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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.  Sunday morning brings a farewell breakfast before we break camp. Family-friendly event – campground has a pool, game room, and safe roads for kids on bikes.  Don’t miss it!

WSSA General Meeting
Date:  October 7th, 2017
Location:  Leavenworth Fire Hall

Do you think it is a coincidence we hold the October meeting in Leavenworth during Oktoberfest?...  Come for the weekend!  (Meetings starts at 9am.)

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!

WSSA Leadership Meeting
Date:  November 1st, 2017
Location:  Central Washington University SURC, Ellensburg

Meeting aimed at Club leadership, but everyone is invited to attend.  WSSA will tailor the meeting to meet the needs of the clubs; if clubs have requested topics, contact your District Rep.  (Meeting starts at 9am.)

Spokane Snow Show
Date:  November 11th, 2017
Location:  Spokane Fairgrounds

Come visit WSSA the the Spokane Winter Knights.  A great show in the eastern part of the state!

Snow Fest
Date:  November 18th, 2017
Location:  Leavenworth

WSSA will be at the Bavarian Boondockers' Snow Fest; join us!  A fun day for snowmobile enthusiasts and we gear up for winter!

WSSA General Meeting
Date:  January 6th, 2018
Location:  Yakima (exact location TBD)

Looking for a mid-winter update on what WSSA is doing on your behalf?  This meeting will give you the answers!  (Meeting starts at 9am.)

WSSA Winter Rendezvous
Date:  February 16th-19th, 2018
Location:  12 Tribes Casino, Omak

Four days of riding for all levels and abilities.  Food, fun, friends, entertainment... join us!  (Although held at a casino, this IS a family-friendly event; bring the kids and grandkids!)  The annual WSSA meeting is held over two evenings on Friday and Saturday.

WSSA Budget Meeting
Date:  March 17th, 2018
Location:  The Last Resort, Ronald/Roslyn

Final meeting of the season and where the next season's budget is hashed out.  All members welcome!  (Meeting starts at 9am.)

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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.

TEANAWAY COMMUNITY FOREST RECREATION SURVEY - YOUR INPUT NEEDED BY AUGUST 24th (Jul '17) - The Washington state departments of Natural Resources and Fish and Wildlife want to know how you recreate in the Teanaway Community Forest. Your input will help the agencies as they work with an advisory group to develop a plan to guide recreation opportunities for the next 10 to 15 years.  Take the survey at bit.ly//teanawaysurvey.  You can learn more at 
www.dnr.wa.gov/teanaway or contact them at teanaway@dnr.wa.gov.

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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