WELCOME TO THE IRON DOG BRIGADE
An Honorary Society Dedicated To The Fun Of Snowmobiling
Three Dogs who have served and promoted
the sport for a combined 140 years are Bill Howell, Ed Skomoroh and Edgar Hetteen.
WHO ARE THESE IRON DOGS?
First of all, what is an Iron Dog?
Well, back in 1960 a guy named Edgar Hetteen took a ride across Alaska on a new contraption called a Polaris snowmobile. When the natives saw it, they promptly named it an ”iron dog” because it did the work of their dog teams and the term began to be a popular name for snowmobiles.
Iron Dog Attire
The official Iron Dog Brigade dress:
Navy Blue Blazer
Red Bolo Tie or Red Tie
It would be nice if all the male Dogs wore this uniform to the Banquet for the pictures.
The female Dogs are welcome to wear their Iron Dog outfit or another outfit of their choice.
When collecting tickets, please wear your IDB Dress Suit or IDB Polo Shirts and name tag. We want to be easily identified as Iron Dog Brigade Members. See Dog Bling for more info shirts & etc.
During the rest of the Congress events, if you are not wearing the “uniform” please be sure you have your Iron Dog name tag and pin on.
From President Bob King -
I know the snowmobile season is coming to an end but there are still places to ride so make sure you get out and enjoy what is left. Great reports are coming out of Northern Minnesota.
Just to keep everyone up on what is happening - -
Bob Linn is heading up the nominating committee. You have already seen something about the elections that was sent out the other day. Nominations are due by April 30
Larry Shepard will be tallying the scores for the new Pups again this year. Remember we have a new rating sheet which Judy will send with the Pup nominations.
Wayne Mohler will be handling the voting on the Distinguished Service Award.
All of the Pup nominations were due in on March 1 as was the nomination for Distinguished Service Award.
If there are any topics that need to be brought up at our annual meeting in Regina, or before, please let me know. Needless to say the Annual meeting will roll around rather quickly as we are only 90 days from the meeting.
Iron Dog Memorabilia
We have been finding Iron Dog memorabilia for sale on the internet. Iron Dog memorabilia is for DOGS only. Please inform your family to dispose of your Iron Dog pins, bolo ties, clothing and etc, appropriately upon your demise. Or if you decide to no longer be an Iron Dog, please properly dispose of your Iron
Ways to dispose of Memorabilia:
Give items to another Iron Dog member.
Contact an Iron Dog Board Member or the World Snowmobile Headquarters.
ISC 2020 - CANCELLED
After careful deliberation, and in following the latest guidance from national, provincial, state, and local authorities we are sad to announce that ISC 2020 will not be taking place. As the world is still greatly affected by the spread of COVID-19, we can't in good conscience risk the health and well being of our guests and those here at home.
If you have secured a hotel room with the Double Tree hotel as of Friday, April 3, 2020 the hotel will issue a blanket cancellation for all rooms blocked under ISC 2020. If you do not receive a notification from the hotel by Monday, April 6, 2020 please contact the hotel directly at 1-306-525-6767
Although this is a disappointment we hope to see you all in Omaha Nebraska June 9-12, 2021. Nebraska will be taking over the ISC website from us very soon, so you’ll be able to stay up to date on everything ISC 2021 by visiting: http://www.snowmobilers.org/isc
We’d like to thank everyone that has supported us and our event over the years.