February 2012 Newsletter

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Volume 1, Issue 29 February 2012

Inside this issue:

UPCOMING EVENTS….. First and most importantly THANK YOU, WE APPRECIATE YOU ! Without your support our club would not be what it is today. We appreciate you whether you work on trails, sell tickets to our events, write articles for our newsletter, volunteer at the annual Snowmobile and Outdoor Sports Show, make a monetary donation, purchase a membership to our club, or attend our events. Please join us during the month of February at the following planned events:

February Events




Gas Tax


No-Show Snow


Raffle Tickets


Poker Run


Groomer Support


Please join us and show your support and as always…. “THINK SNOW” GROOMER & BUILDING SUPPORT BENEFIT Saturday, February 18, 2011 8:00 PM - ? Tom’s Tavern, Maple Springs, NY

FEDERATION RIDE IN Sunday, February 12, 2011 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Stockton Fireman’s Grounds, Stockton, NY

2nd ANNUAL SNOWMOBILE POKER RUN (this year to benefit Chautauqua County Water Emergency Team) Sunday, February 26, 2011—11:00 AM Vikings Lake Park (or at multiple sponsoring locations see page 9 in this newsletter)

Board of Directors Nominations being taken Nominations are now being taken for 4 open Board of Director’s seats that are up for election this year. Nominations must be submitted by the time of the regular meeting on March 7th and elections will be held at the annual meeting on March 21st. If you are interested in taking part in the future of the club by serving on the Board of Directors or as a club officer, please contact Chuck at news@ellerysnocruisers.org or by phone at 716-969-5986.

Meeting Schedule

Ellery Sno-Cruisers regular club meetings will be held at the Bemus Point Golf Club on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, beginning at 7:00. Watch our website for changes and/or updates. www.ellerysnowww.ellerysno-cruisers.org. cruisers.org.

All members are welcomed!

Phone: (716) 483483-1435 • Fax: (716) 483483-3995 •E•E-mail: service@jamestownawning.com

If you want to keep up-to-date on what is going on with your club, join our group on Facebook. You can find out the latest information on trail conditions, grooming, work parties, and other activities. Share your riding experience and information with other members. Photos are also being posted frequently.

Officers and Directors

Visit our group at: http:// www.facebook.com/pages/Ellery-SnoCruisers/133144796764715

President Vice President Secretary Treasurer

Jamie Carlson Mike Allenson Chuck Hinman Sandy Carlson

Click “Like” to get up to the minute notifications from the club and to keep up with the current trail conditions and grooming status.

Signing Coordinator

Ray Head

Land Owner Coordinator

Jim Cheney

Trail Coordinators: Bemus-Stockton Trail Stockton Area Trails Gerry Trail

Ryan Kelley Don Meder Conrad Mason

Membership Coordinator

Dawn Gilbert


Jim Cheney Mike Allenson Harold Mong Ray Head Tim Ode Don Meder Conrad Mason Jaimie Kayner Donna Crandall

Club Phone 716-499-7539

Events Club Meeting: Feb 1, 2012 - 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM Annual Federation Ride-In: Feb 12, 2012 - 11:00 AM to 05:00 PM Federation Meeting at Stockton Fire hall: Feb 14, 2012 - 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM Club Meeting: Feb 15, 2012 - 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM Annual Building Support Party: Feb 18, 2012 - 08:00 PM to 11:00 PM ESC/Kiwanis Poker Run: February 26, 2012 Club Meeting: (BOD Nominations Due). Mar 7, 2012 - 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM Federation Meeting at the Stockton Fire hall: Mar 13, 2012 - 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM Club Meeting: (BOD Elections). Mar 21, 2012 - 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM Check our website for changes and updates:

www.ellerysnowww.ellerysno-cruisers.org. cruisers.org.

Trail Hotline 800-242-4569

Club Phone 716-499-7539

Check out the club photo albums on-line at: http://picasaweb.google.com/ Ellerysnocruisers

Free Money from New York State!! When Fueling up on the trails please remember to go inside and ask to sign the log sheet for your gas purchase. The State of New York will reimburse participating clubs $.08 per gallon of road tax for all fuel sold for use in your snowmobiles. Certain stations in the county are taking the extra step in supporting clubs by keeping the log sheets and collecting the receipts. Please support the stations that are supporting your club. Even if you are fueling up after hours, you can hold on to your receipt and sign the log sheet the next time you purchase gas.

I’M DREAMING OF A WHITE FEBRUARY Thus far this year, the weather has not cooperated for us. The Lake Erie snow machine that brings us as much as 300 inches of the white stuff per season has not brought us our usual snow but has dropped it’s participation in the form of rain. The brief few days that the trails were able to be opened were followed by several days of thaw. It’s enough to make even Al Gore say “I told you so”. On the bright side, looking back at past years, a late start for the snowmobiling season was followed by a lots of snow, cold and great riding. If this year is like others in the past, we still have some awesome times to look forward to. Lets hope that it will hold true this year too! In the mean time, out of respect of our land owners and for your own safety, please call the hotline at 800-242-4569 to make sure the trails are open before heading out.

GROOMER AND BUILDING SUPPORT RAFFLE TICKETS TICKETS ENCLOSED!! Enclosed with this newsletter are 3 raffle tickets for the Groomer and Building Support Benefit which will be held on February 18th at Tom’s Tavern, Rt. 430, Maple Springs, NY. (See additional information in this newsletter). We hope that all of our members can join us for the fun. If you plan to attend, bring your tickets to the party on the 18th and enter in the drawing. If you can’t make it, you can mail your tickets back to us. You do not have to be present to win. Mail the tickets back with a check to: ELLERY SNO-CRUISERS, P.O. Box 89, Bemus Point, NY 14712 (Please make your check payable to Ellery Sno-Cruisers)

Drawing takes place at the Support Benefit at 10:00. Ticket holders do not need to be present.


RANDY E. RHINEHART Randy E. Rhinehart Attorney at Law 800 Fairmont Avenue Jamestown, New York 14701 (716) 483-1289

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General Practice Real estate Personal Injury Claims

Fax: (716) 483-1920

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Wills & Estates Bankruptcy

Real Estate Advantage 716-484-2020 Homes & Property on and near the trail. Earl and Ginger Johnson