Posted December 10th, 2013 by kevin
SDR country is frozen, but we are a good storm or three from being ready to open the trails. Crews are out setting the signs and ensuring there are no blow downs.
Lots of changes on both the SDR trails and our neighbors, so be sure to order a map. Local club map sales also support our groomer operations. Be sure to join where you ride.
Posted November 19th, 2013 by kevin
It won’t be long now. Snowmobile season is around the corner and the SDR Club is ready. A new fuel pump, expanded shop space, a bigger office and an expanded kitchen pantry awaits the 2013-14 season. Now is the time to send in your membership. Support the clubs that groom your trails.
Posted November 4th, 2013 by Jim Nuttall
Thanks to all who participated in the work party on October 26th…we had about 12 dedicated volunteers who showed up ready to work…several folks handled the cleanup at Coleman State Park in preparation for the snowmobile season while everyone worked in and around the warming hut and garage area doing cleanup and moving of some heavy and not so heavy items..we now have three fully functional bays two of which are drive throughs…this makes storage of the groomers plus the drags much easier…a garage door was donated and installed on the new bay area…this week, on Monday and Tuesday, the new gas pump is being installed which greatly improves our ability to sell gasoline to our riders…now all we need is an early and strong start to the season…as the season approaches, I ask all to pass the word about the SDR club…and to those who are not members, pleas consider making the SDR your snowmobile club of choice…you can never have too many members and we need every one…I would be remiss if I didn’t personally thank the entire Drew family for their hard work, day in and day out…they are the rock solid foundation of this club…and without them, I’m not sure where we would be…they make my job an absolute pleasure…thanks again to all of volunteers…
Jim Nuttall, President
Jim Nuttall, President
Posted September 24th, 2013 by Jim Nuttall
On Saturday, October 26th, We will have what is probably the last work party before the start of the snowmobile season….please meet at the Warming Hut at 8:00 AM…we’ll do some clean up and signage work at Coleman; trail signage; plus final cleanup at the warming hut and garage….additionally, we may have some bridge repair that is needed as a result of logging operations causing damage to a bridge near mud pond….We had a great turn out at the last work party and hopefully we will have the same or more this time…as usual, we’ll have lunch for everyone….thanks…
Posted September 22nd, 2013 by kevin
Thanks to all who participated in the work party on Sep 14…a lot was accomplished: a new bridge was constructed on trail 132; a bridge was repaired near the warming hut and; a ton of work was done on the new addition plus some internal renovation in the existing garage…thanks to the following who braved the wet and cold weather to help out…Jim Clyde, Mark Brennan, Jay Wightman, Dave Dumais, Sam Stevens, Deb Merrill, Dick Lacombe, Vicky Schmartz, Denny French, Korene French, John Lesniak, Mike Jacobs, Bruce Cromarty, Jeff Haynes, Brad Gaudreault, Jay Gaudreault,Ben Gaudreault, Tim Anderson, Sam Anderson, George Valcourt, Dennis Valcourt, Lloyd Drew, Di Drew, and our most recent Past President, Kevin Drew….Lloyd and Dick Lacombe put in nearly 50 hours of site prep work for the new bridge…thanks to both of them….thanks to the folks who came back on Sunday and put more time into the addition…all of this work is greatly appreciated and puts the Club in a great position for the start of the Snowmobile season….if I missed anyone, please let me know @ firstname.lastname@example.org…I’ll be posting some pictures as soon as I figure out how to do it…thanks, again… Jim Nuttall
Posted August 26th, 2013 by kevin
….”to all the members of the Swift Diamond Snowmobile Club…. first off, let me say what an incredible honor it is in becoming your President….I can only hope to live up to your expectations…thanks to Kevin Drew who served as our most recent President…he has set the bar high for me…Swift Diamond has one of the finest trail systems in the Great North Woods of New Hampshire which is largely attributable to efforts of our outstanding grooming staff who work hard, on a daily basis, preparing our trails so they can be enjoyed by the many visitors on any given day….we are currently in continuing efforts to ready the trails for the upcoming season….as usual, there is much to be done….between now and the official opening of the trails we will be schneduling several work parties…I would like to ask that as your personal time permits that you will consider volunteering to assist in this endeavor…in the past, the work parties consist of a few regulars plus some new folks…please help when you can…work parties present an opportunity to give something back to the club plus meeting new snowmobile friends…I intend on being at all work parties and I look forward to meeting and engaging everyone….we are always in need of volunteers in the Warming Hut and the annual SNODEO event…please give this considerstion as well…the Warming Hut and SNODEO are the club’s primary source of income in addition to dues from the members….so we need your help….I will be using social media in several venues to occasionally put out general information on upcoming important events…we are also working on an email blast system in an effort to reach the entire membership body…social media, at times, becomes an instrument for some to put out negative information…my belief is that negative information is couterproductive in the running of any organization….I would only ask that if you have a particular issue that you give me an opportunity to resolve it…I would be happy to speak to anyone regardless of the issue…my personal email is email@example.com….please feel to contact me anytime…I promise you will receive an immediate response….I will also happy to hear your suggestions on how we can improve or if you are just looking for someone to ride with…again, thanks for your confidence in me and I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible….Jim Nuttall
Posted July 10th, 2013 by kevin
THE SDR ANNUAL MEETING WILL BE HELD ON AUG. 17 AT 10 AM. THE AGENDA WILL INCLUDE OUR ANNUAL REVIEW/ STATE OF THE CLUB, UPCOMING WORK PROJECTS, ELECTION OF OFFICERS, AND ADDRESS ANY QUESTIONS BY THE MEMBERS.
Posted April 1st, 2013 by kevin
Trails are still open in many areas of SDR country, but grooming activity has stopped. Crews will be pulling in signage over the coming weeks while they can still get out there. Common routes this time of year are 18 north to 134 and points north to the high country. Gas pumps and parking remain open at the SDR Warming Hut, but the Dining has closed.
Thank you to all our visitors and supporters!
Drive safe, ride safe!
Posted March 5th, 2013 by kevin
Thank you to all who attended Snodeo. The feedback has been almost all positive (can’t satisfy 100%) and the factories were pleased with the turnout and the interaction with their tech staff. The down economy prevented some venders from coming but we hope to get this turned around for 2014.
Many thanks to our members for their efforts in working the event. A special thanks to Mike Goves, Jim Clyde, and Mike Adamkowski who worked from Tuesday through the the week in preparing the grounds and tending the event as well as the cleanup. We couldn’t get it done without that dedication. Thanks to South End Media for their marketing and media contributions. Let’s also give a tip of the cap to the Drew family for all the coordination and contributions to make this happen. Take a couple days off before planning the next Snodeo.
Posted November 16th, 2012 by kevin
Some of our Warming Hut staff went to a food expo and will be be able to expand some of its menu. A new beef chili is coming that will knock you out. Not too hot but a great winter meal along with some original soups. Chicken fingers will be added to the menu and we have a new Hot Chocolate dispenser that is much better than the HC we have sold the last couple years.
Be sure to make the Warming Hut a lunch destination while you top off the gas tanks on the weekend.