Grand Island Snowmobile Club Webpage
John Ventry, 773-2883 - Mike Finn - 775-1607

Meetings
7:30 p.m.
1st and 3rd Wednesdays
at the
Rod & Gun Club, 1083 Whitehaven Rd.


Grand Island Snowmobile Club Website

Grand Island Snowmobile Club Trail Conditions

2005-2006 Club Officers

President: Nathan Snyder
Vice President: Skip Sommer
Secretary:
Treasurer: Gary Kratz
Membership: Stacie Sommer
Trail Chairman: Pete Marston Jr. - Rex Seitz - Nathan Snyder
Board Chairman: Mike Hopkins
Board Member: Pete Marston, Sr.
Board Member: Tom Dingey
Sergeant at Arms: Rob Diehl
Sergeant at Arms: Dan Berg





Snowmobile Club Meeting Schedule - 2006-2007

   The Grand Island Snowmobile Club meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of the month at the Rod & Gun Club, 1083 Whitehaven Rd. The 2206-2007 schedule follows:
September 6 & 20
November 1 & 15
December 6 & 20
January 3 & 17
February 7 & 21
March 7 & 21
April 4
   Check the
GI Snowmobile Club Website for updated Club information.





Snowmobile Club Meeting - Nov. 2006

   The Grand Island Snowmobile Club will hold a meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 1, 2006 at the Grand Island Rod & Gun Club, 1083 Whitehaven Road. Members and prospective members are urged to attend. Grand Island Snowmobile Club t-shirts will be available at this meeting. Check the
GI Snowmobile Club Website for updated Club information.




Snowmobile Club Meeting - Oct. 2006

   The Grand Island Snowmobile Club will hold a meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 4, 2006 at the Grand Island Rod & Gun Club, 1083 Whitehaven Road. Check the
GI Snowmobile Club Website for updated Club information.










Snowmobile Club Meeting Schedule - 2005-06

   The Grand Island Snowmobile Club meets at the Grand Island Rod & Gun Club, 1083 Whitehaven Rd., at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. The list of Meeting Dates for 2005-2006 season follows:
• October 19, 2005
• November 2 & 16, 2005
• December 7 & 21, 2005
• January 4 & 18, 2005
• February 1 & 15, 2005
March 1 & 15, 2005
• April 5 & 19, 2005




Snowmobile Club Meeting - Jan. 2005

   The Grand Island Snowmobile Club will hold a meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 5, 2004 at the Grand Island Rod & Gun Club, 1083 Whitehaven Road. Check the
GI Snowmobile Club Website for updated Club information.
   For information on joining the club, click "GI Snowmobile Club"




Snowmobile Club Meeting - Dec. 2004

   The Grand Island Snowmobile Club will hold a meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 15, 2004 at the Grand Island Rod & Gun Club, 1083 Whitehaven Road. Check the
GI Snowmobile Club Website for updated Club information.
   For information on joining the club, click "GI Snowmobile Club"




Snowmobile Club Offers Snowmobile Safety Class - 2004

   The Grand Island Snowmobile Club will hold a Snowmobile Safety Class from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 20, 2004 at the Nike Base, 3278 Whitehaven Road. There is no charge for the course. A $3 fee will cover a pizza lunch. Pre-register must be made by Wednesday, November 17th to Carol Marston, 773-9258.




Snowmobile Club Meeting Schedule - 2004-2005

   The Grand Island Snowmobile Club, now meeting at the Rod & Gun Club, 1083 Whitehaven Rd., lists the following Meeting Dates for 2004-2005 Season:
November 17, 2004
December 1 & 15, 2004
January 5 & January 19, 2005
February 2 & Feb. 16, 2005
March 2 & 16, 2005
April 6 & 20, 2005




Snowmobile Club Activities Calendar - 2004

   The Grand Island Snowmobile Club lists the following activity dates for 2004-2005 Season:
• November 20th - Snowmobile Safety Class, Nike Base; $3 lunch donation. Please contact the Marstons for more information.
• December 15th - Christmas Meeting & Drawing for Raffle Prizes
• January 8th - Chowder/Chili Party: Dingey house on Whitehaven
• January 16th - Tonawanda Winter Carnival Snowmobile Rides
   For information on joining the club, click
"GI Snowmobile Club"




Snowmobile Club Meeting - 2004

   The Grand Island Snowmobile Club will hold a meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 6, 2004 at the Grand Island Rod & Gun Club. The Club will hold a Snowmobile Safety Class November 20th at the Nike Base. Check the
GI Snowmobile Club Website for details and a list of meeting dates.
   For information on joining the club, click "GI Snowmobile Club"




Snowmobile Club Meeting - 2004

   The Grand Island Snowmobile Club will hold a meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 18, 2004 at the Holiday Inn Room West 2. Call Club President Hal Fleischman at 876-6515 for more information. Scroll down for more club information.




Snowmobile Club Invites New Members To Feb. 4 Meeting - 2004

   The Grand Island Snowmobile Club will hold a meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 4, 2004 at the Holiday Inn Room West 2. New members are welcome. Call Club President Hal Fleischman at 876-6515 or Secretary Carol Marston at 773-9258 for more information or attend the February 4th meeting. Scroll down for more club information.




Snowmobile Club Meets January 7, 2004

   December 31, 2003 . . . The Grand Island Snowmobile Club will hold its first meeting of the new year on Wednesday, January 7, 2004. The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Room West 2. The Club is in the processing of seeking new members. Call Club President Hal Fleischman at 876-6515 or Secretary Carol Marston at 773-9258 for more information or just show up at the next meeting. Scroll down for more club information.




Snowmobile Club Seeks New Members - 2003

   October 2, 2003 . . . The Grand Island Snowmobile Club Inc. is seeking new members. Founded in 1971, the Club meets regularly at 7:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn on the first and third Wednesday of each month from September through April. The Club provides snowmobile trails on Grand Island and is a member of The Erie County Federation of Snowmobile Clubs and The New York State Snowmobile Association.
   "If you snowmobile, please come and join us." Activities include trail rides, trips, parties and get-togethers. A youth safety course is offered each fall (pre registration required).
   Contact Club President Hal Fleischman at 876-6515 or Secretary Carol Marston at 773-9258 for further information.




Snowmobile Club Resumes Meetings - 2003

   September 25, 2003 . . . The Grand Island Snowmobile Club will resume meetings in October. Meetings will held on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday at the Holiday Inn at 7:30 p.m. All interested snowmobilers are invited to join on Wednesday, October 1, 2003.

Meeting days and location listed below have been changed to first and third
Wednesday of each month at Holiday Inn Grand Island as of September 2003




Snowmobilers Invited to Join Club, Importance of Banding Together Noted

   January 30, 2003 . . . The Grand Island Snowmobile Club sent out a mailing this month to prospective members urging them to consider joining the Island's Snowmobile Club. Faced with the recent state insurance coverage problems, the membership of the Island club feels that it is important for snowmobilers to be counted and band together to be heard. Snowmobile trails were closed when the paid for insurance policies were found to be inadequate to cover the landowners who allow members and non-members to cross their property while riding snowmobiles on the trails.
   Grand Island is fortunate to have a very well organized snowmobile club whose members have groomed approximately 25 miles of trails on the Island. Numerous club events are scheduled throughout the winter and all interested snowmobilers are invited to apply for membership. The club meets at 7:30 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month (September-March) at the Grand Island Moose Lodge on Grand Island Blvd. Membership fee is $20 per year and covers a family membership. For complete information, click
Snowmobile Club Website.




Snowmobile Trails Open - Insurance Issue Resolved

   January 10, 2003 . . . According to an announcement by the Grand Island Snowmobile Club, the Trail Insurance Issue has been resolved. Snowmobilers are invited to keep posted on the Island club's events by clicking
Grand Island Snowmobile Club Website.




DISREGARD! Snowmobile Trails Closed

   January 9, 2003 . . . The Grand Island Snowmobile Club has temporarily closed snowmobile trails on Grand Island. According to Hal Fleischman, president of the Island Club, all but a few snowmobile clubs have closed their trails in New York State as a result of problems with club trail insurance policies. The New York State Snowmobile Association is working with NYS Parks and Recreation, the Governor's office and the NYS Insurance Dept. to rectify the situation. Trails throughout the state will remain closed until further notice. For further imformation and updates visit the
NYSSA Website.
   Scroll up for Club information.




Youth Snowmobile Safety Course 2002

The Grand Island Snowmobile Club will offer a Youth Snowmobile Safety Course for those 10-18 years of age from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, November 16, 2002 at the Moose Lodge on Grand Island Blvd. According to New York State law, everyone between the ages of 10 and 18 must have the Youth Snowmobile Safety certificate to operate a snowmobile off of their private property. Call 773-9258 to register. No charge - pizza lunch provided - parental signature required for course.

Youth Snowmobile
Safety Course

The Grand Island Snowmobile Club will sponsor a two-night Youth Safety course at Loverde's, corner West River and Staley Road from 7-10 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6 and Wednesday, November 7. Reservations must be made no later than November 3 (773-9258).

Snowmobile Club
Resumes Meetings

The Grand Island Snowmobile Club will resume meetings 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 3, 2001 at LoVerdes Bar & Grill on West River Road at Staley. Meetings will continue on the first and third Wednesday of each month until April. (For more Club information, scroll down.)

Snowmobile Club Schedules Chowder Party
Members of the very active Grand Island Snowmobile Club will get together Saturday, January 13 for a Chowder Party at 1430 Staley Road. For more membership application or more Club information check out their
Website.


Snowmobile permits
Snowmobilers will be allowed to use over 12 miles of designated and signed snowmobile trails on parklands on Grand Island by permit only. The permits, which allow the sport between the hours of 10 a.m. and 9 p.m ., are available through the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, in the Beaver Island State Park office between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays. There is no fee but applicants must have a valid registration and proof of insurance.



Snowmobile Club membership party, and safety course

The Grand Island Snowmobile Club will hold a membership kick-off party from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, November 4 at LoVerde's West River Bar and Grill, 2339 West River Road. Snowmobile Club members invite everyone interested in joining to come out and enjoy a pig roast, plenty of food and a 50/50 drawing at no charge. A cash bar will be available. Children under 18 are invited from 4-6 p.m. with parental supervision.
A Youth Safety Course, required by state law, will be offered by the club November 7-8 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. in the Grand Island Moose Lodge, 2524 Grand Island Blvd. Geared to children ages 10-16, the two-day course will teach proper operation of a snowmobile, respect for the property of others and care of your snowmobile. There is no charge for the course and food and beverage will be provided. For further information about the course or the Grand Island Snowmobile Club, call Mike Finn at 775-1607.


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