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General Membership Meeting
April 3, 2007

Secretary’s Report - Paulie Skaja-Bell
  • March minutes approved; filed for future audit.
Treasurer’s Report - Nancy Hanson
  • Income $316.74; Expenses $606.21
  • Total in checking: $25508.32
  • Owe just over $35,000 for groomer
  • Heinen's map fee still outstanding
  • Report approved; file for future audit
Director-at-Large - Rob Bell
  • Passed around article run in North Crow River.
  • Mentioned elections happen at April meeting; any interest in nominations let Rob know.
Trail Coordinator - Steve Hohag
  • Filed third grant application for $8000 in Feb.
  • Final application for additional $8000 is due April 15th.
  • Application for next year's grants is due by May 15th; suggestion to keep application consistent and adjust as needed.
  • Groomer maintenance/servicing needed: about $2000 for rear air lockers (about $1000) and odds and ends (cup holder, extra lights, mix joystick, etc). Lengthy discussion regarding air lockers. Other items are not covered under warranty. Motion to fix what is broken and add convenience features as discussed; spend up to $800. M/S/P
  • Clubs have started pulling signs. Steve will coordinate ATVs; remaining signs will be removed by the end of the month.
New Members
  • No visitors.
Old Business
  • April 12th dinner at River Inn.
  • Club paid for two full registrations for Congress in June.
  • Discussed making signs at summer picnic; You Are Here signs for trail.

New Business

  • Need bio for Congress handout; Rob will provide info.
  • Discussion regarding paying down groomer loan. Motion to pay $15000 was tabled for May meeting.
  • Rogers parade only groomer is driven. Hamel parade throws candy too; motion for $100 of candy. M/S/P
  • Summer picnic to be held June 21 at 6pm. Joel will find out if Corcoran Lions Park is available (has shelter) and will talk to meat locker about meat; members will bring a dish to share. M/S/P

MnUSA - http://www.mnsnowmobiler.org

  • MnUSA and sled show Monday night, March 12th. Artic Cat show at Hilton downtown on March 11th. Members requested to help work booth.
  • Legislative session being coordinated for March 27th at Kelly Inn in St. Paul. Agenda includes protecting trails, taxes and additional funds ($500k) for grant aid to go to clubs.
  • Update on two-way trails; DNR will present this topic at meeting in Brainerd in April. Nancy will get information to Steve.
  • MnUSA sponsored Nick and Sam (1st and 3rd places) in their race.
Club Updates
  • Bob shared info about end of the year event April 22nd at In Cahootz.
Committee Reports
  • Membership:  Election held for 2007/2008 board; nominated were Rocky President, Scott Vice President, Paulie Secretary, and Nancy Treasurer. M/S/P
  • Map: Check map boxes; collect donations and stock with maps. Napa is the only unpaid map sponsor..
  • Safety:  No report.
Adjournment: 9:00 p.m.

Next Meeting
  • Tuesday, May 1, 2007 Medina Ballroom
  • Board Meeting, 6:00 pm
  • Happy Hour, 7:00 pm
  • General Meeting, 7:30 pm

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