Holyland Snowflyers February 2023 Newsletter

The February meeting will be held on Monday, February 6thth, 7:00 pm at the clubhouse at 408 Fond du Lac Street Mt. Calvary WI.

We are less than a week from the Feb 4th 2023 Sno Bol Vintage Show at Kiekhaefer Park in St Peter. We may not have enough snow to open the trails but the forecast is showing we are not going to lose what we have and for now the forecast says 24 degrees that day. Seems like great weather to hang out with friends and look at vintage snowmobiles.

We still could use a few more Bucket Raffle items. If you have a connection with a local business owner reach out to them it’s great visibility for their business and is also great for the club.

Thanks to all current members for getting your memberships in even without opening trails in our system. Currently, we have just over 200 new or renewed members. Of those approximately 129 are Family, and 79 are Single memberships.

The February Fond du Lac Snowmobile Association meeting will be Tuesday the 14th at Mel’s Bar in Brandon 7:30 pm.

Holyland Snowflyers January 2023 Newsletter

The January meeting will be held on Monday, January 2nd , 7:00 pm at the clubhouse at 408 Fond du Lac Street Mt. Calvary WI.

Mother Nature got our hopes up this past week but in the end the storm didn’t produce and most of what fell is on the fence lines or in our driveways. The forecasted warm weather will put us almost back to step 1 in the next 10 days. We will just have to let it play out.

The annual Sno Bol Winter Fundraiser is coming fast, Saturday February 4th. The raffle tickets are sold out and now we need to get ready for the show. At the January meeting we will be discussing logistics and getting staffing assignments set up.

Bucket Raffle donations are still needed so please reach out to local businesses you know and see if they are interested in donating and bring the items to the clubhouse. Please make sure they are labeled so we know where they come from.

The online membership program has been operational for a few months and other than a few glitches it has been working well. Get your memberships renewed to avoid the last minute rush that comes once the trails open.

The January Fond du Lac County Snowmobile Association meeting will be on Tuesday January 10 at the Party Palace in Dotyville.

Holyland Snowflyers December 2022 Newsletter

The December meeting will be held on Monday, December 5th, 7:00 pm at the clubhouse at 408 Fond du Lac Street Mt. Calvary WI.

The Snowmobile Safety Class is officially in session. Thanks to instructors Ben and Zach for continuing to groom the next generations of riders by teaching them the safety rules of the trail and also the respect for the Landowners who allow us to set up the trail. Good Job Guys.

Directors - Now that deer hunting is over it is time to get going on trail set up. Please contact your landowners and discuss any crops we need to avoid for this season. The tractor, disc and crusher are hooked up and available.
Reminder – The Landowner pizzas will be at the December meeting for pick-up and distribution.

Holyland Snowflyer Sno Bol $50 raffle tickets are printed and available for selling to anyone who needs some. Please contact Dean or Darrin to get some. We are looking for more bucket raffles for the winter show, please reach out to local businesses for donations and bring the items to the clubhouse.

The December Fond du Lac County meeting will be hosted by Twin Oaks on Dec 13 at Jeff Montsma’s man garage in North Fond du lac. 7:30 pm.

Reminder: The Online membership program is up and running. Log into holylandsnowflyers.com and click on the membership tab to join online. It is very easy to do and it streamlines all the behind the scenes processes the club and the AWSC have to do to get you in the system. When you AWSC membership is processed you will receive an email from the AWSC office confirming your dues are paid and allow you to purchase the reduced rate trail passes

Holyland Snowflyers November 2022 Newsletter

The November meeting will be held on Monday, November 7th, 7:00 pm at the clubhouse at 408 Fond du Lac Street, Mt. Calvary WI.

The Holyland Snowflyers have again partnered with Hoppers in Fond du lac to provide Holyland Snowflyers and Piston Burner apparel. You can choose from long and short sleeve tees as well as crew sweatshirts and hoodies. Just go to this website link and you can shop and pay online for your selections. https://www.hopperwear.com/product-category/organizations/holylandsnowflyers/. You will receive an email from Hopper’s when you order is ready and you can pick it up at Hoppers at your convenience. Orders will be accepted until November 14th.

The 2023 Snobol Winter Vintage Show will be held on Saturday, Feb 4 at Kiekhaefer Park in St Peter. Pray for snow.

The dates for the Snowmobile Safety Course have been set. Classes will held on November 22, 29 and December 6.
The best way to sign up is to go to the Wisconsin DNR Safety Education Webpage, click on “enroll” and select course type (snowmobile), County (Fond du Lac) and a list of classes in the county will pop up. I encourage you to sign up early as the class fills quickly. Ben Costello is the instructor and can answer any questions 920-251-4690

The November County meeting will be held in Ripon at PC Powersports on Tuesday the 8th 7:30 PM.

Holyland Snowflyers October 2022 Newsletter

The October meeting will be held on Monday, October 3, 7:00 pm at the clubhouse at 408 Fond du Lac Street Mt. Calvary WI.

October is officer and director elections month. All officer positions are a few director positions are open to anyone interested.

The online membership program is up and running. Log into holylandsnowflyers.com and click on the membership tab to join online. It is very easy to do and it streamlines all the behind the scene processes the club and the AWSC do to get you in the system to allow you to purchase the reduced rate tail passes.

The 2023 Snobol Winter Vintage Show will be held on Saturday February 4th at Kiekhaefer Park in St Peter. Pray for snow.

The dates for the Snowmobile Safety Course have been set. Classes will be held on November 22, 29 and December 6. The best way to sign up is to go to the Wisconsin DNR Safety Education Webpage, click on “enroll” and select course type (snowmobile), County (Fond du Lac) and a list of classes in the county will pop up. I encourage you to sign up early as the class fills up quickly. Ben Costello is the instructor and can answer any questions 920-251-4690.

The October FDL County Snowmobile Association meeting will be Tuesday October 11th at Freds Fastrac

Holyland Snowflyers September 2022 Newsletter

I hope you all had a safe and enjoyable summer. Fall is right around the corner and it’s time to start talking snowmobile trails again.

Attached is the newly updated news letter with membership application form at the bottom.

The September meeting will be held on Monday, September 12th, 7:00 pm at the clubhouse at 408 Fond du Lac Street Mt. Calvary WI.

We did have a few projects happening this summer. We purchased a different disc for field leveling and have some maintenance we will need to do to it before it hits the trail. We also have a bridge re-decking project that will be happening in September on the Johnsburg system. Anyone interested in helping out can contact Dean or Brian Davison.

We have received our full contract amount from the county and financially we are in great shape. At the September meeting we will be discussing our finances for the season and deciding how much we can pay down our loan balance on the tractor.

As you can see below we have a new look to our membership application and we also have a new membership coordinator. Alexus Berndt is in charge of memberships and is our liaison with the AWSC.

We are close to having our online membership portal working on the website and hope to having it going in the next few weeks.

Holyland Snowflyers May 2022 Newsletter

The May meeting will be held on Monday, May 2nd, 7:00 pm at the clubhouse at 408 Fond du Lac Street Mt. Calvary WI.

At the May meeting we would like to discuss the 21-22 season and go over a few changes we would like to implement for next year.

We came into this season with a long list of things we wanted to get done and some new to us pieces of equipment that we needed to invest some time into to get them set up the way we wanted them to be. We got all that work done and we should be proud of our accomplishments every time we walk into that building and look around. The only thing we didn’t get done was to ride our snowmobiles in Fond du Lac county this year – maybe next year!

The April 11th landowner dinner was another success with approximately 100 landowners or guest attending. We are working hard to keep our landowners happy who are the key to the success of trail system, and this is one of the ways to accomplish that task.

This will be the last meeting of the season and I would like to thank all of the members, directors and officers for their efforts this year.

Please remember to patronize our generous sponsors who play a huge part in our continued success every season.
Have a great summer!

Holyland Snowflyers April 2022 Newsletter

The April meeting will be held on Monday, April 4th, 7:00 pm at the clubhouse at 408 Fond du Lac Street Mt. Calvary WI.

At the April meeting we will be discussing the Landowner dinner which will be held on Monday April 11 at the clubhouse. We will again be offering dine in or take out options this year. We have again partnered with Eden Meats for our meal but are in need of desserts. Any member who would like to make a dessert for the dinner please contact Dean at 948-1555 or Dennis at 960-0194

April is trail teardown month please be sure to record your hours and get them turned in when you are done. Keep an eye on the condition of your signs and get a list of replacements to Gary so you will be ready for next year.

March was a busy month we completed our funding applications for 2 pieces of trail. The trail between Eden Grill/Citgo in Peebles and Kiekhaefer Park is 2.7 miles long and is our last eligible club trail that we can seek funding for and we are hopeful this year we can secure it. The second application is for 5.5 miles of the Plank Road Trail that parallels Hwy 23 between county highways W and UU. This will be over 8 miles of new funded trail for the club.

The April Fond du Lac County Snowmobile association meeting will be on Tuesday April 12 at Marghaels in Van Dyne 7:30 pm.

Holyland Snowflyers April 2022 Newsletter

The March meeting will be held on Monday, March 7th , 7:00 pm at the clubhouse at 408 Fond du Lac Street Mt. Calvary WI.

I would like to thank all of the members and sponsors that helped make our 2022 Sno Bol Vintage Show a huge success. Even without the trails open we still had a huge turnout and it was great to see people getting out and enjoying the outdoors.

Holyland members invested many hours into the set-up, operation and clean up and we should all be proud of our accomplishments.

We are fortunate to have the generous sponsors that continue to support us every year. They play a key role in the success of the show and we are grateful for their donations.

At the March meeting we will be planning the Landowner Appreciation Dinner. I would ask the directors to think about any landowner changes we had this season to make sure we get invites to all of our Landowner partners.

We ended our season with 219 club members. We definitely appreciate everyone’s support of the club on the bad snow years as well as the good snow years! Thank You!

The March FDL County Snowmobile association meeting will be held in Dundee at the Dundee Sportsman’s Clubhouse on March 8th at 7:30 pm.