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.

Holyland Snowflyers March 2022 Newsletter

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

The annual Snobol Winter Vintage show will be this Saturday February 5th at Kiekhaefer Park in St Peter. The show and raffle are our major fundraiser event for the year and the success of the day hinges on participation from the members. While trails cannot be opened, the track is snow covered and will be open for the vintage riders to use.

We will need help with parking, bartending and food service on the day of the show. We will be setting up around 8:00 on Friday and tearing down Sunday morning and all help is appreciated. Please contact Darrin at 920-273-9601 or Rob at 920-517-0266 to get signed up to help.

Raffle ticket sales have been very strong and we look to be in good shape for the raffle. If you have any unsold tickets you don’t think you will be selling please get them to Dean or Darrin. Give them a call to let them know how many unsold you have and how to get them delivered before the show. Kudos to everyone who brought in a bucket raffle we have a good number of them but could always use a few more.

The club currently has 216 members, of which 204 are primary, and 12 are secondary members.

The February Fond du lac County Snowmobile association meeting will be held at Freds Fastrac on Tuesday Feb 8th 7:30 start time.

Holyland Snowflyers January 2022 Newsletter

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

The groomers are ready to go all we need now is snow. We had a very busy fall at the clubhouse and I would like to thank all the volunteers who set up trails and got our equipment ready for the season

The annual Snobol Winter Vintage show will be Saturday February 5th at Kiekhaefer Park in St Peter. The show and raffle are our major fundraiser event for the year and the success of the day hinges on participation from the members. We will need help with parking, bartending and food service. Please contact Darrin at 920-273-9601 or Rob at 920-517-0266 to get signed up to help.

We are looking for Bucket Raffle Sponsors for the show. Any member can reach out to a business they have a contact with to ask them to sponsor a raffle. Booze, gift cards, hats and shirts with sponsor advertising on them are great items for a bucket raffle. All sponsors will be identified for their donations at the show.

The Holyland Snowflyers have again partnered with Hoppers in Fond du Lac for official Piston Burner apparel. Follow this link to the Piston Burner merch page and check it out. https://www.hopperwear.com/product-category/organizations/holylandsnowflyers/ Ordering begins January 3rd and goes thru the 16th and will be ready by the Snow Bol on Feb 5th.

Membership status: We currently have 196 active members. 187 are primary members and 11 are Secondary members. Thanks to all members for supporting our club! If you will be needing trail passes for this season, please get your membership dues in ASAP. We are charged a fee when we make our AWSC payment for memberships, so we need to process as many as possible at one time to minimize these costs.

The January Fond du Lac County Snowmobile Association meeting will be January 11th at the Party Palace in Dotyville.

Holyland Snowflyers December Newsletter

The December meeting will be held on Monday December 6th at 7pm at the clubhouse. 408 Fond du Lac Street Mt Calvary WI. Note the time change – we are starting at 7:00 pm

The 2021 Safety class is ongoing and we had 33 students enrolled this year. Thanks to Ben Costello and Zach Kiehnau for their time spent instructing the next generation of riders.

The used Trailmaster drag we purchased is back from blast and paint and it looks great with its shiny orange paint. Ledgeview Coatings was great to work with and being snowmobile enthusiasts like us they donated a significant amount of the cost of the project. We really got a deal on this work and if you see an opportunity to send any blasting or paint work their way please don’t hesitate to return the favor.

I would also like to mention the significant amount of time spent on this drag by Holyland members getting it ready to go to paint and reassembling all the moving parts when they came back. The majority of the work was done by Val Thome, Gary Stenz and Dennis Haensgen who donated numerous hours in the shop to this project and deserve to be recognized for their efforts. Thanks Guys.

Holyland will be hosting the December Fond du Lac County meeting on Tuesday December 14th 7:30 PM at the Clubhouse

Holyland will also be hosting the Fond du Lac County Groomer Summit on Saturday December 11th. This will be seminar on GPS grooming as well as discussions on managing our grooming hours thought the now automated system and working towards supplemental funding. All clubs in the County are welcome to send members who are involved in grooming and SNARS management for the club. The meeting will start at 9:00 AM.

To date we have received 162 memberships. Of those 154 are primary and 8 are secondary memberships, and 109 are family and 53 are single memberships. Based on past years numbers, we should have about another 50 memberships coming that will be needing memberships in order to get their discounted Trail Passes for this season.

During the month of September we will be delivering pizza’s to the 160+ landowners as a token of thanks for the use of their land for the club’s 70 miles of trails we maintain.