www.thegreateasternwhiteout.net for more information. If you would like to volunteer to help make this a successful event, please email Tracy Carvell at edgex600@netzero.com or call 598-6033 to get your name and number on the list to work 2 or 3 hours or longer if you have the time.  Let’s show our snowmobile spirit and help promote our sport.
 
From the editor…   SPEED LIMIT
There is a 55-mph speed limit on New York's trails unless otherwise posted lower.
We urge riders to travel at "reasonable and prudent speed for the existing conditions". Reasonable means remembering that many families are out riding together, enjoying the outdoors. Slow down when you meet other riders, ease up when you come to a curve, bridge or rise in the trail.
If you are unable to control your sled enough to keep it to the right hand side of the trail and stop in a safe and prudent manner -  you're riding too fast!
All law enforcement officers of the state, including Sheriffs, local and State Police, State Park Police, Environmental Conservation Officers, and Forest Rangers are authorized to enforce snowmobile laws and regulations. Law enforcement agencies actively patrol New York State snowmobile trails. It is increasingly common to find a road block or a trail block manned by officers checking compliance with legal requirements, frequently at the request of the organized snowmobile user community.
State law enforcement aid is available to municipalities for law enforcement programs. For more information, contact the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.
You must stop for anyone in uniform who asks you to halt. Please also stop for any landowner who asks you to - it's their property! For safety's sake - come to a halt for anyone who is flagging you down on the trails, and find out what they want.
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING WINNERS AT OUR JANUARY PARTY!
3RD PLACE – MARK GREENE
2ND PLACE – JIM GATES
1ST PLACE – HAD FRAVOR SR.
GRAND PRIZE – RENEE GOSSELIN (TICKET SOLD BY RON CLARKE)


 Trail News - January 2010
 

General…
Our next Membership meeting is at HAZZY’S, St Rt 104, New Haven - Wednesday, 7:30pm January 13, 2010. If you have information or suggestions that you would like to see in our newsletter please email me at edgex600@netzero.com.
Tell your friends and family to come join in on all our fun! Plan on attending our next membership meeting.
 
President’s Corner…
The big news for this month is the Eis House will again be hosting our annual “Reverse Raffle” fundraiser. The date is January 15, 2010. This is our largest single fundraising event of the year and for the uninitiated, it’s a ton of fun. We hope you can join us and please spread the word. The unseasonable weather pattern we are currently experiencing is temporary but, it keeps us from seeing our fellow riders on the trails. This makes this event all the more important as it provides an opportunity to maintain member relationships which in turn keeps the organization strong. Please contact one of the directors to purchase tickets. Tickets will be available at the door until they are sold out.
 
Signing and trail prep is nearly complete and the groomers are ready to go. A big thanks to everyone that helped out!
 
Best wishes for the New Year.
       Barry
 
Membership…  Debbie Trimble has stepped up to take over as Membership Secretary – you can email Debbie at btrimble1@twcny.rr.com. A “Big Thank You” to Debbie for taking on this roll, memberships is one of the important functions of our club.
 
Below are some suggestions as to how to get your voucher right from your printer at home.
 
Sled Registration…These suggestions help us better serve you:
 
-       Join or renew your membership on line. This saves a step in the process.
-       If you would rather mail a check please print a membership form from the web site and mail the completed form with your check.
-       Use the NYSSA web site. Print your voucher immediately.  
 
Please allow us 7 to 10 days to return your voucher.
 
NYSSA NEWS… Please be sure to check out www.nysnowmobiler.com.  As a member you can login and read the latest meeting synopsis, read the Online Newsletter, renew your membership, find a list membership Discounts and much much more. Next local NYSSA meeting is Feb 6, 2010 at the Holiday Inn Syracuse - Liverpool.
 
Trails…. Are open –Please be safe and communicate if you see areas that need attention. If you want to help out, contact the trail coordinator or stop by the next meeting to get your name and number on our list for work duty.
 
Public Relations… As always we are looking for ways to increase our presence in the local community. If you have any suggestions please come to the next meeting or Email any of us through our web site.
 
Upcoming events… January 10th& every Sunday till the end of March QUAKER STEAK & LUBE will be hold Snowmobile Sunday’sPRIZES MUSIC & FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY. Listen to B104.7 for more information. .February 12th – 14th is the Annual Great Eastern Whiteout hosted by our neighboring club F.A.S.T.  Visit www.thegreateasternwhiteout.net for more information.
 
From the editor…  It is UNLAWFUL to operate a snowmobile:
  1. at a speed greater than reasonable or prudent under the surrounding conditions, or at a speed greater than 55 mph
  2. in any careless, reckless, or negligent manner
  3. while the operator is intoxicated
  4. without the required lights
  5. on the tracks of an operating railroad
  6. in any tree nursery or planting in a manner that damages growing stock
  7. on private property without the consent of the owner
  8. towing a sleigh or toboggan except with a rigid tow bar
  9. in any way that the operator fails to yield to an emergency vehicle approaching from any direction 10. in any way that fails to comply with a lawful order from a police officer
  10. on a frozen body of water within one hundred feet of a skater, ice fisherman, ice fishing house, or other person not on a snowmobile except at the minimum speed required to maintain forward motion
  11. within one hundred feet of a dwelling between 12 midnight and 6 AM at a speed greater than the minimum speed required to maintain forward motion.
PLEASE BE SAFE THIS SEASON & HAVE FUN! TRACY
We are always looking for more people to get involved in all aspects of the club. We have had a lot of new people step up and take on important rolls.  There are plenty of other areas where we still need help maintaining “OUR” club. If you have an interest in helping out and simply cannot make it to the meetings please email Barry or Tracy and they can guide you in the right direction.
Big Thank You goes out to all the people who have taken new roles and to who have said they are willing to help. If the club has not taken you up on your offer – don’t worry - we will...
A lot of good friends have been made through the years and a lot more to come. 
BIG WELCOME TO NEW CLUB MEMBERS.
 
FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 2010
Grand Prize - $4,500.00; 1st Prize - $250.00 Cash
2nd Prize - $150.00 Cash; 3rd Prize - $100.00 Cash
 
Tickets will be drawn at the party in reverse order.
Door prizes and 50/50 raffles will be held at the party.
The party will be held at Arena’s Eis House- Corner of Watson Avenue & Academy Street Mexico, New York on Friday, January 15th, 2010. Refreshments and appetizers will be served starting at 6:00 PM with dinner to follow at 7:00 PM.

 

       Trail Notes

                                                                                                   Publication of the Mexico Trail Riders, Inc.

  

December 2009

 

General… Our next Membership meeting is at HAZZY’S, St Rte 104, New Haven - Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 7:30 pm. Tell your friends and family to come join in on all our fun!  Plan on attending our next membership meeting.

 

President’s Corner…

 

Happy December! What a great time of year. Hunting season is in full swing and snowmobile season is just around the corner.

 

The next meeting is December 9th at 7:30 at the Hazzy’s. We will have a short meeting followed by a social hour in celebration of the upcoming holidays. We hope you will be able to join us. One of the benefits of being a member of MTR is the opportunity the club provides to connect with folks with similar interests. These connections help make the club stronger as well. 

 

There are a couple important agenda items, as we need to discuss plans and schedule for trail preparation and logistics for the January fundraiser.

 

In closing, it is with a heavy heart that I inform you of the passing of Harv Lehtonen. Harv was very active in the club as membership secretary and could be counted on to lend a hand no matter what the task. His positive attitude set him apart and will be missed by many. We send our deepest sympathy to his family.

 

Barry

 

Below are some suggestions as to how to get your voucher right from your printer at home.

 

Sled Registration…These suggestions help us serve you better:

 

-       Join or renew your membership on line. This saves a step in the process.

-       If you would rather mail a check, please print a membership form from the web site and mail the completed form with your check.

-       Use the NYSSA web site. Print your voucher immediately.   

 

Please allow us 7 to 10 days to return your voucher by mail.  For a quicker response, provide your e-mail address and we will e-mail you the voucher.

 

 

NYSSA NEWS… Please be sure to check out www.nysnowmobiler.com.  As a member you can login and read the latest meeting synopsis, read the Online Newsletter, renew your membership, find a list of membership Discounts and much much more.

 

Trails…. Trails open Dec. 22, at 8:00 p.m. if we have three or more inches of snow on the ground. Final preparation is underway; there may be a few spots that need some work.  If you want to help out, contact the trail coordinator.

 

Public Relations… Tis the season to be giving. If you have any time to spare or just would like to take a break from your own busy lives – Consider helping out a food pantry or a local church or a needy family that would love a helping hand for a few hours; ask a friend to volunteer with you; we could even do something as a group if you bring your idea to the next meeting.  Together we all can make a difference.

 

Safety Course… Pulaski-Boylston Dec. 19th, Oswego County Public Safety Center, 39 Churchill Road, Oswego. Dec. 13; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 19 and noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 20. Pre-registration is required by calling 349-3259 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 

Upcoming events…  Save the date – Friday, January 15, 2010 is our annual party. Around the county – Dec. 20th – Vanderbilt Snowmobile Club will be raffling of a 2009 Ski Doo MXZ Trail 500ss at The Manhattan Moon Restaurant.

 

From the editor… Snowmobilers Code of Ethics

 

  • Alcohol and Snowmobiling Don’t Mix
  • Obey the Rules and Laws of the State in Which You Are Riding
    • Stay on marked trails or roads and riding areas open to snowmobiling.
    • Check for any special laws, regulations or closures
  • Ride Responsibly
    • Respect the rights of property owners
    • Exhaust systems should not be modified in a way that increases sound levels
    • Never ride alone
    • Let someone know your planned route, destination and when you will arrive
    • Ride smart, be prepared and stay in control
  • Respect All Wildlife
    • Do not harass or harm wildlife or their surroundings
  • Respect Wilderness Closures
    • Respect those areas that are off-limits to motorized vehicles
    • All users have a responsibility to care for and share the lands
  • Respect All User Groups
    • Be courteous to other people recreating
    • Only pass when conditions are safe and never pass on blind corners
    • Always stay to the right of the trail
  • Make Responsible Choices - You are an Ambassador for our Sport!
    • Promote proper snowmobile education and training
    • Peer pressure works. Use your influence to promote responsible conduct.

 

MTRs BIGGEST FUNDRAISER – KEEP FRIDAY, 1/15/2010 OPEN

Grand Prize - $4,500.00

1st Prize - $250.00 Cash

2nd Prize - $150.00 Cash

3rd Prize - $100.00 Cash

 

(Tickets will be drawn at the party in reverse order - which is last ticket drawn

will be the winner of the grand prize. 

I.e. in order of tickets drawn 3rd prize, 2nd prize, 1st prize and grand prize.)

 

Tickets are $50.00 each and are limited to 300.  Each ticket also includes one dinner at the party.  One guest dinner can be purchased for $10.00 payable in advance or at the door on day of the party for $15.00. (So get yours in advance).

Door prizes and 50/50 raffles will be held at the party.

The party will be held at Arena’s Eis House- Corner of Watson Avenue & Academy Street Mexico, New York on Friday, January 15th, 2010. Refreshments and appetizers will be served starting at 6:00 PM with dinner to follow at 7:00 PM.

 

 

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This Years Pervious Presidents Corner

November 2009

 

A little recent history.

 

From November 2007….

The big news this month is we are purchasing a new groomer (well at least new to us). The membership has authorized the purchase of a 1996 Tucker Sno Cat Model 1000 with a Mogul Master drag. 116 horse power diesel with a turbo to boot…. What more could you ask for? Having three machines should really help given the number of miles we currently have in the system.

 

From December 2007….

The subject of many of my messages is the contribution so many make to keep the club strong and without a doubt we couldn’t do it without them. This time of year I can’t help but think about the folks less fortunate than us and especially the kids that will go without this holiday season. At the end of the November meeting I read a memo from one of our local charities requesting donations to purchase gifts for local kids. In true MTR style the $25.00 request turned into a $100.00 motion and was unanimously carried. Just another example of the selflessness of our membership. Enough said.

 

From March 2008....

To: President MTR

From: A MTR Club Member in Scriba

Subject: Great Job

I have to start by saying what a difference a year makes. I am on the Scriba side of the trail system, and the trails have been awesome. It has been the talk of the town on how well the Mexico trails have been this year. Trails like these make me want to stay here and not go up on Tug Hill. Great job and keep up the good work!

 

To: President MTR

From: Four Riders from Binghamton, NY

Subject 2007-2008 Trail Conditions

I just wanted to write and express our heartfelt appreciation for the great job you do in both marking the trails within your clubs boundaries as well as maintaining them during this year’s riding season. In closing just wanted to let all of you know your efforts are appreciated!

 

To November 2009….

The October meeting ranks right up there with some of the clubs proudest moments. Several folks stepped up to play significant roles in administrative, trail preparation and groomer preparation. Many were fairly new to the organization while others have volunteered unselfishly for several years. Any organization is only as good as its people. There’s no question we have many of the best. Thank-you

 

We have several items on the agenda for the November meeting. We hope to see you there! Thanks again.

 

Barry

October 2009

Fall is here!

My oldest son and Phil have been shopping for a beater sled and the garage conversations move from moto-cross to snowmobile season. Ya gotta love it!

 

October is a busy time for membership renewal and registration. We have some challenges this year with resources so please be patient with us.

 

Here’s a couple suggestions that would help us better serve you:

-           Join or renew your membership on line. This saves a step in the process.

-           If you would rather mail a check please print a membership form from the website and mail the completed form with your check.

-           When you receive the renewal form in the mail, please return it with your check promptly.

-           Use the NYSSA website if you need immediate service. They will notify us when you register.

 

Please allow 10 to 14 days to return your voucher.         

 

We will be continuing discussions on the forming of trail and administrative committees. We are looking for 3 or 4 folks in each area that have interest in leading the development of these committees. Please contact me or Tracy if interested.

 

The October meeting will be held on October 14, 2009 at 7:30 at Hazzy’s. Hope to see you there.

 

Thank-you!!

 

Barry

 

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