Freedom Rider

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  1. Let's Licence the GAS DRAGS

    Do you mean a License to steal?? I think they have that covered already. They have a couple of experts on that subject. Al Capone would be proud.
  2. I think we need Skip to come back and be the umpire in this game.
  3. Is the Shit that is being splattered because some are so old they forget to wear their Depends? Or is it because the septic tank is overfull with some big turds or hasbeens that just keep resurfacing? I think the official scorecard reads as follows for the last fiscal year: 1) Executive Director resigns 2) Dealer Director resigns after being escorted off Grass-drags property by security/and or police. 3) Club has to hire Lawyer to defend itself from being thrown out of Association because they do not want to be a part of Online Membership Scam any longer. 4) Another club attempts to cut its ties with the Online Membership Scam. Put on notice that action to remove them from Association will be forth coming 5) 4 Complaints to Consumer Affairs officials at Attorney Generals Office resulting in item 3 & 4 being tabled for time being. 6) Club that bought space at Grass Drags shows up at event and are barred from entry unless they are made to violate their own bylaws and force any member to join Association if they buy a club membership at that event.The clubs bylaws and membership program allow an individual to make their own decision on whether they want to join the Association. 7) Hire lawyer to try and get a legal reading of issues regarding membership program. Instead decides to authorize expenditure of up to $15,000.00. The lawyer then files suit against the State of New Hampshire and the Attorney General. 8)Executive Director quits with a week notice. 9) Office personnel quits 10) Vice President resigns with no notice and the Board only hears crickets instead of being put on notice about what happened. 11) Association loses Lawsuit against Attorney General 12) County Director quits 13) One of the Hasbeens signs $325,000.00 contract with landlord without vote of the Board as required by the bylaws. 14) Executive Officers hire new office staff member without vote of the Board as per Bylaws. 15) Executive Officers hire new Executive Director (3rd in less than 9 months) without vote of the Board 16) New Hasbeen elected to Board after calling two Executive Officers and leaving in- appropriate and threatening messages to file complaint with AG or Sec. States Office on their answering machines. 17) Voting on a Rules of Business change to circumvent the bylaws. 18) Treasurer quits as a result of the Hasbeens nasty phone call and subsequent heated exchange at this weeks Board meeting. Very professional considering the who was in the room for this performance. 19)One of the Hasbeen's is nominated to become Vice President. Other hasbeens speak up against her and then stop all voting because person not present. Concern over that the Board is appointing the new Vice President and that appointee will be the next President when the sitting Presidents final term in 2019 expires. With the Bylaws not allowing many people to meet eligibility terms, the pool of viable candidates is very small to begin with. My prediction is that a different hasbeen will be appointed to be VP and then become President again when the time comes up. And another hasbeen will become appointed the replacement Treasurer. I know that baseball was brought up so the ironic thing is, that in the suit filed the, Association thinks they should be treated like Major League baseball. They feel the Sherman Act and Anti Trust laws do not apply to them. Guess what they were wrong and the Judge showed them that. They failed to file an Appeal of the Judges decision in the required time-frame so the ruling stays. This scorecard is so long it must have been a double header. I think this will give you an overview of the sporting season. Just think a new starts on July 1st. What type of shenanigans will come next?? The abutting states must be loving this. More people will just say the hell with this foolishness and ride there. Very sad for a sport that is in dire need of help and support to survive in a tough economy. I wonder how the New Executive Director feels about his viewing of this performance on Tuesday night. Must have been wondering what the hell he is getting into. Hope he didn't sell his house in Mass yet.
  4. Appeal

    I wonder if the discussion will lead down the path, of why the NHSA failed to file an appeal of the loss of their suit/injunction to the Attorney General, at tonight's Board meeting in Tilton. Should give the new Executive Director a warm fuzzy feeling listening to the excuses given. I guess that the "facts" came out and the Association is not all that protected by the law like they thought they were. All of the statements by Executive Officers about how they would be victorious or were they all just pipe dreams? We had heard at Meetings that the Association was going to file an appeal. Heard that it was voted on to do so. Wonder what happened to following the wishes of the majority? Wonder if the lawyer got paid? Maybe he didn't and that is the reason for failing to file the appeal before the deadline. Could be that the "Leadership" has heard some talk around the water-cooler about maybe they are in some deep shit with the AG's office now that they have pissed in their Cheerios with the suit. I could be wrong about all of it. The sound of the singing of Koom by Ya will drown out any questions tonight. No questions heard may mean no lies will be told. Maybe we will have some info posted tomorrow of what transpired tonight at the meeting of the minds?
  5. New NHSA Executive Director

    https://www.sledmass.com/dan-gould-named-executive-director-new-hampshire-snowmobile-association/
  6. Memorial Day

    Please take a moment this weekend to remember and pay tribute to all those who have fallen defending our great country. Thanks goes out to all who proudly serve. I am very proud of my Grand daughter who went into a Construction Unit of the US Army as a Heavy Equipment Operator, back in August. We are very proud of her making a 6 year commitment to serve our great country. Many of my friends on this forum probably remember riding sleds with her and me through the years. I know John (CKF) spent many hours around her. Dirt Dummy as well. Lots of time at watercross races at Lakeshore farm
  7. New NHSA Executive Director

    The article was written in 2004/2005 season. Hopefully the release of timely news will be better than that.
  8. New NHSA Executive Director

    Bet it would be a best seller on what NOT to do as a non profit.I think at some point the IRS would like to read such a book.
  9. New NHSA Executive Director

    Goldfinger comes to mind. They give the Goldfinger to the membership once they get the $10.00 from them.Dr. No comes to mind also. When any club needs a little financial support DR. No says NO!
  10. New NHSA Executive Director

    I think George is meaning about if people who don't want to join NHSA the club cannot use club portal.Coupled with all of the issues with Portal being down at many times most clubs have been untrustworthy of it. I know when some clubs tried to take 2015 year member info to repopulate for 2016 it was no where to be found.My club could not even access the portal until the fall of last season. When your bylaws say all Officers must be member by July first how do you renew them when system is down until August? It is down currently if I an to understand correctly. Has been since May 1st. "Supposed" to back up in July sometime. Russ can you tell me the number of people who joined thru the Point of Sale Portal this past season? All I have heard is that any club that relied on that method vs. the old methods (dealer, website, meetings, special event, mailings) took a beating. Rumor has it 20+ more clubs are bailing on that system. What is the cost of the system now that the $2.00 surcharge from using POS system has failed to offset operating cost of system? I know Phyllis was the saving grace in the office helping membership people resolve all of the problems. When Roger came to county meeting he promised a big savings of Association cost of processing the memberships. Supposed to make it easier for clubs as well. Thank you in advance for any response that you may be able to give us on here.
  11. New NHSA Executive Director

    I wonder if he has a clue how the NHSA even feels about people from Mass? If you are elected to the Board as an Assistant Director, cannot be anything else unless you live in NH, you are not even allowed to make a motion or second one even when you are filling in for the County Director in their absence, which according to the Bylaws is allowed. When I was Assistant County Director when the NHSA threw Mr. Copeland out of the Association after the county voted him back into his position a second time after they illegally threw him out the first time and sued him. They asked me to take Oath of office as temporary County Director, but with no voting powers, even though the bylaws clearly state that in absence of sitting Director the residency requirement is rescinded. When I said FU I think that burned any remaining tie with the "Cabal".Sure fely good walking out of the room. Air was a lot fresher outside.I spent part of first time as replacement Assistant. Then a full 2 year stint as Assistant.I was never allowed to make a motion or second one because of residency. Funny part they whine about no volunteers and many vacancies on the Board at various positions. Yet when I was challenged in 2005 by Carrol County Director to step and help I accepted offer to fill seat of NHSA Secretary. Charlie Kurtz almost had a stroke. He started yelling that I could not because I was not a full time resident even though I owned a few properties in NH and was planning on moving there.Look at how Mass, Conn.,Me., and RI. are treated by Charlies registration proposal. All anybody from out of NH is wanted for is their money! I hope Mr. Gould isn't foolish enough to sell his home in a sellers market with what is looming on the horizon from AG and the state.The last Director didn't last too long. Matter of fact Vice President didn't either.
  12. New NHSA Executive Director

    Here is what I see on their website right now and yesterday when I made my post.Says they are taking resumes and nothing regarding position filled. I will assume your post was a copy of email sent to club? New Hampshire Snowmobile Association.pdf
  13. New NHSA Executive Director

    I agree with you he can be a step in the right direction IF he is allowed to do anything without being under the thumb of those who are the problem. As far as updating facebook and web page. I posted a remark on Facebook and it was gone in a matter of minutes a few weeks ago. Their are pictures of the FU2 cruise on there too. So it looks like they have someone who has been running page so no excuse not to put info out on it. With a few County Directors who are on facebook that react when anything is posted they could have put the info out as well. One being a Past President who was on hiring committee. Improvements can only be made if the cronyism ends and it is allowed happen. I do hope there are many improvements starting with communication. God only knows of the abuse you and Don take in our county for not having any info. As far as my thoughts they will never be considered. I post actual court documents and am accused of making up lies about it. Until the Cronies are gone nothing will change.LOL! Same goes for Registration increase push. I post the copy of letter and get called a liar, shit stirrer, and that it never happened. Even though we all know it did get presented and a committee was formed. You commented on what transpired at meeting, yet a 2-County Director's and a Past President denies all of it. Who really are the liars would be my question.
  14. New NHSA Executive Director

    Very well said John.Simple and concise.
  15. New NHSA Executive Director

    That is good but unless clubs meet and share the info it is not going to get out there. It should be on NHSA Website and Facebook page. Is that not why they are supposed to be representing our sport?To share important info?My info came from club member.
  16. New NHSA Executive Director

    Surprise, surprise no news from NHSA website. At least Massachusetts has its shit together and gets the info out.
  17. Registration Increase

    This was presented by Charlie Kurtz, NHSA Advisory Board Chair, to the Board, correct? The Advisory Board creates all bylaw changes that get presented to the General Membership at the Annual Meeting. I would consider that the Board forming a committee as a type of action wouldn't you? Sadly, a past president and sitting County Director along with another sitting County Director feel that they did nothing with what was presented to the Board at last months meeting. When rebuking all of the info presented on the subject of the proposed registration increase as bad info or bad mouthing the association on social media they failed to tell the whole story. That they did in fact take action. They voted to form a committee to review the proposal. Thank you Rob for having the fortitude to get the truth out to the membership of the Association. Too bad many others on the Board feel compelled to hide behind smoke, mirrors, and lies.
  18. Registration Increase

    Anyone who thinks that they will save money having vintage stuff will get an increase as well.
  19. Anybody go on the trip of deniability? Did Gilligan speak much about his matrix's and formulas of why no information gets out to clubs, members, or County Directors?
  20. Trip report of the "FU2" Any updates?

    Monkey see monkey do!!
  21. Trip report of the "FU2" Any updates?

    Hollywood could not write a script that can go head to head with this mess. Scott and Skip once again you have made me laugh with your great wit and humor. Sadly that is probably the best thing that one can gather out of this embarrassing event.
  22. Thoughts from Nascar nation

    What are everyone's thoughts on the health of Nascar? With announcement of Junior retiring at end of season today, coupled with Carl Edwards leaving with little notice weeks before this years Daytona 500, Tony Stewart leaving last year, and Jeff Gordon the previous the star drawing power is going away quicker than new starts are emerging. Thoughts? Empty Grandstands and Sponsors leaving is going to affect the bottom-line of all business's attached to Nascar.
  23. NHSA dream has ended

    As many of you may remember that the current regime in Tilton decided to file suit against the New Hampshire Attorney Generals office back in January. Well they got their answer on April. 26th. It was not the answer that they dreamed about. They have to follow the laws, as we all do, after all. The presiding judge has dismissed their suit. Hopefully they will just realise they are not as smart as they think they are.They meaning the chosen few who ignore common sense and are leading the Association down the drain. I find that for the most part the average Director cares passionately for the sport and it's members. Too bad they get lied to constantly by the leadership and most just go along with what ever they are told. This wild goose chase just shows how broken this association is. I reached out to a few directors to see if they were informed of the judge's decision by the leadership. Of course they were not. Just like when the Vice President quit and the Executive Director quit. No news to the directors or members. When does it stop? Maybe it is time for the "leadership" to quit and see if anybody misses them. I bet some information would finally get out then. Time will only tell when the PREZ and the HASBEENS get their asses hauled into court and the truth comes out. Kinda anxious to see Union Leaders article about this. Should be interesting. At our county meeting last Monday, when asked about what was going on with suit we were told it was not a suit and it would be a few more months for the scheduling of the hearings. I fee badly for the Directors having to stand there and give out the bogus info that they are given by the Associations Executive Officer. Happy reading the truth from the source and not being spoon feed the shit that is coming out of Tilton. I would advise everyone to really give some thought to not joining the NHSA and instead give the $10.00 to their club. It is obvious that the way the Association is throwing away money on things like this suit and the cruise around Lake Winni this weekend on the "S.S. FU2" that they don't need anymore of it's members money.They clearly don't care about it's members, supporters, or it's clubs. The money wasted could have been better utilized in programs to help clubs and our dieing sport! NH.pdfNH.pdf
  24. Registration Increase

    John if they set up those in your neck of the woods they would only pick up black flies. The lack of local traffic is also a byproduct of the lack of maintenance by the clubs.We all know how a couple of trail systems in your area get very little if none at all, signage and grooming. Brand new groomer that has not even been used in 2 years. I think that you are on the right path with the need for accountability.If clubs have snow they should groom the same amout of hours % wise as their neighboring clubs. This season for example. There were maybe 2 weeks of 8 inches or more (minimum amount for grooming reimbursement) in the area. If clubs north, east, south, and west groomed say 20% of the budgeted hours, then the clubs in between only used 2%. The clubs not grooming as the surrounding clubs should have allocated hours cut. Those allocated hours are dedicated funds. If they are no used then no else can use them either. Same said for RTP Grants.When clubs get Grants then fail to fulfill grant the money is lost, when it could have been used elsewhere.
  25. Registration Increase

    You mean Roger and the Hasbeens