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any news i feel it will not be good news

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Looks like district 6 and snow country came together to form one region.  I'm not sure what this will mean for grooming now in the area?

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11 minutes ago, gobills said:

Looks like district 6 and snow country came together to form one region.  I'm not sure what this will mean for grooming now in the area?

No different. They were operating as one last season...

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10 hours ago, Yukon Cornelious said:

No different. They were operating as one last season...

Hasn't District 6 always called the district 'Snow Country'?

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7 hours ago, revrnd said:

Hasn't District 6 always called the district 'Snow Country'?

OFSC District 6 & Snow Country Snowmobile Association have officially amalgamated into Snow Country Snowmobile Region. At our annual AGM last evening, we moved forward within the MOT's strategy and adopted a new Board of Directors comprised from our 14 member clubs. From this group a new Executive Committe was elected. 

 

From their website

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2 hours ago, gobills said:

OFSC District 6 & Snow Country Snowmobile Association have officially amalgamated into Snow Country Snowmobile Region. At our annual AGM last evening, we moved forward within the MOT's strategy and adopted a new Board of Directors comprised from our 14 member clubs. From this group a new Executive Committe was elected. 

 

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Now youve got me scratching my head.

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Perhaps it's similar to District 7 /  Muskoka Snowmobile Region. Where Snowcrest and I believe Hill & Gully were not part of the grooming association.

 

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Moving forward they will be called Snow Country as a whole with the addition of HCSA. The OFSC is moving away from using the word "Districts" and will now have regional names instead. 

 

 

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This past season's map:

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In past years, even though HCSA was part of D6 (according to the OFSC maps) it had a separate map & wasn't shown on the D6/SCSA map.

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1 hour ago, Yukon Cornelious said:

Moving forward they will be called Snow Country as a whole with the addition of HCSA. The OFSC is moving away from using the word "Districts" and will now have regional names instead. 

 

 

Not sure how anyone else feels about this change but it seems to me to be change for the sake of change. More expenses to keep the dollars off the snow and a way to confuse a system that was much simpler for people to remember the various areas. JMHO.

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Not sure if it will be a big expense, but there are sledders @ the T.O. show that have no idea what district they ride in now...

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but there would still be expense and to what benefit?

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7 hours ago, revrnd said:

Not sure if it will be a big expense, but there are sledders @ the T.O. show that have no idea what district they ride in now...

For those sledders these name changes won't likely help.

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8 hours ago, PISTON LAKE CRUISER said:

Not sure how anyone else feels about this change but it seems to me to be change for the sake of change. More expenses to keep the dollars off the snow and a way to confuse a system that was much simpler for people to remember the various areas. JMHO.

It has alot to do with amalgamation of districts and associations which were providing at times duplication of services.  The Membership voted in MOTS, with this vote changed the way we do business. Some love the concept, some absolutely hate it and are constantly pushing back. Many bylaws and policy changes needed to be made, as well as shuffling of each regions board of directors. 

 

The name changes are really just a reaction to the changes of bylaws, do to the Corporations act.

 

It sounded simple, but it isn't easy getting 1000's of volunteers onto the same page.

 

 

 

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9 hours ago, revrnd said:

Not sure if it will be a big expense, but there are sledders @ the T.O. show that have no idea what district they ride in now...

 

I know that one .... 14, 15 and 16 ..... or Algoma, and Canyon and Northern Corridor... if you prefer  :D

 

 

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12 hours ago, Yukon Cornelious said:

It has alot to do with amalgamation of districts and associations which were providing at times duplication of services.  The Membership voted in MOTS, with this vote changed the way we do business. Some love the concept, some absolutely hate it and are constantly pushing back. Many bylaws and policy changes needed to be made, as well as shuffling of each regions board of directors. 

 

The name changes are really just a reaction to the changes of bylaws, do to the Corporations act.

 

It sounded simple, but it isn't easy getting 1000's of volunteers onto the same page.

 

 

 

I understand the changes required by MOTS Paul and do not have a problem with most of the changes. That said, the only reason that I can see for changing away from a simple numbering system for the "revised Districts" would be to appease those whose district number would have been changed to a neighbouring District's number.

I am a keep it simple kind of person and just believe that a numbering system is just much easier to learn and remember than a long name.  

There will most certainly be costs incurred by using the longer names as they require labour to change, art work, print space costs, etc. I just think that the money spent on those costs could have been kept on the snow.

 

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8 hours ago, bbakernbay said:

Has a new Executive Director been appointed?

Ryan J. Eickmeier. Was previously with the Canadian Franchise Association as Vice President of Govt Relations and Public Policy.  Starts on June 4th. 

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52 minutes ago, Big Pete said:

Ryan J. Eickmeier. Was previously with the Canadian Franchise Association as Vice President of Govt Relations and Public Policy.  Starts on June 4th. 

Good background for the position. I wish him well.

 

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Ryan Eickmeier

Ryan is the Vice President, Government Relations & Public Policy with the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA), the recognized authority on franchising in Canada with over 600 corporate members nation-wide representing many of Canada’s best-known brands. Ryan is responsible for increasing the influence of the CFA and advocating for favourable public policy to support franchising in the marketplace through government relations, strategic public policy partnerships and advocacy at the federal and provincial levels.

Before CFA, Ryan was the Senior Director, Public Affairs at GS1 Canada, the world’s leading supply chain standards organization. Prior to joining GS1 Canada, Ryan was the Director, Government Relations & Policy at the Real Property Association of Canada (REALpac), where he helped lead the commercial real estate sector through proactive and reactive advocacy campaigns. Ryan was also an Associate at the political consulting firm Greener and Hook, LLC where he worked on both the political and corporate side of the company. Ryan worked extensively with political candidates and corporations at all levels on messaging, strategy, research, and social media communications.

Before Greener and Hook, Ryan was a research assistant at The Center for Terrorism and Intelligence Studies (CETIS) where his deliverables helped formulate the Global Terrorism Database (GTD), now the largest open source intelligence database in the world. Ryan also worked as a policy analyst at the grassroots advocacy firm The New Hampshire Advantage Coalition where he produced advocacy literature and political mailers. In the fall of 2007, Ryan accepted a key staff position within United States Senator Fred Thompson’s Presidential Campaign. As an advance and field representative for the State of New Hampshire, Ryan was responsible for the planning and execution of campaign events, grassroots advocacy efforts, and ensuring maximum visibility for the candidate at all times. 

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18 hours ago, zoso said:

Ryan Eickmeier

Ryan is the Vice President, Government Relations & Public Policy with the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA), the recognized authority on franchising in Canada with over 600 corporate members nation-wide representing many of Canada’s best-known brands. Ryan is responsible for increasing the influence of the CFA and advocating for favourable public policy to support franchising in the marketplace through government relations, strategic public policy partnerships and advocacy at the federal and provincial levels.

Before CFA, Ryan was the Senior Director, Public Affairs at GS1 Canada, the world’s leading supply chain standards organization. Prior to joining GS1 Canada, Ryan was the Director, Government Relations & Policy at the Real Property Association of Canada (REALpac), where he helped lead the commercial real estate sector through proactive and reactive advocacy campaigns. Ryan was also an Associate at the political consulting firm Greener and Hook, LLC where he worked on both the political and corporate side of the company. Ryan worked extensively with political candidates and corporations at all levels on messaging, strategy, research, and social media communications.

Before Greener and Hook, Ryan was a research assistant at The Center for Terrorism and Intelligence Studies (CETIS) where his deliverables helped formulate the Global Terrorism Database (GTD), now the largest open source intelligence database in the world. Ryan also worked as a policy analyst at the grassroots advocacy firm The New Hampshire Advantage Coalition where he produced advocacy literature and political mailers. In the fall of 2007, Ryan accepted a key staff position within United States Senator Fred Thompson’s Presidential Campaign. As an advance and field representative for the State of New Hampshire, Ryan was responsible for the planning and execution of campaign events, grassroots advocacy efforts, and ensuring maximum visibility for the candidate at all times. 

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On 5/31/2018 at 6:27 PM, zoso said:

Ryan Eickmeier

Ryan is .....................................................

 

............................................................................................................................the candidate at all times. 

At first glance doesn' t look like the guy has held any job for very long......;-)

 

Maybe we will see a goodbye to the Nicholson, the Lesters,  and their friends.

 

 

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47 minutes ago, slomo said:

At first glance doesn' t look like the guy has held any job for very long......;-)

 

Maybe we will see a goodbye to the Nicholson, the Lesters,  and their friends.

 

 

Yup a Hatchet Man.

 

Come in, clean house, make changes (hopefully for the better) and move on before they can see the results.

 

We will have to wait and see.

 

 

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Sounds good to me!

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3 hours ago, slomo said:

At first glance doesn' t look like the guy has held any job for very long......;-)

 

Maybe we will see a goodbye to the Nicholson, the Lesters,  and their friends.

 

 

 

2 hours ago, Doogirl69 said:

Yup a Hatchet Man.

 

Come in, clean house, make changes (hopefully for the better) and move on before they can see the results.

 

We will have to wait and see.

 

 

Someone from 'outside' is best suited for something like this. Hopefully the gravy train is finally over for the 'hangers on'.

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