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September 12, 2018 CDS meeting minutes

Published on 10/3/2018

Cascade Drift Skippers Club Meeting Minutes

Wednesday, 9/12/2018

Held at 6:00pm at the Issaquah Rogue Ales & Spirits (Issaquah Brewhouse)

Board Members:

President:            Stephanie Sims Driskell    

Vice Pres:             Carl Corn 

Treasurer:            Edythe Ferrian

Secretary:             Sheri Hyytinen


WSSA District

1 South Rep:        TBA

The meeting was called to order. Stephanie welcomed everyone & gave a brief over view of the agenda.

New Members:

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 Summit.

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. 10/2018





Ski Doo 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

                              #201, Bothell WA Saturday from 11-4:00pm for  the

                              Thunderstruck 17 premiere & thousands of dollars in

                              Raffle 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:


Ride Reminders & Upcoming Events:


10/08/2018        -       Kittitas County Grooming Council Mtg, USFS

                                  Cle Elum R.D. Conference room. 7:45


10/10/2018        -       Chris Mayer announced Sledfit to start so keep

                                  An eye out for updates through the Back Country

                                  Ascender. Details TBA

10/20-10/21/2018 -    2018 WSSA Expo. Don’t forget to sign up for the

                                  CDS booth &/or the WSSA volunteer schedule.

                                  The 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

                                  Cruisers. A HUGE Fun multi-club event

02/09/2019        -       Annual Whistlin’ Jack Lodge Overnight Ride

                                  Call 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

Grooming Report:


Welcome Max Rochester, Grooming Coordinator. He & Tim Penelerick reported that there are still issues with the bridge at Gallagher.

FYI for every Registered sled money goes to help with grooming.


Snowmobile 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 Snowmobile Program.

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, 2031per 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 Snowmobile Association.


1st Kittitas County Grooming Council
Monday, October 8, 2018 USFS Cle Elum R.D. Conference Room

7:00 P.M. 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.

John 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.


Kyle Otwell NWAC Mentioned that NWAC has ongoing “On the Snow” education on AVY dangers. Check with the website for more info. on classes



Stephanie thanked everyone for coming & closed with the NEW 509 Volume 3 Video courtesy of Jon Ferrian. Thank you Jon!