Meeting Minutes – 2022 January

Officers: President: Eric Hallen (2023),Vice President: Jordan Hallen (2022), Secretary: Cyndi Sommerfeldt (2023), Treasurer: Sheri Hoiby (2022)

Board of Directors: Mike Kohn (2022), Kirk Johnson (2022), Rhett Larson (2023), Jason Raska (2023)

Trail Bosses: West: Brad McGuiggan & Jason Raska, East: Scott Carlson, Dresser West: Arik Mahler, Dresser East: Kevin McNutt, Stower Trail: Jeff Jonas & Rick LeRoux

Council Reps: Eric Hallen, Brad McGuiggan

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*Meeting called to order on 1/4/22, 7:30pm at Ken’s Keyboard by Eric.

Secretary’s report: 

  • December meeting minutes were approved.  Minutes are posted to the website.  Will also email out with January minutes.

Treasurer’s report:

  • Approved as read by Sheri.
  • Board of Directors approved previously discussed plan to move rainy day funds to an investment account.  Motion & Second to approve the draft resolution, as provided by Frank at December meeting, as well as establish the investment account.  Unanimous approval.

Media/Marketing: 

  • Osceola Sun had a picture of our club’s donation to the Open Cupboard.
  • Frank has made some updates to our club’s website.  Take a look.

Council Report:

  • ATV & Snowmobile County Council – website updates, lots of info can be found there.
  • A couple trail issues have gotten addressed recently.
  • Trail from Cushing to Burnett County is now open.
  • Stower Trail is ready to go.

Trail Bosses Report

  • Scott working on compiling an updated and accurate list of landowners.
  • One new landowner sign was made and will be installed.
  • Stower Trail.  Make sure to follow the speed limit signs and obey all rules.  Be courteous to other trail users.

KAOS Youth Club:

  • Next meeting is January 11, 2021, McKenzie Lanes 7pm
  • Tentative club ride on Saturday, January 15, leaving from McKenzie Lanes around 9:00am.  Details to be finalized at 1/11 meeting.

Old Business:

  • Discussed plans to change club officer terms from 2 years to 4 years.  To be reviewed by Board of Directors.
  • Funds/Budget. 
    • Increasing scholarship amounts.
    • Possibly increase donations to Open Cupboard, etc.
    • Landowners.  About 70 landowners in total.  Ideas for landowner appreciation (gift cards, etc)
  • Safari.  Club approved $200 to go towards dinner for the Safari group.  Aiming to entice more people to attend and participate.

New Business:

  • No additional budget needs currently expected.
  • Looking for ideas to get more members involved in club activities.  Example – KAOS club buys lunch for anyone that helps do trail signs.
  • Groomer tractor.  GPS tracker is now installed.
  • Wisconsin legislature updates.  If a funded trail passes thru a ditch, you now cannot ride thru that ditch when the trails are closed.  Previously snowmobiles could still ride in the ditches even if trails were closed.

Trip Committee:

  • Club Safari ride January 20-23 in Hayward 7 Winds Casino, phone # 715-634-8574.  Six rooms blocked under the club (group booking number 1179).  Looking for anyone interest in going.  Frank will send an email with more info.
    • Motion was passed in December to provide $200 for a social gathering during the Safari. 
  • Would still welcome more involvement and a planning committee.

Social Committee:

  • Safari Trip. See above.
  • Vintage snowmobile ride & event at ERX in Elk River, MN January 28-30.
  • Shelter Ride.  Planning for Saturday, February 12.

Next Meeting: February 1, 2022 at 7:30pm at Potsie’s.

*Motion to adjourn passed at 8:16pm

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