The Sno-Eagles had a very busy December 1983 and January 1984. In December the club had their meeting at Paul Reidel’s Hiawatha Supper Club, serving spaghetti for $5.00 per adult and $2.50 per child. The meeting was the annual meeting dinner and dance.
A Snowmobile Safety course was held in December at the Middle School for kids over 12. The course was put on by Ron Schoessow and Dennis Krusick.
The Sno-Eagles planned a snowmobile trip to Rhinelander for January 14 to participate in the Hodag 50 snowmobile parade and then attend the Winter Festival featuring Louise Mandrell. The Winter Festival continued January 15 with the Roy Clark show. The club guided tour rides in January were sponsored by the club on Tuesday’s and the Flying Femmes on Wednesday’s in January.
Flying Femmes, left to right: Edie Kukanich, Marilyn Schoessow, Sally Ayers, Sandy Berner, Jeanne Bauer, Joyce Roxbury, Patti Miller, Ella Mae Haase, and Katy Findley
The Flying Femmes support vehicle being readied for departure. Ella Mae and Sally Ayers, trail leader, secure the topper door while Patti fastenes the Flying Femmes pennant to the topper
The club had volunteers to help at the Derby Races in January and at the Hockey Game later that month. The budget for 1984 was approved with fundraising set at $41,000 and the expenses set at $21,000. The largest single fundraiser is the Trail Book/Guide sales of expected $14,000. The largest expenses were $11,000 to print the Trail Book/Guide, $5000 to Headwaters for grooming, and $5,000 to the Groomer Replacement Fund. If you calculate what 1984 dollars were as compared to 2020 dollars, the $5,000 equates to $12,500 in 2020.
By February the club now had 125 paid members. Due to poor snow conditions in February and March, the Weekend Away was cancelled. Jim Ayers volunteered to organize the layout for the 4-Seasons Trail Book/Guide.
The club planned for their Spring Appreciation dinner dance to be held in April at the Golder Eagle Room of the Country Kitchen. The Spring dinner dance was a huge success through the efforts of Audrey & John Stearns and Marilyn & Herb Kilian.
In June the club submitted a bid of $801 to operate the County Fair Food Booth. The bid was the high bid and the club will again operate the Fair Food Booth. The Fair Food Booth earned the club a profit of nearly $2500.
The club had a float in the July 4th parade with a big thank you to Edie Kukanich and her helpers for the float and Joy Buchholz our Miss Sno-Eagle who rode on the float.
1983 Miss Sno-Eagle, Dawn Duda, passes her crown to Joy Buchholz, the newly crowned 1984 queen
Also over the summer the club rebuilt the original Buckatabon bridge.
October 1984 was the start of the new year for the Sno-Eagles, fiscal year. The new year also started with new Officers. President Ace Roxbury, VP Ed Stauber, Treasurer Tom Berner, Secretary Sally Ayers. New Directors Leon Kukanich, Ed Leibly, Pat Freemen and Harold Esserman. Of course Jim Ayers is our Trail Boss again and he has set up trail heads to perform trail maintenance for this fall.
For November, Jim Gresch of the Braywood Motel is organizing a Poker Run. Tom Berner, Leon Kukanich and Sally Ayers are organizing a Tri-County Trail Ride for January 15, 1985. The Sno-Eagles Christmas dinner-dance will be Dec. 15 at the Ar’Ber. The club will crown the new Miss Sno-Eagle at the dinner-dance. Finally, Leon & Edie Kukanich will plan our Weekend Away for February 1985 at the Cheney Motel & Supper Club in Laona.