January 2008 Newsletter

VIKING SPORTSMEN MINUTES  December 20, 2007

 

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT

Glen Wink                    Belinda Wink                Mark Anderson            Barb Wittmer

Dale Flesner                 Chad Weisel

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT

Todd Lanners               Dwain Schuette            Arlene Bosek               Curt Flesner

Bill Maynard                 Jim Stratton

 

Others in attendance:  Roger Wittmer, Chuck Kaley, Merrill Pedersen, Ron Hoffman, Gus,

Dan Lindquist and DeWayne Biske.

 

Meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by President Glen Wink.

 

Motion by Curt seconded by Arlene to accept secretary’s report as printed.  Motion passed.

 

General Checking                                 Thrivent General Fund              Habitat Day

$25,590.11                                          $70,119.21                                          $2,673.89

 

Prudential Scholarship               Tree Account                                       Ice Fishing Challenge

$13,341.61                                          $1,830.29                                            $76,694.00

 

Motion by Dwain seconded by Arlene to approve treasurer’s report.  Discussion on how numbers are broken down for scholarships, where to place scholarship money to get best return.  Motion passed.

 

OLD BUSINESS

Þ    Logging on the hardwoods, Dwain met with Corey and sent him to the Emily Johnson property; we are going to have it logged also.  Dwain suggested to board that money off property go into a restricted account for new clubhouse.  Dwain moved that money from income of property go into a restricted account, with taxes to come out of that account, for future building of clubhouse.  Seconded by Curt.  After more discussion motion passed.

Þ    Banquet solicitation lists will be distributed at the February meeting.

Þ    Ice Fishing Challenge committees are forming, need volunteers to help.

Þ    Annual meeting will be at the Elks Lodge on January 17, 2008.  Mark is taking care of getting the meal together.  Speaker will be Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen.  Social hour 5:30, dinner served at 6:30 with meeting to follow.

Þ    Gus reported about the deer hides, this year he collected 426 hides.  The number is down this year as Fleet Farm has been collecting hides also.  We feel this is taking away from the local clubs that use the money raised from the sale of the hides to promote habitat.  It was suggested by some of the members that we write or e-mail Fleet Farm to see if they return the money from hides back into the community.

NEW BUSINESS

Þ    DNR round table January 4 & 5th at the Kelly Inn in St. Cloud.  Jim Stratton will be attending again this year.  There is room for three people to attend one at each of the events; wildlife, ecology and fisheries.

Þ    Budget for upcoming year was discussed, motion by Bill seconded by Chad to approve budget for 2008.  Motion passed.

Þ    Soil and Water is requesting a donation for the upcoming ground water festival.  Motion by Arlene, seconded by Bill to donate $250.00.  Jim Stratton will ask them to come and report about the event.  Motion passed.

 

Þ    Sportsmen for change, Kevin Auslund sent a letter explaining what it is they do.  They are working on promoting and alerting the public about dedicated funding.  The club would like to see a public meeting for Kevin to come and speak at.  Tabled until Mark can set up meeting.

Þ    Habitat day March 8th Viking Plaza Mall.  Jr Vikings are working on project.  Wal-Mart is helping with some of the manpower.  Planning to build 500 wood duck houses and 300 bluebird houses.

Þ    Election for Board of Directors will be at the annual meeting.  Those up for election are as follows: Cliff Emmert, David Fuerstenburg, Rick Anderson, Chad Weisel, Mark Anderson, Barb Wittmer and Jeff Crosby.

 

Motion by Arlene, seconded by Chad to adjourn.  Motion passed.

 

 

 

ANNUAL MEETING    5:30 SOCIAL HOUR    6:30 DINNER     MEETING TO FOLLOW

THURSDAY JANUARY 17, 2008

ELKS LODGE

115 15TH AVE WEST

ALEXANDRIA, MN  56308

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