2013 February Meeting Minutes

Meeting date February 5, 2013


Meeting was called to order by Vice-President Eric  Hallen.  Secretary’s report was read  and approved. Treasurer’s report  was read and approved.


Council Report:


Doug reported the council meeting was held January,  2013.  They met the new Polk County  Sheriff, Jeff Hahn (715-491-5931).  Sheriff stated that people should call when there is trouble/issues on  the trial.  He stated that there had  been several tickets issued for riding on trials when they are not open. The  fine is $187.50. The Spring AWSC Convention will be head March 22 – 24th in LaCrosse, WI . Council will pick-up room costs for Board  members that attend. The International Snowmobile Convention will be held June  6th – 8th 2013 in Green Bay. 


Andrew Kromrey our youth rep. reported the youth club  cancelled the scheduled ride for February 8th – 10th 2013  Lakewood, WI. The youth club meets the second Tuesday  of each month at 6:30 at the Balsam Lake groomers shed.  If you know any interested youth please  contact Andrew.  



Trail Bosses:


Bruce Johnson brought up a reminder that the electric  fence on the Jeff Fox property will need to be repaired at end of season.  Bruce Johnson reported that membership  brochures still had not been printed. Discussed waiting until fall since we are  so far into the season and have updated ones printed.  Approved



Old business:

Gordy Jones was not at the meeting. Dick Hoppe reported  in January new signs for Niedermier bridge would be $80.00 each for a 30” x 30” vinyl over wood sign.  Gordy will  still need to confirm the size and get back to Dick.


The overnighter is scheduled for Friday February  15th.  Ride up to the  Danbury Hole in the Wall Casino and stay Friday night and ride back on  Saturday.  Eric has booked four  rooms.  The rate is $50.00 per  room.  If you would like to reserve  a room the number is 800-238-8946.  They are reserved under The Osceola Valley Snow Goers or Eric  Hallen.


Shelter ride and party is scheduled for Saturday February  9th.  Meet at 9:00 a.m.  at shelter; group will go for a ride and meet back at shelter at 1:00 p.m. for  grilling (smores, hot dogs, etc.)


New Business:


Eric Hallen talked about the $1500.00 donation from UW  Wandroo’s from their Deer Hunter’s Party fundraiser and presented them with a  formal thank you. 


Doug Kromrey announced Amery poker run will be from  February 15-23, 2013.


Doug talked about finding some type of old sled to help  pick-up falling limbs and debri along the trail during the snow season.


Eric brought up possible future donations as a club.  More discussion is needed related to  Club’s budget.  Possibly look at  further participation and/or starting fund raising opportunities with community  businesses which proceeds could be used for a scholarship program for the youth  group, etc.


Next meeting March 5th, 2013 7:30 p.m.  Pottings




Club dues are now due, you can pay them at a meeting or  contact Sheri Hoiby @ puck.ster@hotmail.com


Any pictures or article that you would like to share  please contact Frank Somerfelt to put on the web site.

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