Planning for the future
Based on the results of the survey of membership last year, we are rolling out a capital fundraising campaign, with the intent of upgrading our grooming equipment. With the development of UTV Quad Track systems and advancements in track-setting capabilities, we will be able to provide a more flexible and efficient grooming program.
Our club members told us they would use the trails more often if they were safer in all snow conditions. With this purchase of the new equipment, our ski club will save money over the years to come and provide a more enjoyable experience for all skiers! By allowing us to mow our own trails more often, clean up fallen trees, and groom our trails more effectively than ever before, we will ensure a great skiing experience well into the future!
Our club is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization, which assures that all contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable.
Special Initial Challenge Contribution Thank You!
We are excited to announce an initial challenge contribution of $2,500 to this fundraising campaign from Dr. Pat Warpinski of the Animal House Pet Clinic of Green Bay.
This donation shows the spirit and generosity of the cross country skiing community. Special thanks to Dr. Pat for kicking off this campaign in a significant way.
We are looking forward to the generosity of our skiing community in our efforts to achieve our goals.
UPDATE (3/21/18): We would like to give a special thanks to club member Keith Lauritsen of Green Bay WI for applying for the Thrivent Grant of $5,000 for our ski club's fundraiser!
***UPDATE FROM CLUB PRESIDENT***
At the club’s spring meeting I reported that over $16,000 has been raised for the Capital Campaign. After some discussion, it was decided to focus on purchasing the quad track and grooming equipment, with an expense for these items of approximately $32,000. A motion to spend $6,000 from checking and $11,000 from a CD to fund the purchase was made by Jody and seconded by Dale and was approved unanimously. The expense still leaves the club safe with $10,000 in the CD and over $5,000 in checking.
We expect to have the equipment available for use in the 2018-2019 ski season.
THANK YOU to all contributors for making this purchase possible.
Details about our fundraising goals!
Our goal is to raise $40,000
Proper planning for the future requires us to move ahead with the times and purchase a UTV with quad tracks, including a track setter and pull-behind mower with accessories.
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John Deere 825i with quad tracks
This vehicle will allow us to go out when the conditions do not allow for the PistenBully. This will become our everyday vehicle allowing for a better track to be applied, more often. This is a great future upgrade to replace our current snowmobile set up.
108" YTS Ginzugroomer
It is great for setting double classic tracks in a single pass. We are confident the Ginzugroomer will allow our UTV to lay great tracks and improve our grooming program.
By getting a pull-behind mower, we will improve our offseason preparations. It currently takes countless volunteer hours to get our trails ready. This will help us speed up the process and ensure we are always ready for the next ski season!
Help us plan for the future!
With your help, we can improve our grooming conditions for all skiers. We can speed up the process while utilizing our snowpack most effectively throughout the season. We hope you will join us to ensure future great skiing conditions at our Lakewood Cross Country trails for many more winters!
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