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.
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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.
WCSA Christmas Party
Giving thanks to those who supported this annual event
Waukesha County Snowmobile Association gives thanks to the many individuals and business who make the annual Christmas Party possible each and every year. It's the combined support from everyone which makes this this organization and event possible. Please remember to patronize all the businesses who support snowmobiling in Waukesha County:
American Legion Post #399 - Okauchee
Don & Roy's Motorsports - Brookfield
Kuhtz General Store - Stone Bank
Pioneer Bowl - Richfield
Pribnow's Maple Inn - Old Ashippin
Woody's - North Lake
Brake & Equipment - Butler
Harold & Barb Butschke
Dennis & Wendi Pipkorn
Andy & Jodi Slaby
Pat & DeAnne Standlee
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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