President Ron Nihill 315-357-5233
Vice President Bob Gates 315-527-0760
Recording Secretary Kathy Simpson 315-369-2208
Treasurer Don Bartel 315-369-2347
Corresponding Secretary Sandy Nihill 315-357-5233

Club Membership Administrator Cindy Beckley 315-369-2664


Howie Dailey 315-369-2716
Ernie Gilbert 315-369-3695
Bob Gordon 315-357-6339
Paul Chambers 315-357-3046
Bill Gasperino 315-369-2208



Sunshine - Mary Lou Reich 315-357-2412
Trail Grooming- Paul Chambers 315-357-3046
Safety Course - Ernie Gilbert 315-369-3695

Trail & Building Maintenance - Ernie Gilbert 315-369-3695




All Club memberships expire on August 31st.  For those members who have already paid your dues for this season, you should have received your membership materials to the address that appears on your mailing label. If you provided an email address, you should have also received an email from NYSSA with your membership number included to access your account online, in case you require additional vouchers. If you do not renew your membership by December 31, 2016, you will no longer receive club newsletters.



With the rising costs of printing and mailing, we are asking all club members to consider receiving their newsletters via email blast.  If you would like to sign up, please send an email to with the word “NEWSLETTER” in the Subject line. All emails are kept confidential and will never be shared.



The Inlet Barnstormers Snowmobile Club will be sponsoring two Youth Snowmobile Safety Courses for the upcoming winter season.  Space is limited and youths must be registered to attend.  Walk-ins will not be accepted. The first course is scheduled for Saturday, December 10th, and registration will open on Monday, November 28th. The second course is scheduled for Saturday, January 14th, and registration will open on Monday, January 2nd. Pre-registration is required and calls will not be accepted before the specified dates for each course.  Register by calling instructor Ernie Gilbert at 315-369-3695.

Youth ages 14 through 17 years old may operate a snowmobile, on lands upon which snowmobiling is allowed, without adult or other supervision if they have completed a snowmobile safety training course recognized by the State of New York. If youth ages 14 through 17 years have not completed the training course, they may operate a snowmobile if accompanied by (within 500 feet of) a person who is at least 18 years of age. Youth ages 10 through 13 may operate a snowmobile, on lands upon which snowmobiling is allowed, if they have completed a snowmobile safety training course recognized by the State of New York and are accompanied by (within 500 feet of) a person who is at least 18 years of age. Children less than 10 years old or less than age 14 without a safety certificate may operate a snowmobile only on lands owned or leased by their parent or guardian. A non-resident operator who is a resident of another state or country and is the holder of a valid snowmobile safety certificate issued by that state or country shall be considered the same as the holder of a New York State Safety Certificate. Additional information can be found at:



The club and the Raffle Committee would like to thank all participating members for supporting this club fundraiser in the past.  Because of this raffle, in part, the club has been able to purchase a property with two storage buildings that is perfect to house and maintain our grooming equipment.  This year the raffle income will help with the mortgage payment.  There were two raffle tickets included in the July newsletter for $10 each.  Please support our club by mailing back the payment of $20 with the two ticket stubs in the envelope provided.  If you would like additional tickets, just include the extra amount and the tickets will be mailed to you.  And thanks again for your continued support.  You can win the First Prize snowmobile, a 2017 Ski Doo MXZ Sport Ace; Second Prize is $1,000 cash; Third Prize is $500 cash; Fourth through Eighth Prizes are $100 cash each. You do not need to be present to win! We would appreciate your support again this year. The winners will be announced on our website and Facebook page.



The club’s annual Christmas Party will be held at the Ole Barn on December 13, 2016. There will be a brief business meeting at 5:30pm, followed by hors d’oeuvres served at 6pm, and then dinner will be served at 7pm. Your choice of entree is: Prime Rib, Sole stuffed with scallops and crab, or Chicken Cordon Bleu.  Following dinner, the raffle drawing for the snowmobile and other prizes will be held.  And then, the grab bag gift exchange will be held, back by popular demand. If you wish to participate in the gift exchange, bring a wrapped unisex gift valued at $15. The cost for the dinner is $10 per club member or $30 for a non-member. Reservations and payment with entrée choices must be received by Barb Winslow no later than December 5th.  Please mail a check payable to the Inlet Barnstormers and mail c/o Barb Winslow, PO Box 783, Old Forge NY 13420.



Come join us for our 18th annual Poker Run on Friday January 20 and Saturday, January 21, 2017.  It’s fun.  Get your buddies and go for it!  Purse is $700 and there is over 70 door prizes and last year’s 50/50 was $250.  Pick up your playing card at any one of the 25 sponsors (more sponsors this year than we’ve had for years).  One sponsor will be open a short time with free appetizers. Get your card stamped from as many sponsors as possible.  Go to Daikers Restaurant at 5:15 pm on Saturday January 21, 2017.  Your one card can purchase up to 10 hands for $10 per hand (no need for 2 cards, only one card will be accepted per player).  Winner must be present to win.  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 5 card stud.  Come join the fun and ride safe.



The annual Inlet Barnstormers Club overnight trip will be held this season on Tuesday & Wednesday, January 31 & February 1, 2017.  We will leave from the groomer barn on North Street in Old Forge at 9AM on Tuesday and ride to the Beeches Resort in Rome. We will get to the Beeches mid-afternoon after stopping for lunch on the way. There will be a cocktail party at 4:30pm in the breakfast dining room. Bring your own adult drinks. You can make a reservation by calling the Beeches at 315-336-1775 and ask for a room with the Barnstormers. The rates are $89.95 and $99.95 per night with a full American breakfast included. We will be having dinner as a group at 7pm at the Beeches. 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!



The club continues to need your help to make the gas tax refund a success.  All those gallons of gas that YOU use on the snowmobile trails include sales tax that the club can get refunded to the club to buy equipment and for trail maintenance etc.  You do have to buy the gas in New York State.  Use the enclosed Gas Tax Refund form.  The form is easy to fill out and is self-explanatory. The place you bought the gas, date, and amount of gallons are the entries that are required on the form and you should attach the gas receipt for each purchase that you put on the form.  When you fill up a page you must sign it on the bottom which gives the Inlet Barnstormer permission to apply for the sales tax refund for the gas you purchased.  Please make a copy of the form before you start filling it out so that you always have a blank sheet to start again when you have filled up the first sheet (or download the form from our website).  THAT’S IT!  So send the completed forms to the address on the bottom of the GAS TAX form!   The club thanks you in advance for your help.  Call Howard Dailey if you need additional information, phone 315-369-2716.



The Board of Directors invites you to stop by to see the buildings where we store our trail grooming equipment.  The address is 23 Uncas Road (corner of Uncas & Evans Roads).  Call any of the directors listed on page one to make sure someone will be there to greet you.  Your help would also be appreciated if you would like to volunteer for some of the trail maintenance and grooming or any of the other club activities. Contact any club officer for additional information.



Stay in touch online, with our website, and follow us on Facebook, Inlet Barnstormers Snowmobile Club. You can also join our club online by following the link on our website to  By joining via the New York State Snowmobile Association website with your credit card, your voucher will be available to you instantly by clicking on the link emailed to you.



The shirts are black, long sleeved mock turtlenecks with the club logo on the right front, and the back features a graphic design of snowmobiler with “RIDE THE ADIRONDACKS WITH THE INLET BARNSTORMERS”. The baseball caps and the winter beanie-style fleece hats are black with “INLET BARNSTORMERS” embroidery in white. Use the order form below.



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City, State & Zip:_________________________________________________________________


Circle items and sizes you wish to purchase and add price on right:


SHIRTS, sizes SMALL, MEDIUM, LARGE, EXTRA-LARGE (XL) are $25 each                             $_______


SHIRTS, sizes EXTRA-EXTRA-LARGE (XXL) are $30 each                                                             $_______


BASEBALL CAPS and FLEECE HATS are $15 each                                                                         $_______


SHIPPING AND HANDLING: add $6.75 for one item or $7.25 for two items                                    $_______


TOTAL ENCLOSED ………………………………………………………………………………..$_______ 

Make check or money order PAYABLE to Inlet Barnstormers Snowmobile Club and mail to PO Box 144, Inlet NY 13360.