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General Membership Meeting
December 4, 2007

Secretary’s Report - Paulie Skaja-Bell
  • November minutes approved; filed for future audit.
Treasurer’s Report - Nancy Hanson
  • Income $145
  • Interest $232.22; Landowner Appreciation $87.59; MnUSA dues $80; Safety Training $60; Trail Supplies $237.74; Total Expenses $691.55
  • Checking/savings balance $11,591.80
  • Report approved; file for future audit.
Director-at-Large - Rob Bell
  • $500 donation to Corcoran made during a special meeting.
Trail Coordinator - Steve Hohag
  • Trail is in and everything is marked; bridge is in
  • Will send benchmark for 40% of grant; about $48,000
  • New groomer est. shipping Dec 12, 2007; expected arrival Dec 14; prepared for groomer training Dec 15.
  • Discussion regarding trail; how to get over swamp. Recommendation to pull old drag with loaner during the day.
  • Bridge south of Sundance was repaired; north of Sundance is still holding fine.
  • Brushing was done.

New Members

  • Many new faces; Eric and Martha Burk joined.
Old Business
  • Club Trip: Fortune Bay Resort in Ely March 7 - 10. No discount for group rate; everyone responsible for your own room booking. www.fortunebay.com or call 800.555.1714

New Business

  • Dec Fun Night at McKenzie's on Dec 13 at 7pm.
  • MnUSA created nice pieces for clubs to help increase awareness and promote clubs.
  • KARE11 called Rob Bell to do a story about snowmobiling and trail grooming; they met with Bobby to do a positive story about the volunteers that support the sport
  • Rob has created and distributed a new voicemail schedule
  • New graphics for the groomer will be created

MnUSA - http://www.mnsnowmobiler.org

  • Rendezvous second weekend in February at Craguns.

Club Updates
  • Hamel will be holding youth training Jan 8, 10 and 12 (test)
  • Loretto railroad tie issue was taken care of by someone
Committee Reports
  • Membership: No report.
  • Map: Maps are getting out; more at the shed. There are a few empty boxes at the shed; get them out!
  • Safety:  Mike reported safety training registration went 100% better this year; things went well. Testing will be held on Saturday. Jerry, Stan and Earl will bring sleds. The Rogers Community Center can be reserved one year in advance now, can be used more than once in a month, but will cost $400. Options will be considered.
  • Discussed sending a letter of appreciation to the DNR for Todd and Kevin.
Adjournment: 8:33 p.m.

Next Meeting
  • Tuesday, January 8 at Medina
  • Board Meeting, 6:00 pm; Happy Hour, 7:00 pm; General Meeting, 7:30 pm

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