MnUSA VICE PRESIDENT Look Back, Look Ahead I know it’s hard to think about snowmobiling when it’s 80 degrees outside but yet here you are reading a snowmobiling magazine! This just goes to show that if you are interested in the sport, snowmobiling never really ends for snowmobilers, we just redirect our efforts in the summer. Now is the time to catch up on all MARK those jobs that generally we are too busy to get KAVANAUGH done in the winter. As I look back on the busy past year as Vice-President of MnUSA I am somewhat satisfied in what we accomplished but also realize that there are many things left to do. Of course, I feel our biggest accomplishment was the elimination of sales tax that the clubs pay on grooming equipment thereby saving thousands of dollars for the clubs. I also feel very encouraged with the efforts of both Past President Gayle Quistgard and current President Terry Hutchinson in solidifying MnUSA’s committee Chairpeople to communicate their efforts to all committees so we are not overlapping on the same goals. We have also addressed some internal operations to make MnUSA function as efficiently as possible. In addition, many of our lobbying efforts at the past Legislative session were successful and we had an excellent turnout at the MnUSA Legislative Reception, my personal thanks to snowmobilers and legislators that attended. Bemidji Sports Centre Bemidji 218-751-4477 www.bemidjisportscentre.com CatDeals.com Marshall 507-337-1000 www.catdeals.com Century Power Sports Stillwater 651-439-2035 www.centurypower.com Cities Edge Motorsports Shakopee 952-224-2054 www.citiesedge.com Country Cat Sauk Centre 320-352-3534 www.countrycat.net Doug’s Sport Center Fairmont 507-238-1212 www.dougssportcenter.com Johnson Auto Baudette 218-634-1636 Lighthouse Motorsports Rosemount 651-322-4420 www.lighthousemotorsports.com Midwest Machinery Aitkin 218-927-2140 www.midwestmachinery powersports.com MotoProz, Inc. Mazeppa 507-843-2855 www.motoproz.com Pokegama Lawn & Sport Grand Rapids 218-326-1200 www.lawnandsport.com Pro Cycle & Snowmobile St. Cloud 320-252-1556 www.procyclesnowmobile.com RV Sports, Inc. Thief River Falls 218-681-1007 www.rvsports.com Sette Sports Center Owatonna 507-451-6922 www.settesportscenter.com Snell Powersports & Equipment Mankato 507-304-6786 www.snellpse.com Star West Motorsports Delano 763-972-5045 www.starwesthonda.com Thomas Sno Sports Ogilvie 320-556-3467 www.thomassnosports.com UFC Farm Supply Waconia 952-442-2126 www.ufcfarmsupply.com Westend Sports Center Red Wing 651-388-6591 www.westendsports.net Westside Sports Wadena 218-631-1113 www.westsidesports.biz We will have many opportunities this summer to talk snowmobiling to non-MnUSA and non-club members at the many statewide snowmobiling events and I urge every member of MnUSA to come together to encourage all snowmobilers to join us, this has to be a determined team effort. Now I want to look forward to the future and not dwell on the past: all of us except our friends in the northeastern part of the state want to put last winter’s “no-snow year” out of our minds. We start with an exciting MnUSA Summer Campout planned for the Ottertail Lakes Area at Thumper Pond, July 10-12, hosted by our friends in Region 9. Don’t forget to stop by and visit the MnUSA booth at the annual Haydays in September. I’m looking forward to returning and working the booth one of the days. We follow that with MnUSA’s Fall Meeting the fourth weekend of October, which not only is always a highly informative meeting but it also is the election of officers for MnUSA. We round out the season with Winter Rendezvous in Hinckley in February of 2016. I am going to conclude with a reminder to every club member and if you are not a club member please join one, that MnUSA and the clubs need members. We will have many opportunities this summer to talk snowmobiling to non-MnUSA and nonclub members at the many statewide snowmobiling events and I urge every member of MnUSA to come together to encourage all snowmobilers to join us, this has to be a determined team effort. Remember the primary reason that we are in this sport is to have fun, so let’s project that to every snowmobiler we meet. 6 Minnesota Snowmobiling