Make you plans now to join us at Thousand Springs on New Year’s Eve day. We will start the day with a fun Family Ride leaving from the parking lot at 9:30 a.m. Please be ready to go at 9:30 and bring a lunch and whatever snacks and drinks you may need. After that, we will have a great dinner at 6:00 p.m. The club will provide the main course and you should bring a side dish and your own drinks. The scuttlebutt is that the main course will be Tri-tip, Chicken and Ribs but that is always subject to change. This is always a fun event with people coming early and bringing up their motorhomes to stay the night (or several nights). And there is sure to be a TV to watch the Rose Bowl on the 1st.
Our Christmas Tree Ride and Chili Feed is always our first event of the season. We hold this event regardless of whether we have snow yet. Come up to Thousand Springs and cut your own Christmas tree (don’t forget your gloves, saws and tree permits).
If there is snow you can go cut your tree or you can join us as we will hold our first Family Ride of the season. The ride will leave from the parking lot at 9:30 sharp so be there early to be ready. At 2:00ish, we will start our Chili Feed. The club provides the chili so you should bring a side dish to share and your own drinks. You may also want to bring some snacks on the Family Ride since we won’t have “lunch (chili)” until 2:00.
AND THIS WILL BE THE FIRST EVENT THAT WE USE OUR NEW KITCHEN!
Our next General Meeting will be on December 3rd, 7:00 p.m. at D & S Harley. Join us to find out what we are planning for the month and beyond and to also have some input on what we do. We will also have a guest with us from Master Stitch who will talk with us about her business and getting monogramed jackets and other stuff.
The Candlelighters have invited the Rogue Snowmobilers to their annual Christmas Party.
INVITATION FROM THE CANDLELIGHTERS: Our Annual Christmas Party is scheduled for December 7th from 1:00 to 3:00 at D & S Harley.
We want to invite anyone from the Snowmobile club to come join. We think it would be fun for Rogue Snowmobilers to see some of the people you help!! It’s pretty casual. Sandwiches/salads/chips. Santa comes as does Annie the clown. Cake walk, sugar cookie decorating. We would love to have you there!!
Please RSVP if you can as it helps with the head count. 541-301-8532
GUIDED FAMILY RIDES: Did you know that at almost every ride we host, there are guided rides that are great for families, new riders, old riders and/or riders who don’t know the area well? In other words, they are great for everyone!
Unless otherwise noted, guided rides leave the parking lot at 9:30 a.m. sharp so you should get there early to check in, unload and dress.
We will tailor each ride to the group but in general we will take you on the trails, may go off the trail in areas that are safe and fun for newer riders and stop in an area on the trail for more experienced riders to do a hill climb or two and bring you back safe and sound with a huge smile on your face! Be prepared to have FUN!!!
The first scheduled ride is on December 14th depending on snow.
Save the Date: Winter Banquet at Diamond Lake, January 11th – more details to come including a Family Ride before the event, $500 in prizes, awards for Snowmobiler of the Year and Groomer of the Year as well as fun awards: Outhouse Award, Golden Helmet Award and Griswold’s Go Snowmobiling Award. Make your reservations for a room or cabin at Diamond Lake now.
The Rogue Snowmobilers will have a float in the Central Point Christmas Lights Parade on December 7th. The Parade starts at 5:30. Come out and see our float and enjoy the parade and Christmas tree lighting and other events the city puts on. We still need a few things to complete the float. Please call Jana @ 541-840-4401 immediately if you can provide any donations or assist in the parade.
• Christmas Lights – plug in and solar (Most important as the goal is to have many, many lights)
• Glow in the dark paint
• Glow sticks
• Fire retardant spray
• Snowflake decorations
• Kids…. 6 – 8 (must be hydrated, fed and “glowing & lit up” when delivered to parade site).
• Adults … 4 – 6 (to walk in the parade and hand out goodies and such)
Thank you to everyone who has already rejoined the club!!! We are making it a priority this year to get our membership numbers back up for so many important reasons. It makes for a strong healthy club, we can promote safe snowmobiling, it’s fun to meet new snowmobilers and high membership numbers help with our political struggles to keep our trails open.
Also in order to gain new members, we are having a special drawing for new members only. When you sign up and you are a new member, you are automatically entered into our drawing for a $50 gift card from your choice of Central Equipment, Dan’s Motorsports or Water World Boating and Powersports. That means that your $45 family membership could win you a $50 gift card! New members must sign up by December 31st and we will draw the winner at our January 7th General Meeting.
We have launched our new website on Sunday, November 3rd. Check out the new look and feel of the site and compare it to the picture of the old site. I hope you like the change as much as we do. And we were able to do it all under budget.
A cool new item is our Featured Photos. Every time you move to a different page or return to our site, there are different photos pulled from our archives.
There is still some fine tuning to do which include picking pictures for the slide show that express what our club is about. If you have a picture that you would like to be considered, email it to Kim Greenwaldt. We will also start to fill in the blanks with old newsletters and pictures as time permits.
Our annual Swap Meet will be held at Waterworld during their Open House. Come out on Sunday, November 10th to check out the Skidoo sleds and accessories between noon and 4:00 p.m. as well as browsing through our swap meet. You never know what you will find from sleds to clothing.
If you are interested in bringing items to the swap meet, plan to be there by 11:00 a.m. to set up.
Contact Brian Gabaldon at 541-621-6990 for more information.