Newsletter - February 2nd, 2013
The club’s next meeting will take place at 7pm on Wednesday, February 13th, at the Oxbow Inn Restaurant on Rt 8 in Piseco NY.
The Annual Bonfire at the Oxbow Inn – Sunday, February 10th.
Our Annual Bonfire will take place at the Oxbow Inn on Sunday February 10th.
Here is the schedule of events:
2pm: Sleigh Riding for the kids starts so remember to have your kids bring their sleds!
3pm: The Bonfire will be lit so bring your Christmas tree with you if you haven't dropped it off yet!
2pm-4pm: Free food!!! Hamburgers, hot dogs, chili and hot chocolate! Yummmmm!
5pm: The party heats up with Music.
5pm: This year’s wood carver will be carving out something special for auction (she will also bring a truck load of carvings to sell).
6pm: F – I – R – E – W – O – R – K – S ! ! !
Following the Fireworks:
The raffle for the winner of this year’s 2013 Ski-Doo MXZ 600 Snowmobile will be drawn. The winner does NOT have to be present to win, but he or she will have to figure out how to get it home!
For those folks that are selling tickets, you can drop off your tickets and stubs at the Oxbow Inn before the 10th – OR – you can bring them to the Bonfire Party on the 10th. We will be collecting tickets, stubs and money from noon until we draw the winning ticket that night.
If you are unable to attend the festivities the day of Bonfire, please mail your tickets, stubs and check by Monday, February 4th to:
Pleasant Rider Snowmobile Club
PO Box 425
Speculator, NY 12164
For questions or concerns, please call Betsy Bain at (518) 548-5719 or Mary Potter at (518) 548-6060.
Gas Tax Rebates: In addition to our annual snowmobile raffle, the club also makes money in the form of gas sales tax rebates.
This has been a big help in providing funds to support the club’s grooming operations. Here’s how it works:
After you fill up your snowmobile, sign the Gas Tax Rebate Pads and give your gas receipts to the folks at Mountain Market in Speculator, NY, or Casey’s Corner in Piseco, NY. From there, the receipts are provided to our club then submitted for rebate at the end of the season. If you purchase gas in bulk, the club can use those receipts as well. Contact Mary Potter for a form to submit with your receipts (the form will be available soon at www.pleasantriders.com). This is another way that our members can help support the club.
It’s baaaaaaaaack! The Oxbow Lake Open Golf Tournament is back and scheduled for Saturday, March 9th (the rain/snow date is Sunday, March 10th).
9:00 am is the Tee time, start at the motel beach.
Bring a couple of your clubs.
Longest hole approximately 150 yards.
Greens Fees is $5.00 per player.
All entrants’ fees will be distributed as prize money.
The rules for the game depend on the snow/ice conditions on that day.
Hot dogs and Hamburgers will be supplied by the club.
For more information call Gilbert Rust at 548-7110
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at grooming a trail? Let us know! We’re looking for people to help out with trail grooming during the week. Contact Tim O'Rourke at (518) 548-5661 or Dave Redmond at (518) 548-6671 to sign up.
The New York State Snowmobilers Association (NYSSA) Forum will take place in Lake Placid, NY on April 19th &20th, with the annual meeting on Sunday, April 21st at 9am. If you would like to attend the Forum and/or the Meeting, please contact Mary Potter (518) 548-6060 or Betsy Bain (518) 548-5719. Club Members that want to attend will be registered by the Club.
Information from the Board of Directors meeting:
The board of directors has decided to no longer pursue the Tamarack property and at this time there is no other property being considered for purchase. The paperwork for the 501c(3) non-profit charitable organization status has been filed with the Internal Revenue Service and we hope to hear back from them in the Spring.
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