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Your donations are tax deductible. we are a 501(C)3
On Saturday, December 11, we are planning the first work party of the season to mark the Lake Trail around Lake Louise and Lake Susitna. As long as the temperatures don't drop to -20 F degrees, we will meet at the Lake Louise Lodge at 9:00 am to coordinate our efforts. All you need to bring is yourself (dressed appropriately for a day on the trail) and whatever munchies you like. Last year we had enough folks show up to get the entire trail done in one day. The goal is to get it all marked on Saturday and finish up on Sunday if need be. The Club has all the tools and markers needed to do the job and will fill your gas tank as well. As an added bonus, a generous customer of the Lake Louise Lodge has offered to buy lunch and two drinks for all volunteers. Let me know if you can help out, or have any questions. Harry can be reached at (907) 232-9080.
LLSMC is embarking on a new project, called PROJECT WOLF TRACKS. At our annual meeting in April, the board approved the sale of the broken-down “Tucker Sno-Cat” and authorized a fundraising effort to purchase a new Sno-Cat, with a target of not-to-exceed $250,000. This is above and beyond the annual fund-raising efforts for grooming and other associated club expenses.
Currently, our website and Facebook page are undergoing some updates to advertise PROJECT WOLF TRACKS. Our fund-raising efforts for this special project include: Hiring a grant writer to identify/apply for grants (already underway), solicitation of sponsorships, a $10,000 raffle, and other general donations.
Shortly, you will receive a mailing from the club with more information. Click here to see the letter. In the meantime, keep an eye on our webpage, Like us on Facebook, and if you would like to help, contact Eileen Probasco at (907) 354-3149, or at firstname.lastname@example.org
DRUM ROLL PLEASE…….
The LLSMC’s first ever raffle to raise money for a new trail groomer was a HUGE SUCCESS!!! Our lucky winner of the $10,000 raffle was Keith Andersen, and cash prize winners were Josh Robinson, Carol & Brian Croteau, Dennis Oakland, Steph Maynard, Jean Holt, Greatland Welding, Sally Dial, Sherri Johnson, Eric Jensen, Stacy Albright, JP Coulombe, Mike Black, John Dawson, Desmond Duffy, Michael Miller, Patrick Hankins, and Lucas Fellman.
All winners have been notified by phone or email and checks are in the mail. Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket and congratulations to all of our prize winners! If you aren’t a Club member already, you may want to consider spending $25 for a single membership or $50 for a family membership of your prize money on an annual membership.
We cannot say thank you enough times to the Palmer Moose Lodge LOOM 793 WOTM 942 for use of the Gaming Permit, and allowing us to use the great facility for our raffle drawing event. Thanks also to the Eric and Rhonda Carlson for the delicious food, Eileen Probasco for making the raffle happen (and herding all the cats), and all of the club members who helped make the event such a success. Especially those who sold and purchased tickets!
Net proceeds from the raffle were approximately $16,000 which puts us that much closer to purchasing a new groomer!!!
Some might be under the impression that the people who step up to run the equipment and groom our 300+ miles of trails have always been compensated for their time. However, did you know that it was not until March 08, 2020 that the LLSMC Board voted to compensate individuals for time they spent grooming trails? It was hoped that providing compensation would be enough of an incentive to increase the number of individuals willing to help us groom. Unfortunately, the response to this action was minimal and our grooming pool remained fairly small.
During the 2020-2021 season, the small but dedicated group of groomers put in a total of 392.1 hours maintaining our trail systems. At $20.00/hour, the total compensation equaled $7,842.00. Every individual that was owed compensation generously elected to waive their payment and directed the Board to place the funds towards the club’s efforts to purchase a new groomer!
Your selfless 2020-2021 Groomers are Harry Holt, Randy Arndt, Rob Williams, Jenifer Williams, John Hicks, Pete Probasco, Donald Snovel, Jim Davis, Eric Carlson, Pete Gerharz, and Joe Stam. Please take a minute to thank them for their volunteerism and commitment to keeping the trails groomed for your riding pleasure last season!
The LLSMC is a non-profit organization that relies on its members for fund raising. Do you like groomed trails? We need your support! Click below to see the updated dues list dated November 18th, 2021. If your are not marked as current for 2021 you owe dues! If you find an error please email me and I'll do what I can to fix it. If you haven't paid your dues you can do so easily online. Click here to pay your dues or to give a donation. Please note if you paid your dues at one of the lodges we may not have gotten to those yet. We will get them update once we get them.
To print and mail a copy of the 2021 membership form is below.
Welcome to our newest members!
Welcome to our newest life members
John & Angie Dawson
Welcome to our newest members
Wayne & Suzann Christiansen
Was formed in 1994 by founding member, Tree Farmer, as a way to streamline the area's grooming efforts. The Club's first duties were directed at helping the Copper Basin 300 Sled Dog Race with the Lake Louise portion of their race trails. Our responsibilities grew over the years as more volunteers and members helped the Club grow into a non-profit organization responsible for almost 200 miles of winter trails in the Lake Louise and Copper River area.