Meeting Minutes

Date: October 5, 2022

Location: UW Wanderoos

Officers:

President: Kevin McNutt, Vice President: Jordan Hallen, Secretary: Cyndi Sommerfeldt, Treasurer: Sheri Hoiby

Board of Directors:

Mike Kohn & Kirk Johnson (2022), Rhett Larson & Jason Raska (2023)

Trail Bosses:

West: Brad McGuiggan & Jason Raska, East: Scott Carlson, Dresser West: TBD, Dresser East: Kevin McNutt

Council Reps:

Eric Hallen & Brad McGuiggan

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*Meeting called to order on 10/5/21, 7:30pm at UW Wanderoos back bar by Kevin.

Secretary’s report:

· Sent out via email earlier in Sept., Approved as read

Treasurer’s report:

· Approved as read, Sheri was absent

· Reviewed Fair profits after 15% paid to Fair Board

Media/Marketing:

· Mark Kuhl website, Eric Hallen facebook

· Meeting dates, meeting minutes and contact info could be added to web page.

Council Report:

· Bridges on Cat Tail to be worked on.

· Stower Trail ruling next week?

Trail Bosses Report:

· Need Dresser west Trail Boss, let Kevin know if interested.

· Duane would like orange reflective tape/ribbon for quick trip landscaping area.

· Kevin answered questions from Lotus Lakes Homeoweners on Stower trail issues and referred to snowmobiling deputy.

· Trail signing next month, Turn in hours

· May need Stower trail boss, Chris volunteered.

Youth Club:

· Next meeting in October 12, 2021, McKenzie Lanes 7pm

· Safety Training 10/18,19&21, 6:30-9pm Intermediate School, notification in paper, Facebook and WI DNR Go Wild. Club covers costs. 30 books on order.

Old Business:

· AWSC Fall workshop is 10/22-24 at WI Dells. Club reimburses $100/family, $50/individual

· Memberships expired the end of June so time to renew for 2021-2022 season. 161 Memberships last year.

· Osceola Community Fair booth was a success, Thanks to all volunteers. Weather was great and helped with sales. Pretty much ran out of everything by the end. No turkey legs on Sunday. Need to do better at getting volunteers lined up in advance as several people did double jobs etc.

New Business:

· Club President and Secretary positions and 2 board positions will expire at end of this meeting. Elections will be held following the meeting.

· Board budget discussions/review end of October meeting for review at November meeting.

· Some items noted for budgeting PA system, propane grill, mop, floor matts for fair booth, custom trail signs for intersections.

· New 2020-2022 Trail maps are now available.

Trip Committee:

· Need a new committee and ideas here. Hayward 7 Winds casino seems like a doable location.

· Could club sponsor a pizza party or put $ toward room costs to encourage club participation?

Social Committee:

· Club appreciation party/picnic moved from June to 11/6 trail signing to be held at Eric Hallen’s. Eric to provide drinks BYOB and Club to supply food. RSVP via facebook or contact Eric for more info.

· 11/18 Deer Hunting Party at UW Wanderoos.

Next Meeting: November 2, 2021 at 7:30pm at Potsies (previously Sues) .

Club Elections held following meeting:

· Eric Hallen will become club president, Cyndi Sommerfeldt will retain Secretary role, Rhett Larson and Jason Raska will become Board members. All have been added to the heading of these meeting minutes.

Sno-Goers Club Meeting Schedule

Club meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month.
Typical Meeting starting time is  7:30pm.

October 5, 2021 – UW Wanderoos Bar
November 2, 2021 – Potsies (formerly Sue’s Bar & Grill)
December 7, 2021 – Hank’s
January 4, 2022 – Ken’s Keyboard
February 1, 2022 – Potsies (formerly Sues Bar & Grill)
March 1,  2022 – UW Wanderoos Bar
April 5,  2022 –  Fiesta Loca by Dresser
May 3,  2022  – Osceola Lanes
June & July – No meeting
August 2, 2022 – Tippy Canoe’s

September 6, 2022 – Fair Booth (Oakey Park, Osceola)

Meeting Minutes – October 2016

OSCEOLA VALLEY SNO-GOERS

President:  Eric Hallen (2017), Vice President: Rick McGuiggan (2018)

Secretary:  Stephanie Harling (2017), Treasurer: Sheri Hoiby (2018)

Marketing/Asst Treasurer:  Al Schoenborn

Board of Directors:  Charlie Greener, Jeff Jonas, Rick LeRoux (2017), Barb Durand (2018)

Trail Bosses:  West: Gordy Jones (2015), East: Kirk Larson (2015), Dresser trail: Ken Meyer (2017)

Council Reps:  Ken Meyer, Mike Tabor   (Alternates: Arnold Wente, Roger Peterson)

 

October 4th , 2016 Meeting Notes

The October Meeting was called to order by President Eric Hallen

Secretary’s report was read and approved

Treasurers report was read and approved.

Council’s Report:

Greg is resigning at the council, and election next meeting. He has put in over 20 years and we thank him for his dedication to representing our club and the council.

They are going to modify the easements and take out the word base. It will read need at least 6 inches of snow, not a 6 inch base.

There is still brushing to do from on the trail from Clear Lake to Clayton.

There is a DNR survey called SCORP – that is used for to help the government decide who gets what when someone is applying for a grant. It is for hikers, ATV riders, snowmobile riders – need to on and take this survey.

The Gandy Dancer is going to start logging this spring south of the Burnett County Line.  It is a 2 year contract and eventually will be going all the way South to St Croix Falls.

In the future, a GPS unit will be installed in all of the groomers. This will give a more accurate count of the groomed trails that is being turned in. They will know where the tractor is at all times.

Youth Club:

No news, except they still meet at McKenzie Lanes the 2 nd Monday of every month.

The snowmobile safety course is coming up now in October at the school.

Trail Boss:

We need to do some brushing in Dresser by the gravel pit. Tentative date was set to work on that Sat November 5th . We will confirm this at the next meeting.

No cutting of wood is necessary for the shelter this year, we have plenty.

November 12th , is tentative date for the Trail Opening. This will be confirmed at the next meeting.

Sherri will get the post cards printed for the landowners letting them know that we are going to be doing the trail opening. Julie will help her in getting these ready to mail.

Old Business:

Fair – Barb reported that everything went well. We got the help in those open spots that we needed help for.

A motion was made and seconded to use $200 to get some shirts and hats for the landowner’s dinner in April for door prizes.

Social Committee: Nothing to report

Landowners Dinner: Nothing to report – need to set a date and place in the near future.

If you not on a committee, please see Eric and sign up.

Meeting was adjourned

 

Election of Officers Results:

Vice President: Rick McGuiggan

Treasurer: Sheri Hoiby

Marketing/Assistant Treasurer: Al Schoenborn

Council Rep: Mike Tabor

Board of Directors: Barb Durand.

Meeting Minutes – Sept 2016

OSCEOLA VALLEY SNO-GOERS

President: Eric Hallen (2017) Vice President: Al Schoenborn (2016)

Secretary: Stephanie Harling (2017), Treasurer: Sheri Hoiby (2016)

Board of Directors:  Rick McGuiggan (2017), Charlie Greener, Jeff Jonas (2016) Jason Raska (2016)

Trail Bosses:  West: Gordy Jones (2015), Kirk Larson (2015), Dresser trail: Ken Meyer (2017)

Council Reps:  Greg Swanson, Ken Meyer   (Alternates: Arnold Wente, Roger Peterson)

 

September 6th 2016 at Wanderoos

The September 6th, 2016 meeting was called to order by President Eric Hallen.

The Secretary’s report: was read and approved

Treasurer’s Report: was read and approved.

Council Report: Nothing to report

Youth Report: Nothing to report.

Trail Boss Report: Nothing to report.

Old Business: Eric to follow up on the Snowmobile drags for Big Lake

New Business:  Sue’s Bar and Grill will be holding a meat raffle the first Friday of every month,  Osceola Sno-goers has been asked to sponsor a raffle, the club proposed and accepted to do the meat raffle in February 2017.

There are two positions open, Eric and Al will be meeting on this.

Trip Committee:  We are looking at Solon Springs again because it’s a fun trip.  Open to any suggestions just let us know.

Fair Committee:  Barb stated we were asked to supply candy for the parade, it was proposed and accepted to donate $200 in candy.

Nominating Committee:  We need to meet.

Landowner Dinner:  Nothing to report

Meeting was adjourned

Next meeting is on Tues. October 4th at Pottings Bar 7:30pm

Meeting Minutes – August 2016

OSCEOLA VALLEY SNO-GOERS

President: Eric Hallen (2017) Vice President: Al Schoenborn (2016)

Secretary: Stephanie Harling (2017), Treasurer: Sheri Hoiby (2016)

Board of Directors:  Rick McGuiggan (2017), Charlie Greener, Jeff Jonas (2016) Jason Raska (2016)

Trail Bosses:  West: Gordy Jones (2015), Kirk Larson (2015), Dresser trail: Ken Meyer (2017)

Council Reps:  Greg Swanson, Ken Meyer   (Alternates: Arnold Wente, Roger Peterson)

 

August 2, 2016 at Wanderoos

The August 2, 2016 meeting was called to order by President Eric Hallen.

The Secretary’s report: was read and approved

Treasurer’s Report: was read and approved.

Council Report: Nothing to report

Youth Report: Osceola could possibly being looking for a youth ambassador.

Trail Boss Report: Nothing to report.

Old Business: Roger Peterson is Cancer FREE!

New Business:  Fair sign-up sheets are here and available for sign ups.  Sherri mentioned food handling training. We really need volunteers for the fair.

*AWSC trail passes, start thinking about ordering now before the big rush. This process seems to take awhile.

*A proposal has been mentioned to sponsor the Big Lake Snowmobile Ice Drags, approximately 200 participants for the event. Eric will find out more.

Trip Committee:  We are looking at Solon Springs again because it’s a fun trip.  Open to any suggestions just let us know.

Fair Committee: Talked about getting another charcoal grill, need some ceiling fans and the sinks clog.

Nominating Committee:  We need to  meet.

Meeting was adjourned

Next meeting is on Tues. September 6th at the Osceola Booth at 6:30 pm.

Meeting Minutes – March 2016

OSCEOLA VALLEY SNO-GOERS

President: Eric Hallen (2017)

Vice President: Al Schoenborn(2016)

Secretary: Stephanie Harling (2017),

Treasurer: Sheri Hoiby (2016)

Board of Directors:  Rick McGuiggan (2017), Charlie Greener, Jeff Jonas (2016) Jason Raska (2016)

Trail Bosses:  West: Gordy Jones (2015), Kirk Larson (2015), Dresser trail: Ken Meyer (2017)

Council Reps:  Greg Swanson, Ken Meyer   (Alternates:  Arnold Wente, Roger Peterson)

 

Tues. March 2nd, 2016 at Tippy Canoe’s

The meeting was called to order by President Eric Hallen

Secretaries Report:  was read and approved

Treasurer’s Report:  was read and approved

Council Report: Kenney Meyer reported that the council would like to start a petition (online and paper) for the Dresser to Amery trail for motor use.

  • Council is looking at starting an ATV club at Wanderoos and surrounding area.
  • Council also looking at legal age to drive groomers.
  • Wolf Creek is holding a meat raffle March 19th at 10:30 AM to Noon
  • Sign orders need to be by March but no later than April
  • Now that trails are closed it would be a good time to get some brushing done.
  • If landowners need sign talk to Kenny

Trail Boss Report: Trails are closed; we plan on having signs down by April 9th, 2016.  There was some discussion of placing signs/gates at certain trailheads to detour riders from riding on closed trails, for example Horse Creek and Pottings.

Youth Ride: CAOS now has a new Facebook page.

Old Business:  We now pay the $10  AWSC membership fee for the landowners that request it.  So far there are only five that have requested it.    So if they want to be a member, they need to contact the snowmobile club.  They need to be a member for the snowmobile trail pass to get the lesser fee.

The Safari in Solon springs was a great success.  We had about 23, and some that joined us later, and also that stopped in for a visit and to ride.

New Business:  Our Club membership dues are due.

  • There is a Go Fund Me Page for Roger Peterson, as he has cancer in his lymph node on the side of his neck.  A motion was made and passed to donate $200 to him.  Roger is not doing well, so please send your prayers for him.
  • On a lighter note, Steve Wente is doing well had his last round of chemo. Keep Steve in your prayers as well for a speedy recovery.
  • The CCRE meeting was March 3rd at 10:30am at the Polk County Office.  This is to open up the railroad bed. We need to get as many of us as we can together as the opposition has several people against it. Please contact Rick McGuiggan for more information and when the next meeting is being held.  LET’S FILL THE ROOM WITH CLUB MEMBERS!
  • Julie McGuiggan brought order forms for the Sweatshirt and t-shirt orders.  Hope everyone was able to order that wanted to.  If not, let us know if we get enough requests for another order we can do it again.

Nominating Committee:  There will be two positions open this year, Sherri and Al are up. If you are interested in any position, please let Eric know and we will set up a mentorship so you know what your job responsibilities would be, and know more about the position before you are elected into it for a two year term.

Social Committee: Due to no snow, again, this year, Eric mentioned in the meeting about having a Spring Picnic.  We have not been able to get together as a club now for a couple years so we thought about a picnic at Wanderoos.

Fair Committee: Nothing to report on now.

Landowners Dinner:  Julie reported the Landowners Dinner is April 16th at Pottings.  We have the main dish covered, we are asking for your help with salads and desserts.

Meeting was adjourned

Meeting Minutes — February 2016

OSCEOLA VALLEY SNO-GOERS

President: Eric Hallen (2017) Vice President: Al Schoenborn(2016)

 Secretary: Stephanie Harling (2017), Treasurer: Sheri Hoiby (2016)

Board of Directors:  Rick McGuiggan(2017), Charlie Greener,  Jeff Jonas (2016)  Jason Raska (2016)

Trail Bosses:  West :Gordy Jones (2015), Kirk Larson (2015), Dresser trail: Ken Meyer (2017)

Council Reps:  Greg Swanson, Ken Meyer   (Alternates:  Arnold Wente, Roger Peterson)

Tues. February 9th, 2016 at UW Wandroos

The meeting was called to order by President Eric Hallen

Secretaries Report:  was read and approved

Treasurer’s Report:  was read and approved

Council Report: Kenney Meyer reported that the council is looking at a grader for the Gandy Dancer and Cat Tail and also a brusher.  There is talk about OWI, and being able to tie it to your license if caught riding your snowmobile.

Trail Boss Report: Gordy wants to do some brushing over by Trollhaugen.  Kirk said that we need to put a ribbon by Jason Mork’s Driveway, and to please go around the end of his driveway.  There was a question as to if the antique sleds need a trail pass, you would need to contact the AWSC on that.  If they are driven on the trails, you probably will need a pass.  On Heichel’s land we need some ribbon on the fence between the blazers, and on Boucher’s we need another blazer or two by the trees at the sharp corner before the open field.  The intersection signs are now up.

Youth Ride: They had their group snowmobile ride last weekend and it went well.  They will be taking over a section of trail in Centuria to sign and take care of.

Old Business:  The trail passes are now taking about a week to get.  You can get the number off your AWSC membership card, or off your AWSC magazine that comes in the mail.  Please check the expiration date on your card, most of the club memberships expire in March 2016.

We now pay the $10  AWSC membership fee for the landowners that request it.  So far there are only five that have requested it.    So if they want to be a member, they need to contact the snowmobile club.  They need to be a member for the snowmobile trail pass to get the lesser fee.

The Safari in Solon springs was a great success.  We had about 23, and some that joined us later, and also that stopped in for a visit and to ride.

New Business: The trails are closed.  When we get the open or closed notice we will put it out to everyone in an email, and try to get it on Facebook also right away.

The scholarship is in the works.  We are just waiting for the applicants to get their applications in, and then the school will notify us to go thru them.  If anyone is interested in being on the committee, please let Julie McGuiggan know.

The Landowners list needs to be gone thru with Gordy, Ken, and Kirk and update them soon, before the invites are sent out for the landowner’s dinner. Please have these done by the next meeting.  We did not do the Landowners gift cards at Christmas this year, so we will do something once the list is together, and before the Landowners dinner, or at the dinner.

There is a Go Fund Me Page for Roger Peterson, as he has cancer in his lymph node on the side of his neck.  A motion was made and passed to donate $200 to him.  Roger is not doing well, so please send your prayers for him.

On a lighter note, Steve Wente is doing well, and was able to attend the meeting tonight.  It was good to see Steve back with the snowmobile group.

The overnighter is going to be held on Fri. February 26-27 in Danbury Casino.  There are 4 rooms reserved under Eric Hallen’s name, and it is in the old part of the motel.  Depending on the snow conditions, plans are to meet at Sue’s Bar and Grill to ride, or if we need to we can trailer them to Centuria to ride from there.  Eric will send out an email with more details as it gets closer, or if you have any questions please contact Eric.     There is a Vintage Snowmobile Show on Sat the 27th at Whitetail and also Lawnmower Races on the 27th at Sweeney’s, so activities to do on Sat while you are up there.

The CCRE meeting was canceled and is rescheduled for next wed Feb 17th at 9:00 am at the Polk County Office.  This is to open up the railroad bed, and we need as many people to come as possible, as the opposition is going to have several people there against it. Please contact Rick McGuiggan if you are interested, or able to go.

Julie McGuiggan brought up that several members are  wanting more sweatshirts and t-shirts made.  She contacted Somerset and will get this going and send out an email to all members.  These will have to be paid for ahead of time, and you will be able to pay on paypal.  Sherri will give the address to do that, and it will be on the form.  It will take about 3 weeks, and there will be a deadline on this to order.

Nominating Committee:  There will be two positions open this year, Sherri and Al are up. If you are interested in any position, please let Eric know and we will set up a mentorship so you know what your job responsibilities would be, and know more about the position before you are elected into it for a two year term.

Social Committee: The fun day at the shelter was scheduled for this Sat, but it has been canceled for now, due to snowmobile trails being closed and the cold weather coming in.  We will throw out an email if we can reschedule it to another weekend.  Tentatively we will see if Feb 20th works.

Fair Committee: Nothing to report on now.

Landowners Dinner:  Julie will put together a meeting to make plans.  Discussion as to if we should try to have it at Wandroos this year and rotate between Potting’s and Wandroos, due to being fair for the Landowners.  The committee will decide and send out an update.  If anyone wants to join the committee please contact Julie McGuiggan.

We have 4 new members and their family’s and  we welcome them to our club. They are Mike Tetzloff, Matt Sedioux & Family, Eric Strigelund & Family, and Michael Erdman & Fmaily. (sorry if I miss spelled your names)

Jeff Jonas – won the $20 raffle from Wandroos at the meeting that Tammi donated.

Meeting was adjourned

Next Meeting is Tues March 1st at Tippy Canoes

Notes taken by Julie McGuiggan for Stephanie Harling.

 

Meeting Minutes – January 2016

OSCEOLA VALLEY SNO-GOERS

President: Eric Hallen (2017) Vice President: Al Schoenborn(2016)

 Secretary: Stephanie Harling (2017), Treasurer: Sheri Hoiby (2016)

Board of Directors:  Rick McGuiggan(2017), Charlie Greener,  Jeff Jonas (2016)  Jason Raska (2016)

Trail Bosses:  West Gordy Jones (2015), Kirk Larson (2015), Dresser trail: Ken Meyer (2017)

Council Reps:  Greg Swanson, Ken Meyer   (Alternates:  Arnold Wente, Roger Peterson)

 

The January 5th 2016   Meeting was called to order by President Eric Hallen

The Secretaries Report was read by Stephanie Harling and approved by Eric

The Treasures’ Report was read by Sheri Hoiby and approved.

The Council Report: Greg Swanson updated us on a new committee formed December 10th regarding ATV use on the Gandy Dancer Trail and long term use.  Todd Miller is the head of the new committee.   A meeting was to be held on January 6th and Greg Swanson strongly urged club members to go if they were able to help voice our concerns.

Youth Club: New Club, Polk County Youth Club named “KAOS” meeting are 2nd Monday of the month at the Centuria Bowling alley

Trail Boss:  Gordy stated trails were done, put signs up to inform riders trails were closed.

Old Business:  Make sure you have your Trail passes.

New Business:

  1. Membership to AWSC (not trail passes) for landowners, paid by the club for those who are interested was discussed. We decided to discuss at the landowners meeting.
  2. Landowners $20 DID NOT get mailed out, need to discuss landowners gift and landowners dinner.
  3. Check the expiration date on your AWSC cards.
  4. Trail passes are taking approximately a week or more to receive, if you want to ride get them purchased promptly.
  5. Safari Date January 29th, and 30th Croix Inn, Solon Springs
  6. It was discussed that we would purchase a AWSC commercial ad for Tami for everything she did for the Wanderoos Hunter’s Party.

 

Rick let the club know of a beautiful Thank You card to update us on Roger Peterson.

County Business:  Johnny B addressed the club with concerns regarding the trail From Dresser to Amery and the Gandy Dancer Trail.  We need to get to the county meeting and get involved.  The meetings are the 3rd Tuesday of every month.

Social Committee:  Club social ride will be held Saturday February 13th this year.  Come join us!  Hot dogs and hot chocolate!

The overnighter will be held at Danbury February 26th, will ride from Sue’s if we can.  Cost is $45 to $40 for a room.

 

We have 16 New Members and 6 renewals!  Welcome everyone!

Website is up and going.

Next meeting will be 7:30pm February 2nd, 2016 at Wanderoos

 

Meeting Adjourned

 

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Special Election was called for Polk County Council.  We had 2 nominees, Ken Meyer voted as Primary and Mike Tolberg was voted Alternate.

 

 

 

Meeting Minutes – Dec 2015

OSCEOLA VALLEY SNO-GOERS

President: Eric Hallen (2017) Vice President: Al Schoenborn(2016)

 Secretary: Stephanie Harling (2017), Treasurer: Sheri Hoiby (2016)

Board of Directors:  Rick McGuiggan(2017), Charlie Greener,  Jeff Jonas (2016)  Jason Raska (2016)

Trail Bosses:  West Gordy Jones (2015), Kirk Larson (2015), Dresser trail: Ken Meyer (2017)

Council Reps:  Greg Swanson, Ken Meyer   (Alternates:  Arnold Wente, Roger Peterson)

 

The December 1st, 2015 Meeting was called to order by President Eric Hallen

The Secretaries Report was read by Stephanie Harling and approved by Eric

The Treasures’ Report was Read and approved.

The Council Report: Greg Swanson updated us on the Groomer Rodeo December 5th from 10 to 2.  County meeting discussed ATV’s on the Gandy Dancer for winter use, possibly opening Catail  as well.  Also debating of a brush mower for the Gandy Dancer and Cat Tail.

Youth Club: To be held second Monday of the month.

Trail Boss:  Eastside has more signs to be put up.  County Rd X ready to go.  Ken stated that we need to contact the new land owners.

Old Business:  Coat and Food drive was a success.  Wanderoos Hunter Party raised enough for scholarships. A huge Thank you to all who participated an attended.

New Business:  The Vintage snowmobile show and swap at Pottings was also a huge success and a lot of fun.  Thank you for those who participated and brought their oldies but goodies for all to see.

Emails were discuss as well, we need everyone to make sure your email is correct and/or we have your email.

We welcomed all new members, and let them know that the decals and postcards with the meeting dates and places were available.

The overnighter will be held either at Danbury, or at Turtle Lake.  No date is set yet.

The Safari will be at Solon Springs Jan 29-30th, 2016  (weekend prior to the Super Bowl).

– 9 rooms facing roadside @ 82.50/night

– 11 rooms facing lakeside @ 92.50/night

**if anyone wants to come early, e.g. Thursday or stay Sunday, those nights are $60/each

Club members should call to reserve under their name (715-378-4444) and reference the club group reservation.

**If no snow, we should contact them a week prior to cancel – Kathy is our contact at the hotel.

 

We had to date 9 new members (Welcome) and 3 club members who dropped but returned (Welcome back)

 

With no more things to discuss, the meeting was adjourned.

 

 

Meeting Minutes – Nov 2015

OSCEOLA VALLEY SNO-GOERS

President: Eric Hallen (2017) Vice President: Al Schoenborn(2016)

 Secretary: Stephanie Harling (2017), Treasurer: Sheri Hoiby (2016)

Board of Directors:  Rick McGuiggan(2017), Charlie Greener,  Jeff Jonas (2016)  Jason Raska (2016)

Trail Bosses:  West Gordy Jones (2015), Kirk Larson (2015), Dresser trail: Ken Meyer (2017)

Council Reps:  Greg Swanson, Ken Meyer   (Alternates:  Arnold Wente, Roger Peterson)

 

The November 4th, 2015 Meeting was called to order by President Eric Hallen

The Secretaries Report was read and approved by Eric

The Treasures’ Report was Read and approved.

The Council Report: Greg Swanson said that at the last council meeting there was a lot of talk as to how to take care of the rail road beds, as far as mowing, brushing, and logging.  The Cat Tail Trail had a lot of gravel put on it, and it is more like a gravel road now. They want to put a hump in the middle so the water runs away, and they have to figure out how to grade it to make that work.  Ken said that some of the tractors are getting painted.  The bridgework is done, and the council needs all the information on the work that was done to the bridge.  Gordy needs to get a sign list to Greg.  There was some   discussion on if we need more posts.    It was also brought up about the Chippewa hunting at night until Jan 1st.  All the tractors and drags are ready to go and be picked up.

Youth Club:  Kevin McNutt said the next  Youth meeting is the second Monday of the month.  They are trying to get more kids involved.  They were present for the youth snowmobile safety training, and will also be helping with trail signing.

Trail Boss:  Gordy said that Trail signing will be on Sat Nov 14th.  Please check with Landowners before going on their land and let them know what you are doing.  Please remember to turn in your time to the trail boss. Kirk said if you know anyone that is not yet assigned  a section of trail to contact him, and he will assign you  a section or mile of trail.  Rick went thru the whole trail and a couple of places have trees down in Nate’s section.  There is lots of water.  Watch with pickups, best to send the atv’s in first.  For all new members, you can meet at Sue’s at 8:00 on Sat Nov 14th, and you will be shown how to sign, and assigned to someone to work with for the day.

Old Business:  Scott Tinney thanked the snowmobile club for helping with the Truck Pull and at the Fair. The Osceola Fair is looking for donations towards a new building.  On Dec 5th (?) there is a vintage snowmobile day at Pottings and asked if the club could help out.  Eric will talk to Paul from the leather shop as to what we can do to help.

New Business: The board of directors met and made up the 2016 budget.  We are going to increase the rainy day fund and then leave it so it is constant.  The money from the maps is going to stay with the businesses that sold them. The landowner’s dinner budget stayed the same.  They increased the signs and repair and fencing. Motion was made and seconded to approve the 2016 budget.   Perhaps we can donate towards the fair Building, this was tabled.

The Amery Club is donating $350 towards the Wandroos Benefit to be held on Nov 19th with the proceeds going to the Osceola Valley Sno-Goers and the Amery Snowmobile club.  A motion was made and approved to donate up to $300 towards the event.  Julie McGuiggan volunteered to contact Tammi Lyon the owner of Wandroos to see what they wanted for gifts.  A thank you to Rick LeRoux who already donated a chain saw for this event.   They are also raffling off  guns, a cross bow, and $1000.00 cash. It begins at 6:00 pm on Thurs Nov 19th at Wandroos.  They have also asked us to donate baked sale items for that night.  They are a huge hit for the deer hunters.

A motion was made and seconded to approve that the Osceola Sno- Goers pay for the first year membership dues and for the safety class; however, the parents must come to the first meeting of the safety class.  The cost for the youth for the AWSC is $6.00 part youth, and $10 per student.  Last year they had 15 kids at the class.

The coat and food drive went well.  Eric brought them to the Osceola Open Cupboard and Roseanne Anderson said that it was the perfect time, as she was running out of coats.  Thanks to all that participated in this drive.

A big thank you to Stephanie Harling to step up and take over the Secretary position.  We also forgot at the last meeting to appoint new board of directors, so Rick McGuiggan, and Charlie Greener, and Jeff Jonas were elected to serve on the board of directors, to fill Kevin McNutts position and Scott and Frank were up also.

Erick want start a mentorship for the President, Secretary, and Treasurers positions, so that they have a better understanding of what the job entails before handing over the job.

Tammy Elefson Sorenson from the Amery Snowmobile club is donating $100 to Steve Wente to use for expenses while he is at Rochester being treated for Leukemia.  The Osceola Club also decided to donate $200 towards a visa card that they can use towards housing, groceries, or food while they are down there.  Julie will take care of getting this to them.

The AWSC convention went well.  Eric attended the meeting.  Bailey Hallen ran for Miss Snowflake, but did not get it, but plans on running again next year.   Eric said to make sure that you check for the expiration on the yellow membership card.  If it is expired you won’t get the discounted AWSC sticker.  Your snowmobile registration has to be up to date also.   You can go onto the AWSC website and it will cost you a $2.00 convenience fee to get the discounted trail pass.

There is going to be a military ride in Eagle River that takes the military and their families out for a snowmobile trail ride. Eric asked that the club donate towards this great cause.  A motion made and seconded that the club donate $200 towards this cause.  Eric will make sure that they get this.

We welcomed all new members, and let them know that the decals and postcards with the meeting dates and places were available.

The overnighter will be held either at Danbury, or at Turtle Lake.  No date is set yet.

The Safari will be at Solon Springs

Talk about doing an appreciation party for club, we haven’t done one in years.  We also need to send out a new committee sheet, for everyone to sign up for again for the New Year.

With no more things to discuss, the meeting was adjourned.

The Next meeting will be on Dec 1st at Woodhill at 7:30 pm