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General Membership Meeting
April 1, 2008

Secretary’s Report - Paulie Skaja-Bell
  • March minutes approved; filed for future audit.
Treasurer’s Report - Nancy Hanson
  • Two new members and made groomer payment this month.
  • Checking account balance $15268.
  • Recap: insurance payment went up $473.
  • Report approved; file for future audit.
Director-at-Large - Rob Bell
  • Elections later in the meeting.
Trail Coordinator - Steve Hohag
  • Final grant application sent in by April 15. Next year's grant filed by May 15 and then remaining amount will be paid. Nothing will change for mileage for coming year; 323.
  • Bobby reported DNR completed GPS and trail mileage will go down slightly in the future. There was discussion about what will happen when 610 is complete; will need to watch progress and remain in contact with DNR and landowners.
  • Trail captains can remove their signs as soon as the ground is ready.
  • Discussion about attending Wright County meetings to start working with their clubs..

New Members

  • None present.

Old Business

  • Club trip was fun. The hotel wound up joining MnUSA.
  • Sunshine Committee formed in March: new committee to send flowers or notes to those in need. Received thank you from Judy because of actions from this committee.

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New Business

  • April Fun Night at Big Wood in Loreto on 10th at 7pm.
  • May Fun Night at Choo Choo on 15th at 7pm.
  • 2008/2009 Board: President - Joel Johnson; Vice President - Rob Bell; Treasurer - Brian MacKenzie; Secretary - Bob Johnston. M/S/P

MnUSA - http://www.mnsnowmobiler.org

  • Yamaha will have new sled at upcoming show at Dave & Buster's in Maple Grove on April 9th. MnUSA has booth at event if anyone would like to work. Also in St Cloud on Thurs and Fri.
  • Legislative reception is April 15 at Kelly Inn in St Paul. Need to keep gas tax to support sport.
  • Quarterly meeting is at the Lodge in Brainerd April 25 - 27.
Club Updates
  • Bob shared club trip went well although it was cold. Scavenger hunt was a success again.
Committee Reports
  • Membership: No report.
  • Map: Remove map boxes and return to shed; give money to Nancy. We are going to need to start planning production for next year.
  • Safety:  Steve still needs to speak with Sundance and Cabela's.

Adjournment: 8:00 pm
Next Meeting

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