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from ACSA and South Dakota
Greg Hiles here, newly elected
president of ACSA. I live in De Smet, SD where my wife and I own and
operate a transportation company. My title being bovine relocation
specialist (aka cow hauler). Diane is the CFO and also works full
time+ as a farm loan specialist. We share five daughters, five
son-in-law's and six grandchildren. have snowmobiled since the
mid-seventies and been involved with organized snowmobiling since
1995. I have served as an officer in our local club, a district
director, president elect and president of SDSA before being elected
as ACSA Vice President two years ago.Our local club consist of
approximately 70 members and we maintain a 190 mile trail.
Just like many of you I have many
snowmobile trip memories that can be shared along with a few that
probably should not be shared!But all in all a strong passion for
the sport of snowmobiling and the drive to ensure the sport
continues for our grandchildren and their grandchildren.
So as I enter my first term as
president I want to focus on the importance of access to public
lands and the role that ACSA can have in that focus. Education is
key all the way down to the local club member. Do your club members
know what ASCA is and what ACSA does? I challenge each of you as
members and each of you as club officers to get the word out to your
local members.Go to the ACSA webpage - snowmobilers.org.
Click on the "About ACSA" to find out "Who is ACSA".
Also click on "Membership Benefits" to find "Benefits
of Joining".You will also find a Membership Application
there.Print all three of these off and pass them out at your next
club meeting.Of course you will want to collect the completed
application form and the dues to go along with it and send that into
the ACSA Office.As we all know - numbers do count. Let's build
ACSA's numbers and work together for access to public lands for all
of us to enjoy.
In return ACSA needs to know what's
going on in your state. Please be sure to keep your State President,
who in most cases is also your ACSA Board delegate, informed of your
local issues and they in turn can keep the Chapter Chair and the
ACSA Executive Board informed.
Communication is key to the success of
your local club, your state organization as well as ACSA. Let's keep
it open and coming! from both directions.
Outgoing ACSA President, Bob Kirchner
and incoming President, Greg Hiles
and Training Materials
keep those riders educated and safe, the website snowmobileinfo.org—a
collaboration between the American Council of Snowmobile Associations
(ACSA), the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the
International Snowmobiler Manufacturers Association (ISMA)—has an
extensive collection of safety education resources, avalanche
education and information, training manuals and other resources
available for snowmobilers, the general public, snowmobiling clubs,
management agencies and land managers.
component of the safety resources page offers links to avalanche
education providers and avalanche centers, providing up-to-the-minute
weather reports, mountain and snow conditions and avalanche danger
riding, especially in mountain regions, is an awesome way to see the
grandeur of nature up close, but it is always important to remain
vigilant about avalanches,” said Ed Klim, president of ISMA, "the
website offers links to avalanche centers worldwide, which provide
current terrain and weather conditions imperative to the safety of
also offers the Safe Riders! Safety Awareness Program, designed to
educate riders on safe snowmobiling practices including preparing for
a ride, hand signals, common trail signs, roadway hazards, how to get
unstuck and how to survive an emergency on the trail or backcountry.
safety resources available at www.snowmobileinfo.orginclude links to state
agencies and organizations that provide snowmobile safety training.
ACSA and the U.S. Federal Highway Administration extended their
professional relationship with a new, five-year partnership to
educate, unite and promote responsible snowmobiling in the United
States. For more information, visit www.snowmobileinfo.org.