Jeff Gamelli, snowmobile volunteer of the year DCR Releases Volunteer in Parks Program Guide Bernardston Gill Leyden: Snowmobile Club of the Year Award Jim LaFrance, SAM Groomer Operator of the Year Joe Gibbons SAM trail worker of the year 2014
  • Jeff Gamelli SAM Snowmobiler of the year, 2014
    May 16, 2014

    It’s an honor to recognize someone who has been involved in the Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts for a good part of his adult life, someone who has made a difference.   Jeffrey Gamelli is a jack-of-all trades guy, as far as his club is concerned, holding several positions as an…

  • DCR Releases Volunteer in Parks Program Guide
    May 02, 2014

    The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation releases their new Volunteer in the Parks Program Guide policy “with an opportunity to achieve the goal of standardizing and simplifying the process for proposing, reviewing, and conducting all volunteer activities – whether under the supervision of the Department or a Nonprofit Organization…

  • Bernardston Gill Leyden: Snowmobile Club groomer
    May 01, 2014

    There are many ways to measure a club’s success. A steady increase in membership is certainly one of them. But that doesn’t happen by chance.   The Bernardston Gill Leyden Snowmobile Club realized some time ago that in order to succeed they had to run more like a business and less…

  • Jim LaFrance Savoy Kanary Kats, snowmobile trail groomer operator of the year
    Apr 27, 2014

    This year’s winner is a familiar face to everyone who attends the Sled Expo, he’s there just about every year, especially if the club’s groomers are on display.   Like so many award recipients, he’s a volunteer supreme. His arms are elbow-deep in every club function, whether it be trail…

  • Joe Gibbons accepts the 2014 Trail Worker of the Year Award.
    Apr 17, 2014

    It’s been said that trail work is done by ghosts or the supernatural, maybe even by elves. No one ever sees them but the evidence is clear.   The trails are trimmed, the signs are hung, bridges are in perfect condition, the landowners even wave hello to strangers riding across…

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