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Washington State Snowmobile Association

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International Snowmobile Congress
Date:  June 7th-10th, 2017
Location:  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
What do you know about organized snowmobiling in the U.S. and Canada?  Join us in Winnipeg for an education of a lifetime!  Meetings by day, fun entertainment by night!

WSSA Summer Meeting & Campout 
Date:  August 18th-20th, 2017
Location:  Blu Shastin RV Park, Peshastin (Blewett Pass)

Come hang out with snowmobilers for the weekend!  Meet & greet chili feed on Friday night.  Breakfast Saturday morning followed by a business meeting at 9am.  Potluck lunch followed the meeting conclusion and a fun fundraiser or two for the Political Action Committee and/or Legal Action Fund.  We’ll cap off the day with dinner and socializing.  Family-friendly event – campground has a pool, game room, and safe roads for kids on bikes.  Don’t miss it!

WSSA Snowmobile & Power Sports Expo & Swap Meet, Puyallup Fairgrounds
Date:  October 21st & 22nd, 2017
Location:  Puyallup Fairgrounds

THE kick-off to the snowmobile season in the Pacific Northwest.  If it’s related to snowmobiling, it will be at the fairgrounds.  Join us!
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WSSA MEMBERS VISIT LEGISLATORS IN OLYMPIA (Mar '17) - Members of the Washington State Snowmobile Association (WSSA) made their annual trek to Olympia on January 24th to meet with legislators on issues important to snowmobilers throughout the state. The primary goal was to protect the dedicated snowmobile account funding. Funding for the snowmobile program, which pays for trail grooming, snow removal at trail heads, sanitation, law enforcement, and administration, comes from snowmobile registrations and a portion of the fuel tax on fuel used in snowmobiles.   WSSA’s “All Trails to Olympia Day” provides a great opportunity for snowmobilers throughout the state to meet face-to face with the legislators to explain our issues and concerns.  This year, 16 snowmobile enthusiasts participated in the event and also made ‘drop off’ visits to other offices to deliver our message. (The picture at left is of Cle Elum area snowmobilers meeting with Representative Tom Dent.  Pictured – L to R Howard Briggs, Joann Briggs, Kay Lloyd, Representative Dent, and Wayne Mohler.)

MARCH SNOFLYER NOW POSTED! (Mar '17) - Click here for the March issue.  The page-flipper version is here.

2017 WSSA AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED (Feb '17) - 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 - Matt Mead
-Snowmobile Club President of the Year - Craig Stahl
-Snowmobile Club of the Year - Cascade Drift Skippers
-Groomer of the Year - Bill Burgess, Pacific Mountain Services, Leavenworth

PRIEST LAKE GROOMING REPORTS (Jan '17) - Are you looking for the latest information on trail conditions in the Priest Lake, ID, area?  General information can be found at www.priestlake.org.  You can click here to go directly to the latest grooming report.  How about an app for your Android or Apple phone?  Visit the respective store and search Priest Lake and you'll find it; a great tool for snowmobilers!

ACSA NATIONAL NEWS (Jan '17) - Click here  for the latest news from the American Council of Snowmobile Associations.

$1,000 REWARD OFFERED BY COEUR D'ALENE SNOWMOBILE CLUB
 (Jan '17) - A $1,000 reward is being offered by the Coeur d'Alene Snowmobile Club, to anyone with information that results in the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for burning down the Skitwish warming shelter somewhere around November 20th 2016.  Contact the Kootenai County Sheriff's office (208) 446-1300.

AUTHORITIES STILL LOOKING FOR MISSING PCT HIKER (Nov '16) - Sgt Randy Briscoe, Yakima County Sheriff’s Office's Search and Rescue Coordinator, asked WSSA to reach out to our members regarding the search for Kris Fowler, last seen October 12th in Packwood.  Kris was hiking the Pacific Crest Trail when he went missing.  Click here for Missing Hiker flyer.  Call (509) 728-0802 with any information.

WSSA 2017 SCHOLARSHIP INFO NOW POSTED (Oct '16) - Click on the Scholarships menu item at left and learn how you might earn a $1,500 WSSA Scholarship, with a chance to win two others from the Western Chapter and the International Snowmobile Media Council.

2016 WSSA SCHOLARSHIP WINNER IS CHELSEA MILLER
 
(Jul '16) - Congratulations to Chelsea Miller, from Winthrop, for winning the 2016 WSSA Scholarship, this year valued at $1,850!  If you are interested in the 2017 WSSA Scholarship program, details will be posted on the Scholarships page by early fall. 
 
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 & TWITTER (Jan '10) - Search "Washington State Snowmobile Association" on Facebook and become a fan!   Check us on Twiter too at "wssaus". 







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