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The Border Explorers Snowmobile Club hopes for an avalanche of new ideas as members decide on the direction of the club this Sunday at their annual general meeting. "We really want people to come out to the meeting and give us some ideas as to what they want their snowmobile club to be," said Bob Lemcke, the club's groomer coordinator. The club invites all current and potential members to stop by for the meeting this Sunday, October 5 at the Northern Room at the Victoria Inn. The meeting will get underway at 7 p.m. Aside from setting direction for the club, members at the meeting will elect their new executive. Organizers hope to see some fresh faces, as they are trying to attract new members into the fold. There are currently about 60 paid members. A primary initiative of the club is the grooming of some 200 kilometres of trail each winter as well as the installation of signs along the trails. "We've worked really hard to buy grooming equipment," said Lemcke. As well, members put up lake markers for snowmobilers and help educate the public on safe snowmobiling, including the dangers of mixing the winter sport with alcohol. Of course, the club also gets together for regular rides on the snow-packed trails, making it an ideal organization for the many winter enthusiasts in the area, in the view of members. Lemcke said that the club's revenue from snow passes does not cover the costs of its undertakings, so members often help out with fundraisers such as raffles and bingos. The Border Explorers Snowmobile Club was established in the early 1990s, according to Lemcke. Glen Mikkelsen is the current president.