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General Membership Meeting
February 7, 2006

Secretary’s Report - Rocky Johnson
  • January meeting minutes approved; filed for future audit.
Treasurer’s Report - Mike Christenson
  • January report approved; filed for future audit.
Director-at-Large - Jerry Hanson
  •  None.
Trail Coordinator - Steve Hohag
  • Groomer:  Groomer extraction bill of approximately $1400; approved to pay
  • Grant:  Grant paperwork received.
New Members
  • None present.
Old Business
  • Club Mailings:  Promotional Mailing to solicit club membership:  complete and at the mailing house; should hit targeted households end of month.
  • Club Dinner:  Feb 15th, 7:00 pm, River Inn – March 15th, 7:00 pm, Narrows - come join us!
  • Club Trailside Picnic: Feb 18, please contact Rob Bell if you wish to assist.  Cancelled if low/no snow.
New Business
  • Trail Map:  Those of you that are distributing maps, please check the boxes you are responsible for.
  • Charitable Contributions:  Discussion of club rules on subject – only non-state funds outside of Grant-In-Aid may be used for charitable contributions/sponsorships; motion passed to contribute $100 of calendar raffle dollars to MS Ride.
  • NW Trails Volunteer Appreciation Night: Apr 25, Sundance – reserve the date and stay tuned for more details!

MnUSA - http://www.mnsnowmobiler.org
  • Events:  Winter Rendezvous will be held at Shooting Star Casino & Hotel, Mahnomen, Feb 10-12; check out MnUSA website for more information and registration.
  • Legislation:  Discussion of new grant proposal process; entertaining proposal to award $ to clubs based on snowfall levels.
  • Study:  Critical Habitat Study could impact trails in Northern Minnesota.
Club Updates
  • Hamel: Hamel Club considering Trailside Picnic/Softball Game, March 12; backup location Lake Sarah; dependent on trail conditions.
Committee Reports
  • Map:  See info under Old Business.
  • Safety Committee:  No report.
Adjournment: 8:18 p.m.

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

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