April 22, 2015

We Came, We Ate, We Awarded

This past Saturday, the Methow Valley Snowmobile Association held their annual awards dinner. The evening kicked off with a social hour at the Methow Valley Senior Center in Twisp. There was lots of laughter as members reminisced about the 2014-2015 sledding season. Although snow was little to non-existent in much of Washington state, there was enough in the Methow to keep it fun for most of the winter months.

Dinner was delayed when there was a mishap with our prime rib. Shortly before the club went to pick up dinner fixings, the rotisserie malfunctioned and many pounds of meat fell into the grease at the bottom of the machine. Kudos to Jackson at Hank's Market for scrambling to provide grilled New York strip steaks for forty people. Along with the steaks, members chowed down on either baked potatoes or a potato casserole, Caesar salad, and cake or George's world-renown cheesecake.

Creative Table Decorations

MVSA Members Enjoying Dinner
After dinner, it was time to hand out the awards. The Awards Committee, composed of Rich Stahl, Chuck Ultican and Julie Johnson, count ballots and make sure the awards are ready to go.

The most improved rider award went to Sam Lindsey. Snowmobiler of the Year went to Ted Lindsey.

Ted Lindsey and Sam Lindsey
The Lifetime Award was given to Paul and Pat Tillman. Normally this award goes to a single person but the Awards Committee decided that both Paul and Pat were very deserving because of all that they do for the club.

Paul and Pat Tillman
The Snowmobile Lamp went to Bob Adams for being the most entertaining rider of the year. At the start of the awards portion of the evening, both Bob and Ted received Sea-Doo stickers for their sleds. Seems they both wanted to use their sleds in the water and not on the snow. Thanks to Xtreme Power Sports for providing the stickers and to the guys for being good sports about it.

Bob Adams

Bob Adams and Ted Lindsey - MVSA Sea-Doo Owners
Lastly, Udell Sanders was called up where a special thank you gift was presented to him and his wife, Georgia. The Sanders are long time members of the MVSA and will be relocating to the "wetside" this coming summer. We will certainly miss them.

Udell and Georgia Sanders
Thank you to our officers who served this past year: Craig Stahl - President, Dolly Stahl - Vice President, Chelsea Miller - Secretary, and Pat Tillman - Treasurer. Also a round of thanks to our board members for their service: Rich Stahl, George Brown, Chuck Ultican and Udell Sanders.

While snowmobiling season is done for the year, there are still events taking place in the coming weeks for club members. Winthrop's 49'ers Day where we will have a float in the parade and serve up brats and hot dogs afterwards, plus the Memorial Day Rodeo that is a major fundraising event for the club.