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.
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.
Congratulations Peggy Spieger!
2020 Class of the International
Snowmobile Hall of Fame inductees.
Starting to ride snowmobiles over four decades ago with her husband John and family, they all became involved with their local snowmobile club and the Oregon State Snowmobile Association (OSSA).
Peggy has worked tirelessly to represent Oregon’s snowmobilers as well as snowmobilers throughout the western snowbelt. During forty years of distinguished service to the sport of snowmobiling, Peggy has made contributions as a trail and program developer and volunteer leader at the club, state, national and international levels.
For the past 32 consecutive years, Peggy has provided unprecedented service for the Oregon State Snowmobile Association where she served as their Secretary, Administrative Coordinator and Executive Director.
She has also been active with the American Council of Snowmobile Associations (ACSA), the International Association of Snowmobile Administrators (IASA), and the Western Chapter of Snowmobile Associations, as well as being a long-time, very active member of the Iron Dog Brigade and her local snowmobile club.
As OSSA’s Executive Director, Peggy has played a leading role in efforts to keep snowmobiling access open across Oregon. She has worked diligently with the U.S. Forest Service to maintain the rights of snowmobilers to access National Parks such as Crater Lake National Park, the Newberry National Volcanic Monument and development of the Kapka Butte Sno-Park.
Peggy works with the Oregon Department of Transportation to administer and operate Oregon’s 6,410 miles of snowmobile trails. She has played a key role in overseeing OSSA’s daily association business, along with coordinating annual snowmobile trail operations.
In conjunction with her oversight of the trail administrations, Peggy has served as Oregon’s representative to IASA and has played a key role in every annual International Snowmobile Congress (ISC) since 1988. She has also regularly participated in ACSA meetings and functions since it was created in 1995. She has been a voice for snowmobiling in Washington D.C. by attending ACSA Fly-In meetings every year to work toward protecting the rights of people who use public lands respectfully.
Peggy has represented OSSA with a very high level of honesty and integrity, always keeping a focus on doing what is best for the sport of snowmobiling. It is Peggy’s unrelenting drive that so deservingly places her into the 2020 Class of the International Snowmobile Hall of Fame inductees.
2021 Iron Dog Ride
February 21 thru February 25
Spearfish Canyon Lodge
Call 605-584-3435, ask for Iron Dog Block
Double Queen Rate $151.00 per room
(2 Queen Beds - with refrigerator & microwave)
King Mini Suite Rate $191.00 with frig & microwave
Duane has reserved 15 queen rooms & 5 mini suites
We will have breakfast Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday in the Latchstring Restaurant which is just across the road. We will also have our “wrap up” buffet banquet at the Latchstring also.
Lunch will be on the trail all three (3) days.
Gas is available at the Lodge, Trailshead, Recreational Springs and Mountain Meadow. Besides the Lodge, the other places mentioned are all places we will probably be riding to during our stay.
If there is anyone who is not riding but has something they would like to go to or see, email Duane at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Judy King will probably be driving to the lunch stops again this year.