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Upcoming Events

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.  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.

WSSA Summer Meeting & Campout
Date:  August 16th-18th, 2019
Location:  Blu-Shastin RV Park, Peshastin (near base of Blewett Pass)

A fun weekend with like-minded people!  Chili and dog dinner on Friday, breakfast on Saturday morning before meeting.  Potluck lunch followed by a semi-potluck dinner with WSSA supplying the meat course.  Find out the latest on our budget, national snowmobiling news, and our upcoming legislative plans.  Updates presented by WA State Parks Winter Recreation Program staff.  Fundraisers for the Legal Action Fund and Political Action Committee, and an evening around the campfire.  (Okay, a fire is a long shot due to fire danger; still an evening of camaraderie!)

WSSA Snowmobile & Power Sports Expo & Swap Meet
Date:  October 19th-20th, 2019
Location:  Puyallup Fairgrounds

THE kick-off to winter in the Pacific Northwest.  Details at www.wssaexpo.com.

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2019 WASHINGTON STATE SNOWMOBILE ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP
 
The Washington State Snowmobile Association will again be offering a scholarship to either a graduating high school senior or a person currently enrolled in college.  This will be a $2,000 grant and will be given to the winner regardless of other grants or scholarships that the student may also receive.
 

Requirements are as follows:

1. The applicant must be a member of the Washington State Snowmobile Association.
2. The applicant must submit the completed application form.
WSSA 2019 Scholarship Application (PDF)  WSSA 2019 Scholarship Application (Word)
3. The applicant must submit a resume detailing his/her involvement in snowmobiling as well as extra-curricular activities.
4. The applicant must include an essay (see subject below).  The essay should be a minimum of 2 pages double-space and typed.  Keep in mind that a well-researched, comprehensive essay will undoubtedly be significantly longer and we certainly encourage that.
5. The application must be received by WSSA by March 31, 2019.  Please mail or e-mail application to: 
Kay Lloyd, WSSA Scholarship Chair
231 Lone Fir Lane
Cle Elum, WA 98922
ky_lloyd@yahoo.com

    WSSA will the send the winner to the Western Chapter Scholarship Chair no later than April 30th.  The winner of the Western Chapter Scholarship will be announced at the International Snowmobile Congress in June, 2019.
    The winner of the WSSA Scholarship will also have the opportunity to compete for the $1,000 C.J. Ramstad Scholarship offered by the International Snowmobile Media Council.
    An alternate will be picked if the winner should decide not to enroll in a college, technical or vocational program.

Essay Topic: The cost of everything in winter recreation over the past ten years has skyrocketed. Snowmobiling is an expensive sport when you take into consideration all things connected to it. Groomers and all their attachments, the ones doing the grooming, a home for the groomer, sno-parks, plowing, administration, trail con-struction/maintenance, and the list goes on. Money does not grow on trees in the USA or Canada. Even when we find money to help our cause, we run into roadblocks because of the origin of the items we are trying to buy. There must be a better way.

Essay Challenge: In the USA and Canada, there is money avail-able to support our needs in the snowmobile world. Finding it, qualifying it, and acquiring it is the beginning of your challenge. See list below:
1. Where traditionally do the funds come from for your local
and State/Provincial snowmobile needs?
2. What are the funds available to be used on?
3. How do you petition for these funds?
4. Are there funds available that are not being petitioned for
in your area?

Finally, can you share with us your thoughts and ideas of how to financially support our cause for the next generation of snowmobilers?