Donald “Dale” Brelsford Benefit

The Chippewa Snow Chasers is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a benefit for Donald “Dale” Brelsford in September. Please be sure to come out and show your support. Details are as follows:

Raffle – Brown Bag Auction – Dinner – 50-50


Bring your own drinks


Chippewa Snowchasers Club House 11272 S. Strongs Rd. Strongs, MI 49728


September 20th 2014


3:00 PM to ?

For more info contact:

 Irene (906) 274-5548  Ed (906) 437-5492  Brett (231) 536-7668

If you can’t come and wish to donate, make all checks payable to:

Donald (Dale) Brelsford

28968 W. Maple Lane, Eckerman, MI 49728

 If you would like to spread awareness, flyers are available for print here.

Brushing Party

Our final brushing party will be held September 27 and 28.

This year we will not be providing breakfast.  We will provide fixings for brown bag lunches for everyone who is out on the trail working.

Meet at the groomer barn at 9:00 A.M. Saturday the 27th to make your lunches and get your assignments.  Any questions call Rex at (906) 274-5473

$52 Raffle Winners

Congratulations to August’s $52 Raffle Winners!

  • Craig Leedy
  • Dennis Frye
  • Don Fountain
  • Dan Heingartner
Special Note:

Saturday September 13 will be the final 52 raffle drawing and we will draw two special additional winners as well as the regular September winner.

Scholarship Information

Scholarship Winners Announcement:

The Chippewa Snow Chasers are pleased to announce the scholarship winners for the 2014-2015 school year.

  •   Teri VanHorn $500.00 winner from Owosso, MI.
  •   Morgan Lauer $250.00 Winner from Harbor Springs, MI.

For more scholarship Info see below:

Chippewa Snow Chasers scholarship(s) are available for post-secondary study, such as junior colleges, 4-year colleges and universities, apprentice programs (such as beautician school, truck driving school, electrician training or auto technician).

It must be a recognized program of study leading to a license or certificate. All applicants must be members or dependents of a member of the Chippewa Snow Chasers for one year prior to the date of the application.

Any questions, call Ed Carlson at 906-437-5492.

2014 Chippewa Snowchasers Annual Golf Outing


Golf-Outing-2It was a great day for golf, the food was fantastic and a special thank you to Grant Dewitt for cooking the steaks, Irene Lawless for the food and Ed Carlson for taking pictures.  

Contributors of Prizes:

We would like to extend a special thank you to the following business sponsors for contributing to our prizes:

Tangle Wood Mush

Pike Distributors

Newberry Bottling

Marchetti Distributors

Soo Country Club

Munoscong Country Club

Chippewa Snowchasers

Strongs Motel and Tavern


First Place Team from Grand Rapids, MI

Gary Houghton

Brian Kaine

Scott Wellson

Steve Henford

Second Place Team from Hawkins, MI





Third Place Team from Strongs Corners, MI




Snowchasers Election Results, April 8, 2014

The following members were elected as officers and board members of the Chippewa Snow Chasers for the term 2014-2016:

President: Rex Hyrns
Vice President: Gary Savoie
Secretary: Jay Wright
Treasurer: Grant Dewitt
Trustee: Irene Lawless
Trustee: Ed Carlson
Trustee: Mieke Brelsford

Congratulations to the new officers and trustees.


Saturday March 1, 2014 over 60 persons signed in and were dealt their poker hands. After a great meal the big winners were announced!

First place: Dave Jacobs with a straight flush.

Second place: Terri VanHorn with four aces.

Third Place: Gary Shadrock with four fives.

Fifty/Fifty winner: Cory Nieman

Many others won gift certificates, and bidding was lively for some of the more valuable gift certificates. Thanks to all who attended and a special word of thanks to our sponsors and donors of prizes


Along the Chippewa Snow Chaser Trails you will see small rectangular signs with two letters and four numbers on them. If you have an accident on the trail and need emergency help the first thing the responders need to know is exactly where the victim is located. Send someone in your party in each direction to find the nearest sign. You should encounter a sign within one mile in either direction. Memorize the two letters and 4 numbers and give them to the 911 operator. These small signs if used as locators will tell the 911 operator where you are in the forest and the first responders will be able to get there quickly.