CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR 2018-2019 WINTER SEASON
All membership meetings except for the December and March meetings will be held at the Inlet Town Hall at 7pm.
Dates for additional events will appear in the October newsletter once confirmed.
Saturday, August 25, 2018: Family Picnic. The club’s annual Family Picnic will be held at 1pm at the home of George Lapinski, 273 Big Moose Road in Eagle Bay. The cost will be $5 per member and $10 for a non-member, to be paid upon arrival at the picnic. RSVP date for the picnic is August 21. Please call George at 315-357-4278. Bring a dish to pass. The club will provide meats and non-alcoholic beverages.
Saturdays, September 8, 15, 22, 29, & October 6, 2018: Trails Work Days. Please contact Don Bartel to volunteer, phone 315-369-2347.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018: Regular Monthly Meeting
Saturday, November 10, 2018: Groomer operators' training. Click here for more info.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018: Regular Monthly Meeting. (Moved earlier by one week due to Thanksgiving Holiday)
Monday, November 26, 2018: Registration opens for snowmobile safety course to be held December 10th, Call Ernie Gilbert at 315-369-3695.
Wednesday, December 5, 2018: Volunteers are requested for Snodeo set-up starting at 10am. Our club gets a complimentary booth in exchange for help from our members.
December 7, 8 & 9, 2018: *Snodeo held at the Hiltebrant Recreation Center on North Street in Old Forge. For additional info, www.Snodeo.com.
Saturday, December 8, 2018: Safety Course, Inlet Fire Hall. Pre-registration required.
Saturday, December 8, 2018: * AmSnow Dynotech Research New York Shootout in Inlet. For more info, www.inletny.com/inlet/new-york-shootout
Tuesday, December 11, 2018: Christmas Party & Sled Raffle Drawing. The Club's annual Christmas Party will be held at the Ole Barn on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. There will be a brief business meeting at 5:30 pm, followed by hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar at 6:00 pm, and then dinner will be served at 7:00 pm. Your choice of entree is: Prime Rib with a Baked Potato, Fresh Salmon with mango glaze and mango salsa served on the side with a Baked Potato, or Chicken Parmesan on pasta. Following dinner, the raffle drawing for the snowmobile and other prizes will be held. And then the gift exchange will be held. If you wish to participate in the gift exchange, bring a wrapped, unisex gift valued at $15. The cost for the dinner is $15 per club member or $35 for a non-member. Reservations and entree choices must be received by Bill Gasperino no later than December 1st. Please mail a check payable to the Inlet Barnstormers and mail c/o Bill Gasperino, PO 1042, Old Forge, NY 13420.
Wednesday, January 2, 2019: Registration opens for Snowmobile Safety Course to be held January 19, 2019. Call Ernie Gilbert at 315-369-3695.
Saturday, January 5, 2019: Family Potluck Lunch at 1pm at the Inlet Fire Hall. Bring a dish to pass.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019: Regular Monthly Meeting
Saturday, January 19, 2019: Safety Course, Inlet Fire Hall. Pre-registration required.
Friday & Saturday, January 25 & 26, 2019: 20th Annual Poker Run. Come join us for our annual Poker Run on Friday, January 25 and Saturday January 26, 2019. It’s fun. Get your buddies and go for it! The purse is $700 and there is over 70 door prizes and last year’s 50/50 was $400. Pick up your playing card at any one of the 25 sponsors . Get your card stamped from as many sponsors as possible. Go to Daikers restaurant by 5:15 pm on Saturday January 26, 2019. Your one card can purchase up to ten hands for $10 per hand (no need for 2 cards, only one card will be accepted per player). Winner must be present to win. No new card hand will be dealt after 7:30 pm. You are dealt as many cards as you have stamps on your card. You need at least 5 different stamps as the poker game is five-card stud. Come join the fun and ride safe. Click here for more info.
Tuesday & Wednesday, February 5 & 6, 2019: Overnight ride to The Tailwater Lodge In Altmar, NY. The club recently received word from The Beeches Resort in Rome that the business will be closing permanently as of January 1st. If you have made reservations there, we do not believe that your credit cards have been charged, but you might want to check your account to be sure. But the good news is that we have an alternate venue for this event, The Tailwater Lodge (located at 52 Pulaski Street, Altmar, NY) has just expanded and has increased the hotel size to 88 rooms, an indoor pool, outdoor hot tub, full-service restaurant and bar, outdoor fire pits, two game rooms and a fitness center. Reservation Directions: Guests can call the Tailwater Lodge direct at (315) 298-3434 and ask for the group rate for the Inlet Barnstormers on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 ($99 per room, per night). OR if guests would prefer to book online, go to www.tailwaterlodge.com , enter the arrival/departure dates and the Group Code: BARN, enter their credit card information and they will receive an immediate confirmation. This venue is south of Redfield, where many of us have riden to in previous years. With NY Trail C5A nearby, Tailwater is perfectly located to make our snowmobile trip easy and fun. Guests can enjoy ride-in, ride-out accommodations, with trailer parking and easy-on, easy-off trail access. We will leave from the groomer barn on North Street in Old Forge at 8:30AM on Tuesday and ride to The Tailwater Lodge. We will get to the Tailwater Lodge mid-afternoon after stopping for lunch on the way. You can also drive down by car and meet us there for all the fun. If you plan on riding your sled, please call Bob Gates at 315-527-0760 so he will know who to expect on the ride. We will have vehicles to take your luggage if you wish. Any other questions, give Bob a call. If we are not able to ride the sleds due to trail conditions, we will all be driving our cars to enjoy the fun. Snow or no snow we will still go. Hope to see you there!
Wednesday, February 13, 2019: Billy’s Charity Dinner. Billy generously donates 20% of all dinner checks and take-out orders back to our club. Call the restaurant (315-369-2001) to make your dinner reservations at the Barnstormers reserved tables in his cozy dining room and bolster our club’s revenue for grooming. Please be sure to “THANK” Billy Burns for his support! Hope to see many of you there. Members and Non-Members are welcome!
Tuesday, February 19, 2019: Regular Monthly Meeting and election of officers.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019: Annual End-of-Season Dinner Meeting, The Inlet Barnstormers Annual End-of-Season Dinner Meeting will be held Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at the Steak House restaurant in Thendara. Entrees include a choice of Entrees include a choice of Prime Rib, Chicken Cordon Bleu, or Baked Stuffed Haddock with Crabmeat Stuffing. There will be a brief meeting at 5:30 pm, appetizers and a cash bar at 6:00 pm and ****DINNER AT 6:30 pm****. The cost per person is $38, with tip included. Mail a check payable to the Inlet Barnstormers with your entree selection to Bill Gasperino, PO Box 1042, Old Forge, NY. 13420 ****NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 27.********PAYMENT DUE UP-FRONT**** ****NO PAYMENT OR RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED AT THE DOOR****
Friday & Saturday, March 8 & 9, 2019:*SnoFest in Old Forge, NY, visit website for more info.
April 26-28, 2019: 2019 SLEDNY Forum & NYSSA Annual Meeting to be held in Niagara Falls, NY. Our club sends representative delegates to this conference to attend seminars and interact with the over 230 clubs across the state.
*This event is not a club sponsored activity, but is included here for your information.