Tag: volunteers

Molly Miller: 2015 Junior Snowmobiler of the Year

This young leader is heavily involved with SAM and the Bernardston Gill Leyden Snowmobile Club. Often spotted volunteering at SAM events, Molly Miller typically spends dozens of hours annually setting up and tearing down everything that goes into the Sled ...Read more

Published on April 14, 2015 in Awards, News & Updates
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Hadley Snowmobile Club: 2015 Club of the Year

This club is on the move! They have done an astonishing amount of work and networking to make snowmobiling grow as a whole in their community and our state. Ending last season with a measly 33 members and only 2-4 ...Read more

Published on April 8, 2015 in Awards, News & Updates
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Jon Tobin: Snowmobiler of the Year

As a volunteer, Jon Tobin takes a leadership role in every aspect of club activities: trail clearing, grooming, equipment maintenance, membership, running meetings, record keeping, newsletters and club events. His professionalism, combined with a love and appreciation for snowmobiling, has ...Read more

Published on April 3, 2015 in Awards, News & Updates
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SAM Legislative Team Scores Touchdown: Vintage Snowmobile Bill Passes (Larry Tucker)

The New England Patriot won the Super Bowl. But the Patriots are not the only ones scoring touchdowns, your legislative team also just put one over the goal line. SAM Vintage Snowmobile Bill Passes!: On January 8th, 2015, your Snowmobile ...Read more

Published on March 16, 2015 in Legislative Affairs, News & Updates
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SAM Annual Meeting April 2

The Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts Board of Directors invite you to celebrate your association at the upcoming SAM Annual Meeting and dinner on Thursday, April 2, 2015. Participate, relax and enjoy dinner with your friends, while you participate in the ...Read more

Published on March 4, 2015 in Awards, News & Updates
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SAM Annual Award Nominations

Snowmobiling is great and we have only the volunteers (and the snow) to thank. Do it by nominating a volunteer for the SAM Annual Awards. Volunteers are the heart and soul of snowmobiling. Without them there wouldn’t be anywhere to ...Read more

Published on February 24, 2015 in Awards, News & Updates
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Storm Alert: Assistance Request in Eastern Mass

NSTAR is looking for SAM’s assistance in Eastern Massachusetts in anticipation of the upcoming weekend storm (blizzard forecast). NSTAR needs several snowmobiles and operators (two-ups and work sleds preferred) as well as tracked groomer vehicles to access and break trails ...Read more

Published on February 13, 2015 in General Announcements, News & Updates
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Snowmobile Safety Tips: Hazards on the Trail (Randy Toth)

I’m sure you are all aware of the hazards associated with riding off-trail in snow-covered fields, such as rocks, tree stumps and other obstructions hidden under the snow. You also know enough (I hope) to keep to the right while ...Read more

Published on January 30, 2015 in News & Updates, Safety
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SAM I Am: Brad Rand

Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts member profile: Brad Rand is a member of the Snowbirds Snowmobile Club in Spencer. He’s been riding snowmobiles for 30-years, his current sled is a 2003 Arctic Cat T660 Turbo, 4-stroke. Sled mods: No modifications needed ...Read more

Published on January 15, 2015 in Guest Columns, News & Updates
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Top 10 Snowmobile Stories of 2014

These are the Top 10 Snowmobile Stories of 2014 at sledmass.com. Your clicks pile up, your Facebook “Likes” and Twitter “retweets” share the words. We are unique at sledmass.com, as the majority of our snowmobile stories are created by fellow ...Read more

Published on December 30, 2014 in In The News, News & Updates
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Snowmobile Facts vs. Fiction: Fight Misinformation

There are many false claims made about snowmobiling and it’s important that you understand snowmobile facts vs. fiction, and fight misinformation. There is a myth that snowmobilers have plenty of trails to ride but those making such claims do not ...Read more

Published on December 27, 2014 in Education, News & Updates
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Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts Deliver Toys For Tots (Marcia Miller)

I am not sure what words to use to describe how amazed I am at what the Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts accomplished this year for Toys for Tots. The December SAM meeting was where the magic happened. Club upon club ...Read more

Published on December 22, 2014 in Charity, News & Updates
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Job Opening – Great Benefits Package (Brad Stafford)

When I first accepted the position as president of the Bernardston-Gill-Leyden (BGL) snowmobile club I knew there would be responsibilities. One is doing the best I can to help with all kinds of requests that come from the landowners, state ...Read more

Published on November 21, 2014 in Guest Columns, News & Updates
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Massachusetts Recreational Trails Program 2015

The Massachusetts Recreational Trails Program 2015 Grant Round is OPEN! Grant Deadline Date: February 2, 2015 The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) is a federally funded grant program created through the National Recreational Trail Fund Act as a part of the ...Read more

Published on November 16, 2014 in General Announcements, News & Updates
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SAM I AM: Jon Tobin

Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts member profile: Jon Tobin is a member of the Burgy Bullets Snowmobile Club. He’s been riding snowmobiles for 21-years, his current sled is a 2001 Arctic Cat Z440 Sno-Pro 440F. Sled mods: No major modifications. The ...Read more

Published on October 19, 2014 in Guest Columns, News & Updates
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Sled Expo Exhibitors Announced

Get to the Sled Expo – October 18 and 19 The Big E Grounds in West Springfield The Sled Expo is the Snowmobile Superstore,  featuring snowmobile and dealer displays. Get the best deals of the season on new and used ...Read more

Published on October 15, 2014 in News & Updates, Sled Expo
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Chainsaw Safety for Trail Volunteers

Chainsaw Safety for Trail Volunteers, Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA, June 21st and 22nd, 2014, 9 am – 5 pm both days. Ten spaces are available for the chainsaw training course funded by the RTP. This two day class is designed for ...Read more

Published on June 14, 2014 in Education, News & Updates
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Jeffrey Gamelli, Snowmobiler of the Year

It’s an honor to recognize someone who has been involved in the Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts for a good part of his adult life, someone who has made a difference. Jeffrey Gamelli is a jack-of-all trades guy, as far as ...Read more

Published on May 16, 2014 in Awards, News & Updates
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DCR Releases Volunteer in Parks Program Guide

The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation releases their new Volunteer in the Parks Program Guide policy “with an opportunity to achieve the goal of standardizing and simplifying the process for proposing, reviewing, and conducting all volunteer activities – whether ...Read more

Published on May 2, 2014 in General Announcements, News & Updates
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Bernardston Gill Leyden: Snowmobile Club of the Year Award

There are many ways to measure a club’s success. A steady increase in membership is certainly one of them. But that doesn’t happen by chance. The Bernardston Gill Leyden Snowmobile Club realized some time ago that in order to succeed they ...Read more

Published on May 1, 2014 in Awards, News & Updates
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Jim LaFrance, SAM Groomer Operator of the Year

This year’s winner is a familiar face to everyone who attends the Sled Expo, he’s there just about every year, especially if the club’s groomers are on display. Like so many award recipients, he’s a volunteer supreme. His arms are ...Read more

Published on April 27, 2014 in Awards, News & Updates
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Joe Gibbons, SAM Trail Worker of the Year

It’s been said that trail work is done by ghosts or the supernatural, maybe even by elves. No one ever sees them but the evidence is clear. The trails are trimmed, the signs are hung, bridges are in perfect condition, ...Read more

Published on April 17, 2014 in Awards, News & Updates
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Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts 2014 Charity Report (Marcia Miller)

Members of the Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts donated over $15,000 to charities this season, of that $10,000 went to local charities! See the individual club reports at the bottom of the page. I would like to start off by saying ...Read more

Published on April 8, 2014 in Charity, News & Updates
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Club Charity Reports (Marcia Miller)

This is the last week to get snowmobile charity reports in to SAM. I have only received 8 out of the 34 clubs. We can do better than that! The online form is so easy to submit. This is a ...Read more

Published on March 23, 2014 in Charity, News & Updates
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History of the Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts: Part II (Brad Stafford)

The Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts: Created by snowmobilers in the past, for the snowmobilers of the future. In part one, I wrote how back in the late 1960’s a group of snowmobilers had the foresight to see that with the ...Read more

Published on March 17, 2014 in Education, Guest Columns, News & Updates
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Snowmobile Volunteers Do The Work

Recorder.com reporter Kathleen McKiernan’s detailed story about grooming snowmobile trails centers around the volunteer efforts of the Conway Snowmobile Club and 2013 Trail Worker of the Year recipient Paul Sokoloski and his son Adam. “Typically, the two South Deerfield men ...Read more

Published on March 9, 2014 in In The News, News & Updates
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SAM I AM: Chris Marcinczyk (Terry Holland)

Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts member profile: Chris Marcinczyk is a member of the Berkshire Snow Seekers, Savoy Kanary Kats and the Woodford Snow Busters. He’s been riding snowmobiles for 10-years, his current sled is a 2011 Ski-Doo XRS E-TEC 800 ...Read more

Published on February 26, 2014 in Guest Columns, News & Updates
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SAM I Am: Ed Morrin (Terry Holland)

Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts member profile: Ed Morrin is the Second Vice President of the Mill Valley Snowmobile Club. Ed has been riding for 10 years, his first sled was a 1973 Arctic Cat Panther, his current ride is a ...Read more

Published on January 14, 2014 in Guest Columns, News & Updates
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Stan Kopala: The Godfather of Greylock (Robert Dodge)

A true story. At one time or another, most of us have gone riding on beautiful Mt. Greylock. Located in the western part of Massachusetts with its peak reaching 3,491 feet, one can view four states from the top. If ...Read more

Published on January 7, 2014 in Guest Columns, News & Updates, Vintage
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Conway Snowmobile Club Featured in Recorder

The Recorder posted a detailed story about the Conway Snowmobile Club, in particular the volunteer efforts of Paul Sokoloski and club president, Ron Sweet. “Though he wouldn’t take credit himself, club members credited Sokoloski for building much of the equipment ...Read more

Published on January 4, 2014 in In The News, News & Updates
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