A Word About “Volunteers”
”The heart and soul of every non-profit organization is it’s “Volunteers”. This is so true of The Merritt Snowmobile Club. Throughout every year there are numerous chores and tasks that need to be carried out in order for our organization to maintain it’s status with BC Parks and BC Forestry.
Trail brushing, trail grooming, cabin maintenance, wood cutting, sign posting is just a brief list and this doesn’t touch on all the clerical issues that need to be addressed as well. A “Volunteer” is just that. Someone who steps up to help out without receiving any pay for his efforts. Without Volunteers” there simply wouldn’t be a Merritt Snowmobile Club.
Look at this brief list and imagine where the club would be without these tasks being carried out by someone.
- There would not be a trail system.
- Grooming would not get done.
- The cabins would fall apart.
- No access to riding areas
If you snowmobile in the Thynne Mtn., Stoyoma, Honeymoon or Hooshum areas that are maintained by the club, please give this some thought. You are benefiting from the efforts of the few who step up and it’s time that you did so as well. For those of you who do pitch in, your efforts are greatly appreciated and you have every reason to feel good about a job well done.
“Summertime work makes for great wintertime trails”
Your local club has many opportunities to get involved. You could volunteer to be a Director, help with an advertising campaign, provide some accounting advice, fix a piece of equipment, repair a shelter, work a snow show booth, or just step up and cook hotdogs at an event. Clubs are driven by volunteers and everything you see or do while riding is a result of someone having volunteered their time. Contact the club or attend a meeting if you want input into what happens within the club.
Tell your friends…share the love.
The more we support our local snowmobile clubs the better our riding areas will be. There is proven strength in numbers. Members provide a defendable position in the case of a proposed closure. It provides necessary financial resources for your club and BCSF to represent our sport and be a strong voice. Added to this your club invests their membership money back into your riding areas and community. Clubs create jobs, tourism, and winter economic benefit while giving back in many ways through fundraisers for other
organizations or local families.