Although we have had the ever dreaded January thaw, the forecast is for colder temps and snow & we are still anticipating a great weekend of events! So, register now for the Try-It on the 26th at www.skireg.com and the Winona Stonewall Classic Snowshoe Race/ Walk on the 27th at www.active.com. Think Snow!
SNOW is here! Trails are awesome! You gotta come enjoy them.
Register for the TryIt now.......this will be a good race! Snowshoe race Jan27
Stop by the Nordic Empoprium for some hot food & drink after your day enjoyoing the trails. All is good in the forest!!! Jamie has membership forms so you can Join where you play!
Trails have been checked & cleared and main trails are being packed today! We will begin updating the trail conditions on the website asap
Want your sled voucher fast??? Join WFRA thru the NYSSA online link on the membership page and print your voucher immediately!!!
Check out the Fall Newsletter....LOTS of great things happening in Winona Forest!http://www.winonaforest.com/newsletter.html
SANDY CREEK NY --Local residents know the
holiday season is near when they see Troop/Pack 830 Scouts canvassing the
neighborhoods one day each November. This year the "Scouting for Food" community
service project is Saturday, November 17th....
To all of you who braved the rain & wind to attend our annual workday & cookout! It wasn't too long after everyone headed out the trails before the downpour started but most continued to work in the rain just to get the job done! Totally drenched everyone came back to some hot coffee, chile, BBQ chicken & burgers & lots of other goodies that everyone brought.
Not everything on the list got done but we are thankful that we got quite a bit accomplished! Downed trees got cut up & moved, Alice's Alley, Ted's Turn, Franks Fancy, Gold Spike and other trails got brushed & trimmed. Sign posts were put up, the drag got sanded & painted & we all had a good time talking shop & sharing stories.
A special Thank You to the Pulaski-Boylston & Redfield club members for helping. This was a wonderful gesture that shows the spirit of clubs working together as it should be.
The election results:
Mike Bellinger, VP; Mary Shadduck, Secretary; Frank Caldwell, Director were re-elected. Matt Westerland was newly elected as Director of the snowshoe group.
Frank Caldwell, Mike Bellinger, & Keith McKittrick were recommended to the board as the trail committee.
Again, thank you to all......it was a great day!
Volunteer to help at one of our events & recieve a FREE t-shirt voucher or a coupon for a discount on any event !
Send in your membership with an additional donation of $25 or more and recieve your Free T-shirt or event coupon!
Limit: One tshirt or discount coupon per family.
Not redeemable with any other offer.
Voucher or coupon can be redeemed at any event you volunteer for.
Members who donate will be mailed there choice.
You are invited to the Winona Forest Recreation Association
Annual Workday, Picnic, Meeting & Elections
Saturday, September 22, 2011 8am –5pm
CCC Camp, County Rte. 90, east of Mannsville
Email email@example.com or contact Carol at 315-599-7181
Please join us for a great day of work& play. Meet members, officers and trail crew. Enjoy the camaraderie, help make your trails the best that they can be by giving a few hours of your time….then have lots of good fun & food at the cookout. If you are not a member you are still welcome to join us, meet us & enjoy the forest!
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s the itinerary!
Trail Work 8 am – 2pm
8am Sign up at the groomer barn & get instructions. Coffee & Doughnuts will be provided.
8:15 am Work Groups will move out to assigned trails. Snacks & drinks will be available to take along.
Equipment needed: pruners, clippers, loppers, gloves, hand saws, scythes, sickle bars, shovels, rakes, gas powered weedwackers, gas powered pole saws, gas powered hedge trimmers (anything that can cut the blackberry bushes back) We need to know who will bring gas powered tools please! Tractors, carts and other necessary equipment will be available. Make sure you identify your equipment.
Anyone certified to operate chainsaws please let us know when you email us to sign up for work details by emailing email@example.com
Work groups will be working on specific trails for their user group. Each group will have a leader.
WFRA Cookout 12 noon-3pm
Food will be available whenever your work party comes in. WFRA will provide burgers, dogs, chicken, rolls, drinks, paper products and condiments. Bring a dish to pass! Please let us know what you will bring to avoid duplication.
Volunteers Needed !!!
We could use a few people to help organize the day before & on Saturday will need a few to man the grills & setup. Sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org for “picnic help” Tables and coolers needed. Bring your own chairs.
3pm Meeting & Elections
Agenda & slate for election will be available on the website the week prior to meeting. Positions open for nominations or re-election are Vice-President, Secretary, Equestrian & Musher Directors & trail committee appointments.
Anyone interested in any of these positions or nominating someone for these positions should contact email@example.com. Nominations will also be taken from the floor.
After the Meeting: Enjoy the forest! Hike, bike, or ride the trails but if you bring 4 wheelers they have to be parked outside DEC property and ridden on ATV trails only. Email us if you have questions.
Sunday Sept. 23
Groups will complete unfinished work if necessary. There will be an organized group to continue work if you cannot make it Saturday….email us to sign up for Sunday! The day is open for everyone to enjoy the forest.