The season is winding down, but there’s still snow on the trail and we’re still grooming so fingers crossed for a few more weeks of riding!
Linneus Sno Sports has been a busy club this Winter! Our annual Poker Run on February 27th was a hit, selling 342 hands and welcoming both familiar and new faces through the clubhouse. Despite icier trails, we received good feedback from riders and folks seemed to enjoy the flexibility of a long or short route option. The Word Scramble, Photo Contest and Kid’s photos with the stuffed animals along the trails were fun incentives along the way for participants to earn a little extra money or prizes. Our kitchen turned out every bit of food we had prepared, with 4 different meal options available for those who sat in to eat (pulled pork, chicken stew, hotdogs or chili- YUM!). Ride participant Tim Dassow was the lucky winner of both the best poker hand and the 50/50 drawing! All in all, it was a great day with a great turnout, and we look forward to doing this again next year. Thank you to all of the volunteers who took the time to make this event happen- our groomers, Poker Run signers, land and camp owners who hosted riders and drew cards, Seider’s Variety & Redemption Center, the kitchen and clubhouse help.
We held a dance on March 5th which saw a turnout of around 30 people who listened to live music, danced of course and enjoyed some light snacks from the kitchen. Keep an eye on our website or facebook page for information on future events such as this.
On March 12th the Maine Snowmobile Association hosted a dinner and meeting at the Big Valley Snowmobile club in Island Falls. Their day started with about 21 members on a trail ride that found them through the Linneus Clubhouse for lunch. Conditions were certainly wet and cold, but that didn’t dampen their spirits as much as their clothing. Back at Big Valley there was a social hour from 5-6pm, followed by a delicious turkey dinner with all of the fixins’ and dessert. The meeting started at 7pm and touched on a wide range of topics such as the LD2014 bill (addressing hunting on Sundays), nominees for the upcoming MSA officer election, and the introduction of Polaris Ride Command and BRP GO digital maps to Northern Maine clubs. Mr Gamache from Polaris Ride Command was there to speak and was very informative on the benefits of having club participation with this program. BRP GO is still in the process of becoming setup in Northern Maine, but more details should be available soon.
Our Annual Membership Meeting is being held on April 9th at 6:30 pm. This is a great opportunity for current or potential members to come by and socialize with other members and check out the clubhouse. We have two board of directors seats that will be available and all members interested in being on the board are encouraged to stop into the clubhouse and put their name on the signup sheet before April 2nd. We also have our officer positions up for re-election as well, including President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. Details on these positions and signup sheets are posted within the clubhouse.
As a reminder, our regular monthly meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at 7pm, September through April and these meetings are open for current members to attend.
Wednesday night Bingo is still in full swing with a great crowd turning out every week to come have a delicious home cooked meal and hopefully by the end of the night, leave with a little extra money in their pocket! Early bird starts at 6:30 pm and regular games at 7pm.
Our weekend luncheons from 11am-2pm have helped us to see a lot of faces through the clubhouse this season! Our team of volunteers plan to keep the kitchen going on Saturdays and Sundays as long as trails are open so keep an eye out for any updates or changes to this schedule. In the meantime, we hope you’ll stop in for a bite to eat and warm up!
Until next time- thank you for visiting Linneus Sno Sports, ride safe, stay to the right of the trail and have fun!
Linneus Sno Sports Secretary