Club History

1995Rural Cass Snowmobile club formed
2002-2003Club Membership totaled 92 paid memberships
2004Keith Blixt named Snowmobiler of the year by SnowmobileND
2004Bruce & Monica McCartney named SnowmobileND family of the year
2004-2005 OfficersPresident – Keith Blixt
 Vice-President – Jeff Seifert
 South Trail Coordinator – Troy Klevgard
 North Trail Coordinator – Byron Nelson
 Treasurer – Monica McCartney
 Communications – Char Gust
2006Jeff & Joanne Seifert named SnowmobileND family of the year
2006-2007Club Membership totaled 33 members
1/2007SnowJam’s 2nd year, Fargo mayor Dennis Walaker rides
2007Troy & Sheila Klevgard named SnowmobileND family of the year
2007U-Motors names SnowmobileND dealer of the year
2007-2008Club Membership almost doubled to 65 members
2008-2009Club Membership totaled 56 members
2009Char Gust named Snowmobiler of the year by SnowmobileND
Helping Sign this weekend included Keith Blixt, Jeff Seifert, Eric Hanson, Tom Bovee, Troy Klevgard, Sheila Klevgard and Greg Strommen
4th annual 2010 SnowJam is a success, along with hosting the State Ride at the event
2009-2010Club Membership down to 32 members
2010-2011Club Membership back up to 52 members
5th annual 2011 SnowJam is a success. More then 100 riders and 14 vintage sleds took part
Vintage ride named the Ryan Mayer Memorial Vintage ride to honor long time club member from Casselton that passed away last year.
2011/2012 OfficersPresident – Jason McSparron
 Vice-President – Joanne Seifert
 South Trail Coordinator – Greg Strommen
 North Trail Coordinator – Keith Blixt
 Treasurer – Sheila Klevgard
 Communications – Char Gust
10/25/2011Construction underway for the new 16 x 20 Club warming house
2011-2012Club Membership down to 27 members
2/20126th annual 2012 SnowJam cancelled due to lack of snow
2012-2013Club Membership at 36 members
as of Feb 1, south loop has opened and been groomed for the first time this season! North loop is still closed due to lack of snow
SnowJam takes place Saturday, Feb. 23rd. It would have been the 7th, but 2012 was cancelled, so it was the 6th
due to lack of volunteers, north loop of trail will not be opened in 2013/2014 season. this cuts club funding 40%
2013-2014Club Membership down to 25 members
7th annual SnowJam takes place Saturday, Feb. 17th. More then 100 riders participated. 24 new members joined the club
2014-2015 OfficersBrent Haugen elected Club President, other officers remained the same
7 members of NDSU Farmhouse Fraternity along with 18 club members knocked out 80% of trail signing for the season
2014-2015Club Membership at 40 members
2/22/20152015 SnowJam is Cancelled due to lack of snow
Steak Fry Club Fundraiser at Vet’s Club in Casselton, $20 membership discount to all volunteers
Troy Klevgard elected President of Snowmobile ND. Brent Haugen also joined the board. Jeff/Joanne Seifert also currently serve.
2015-2016Club Membership down. 21 memberships
for the first time in 2 seasons we had enough snow to groom the complete north/south trails!
2/20/20162016 SnowJam is Cancelled due to lack of snow
2016-2017Club Membership tanks. 10 paid members
2/25/20172017 SnowJam is Cancelled due to lack of snow
2017-2018Club Membership now down to 5 members
2/17/20182018 SnowJam is Cancelled due to lack of snow
closing the north loop of the trail is discussed at club meeting. many new members stepped up and volunteer time/help to keep it open.
2018-2019Club Membership grew almost 10 fold! 49 paid memberships
2019 SnowJam was a cold day, but was a success! this was the 8th SnowJam out of 13 years
2019-2021 OfficersSpencer Symington – Club President
 Michael Geisen – Vice President
 Zach Bohn – Secretary/Treasurer
 Tim Tigges – South Loop Trail Coordinator
 Toby Bryson/Mav Symington – North loop Coordinator
 Jeff Kolnes – Communications Director.
2019-2020Club Membership up to 65 members!
2020 SnowJam is a great success. 97 total registered. 44 vintage sleds in show, 16 vintage on ride. 50/50 pot is $600
3/15/2020moved the clubs new Connex storage container in place, Argusville, ND
2020-202117 pre-paid memberships already in place!

East Central Trail association hosted 2021 ND state ride. 53 vintage sleds in show. 50/50 pot was $615

2020/2021 seasonvery little snow. only groomed once from Harwood to Mapleton to Davenport(30 miles) for the state ride. But our association was one of only two ND groups in the state that groomed any trails this season.
2021-2023 OfficersSpencer Symington – Club President
Michael Geisen – Vice President
Zach Bohn – Secretary/Treasurer
Tim Tigges – South Loop Trail Coordinator
Toby Bryson – North loop Trail Coordinator
Jeff Kolnes – Communications Director.
Wyatt Kram – Club Signage coordinator
Brent Haugen – Grooming Coordinator
Derryn Heley – Gaming coordinator
12/31/2021The Club groomed in December for the first time in many, many years!
1/25/2022-1/29/2022Club members Roger and Wyatt Kram ride 1973 John Deere snowmobiles from Winnipeg to Elk River, MN for Charity. A total of 490 miles.
2/12/2022SnowJam ’22
4/2022Rural Cass acquired their 501(c)(3) non-profit status!
4/2022Rural Cass received $7500 donation from Red River Power
2021/2022Club Membership at 55 members

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