Registration has closed for our rig race. Start sheets will be posted on Friday.
Rig race on December 4th and 5th
Registration for our 2021 rig race is now open! You will need to join as a member for 2021–22 if you haven’t already as well as register for the race.
Our Fall meeting will be a virtual event.
Topic: NESDC Fall Meeting
Time: Dec 6, 2020 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 784 3710 5414
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Dryland Race Postponed
We are postponing our annual dryland race until next Spring. While we are confident that we could have put on a safe event following all state COVID-19 guidance, we respect the concerns expressed about holding on event right now.
We are looking at April 10–11, 2021, for a Spring dryland event.
Rig Race a Tentative Go
We have tentatively scheduled this season’s dryland race for Dec. 5 & 6. We are still awaiting written confirmation that our permit application for use of the site has been approved. When we have this confirmation, we will open registration.
Please note that we will be enforcing mask-wearing and social distancing rules at this event.
Spring meeting notes
We held a mixed live and virtual spring meeting. The meeting notes are as follows:
New England Sled Dog Club Spring Meeting
Attendees: Rachael Colbath, Brittany Colbath, Leendert Van Dorp, Danae Bryar, Grace Bailey, Raelynn Cottrell, Bella Cottrell, Laura Hayes, Kevin Daly, Brandon Taylor, Christina Gates, Marie Ralff, Doug Sweeny, Kim Murphy, Gretchen Karlson, Sandra DiMaggio, Tom DiMaggio.
Rachael stepping down as president
Need to elect new president, vice president, secretary, and board members.
Current President Rachael Colbath
Vice President Mike Green
Second Vice President Doug Butler
Secretary Jackie Batista
Current Board Members (need 5 total): Gretchen Karlson, Steve Murphy, Laura Hayes.
Also need timers.
Brandon Taylor – Secretary
Laura Hayes – Vice President?
Laura to send ballot for voting
Christina Gates to forward online voting information
Motion to have online/virtual election the next two weeks
Motion made by LVD
Seconded by Raelynn Cottrell
Verbal Treasurers Report
Treasury: $4600 total
Owe ISDRA $1100
Discussion of ISDRA Insurance vs. Clubs own insurance
– Do we need private insurance for specific races?
– Morrisville need specific rider for VAST trail and private land owners
– Certificated need to be made out to each land owner
– Plan to look into this before fall
Discussion about Timing
– Using Raceworks for timing
– Paying timers
– Consider finding a new organization to donate to
– Need more trail help
– Veteran’s day weekend
– Send Mike a letter outlining what club needs in order to hold race as far as
safety and finances
– Plan to have permits for road crossings
Have been invited to PSDC Summer Camp out and meetings so that we can coordinate race schedule: July 31 st – August 1 st in Morris, PA
Do not have to be a member to attend
Season End Awards
– Need to have more races – need to check by-laws
– Need to be present at spring and fall races
– Pine River State Forest – Ossippee, NH
– Could apply to have both dryland and snow races here
– Trail clean ups
– Training days
– Fun races
We have (re)scheduled our spring meeting for June 7, 2020. We will also investigate the options of holding a virtual meeting if gatherings are still not permitted at this point.
Plan is to meet at Glenn’s Truck Service, 1021 Laconia Rd, Belmont, New Hampshire 03220.
We have had to cancel Tamworth. On Sunday there was 6-8 inches of standing water on parts of the lake. While the forecast for the race date is great, there’s a lot of warmth before that and the trail may not be safe.
Saturday Schedule for Lamoille
Drivers’ meeting at 8 am
Skijor at 9 am
6-dog sled at 10 am
8-dog sled at 11 am
Open and lunch break at noon
4-dog sled at 1:30 pm
3-dog junior at 2:15 pm
Recreational at 2:30