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Washington State Snowmobile Association

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WSSA Snowmobile & Power Sports Expo & Swap Meet
Date:  October 20th-21st, 2018
Location:  Puyallup Fairgrounds, Puyallup

THE kick-off to the snowmobile season in the Pacific Northwest.  New and used snowmobiles, ATVs, UTVs, motorcycles and other power sports equipment and everything you need to go along with them!  Details at www.wssaexpo.com.

WSSA Leadership Meeting
Date:  November 3rd, 2018
Location:  Sue Lombard Hall in Ellensburg

This meeting is aimed at Club Leadership, but everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.  WSSA will tailor the meeting to meet the needs of the clubs; if clubs have requested topics, contact your District Rep. or the WSSA President.  Sue Lombard Hall is part of the Central Washington University Complex and located at 601 E. University Way.  Join us!

Spokane Winter Knights Snow Show
Date:  November 10th, 2018
Location:  Spokane County Fair & Expo Center

Check out this awesome show in Spokane; it’s worth the drive!  New sleds, gear, parts, trailers, etc.  Visit with WSSA, the Winter Knights and State Parks.  Details available at www.spokanewinterknights.com.

Bavarian Boondockers SnowFest
Date:  November 17th, 2018
Location:  Fest Halle in Leavenworth

A party in Leavenworth?!  More than a snow show!  Stop by the WSSA booth and say ‘hey!’  Check out the Bavarian Boondockers Facebook page for details.

WSSA Membership Meeting
Date:  January 12th, 2019
Location:  The Last Resort in Ronald/Roslyn

All snowmobilers welcome!  Join us upstairs for a mid-season update and find out what volunteers are doing for you on and off the snow.  Weather permitting, guided rides planned for Friday (January 11th) and Sunday (January 13th).  Meeting starts at 9am.

All Trails to Olympia
Date:  February 5th, 2019
Location:  State Capitol in Olympia

Have you ever talked to your legislators about snowmobling?  Join us in the Capitol to do exactly that!  WSSA will make appointments for you and send an ‘All Trails Veteran’ along to your meeting if desired.  We’ll start at 8am at the Hilton DoubleTree downtown and then take the free shuttle to the capitol.  More info available as the date nears. 

WSSA Winter Rendezvous
Date:  February 15th-18th, 2019
Location:  Hill's Resort on Priest Lake, Idaho

Snowmobile right from the lodge to the trails?!  Snow permitting, that is what we’ll be able to do at Hill’s Resort!  Join us for four days of guided riding starting on Friday.  Rides for ALL levels of riders.  Dinners available on Friday and Saturday nights.  Fun
evening activities!  Both silent and live auctions on Saturday night.  This is a fun weekend to ride in a new area and meet snowmobilers from around the state.  Don’t miss it!

WSSA Budget Meeting
Date:  March 16th, 2019
Location:  The Last Resort in Ronald/Roslyn

All members welcome!  Join us upstairs as we hammer out the 2019/2020 WSSA Budget and plan for a mid-season update and find out what volunteers are doing for you on and off the snow.  Weather permitting, guided rides planned for Friday (January 11th) and Sunday (January 13th).  Meeting starts at 9am.

International Snowmobile Congress
Date:  June 5th-8th, 2019
Location:  Grand Rapids, Michigan

A gathering of snowmobilers from around the U.S., Canada and Europe.  Find out what goes on behind the scenes to make snowmobiling possible!  Details available at www.snowmobilers.org/isc.

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OCTOBER SNOFLYER (Oct '18) -  Click here for the October issue of the Snoflyer. Looking for the page-flipper version?  Click here.    

WSSA EXPO & SWAP MEET - JOIN US IN PUYALLUP IN OCTOBER! (Aug '18) -The kick-off to snowmobiling season in the Pacific Northwest is the WSSA Snowmobile & Power Sports Expo & Swap at the Puyallup Fairgrounds.  This year the dates are October 20th & 21st.  WSSA now has a dedicated website for Expo/Swap and it can be found at www.wssaexpo.com.  (You can also reach it by selecting the Expo/Swap icon in the left menu.)

2018 WSSA AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED (Feb '18) - The annual award winners were announced at Winter Rendezvous in Omak over Presidents' Day weekend.  Congratulations to the following individuals and groups:

-Snowmobiler of the Year - Mike and Liz Van Amburg
-Snowmobile Club President of the Year - Tom Shields (Northwest Glacier Cruisers)
-Snowmobile Club of the Year - Northwest Glacier Cruisers
-Groomer of the Year - Ron Lind, R & R Grooming, Central Cascades

IS YOUR SNOWMOBILE CLUB THRIVING? (Dec '17) - At the November WSSA Leadership Meeting, Jon Ferrian, WSSA's Safety Chair/NWAC Board member/member of multiple clubs, presented a PowerPoint presentation on building and maintaining a thriving club.  Check it out and see if there are ideas in it for you.  (Do you have something to add?If so, let us know!)  Click here for the presentation.

OSV DESIGNATIONS ON NATIONAL FORESTS (Dec '17) - It's coming!  The Forest Service has been directed to complete travel plans for over-snow vehicles (OSV).  This process will require diligence on the part of snowmobilers to ensure we don't lose any important trails or riding areas.  While it hasn't started in ernest here in WA, it has in CA.  Check out this letter sent to the Lassen National Forest by the BlueRibbon Coalition.  Issues pertaining to the Pacific Crest Trail are relevant here.  Read the letter here.


 



AIL INSURANCE CONVERSION OFFER (Aug '17) - For many years AIL (American Income Life) has provided WSSA members with a free accidental death and dismemberment group policy.  AIL has now terminated this free insurance, but is offering our members an option to convert to an individual policy. (Coverage is $4,000 and the annual premium will be $4.)  If you are interested in taking advantage of this conversion, please download the AIL letter (click here), fill it out, and mail to AIL.


NATURE CONSERVANCY LAND MANAGEMENT PLAN RELEASED (Dec '15) - Of interest to snowmobilers is an article from the Ellensburg Daily Record regarding the Management Plan for the Nature Conservancy lands purchased last year.  It's good news for snowmobilers and other motorized recreationists.  (Remember though this is privately-owned land and our good stewardship must continue!) Check it out here.

WSSA MEMBERSHIP BRINGS DISCOUNT FOR LIFE FLIGHT NETWORK
 
(Nov '16) - UPDATED!  Northwest MedStar is now Life Flight Network.  Seconds count when a critically ill or injured patient needs specialized medical attention, and so does the medical team caring for you. From bases all over the Northwest, Life Flight Network safely transports thousands of patients each year in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Western Montana, Northern Nevada and Northern California.  Life Flight  Network, a non-profit organization, is the region's premier critical care transport service dedicated to the safe, compassionate care for thousands of critically ill or injured patients each year through helicopter, fixed wing and ground-based transports to health care facilities throughout the Pacific Northwest.   The price is $45 a year, or $225 for five; a bargain if you ever need this emergency service.  Click here for the WSSA/Life Flight Network membership application.  Visit www.lifeflight.org for the details of this life-saving insurance.

LOOKING FOR SNOWMOBILE SAFETY AND ACCESS INFORMATION?
 (Jun '14) - The Snowmobile Safety and Access Information Center is provided by the American Council of Snowmobile Associations in fulfillment of a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to support snowmobile safety and access training and product development.  Your one stop shop; click here to visit www.snowmobileinfo.org!

WSSA IS ON FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM & TWITTER (Jan '10) - Search "Washington State Snowmobile Association" on Facebook and become a fan!  We are "wssa.us" on Instagram.   Check us on Twiter too at "wssaus". 







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