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General Membership Meeting
May 6, 2008

Secretary’s Report - Paulie Skaja-Bell
  • April minutes approved; filed for future audit.
Treasurer’s Report - Nancy Hanson
  • Map box income, $-10 from safety training closed account check, $106 groomer parts, three certificates for land owners and sunshine committee
  • Balance on hand in checking $13,804
  • Owe $36,536 on groomer
  • Report approved; file for future audit.
Director-at-Large - Rob Bell
  • Thank you to everyone that volunteered to hold roles; you will take office June 1st. Since we won't have a meeting in June or July you will run the meeting in August.
  • Rocky shared information about the Corcoran Comp Plan and that Corcoran is the NW Trails sponsor; approval to continue sponsorship is on the agenda for this week.
Trail Coordinator - Steve Hohag
  • Trail markers should all be out and trail captains should get their time sheets in to Steve. Paperwork has to be turned in in case we are audited.
  • Steve has filed for the 2nd and 3rd parts of the grant and will file for the 4th part once we receive the resolution from Corcoran (almost $5,000). Our grant next year is almost $48,000 based on 150 miles of trail. Our GPS miles are 86 miles. Will be reevaluated.

New Members

  • Nick Meyer from Corcoran was visiting.

Old Business

  • New board introductions: Bob Johnston (Chief Reporter of Meeting Minutes), Brian MacKenzie (Treasure), Rob Bell (Vice President), Joel Johnson (President)

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New Business

  • Fun night scheduled for May 15 at ChooChoo in Loretto.
  • Hold June meeting at the club shed for annual clean up night; potluck on June 3 at 6:00pm.
  • Craig raised concerns about a hole in the shed roof; use caution when determining where to put maps. Consider how to patch roof.
  • Discussion regarding another appreciation picnic in August. Rocky will see if Corcoran park is available Aug 14 and will see if caterer is available again.
  • Rob suggested having groomer in Rockin Rogers Days parade as form of PR. Actual cost of transportation and $20 parade registration fee. M/S/P
  • Hamel parade is right afterward; recommendation was to keep groomer at home in nearby area. No rep from chapter was available for comment.

MnUSA - http://www.mnsnowmobiler.org

  • Camp out is July 11 - 13 at St Croix Haven.
  • MnUSA is seeking input from clubs regarding dues rate increase of $5.
  • Update on lawsuits in Washington and Wyoming.
Club Updates
  • No reports.
Committee Reports
  • Membership: No report; perhaps new board can consider creating a committee.
  • Map: Need to begin process to create new map; last map was 2 year map. Time to send letters to advertisers in July/August. Need a resource that has good organization skills to coordinate project. A coordinating meeting was held after the meeting.
  • Safety:  Steve was going to talk to Cabella's about using room for training; Corcoran City Hall is booked as backup.

Adjournment: 8:30 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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