Unfortunately this has been a record year for lack of snow. Even I, as an eternal optimist, have to now admit that we may not get much, if any, snow this season. All activities on the schedule are up in the air about what might happen. Hopefully next year will make up for this and give us record amounts of snow and a season that lasts until June.
CANDLELIGHTER RIDE CANCELLED
Unfortunately we have to cancel the Candlelighters ride on March 15th since we don’t have any snow at the shelter. We had a discussion at our General Meeting Tuesday on what we might be able to do for the kids later on this year to replace this ride. Some ideas were to take them boating during our annual summer camp trip, the Family Fun Center, Rogue Air Park or Go Kart Hero. We are talking with the Candlelighters about what would be a good activity for the kids and will let you know what we decide and when it will happen.
We have not yet cancelled this ride but barring a miracle snowstorm it will not take place as planned. If the Bend area has snow it may be moved to Bend.
LAST HURRAH FAMILY RIDE
Again, we have not cancelled this event either but it most likely will be cancelled or changed to a camp trip/work party.
PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL, FACEBOOK AND THE WEBSITE FOR CHANGES TO THE SCHEDULE. PLEASE LET THOSE WITHOUT ACCESS TO THESE SITES KNOW AS WELL.
Our Candlelighters ride will be on Saturday, March 15th at Thousand Springs. The kids generally arrive around 10:00 a.m. We will provide hamburgers, hot dogs and French fries for lunch so you will need to bring a side dish to share and your own drinks. We give kids rides on our snowmobiles and sleighs and we build a sled hill to play on. Please bring extra helmets for kids if you have them!
The Rogue Snowmobilers/Central Oregon Snobusters Ride scheduled for March 1st and 2nd has been postponed until March 29th and 30th.
Due to really unfavorable weather conditions this year, always double check event changes on Facebook, the Website or your email. Call a board member if you don’t have access to these.
Our Ladies Ride is on February 8th and will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Thousand Springs parking lot. Have you ever been riding and your husband says just do it like this and you can’t? Makes you just want to slug him or just give up! We are not built like men and can’t ride like them. Here is the answer! We will have a great instructor who will help the ladies with tips and tricks on how to gain confidence and a develop a higher level of riding ability without becoming a muscle bound body builder! This ride is for all levels of rider. Come out and have fun with other women while learning better riding skills!
After the ride, we will share a meal of smoked turkeys that the club will provide (about 2:00). Please bring a side dish to share and your own drinks!
This is a don’t miss event! Tuesday, February 4th is our annual Pie Auction where we raise money for the Candlelighters. Please note that the date on the schedule in the newsletter is correct but the article is incorrect. All General Meetings are always the 1st Tuesday of the month.
We will begin with dinner at 6:00. Please bring at least one canned food item per person to donate to Access. At 7:00 we will begin a very short meeting followed by our Pie Auction. We ask that you bring a pie (or dessert) to the auction or buy a pie at the auction or better yet, do both! It is always a fun night for a very worthy cause.
We have been doing this auction since 2001 and in the past 13 years we have raised over $45,000 for the Candlighters. If you want to know more about the Candlelighters, please visit their website at http://www.4kidswithcancer.org/
The District 5 Play Day is on! It will be held at the ball fields at Diamond Lake. Park in the overflow lot near the Hill Top shop. Event will begin at 10:00 a.m. and we will eat at 2:00 p.m. We will have a snowcross race and a blind man’s race as well as a radar run. Plus we have a couple of other events for young and old alike. Bring a side dish to share and your own drinks. We also suggest you bring your own chairs.
Our next General Meeting will be on January 7th at 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 have our drawing for our new members as well as planning and volunteering for our District 5 Playday and our fundraiser for the year: our 9th Annual Mt Bailey $3000 Poker Run! You can also sign up for our Winter Banquet and we will be voting for our Snowmobiler of the Year and other awards.
Sign up today to attend the Winter Banquet at Diamond Lake on January 11th. The last day to sign up will be January 7th at the General Meeting but please don’t wait until the last minute!
We will also have a Family Ride Saturday morning and we will leave from the front of the resort at 10:00 a.m. Bring a lunch.
The Banquet begins with a social hour in the resort on Saturday at 5:00 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. See the sign-up sheet for the menu and pricing. We also will have $500 in prizes plus 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 (541-793-3333) or just come up for the day. This is always a fun event so we hope to see all of you there!