It going to be a nice week in Frederic

Its going to be a nice week in Frederic, especially as colors begin to turn. I am already seeing some brilliant trees around the area. It was a rainy weekend this past at the Firemens Memorial. I just got this September newsletter from the AVSA (Ausable Valley Snowmobile Assoc) so I thought I would pass it along with a membership application too….Thanks for checking in. Pete

AuSable Valley Snowmobile Association

September 2014 Newsletter


Welcome to the 2014-2015 Snowmobile Season – it’s hard to believe, but it’s that time of year again to start thinking about fun in the cold and snow!


Membership Form – Included with this mailing is your 2014-2015 Membership form, as in years past Family Memberships are $20 and Business Sponsors are $50.  We look forward to receiving your application.  Remember those working hard to make our trail system one of the best are all Volunteers.


Elections Announcement – Three board seats Rich Filley, Bill Weaver and Rob Tomlinson will be up for election at the General Membership meeting December 4, 2014.  If, you would like to nominate someone for any of these seats mail that information to AVSA, PO Box 1176, Grayling, MI 49738 or in person prior to the December 4, 2014 General Membership Meeting.


2013-2014 Season Stats

*We ended up grooming 6,917 miles on 86 miles of trail

*Grooming run time: 1,193 hours

*Average speed of: 5.79 MPH

*Fuel cost: $26,303.15 – Cost per mile: $3.80

*Groomer maintenance, parts and repairs: $4,970.25

*Total reimbursement from the State: $35,760.89 – for grooming, snow plowing, signing, brushing, permits and groomer maintenance


Trail maintenance – Trail brushing began early this year due to storms in the Frederic and Lovell’s areas.  Normally brushing does not start until mid-October.  Brushing should be completed by late September.


At the intersection of Trail 7 and 47 north of M93 several trail signs along with a Trail Map Sign Board were all maliciously destroyed this summer.   This is the second year in a row the Trail Map Board has been destroyed and at this time there are no plans to replace it again.  The trail marking signs will be replaced in October during normal trail signing.


Pre-season maintenance – Now is the time for each of us to start thinking about pre-season maintenance of our snowmobiles and the hauling equipment.  A little time spent now in preparing for this coming season can save hours of frustration on the way to our favorite trails and on the trails.


Snowmobile USA Show and Sale – Novi, MI November 7-9, 2014 held at the Suburban Collection Showplace


General Membership Meetings– are held on the First Thursday of every month beginning in October running through April at the Ramada Inn of Grayling starting at 7: pm.  AVSA meetings are open to anyone who wishes to attend.

Our first meeting of the season will be October 2, 2014.

Meeting dates for the 2014 – 2015 season are as follows:

November 6, 2014         December 4, 2014         January 1, 2015            (Possible change in this date due to New Years)                        February 5, 2015           March 5, 2015               April 2, 2015    


AVSA Board of Directors

Pres.-Rich Filley,   V.P.-Tom Everly,   Secretary-Mike Miller,   Grooming / Treasure -Keith Miles

Safety-Art Fisette,  Web Site-Rob Yon,  B.O.D.-Rob Tomlinson,  B.O.D.-Bill Weaver,   B.O.D.-Mike Brown

Contact via US mail at: AVSA, PO Box 1176, Grayling, MI49738

Or visit us at:


Frequent our Business Sponsors Whenever Possible!!

Airway Automation                   Fay’s Motel & Cottages                          Grayling Generating Station

Grayling Visitors Bureau                        Jack Millikin, Inc. Excavating                 McLean’s Ace Hardware

Pointe North Motel                    Ramada Inn                                          Rich’s Cycle Service

River Country Motor Lodge        Woodland Motor Lodge                          Charlie’s County Corners

Sledheads of Frederic                Frederic Inn Restaurant                                    Days Inn of Grayling

Pres – Rich Filley, VP – Tom Everly, Grooming & Treasure – Keith Miles, Safety – Art Fisette, WEB – Rob Yon, Secretary – Mike Miller, B.O.D. – Bill Weaver, B.O.D. – Mike Brown, B.O.D. – Rob Tomlinson

AuSable Valley Snowmobile Association

Maintaining Snowmobile Trails in and around Grayling, MI.

Volunteers for better trails!

Visit our website at:

Membership Application 2014-2015 season

Please become part of our Association….. Today!!

General Membership Meetings are held the first Thursday of every month beginning in October. Meetings are held at the Grayling Ramada Inn and start at 7:00pm.

9/1/2014-8/31/2015 Membership Application




(Contact, if business) __________________________________________________________________

Address __________________________________ E-Mail address____________________________

City _______________________ State ____ Zip __________ Phone:____________________


____ I would be willing to help with Trail Brushing during the fall months.

____ I would be willing to help with Trail Signing during the fall months.

____ I would be willing to help with Groomer Maintenance when possible.

____ I am interested in becoming a Groomer Driver during the Snowmobile Season.

____ I would be willing to have the Monthly Newsletter as well as dates for activities

and events sent to the E-Mail address provided above.

Mail your check or cash and completed form to the address below:

AuSable Valley Snowmobile Association

PO Box 1176

Grayling, MI 49738


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