Meeting Minutes

TMSC Meeting Information

TWIN MOUNTAIN SNOWMOBILE CLUB, INC. –Meeting Minutes 1/17/24

 

 

Meeting at Twin Mountain Town Hall began at 6:05pm with 11 attendees

 

Treasurer’s Report reviewed and accepted

 

Harold thanked everyone for their hard work on the trails helping clean things up after the big rain and wind storm and also talked about some of the other trail work/maintenance that has been done and at this point.     All trails seem to be in good shape and Harold said that he is receiving some really nice, positive emails and texts about the trail conditions being so good.  Keep those comments coming as our groomer operators are happy to hear it!!!!   Buddy, again, thanked everyone who helped get the trails back into shape on Sunday, 1/14/24…he said it was “impressive” to see all the volunteers out there with their own equipment etc…    HUGE THANK YOU!!!!!!

 

Harold talked again about thinking ahead to future GIA projects next year, Harold asked if there was interest in a “major” trail overhaul  for the Sugarloaf Trail to bring it back to what it was several years ago.   To repeat , the same consensus from the last meeting,  those in attendance seemed to be excited to help bring this trail back.    Harold mentioned if this project went well then maybe the following year more extensive trail work could be done on the Mt. Tom trail to get that in really good shape and even go past what he referred to as Rosebrook.

 

SNOWMOBILE RAFFLE TICKETS………still plenty for sale so PLEASE HELP us with this fundraiser.   The drawing is going to be held on Saturday, February 24th, at the Inn at Whitefield.  The restaurant and bar opens at 5pm and the drawing is planned to be at, as Wayne Garneau said,  “8pm-ish”!   There will be a few “penny sale” items as well as a fundraising favorite….….”Jane’s newest afghan creation”.    Thanks Jane!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Harold commented on how the grooming schedule is going really well and that the trails are setting up really nicely.    The in-town trails are in good shape and even Rocky Ridge is “beautiful”.

 

Again, thanks to everyone who is out there volunteering to make our trail system the best it can be, please help us with our snowmobile raffle by buying a ticket or more…hint, hint….. and mark your calendar for February 24th for the snowmobile drawing at the Inn at Whitefield.

 

Meeting adjourned at 6:45pm and Miles is off to groom!!!!!!!

 

 

THINK SNOW!!!!!!!    

 

Respectfully Submitted

Karen Horsch, Treasurer/Secretary

 

 

 


TWIN MOUNTAIN SNOWMOBILE CLUB, INC. –Meeting Minutes 11/15/23

 

 

Meeting at Twin Mountain Town Hall began at 6:05pm with 13 attendees

 

Treasurer’s Report reviewed and accepted

 

New maps (500) have been printed and are in so Harold is working to let people/businesses know that they are available.   17 ads were renewed on the new maps and we THANK everyone for their renewals.

 

Harold talked about all the trail work/maintenance that has been done and at this point, all trails seem to be in good shape.   Buddy thanked everyone who helped on the Bypass trail and said that it’s in really good shape.

 

Thinking ahead to future GIA projects next year, Harold asked if there was interest in a “major” trail overhaul  for the Sugarloaf Trail to bring it back to what it was several years ago.  The group talked about the Hardwood Hill Trail and about the dirt work that would need to be done, including excavation, likely some culverts, tree cutting and maybe some trail re-routes to avoid water and bigger rocks.  Dan Garneau and some others are going to go up to that area to assess what needs to be done and to provide an estimate of excavation time, materials etc…needed for the application for GIA.      Those in attendance seemed to be excited to help bring this trail back.    Harold mentioned if this project went well then maybe the following year more extensive trail work could be done on the Mt. Tom trail to get that in really good shape and even go past what he referred to as Rosebrook.

 

Grooming equipment is all set and we are just waiting on Prinoth to get back to Harold on when they plan on doing the service.   Some of the groomer operators would like to be in attendance for this service so Harold will let everyone know when it is scheduled.

 

Next meeting will be the Club’s “Christmas meeting”.    December 13th at 6:30pm we would like to make a reservation at Rosa Flamingo’s in Bethlehem for anyone would like to join.   The Club will not be paying for any of the drinks or meals for the attendees; it will be on your own but if you are interested, please go to the Club’s website at www.twinmtnsnowmobile.org.   Once on the website, use the “contact us” link and it will allow you to send an email to let us know how many people you would like to add to our reservation.   Please have your reservation email sent to us by Monday, December 4th so that we can have a head count.    ALL ARE WELCOME!

 

Meeting adjourned at 6:45pm.

 

THINK SNOW!!!!!!!    

 

Respectfully Submitted

Karen Horsch, Treasurer/Secretary

 


TWIN MOUNTAIN SNOWMOBILE CLUB, INC. –Meeting Minutes 10/18/23

 

 

Meeting at Twin Mountain Town Hall began at 6:00pm with 10 attendees

 

Treasurer’s Report reviewed and accepted

 

Harold discussed printing up some new maps at Smith and Town and the approximate cost for 500+/- maps is $1,660.00 without any changes to the advertisers on the back of the map.   If the artwork is revised for the ads or any other revisions are needed, the hourly cost is $60.00.   There are currently 17 ads on the map with approximately 15 businesses that could potentially renew their ad “as is” so lengthy discussion on how to solicit the advertisers etc…   When maps are printed, talked about removing the price of $5.00 from the front of the map so that they can be sold for what businesses want to sell them for and then also discussed adding a bar code so that they can be scanned into POS systems.

 

Discussion on possibly selling a couple items was brought up again this month and Harold asked why there are some missing parts on the 8ft Drag.   As discussed in the September meeting, this drag is not really being used and possibly has a bent neck so maybe doesn’t quite pull straight?   Harold did reach out to see if a potential buyer was interested and they are not so consensus is to just keep/store  this drag and if parts are needed for repairs on drags in use, use them as needed.

 

Buddy talked about the trails and they are in very good shape for this time of year.  Buddy will be sure to reach out if there are things that need to be addressed, especially after the “November winds” happen.

 

The Trailmasters’ meeting is being held on 11/4/23 and the fee is $20.00/person with breakfast included.  Harold will check to see who is interested in attending and will sign participants up and pay for cost with the Club’s debit card.

 

Harold and groomer operators in attendance talked about Groomer status and service, if any needed.

Piston Bully groomer has 137 hours since it’s last service so basically all set

 

Prinoth groomer has 229 hours since last service and it is believed to have had it’s “free” service after the first grooming season and at approximately 35 hrs..   This is going to be confirmed when going out to Brian at Prinoth to discuss next service needed, what will be done, how much it will cost etc…  Everyone feels that it’s important be up to date with service needs.

 

Next meeting will be November 15th at 6pm at the Town Hall…all are welcome.

 

 

Meeting adjourned at 7pm.

 

Respectfully Submitted

Karen Horsch, Treasurer/Secretary


 

TWIN MOUNTAIN SNOWMOBILE CLUB, INC. –Meeting Minutes 9/20/23

 

Meeting at Twin Mountain Town Hall began at 6:05pm with 12 attendees

 

Treasurer’s Report reviewed and accepted

 

Harold announced that the February 2024 Snowmobile Raffle Tickets are out and for sale.   $20 each or 6 tickets for $100.00

 

Discussion on possibly selling a couple items:

8ft Drag is not really being used and possibly has a bent neck?  Maybe doesn’t quite pull straight?   Cost to repair might be higher than it’s worth and if it is not used for grooming, seek out options to sell it.    Estimated value is $2000

 

Scandic Machine and Drag:

This machine hasn’t been used in a few years so need to look into its value and move to sell it.

 

Discussed new way of people needing to purchase memberships on line with NHSA etc..  Also discussed complimentary memberships given as a “thank you” for people going above and beyond volunteering etc..  The list of complimentary memberships needs to be sent to NHSA all at once on a “new form” so Buddy and Harold will work to make up this list.

 

Discussed the Bridge construction on what we call the “Rt 3 Bridge” and a HUGE “Thank you” for everyone’s hard work on this as the bridge and sign look amazing as well as the lights!

 

Buddy talked about the trails and upcoming trail work needed—only small projects at this time and will be reaching out with some dates and times for work parties.  Stayed tuned!

 

Harold and groomer operators in attendance talked about Groomer status and service, if any needed.

Piston Bully groomer has 137 hours since it’s last service so basically all set

Prinoth groomer has 229 hours since last service and it is believed to have had it’s “free” service

but this is something that it going to be confirmed.

 

Next meeting will be October 18th at 6pm at the Town Hall…all are welcome.

 

Meeting adjourned at 6:50pm.

 

Respectfully Submitted

Karen Horsch, Treasurer/Secretary