It is with a heavy heart DVSJ salutes and says goodbye to Dan Kotowsky – a dear friend and DVSJ director for over two decades! He lost his battle to cancer 9/18/2017 and we have lost an amazing man that enjoyed life, loved a party, and worked so hard for this snowmobile club. One of Dan’s hobbies was cooking and he was our main chef for so many pig roasts! I hear stories of the first pig roast Dan coordinated at Sommerset Reservoir where everyone froze on that cold wintery day but was told the food was awesome and the pig outstanding! He worked the trails, learned how to groom, and was always there for the snowmobile club. We will truly miss him.
RIDE TO GIVE – Valley View Saloon
It was a great day! DVSJ was there to help the benefit. We thank all who participated in the 50/50 raffle donation to benefit the Food Pantry and raised $145.oo to the lucky winner and $145.00 to the Deerfield Valley Food Pantry. Our mascot “George” is ready to ride!! – Thank You!
Hi DVSJ Snowmobiler’s – We sure hope your summer has been spectacular and you celebrated the solar eclipse!
The Board will be meeting the first week in September and getting underway for plans to “Make Our Trails Great Again”! Our new bridge and trails signs are awesome! We will be posting October date’s for the first club meeting and work parties so keep in touch with our FB page and website for further information.
FYI – The 2017-2018 club dues will be $25.00
Don’t forget VAST Golden Anniversary Annual Meeting Sept 9, 2017 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. @ Lamoille Union High School in Hyde Park, VT.
The Farmer’s Almanac is predicting a big winter for the NorthEast!!!!!
Welcome 2017-2018 Officers and Directors!
Brian Harty has been elected as the new DVSJ President for 2017-2018 Season
Carl Shepherd is re-elected Vice President; Lorraine Tully (Morse) is re-elected Secretary; Jim Bogard is re-appointed Treasurer
New Directors elected: Mark Zanelli, Adam Levine.
Directors Serving Terms: Tom Baltrus, Joe Mistretta, Joe Kruszewski, Phil Manzi, Gene Clark
Board of Directors contact information can be found on Officer & Director’s tab on the DVSJ Website.
Thanks for all those snow dances! Southern Vermont is expected to get a huge amount of snow! SO…….Heard from our fabulous DVSJ groomers and their plan is to track pack on Wed. 3/15 to settle the snow (keep those fingers crossed we get that “huge” amount)
and then groom on Thurs.
Should be snowmobile heaven on Friday!! – Celebrate St. Patrick’s day and wear something green – get those Arctic Cats OUT!!*
They are purring in the garage right now!!
* “From Arctic Cat lover – DVSJ Secretary” :o)
Thank you ALL for supporting the 2017 DVSJ Pig Roast event held at The Roadhouse. A special thank you to our neighbors EZ-Riders snowmobile Club, and the recap you did was awesome!. We extend a very special thank you to Erik at The Roadhouse for your hospitality. We would have froze outside, and hats off to Amy the bartender for your gracioius service!. Of course we extend a big shout out for the business supporters and all the raffle gifts.
The March Club Meeting will start 8:00 a.m. at the RoadHouse prior to the Pig Roast. We will offer coffee and breakfast sandwiches.
This is also to remind ALL CLUB MEMBERS IN GOOD STANDING – if you want to be involved on the Board of Directors and would like to seek a nomination please let us know your intentions no later than 3/4/17. The annual election meeting will be held April 1, 2017. (To seek President or Vice President positions you must be/ or have been a board member for at least one year.)
PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATES FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS – 2017-2018
President: Don Yanke: will report intentions at 3/4 meeting
Brian Harty: seeking President elect
VP: Carl Shepherd: seeking re-election
Treasurer: Jim Bogard: seeking re-appointment
Secretary: Lorraine Tully Morse: seeking re-election
2 Directors at 3 year term: Dan Kotowski: not seeking re-election
Gene Clark: seeking re-election
1 Director at 1 year term: Phil Manzi: seeking re-election & nominee for 3 yr. term
TO DATE: 3/1/17 Club members that have accepted nominations for board of director positions
Mark Zanelli; Adam Levine
SATURDAY – 3/4/17
The club meeting will be held at 8:00 a.m. at The Roadhouse, Wilmington VT., 4 Ark Rd., and Route 100, before the Pig Roast.
Offering breakfast sandwiches and coffee.
TO ALL DVSJ CLUB MEMBERS
April 1, 2017 is the election time for DVSJ officers and 3 director positions:
President, Vice President, and Secretary, and appointment of Treasurer, as well as director positions will be conducted at the DVSJ Club April Meeting for 2017-2018 Board of Directors.
Any member seeking election for the above positions should make his/her interest known to the Board of directors prior to or at the 3/4/17 meeting (which is also the DVSJ Pig Roast). Please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Or let one of the board members know at the March meeting.
Club members seeking a Board of Directors position must be a member in good standing – meaning you have joined DVSJ Club in 2016-2017 membership year. President or Vice President elects must have served at least one year term on the Board of Directors to be eligible.
The following officer club members have stated their intent to seek re-election.
Don Yanke – President, Carl Shepherd – Vice President, Lorraine Tully – Secretary, Jim Bogard – appointed Treasurer.
There are two 3-year term director positions and one 1-year term director position up for election.
The following director club members have stated their intent to seek director re-election: Gene Clark, Phil Manzi
The following DVSJ Club members have accepted nominations for board of director elects: Mark Zanelli, Adam Levine