Volunteer Spotlight – Steve Avery

Steve Avery, SnoBees President

Day Job:  For the last 17 years, Steve has held the position of VP of Facilities for VT State Employees Credit Union (VSECU).

How long has Steve been helping the club

10 years, give or take a few! After regularly attending meetings for a few years and raising his hand to help, he finally raised his hand for the right job; Trail Trustee. Tim Stone, the club’s Trailmaster at the time, took him up on his offer and since the early to mid-2000’s, Steve continues to oversee the same 3-mile stretch of trail. That’s dedication Steve!

Volunteer position(s):

In addition to serving as a trail trustee, Steve continued to serve as Secretary for a year or so, taking over for Pat Reed. Like many before him, his service did not stop there, he continued to serve as Vice President to his role today as President. He is currently serving his second year as President. Thank you for your leadership, Steve!

Steve also helps with the sign board. He helps designs the signs, installs them, and recently worked with his brother-in-law, Jamie, to install lighting and a US flag for the board. He truly enjoys this work, and it pays off for the club as the businesses keep supporting the club!

 Most enjoyable activity for the club:

Working on the trails and being outside is one of Steve’s favorite jobs for the club.

On the administrative side, Steve is honored and proud to serve as President of the Sno-Bees. He enjoys being part of a team that has the same goal. Having his son, Shawn, serving beside him as Secretary is pretty cool too!

What do you like best about the club: 

What stands out to Steve about the club is the extensive amount of longevity of membership and volunteerism. John, Greg, Dave, Bob, Carl, Burger, Paul, Lionel just to name a few; the list goes on. It’s so impressive to see how many member volunteers have 30+ years of experience serving the club.  All that experience is what makes up this small-town club.

  1. Steve’s Dad (on the TNT) and his Grandpa Fenton (on the Rupp in the picture below) taught him how to ride when he was around 7 – 8 years old. Steve’s best memories are riding with father, uncle, siblings, cousins, and grandfather back in the early 70’s; breaking trails, going for rides with the family and enjoying the outdoors and instilling the love of the sport. “Nothing could beat a day on the trails with Grandpa riding the Polaris Colt and coming back to the house at the end of the ride to a homecooked meal that Grandma made for us. To this day – her donuts are the best I’ve ever had. “

Early days riding on the sled with Grandpa

2. Riding with family and friends. Steve has three sons; two of which like to ride. His oldest, Shawn, has a love of snowmobiling like his dad and have shared many great times together.

Taking in a view with Shawn

3. Ride-In for Veterans in 2022 and ’23 were special to Steve. He was so happy and proud to be a part of it.

Submitted by Francine Perkins, Membership Volunteer

VT Traditions Coalition 2020 Legislative Review

Hello All,

Hunting season is a welcome respite for many of us, and has been perhaps more so this year. Like everything else in 2020 the legislative session was reformatted to fit the conditions, and we found ourselves embroiled even beyond the historically late close of the legislature proper in September, even testifying on rule changes into October. With the cap finally placed on legislative work in time to sneak in a bit of hunting, it was also time to start writing up the 2020 report. It is always a significant undertaking and this year was no exception, but rather than fill a bunch of space here I’ll get directly to the point and present to you the 2020  Vermont Traditions Coalition Legislative Scorecard. You can access the scorecard and read about the session as a wind up to the 2021 legislative session starting in  about one month. 

The Scorecard can be read at: https://sway.office.com/DYw0eynr49Cif2Nd

I hope you find it to be of value.
My Best Regards,
Mike Covey
Executive Director
Vermont Traditions Coalition

President’s Message

Welcome to the Sno-Bees, a snowmobile club located in central Vermont since 1967, who have been pioneers in trail building, signing, and grooming plus many other fun activities for the benefit of its members.

Our club maintains 52 miles of trails that are some of the most scenic with variations of terrain from valley to hills to mountainous grades. In central Vermont, it is the hub of trails that go north, south, east and west allowing a daily ride of an easy 100 plus miles in each direction and return to your lodging.

By becoming a member of our club, you will provide assistance to state, county and local programs and it will entitle you to receive the Vermont Association of Snow Travelers (VAST) newspaper by mail.  This publication contains lots of good information and will keep you informed of the issues facing our sport.  We also publish a club Newsletter every month during the season between September and March you can read the latest copy by going to the Home page and pushing the button for Buzz Newsletters.  Club meetings are held once a month on the 2nd Wednesday and are always open to all members.  So come join us in making the Sno-Bees a leader in club participation and organization.

You can also visit us on Facebook look for the link on the Home page. 

If you want snowmobile fun, camaraderie and scenic trails, then come along with the Sno-Bees.