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General Membership Meeting
April 4, 2005

Secretary’s Report - Rocky Johnson
  • March minutes approved; filed for future audit.
Treasurer’s Report - Mike Christenson
  • March report approved; filed for future audit.
Director-at-Large - Jerry Hanson
  • No report.
Trail Coordinator - Steve Hohag
  • Trails officially closed April 1 … Mike questioned whether they were really ever open :-)
  • Will make arrangements to line up ATV’s to start pulling up trail markers; South side trails almost complete; Cty Rd 81 complete.
  • Received first ½ of grant money; deposited.
  • Groomer and drag at the shed ready for summer storage.
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New Members
  • None present.
Old Business
  • Discussion of trailer purchase for transport of groomer to and from shed, parades and difficult areas to traverse.  No rental opportunities exist for trailers with combined gross weight over 10K lbs.  Estimate of $7,000 to purchase.  Leasing opportunities unknown.  Renting and/or contracting transport appears to be most fiscally responsible thing to do.  Motion made and was passed to contract transport of groomer for reasonable $ amount per event.   Steve Hohag to contact individuals to discuss rates.
  • Request was made to publish Groomer schedule each season so club members can view.  Will be a discussion point at each meeting and will be published.
New Business
  • Trail Issues:  With a number of new developments in Rogers, Hassen, Dayton, the south end of trail system; and Cty Rd 81 construction about to get underway, we anticipate this upcoming year may require some creativity in keeping our trails open.  We will keep an eye on all the activity.
  • <>Map Status:  If you were responsible for putting a map box in a particular location, it is your responsibility to pick up.  Left over maps should be brought to the shed to be inventoried; money collected from those map boxes must go to our Treasurer.  Please have this complete by our May work night.

New Business, cont'd
  • Hanover  Bridge Update:  Our club provided monetary assistance to put wood down to cover bridge in fall, and will need to participate in the removal and safe storage of those materials.  We should be contacted shortly and will need volunteers at that time.  Stay tuned ….
  • Groomer Loan:  Discussion to pay off groomer loan; balance is $19,416.47; payments of ~ $160/month for another 18 months; saving of ~$150/month in interest over 18 months.  Motion made and was passed:  pay off balance of groomer in full, in one payment.
  • May Work Night:  Wednesday, May 11th, at 6:00 pm, at the Shed.
  • Articles/By Laws Review:  Copies will be made and discussion of this subject will be on the agenda for May meeting.
MnUSA - http://www.mnsnowmobiler.org
  • No report.
MnUSA Upcoming Events
  • Region 8 is hosting MnUSA Summer Campout, Cannon Falls, July 8-10
  • Apr 22-24 MnUSA Spring Meeting, Crookston; if interested in attending, please contact Nancy Hanson.
Club Updates
  • None.
Committee Reports
  • Map:  Unanimous white ballot for the re-election of our current board.  Passed.
Adjournment: 8:58 p.m.

Next Meeting
  • Tuesday, May 3, Medina Ballroom
  • Board Meeting, 6:00 pm
  • Happy Hour, 7:00 pm
  • General Meeting, 7:30 pm

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