The Youth Perspective REPRESENTING KAOS AT ISC By Rob Hackworthy, KAOS Youth ADVISOR October 31-November 2 • Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells Early Bird Registration Ends October 17 Friday, October 31 Noon - 9 p.m. Registration Grand Ballroom Groomer Show All Day, North Tower Parking Lot 8 p.m.-12 Midnight Dance & Halloween Costume Contest Music by Mid-Life Crisis Saturday, November 1 8 a.m. -12 p.m. Registration – Grand Ballroom Groomer Show – All Day, North Tower Parking Lot 8:30-11:30 a.m. General Session Meeting • Guest Speaker: Ed Klim, International Snowmobile Mfg Assoc. • Outgoing Directors/Reps Recognized Judging for the 2014-2015 Miss Snowflake 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch Break On your own 1-2:15 p.m. WORKSHOPS • WI DNR Worksheets & Signing for Success • Information on WI Trail Pass 1-3:45 p.m. WORKSHOPS • WI DNR Safety Instructor Re-certification Upper Dells Ballroom, 2nd floor • Roster Questions w/Lori & Sue (stop by for one on one) 2:15-2:30 p.m. BREAK 2:30-3:45 p.m. WORKSHOPS • Is Your Club Ready? • Information on WI Trail Pass 4-9 p.m. Silent Auction – Proceeds for AWSC Scholarship Fund 5-8 p.m. Workshop Banquet 5 p.m. cocktail hour, banquet 6 p.m., • “Of the Year” Awards: Dealer/Groomer/Family/Snowmobiler/ Young Snowmobiler • Farewell Address by Miss Snowflake 2013-2014, Chelsie Popp • Snowflake Pageant / Crowning of the 2014-2015 Miss Snowflake Queen If not attending the banquet, you will be allowed in after dinner for the pageant. Registration nametags required to access the dance and all hospitality rooms. 45th Annual AWSC Workshop LO NEW CA TIO N Rob Hackworthy, Austin Reed and Chelsea Popp accepted recognition on behalf of the KAOS group for the outstanding youth program in Wisconsin during the awards banquet at ISC. This past June I was extremely fortunate to be able to go on this amazing trip with my fellow youth advisor Austin Reed, from Burnett County, to the 2014 International Snowmobile Congress (ISC) in Keystone, Colorado. The trip went great, and we were busy all the time learning a ton of new things about snowmobiling. Every morning we woke up and went to the daily general session, and watched the morning news, a very cheesy video of the previous day’s highlights. Brett Rasmussen, a factory pro-rider for Ski-Doo, was the master of ceremonies, and was a friendly face every morning. Thursday was busy with a full slate of seminars to participate in. One of the sessions was a panel of pro snowmobile riders from out west, which included Brett Rasmussen, Matt Entz, and Emily Moreshed. It was extremely interesting listening to these great riders and asking them questions about their machines, the technology of today, the future and, of course, how they became pro riders. Another session was about the Polaris Rider X app, a helpful snowmobile trail GPS application for your phone or PC. The Rider X team was there to explain the improvements they have made to the app over the season and how it is going to evolve into the future. It was very exciting to hear all about this app and I cannot wait to try it out myself next winter riding the trails! The last session that really caught my eye was the Mountain Skillz presentation by Matt Entz. It was very interesting and a little bit different from the other sessions because there was a snowmobile in the room with Matt, which he used to show us riding techniques they use out west. His sled was insane! It had every bell and whistle you could imagine, and it really showed how personal you can make a sled. Over all I had an amazing time out in Colorado! I want to thank KAOS for sending us there to represent the AWSC youth! Austin, Chelsie Popp and I received an award during the awards banquet for representing the KAOS group. It was an amazing time and I will always remember this incredible trip! Sunday, November 2 8 a.m. AWSC Board of Directors Meeting Accommodations Chula Vista Resort & Waterpark 2501 River Road, Wisconsin Dells 855-388-4782 – Booking Code 12055 www.chulavistaresort.com Visit www.awsc.org for information, Agenda updates and Workshop & Banquet registration forms September 2014 9