Skippers Club Meeting Minutes
Held at 6:00pm
at the Issaquah Rogue Ales & Spirits (Issaquah Brewhouse)
Pres: Carl Corn
Treasurer: Edythe Ferrian
Secretary: Sheri Hyytinen
1 South Rep:
The meeting was
called to order. Stephanie welcomed everyone & gave a brief over view of
Stephanie introduced our new & returning members:
Mark Waitt - Rides a Skidoo and
actually joined 10 years ago when CDS had the Snoopy logo! Welcome Back!
Jim & Kim Wilson from Renton who ride 2015 Skidoo & 2012 Skidoo
Eric Reese from Mill Creek who rides a 2012 RMK 800
Andy Rice from Redmond
Edythe gave Treasurer report & reminded everyone to Renew their CDS
& WSSA memberships. If you are able to bring in printed receipts of your
CDS Dues & Paid registration for your sleds you will be given a raffle
ticket for the November Meeting’s Drawing for one of the 3-$200.00 gas
vouchers! You must be present to get raffle tickets & Win prizes. Drawing
will be on 11/14/2018. Thanks Carl for the great idea to bring us together
& win money! Carl Corn made an executive decision
to only require the CDS club dues to be paid to be entered into the raffle.
Sponsored Avy Training with Mike Duffy:
10/30/2018 - Free Avy classes at Clem’s Enumclaw Powersports at 408 Roosevelt Ave. Enumclaw 6:00-9:00pm
11/01/2018 - Free Avy classes at I-90 Motorsports at 200 NE Gilman Blvd,
Issaquah WA 98027 6:00-9:00pm
NWAC Sled Bash 2018 Thunderstruck 17 Premiere
11/10/2018 3rd Annual NWAC Sled Bash. Please join the NWAC
team at the Beardslee
Public House 19116 Beardslee Blvd
Bothell WA Saturday from 11-4:00pm for
17 premiere & thousands of dollars in
prizes to support Avalanche Safety & Education.
**Don't forget to Check
out & continue your AVY education on Chris' Backcountry Ascender
Internationally acclaimed interactive program**
Go to: https://backcountryaccess.com/backcountry-ascender-performance-report-sledding/
Reminders & Upcoming Events:
10/08/2018 - Kittitas
County Grooming Council Mtg, USFS
Elum R.D. Conference room. 7:45
10/10/2018 - Chris
Mayer announced Sledfit to start so keep
eye out for updates through the Back Country
10/20-10/21/2018 - 2018 WSSA Expo. Don’t forget to sign up
booth &/or the WSSA volunteer schedule.
club receives moneys from WSSA for our
Volunteer hours. This is our primary fund raiser that we
can put towards club parties, grooming or other good causes.
Andrea Steinman passed out the WSSA sign-up sheet. Stephanie also passed
out a sign-up sheet for the CDS booth.
12/01/2018 - Christmas Tree Ride
12/08/2018 - CDS Annual Christmas party
01/05/2019 - Ladies Ride
01/27/2019 - T-N-T Highway 20 Ride with the NW Glacier
A HUGE Fun multi-club event
02/09/2019 - Annual Whistlin’ Jack Lodge Overnight
ahead early & get your rooms/cabins
2/23/2019 - Club Ride, AVY practice Chili Cook-off
Fabulous Ferrian Rides are posted on Facebook and if they are not posted you can message Jon Ferrian because he
goes out nearly every weekend somewhere for
Family/Intermediate or Advanced Rides
Welcome Max Rochester, Grooming Coordinator. He
& Tim Penelerick reported that there are still issues with the bridge at
FYI for every Registered sled money goes to
help with grooming.
registrations fund snowmobile program
Your $50 registration fee and money
collected from a gas tax refund are put into a dedicated fund account for the
The gas tax refund is computed using the following formula: 135 gallons
(average yearly fuel usage per snowmobile) x 30 cents per gallon of gas.
The gas tax refund and registration fees collected each year add up to
approximately $90.50, (less up to 3%)
until June 30 2016. It will then increase to $97.12 (less up to 3%)
through June 30, 2031 per snowmobile to fund the program. Fees collected this year are put
towards next year's snowmobile season to pay for trail grooming, snow removal,
sanitation, administration, education, and enforcement.
This information is brought to you in partnership with the Washington State
1st Kittitas County Grooming Council
Monday, October 8, 2018 USFS Cle Elum R.D. Conference Room
7:45 P.M. A special meeting conducted by Brian Speeg, USFS, to discuss
feasibility of a District-wide long-term agreement for maintenance/brushing of
groomed snowmobile routes. Bill Yager will be there to represent CDS.
WSSA District 1 South Representative board
member still needed.
Ferrian gave over view of duties:
Acts as a Liaison between WSSA & CDS Club.
Goes to WSSA meetings once a moht
You are reimbursed mileage for attending
Jon Ferrian NWAC Team Representative/WSSA
Safety Commissioner also reminded everyone about the NWAC Sled Bash at the Beardslee Public
House in Bothell on 11/10/2018. It’s a Great Event with raffle prizes worth
thousands of dollars & Premiere’s the New Thunderstruck 17 video.
NWAC Mentioned that NWAC has ongoing “On the Snow” education on
AVY dangers. Check with the website for more info. on classes www.nwacc.us
Stephanie thanked everyone for coming &
closed with the NEW 509 Volume 3 Video courtesy of Jon Ferrian. Thank you Jon!