Snowmobile clubs elect new director

Michael Holden  was recently elected to the position of Executive Director of the Association of Wisconsin Snowmobiles Clubs (AWSC).

The AWSC represents over Six Hundred snowmobile clubs in Wisconsin and has approximately 40,000 members.

“It is a great honor” Holden commented, “Since Wisconsin is one of the best places to snowmobile in the nation.”

Holden is a longtime member of the Sheboygan Falls Snowmobile Association and is president of the Northern Kettle Moraine Snowmobile Association.  The Northern Kettle Moraine is an alliance of the fourteen snowmobile clubs in Sheboygan County. He has been a Director since 1983.  In this capacity Holden serves as Chairman of the Safety and Education Committee.

Holden was also appointed by former Governor Walker to serve on the Governor’s Snowmobile Recreation Council, and was reappointed by Governor Evers to a three year term on the Council.

Individual snowmobile clubs are responsible for working with landowners and the DNR on trail development, signage, trail grooming, and teaching snowmobile safety to members and youth.

In Wisconsin, snowmobilers must purchase a trail pass to ride snowmobile trails.

Holden’s goal as Executive Director of the AWSC is to solve problems, and to educate new Directors and county snowmobile representatives.  “Directors need to be aware of all the resources that are available to them in their county,” he said.

The sport of snowmobiling in Wisconsin represents a multi-million dollar industry and is important to the tourism industry.  It is especially important to Northern Wisconsin counties because of the revenue it brings in.

“It was a great honor to be elected by the Directors to the Executive Director position”, Holden said. “I am looking forward to working with everyone on the sport we all love, snowmobiling.’’

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