October 2007 Newsletter

VIKING SPORTSMEN MINUTES September 19, 2007

 

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT

Glen Wink                     Belinda Wink               Barb Wittmer              

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT

Bill Maynard                 Cliff Emmert                 Todd Lanners               Gregg Baxter

Jim Baxter                    Curt Flesner                 Steve Hoskins              Jim Stratton

Rick Anderson Gene Sullivan                Dwain Schuette            Dave Fuerstenberg

                                               

Others in attendance:  Jerry & Verla Engelbrecht, Art Engelbrecht, Myrtle Trenne, Ginger Maynard,

Roger Wittmer, Chuck Kaley, Stephen G. Henry, Ron Hoffman, Syl & Bev Schmidt, Leonard Anderson and Chuck Bokinskie

 

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

SECRETARY’S REPORT

Changes for the August minutes are as follows:  Bemo pond sign committee should have been Gus not Steve, Steve said he would remain on committee anyway.  ATV training was moved to October 7 at Alexandria Shooting Park.  Motion by Jim B, with changes, seconded by Cliff to approve minutes.  Motion passed.

TREASURER’S REPORT

General Checking Account                   Thrivent General Account                     Prudential Account

$18,390.65                                          $69,278.43                                          $12,784.95

Tree Account                                       Thrivent Habitat Account                      Ice Fishing Challenge

$1,828.45                                            $2,656.74                                            $112,191.67 Changing daily

Motion by Steve seconded by Bill to approve treasurer’s report.  Motion passed.

OLD BUSINESS

Þ     Bill updated us on the scholarship fundraiser held on Sept 8 at Elk Lake Heritage Preserve.   160 people ate lunch.  Bill thanked those who helped.  Art was pleased with how event went despite the weather conditions.  21,585.00 is now in the scholarship account.

Þ     Bill updated us on the Williams property, an offer for 1,800,000.00 was accepted.  Approval by the county commissioners is still needed, there is a meeting on September 25th 9:00 am meet at courthouse, Viking Sportsmen is on the agenda at 9:20 and will have 20 minutes.  When everything is approved, closing will be in about 4 months.

Þ     Web site is being nearing completion.

Þ     Banquet will be March 27, 2007

Þ     Bemo pond sign, Bob has a router, needs stencils.

Þ      Cliff updated us on the hardwood property, the DNR forestry person will try to schedule a time to come talk with the group.  Dwain has an aerial photo of the property.

Þ     Raffle tickets for the Ice Fishing Challenge contact Jim Stratton  320-808-5096

Þ     The trailer from last years IFC still needs to be unloaded and organized for this year.

NEW BUSINESS

Þ     We need to start thinking of a speaker for our annual meeting in January.

Þ     Viking Sportsmen along with Sertoma purchased a tree in memory of Jim Stratton’s mother who recently passed away.

Þ     Syl requested a donation for the upcoming DATA banquet.  Motion by Jim B to donate $250.00, seconded by Jim S.  Motion passed.  Chuck Bokinskie moved to amend donation by adding 6 T-shirts from the fishing committee, seconded by Steven Henry.  Motion passed.

Þ     Jim Stratton mentioned the comment about limiting the amount of money spent on youth activities.  If we don’t spend some money and time getting our youth involved who will carry on the mission for preserving the great outdoors.  We need to ask our youth groups that we donate to to help with some of the events we are doing each year, get them involved.  Need to get more youth activities to promote outdoor activities.

Þ     Bill and Art attended the Osakis Sportsmen meeting.  They are moving archery program into elementary level.  Last year the Osakis archery team went on to nationals.

 

 

Motion by Gene to adjourn, seconded by Jim B.  Motion passed.  Meeting was adjourned.

 

Meeting called back to order

Bill moved to donate $100.00 to Pioneer Heritage Trust for gun, seconded by Roger.  Motion passed

Gene moved to re-adjourn, seconded by Jim B.  Motion passed.

 

 

 

Next meeting is Thursday October 19, 2007 at the Bemo Building

Supper at 6:30 with meeting to follow

Gus is serving

 

 

AGENDA

Þ    SECRETARY REPORT                                              FYI – Upcoming Events

Þ    TREASURER’S REPORT                                           January   Annual Meeting

Þ    OLD BUSINESS                                                        February 9, 2008 Ice Fishing Challenge

Speaker for annual meeting                                        March 27, 2008 Banquet

                                               

Þ    NEW BUSINESS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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