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For MSA Members

MSA CLUB NOTICE - SUPER RAFFLE TICKET INFO: The plan is for 2015 MSA Super Raffle tickets to be available for MSA club sales events by early July. Clubs can contact the MSA office with their ticket order at 207-622-6983 or email and they will be sent out as soon as they are printed.
The raffle will include several grand prizes, as well as a large number of gift certificates that have been donated by Maine businesses. A mailing will be sent to past and potential prize donors in a few weeks, and MSA volunteers will follow up by telephone for donations.
Two types of gift certificate donations are sought: A gift certificate redeemable for goods/services, with a minimum value of $50; or a lodging certificate, minimum 1 night's lodging for 2 persons. Donations need to be stand alone prizes, with no limitations such as $50 off on a $100 purchase , or 1 night's lodging free on a 2 night minimum stay.

MSA EVENTS, DIRECTORS/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETINGS:
All MSA members are welcome at Directors Meetings - voting privileges are reserved for the Club MSA Directors, their Alternates and Executive Committee members. The MSA Executive Committee meets monthly, often with a teleconference option. Details about upcoming meetings are published as they become available in The Maine Snowmobiler newspaper.

The next MSA DIRECTORS MEETING will be held in mid August. During the months of May, June and July the Executive Committee will meet, with a teleconference option.

October 16, 17, 18, 2015: THE MAINE SNOWMOBILE SHOW - presented by the Maine Snowmobile Association, at the Augusta Civic Center off Exit 112, I-95, Augusta, Maine. Friday 4-9pm, Saturday 9am-8pm, Sunday 9am-3pm. Admission proceeds benefit the Maine Snowmobile Association. Interested in exhibitor space? Contact: Bob Meyers, MSA Executive Director, 207-622-6983, email.




TRAILS COMMITTEE MEETINGS: Trails Committee meetings are usually held on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30p.m. Some meetings are held at the MSA Office, 205 Church Hill Road in Augusta; others are held via teleconference. FMI you can contact the MSA office or Trails Committee Chair Mike Grass Jr.



MSA FORMS
A number of forms needed by MSA members can be accessed with the dropdown below, in pdf format. MSA Members: The MSA handbook and Business Certificate are password protected documents. The password is mailed to each club in the season's membership package, to be shared with all members. You can either obtain it from your club president or membership chair, or just contact the MSA office, 207-622-6983 or email.
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THE REPORT ON THE INTERNAL REVIEW OF THE SNOWMOBILE PROGRAM by Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry Commissioner Walt Whitcomb, was presented to the Legislature's ACF Committee in early January. This study was initiated as a result of legislation introduced by the MSA last winter. We believe that the report and recommendations will help increase transparency and equity within the program and help clubs statewide as we move forward. View the report.



GROOMER REGISTRATION
Incorporated nonprofit snowmobile clubs: Click here to access the form and instructions for registering your club groomers, located on the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife web site.



GROOMER SALES TAX EXEMPTION
Incorporated nonprofit snowmobile clubs: Click here to download the affadavit of exemption from Maine state sales tax for trail grooming equipment located on the Maine Revenue Services web site. This form should be filled out by a club officer and the seller of the equipment, and a copy made. One copy will be retained by the dealer for his use, and the second must be presented by the club representative when registering the grooming equipment.



GAS TAX REFUND
Your club may be eligible for a refund of gasoline taxes paid in the operation of grooming equipment. The refund application form can be downloaded from the Maine Revenue Services web site.



REPORT OF THE SNOWMOBILE TRAIL FUNDING SURVEY:
This is the report on the results of the Snowmobile Trail Grooming Funding Survey that was undertaken in the winter and spring of 2011 by Dr. Stephen Reiling of the University of Maine Orono in conjunction with the MSA Trails Committee. The study was funded as part of the MSA Trails Committee contract with the Department of Conservation this past season. There was a great response from clubs and municipal projects across the state, and the results are interesting reading - see what folks think here:Click here to view the report.



SNOWMOBILE TRAIL GRANT INFO:
Is posted on the State of Maine web site. Visit the Snowmobile Program in the Bureau of Parks and Public Lands, Maine Dept. of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.