The front door of the NHSA office swung open and a 20-something dude strolled in to declare his availability for employment by announcing “you hiring?” It was lunchtime but the pancaked hair on his right side indicated he had just gotten out of bed and hadn’t looked into a reflective surface just yet. I smiled and said hello.
He gazed left, then right, maybe two or three times, then asked “what is this place and what do you do?” Now that was a good question, although not one that would necessarily land Mr. Dude a job anytime soon.
Regardless, the query of what goes on in the NHSA office is legit, and has been a bit of a learning process for both myself and Stephanie, the office assistant.
Exploring The NHSA Office
I’ve worked and volunteered in the snowmobile universe for the better part of 30 years, so I have more than a solid grasp on the basics. It’s been more like walking into a friend’s kitchen and not knowing which drawer the silverware is in. Then you open the fridge and politely say “You eat this?”
All kidding aside, there has been a good amount of exploration and reorganization going on as we move deeper into digital communications, which will increase efficiencies and maximize the flow of information to our members. I’m indebted to the executive committee and board of directors for their support as we settle in.
Speaking of info, did you know that the minutes from the board of directors meetings are now posted online? Yup, on the Officers and Directors page. This will give you a chance to catch up on NHSA business before attending county or club meetings. Be informed, stay engaged, ignore naysayers, keep focused on doing what is best for organized snowmobiling in New Hampshire.
What happened to the Sno-Traveler, you ask? It’s more than red lipstick and a perm, we are going for the complete makeover, one layer at a time. But, it can’t happen without you. We need your club news, your photos, and your stories. Got an opinion? Want to explain how it took over an hour to get unstuck? Maybe you have a project you want to share? Remember, snowmobiling is all about having fun. If that’s not happening, seek medical advice immediately!
I’ve spoken to many of you already and the single question that resonates most is about the website. Yes, nhsa.com needs a facelift, power tools will be necessary. We are just starting the process now, it’s a major undertaking that will require time and effort. That said, a launch date hasn’t even been discussed yet but it is a priority. In many ways the project is comparable to building a new trail, a reroute, if you will. When complete, this one will be the hub for all things snowmobiling in New Hampshire, groomed to perfection.