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Annual Convention Returns
to Waterloo in November
     The 43rd Annual ISSA Convention will return to the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in
Waterloo this fall as the rotation for hosting the three-day event moves east Nov. 18-20.
     Registration and agenda details will appear in the
October and November issues of the Iowa
magazine. The adjoining Ramada Inn will serve as the host hotel. Reservations there can
be made by dialing (319) 233-7560.
     The ISSA Convention Planning Committee announced a Snow Show will be held in conjunction with
the convention. Details will also appear in later issues of the magazine. If you have questions, please
contact committee chair Scott Nauman at (641) 425-9898.
     During the General Membership Assembly Saturday morning, a new president will be elected as
Merv Hoermann ends his second two-year term at the helm of the ISSA. He previously served from
2007-08 and is the only president to lead the organization twice.
     History will also be made Saturday morning once Vice President Chris Willey is elected to succeed
Hoermann. Willey and his father Jim will become the first father-son tandem elected to oversee the
ISSA. The elder Willey served from 2013-14.
     As it is an even-numbered year, elections will be in the even-numbered regions. Vacancies still exist
in the bottom tier of the state so the board will be looking to fill spots in regions 10-12 at convention as
     Bids to host the 2017 convention are due at the October ISSA Board of Directors meeting.

Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida
Oct. 15 in Des Moines
     The ISSA is inviting snowmobile clubs in Iowa to participate in the Spina Bifida Association of Iowa’s
Walk-N-Roll fundraiser Oct. 15 at 1 p.m. at Principal Park in Des Moines.
     “The Walk-N-Roll is a family-friendly, non-competitive, one-mile walk and educational resource fair
that raises awareness of Spina Bifida and celebrates the accomplishments of the over 166,000
Americans living with its challenges,” explained Carlyn Crowe, SBAI executive director.
     The SBAI is the official charity of the ISSA. There is no fee to enter, and anyone who donates $100 or
more will receive a commemorative t-shirt. Proceeds will be used to support local community programs
and services for all affected by Spina Bifida.
     “The name Walk-N-Roll was selected because it embodies a sense of inclusiveness and invokes
the sense of empowerment which the Spina Bifida community embraces in all that it does,” Crowe
said. “A belief in a better tomorrow is our vision, and the steps taken in this walk represent steps on a
path to realizing that dream.
     Participants are encouraged to form teams and to show their spirit by wearing coordinating apparel
and carrying signs.
     If you are unable to attend, donations are being accepted by mail to Spina Bifida Association of Iowa
8525 Douglas Ave. Suite 39, Urbandale, IA 50322. Please specify if your check is a general donation or
if it should be applied to a team.

Snocross Racing Coming
to Iowa in Early March
     Sundown Mountain Resort at Dubuque will host the seventh leg of the eight-race season for the
Amsoil Championship Snocross series March 3-4, according to the circuit’s official website at
     Releasing its schedule in September, the professional season begins Nov. 25-27 at Duluth and
ends two weeks after its Iowa stop at Lake Geneva, Wis.
     The ISSA officials are making plans to promote the organization and Iowa snowmobiling in general
at the Dubuque event.
     “We are going to want to have an ISSA presence there,” ISSA Vice President Chris Willey said in
announcing the race stop to the ISSA Board of Directors. “There will be a lot of people coming into Iowa
for this event, and it will be a good captive audience for us.”
     “This will be good exposure for the ISSA, and it’s nice to see these type of events still coming to our
state,” added ISSA President Merv Hoermann. “We just need to pray for snow so they can have it here.”
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