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General Membership Meeting
January 4, 2005

Secretary’s Report - Rocky Johnson
  • December minutes approved; filed for future audit.
Treasurer’s Report - Mike Christenson
  • December report approved; filed for future audit.
Director-at-Large - Jerry Hanson
  • No report.
Trail Coordinator - Steve Hohag
  • All trails open and groomer ready for snow!
  • More 2x2’s received and at the shed.
  • Submitting grant paperwork to City of Corcoran for signoff (Trail Certification and Landowner Certification).
  • One trail complaint received; not a trail issue but a neighboring landowner issue; resolved between landowners.
New Members
  • None present.
Old Business
  • Map Status:  All map boxes have been filled/distributed; Rob Bell collecting locations of each.  Suggestion was made to add NW Trails Club Membership Applications to map or insert into map boxes; will consider for next years map printing and/or insert into distribution.
  • Hanover Bridge:  Complete.  NW Trails contributed $500 towards materials; St. Michael and Albertville Clubs donated the labor.  Bridge covering will need to come up in the spring and will contribute labor to that endeavor if solicited.
  • NW Trails Logo Apparel:  Original estimate of $80 for set up was incorrect, true cost is $150 (logo required more stitching than originally estimated).  Rob Bell to contact a few other printing establishments to get competitive bids.  Motion passed to spend up to $150 to get set up done.  Update at next meeting.
New Business
  • Winter NWT Events:  Mark your calendars!  NWT Trailside Picnics January 22nd and February 19th; see new map for details.  Will contact South end Trail Captains to coordinate Trailside Picnics for January event; and will have more details of February event at February General Membership Meeting.  Snowmobile Softball Game discussion tabled until we have snow.

New Business, cont'd
  • Club Fun:  Don’t forget … NW Trails Members are getting together for dinner at the Millside, January 12, 7:00 pm.
  • County Road 81 Highway Realignment Project:  Estimated to start spring 2005 and take approximately three (3) years to complete; will affect our trail along County Road 81 and Elm Creek Park access; Craig Wissink scheduled to meet with Maple Grove City Traffic Engineer to begin discussions on alternate routes.
MnUSA - http://www.mnsnowmobiler.org
  • Legislative session opened … stay tuned!
MnUSA Upcoming Events
  • Feb 11-13  MnUSA Governor’s Ride & Rendezvous, Ruttger’s Sugar Lake Lodge, Grand Rapids
  • July 8-10 MnUSA Summer Campout, Cannon Falls
Club Updates
  • None.
Committee Reports
  • Map:  See Map Status under Old Business.
  • Safety:  Safety Committee meets Wednesday, January 19th, 6:30 pm, at Mike Johnston’s in Champlin to discuss coordinating efforts for next years’ youth training (Rogers, Corcoran, Maple Grove, and possibly Brooklyn Park).  Review of dates for classroom and over-the-snow, location, coursework..
Adjournment: 8:39 p.m.

Next Meeting
  • Tuesday, February 1, Medina Ballroom
  • Board Meeting, 6:00 pm
  • Happy Hour, 7:00 pm
  • General Meeting, 7:30 pm

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