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General Membership Meeting
January 3, 2006

Secretary’s Report - Rocky Johnson
  • December meeting minutes approved; filed for future audit.
Treasurer’s Report - Mike Christenson
  • December report approved; filed for future audit.
Director-at-Large - Jerry Hanson
  •  None.
Trail Coordinator - Steve Hohag
  • Grant:  Grant increase of 20% due to new trail pass.
New Members
  • None present.
Old Business
  • Club Mailings:  Promotional Mailing to solicit club membership:  Joel Johnson to finalize and solicit assistance for mailing assembly.
  • Groomer Status: Groomer up & running when conditions allow.
  • Club Dinner:  Jan 11, 7:00 pm, Millside and Feb 15th, 7:00 pm, RiverInn – come join us!
  • Club Trailside Picnics: Jan 21 and Feb 18, please contact Rob Bell if you wish to assist.
  • Trail Map:  suggestion to add club phone number and web address on next map printing; those of you that are distributing maps, please check the boxes you are responsible for.
  • Safety Training:  Complete for all clubs.  A special thanks go out to all involved with Youth Safety Training again this year!
  • Misc:  Question posed to board regarding our policy on charitable donations; will look into bylaws and discuss at next meeting.

New Business
  • Volunteer Appreciation Dinner:  Planning for April 25th at 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.
  • Ride to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Taconite Trail – Sat, Jan 7th, Tower
  • Vintage Sled Rally & Swap:  Feb 18, Detroit Lakes City Beach
  • Director:  A new Director named for MnUSA Region 8 – our very own Earl Klersey!  Congratulations Earl, we are glad to see you involved!
  • Legislative: Gearing up for legislative session that begins in March.
Club Updates
  • Hamel club trip, Jan 19-21
  • Loretto club trip, Jan 26-28
Committee Reports
  • Map:  See info under Old Business.
  • Safety Committee:  See info under Old Business.
Adjournment: 8:20 p.m.

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

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