This is a reminder to all who are a groomer operator in the North Iowa area, or would like to become one. There is a groomer operating certification class in Rudd, IA at the community center tonight, December 18, 2013. For individuals who would like to become certified, the New Operator Certification class will start at 6:00, and Re-Certification for currently certified operators will start at 6:30.
All groomer operators in the state of Iowa are mandated to be re-certified in groomer operating by June 2014. This is due to new regulations put in by the state and DNR to make sure that everyone who is operating a groomer is trained.
Also, for current operators, DNR officers WILL be stopping the groomer on a regular basis to check up on how grooming is going, and also to check for illegal activities. Remember, alcohol and tobacco products are strictly prohibited in the groomer, and the club may lose the groomer if any illegal activities are happening while grooming trails. Remember, it only takes one incident to ruin the sport for everyone in the county, so be responsible!
Once again, the groomer school starts at 6:00 tonight in Rudd for new operators, and at 6:30 for re-certification. Happy Holidays and pray for snow!