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SKI-BEES FEBRUARY CLUB NEWS
BELOW TRAIL REPORT
continue to be in excellent condition. Groomers are out daily and the cold weather
has helped to keep the trails in great shape.
FEBRUARY CLUB NEWS
Colebrook Vintage Race on Saturday, February 08, 2014, was relocated to
the track in Errol. We didnít have enough snow to build a track
a few weeks prior to the scheduled race, and by the time we got sufficient
snow, there was no longer enough time to build a track before the event.
The Vintage Race Committee was previously toying with the idea of purchasing
snow guns for the purpose of building race tracks. However, because
the cost of making snow would exceed the $400 per track limit budgeted
by the committee, we will not be purchasing any snow guns.
Colebrook Ski-Bees concession stand was also in Errol for the Vintage Race,
and did a mean stroke of business, with a varied menu to include donuts,
hamburgers, hot dogs, clam chowder and beverages.
club is thankful to Vince Roscillo for so generously loaning his generator
to the club on multiple occasions. The Board is now looking
into the purchase of a generator of our own.
Report at the Feb. 5 club meeting: We still need to brush trails.
If anyone wants to borrow a pole saw to go out and do some brushing, please
contact Arthur Beauchemin. Arthur also suggested we get a sickle
bar for one of the groomers. We still have some signage issues, which
we are working on. A bridge on Sims Stream is broken up from the
ice again; We plan to elevate the bridge this summer.
Maps: New maps for this year are in and are being sold at various
locations in the Colebrook area. We are grateful to our advertisers!
Committee: Phil is working on a scaled model of the proposed building
and the committee needs to meet.
Committee: has not met yet, but will soon. At each monthly
meeting, the club does a 50/50 raffle, which finances the clubís Scholarship
members interested on serving on this committee, please contact Bill Sparklin
or Amy Falconer.
Country Mushers held a 20 mile race on Sunday, Feb. 9 on Corridor 18 to
5 to 7 to 7a to 18, back to CCC. On Saturday night, the Ski-Bees
hosted a Spaghetti Feed at Colebrook Country Club for the mushers and the
general public. The club had several volunteers for the dinner and
for road crossings during the race. It turned out to be an outstanding
weekend for the club, and the mushers are talking about returning next
Ride for Cystic Fibrosis is on Saturday, February 22 at the Colebrook Country
Club on Route 26. Flyers & brochures are now available.
Colebrook Ski-Bees sponsor the food for this event. Buddy and Clay
will work the grille, Michelle is available to take orders and collect
money, and we need 1 or 2 volunteers to sell 50/50 tickets during the day.
The event includes a snowmobile ride (out of state registrations are allowed
on the ride), lunch, silent auction all day with incredible items, live
auction, raffles and a 50/50 raffle. The fun begins at 9:00am and
is over by 4:00pm. The public is invited to this family-friendly
event! Proceeds will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to help
find a cure!
Coalition: Jim Kenny is serving as the Colebrook Ski-Bees representative.
He attended the annual meeting and has the source document if anyone wants
to read it. Three trail kiosks coincide with our snowmobile trails.
We will need help putting them up as they are very large. Please
contact Jim if you are available to lend a hand.
Application: Vice President, Amy has been working on the bylaws in
order for the club to apply for 501c3 Non-profit Tax Exempt Status.
As the application is now in the final stages, it was voted at the Feb.
meeting to post an announcement on the web site for 15 days, so any club
member who would like to review the bylaws may do so at the Colebrook Country
Club or by email. It was also voted to allow the Board of Directors
to make the final decision after the 15-day review period, which ends Feb.
21. Email Rider@ColebrookSki-Bees.com if you wish to review the document.
Rodeo: was held Friday and Saturday, February 14 and 15 at the Groveton
Easter Seals Ride-in: was held on Feb. 7, 8 & 9 at Town &
Country Motor Inn in Gorham.
of officers will take place at the Wednesday, March 5 monthly membership
President Amy Falconer is willing to run for President, Chris Chase will
accept nomination for the Trailmaster position and Audie Porter is willing
to accept nomination for Treasurer again. The Vice President, one
Board position, and the Secretaryís positions currently have no nominations.
Anyone interested in taking any office, please contact Amy Falconer, so
we can make sure your nominations are received for the March 5 meeting!
Elections will take place on April 2.
is from July 1 through June 30.
Ski-Bees is currently in the process of applying for 501c3 status, and
have re-written the club's bylaws.
current club Member who would like to review the bylaws may do so at the
Country Club, or may contact club secretary, Michelle by email:
to obtain a copy for review.
bylaws will be available for review for 15 days starting today, THURSDAY,
FEBRUARY 6, 2014, after which
the bylaws will be voted on by the Board of Directors and submitted with
Great North Woods Vintage Snowmobile Race Series sponsored by LaPerle's
IGA and New England Inn & Lodge/Tuckerman's Restaurant & Tavern
If you stop in to Laperle's
IGA, please be sure to say hello and
thank you for his generous
to our club members and guests who have sent pictures in for the Photos
Page in the past! For the 2013 season, we have received new pictures from
the fall trail work crew, as well as in season pictures. We are requesting
(begging!) for pictures again this season.
Page for more information
Monthly meetings are held
on the 1st Wednesday of every month
(September through May)
at the Colebrook Country
Route 26, Colebrook.
All members and landowners
are encouraged to attend!
APRIL 3, 2014