ISHOF Inductees - 2009
Jeff Mausolf - Volunteer
Without Jeff's dedication, the sport of snowmobiling would
not be as healthy as it is today. Jeff became involved with the
Duluth Area Association of Snow Mobile Clubs in 1980 serving as
President from 1980-90 and is currently President. He became a
member of Minnesota United Snowmobile Association, in its
infancy and later a Director, Vice President, and President.
Jeff joined Region 7 in 1990 and was President for 12 years. He
helped form the CC Riders, Alborn Snow-Devils and Wrenshall
clubs. He started the Hawk Ridge Riders in 1985 and has been the
only President. He was involved in the I-500 race from 1994-99
and was Director, President of the Board, and race starter.
Jeff's other accomplishments include International Snowmobile
Council Board of Directors 1997-99, Midwest Chapter Vice Chair
1995-97 and Chair 1997-99. The ACSA Executive Committee 1997-99,
Lakes State Resource Alliance Board of Directors 1998-present.
Jeff was Board Member of the Citizen Council on Voyagers
National Park 1995-99, where he became an expert and consultant.
When the US Park Service closed 19 bays to protect timber wolf
habitat Jeff and C.J. Ramstad became experts on the issue and
petitioned on behalf on MN USA to keep the bays open.
Ultimately, Jeff's determination and professionalism led to all
of Voyagers being reopened to snowmobiles in 1998. Jeff's vast
knowledge and calm nature has made him a great leader and
spokesperson for the sport of snowmobiling.
Bruno Andreini - Volunteer
Dallas Center, Iowa
Mr. Andreini has held many positions in his many years of
snowmobiling beginning in January 1970. Bruno joined the
Saylorville Dam Snowmobile Club in about 1974. He served as Vice
President in 1988 and President in 1989. During his presidency,
Bruno initiated the Saylorville drag races which continue to
support the Iowa State Snowmobile Association's Spina Bifida
charity program. In 1989, Bruno received the Iowa Governor's
Volunteer Award for the development of trails and emergency
search and rescue. In 1992, Bruno was elected Assistant Director
of Region 7 in the Iowa State Snowmobile Association, ISSA. He
held the office of Vice President in 1995-96 and President in
1997-98. In 1996, he was one of the founding members of the ISSA
Educational and Scholarship Foundation. He has held offices of
Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of this program. In
1998, Bruno, and other ISSA officers, were instrumental in
founding the Snowmobilers Preserving Our Recreational Trails,
SPORT. He was the driving force behind the formation of the ISSA
magazine committee that made the transition from a newspaper
publication to the full colored magazine that exists today.
Bruno has held the position of Legislative Chairman for the past
9 years, working with state and local governments to help
resolve ongoing issues relating to snowmobiling. In 2004, the
five members of the EFC were awarded "Most Valued Snowmobiler"
award by SNOWMOBILE MAGAZINE. The ISSA committee of past
presidents voted to honor Bruno with the Past Presidents Award
in 2007. In 2007, Bruno spearheaded an event for the designated
ISSA charity of Spina Bifida, to provide a day of fun for
children and families affected by Spina Bifida. Since 1970,
Bruno has been involved in every aspect of snowmobiling from
attending meetings to grooming trails. He has spent countless
hours to promote snowmobiling as a family sport and preserving
it for future generations.
Prairie Women On Snowmobiles (PWOS) -
Wadena, Saskatchewan CANADA
Prairie Women On Snowmobiles are volunteers who focus
attention on breast cancer and the recreation of snowmobiling.
The PWOS organized in 2000, when a breast cancer survivor, who
was an avid snowmobiler, and her friend came up with an idea
that developed into the Ride for Breast Cancer. Prairie Women On
Snowmobiles' mission is to promote provincial events designed to
promote breast cancer awareness and the recreation of
snowmobiling as well as to raise funds for breast cancer
research. Each year from 2001-2009 a group of 10 core riders, a
pit crew and the executive ride a planned route, about 1800 km,
over 8 days. In nine Missions, over $1.2 million has been raised
in Saskatchewan for Breast Cancer Research. A different
snowmobile route is
ridden each year, visiting approximately 34 communities and in
the past nine (9)years, these women have exposed snowmobiling to
over 300 urban and suburban communities. Numerous sleds and riders
join in throughout the ride. The group also prides themselves on
safety record. In 2008, PWOS received the Saskatchewan
Snowmobile Association's President's Award for their diligent
work in raising awareness and promoting safe and fun
snowmobiling. Its President, Daphne Wickstrom, received
the Volunteer Snowmobiler of the Year award. Since the group was
founded, it has maintained a steady membership and maintains its
website, www.prairiewomen.ca, which profiles names and
backgrounds of each rider. The site also features a history of
the PWOS and updated cancer information.