2012 March Meeting Minutes

Meeting date March 6, 2012

Meeting was called to order by  President Rick McGuiggan.  Secretary’s report was read and approved. Treasurer’s report was read and  approved.

** Nate is looking for the club  logo, anyone who may have it on their computer please contact Nate.

Council Report:
On February 15th 200  plus showed up in Madison in support at the  capital in Madison in support of the CAP/STEP bill.  It will now go to the house. We should  have results by March 30, 2012.  The  groomer banquet will be held on April 19, 2012 at Crickets (formerly the  Tac-O-Ban).  Doug Kromrey widened  and smoothed by the Horse Creek bridge.  The council wanted feedback from all the clubs in the county on their  decision to keep the trails closed.  Our club members opinions were that it could have been considered to keep  portions of the county open, to consider not running the groomers being the snow  was going to be short lived and that the decision could have been made after the  snow storm to see how much snow fell in the area.  Doug will report our opinions back to  the council.  If you have anything  to add please contact Doug.  The  main reason for the council’s decision was the concern of hayfields and crop  damage.  Council decided that trail  maps printed this year will not be changed or re-printed for the 2012-2013  snowmobile season.

Trail Bosses:
Trail closing is tentatively  scheduled for Saturday March 31st.  Meet at Sue’s Bar & Grill between 8 -9:00 a.m. for breakfast and back to Sue’s at noon for hot dogs.

** Notice will be send out to  confirm.

Dick Hoppe will get prices for  any landowners signs that are needed.  Trail Bosses – please take note of any signs you may need when closing  trails.

Old business:
We can order any additional shirt  and sweatshirt orders at any time from Amery Sports & More with no minimum  order requirements, if you missed out on the club order you can contact them  directly to order.

Sign up sheets were sent around  again for committees that still need volunteers. We still need help on the  Membership Committee and Nominating Committee. We need everyone’s participation. If you  were not at the meeting and are interested in being involved please contact  Julie McGuiggan or Suzy Wente.

Our club Funday still took place  as scheduled for Saturday February 11, 2012.  Turn out was good.  Bruce and Anne Fosse were made honorary  members in appreciation of letting us have the shelter on their land.  Thank you Bruce & Anne.

Nate Gustafson reported that the  Osceola Chill Fest had a good turn out for the parade.  I was a good way to get our name out in  the community.  Thank you to the  club members who let us use your sleds for the float.  Thank you Keith Raska for letting us use  your trailer to haul the sleds.

New Business:
Land owners dinner was set for  April 14, 2012 at Potting’s Bar.  The club with provide the main dish and all club members are asked to  bring a dish to pass.  Happy hour is  6:00- 7:00 p.m. with dinner at 7:00.  The Committee for the dinner will meet on March 24th at 10:00  a.m. at McGuiggans to plan.

Arnold Wente is planning a trip  to Wyoming in  2013. He’s setting up a semi to haul sleds.  If any club members are interested  please contact Arnold.

Welcome new members:
Steve Pippenger & Jocelyn  Peterson
Todd Bentler

Thanks for joining us!!

Membership dues are past  due.  Single is $15.00 and family is  $20.00.  If you haven’t paid your  dues contact Nate Gustafson 715-755-3824

Jordan Hallen is in charge of our  Facebook page.  If you would like to  have him add anything he can be contacted via e-mail  Jordan_H_10@hotmail.com

Frank Sommerfeldt has our website  up and running.  If you would like  to share pictures or have anything you want added to the website you can e-mail  Frank to submit items, his e-mail address is gmc9643@hotmail.com.  The website looks great. Our website  address is www.osceolavalleysnogoers.com.  Check it out!!

Next meeting April 3, 2012 at  Tippy Canoe’s 7:30 p.m.

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