MnUSA nEWS NEWS NUGGETS Little Raffle Haydays could be a bonanza for kids who enter the raffle at MnUSA’s tent. In what’s become a tradition, the Sno-Barons Snowmobile Club will give away three 120 sleds – an Arctic Cat 120, a Polaris 120 and a Yamaha 120 – and one Can-Am ATV. Children must be 12 or under to enter, and cannot be 13 on or before September 8, 2013. Children must be present to sign up for the raffle, but don’t need to be present to win. MnUSA Logo Contest We’re looking for ideas to bring the MnUSA logo up to date, using the current design as a starting point. How do you think it should look? To see the current logo, go to www.mnsnowmobiler.org or look at the sticker you received with your MnUSA membership. Logo designs are due by July 10 to MnUSA membership committee chair Beckie Zweig at edgex4@msn. com. Any submissions will be reviewed at campout and presented to the MnUSA board of directors for possible action. Prize for the best logo is $100. Contact Zweig with any questions. Arctic Cat’s Year End Arctic Cat Inc. reported record earnings for its 2013 fiscal year, which ended March 31. Net earnings rose 33 percent to $39.7 million up from prior-year net earnings of $29.9 million. Arctic Cat’s net sales for the fiscal 2013 full year increased 15 percent to $671.6 million versus $585.3 million last fiscal year. Snowmobile sales increased 5 percent to $263.7 million compared to $250.4 million last fiscal year. Three Rivers Parks Public Meeting Three Rivers Park District in Hennepin County will hold public forums on snowmobile issues in the parks. One will be in late June, another on July 1 and the final one on July 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Ridges at Sand Creek Golf course in Jordan (in conjunction with Scott County). Fill out a survey on snowmobiling the parks at http://take-survey.com/ThreeRiversParks/ Snowmobiles.htm. DOO A new ticker on the Toronto Stock Exchange reads “DOO” to indicate shares of BRP. On May 26, BRP made an initial public offering of 12,200,000 subordinate voting shares at a price of $21.50 CND per share. With this offering, the company raised $262 million CND. BRP became a private company when it spun off of Bombardier in 2003. It has since been controlled by private equity firms and members of the Bombardier and Beaudoin families, which still have large stakes in the company. With the IPO, the public will own 16.6 percent of the company. Looking for Leaders MnUSA is looking for people who want to make a difference in our sport. All of MnUSA’s officer positions are open this year at the elections in October. To be on the absentee ballot, nominations will be accepted at the General Membership meeting at campout. If you are interested in running for a MnUSA office, please contact MnUSA’s Director at Large, Keith Twombly at 218-765-4302 or bigsnowman_99@yahoo.com. 8 Minnesota Snowmobiling