What Is The Michigan Snowmobile Association?
The Michigan Snowmobile Association (MSA) is a volunteer organization, formed from three different organizations in 1982, dedicated to the improvement of the sport of snowmobiling in Michigan. Membership of MSA is made up of individuals, clubs/councils, and businesses. MSA currently has over 20,000 members. MSA serves not just the membership, but the entire snowmobiling community. The Michigan Snowmobile News, MSA’s official magazine, is one of the benefits received by MSA members eight times a year. For dues information: please see Membership Info.
How is it organized?
The Michigan Snowmobile Association has 33 council areas, which are divided into local clubs. Each council sends representatives to MSA to form the Board of Directors. Delegates at-large are elected to represent areas where there are no councils. At MSA’s Annual Meeting, the general membership elects the Executive Board – President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The Executive Board consists of the four officers and the immediate past President. Five representatives from each region are then selected to serve as an Executive Committee. The regions are: #1 – Upper Peninsula / #2 – Northern Lower Peninsula / #3 – Southern Lower Peninsula. Those elected/appointed to the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee, and the Executive Board serve on various committees, one of which is the Legislative Committee. This committee works with the Michigan State Legislature on the laws that would affect snowmobiling.
The Michigan Snowmobile Association maintains an office in Grand Rapids. Paid employees consist of an Assistant to the Executive Board, one full-time office manager, and two part-time office helpers. Volunteers play a major role in the running of MSA.