Ladies and Gentlemen:
There will be a Special Meeting of the Alaska Dog Mushers Association at 7PM on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the Mushers Hall.
This will be the last meeting at the Hall until after March 1, 2014, as the Hall will be closed with all utilities shut off, except for electricity, after September 30, 2013.
If you have not renewed your ADMA membership that expired on June 31, 2013 you need to do so or you will not be able to vote at the meeting.
You can renew your membership at the meeting for $50.00 dollars in cash or check or by going on PayPal. If you use PayPal please print your receipt and bring it with you to the meeting.
One of the purposes of this meeting is to decide if and/or how ADMA’s trails will be groomed and maintained during the 2013-2014 season. Currently ADMA owes nearly $12,000 to the contractor who groomed the trails last season. ADMA does not have the funds to pay this bill in an expeditious manner.
You must decide if and how the trails are going to be maintained: either by a contractor that ADMA does not have the income to pay or by volunteers, that means you, the members of ADMA.
The other main purpose for this meeting is the race schedule. You must decide several things all of which are contingent upon trails, human resources and financial resources.
Does ADMA change the current 2013/2014 race schedule due to a grievously debilitating lack of pull-tab funding that is and will possibly continue to negatively impact how ADMA functions?
Does ADMA conduct a Preliminary season?
Does ADMA conduct the Gold Run?
Does ADMA conduct the LNAC and ONAC on succeeding weekends as in the past or does ADMA combine these two races into one weekend for 2014? This would mean both races are held at the Hall on the same weekend. And yes, this is more than doable.
Does ADMA hold the North Pole race (which is not an ADMA event)?
Are some of these races held at Chena Lakes to take advantage of the groomed rail system?
These are the questions that need to be answered by you. Again, please remember that in order to vote and you were a member last year you must pay your 2013-14 dues on or before September 26, 2013. The amount is still $50.00.
Hope to see you on Thursday, September 26 at 7PM,