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General Membership Meeting
August 2, 2005

Secretary’s Report - Rocky Johnson
  • June minutes approved; filed for future audit.
Treasurer’s Report - Rob Bell (for Mike Christenson)
  • May, June, and July reports approved; filed for future audit.
Director-at-Large - Jerry Hanson
  • No report.
Trail Coordinator - Steve Hohag
  • Received final grant check for 2004-5 season; preparing to submit application for 2005-6 season with current trail system
  • Trail Issues:  Several development issues facing us this year; most prominent is Cty Rd 81, French Lake, Rogers. Requesting all Trail Coordinators attend September meeting to discuss these issues and setting date for brush cutting.
New Members
  • None present.
Old Business
  • Work Night:  May 11 was a success; cleaned shed and bundled signs for new season; thanks to all of you whom participated.
  • Logo Apparel:  Getting logo digitized; suggestion that we fund club shirts for Safety Training Personnel (to be discussed at September meeting)
  • Club Shed:  City of Brooklyn Park requested usage of small amount of space in the Club Shed for a short duration of time; it was agreed to allow them that space
New Business
  • Map Status:  Over ½ of the maps ordered for 2004-5 season are still remaining in shed; decision was made to not reprint maps for 2005-6 season; Rob Bell to contact Mustang Printing to advise; Rob Bell to draft letter sent to advertisers thanking them for their sponsorship and they receive another year of advertising at no additional cost.
  • Dealer Packets:  Due to interest/lack of follow up, program was not successful; discontinuing for this season.
  • Annual Membership Renewal:  Mike Johnston to handle annual membership renewal for this season; Rocky Johnson to email letter, invoice and list.

New Business, cont'd.
  • Upcoming industry events:  Haydays coming up, anyone interested in raffle tickets or volunteering please advise.
  • Landowner Gift Certificates:  Motion made and accepted to continue same program for 2005-6 season; Rocky to contact vendors to ensure they still want to participate; letter and certificate to be revised.  Target date for mailing Sept 15th.
  • New Signs:  Six (6) new signs were ordered that say “This Trail is maintained by NW Trails”; should have in time for fall brush cutting/trail marking.

MnUSA - http://www.mnsnowmobiler.org
  • Events:  Need MnUSA booth workers for MN State Fair; contact Nancy Hanson if interested.
  • New trail pass legislation passed:  $15/year or $30/3 years when you register a new snowmobile; everyone that uses trail systems needs to have this pass!
  • Hazard Light Bill passed: If you have a hazard light on your sled you may qualify for a deduction on insurance.

Club Updates
  • None.
Committee Reports
  • Map:  None
  • Safety Committee:  Determined we will continue two (2) Youth Safety Trainings this season (Rogers and Corcoran); December 3 & 10th will be combined practical exam; Jerry Hanson to contact Polaris to inquire as to availability of sleds for testing.
Adjournment: 8:54 p.m.

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

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