Welcome Spring?

As the 2020 snow season has ended, I would wish to thank all 68 Grant Sponsor Volunteers who have year after year have given of themselves to make the State of Michigan the snowmobile mica that it is. Our State has some of the premier trails in the country. It has been stated numerous times… Read more »

As I talk to many Clubs and/or Grant Sponsors around our State the same conversation can be heard. “All of our volunteers are dwindling away because they are getting older” We all get older every day. Why do we not have younger enthusiasts stepping forward to help? There are always many reasons why we are… Read more »

December 2015

Here We Go Again

January 2019 If you have been a follower of the Michigan snowmobile budget, I mean the state budget that the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) pigeon holes our snowmobile permit funds into; you know that this is the second time funds have been left sitting in the Snowmobile Trail Improvement Fund reserves. These funds… Read more »

Thoughts from our President…

Welcome to January 2019!!!! I’m not going to talk about snow for fear I’ll jinx this winter. As I have done the last couple of years. Anyway, my trailer is loaded and ready to go when I feel the need. Which can be often! On to Another Subject As I start my term as MSA… Read more »

Let’s Keep Our Fingers Crossed

    December Dear friends and MSA faithful members, I can’t believe it’s been two years already since I was elected to be your MSA president! It’s with bitter sweet emotions that this is my last column as president. It’s been a humbling and gratifying experience. I have met so many new friends along this… Read more »

End of Chapter I

November- It was not too many years ago, while I was reading my newest issue of the Michigan Snowmobile News, that I noticed something peculiar. Several issues contained photographs of many of the same people at different events. These were not photo shopped photographs, or pulled from a library of photos on file, but rather… Read more »

Reflecting on our Diversity

    October 2018- Greetings MSA friends! Autumn has finally arrived and changes are in the air. Fall is a busy time of year for most of us, as we transition into yet another season of endless outdoor possibilities. My wife and I recently spent a week with our son in Valdez, Ak. Our son… Read more »

Reflecting on our Diversity-Greetings MSA friends!

October 2018 -Autumn has finally arrived and changes are in the air. Fall is a busy time of year for most of us, as we transition into yet another season of endless outdoor possibilities. My wife and I recently spent a week with our son in Valdez, Ak. Our son is serving in the U.S…. Read more »

The Final Countdown

September 2018 -The other day I saw a post on Facebook that had a beautiful scene of a snowmobiler plowing through powder. Beside the photo was a countdown calendar of the days until the trails legally open in Michigan. It was amazing to me to see the different responses to that post. Of course there… Read more »

Lame Duck Session: MSA Promises Vigilance During Final Days of Legislature

November 2018-At our state legislative level right now is the scariest time for all groups that are active in changing laws to better their programs. After the election and with the holidays there are only about 13 real session days left of the 2018 Michigan Legislature. As some legislators are termed out, and some have… Read more »

What Has MSA Done For Me, You, and Organized Snowmobiling?

October 2018- In today’s ever-changing, fast paced world, it’s common for those being sought to join any organization to ask — what’s in it for me? Recreation dollars are tight and all membership-based organizations are seeing a decline in numbers and seeking new ways to increase their membership. Those drops are causing budgetary constraints, and… Read more »