Meeting date March 5, 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 we have been re-imbursed by the county for our insurance premium and AWSC memberships were paid, they were $10.00 per member.
Greg reported that at the last meeting safety and trail marking was discussed. This fall go out with one of our groomer drivers to help with the placement of signs. The council is trying to get consistency of trail marking throughout the county. Check your trails not to determine where there may need additional brushing. Doug reported that the groomer’s banquet is scheduled for April 18th at Crickets, 6:30 cocktails and 7:30 dinner. The Cushing snowmobile club is having a vintage snowmobile show on March 23rd at Wolf Creek Bar. The youth club is now under the county council – Youth Snowmobile club of Polk County. Andrew reported they put up signs at all county high schools to increase membership. They now have 15 members. They did their club ride on Feb. 8th & 9th to Lakewood, WI and had a good turn out. The youth club is also considering doing a snowmobile raffle for a fund raiser. They will also be going to other snowmobile club meetings to try to boost membership for the youth club. The youth club meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Groomer’s shed in Balsam Lake.
Gordy measured the Niedermeir bridge signs motion was made and carried to get the signs replaced a budget of $300.00 was approved for the two signs. Dick Hoppe will order the signs. It was reported that Dennis Getchel wants the trail moved on his land. Gordy and Doug will meet with Dennis to discuss. Discussed widening the culvert on David Rixman land where it crosses X. We do have this marked with caution signs but it is narrow and people have hit the ditch. Ricky M. will meet with David to discuss doing the work. Bruce reported that we need a sign by the Dresser Depot noting that the snowmobile trail ends here. He has also received complaints about people running along Hwy. 35 by the airport going through yards and spinning rocks at driveway crossings. We need more firewood at the shelter between Dresser and Wandroos, also discussed the trail needs to be widened in that area. The SCF club president will be contacted about these issues. Trail sign take down is tentatively scheduled for April 6th, 2013 we will confirm at the next meeting. During sign take down please take note if any landowner’s signs need to be replaced.
The overnighter was Friday February 15th. Ride to the Danbury Hole in the Wall Casino was good.
Shelter ride and party was February 9th. We had a very good turn out. Pictures are posted on our web site under club activities. Special thanks to Eric Hallen and Rick LeRoux for doing all the planning and set up.
We have post cards available with meeting dates and club events. The new brochures will be ready by the Osceola Fair.
Land owner’s dinner will be held at Potting’s on April 13th. The committee for this event is Steve & Suzy Wente, Rick & Julie McGuiggan, Dick & Roxy Couch, Jean Lundgren and Lois Grundhofer.
We had a discussion about dues not being paid in a timely manner and talked about setting a date all dues had to be paid by. Decided the Board of Directors will have a meeting before the next club meeting to come up with a plan, and to also discuss lifetime membership and honorary memberships.
Next meeting will be held on April 2nd 2013 7:30 p.m. at the Trap Rock Inn
If you haven’t paid your club dues they are past due, you can pay them at a meeting or contact Sheri Hoiby @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Any pictures or article that you would like to share please contact Frank Sommerfeldt to put on the web site.