Every club has at least one person who makes it all happen. Some are blessed with 2 or 3. Their tireless efforts are typically unrecognized by the general snowmobile populace… but you know who they are. Honor those individuals by nominating them for an annual award. The categories are: Snowmobiler of the Year, Junior Snowmobiler of the Year, Snowmobile Family of the Year, Snowmobile Business of the Year, Snowmobile Club of the Year, Groomer of the Year, and the Catherine Dickson Lifetime Achievement Award. Submit applications by April 1.
Ray Burton Trail Project Award
In tribute to Ray Burton and his contributions to snowmobiling, the NHSA has created a $1,000 award for a snowmobile trail project. Submit applications by April 1.
Scholarship Applications Now Online
The NHSA will award up to three book scholarships ($1,000, $500 and $250) to graduating high school seniors who have been accepted at a college, junior college, or vocational school. It’s also available to enrolled college students. Submit applications by April 1.
Tweeting, Instagram and Facebook
Chances are you already follow us on Facebook but did you hear about our new Twitter and Instagram offerings? They need a chance to grow, but open up another line for kibitzing and photo sharing with fellow snowmobilers.
NHSA Annual Meeting: May 19
It’s a few months away but you may as well mark the calendar now. Saturday, May 19, 2018, at the Margate Resort on Lake Winnipesaukee. Stay tuned for details.
Club Delegates and Voting
In preparation for elections and other official business, clubs are reminded to enter members into the portal by March 1 to be included in the delegate count for the purposes of voting at Annual Meeting.
Committee chairs are required to submit written reports for the annual meeting book. The reports are due in the NHSA office April 1.
Elections of NHSA Officers
Per the NHSA By-Laws: dated May 21, 2016:
C. EXECUTIVE OFFICERS; 3. Elections –
At the Annual Meeting there shall be an election of officers by the delegates present. A nominating committee appointed by the New Hampshire Snowmobile Association Board of Directors will present to the membership no later than sixty (60) days prior to the Annual Meeting, a slate of candidates for Executive Officers. All nominations by petition shall be presented on NHSA form P-1, and shall contain twenty-five (25) or more signatures of New Hampshire Snowmobile Association members in good standing on or before March 1st of that same year, shall be accompanied by a letter of acceptance from the candidate, and shall be filed at the New Hampshire Snowmobile Association office no later than 4pm on March 1st of the same year. A majority of fifty percent (50%) plus one (1) of the votes cast will be necessary to win. Run-off elections may be necessary to establish a majority. The newly elected officers will be presented to the membership at the Annual Meeting.
Elections will be held May 19, 2018 at the Annual Meeting.
The slate of officers are:
- President: Beth Horvath-Palmer
- Vice President: Lucy Ford
- Secretary: Tom Willand
- Treasurer: Vacant
The office of Treasurer have not been filled as of the printing of this issue. If you would like to run for either of these positions call Joe Gorman at 603-875-2173 or email Joe Nominations by petition shall contain twenty-five (25) or more signatures of New Hampshire Snowmobile Association members, shall be accompanied by a letter of acceptance from the candidate, and shall be filed no later that forty-five (45) days prior to the Annual Meeting. A majority of fifty percent (50%) plus one (1) of the votes cast will be necessary to win. Runoff elections may be necessary to establish a majority. The newly elected officers will be presented to the membership at the Annual Meeting.
Elections of County Directors
This year the Counties of: Grafton, Merrimack, Rockingham, Strafford, and Sullivan need to elect or re-elect their County Directors for a two (2) year term. These elections need to be held at a County Meeting no later than thirty (30) days prior to the annual meeting.