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The Maine Snowmobile Association



MSA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE/STAFF    CLUBS   BYLAWS    DIRECTORS MINUTES

For MSA Members - Meetings, Events, Forms

MSA HANDBOOK, FORMS
MSA Members: The MSA handbook and Business Certificate are password protected documents. The password is mailed to each club in the season's membership package, to be shared with all members. You can either obtain it from your club president or membership chair, or just contact the MSA office, 207-622-6983 or email.






EVENTS

October 19-21: THE 22nd ANNUAL MAINE SNOWMOBILE SHOW produced by the Maine Snowmobile Association and sponsored by Charlie's Motor Mall, at the Augusta Civic Center, Augusta Maine. Friday 4-9p.m., Saturday 9a.m.-8p.m., Sunday 9a.m.-3p.m. Admission $7; kids 11 and under FREE. Free parking. Snowmobiles, Destinations, Maps, Trailers, Clothing, Helmets, Boots, Gear, Accessories. Antique/Vintage Sleds on display. Annual Trails Workshop Saturday. For information about exhibiting at the show, contact Bob Meyers, MSA Executive Director, email, 207-622-6983.



MEETINGS

Regional Meetings

October 11, 2018-MSA Eastern Region Meeting, in Cherryfield at the Narraguagus SC, 334 Ridge Road. All downeast clubs are urged to attend. Sandwiches served at 6p.m., meeting begins at 6:30p.m. Come join MSA and state snowmobile program representatives, MSA trails committee members. RSVP to Eastern Region VP Eileen Lafland by October 9: email, 207-843-7813.


Directors Meetings

All MSA members are welcome at Directors Meetings - voting privileges are reserved for the Club MSA Directors, their Alternates and Executive Committee members. The MSA Executive Committee meets monthly, often with a teleconference option. Details about upcoming meetings are published as they become available here and in The Maine Snowmobiler newspaper.


October 16, 2018-Directors Meeting, Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Drive in Augusta; off Exit 112, I-95. Executive Committee meets at 6:30p.m., Directors meet at 7p.m. No meal will be served at this meeting. There are a large number of restaurants and fast food establishments near the Civic Center where people can enjoy a meal prior to the meeting.

November 20, 2018-Directors Meeting. Maine Lakeside Cabins, 1008 US Rte 201, Caratunk. Social hour 5p.m., dinner 6p.m., meeting follows. Dinner reservations, please, to the MSA office, 207-622-6983 or email.

December 18, 2018-Directors Meeting. Augusta Civic Center. Super Raffle Drawing.

January 19, 2019-Directors Meeting. Shiretown Riders SC, Farmingon

February 19, 2019-Directors Meeting. Eastern Maine Snowmobilers, Holden

March 23, 2019-Directors Meeting. Meduxnekeag Ramblers, Littleton

April 27, 2019-Annual Meeting, Jeff's Catering, Brewer



TRAILS COMMITTEE MEETINGS: Trails Committee meetings are usually held on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30p.m. Some meetings are held at the MSA Office, 7 Noyes Street Place in Augusta; others are held via teleconference. FMI you can contact the MSA office or Trails Committee Chair Mike Grass Jr.



GROOMER REGISTRATION
Incorporated nonprofit snowmobile clubs: Click here to access the form and instructions for registering your club groomers, located on the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife web site.



GROOMER SALES TAX EXEMPTION
Incorporated nonprofit snowmobile clubs: Click here to download the affadavit of exemption from Maine state sales tax for trail grooming equipment located on the Maine Revenue Services web site. This form should be filled out by a club officer and the seller of the equipment, and a copy made. One copy will be retained by the dealer for his use, and the second must be presented by the club representative when registering the grooming equipment.



GAS TAX REFUND
Your club may be eligible for a refund of gasoline taxes paid in the operation of grooming equipment. The refund application form can be downloaded from the Maine Revenue Services web site.



SNOWMOBILE TRAIL GRANT INFO:
Is posted on the State of Maine web site. Visit the Snowmobile Program in the Bureau of Parks and Public Lands, Maine Dept. of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.



REPORT OF THE SNOWMOBILE TRAIL FUNDING SURVEY:
This is the report on the results of the Snowmobile Trail Grooming Funding Survey that was undertaken in the winter and spring of 2011 by Dr. Stephen Reiling of the University of Maine Orono in conjunction with the MSA Trails Committee. The study was funded as part of the MSA Trails Committee contract with the Department of Conservation this past season. There was a great response from clubs and municipal projects across the state, and the results are interesting reading - see what folks think here:Click here to view the report.



THE REPORT ON THE INTERNAL REVIEW OF THE SNOWMOBILE PROGRAM by Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry Commissioner Walt Whitcomb, was presented to the Legislature's ACF Committee. This study was initiated as a result of legislation introduced by the MSA. We believe that the report and recommendations will help increase transparency and equity within the program and help clubs statewide as we move forward. View the report.