March 2008 Newsletter

VIKING SPORTSMEN MINUTES  February 21, 2008

 

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT

Glen Wink          Belinda Wink          Mark Anderson          Barb Wittmer          Dale Flesner         

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT

Mike Moore        Syl Schmidt, Jr.      Curt Flesner                 Rick Anderson    Roger Wittmer

Steve Hoskins     Todd Lanners          Jerry Krebs                    Gene Sullivan                Dwain Schuette

Gregg Baxter        Jim Baxter

Others in attendance:  Dave Fuerstenberg, Chuck Bokinskie, Dick & Nancy Gulbranson, Gus, Bev Schmidt,

Dan Lindquist, Ron Hoffman and Stephen Henry.      

 

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

 

 

SECRETARY’S REPORT

Motion by Steve seconded by Jim B. to accept minutes.  Motion passed.

 

TREASURER’S REPORT

General Checking                                 Thrivent General Fund              Habitat Day

$6,716.19                                            $70,402.11                                          $2,685.04

 

Prudential Scholarship               Tree Account                                       Ice Fishing Challenge

$13,341.61                                          $1,831.21                                            ????

Motion by Dwain, seconded by Roger to accept treasurer’s report.  Motion passed

 

Dick Gulbranson from the Douglas County Agricultural Association presented a check to Viking Sportsmen as a donation in the amount of $200.00.  He also explained to us that there is no need to move our clubhouse; the fair board has a lease on land until 2035.  This ground will then belong to the city unless something is done.  They are looking into options and will keep us abreast of anything we can do to help.

 

OLD BUSINESS

Þ   Dale moved to accept the bid for the hardwoods property, seconded by Roger.  Motion passed. 

Þ   We are not going to log Emily Johnson property until next winter.

Þ   Money from the hardwoods and eventually Emily Johnson properties will go into a separate account for future building needs.

Þ   Ice Fishing Challenge, still waiting for final results.

Þ   Kids Food Plots banquet was held Feb 11th at The Pines on Hwy 27 W.  This was the 18th year of the project.  94 people attended, Hayloft served the food.

Þ   Jeff Crosy would like to step down from the board.  Curt moved to nominate Jerry Krebs, seconded by Steve.  Motion passed.

Þ   Banquet March 27, Curt has dinner tickets, letters to business are out and letters to members are going out next week.

Þ   Habitat day posters if anyone want to put some up, habitat day is March 8th Viking Plaza Mall

Þ   Deer hides report from Gus – 377 hides $2,167 minus expenses.  $500 to Viking Sportsmen, $1,500 to Deer Hunters.  We need to email Fleet farm about us being a local group trying to raise money for projects locally.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS

Þ   Election of officers:  Gene moved to elect as printed in the agenda, seconded by Mark.  Motion passed.  President:  Glen Wink, Vice Presidents:  Belinda Wink and Mark Anderson, Secretary:  Barb Wittmer, Treasurer:  Dale Flesner, Chairman of the Board:  Chad Weisel.  Dale made note that this will be his last year and we need to find someone for next year.

Þ   Serving at the March meeting will be Gene Sullivan and Dave Fuerstenberg

Þ   Chuck Bokinskie let us know Trudy Raas passed away.  Barb will send a plant to the funeral home.

 

Mark did a presentation about Minnesota Sportsmen for Change, a non-profit organization working on getting dedicated funding to pass.  Dedicated funding passed and will be on the ballot in November.  They are asking for donation to help with the web site.  Chuck moved to donate $250.00 and 2 tickets to our banquet, seconded by Syl.  Motion passed.

 

Motion to adjourn by Gene, seconded by Jim B.  Motion passed.

 

 

 

Respectfully submitted

Barb Wittmer

Secretary

 

 

 

Next meeting is Thursday March 20, 2008 at the Bemo Building

Supper at 6:30 Meeting at 7:00

Gene and Dave are serving

 

All donations need to be turned in at this meeting.

 

All dinner tickets need to be turned in at this meeting.      NO EXCEPTIONS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Tickets can be purchased at Alex Appliance until March 25th, then at the door the night of the banquet.

 

FYI – Upcoming Events

 

Banquet – March 27th Broadway Ballroom

 

 

 

 

PRESIDENT

GLEN WINK  320-763-2410

VICE PRESIDENT

MARK ANDERSON  320-886-2913

VICE PRESIDENT

BELINDA WINK  320-763-2410

SECRETARY

BARB WITTMER  320-808-6787

TREASURER

DALE FLESNER  320-763-4817

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

CHAD WEISEL  320-815-9250

HISTORIAN

CLIFF EMMERT  320-763-4328

SOCIAL DIRECTOR

BILL MAYNARD  320-886-5561

PUBLIC RELATIONS

JIM BAXTER   320-859-4616

 

    

March 20, 2008 Meeting Agenda

 

Call Meeting to order

 

Secretary’s Report:

 

Treasurer’s Report:

 

 

 

Old Business:

 

I. Ice Fishing Challenge

 

II. Habitat Day

 

III. Walleye Stocking

 

IV. Annual Banquet

 

 

New Business:

 

I. Dock for Lake Mina access

 

II. Volunteer to serve for April meeting

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