Good day Millstream Valley Snowmobile Club Members
I hope this finds you relaxed and in good health after a fantastic New Brunswick Summer. During the off-season, your club executive has been busy planning and preparing for the 2016 snowmobile season and we would like to bring you up to date and invite you to participate in some of the upcoming initiatives.
September 29th we held a membership meeting at Up the Par. We enjoyed one of our best turnouts for a members meeting which is encouraging and was great to see. This meeting included a vote on purchasing a new groomer for the club which members voted unanimously in agreement with recommendations from the club representatives.
I would like to provide a bit of background on the Millstream Valley Snowmobile Club and offer some insights into some of the upcoming fundraising events and activities that are planned for the upcoming season.
The Club is the 9th largest out of the province’s 52 clubs. The club grooms over 300 km’s of trails. The 2016 operating budget is $97,000.00. Only $35,000.00 of revenue is generated from trail passes, the remainder of the funds required are received via club fundraising activities which highlights the importance of volunteers and participation and promotion of these events.
Some events planned for this season are the annual vacation getaway trip. Tickets are now available for this draw at the cost of $50.00. On December 4th at the Springfield Community Centre, the club will be hosting a roast beef dinner and dance with Matt Minglewood. Tickets will be $100.00 each for this event. Follow us on facebook or the clubs website at www.millstreamvalley.com
Some exciting developments happened over the warmer months in regards to some of our warming shelters. Myle One was relocated and now has hydro. We are tentatively planning a work party for that shelter on October 24th. Details to follow. Several members at the meeting on September 24th stepped up to help with the shelters and anyone else that can assist would be appreciated.
A new warming shelter will be built to replace the Dubee Shelter. Club member Brent Coleman generously came fourth with a proposal to provide the materials to build the shelter that would be named the “Dick Gaunce Memorial Shelter.” Member Chris Spencer is on the hunt for a new location and member Gerard McKinney has offered to take the lead on having it built. Anyone else that would like to assist on any of these ventures would be welcome.
The club is looking for someone to take the lead on developing a sponsorship package for local businesses. This would involve constructing a billboard to advertise for these businesses. This project has the potential to generate annual revenue for the club. If anyone would be interested in assisting with this please contact a club Director who will gladly assist in making this project a reality.
On a very recent note, we had some torrential rains which included washouts, trees down and likely significant infrastructure damage to the trail systems. We are seeking input from members in regards to this. Please contact myself or Darrell Keith and plans of action will be developed.
Our next club meeting will be December 8th at 7pm at Up to Par Restaurant located at 109 Upper Midland Road in Norton.
This is YOUR club, get involved to make it the best that it can be.
Millstream Valley Snowmobile Club
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The Millstream Valley is located just north of Sussex, New Brunswick. We have approximately 350 kms of snowmobile trails located in and around the Millstream Valley covering Belleisle Bay, Belleisle, Cambridge-Narrows, Lower Millstream, Berwick, Head of Millstream and Sussex. We have approximately 400 members. Grooming is done with a Case IH Puma 145 Tracker with a Soucy track kit.
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