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Upcoming Events

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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Grants

 

Click on the type of grant you are interested in for detailed information.


WSSA Trail/Trailhead Grant
RCO/NRTP Grants
ISMA Grants 

WSSA Trail/Trailhead Grants

The WSSA Trail/Trail Head Grant program is a quick and easy way for a club to receive help with small projects.  Grants are limited to $1,000 per club, but clubs can team together on one project, increasing the total funding.  (Each club must submit a separate application.)


Examples of projects eligible for this grant includes brushing or clearing of trails, signage, gravel, bridges, gates, rental equipment for such work, parking lot repair or to use as matching funds for NRTP grants.  This grant is not for trail grooming or snow plowing activities.

The grant process is simple.  The clubs applying for a grant must have current membership in WSSA.  The deadline to apply is April 1st.  The grants will be awarded by June 1st.  This will allow the clubs to perform the work in the prime summer and fall months.  (Projects must be completed by December 31st, upon which time photos and an article on the project are to go to the Snoflyer for publication.  If this trail grant is being used for matching an NRTP grant, please state that and the grant will have the same completion date as the NRTP grant.) 

All applications for grants will go to Roxanne Brittain of the Grant Committee.  Roxanne will forward the grants to the rest of the Grant Committee and the appropriate District Reps for input.  District Reps will contact the club contact on the application and verify the project.  If necessary, the District Rep will make a field review.  It is important that the District Reps know what their clubs are doing.  The District Rep will then report back to the Grant Committee.  After consultation and if approved, the Committee will forward the club’s request/application to the WSSA Treasurer for payment to the club.

Please be sure to read the grant application carefully as there are two items that must be attached to it--a map of the project site and land owner permission.  Grant applications without these two items will not be considered for funds.
 

Contact Roxanne Brittain at rbfossil@gmail.com or (509) 658-2045 with any questions you may have.

 

WSSA Trail Grant Application (PDF)

RCO/NRTP Grants

National Recreational Trails Program (NRTP) Grants are administered through the Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO). These grants can be used to fund large projects, but have strict rules which need to be followed closely.  Funding limits span $5,000 to $50,000 for development and maintenance grants and $5,000 to $10,000 for education grants.  Eligible grant types include:  

 

    • Trail/Trailhead development and renovation
    • Maintenance of trails and facilities (includes grooming)
    • Education and safety

 

Funding for education and maintenance can be requested for two consecutive years.  WSSA wants to help your snowmobile club or related organization in pursuing these grants to the benefit of snowmobilers.  Please contact WSSA President Sandy Sternod at ssternod@gmail.com or (206) 915-3559 for assistance or to answer questions.

 

ISMA Grants

International Snowmobile Manufacturer Association (ISMA) Grants are reserved for state snowmobile organizations in good standing with the ACSA.  Basically this means these grants are available to WSSA and not individual clubs.  That being said, if your club has a need meeting ISMA criteria, you are encouraged to contact WSSA to apply for a grant.  Eligible grant types include:


    • Promotion of the GoSnowmobiling.org campaign
    • Safety and environmental projects
    • Increasing or maintaining land access
    • Precedent setting lawsuits regarding land access
    • Economic impact studies


ISMA Grants are considerably less involved than IAC/NRTP Grants.  Please contact WSSA President Sandy Sternod at ssternod@gmail.com or (206) 915-3559 for assistance or to answer questions.