Activities this Summer 2016
Thanks to all that participated in the very successful wood cutting work party at Bone Spring-Chapman Shelter on 6-25-16. With the help of over 20 members, officers, board members, and lots of family members, we stocked the heck out of the shelter for next winter. Probably over 4 cords of wood was cut, split and stacked with lots of help from the youth and grandchildren. A special thanks to Bob Smith for coordinating and promoting this very productive activity and to everyone who helped make it happen! In addition, the shelter was weed-eated, sprayed for ants, and rat poison was set out inside the shelter. Also, thanks to Bob and Cecil for mowing the lawn at the clubhouse.
There will also need to be a couple brushing activities on the lower trails. Those dates will be posted soon.
News from Jess and the groomers:
Former members of Skyline Club cut wood for Ruckle Shelter on the same day and time, so the wood in both shelters is in early. They also did maintenance on the shelter as well.
Groomers have been working on the SnoCats already, have put in 2 work days, 21 hours worth of work so far and spent @$1,000 in parts and oil so far. They will be having a few more work days this summer to get them in shape for this coming winter. Thanks to the groomer drivers for all their volunteer time!
And from the Forest Service:
"On behalf of the Walla Walla Ranger District I’d like to extend our appreciation for you and the others who devoted so many volunteers hours to provide great snowmobiling experiences for the public. And a big thank you goes out to the club. Working through the end-of-season logging challenges with you is a prime example of how we can find solutions to challenges by working together. We truly value our partnership with you. Cheers!"
Elections were held at our last meeting March 3rd with a good attendance at the General meeting. Elected Officers are:
President - Bob Carrell
Vice President - Brandon Christensen
Treasurer - Tammy Christensen
Secretary - Dottie Carrell
Parlimentarian - Dewayne Harvill
Newly Elected Board members are:
Jack Preston, Bob Smith, Mike Kelly, Cody Smith, Donnie Hanson, Andrew Grissom, and Cecil Berry.
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February 23, 2013
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Grooming Reports 2016 (snow line 541-566--2784)
From Jess - 7-8-2016
The former Skyline members put about 1 1/2 cords of wood in Ruckle Shelter, treated the logs on the outside of the shelter on 3 sides, and cleaned the inside. We had 10 people helping, and enjoyed a BBQ/potluck afterwards.
We have worked on the groomers a couple of different days since my last report. We have put in 38 man hours doing service and repair work. We probably have 1 more day of work to do on the CATS before they are ready for snow.
Jess Thompson, grooming chair
End of the Year Report 2015-2016
2,211.2 miles groomed
379.2 hours grooming
2,068.1 gallons fuel burned
35.5 hours maintenance
135 trees removed from trail
50.5 hours driving to/from mountain
2,240 miles driven to/from mountain
Thanks to the groomer drivers for all their hard work this year.
Jess Thompson, grooming chairman
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