In January 1990 the snowmobile trails were open, however, there was barely enough snow to drive on. President Hallis asked everyone to pray for snow. The December Snowmobile Safety school had 38 young enthusiastic snowmobilers attend. Only 5 kids said their families belong to the Sno-Eagles…sad. Planning for the Snowmobile Derby and Derby Fling are underway. Sally Ayers will be in charge of the Derby Fling and John Stearns will be organizing volunteers needed at the Derby.
Guided trails rides in January and February will be led by one of our volunteers, Rudy Spiess, Sandy Berner, Ace & Joyce Roxbury, George & Diane Hallis, Edie & Leon Kukanich, and John Stearns.
During February, the club congratulated Don Wagner and his groomer crew for making the railroad grade nice for riding, as they groomed out the snow hauled in from the city streets. The no-snow winter is hurting the club and businesses. Rudy & Marge Spiess are organizing the weekend away to the Pea-Patch in Manitowish Waters on February 15 – snow permitting.
By March the snow was gone around town but still rideable trails in the woods north of the city.
The annual snowmobile Spring Appreciation dinner was planned for May 12th at the Eagle River Country Club.
At the June meeting event coordinators were selected for the July 4th parade, annual canoe trip, map sales and a trail head meeting set for the trail heads to organize trail maintenance. Jim & Sally Ayers attended the International Snowmobile Congress in Vancouver, BC. Sally was given an award for being a founder of Women on Snow. Sally accepted on behalf of Women on Snow and the Flying Femmes.
The club tried something new for the July membership meeting. Instead of meeting at a supper club and buying your meal for the meeting, the club is going to try and hold a membership meeting as a potluck dinner meeting at the shelter at Buckatabon bridge. Come by canoe, car or whatever you please.
The August meeting was held at the home of Pat & Betty Freeman, with Randy Walker supplying the water toys (Sea-Doos). This was a great time.
The Annual Hayride this year will leave the Kukanich home on Boot Lake road and travel the snowmobile trail to the Buckatabon Shelter for refreshments. October is the start of the new year for the club and annual elections. George Hallis was elected President, Joe Rose VP, Jim Gresch Treasurer, Peggy Gaszak Secretary, and Vic Puttkammer and Don Hendrickson were elected Directors. Also in October the Sno-Eagles held a Chili-Cookoff at the Mud Creek Saloon.
The snowmobile safety course will be held in December, with Sally Ayers, Bob Tallar, Pat Freeman and Don Hendrickson as the instructors. Elmer Jensen chaired the Christmas Party at the Eagle River Inn. It was a great dinner and a lot of fun. At the December board meeting the budget for 1990-91 was set. Income is estimated at $39,200 with map ads bringing in a projected $11,000. The expenses are estimated at $38,900 with the largest expenditures being Headwaters Trails $11,000, and the groomer replacement fund of $5,000. Map printing will be about $4,500.
Sorry, but no pictures were found for 1990