Monthly Archives: November 2014

Take time to join your local snowmobile club!


JOIN-THE-CLUB-purple-circleThank you to the 31 local families that have already joined the Rural Cass Snowmobile Club. You are helping to make a difference for ALL local snowmobilers.

For other local snowmobilers, please take the time to join (or renew) as a member of the Rural Cass Snowmobile Club. For a small membership fee, your support ensures that rural Cass County has well-groomed and maintained snowmobile trails.

Here’s a link to the membership application.    Membership app 2014

Rural Cass Snowmobile Club represents a growing community of snowmobilers who enjoy this winter sport. The club currently maintains more than 100 miles of snowmobile trails in both northern and southern Cass County as part of the Snowmobile North Dakota trail system. This trail serves the towns of Amenia, Casselton, Mapleton, Davenport, Leonard, Arthur, Argusville and Harwood.

Frequently Asked Questions about Club Membership

Aren’t local snowmobile trails paid for by the state? No, only a portion of the funding comes from the state. About 50% of the funds for grooming are based upon local fundraising. And, the state funds come directly from the number of snowmobiles registered, and these sleds must be registered in North Dakota to count.

How much does it cost to groom the trail? Grooming costs average $10-12 per mile. Even if the person running the groomer is a volunteer, the costs add up.

Are there other ways to help? The club can definitely use your help in other ways, such as trail signing and other activities. As a club member, you’ll receive the club’s newsletter, which will you let you know of club events.

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Volunteers make progress on trail signing


10636232_10205055087675335_405001676490593073_nA group of volunteers believe they now have about 80% of the snowmobile trail signs in the ground, after two weekends of trail signing.

Seven members of the NDSU Farmhouse Fraternity showed up to help out as a service project and their work pounding these signs into the ground was a huge help. In addition, club members sharing in a lot of hard work included:

  • Bette Blixt
  • Brent Haugen
  • Carla McGarry
  • Chris Covert
  • Chris Peterson
  • Eric Hanson
  • Jan Bush
  • Jared Klevgard
  • Jeff Seifert
  • Keith Blixt
  • Marv Bush
  • Michael Jahn
  • Mike Westrick
  • Paul Gutknecht
  • Russ Blixt
  • Sheila Klevgard
  • Todd McMichael
  • Troy Klevgard
  • (more names coming soon!)

10665302_10205055076395053_5062622553496280452_nIf you want to see pictures from trail signing this year, head over to the SnowJam Facebook page (and like the page while you’re there).

Meet Saturday morning for trail signing


All Rural Cass Snowmobile Club members are encouraged to meet at 8 AM on Saturday, Nov. 15 at Gordy’s in Mapleton to help with snowmobile trail signing.

NDSU Farmhouse Fraternity also will be helping with the signing. Help is needed in both signing and in driiving. If you can help, be sure to meet on Saturday morning.

If you have questions, contact Troy Klevgard at 701-318-6592.

 

 

 

Snowmobile North Dakota regional meeting planned in Casselton


Members of Snowmobile North Dakota Board of Directors will be traveling to Casselton on Monday, Nov 17, to meet with local snowmobilers in Region 4-5. the meeting is set to start at 8 PM at the City Hall in Casselton.

The agenda includes:

  • Update on the upcoming legislative campaign
  • Highlights on the SND annual meeting
  • An open Q&A

A Groomer Training Class has been scheduled in conjunction with the meeting. The class will begin at 7 PM. If you want to be one of the approved groomer operators this year, please plan to attend!

Region 4 and 5 is made up of Cattail Trail, East Central Valley Trail, Mayville Portland Trail, Sargent County Trail, Sheyenne Valley Trail, Southern Valley Trail Riders (A separate meeting will be held for the Missouri Valley Trail at a location closer to Bismarck).

 

Club Meeting Tonight!


Trail signing will be the key topic at the November 11 meeting of the Rural Cass Snowmobile Club. This meeting will begin at 7 PM at the Pizza Ranch in Casselton.

We’ve lined up members of the Farmhouse Fraternity from North Dakota State University to help with trail signing, but we’ll need lots of club volunteers to also be there. We need drivers and others to help ensure we maximize the time they help us.  Our goal is to get the trail done during the time that we have the extra help from the NDSU team.

The designated trail signing weekend is Nov. 15 and 16. Plans are to start at 8 AM. Additional work days are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 22 and Sunday, Nov. 23, if they are needed. Snowmobile North Dakota requires that club’s complete trail signing by Dec 1.

Final details on this plan will be worked out at the meeting Tuesday.

Other topics at the meeting will include:

  • Update on Snowmobile North Dakota annual convention
  • Membership drive update
  • SnowJam sponsorship update
  • Other topics members bring up

Hope to see you there!

Interested in driving the groomer this year?


A Groomer Training Class has been scheduled in conjunction with the Region 4-5 Meeting on Monday, Nov 17, in Casselton. The class will begin at 7 PM with the meeting taking place at 8 PM.

If you want to be on the of approved groomer operators this year, please plan to attend!

Region 4 and 5 is made up of Cattail Trail, East Central Valley Trail, Mayville Portland Trail, Sargent County Trail, Sheyenne Valley Trail, Southern Valley Trail Riders (A separate meeting will be held for the Missouri Valley Trail at a location closer to Bismarck).

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Club to meet Nov 11 in Casselton


Trail signing will be the key topic at the November 11 meeting of the Rural Cass Snowmobile Club. This meeting will begin at 7 PM at the Pizza Ranch in Casselton.

We’ve lined up members of the Farmhouse Fraternity from North Dakota State University to help with trail signing, but we’ll need lots of club volunteers to also be there. We need drivers and others to help ensure we maximize the time they help us.  Our goal is to get the trail done during the time that we have the extra help from the NDSU team.

The designated trail signing weekend is Nov. 15 and 16. Plans are to start at 8 AM. Additional work days are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 22 and Sunday, Nov. 23, if they are needed. Snowmobile North Dakota requires that club’s complete trail signing by Dec 1.

Final details on this plan will be worked out at the meeting Tuesday.

Other topics at the meeting will include:

  • Update on Snowmobile North Dakota annual convention
  • Membership drive update
  • SnowJam sponsorship update
  • Other topics members bring up
Hope to see you there!