Meeting date January 8, 2013
Meeting was called to order by President Rick McGuiggan. Secretary’s report was read and approved. Treasurer’s report was read and approved. Treasurer also reported that Christmas Cards were mailed to land owners with a $20.00 gift. Thank you Sherri!!
Doug reported the council meeting was held Dec. 13, 2012 they discussed trying to increase commercial accounts to join the AWSC. The Governor’s council met and proposed increase registration fees and trying to increase club membership, this new bill got shot down. They are still promoting and trying to get the CAPSTEP bill through. Groomer rodeo has been cancelled until further notice. They will discuss re-scheduling at the next meeting. The Spring AWSC Convention will be head March 22 – 24th in LaCrosse, WI . The International Snowmobile Convention will be held June 6th – 8th 2013 in Green Bay. If you are interested in attending either of the conventions please contact Doug and additional information is on the AWSC website. Reminder to club members with graduates the AWSC has a scholarship program, information and applications can be found on their website. Doug also reported that we need to sign our intersections better. Each intersection should be marked with the trial number that you are on and the trail number of the one you are approaching. Club members agreed that they have ridden in other counties and that the trail intersections are also well noted on the maps. It was decided that we would make it a priority to get all trails and intersections numbered. We also discussed that we may not have enough trail closed signs posted. It was decided that trail bosses will check into getting bigger/more signs. Andrew Kromrey our youth rep. reported the youth club has scheduled a ride for February 8th – 10th 2013 Lakewood, WI. The Polk County Council has donated $1000.00 to the youth club. The youth club meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 at the groomers shed. If you know any interested youth please contact Andrew.
Gordy Jones reported that we need snow. Kirk reported that we need to make sure we get land owners involved when we do trail maintenance. If we are doing any type of work let the land owner know what our plans are and make sure they agree to it. Motion was made and carried that trail bosses need approval from the county council and land owners before any work is done that requires equipment. Have land owners ribbon trees with you if we are planning on removing any. Brian Swanson reported that sometime in the future we may need to change the trail in East Farmington as one of our new land owners is planning on building a home in the future. Please make sure you turn in your hours to the trail bosses if you did trail work. Nate G. got the easement from the new church in Dresser and Brian Swanson got the easement from the new landowners in East Farmington.
Dick Hoppe reported new signs for Niedermier bridge would be $80.00 each for a 30” x 30” vinyl over wood sign. Gordy will confirm the size and get back to Dick. Thank you Dick!
Bruce Johnson reported that membership brochures are still being worked on. New club member stickers are available, each family membership gets two free stickers. If you would like additional ones they are $1.50 each.
We received a $1500.00 donation from UW Wandroo’s from their Deer Hunter’s Party fundraiser. They also donated $1500.00 the Amery and St. Croix Falls snowmobile clubs. We will present them with a formal thank you at our next meeting. If you have the opportunity please try support their business and thank them for this very generous donation if you do. It was also discussed that if they do this fund raiser next week that the club will get involved.
Trip committee has booked the Safari for January 25th & 26th at the Hayward Casino Lodge. 10 rooms are booked (only three are reserved at this time) the rate is $69.00 per room with two queen beds. The rooms will be held until January 11th cancellation is 24 hours in advance if there is no snow. If you would like to reserve a room the number is 800-526-2274 reference group #12513, reservations are under Osceola Valley Sno-Goers.
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.
The East Farmington club reported that they are hosting a poker run and party. The run is on Friday Feb. 1st and Saturday Feb. 2nd, ending Saturday night at Sue’s Bar & Grill with a chili feed, gun raffle and other prizes. Posters will be out soon.
New cards with meeting time and dates and events are updated and available.
Motion was made and carried that the club join the Lakes States Resource Alliance. Annual membership is $100.00.
We received promotional material from the UP for discounted rates to ride in the UP. If you are interested in this information contact Rick McGuiggan.
Reminder that your club dues are now due, you can pay them at a meeting or contact Sherri Hoiby @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Any pictures or article that you would like to share please contact Frank Somerfelt to put on the web site.
Next meeting February 5th, 2013 7:30 p.m. UW Wandroo’s
Safari – January 25 – 26th At Hayward Casino
Shelter Ride – February 9th 2013
Overnighter – February 15th at Danbury Hole in the Wall Casino