2016 Rabies Vaccination Clinic: Oct 29

The Two Rivers Dog Mushers’ Association is kicking off the 2016/17 season with our annual TRDMA rabies vaccination clinic, run by Dr. Jeanne Olson of Raven Veterinary Clinic, North Pole. It will take place on Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 11 am to 3 pm at the Two Rivers Community Center (behind the Pleasant Valley Store, milepost 23). You can get your pet or whole kennel vaccinated for the low cost of $10 per dog or $15 per cat (prices subject to change based on the price of the vaccine).

Payment by cash or check, please.

To help getting everyone served without long waiting times, please pre-register and bring a kennel animal list. Here is how it works:

Step 1

Complete the form below (or go to the form on a new page).

Step 2

Download the animal list form, print it out at home, complete it, and bring it along. This form is important! It helps us with the event logistics and will remain in Dr. Olson’s records. (We will have forms on hand during the event.)

Step 3

Show up with your whole gang!

2016 Valley Funale is on!

Join us and Pleasant Valley Store for the Annual Valley Funale!

UPDATE: Results are available here.

20 Mile Adult – up to 10 dogs
10 Mile Adult – up to 6 dogs
4 Mile Juniors ( also Ski Jor and Adult Fun Run course)
Kids Enclosed circle course
(remember this is a non purse event)

Race fees are –
Current Members Free
$5 for kids
$10 Adult and Junior Non Members

Easter Egg Hunt provided by Pleasant Valley Store
Burgers and Hot Dogs Provided by TRDMA and our new Event Sponsor Kinross Ft Knox!
Pot Luck – Bring a Side Dish!

Be a Two Rivers 200 race volunteer!

Interested in volunteering at the Two Rivers 200 and 100 mile race, which starts in two weeks (Jan. 22-24)? Come join us at the volunteer meeting on January 15 at 6 pm at the Pleasant Valley Community Center (right behind the Pleasant Valley store, mile 23 Chena Hot Springs Road). We’re looking for helpers for start, time keeping, road crossings, and all checkpoints, communications etc. etc….

And if you are available, come out to the regular TRDMA January meeting tonight, January 6, at 6 pm at the Two Rivers Lodge. Or write us at info AT trdma.org, or send us a message via our Facebook page.

2015 Rabies vaccination clinic

It’s time once more for the annual TRDMA rabies vaccination clinic, run by Dr. Jeanne Olson of Raven Veterinary Clinic, North Pole. It will take place on Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 11 am to 3 pm at the Two Rivers Community Center (behind the Pleasant Valley Store, milepost 23). You can get your pet or whole kennel vaccinated for the low cost of $10 per dog or $15 per cat (prices subject to change based on the price of the vaccine).

Payment by cash or check, please. (There is an ATM at the Laudromat at mile 24 CHSR available.)

To help getting everyone served without long waiting times, please pre-register and bring a kennel animal list. Here is how it works:

Step 1

Complete the form below (or go to the form on a new page).

Step 2

Download the animal list form, print it out at home, complete it, and bring it along. This form is important! It helps us with the event logistics and will remain in Dr. Olson’s records. (We will have forms on hand during the event.)

Step 3

Show up with your whole gang!

The 2015/16 season has started!

The first TRDMA membership & volunteer meeting is taking place on Wednesday, September 2, at 7 pm, at the Two Rivers Lodge. The agenda highlights include:

  • 2015/16 race calendar
  • Rabies clinic
  • Membership
  • Other business

Our membership year runs September to August. Have you renewed your membership yet? It’s easy via our membership page — you have a choice between an online form (and payment) or a paper form to print out and mail in, or bring to the membership meeting in person.

If you wish to support us, how about becoming a bib sponsor? We still need some sponsors, and if you are a local business, you can have your name on our race bibs. There is an electronic form at the bottom of our sponsorship page. The other 2015/16 sponsorship levels will be available soon.

Season-end: new board and looking ahead

During the membership meeting on April 1, 2015, all open board positions have been filled:

Ryne Olson as Treasurer
Matt Hall as Member at Large
Liz Fabian as Secretary

Committee positions:

Abbie West as Trail Boss

\Once again thank you to those that took the time out of their busy lives for the past year to serve on the board and committees. And a thank you to those continuing on as well.

The meeting minutes are on our meeting minutes page.

The schedule for next season’s races will be:

Solstice – December 19, 2015 (Race currently set to be 50 miler max. event)

Two Rivers 200 – January 22-24, 2016
Backup Date – February 11-13, 2016
Route will be determined nearing scheduled race date.

Valley Funale – March 26, 2016

For the 2015-2016 season we will be concentrating on one big race, the Two Rivers 200.

Trail condition and resource permitting we will hold shorter “fun run” type races throughout the season. These could very well be held on shorter notice, possibly a week out, so watch the page for updates!

Stay tuned for Sponsorship/Donation opportunities coming up soon. The new season starts now!

Thank you all for volunteering!

 

2015 TRDMA board elections coming up next week!

With the end of the 2014 – 2015 Season nearing we have Board/Committee Positions coming vacant. Thank you to those who have held them this past season.

The following positions will need to be filled at our April 1st Meeting. 7pm @ Two Rivers Lodge.

Secretary
Treasurer
Member at Large
and Trail Boss

Please see the Election Notice below for information on open TRDMA positions and join us at the meeting if you would like to fill one of them. Without volunteers we have no Association.

TWO RIVERS DOG MUSHERS 2015-2016 BOARD/COMMITTEE ELECTIONS APRIL 1ST 2015

BOARD POSITIONS
PRESIDENT- STACY SNYDER
Hold monthly Membership Meetings. Acquire all necessary permits with the State Parks and Recreation Division. Act as primary on Department of Revenue Gaming Permit and file for renewal yearly. Oversee gaming operations (pulltabs), vendors and deposit of funds in Gaming Account. Prepare yearly gaming revenue report for the State. Contact lodges and Pleasant Valley Store prior to races to approve use of area on announced race dates and set up any needed amenities (cabin rental, food for banquets, etc). Oversee TRDMA gear (coffee mugs, hoodies, stickers etc) printing and sales to include mailing out of online purchases.

VICE PRESIDENT- REBECCA CUMMINGS
Hold monthly Membership Meeting in absence of the club President. Act as secondary on Department of Revenue Gaming Permit. Assist President as needed.

SECRETARY- VACANT
Take minutes of meetings. Keep updated members and contact info. Keep the PO Box 16201 key and check the mail (at least twice per month). Buy office supplies when needed, and submit receipts to Treasurer. Collect electronic signups of races and in-person signups on race day (if applicable). Communicate with website manager to post race results. Keep TRDMA laptop, printer, and paper archives.

TREASURER- VACANT
Work directly with vendors to make sure all TRDMA accounts/bills are in order. Work regularly with President and Secretary (often via phone/email) to ensure funds are available for purchases. Often requires regular trips (3 times a month or more) to the bank from Dec-April. Will also need to transfer funds to keep three accounts correlated: business, gaming and PayPal.

MEMBER AT LARGE- VACANT
Act as a direct representative of the mushers who are members of the association. Bring any and all concerns of members who are unable to attend the monthly membership meeting to the attention of the board for discussion with the association as a group.

COMMITTEE POSITIONS 
TRAIL BOSS- VACANT
Ensure the race trails are safe and maintained (go out 1-2 times a week via dog or machine). Often requires weekly work to problem areas and regular brush cutting after heavy snows. Working chainsaws, come alongs, brushcutters, tow behind sleds and stakes should all be accessible. Often breaking trail requires going where no one has yet been. Knowledge of trail system, mileage and accessibility is a must.

SPONSORSHIP COMMITTEE- STACY SNYDER
Create yearly Sponsorship Programs. Keep Sponsors informed of events throughout the season. Send thank-you’s out at end of season.

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR- EDIE FOREST
Coordinate and recruit volunteers for all needed race positions. Keep an up to date list of volunteers with contact information. Hold volunteer meeting prior to races to place volunteers in needed positions.

WEB MASTER- CHRIS WAIGL
Update information and oversee www.trdma.info. Create race entry forms, membership applications and any other online based forms that may be needed.

Season finale news

Dear members, friends and supporters, the 2014/15 season is drawing to a close, and we have some news to share:

1. The Valley Funale (see flyer below) will take place as usual on Saturday, March 28, at the Pleasant Valley Store. But there is news! We had representatives from the Junior Dog Mushers of the Interior at our March 2015 meeting last week, and are planning to add some junior classes for the 10 and 20 mile race as well as a 2-3 dog 3-5 mile loop for juniors only. There will also be the usual 1-2 dog races on the short loop for all children. We’re looking into trail options for that last one and will add volunteers to ensure our juniors have an enjoyable race on new trails!

2. Speaking of meetings, we now have this season’s meeting minutes up online for download. Click the link in the previous sentence, or look in the menu below “Membership”. Board elections will be coming up soon (watch this space for descriptions of offices and volunteer roles), so feel free to consult the minutes of this season’s decisions.

3. Stacy Snyder, the TRDMA president, has been working on a revamp of our beloved logo, to make it easier to print and embroider so that we can have good-looking TRDMA merchandise in the future. Stacy has also been looking into locally produced stickers and other options, and we will have “new-style” and “vintage-style” patches and maybe more objects for sale at the Valley Funale. They’ll be $5 (+ postage, if anyone wants us to send some).

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4. Sponsorships have still been coming in. We are now up to 20 bib sponsorships — half-way to the goal. As we had to cancel this year’s Chatanika Challenge, this leaves more time for your business to get its name on a TRDMA racing bib! Sponsorship information is here.


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