October 1976, the Sno-Eagles held their Annual meeting at the CharLou Supper Club. Elections were held and “Fearless Leader” Irv Henze was re-elected President, Ace Roxbury V.P., Ruth Pettkowski Secretary and Edwina Hansen Treasurer with Sally Ayers the Publicity Gal. The budget was approved along with the new 1977 Sno-Eagles 4 Season Trail Guide magazine.
In December 1976 the club planned the first trail ride to St. Germain to attend the Bo-Boen Christmas Dance.
The weekend away was planned for early 1977. February 1977 saw the Sno-Eagles go on their Weekend Away to Marquette, MI. Besides the riding, drinking and partying, the club members were escorted by the Sawyer snowmobile club the Sno-Cats, to tour the KI Sawyer Air Force Base. It was a great weekend.
In July 1977 the snowmobile club joined the Eagle River Chamber of Commerce. The August club meeting was held at the Honey Bear Tavern formerly the Cloverland Barrel House.
In September 1977, Miss Sno-Eagle Evelyn Rothenbach headed to Green Bay to compete for the AWSC Miss Snow Queen.
October 1977 was a new season for the club and at the October Annual meeting the Sno-Eagles elected some new officers. Dave Everett was elected President, Jim Ayers V.P., Ruth Pettkowski Secretary and Tom Berner Treasurer. The Annual Meeting had the largest turnout ever of members. Besides the elections, another “hot topic” was on the agenda – “discontinuing trail grooming.” After much debate from all the members and officers, an overwhelming majority (43-3) voted to discontinue trail grooming after this year. The major reason given was the difficulty of raising the $32,000 to groom and maintain 80 miles of trails. The lack of community support by local businesses and the “hair-raising” problem of securing grooming equipment and operators led to this decision.
The Halloween Party and Fundraiser at the Albino club was a success raising nearly $300.