Vermont VAST Snowmobile Club Membership TMA

Shrewsbury Sno-Birds VAST Snowmobile Club Membership: TMA’s for the 2018/2019 Season

This year’s VAST Snowmobile Club Membership TMA is based on VAST’s form. Please download with the big link below and fill out the first page and send with your payment to Ray Duquette. Keep the second page for your reference. Our TMA is in PDF format, readable with the free Adobe Reader. VAST wants us to be sure to read the fine print on our TMAs (also in larger print below)  and the check the box next to your signature to verify that you agree to these rules.

Please print, fill out and mail to:

Ray Duquette
95 VT Route 106
Perkinsville, VT. 05151

Remember to include payment and the required documents.

The Fine Print

Below we have printed the fine print from the TMA so it is more readable. By signing the TMA, you must check the box and agree to this:

In order to protect landowners who make their lands available for recreational uses by the public, Vermont has passed legislation limiting the liability of such landowners. This includes the use of private property for snowmobiling. When a landowner makes their land available for recreational purposes, and does not charge a fee to the users, Vermont law provides that the landowner shall not be liable for any property damage or personal injury arising from the use of the land, unless the landowner intentionally causes the property damage or personal injury. As a result, the landowner is not presumed to have made any assurance that the land is safe for recreational uses, nor does it create any duty on a landowner of land to inspect the land to discover any dangerous conditions. Thus you, as a member of VAST, when using any of the trails which constitute the Statewide Snowmobile Trail System (SSTS) use the SSTS at your own risk. You must take care to use them with caution and due regard for your own safety and that of others using the SSTS. You are deemed to have assumed all of the risks inherent in the use of the SSTS for snowmobiling. You agree that neither the landowner or VAST has made any representation or assurance to you as to the relative safety or condition of the SSTS and that neither VAST nor the landowner are obligated to maintain the SSTS in a safe condition of to inspect the SSTS for safety purposes. As a member of a VAST snowmobile club, I the undersigned, owner of the snowmobile described above, declare that I am responsible for my use of SSTS in conformance with the snowmobile laws and rules of the State of Vermont and willingly accept all the risks inherent in such use.

I expressly acknowledge and accept that snowmobiling is an inherently dangerous activity. As an o-road experience, trail conditions may change without warning. I acknowledge that trail signage is not a legal requirement and that neither VAST nor the landowner have a duty to provide signage warning of potential trail hazards. When signage is provided, it is primarily for directional purposes. The provision of certain safety related signs, such as stop signs at certain intersections, does not impose a duty on VAST or a landowner to mark all safety hazards. When using the SSTS, I assume all risk of personal injury, death or property loss resulting from any cause whatsoever, including, but not limited to the risks, dangers and hazards of snowmobiling. VAST and the landowner shall not be liable for any such personal injury, death or property loss. I hereby waive, release and forever discharge VAST and any of its directors, oers, agents, servants and successors and the landowner from any and all claims for loss, damages, death, personal injuries, property damage, costs, contributions, or indemnication whatsoever on account of, or in any way arising out of the use of the SSTS, unless the same is the result of willful misconduct or intentionally caused by VAST or the landowner. I also agree that I will require any person to whom I lend or rent my snowmobile to read and agree to these disclaimers and to ensure they are aware of the risks mentioned above and will advise them that neither VAST, its member clubs nor the landowner shall bear any liability for any damages they could suer while using the SSTS.

Safety Classes

The VAST site states:

Anyone born after July 1, 1983, and who is 12 years of age and older, must complete and pass a six-hour safety course.

SafeRider_colour-logo-1The Shrewsbury Sno-Birds offers the safety course locally. Lunch is provided by the Sno-Birds at no cost. The contact number is 492-3782.

Fund Raiser Card

savercard_bothsidesAs a benefit to our members, we offer a fund raiser card (better known as Saver Card), a great success in years past. The price of the card for 2012/2013 is $10, and can purchased at locations listed on our blog. This image is our new 2012-2013 card.

By presenting the card to participating merchants, club members can enjoy significant discounts. Below is a table listing merchants who have generously sponsored our club by allowing card holders the discount as listed. Funds raised from the fund raiser card are used to cover club expenses as well as our annual donation to an individual or organization. Please support our sponsors as they are a great help to the club.

Supporting Merchant Saver Card Discount
CENTRAL VERMONT MOTORCYCLES 10% OFF PARTS & ACCESSORIES
DAN TURCO & SONS 10% OFF PLUGS, OILS, HELMETS, SUITS, GLOVES & BOOTS.
FRANKLIN’S 10% OFF – 1 ENTRÉE
HILLSIDE VEHICLE SERVICE FREE STATE INSPECTION (MUST PASS). LIMIT 1 PER ADDRESS.
JOHN C. STEWART & SON, INC. 10% OFF “THE WORKS”
OUTDOORS IN MOTION 10% OFF PARTS, ACCESSORIES AND APPAREL
OVER EASY’S RESTAURANT 10% OFF ON ALL MEALS
PIERCE’S STORE FREE 12oz COFFEE WITH PURCHASE OF A BAKED GOOD
PONDEROSA STEAKHOUSE 10% OFF MEAL; $1.00 OFF 50PC WINGS; $2.00 OFF 100PC WINGS
PRO CYCLE 10% OFF ANY ACCESSORY PURCHASE OVER $50.00
SABBY’S PASTA HOUSE 10% OFF MEAL – NOT INCLUDING TAX, TIP OR ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
SOUTH STATION 15% OFF BRUNCH, LUNCH & DINNER. NO SPECIALS
SUGAR & SPICE RESTAURANT 10% OFF MEAL PURCHASE
WHISTLE STOP CORNER RESTAURANT 10% OFF MEAL
WOODEN BARREL COUNTRY STORE 10% OFF FOOD ONLY