The purpose of the Hall of Fame is to recognize and honor individuals who have been instrumental in the development and continued success of SDSA.
These nominees have been active members of the local club for 36+ years when tallied between them.
These nominees have attended the Governor’s Winter Games, the Ride for the Ribbon, Snowmobilers 4 Snowmobiler events and numerous other poker runs and events around the state, showing support for other club’s activities.
These nominees have also attended multiple Governor’s Advisory Council Meetings, State conventions, International Snowmobile Congresses, ACSA meetings, Washington DC-Fly-ins, representing the State of South Dakota and the local club snowmobile club.
These nominees are continually promoting the fun of snowmobiling showing how to have fun doing it with family and friends. High school kids learned how to make doughnuts, high mark a cornice and how to get themselves out of a creek while snowmobiling with these nominees. Even though once and a while it ended up in a trip to an ER, still smiling and willing to go again.
These nominees have attended forums sponsored by the Black Hills National Forest commenting on legislative issues to include RPT Funding and Access issues. Additionally, they have met with the Secretary of the Interior while in Washington, DC encouraging better access to our National Forests.
Between them, these nominees have held leadership positions, at the club, state and national level. They have coordinated state conventions and our state’s hosting of the International Snowmobile Congress in 2016.
Protecting public access has been one of the main reasons for continued involvement and taking on these leadership roles. Being able to present the ACSA Legal Defense Fund with over $13,000 in donations from SDSA members, which amount grew to over $18,000, was a great accomplishment through the leadership of these nominees.
The long time involvement in snowmobiling – starting with the local club, to SDSA leadership, to ACSA leadership and ISC involvement, or just simply interacting with Millennials while in Washington, DC conversing with them about why access to public lands is important for all is part of this couple’s DNA. It is a true testament of the dedication and continued success of SDSA, of ACSA and the overall sport of snowmobiling and why these individuals are worthy of having the SDSA Hall of Fame recognition be bestowed upon him.
It is with great pleasure and pride that the South Dakota Snowmobile Association awards the Hall of Fame recognition to Greg & Diane Hiles.
Juel & Sally Rall mean so much to the Black Hills Snowmobile Club, that we renamed our yearly snowmobiler award after them! This award is given out every year at our Spring banquet and it goes to someone in the club who helps promote safe snowmobiling, is actively involved in the club and who has a great attitude around others.
Juel & Sally could honestly receive this award every year, so we named it after them 2 years ago.
Originally it was called the “Bob Nye Award”. Bob was very active in starting the BHSC and SDSA.
Juel & Sally have been involved with the BHSC since 1986 and have been instrumental in keeping the club organized and functioning as it should.Sally has been our club secretary for many years, and they are both faithful in giving of their time at our club events. They always have a smile on their face and love to ecourage those they are around. Juel could keep a room entertained for hours with his stories of “the good old days” and Sally is usually right there beside him correcting him when he’s wrong. They have a great attitude that can be infectious at times. Sally
loves to keep the young ones in line on our club trips and Juel is right there just trying to keep up.
We (the young ones) push both of them pretty hard on our club ride to Dubois WY. It’s great to see the smiles on their face when they accomplish something they weren’t too sure they were going to be able to do.
The Black Hills Snowmobile Club is honored to nominate Sally & Juel for the SDSA Hall of Fame as we feel they lead by example
and are great ambassadors to our sport.
Doug Moeller has been and/or is currently a member of the Poinsett
Pounder Snowmobile Club and Town & Country Snowmobile Club. Doug
was a Charter Member of the Bryant Drift Busters throughout the 1970’s
Doug Moeller has been a member of SDSA for 41 proud years.
Doug Moeller’s lifelong love of snowmobiling began in the winter of 1968 –
1969. His uncle owned the only snowmobile at the time in Bryant. The
snowmobile was a 1968 Polaris Mustang one cylinder. During that specific
winter and Doug having the only snowmobile in town, he helped out
people stranded both in town and in the country. Doug performed many
errands such as: taking people home, going to the country to pick up
medicine, picked up twin boys where they were stranded for a week taking
them back home.
One specific story happens to be of Doug taking a classmate, who lived in
the country outside of Bryant, home to see her parents and pick up
clothes as she had been stranded in town for a week. It’s difficult for some
to understand how the winters used to be and the limited equipment there
was to move around in the snow. Thanks to Doug and the use of his
uncle’s snowmobile, he was able to help many individuals out to ensure
Beginning in the early 1970’s, Doug owned a Sno-Prince, a 1972 – 295
Polaris Colt followed with a 1973 – Polaris 530 Charger. In 1974, he
made the switch to Arctic Cat. Anyone who knows Doug Moeller, they
know he loves Arctic Cat!! If there ever needed to be a poster-child for
Arctic Cat, Doug would have graciously stepped up to the plate.
Doug was a Charter Member of the Bryant Drift Busters in the 1970’s and
early 80’s. He assisted in the organization of the club. Doug played an
instrumental role in the creation, organization, and execution of the many
fundraisers the Drift Busters took part in over the years. These fundraisers
included a Cancer Ride, MS Crippled Children (Easter Seals), March
of Dimes. Doug led the efforts to ensure the Bryant Drift Busters were the
first club to ride for Easter Seals. In addition, Doug assisted with the
many Club’s family days on Plum lake. His favorite was helping the kids
with the obstacle courses and sledding down the hills.
Doug served as a Delegate at the Snowmobile Conventions in the 1970’s.
To this day, Doug continues to attend the SDSA Convention and Annual
Meeting every year. It would be easier to count the number of years he
was not able to make the Convention compared the number he participated
in. Doug also takes great pleasure in attending each year’s Governors
ride, and being a “Red Bibber” for many years!
Over the years Doug has been a leader amongst his immediate family of
his wife, Bonnie, and sons, Joe and David, along with fellow club members
of finding and traveling to many great places to enjoy snowmobiling.
Places visited were, Black Hills, Yellowstone, Grand Lake, CO, Snowy
Range, Togwotee, North and South Big Horns, Copper
Harbor, MI, Hackensack, MN.
One of the specific memories I have of Uncle Doug along with
his family from when I was growing up is, we would always
get together with Grandpa Gizzy and Grandma Emma to
share Christmas dinner together and we would always have
to eat early in the day as the Moeller’s were heading to
Yellowstone to snowmobile. For at least 10 years in a row,
they would grab their Christmas lights and head out to
Yellowstone. I was recently told that it got to the point the
motel where they stayed at just sent them the key through the
mail with it being Christmas time and they were off visiting
family. Doug and Bonnie were able to make such great family
memories with their boys sharing their love of the sport they
hold so dear to their hearts.
Doug has enjoyed attending many snowmobile races over the
years, including Alexandria, and Shakopee, MN. As of the
last few years, Doug has also attended the Sno-Cross race in
Deadwood where he has helped set up and tear down the
tent for SDSA’s booth.
Fast forward a few years—Doug served as President of the
Poinsett Pounders from 2010-2012. He has also assisted in
the planning and hosting of several SDSA Conventions hosted by Poinsett
Pounders. Doug has played an instrumental role in the planning of various
Club activities for both the Poinsett Pounders and Town & Country. A few
of the major events include: Ride for the Ribbon, Winter Games, Kid’s
Safety Course, Annual Membership Golf Tourney, crafted the idea of a
Glow Ball tourney at Lake Region Golf Course…. (which was a HUGE hit
– inside Joke). Assisted in hosting the Poinsett Pounder’s Hospitality
room and Town & Country set up the tent for the at the 36th Annual ISC in
Sioux Falls – 2004.
In 1995, Doug was a Charter Member of the Town & Country Snowmobile
Club, assisting in the organization and set up the Four Lakes Trail. Doug’s
family is responsible for marking & maintaining 21 miles of the Four Lakes
Trail system. Doug has also assisted the Town & Country Club in planning
and execution of several SDSA conventions, Poker rides,
Snowmobile races and hosting the SDSA Governor’s Ride. Doug was
instrumental in the decision to sell football books to raise money for Town
& Country’s first Convention. Doug urged and convinced the T & C Club
to propose a format change for the Governor’s Ride from a Lunch to
Brunch format. Doug also assisted in the grooming operations of the Four
Lakes Trail system the first year Town & Country had their trail.
Doug has been an extremely active and involved Snowmobiler for over 50
years playing a supportive role to many key Club and State levels decisions
along with his hands-on approach to getting results and tasks completed.
Other activities include:
1978 – Doug assisted in the organization and execution of a fundraiser for
a local family that lost their home in a house fire.
2001 – Doug assisted in the organization and execution of a fund raiser
for a local man with medical issues. A Poker Ride, meal, auction and
dance raised more than $10,000. Both the Poinsett Pounders and Town
and Country Clubs supported this event.
In the Community of Bryant, Doug has served as a Volunteer Firemen, a
City Council member, served on the local Theater Board, and Lake
Region Golf Course Board.
You will not find a more dedicated, supportive family man who loves to
share his passion for a sport like Doug Moeller does. He is an inspiration
for all to follow! Thank you, Uncle Doug, for all you have done and continue
to do to make Snowmobiling what it is in South Dakota!
Poinsett Pounder SC
Corbin is the son of Brian & Summer Boock and a member
of the Black Hills Snowmobile Club.
He attended ISC last year and is a member of the YETIS.
“What Snowmobiling means to me, as a young man….the WORLD!
I have been on a snowmobile
since I was 2 years old
and I eat, sleep and breathe
snowmobiling every day. I
love the feel of being in
nature and free to the outdoors
and its great being
able to spend quality time
with family and friends. I love how it’s great exercise and you must be in shape toe ride. It helps to have a family
that encourages me to be better. It also helps to have a father that is very into snowmobiling and has taught
me so much of what I know. Mountain riding is my most favorite part of sledding, but I have also gotten into racing.
I raced at the Black Hills Snowmobile Club Radar Race on Deerfield Lake in 2019 and took first place in
the 500 modified. In Gillette, WY grass races, I got Fist place in 500 cc liquid cooled and third place in 800
stock. My future plans are to become a mechanical engineer so I can build and make snowmobiles better,
faster, and more efficient. Ride like the Pro’s. Corbin Boock”
Samantha Schlenker daughter of Ron & Linda Schlenker and a
member of the Poinsett Pounders was named Youth snowmobiler
of the year at our annual SDSA Convention. Samantha has been
to Sno cross in Deadwood,attends club meetings, sells SDSA raffle
tickets, and worked at this year’s state convention.
Samantha also helps put in and take out MILES of trail every
Johnny, Audrey, Ada, and Annie Rider were named Family of
Audrey and Johnny are YETIS advisors and helped get YETIS
started in SD with a proposal to the board in 2016. Johnny
was on the SDSA board as District 7 director for 3 years until
having to resign summer 2019 due to a major career change
and needed to devote time to get that started.
. Attend club events and helped with bean bag tournaments in
Bryant, membership drive, and we participate in the
Governor’s Games activities and poker run every year. As a
family we help promote and participate in many different
community fundraisers to help our local communities some
organizations we help with include fire department,
Afterschool program, church camp fundraisers, etc.
: At the club level and state level we have helped promote paying
the membership dues to help keep trails open and have gotten friends to join different clubs. As a family we have enjoyed helping
out SDSA in the Sno-cross booth the past 2 years and encouraged friends and local legislators to attend Governor’s ride. We bring our
2 girls along to the Sno-cross and Governor’s rides and they ride along so they get to see the full experience of what it is like to have a
big snowmobile family. On the national level Johnny and Audrey attended ISC in Rapid City in 2016.
: We have snowmobiled for the past 5 years and we have really made it a family affair. Our family has been responsible the past 2
years to put up and take down 8 miles of trail marking that goes up to Henry and past our house. We spend a weekend working on it
together and then get to ride our snowmobiles on it. With Johnny as a director we have all promoted the SDSA events and participated
in convention the past 3 years, along with Governor’s rides. We have helped the 2 girls learn how to ride their snowmobiles and we
love to go use the trails in Black Hills during the winter where we have a cabin.
We are always doing activities with our other club members such as camping, club activities, getting together for Sunday Fundays etc.
and we are always encouraging the younger generations that come to our club events to join the club and get involved in the snowmobiling
family. Johnny and Audrey are really promoting club/state membership with the YETIS as it really bring the kids that enjoy
snowmobiling together throughout the state and they can get together at convention and governor’s ride and hang out together and
get to participate in leadership activities
Kevin Zens of Madison, SD was named Groomer of the Year. He operates the groomer for the Siouxland Trail. Kevin has been the
groomer operator since 2010 and is by far the most conscientious and caring person we have ever had. He does most all of the maintenance
of our groomer and is a stickler about how it works. If something is not right he lets the trail boss know and also lets Ryan know
what is going on. He is always concerned about how well the trail is groomed and if there are areas of concern on the trail. Considering
our short windows of opportunity to groom the last few years, he likes when possible to have the trail groomed for weekends and special
events. He also lets us know when he does not feel it is practical to groom due to poor snow conditions that could damage the
groomer or just be unsafe.
Jay has been a member of the Town and Country Snowdrifters and
SDSA for 21 years.
Jay has been an active member of our local club for many years,
attending meetings and club events. Jay served as club President for
six years and most recently was elected as the club Reporter. During his
tenure, he was instrumental in the purchase of a new groomer and grant
application in 2017. Additionally, he helped design and secure different
clothing orders for the club members to help promote the club in both
2016 and 2018. He has continued to help organize, and design the Four
Lakes Trail System. He and his family install the section of trail that
loops from Lake Preston to Oldham and back to Arlington. (He will help
install other trails this year due to excess water in the ditches.) Jay
helped with our annual Poker Run chairing our advertising committee
and provided on-site coordination (food, card dealing and prizes) and
the PA system. He participated in the 2006 and 2010 Governor’s Ride
by being a group leader and helping with the lunch and the social back at the hotel. Jay helped with our club’s Safety Program in
2011 and 2015 training youth about proper protocols for riding snowmobiles. Jay has actively solicited businesses for auction and
door prize items and graciously accepted a volunteer nomination to help with entertainment at the 2008 SDSA Convention hosted by
our club. Jay has also helped promote the club by helping with the float in the Arlington Days Parade. Jay was also a committee
member and an active organizer of the JHORA annual fundraiser event. In 2006, Jay and his family, Michelle and sons Jacob, Taylor
and Caden, were selected as SDSA’s Snowmobile Family of the Year.
Jay actively sells SDSA’s 50-50 tickets, and UTV or Everyone Wins tickets for our club and SDSA. Additionally, he sells his share of
the clubs Monday Night Football Books which are used to fund youth scholarships. He supports ACSA by purchasing one of their
calendar raffle tickets. That investment paid off in 2008 when he won a 2009 Apex Mountain Sled. As a member of the Oldham Fire
Department, Jay helps with their Wild Game Feed, a fundraiser for the Department. Jay has been Co-Chairman of the Oldham
Potato Days, a local festival. In the past the committee has been able to raise approximately $5,000 a year so that the community
can enjoy the whole day, free of charge. Most recently, he helped sell tickets for the Oldham Fire Department Gun Giveaway in support
of Mark Hojer’s benefit. In addition, he helped sponsor items for this events silent and live auction.
Jay participates in club activities and meetings. He signs 31 miles of trail. Jay has taken his children to safety courses and has also
been a course instructor. Jay continues to support other clubs poker runs through either his attendance or by pre-purchasing hands
for the runs, indicating support for their activities. He has attended SDSA’s Governor’s Ride, both hosted by our club and participated
by being a group leader, serving lunch and assisting with the evening social. He has attended SDSA Board Meetings and served as
a delegate numerous times at the SDSA Annual Convention, along with attending the Governor’s Advisory Council Meetings.
Additionally, he is also holds local club memberships in the Dakota Drifters and Poinsett Pounder clubs.
.At a very young age, Jay’s family acquired their first used Rupp snowmobile and he and his brother’s pulled each other on sleds,
car hoods and inner tubes. This family tradition carries on today and is being passed on to Jay’s sons, Jacob, Taylor and Caden.
Just a few years ago, Jay’s family surprised his parents on their 45th wedding anniversary when they all joined them in the Black
Hills. In total, there were 21 sleds lined up to take off for the trail ride, but only after a safety review of the rules of the trail. That too,
the safety review, a family tradition. He continues to ride with family and most recently, helped his father participate in the Dakota
Drifters Snowmobile club in the Brookings area along with his nieces and nephews.
They like to give their children’s friends snowmobile rides and hope they will talk their parents into catching the snowmobile bug too.
With young children, it is hard to travel a long distance to ride so they have to take advantage of the snow when it does fall East
River. On a recent trip to the Black Hills, Jay was accompanied by friends from the Twin Cities that had never been to the Hills
before. These family members have since continued to work to join Jay and friends on their annual “guys trip” to the BigHorns and
loved being a part of this experience as able. Based upon that experience, these friends will return.
This family always talks positively of snowmobiling and tells people about our club activities and services provided by the Town and
County Snowdrifters. For example the warming shelter that sits on the trail close to their farm, the rescue sled, groomer and drag
and our planned poker runs. As indicated, Jay was raised snowmobiling and he looks forward to it every year. This cannot be more
evident when he came up with the latest logo for the club…”It’s in the DNA” with a picture of a thumbprint and a snowmobile on top
It was Jay’s initial thought and his motion that led our club to purchase and install signs on our trail advertising the club’s sponsorship
of the trail and to promote membership. These signs will be placed at high traffic areas on our trail. It is ideas like this and his
genuine enthusiasm about snowmobiling and what our club is all about that allows Jay to talk positive about snowmobiling to people
in all facets of his community and church involvement. Invitations are extended for club meetings and group snowmobile rides to
members and non-members alike. Last year he was successful in gaining three new members who are younger and members of our
Audrey is a member of the Poinsett Pounders Snowmobile Club. At the club level and state level she has helped promote paying the membership
dues to help keep trails open and has gotten friends to join the Brookings club and support SDSA.
On the state level she is representing snowmobiling a lot by promoting YETIS and teaching them leadership skills that they can take back
to their clubs and promote to their friends and keep snowmobiling and memberships active in our state.
She has helped promote SDSA by helping in the Sno-cross booth the past 2 years and encouraged friends and local legislators to attend
Governor’s ride. On the national level she attended ISC in Rapid City in 2016 and and has made sure we have YETIS representation at
the ISC events as they will be the future of our organization.
Audrey says” I have snowmobiled with my family for the past 5 years and we have really made it a family affair. I have helped the past
2 years put in and take down 8 miles of trail marking with my 2 girls and husband that goes up to Henry and past our house. I have promoted
the SDSA events and participated in convention the past 3 years, along with Governor’s rides. I have helped my 2 girls learn how
to ride their snowmobiles and we love to go use the trails in Black Hills during the winter where we have a cabin. “
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