Stephanie Sims Driskell
Vice President: Jack Davis
President: Chris Mayer
President: Kurt Zeutschel
South Rep: Mike Potratz
meeting was called to order. Stephanie welcomed everyone & gave a brief
over view of the agenda.
New Membership & Visitor
Eric Nelson, who
rides a Polaris & likes to ride everywhere in Washington.
Jim Jack, From Bellevue rides a
Skidoo, had a Polaris but currently riding the Skidoo. Rides everywhere.
reported that move of the Avy training was booked but a few days left on 3/17
& 3/18 for NWAC BASC classes $50 each with Jeff Hamilton 9-4pm. Refer to http://thelastresortwa.com/avalanche-training/ for
registration at the Last Resort for NWAC AVY classes. This is a 3 hour
classroom session followed by a 4 hour field lesson performing efficient
companion avalanche rescue. This course is free for YOUTH students (under 18)
when accompanied by an adult. For additional
information or questions, contact the NWAC Snowmobile Avalanche Education
Coordinator by email firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone (360)303-7215.
2/16/2018 WSSA Rendezvous at Omak:
amazing Annual event is plannted at the 12 Tribes Casino in Omak, Washington.
WSSA always schedules rides at different levels with the local clubs providing
ride leaders. It’s a fun way to get to know the area and Okanagan riding area
is epic. If you haven’t already register quick at: http://www.wssa.us/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=431529&module_id=143623
-CDS Annual Lee & Shirley Steak Ride
Join us for a fun day on the snow. The club
will provide the steaks, you provide the fun! Please register for the ride so we have a headcount when
purchasing the steaks. It is recommended that you arrive to the Blewett snopark before
8am to get parking.
Fabulous Ferrian Rides are posted on Facebook and if they are not posted you can message
Jon Ferrian because he goes out nearly every weekend somewhere for Family/Intermediate or Advanced Rides:
Currently 2/24/2018 Scheduled for Stampede or
Blewett - depending on snow.
NWAC is planning a Snow Day at Stampede:
not yet on the NWAC website. Working on booths to be set up by various clubs
and WSSA, Beacon rally planned, Sled Demos & more.
Club Meeting & Board Elections
Please register for either the Gold Creek SnoPark or the
Salmon La Sac SnoPark on the CDS Calendar at www.cds.clubexpress.com
6/16/2018 End of the Year Awards Banquet
(*Please note your calendars that this date has since been changed
At the time of the
meeting we did not have a location for the event. There were a few ideas but
later we found out that reservations for large party areas were filling up fast
while the board was literally texting out ideas. We got reservations in the
nick of time at the Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah.
The following details
have been emailed & are listed on the Calendar on www.cds.clubexpress.com :
CDS Award Banquet Pig Roast & Potluck:
This year we have reserved the Rotunda Day Use Picnic area at the Sammamish
park and plan on smoking a Pig for the event. The Rotunda area is available
from 9:30am and the Pig is expected to be ready for dinner around 3-4pm. Bring
your favorite side dish to share at dinner and snacks for the day.
Boating, kayaking, hiking, biking, etc So bring all your boats, kayaks,
& water toys for some Fun on the Beach!
2 Horseshoe Pits
2 Baseball/Softball fields
Rentals on the Beach see https://www.issaquahpaddlesports.com/
beautiful & sunny or even if it's overcast or a little chilly there is a
fire pit in the shelter so bring your firewood & marshmallow's, too!
Mike Potratz Reported that he attended the “All Trails to Olympia” this
year and stressed how important this event is to bring our Snowmobiling issues
to our Legislators to keep them apprised of our current needs and concerns.
That way they can put a “friendly” face to an issue and our issues become more
real to them. As concerned citizens, riders & VOTERS it’s an important
event to try & think about attending.
Mark reported that he went to Gold Creek & it was icy, but he has
racked up 1150 miles on his sled!
Jon Ferrian reported that Blewett has been icy. & he attended the
SnoJammers Fun Run & it was a Blue Bird day with a ½ inch new snow. Ride
was fun & raffle had great prizes from Clem’s, I-90 Sports & Larson’s
to name a few.
He also reported that they he had gone with a group including Kurt, Cody
& Tony to the Grizzly Bear Logde in BC and they rode east of Kamloops. If
anyone is interested in a destination ride contact Jon.
Mike & Sharon Potratz rode Mount Adams with the Junco Club for their
January Make a Wish Charity drive & raised $5000.00! The reported that the
club ride was Fun & the people are Awesome. He suggested we consider
joining in next year with a larger group!
Bill Yager reported on his ride with Jon Ferrian 2/10/2018 and they
hosted an impromptu “Find the Receiver” test & it was found under a minute!
CDS SPONSORED WARMING HUT UPDATES-Mick Steinman:
Mick working on an starting the application process to get permits to
have it located on Blewett in the area around Lions Rock which has the vaulted
outhouses set up. He is working out the logistics of maintenance, upkeep, wood
fire place & woodshed, etc. He will keep us posted on progress.
BLUE RIBBON COALITION REPORT-KAY LLOYD:
Stephanie reported that even though Kay was not present she wanted the
club to know that the CDS Hall of Fame Award was Spotlighted & featured in the
Blue Ribbon Coalition Share The Trails magazine!
Excellent “Always Pick up an Important Tip” Presentation
given by our Own Chris Mayer on Back Country Skills.
**Don't forget to Check out & continue your AVY education on Chris' Backcountry Ascender Internationally acclaimed interactive program**
Go to: https://backcountryaccess.com/backcountry-ascender-performance-report-sledding/