An Afternoon of Bowling Enjoyed by Future Snowmobilers
Many thank to all the snowmobile club members and their kids who joined us for an afternoon of bowling at the Pioneer Bowl in Richford. We had a record number of participants this year, 40 in all. We were also happy to celebrate Cole's birthday, too.
Many thanks to Andy, Monique, Karen for the cupcakes, Jim who provided bags of candy for each child and all the WCSA clubs who provided funding to make this event possible.
Waukesha County Snowmobilers Give Back
Snowmobilers award $500 to state and local charities
It’s an annual tradition of the Waukesha County Snowmobile Association (WCSA) to award funds to charities that are close to the hearts of area snowmobilers. This year, the WCSA and its 17 member clubs are proud to support five state and local charitable causes: The Women’s Center - Waukesha, Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs Youth KAOS program, Humane Animal Welfare Society (HAWS), the Multiple Sclerosis Snowmobile Tour and the Wisconsin Military Snowmobile Ride. Each charitable organization received $100 thanks to the WCSA and its 17 member clubs.
A lot of work goes into preparing Waukesha County’s 100+ miles of snowmobile trails each year. It takes the work of hundreds of club members who volunteer thousands of hours to secure landowner permissions to allow trail access across public and private property each year, but it’s just as important to give back to the communities in which we work and play.
Waukesha County Snowmobiling Association's annual raffle was held on Wednesday, March 8th at 8:00 pm. We are pleased to announce the winners of this year's raffle below.
Thank you to everyone who bought and sold tickets this year. The funds raised helps the WCSA continue to have a snowmobiling trail system in Waukesha County.
Winners of the WCSA 2022/23 Raffle
1st prize: $3,000 - Barb S. from the Oconomowoc Throttle Jockeys
2nd prize: $1,000 - John T. from Plat 5 Snowmobile Club
3rd prize: $500 - Dan B. from Mukwonago, WI
4th prize: $250 - David D. from Adams County, WI
5th prize: $250 - Ciara Z. from Hart Lake Snowmobile Club
Thank you raffle ticket sponsors
Reimer's Painting Service
Western Culvert & Supply Inc.
Concrete & Brick Specialists, Ltd
A.J. Iverson Heating & Air Conditioning
Snowmobile Clubs Celebrate 50th Anniversary
These clubs are celebrating their 50th Anniversary this season. Each club was founded in 1972, right during the heyday of snowmobiling here in North America. In the early '70s, there were over 100 snowmobile manufacturers. Ski-Doo was the #1 brand at the time and in 1972 approximately 575,000 sleds were sold. Compare that to today where worldwide sales are just over 130,600 sleds last year.
Back in 1972, there wasn't a trail system to snowmobile on so club members created trails for their members to ride on. They started by asking farmers/landowners for permission to create a club trail on their property. Each club had its own trail where its members could ride each winter.
Eventually, clubs started working together and connected their club's trails to create the network of trails that ultimately became the snowmobile trail system we enjoy today. It has taken a lot of hard work and dedication by those founding members to get the trail system to this point. To ensure this annual winter tradition continues for the next 50 years, please join a local club and get your family involved to learn what it takes to ensure you have a trail to ride each season.
2021/22 Annual Raffle
A Big Success
Okauchee, WI - March 16 - The annual WCSA raffle was a big success. The funds raised provides a major life line to support the efforts of the Waukesha County Snowmobile Association and it member clubs.
The drawing took place on Wednesday, March 9. The winners of this year's raffle will be announce here shortly. We are in the process of contacting the winners. As soon as all the winner's have been contacted the results will be published here and on the WCSA Facebook page.
1st prize: $3,000 - Brad E. - Kewaskum, WI - ticket #07601
2nd prize: $1,000 - Norm R. - Oshkosh, WI - ticket #08410
3rd prize: $500 - Mark O. - Cambridge, WI - ticket #02614
4th prize: $250 - Melissa J. - Oconomowoc, WI - ticket #04556
5th prize: $250 - Jim R. - Iola, WI - ticket #05395
Many Thanks To All Who Made This Possible
We thank everyone who made this raffle fundraiser a success. Please remember to support all our raffle ticket sponsors: Reimer's Painting Services, Western Culvert & Supply Inc., Concrete & Brick Specialists, Ltd, Comet Inc, A.J. Iverson Heating & Air Conditioning.Please thank those who helped make the annual raffle drawing and meeting held on Wednesday, March 9th possible: Ausblick Ski Hill, Brad Stanke - Ams Oil, Brake & Equipment, Don & Roy's Motorsports, Erin Inn, Hunter's Nest, Jim Fleming, John Hartwig Motorsports, Kim's Pizza Pub, Kuhtz' General Store, Merton Feed Mill, Milwaukee Power Sports, Okauchee American Legion Post #399, Ox and Cats, Papa Stache Pub & Eatery, Pribnow's Maple Inn, Road Track and Trail LLC, Rob's Performance Motorsports, Ron's Crazy Corner, Suburban Sno-Hawks, TJ's Roundabout Pub & Grill and all the clubs and club members who provided a raffle basket and helped that evening.
Sussex Sled Bugs and the WCSA
Pay It Forward
Sussex, WI - December, 2021 - Club matching the donation. Pictured above from left to right is, Past President, Delores Scharmer, Duane and Jennifer Waltz, Executive Director of the Sussex Area Outreach Services.
Snowmobilers and snowmobile organizations make many donations to organizations throughout the United States. Locally, the Waukesha County Snowmobile Association recently made donations to several organizations including $100 to the “Child Smile” program at St. Olaf’s Lutheran Church in Rubicon, $100 to the Waukesha County Community Foundation, $100 to the Sussex Area Outreach Services (SOS), $100 to Kids and Adults on Snowmobiles (K.A.O.S.) Youth Program overseen by the Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs (AWSC) and $100 to the Wisconsin 2022 Military Snowmobile Ride in Eagle River.
WCSA Youth Bowling Event
Big turnout, big fun
Richfield, WI - April 11, 2021 - After the snow melts and the sleds are put away for the season, what else is there to do other than heading out to your local bowling alley to knock down some pins with your friends. That's exactly what a group of young snowmobilers did as the Waukesha County Snowmobile Association held it's annual Youth Bowling Event. "We had a great turnout this year", said Andy Slaby, WCSA Youth Committee event organizer. He continued by saying, "We had 35 youth bowlers attend, which is a record for this event. Many thanks to everyone who helped and the clubs who pitched in to underwrite this event."
This annual event is free to the children of members who belong to a WCSA member snowmobile club. All the kids were treated to bowling, pizza and refreshments at the Pioneer Bowl in Richfield.
Big Turnout for Youth Ride
Despite cold temperatures, everyone had a great time
Monches, WI - February 6, 2021 - Despite single digit temps the morning of February 6, more than 50 young snowmobilers participated in the annual Waukesha County Snowmobile Association's annual youth ride. The event is held at Monches Rec Park were young snowmobilers were able to ride the 120s around a groomed track, take rides in the groomer, warm up around the bonfire and kids could make custom face masks.
Youth snowmobilers who had their snowmobile safety certificates could participate in the youth ride which started out at Monches Rec Park and stopped at Cindi & Mike's Trackside Bar & Grill to warm-up with a steaming hot chocolate. Below are pictures from the ride.
Many thanks to everyone who made this event possible especially Andy and Jodi Slaby and their family for organizing this annual event and all the clubs and club members throughout Waukesha who contributed to making this event a success:
Stone Bank Schneelaufers Snowmobile Club, Dousman Snow Troopers Snowmobile Club, Lake County Last Call Snowmobile Club, Lac La Belle Cooney Riders Snowmobile Club, Eagle Kettle Moraine Riders Snowmobile Club, New Berlin Suburban Sno-Hawks Snowmobile Club, Dean & Bonnie Strube, Merton Flake Chasers Snowmobile Club, Monches Rec Club, Tony & Gloria Sleck, Delores Scharmer, Karen Jeras, Becky Tetzlaff, Darryl & Monique Taylor, John Eberhardy, David & Karen Groszczyk and Pewaukee Moon Shiners Snowmobile Club, Dennis & Wendy Pipkorn, Oconomowoc Throttle Jockeys Snowmobile Club, Platt 5 Snowmobile Club and Dean & Sarah Huber
Photos courtesy of: Anthony Sleck
Photos courtesy of: Anthony Sleck
Photos courtesy of: Anthony Sleck
Photos courtesy of: Anthony Sleck
And the Winners Are...
A successful fundraiser caps off a good snowmobile season
We wish to thank everyone who sponsored and supported our annual raffle. Funds raised from the raffle helps support the Waukesha County Snowmobile Association and it's member clubs to maintain the trail system in Waukesha County.
Special thanks to Reimer's Painting Services, Western Culvert & Supply Inc., Concrete & Brick Specialists, Ltd., Comet Inc., A.J. Iverson Heating & Air Conditioning for being year's raffle ticket sponsors and to all the clubs and their members who helped sell tickets.
$5,000 in cash prizes were awarded Wednesday, March 10. This year's winners are listed below:
1st prize: $3,000 - Miranda T. - Johnson Creek
2nd prize: $1,000 - Charlie G. - Watertown
3rd prize: $500 - Chad K. - Lake County Last Call club member, Pewaukee
4th prize: $250 - Erik E. - Waukesha
5th prize: $250 - Steve W. - Hart Lake club member, Washington County
Congratulations to all our raffle winners.
Snowmobilers donate to
The Women's Center
On Jan. 3, 2020, The Women's Center of Waukesha was presented with a donation ($227.00) from the Waukesha County Snowmobile Association (WCSA). The money was raised during the Association's annual Christmas party/meeting.
Pictured above from left to right is Ann Marie Moss, Director of The Women's Center, Harold Butschke, WCSA Trail Coordinator and Delores Scharmer WCSA member & Representative to AWSC, the Assocation of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs.
If any club members would like to make additional donations to The Women's Center please go to twcwaukesha.org to donate online and mention WCSA - Waukesha County Snowmobile Association in the "comments" field.
Snowmobilers donate funds
for life saving equipment
November, 2019 - Snowmobilers from the Oconomowoc Throttle Jockeys, Lac La Belle Cooney Riders and Waukesha County Snowmobile Association presented a check for $3,083.60 to Chief Wallace and Officer Kassens from the Town of Oconomowoc Police Department so two automated external defibrillator units (AED units) could be purchased.
The police department's previous AED units had become outdated and it was necessary to have them replaced. The Oconomowoc Throttle Jockeys Snowmobile Club heard about the departments need and enlisted the help of the Lac La Belle Cooney Riders Snowmobile Club and the Waukesha County Snowmobile Association to ensure they were able to cover the costs of this life saving equipment.
Food Pantry Benefits from
From money raised at their Christmas meeting, the Sussex Sled Bugs Snowmobile Club has donated approximately 300 items valued at $350 to the Sussex Food Pantry this month. The donation was presented to Jennifer Waltz, Executive Director of Sussex Outreach Services by Delores Scharmer, club member from the Sussex Sled Bugs. The club has been making annual donations to the food pantry for many years and will continue to do so.
Young rider on his Kitty Cat.
Riders left from Monches Rec Park in Monches.
An oval was groomed so the kids could enjoy running around on their Kitty Cats and 120s.
Young rider on his Kitty Cat.
WCSA Youth Ride a Big Success
Young snowmobilers enjoy ride on Waukesha County Trails
Photos courtesy of Tony Sleck
Thanks to snow conditions on Saturday, February 2nd 21 youth snowmobilers and their families were able to ride together on the trails of Waukesha County. The annual Youth Ride is an event organized by the Waukesha County Snowmobile Association for members of any Waukesha County snowmobile club so young snowmobilers can ride the trails with a parent or they can ride their snowmobile by themselves if they earned their snowmobile safety certificate. It's a great way for young riders to gain some experience. Check out some of the photos from this year's event.
Many thanks to event organizers Andy and Jodi Slaby and to everyone else who donated to or lent a helping hand to make this event possible. Special thanks to: Merton Flake Chasers, Eagle Kettle Moraine Riders, GLIDE, Stone Bank Schneelaufers, Lake Country Last Call, Dousman Snow Troopers, North Lake Nomads, Lac La Belle Cooney Riders, Bonnie and Dean Strube, AJ Iverson Heating and Cooling, Jerome and Kathy, Oconomowoc Tree Service, Monches Rec Club, Waukesha County Groomer Corp, Dennis and Wendi Pipkorn, Darryl and Monique Taylor, Tony Sleck (cameraman), Jim Tetzlaff, Bruce Blodgett and Kathy Heinzelman and Becky Tetzlaff.
Rob's Performance Motorsports
Named AWSC Dealer of the Year
Congratulations to Rob’s Performance Motorsports in Johnson Creek for being named Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs (AWSC) Dealer of the Year. They are a big supporter of snowmobiling in SE Wisconsin so when you stop by please congratulate them and thank them for all they do to support the sport.
Lack of snow couldn't stop
these young snowmobilers
Merton, WI – There was just enough snow to let the young snowmobilers ride their 120s around the groomed track during Waukesha County Snowmobile Association's annual Youth Ride and Bonfire event held at Monches Recreation Park in the Town of Merton. The goal of the event, which was held Saturday, February 4, 2017 is to share the snowmobile experience with the youth.
Waukesha County Groomer Corp. provided the kids rides in the Tucker Sno-Cat trail groomer and all had an opportunity to create their own snowmobile themed craft project. Had there been enough snow they would have taken a group ride on the nearby snowmobile trail system.
The day was made possible with help from the Merton Flake Chasers Snowmobile Club along with donations and support from the Stone Bank Schneelaufers, Eagle Kettle Moraine Riders, Golden Lake Independant Drifters & Enthusiasts, North Lake Nomads, Pewaukee Moon Shiners, Oconomowoc Throttle Jockeys and Lake Country Last Call snowmobile clubs.
Event organizers Andy and Jodi Slaby and Becky Tetzlaff of the Merton Flake Chasers Snowmobile Club also wish to thank Joe Schiller, Karen Jeras, Mike Kotlarek, Marty Iverson from A.J. Iverson Heating & Air Conditioning, Chad Reimer Painting Services and Gary Bucheger For making this event fun for our youth.
WCSA Hosts Youth Bowling Event
at Sussex Bowl
Membership to one of the 17 Waukesha County snowmobile clubs really does have it's benefits. One of the benefits being all children and grandchildren of club members were invited to the WCSA's Annual Youth Bowling event held at the Sussex Bowl on April 3. Over 25 children and their families participated in an afternoon of bowling which included a pizza party. Thank you to all the members and their families for joining us at this year's event.
Many thanks to Andy and Jodi Slaby from the North Lake Nomads Snowmobile Club for organizing this event along with the support of Bonnie & Dan Strube, Joe Walski, Jim Tetzlaff, the Oconomowoc Throttle Jockeys Snowmobile Club, Darryl & Monique Taylor, Scott Zibell, the North Lake Nomads Snowmobile Club, Delores Scharmer, Shawn & Kim Ashenberg and the Sussex Bowl for hosting this event.
Club Involvement Pays Off
Educational scholarships awarded to area students
Hartland & Oconomowoc, WI - It was a great end to a rather mild winter for Miranda Stapelfeldt of Oconomowoc and Rudolph “Rudy” Otters of Hartland. Miranda and Rudy were recently awarded $750 educational scholarships each from the Waukesha County Snowmobile Association (WCSA).
The WCSA awards only two scholarships each year and this year the scholarship committee chose Miranda and Rudy. In order to be considered the applicant or their family must be a member of a Waukesha County snowmobile club, they must be a graduating high school senior or a student currently enrolled at a college or technical school, be an active members in his or her club and truly love the sport of snowmobiling.
Miranda, 23, is currently a member of two snowmobile clubs, the North Lake Nomads and the Schneelaufer Snowmobile Club in Stone Bank where she is currently serving as the club's treasurer. For Miranda, the scholarship will be applied towards getting her Associates degree in accounting at Waukesha County Technical College.
Rudy, 17, grew up in a snowmobiling family. His parents belong to the North Lake Nomads Snowmobile Club and over the past 5+ years Rudy has helped stake and brush the snowmobile trails their club maintains each winter. This fall, Rudy will be studying to become an electrician at Waukesha County Technical College.
“All of the funds awarded to Miranda and Rudy were raised and donated by fellow snowmobilers from the 17 Waukesha County Snowmobile Clubs,” said Wendi Pipkorn, Scholarship Committee Chair. “The committee was honored to award these two outstanding young people with an educational scholarship this year.”
The annual scholarship program is just one of many programs the Waukesha County Snowmobile Association funds to promote youth involvement in this 100% volunteer supported organization. For more information on the Waukesha County Snowmobile Association visit their Web site at waukeshasnow.org.
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