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General Membership Meeting
October 2, 2007

Secretary’s Report - Paulie Skaja-Bell
  • September minutes corrected; filed for future audit.
Treasurer’s Report - Nancy Hanson
  • No income in August; Expenses of $3421
  • Groomer liability $2262, Funeral flowers - CJ Ramstad $133, Safety training snowmobiles $600
  • Checking balance $15249
  • Report approved; file for future audit
Director-at-Large - Rob Bell
  • City of Rogers becoming stricter on community room rental policy; no more donations. Steve working with city. Agreement to pay set-up/clean-up fee$100 w/no room rental. Rob and Steve will attend Rogers City Council meeting and report at next meeting.
  • City of Dayton conducted survey of residents. Top 3 things they like: walking/hiking, riding horses, riding snowmobile
Trail Coordinator - Steve Hohag
  • Hamel: fix bridge to make land owners happy.
  • Railroad crossing in Loretto is dangerous, discussion off-line to determine who to contact at DNR and/or locally.
  • County Road 19 trail is paved; cannot by used.
  • Date for brushing to be set at November meeting

New Members

  • Several members who have not been at meetings recently; one guest.
Old Business
  • Land owner certificates are ready.
  • M/S/P: Track Inc would like to offer a new 2008 Tucker Terra groomer for $150320.17 in trade for our 2005 groomer valued at $121820.17 leaving a net difference of $28,500 +tax. The new loan would be $41,000 at 8.95% for four years with monthly payments of $1,025 contingent on working with bank to meet requirements. [Note: The trade value being offered for the 2005 is more than the groomer is worth.] No risk in getting stuck because 2005 will be going to a government entity; Track approached us with the need. We will be paying $60 more monthly for a new machine that will be worth more when paid off than 2005. 2008 includes options added to 2005. Groomer available in December. If needed prior one would be made available. Bank will not give loan until serial number is provided.
  • September 13 dinner at Broadway Pizza in Rogers and played bingo… had lots of fun!

New Business

  • Club dinner: October 11 at Loretto Sports Bar & Grill at 7:00pm

MnUSA - http://www.mnsnowmobiler.org

  • Region 8 is hosting Fall Workshop at Kelly Inn in Plymouth; will need volunteers; Oct 26 - 28. M/S/P $500 donation to Region 8 to help cover costs of speakers.
  • Swap meet is November 9 - 11; need workers
Club Updates
  • Loretto planning club trips. Safety training Nov 27, 29 and Dec 1. Planning fundraiser.
  • Hamel trips are being planned. Talked about putting in trail markers Oct 26 - 28. Youth Safety Training in January after New Years. Planning fundraiser.
Committee Reports
  • Membership:  Membership dues are due; invoices were sent out. Rob needs email addresses.
  • Map: We are using the same map as last year; two year map. Maps and boxes are available for distribution at the club shed. Rob will send out assignment lists.
  • Safety:  Mike has requested safety training info for Rogers. Rocky has Corcoran covered. Information is getting updated on the web site and with DNR.
Adjournment: 8:33 p.m.

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

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