Archives for April 2019

April 4th. Meeting Minutes

Driftbusters April 4th. Meeting Minutes
Meeting called to order by Pres. Evan Halvorson.
Introductions were made by all.
Secretary’s Report by Cheryl Gelling: The meeting minutes were handed out prior to the meeting from the March meeting and Evan asked if everyone had read them. Evan asked if there were any corrections or additions. Motion to accept the minutes was made by Jeff Thorne and seconded by Ken Ham. Motion approved.
Treasurer’s Report by Ann Nagel: We have 103 members, 16 associates and 3 web site only. Motion to approve the treasurer’s report was made by Jim Weaver and seconded by Jim Gelling, motion approved.
SDSA Report by Kelly Weaver: Our next meeting is May 11. Nothing really new to report. Please fill out the economic impact survey and email it back so we can record our impact as a sport. Next year’s convention is the first weekend in December in Watertown and will be the 50th. anniversary of SDSA and our club.
Advisory Report by Al Nagel: Al stated he got an email that Katie Karrow resigned from the parks department for a different opportunity. The last new groomer the state received had some discrepancies on the price that was quoted for the bid on it that will have to be resolved.
Trail Report by Jim Weaver: Jim stated that May 1st. is when we are supposed to have all our trail markers out but with all the water in the ditches it may be an ongoing project. We need to get our trail reimbursement in to the state by May 1st. Jim said him and Kelly will take care of that. Jim asked if everyone was satisfied with the trail route we have and if there are no changes then he will submit the trail proposal to the state for approval. He asked if all the trail leaders were on board for next year. A round of applause was given to Ken Ham for being our groomer who has decided to retire. Evan Halvorson, Pat McCoy, and Lee Olson have agreed to step up and run the groomer next year. Jim Gelling asked Al Nagel if he could check about getting a groomer school East River again in the fall as they had done this in the past. The SnoCat is in good shape and we have 1 extra new track on hand.
Emergency Reaction by Al Nagel: Nothing to report at this time.
Yetis Report: Nothing to report at this time.
Safety Report: Nothing to report at this time.
Charity Report by Ann Nagel: We have 260 hrs. of volunteer time and it was just shy of $1,000 donated.
Publicity: Nothing to report at this time.
Activities: The Pizza/Swim party is set for April 14th at the Ramkota with the swimming starting at 3pm and pizza will be served at 5:30pm. Ann Nagel asked to please call, text, or email her at 228-4143 and let her know if you are planning on coming so she can have a head count on how many pizza’s to order.
Old Business: Casino Night: Casey Weismantel handed out an itemized list of what was taken in by all the games. A discussion was held on how things went and if anybody had any suggestions or any changes that we would need to do if we had another one. Casey stated that we had a grand total profit of $2,157.07. Everyone felt that it went over great and we should have another one next year. Casey Weismantel was given a round of applause for all the work he did for the casino night. Thank you, Casey.
Discussion was held on the fall campout and membership drive for Sept. 13-14 at Wylie Park. Duane Sutton agreed to provide chicken drummies and roast beef for the Sat. night pot luck. Jim and Cheryl Gelling volunteered to get the turkeys for Fri. night and cook them. For more details go to the Driftbusters web site.
New Business: Election of board members and officers. Jim Gelling made a motion to appoint Evan Halvorson to fill out next years board member term for Dan Rohbach as Dan will be the Pres. Cheryl Gelling seconded, motion carried. Kelly Weaver made a motion to elect Casey Weismantel and Pat McCoy to fill the 2 open positions for board members. Duane Sutton seconded, motion carried. Cheryl Gelling made a motion to elect Kelly Weismantel for secretary, Kelly Weaver seconded, motion carried. Ann Nagel has agreed to keep the treasurer’s position for 1 more year. We still need a Pres. Elect for the year 2021. A round of applause was given to Cheryl Gelling for her years as secretary.
Monthly News Letter: Cheryl Gelling volunteered to do this.
Next meeting is Sept. 5th. at the Pizza ranch at 7:30pm.
Motion to adjourn was made by Ann Nagel, seconded by Jeff Thorne, meeting adjourned.
Cheryl Gelling, Secretary.

April Newletter

Hello Driftbusters!

I’m not sure anyone can argue that these warmer temps are definitely a nice change from the long cold winter we had! The ditches have gone from being heaped full of snow, to more water than they can handle which is sure going to make an interesting spring!

It’s been an easy winter to serve my Presidency term. Given the snow conditions we had there was plenty of things happening and events to be talking about other than just dreaming of snow like previous years! Thank you to everyone for helping me figure it all out! I’ll tell you this much, there’s no future in public office for this guy!

Make sure to mark your calendars for the fall camp out at Wylie on September 13-14.

Our annual swim and pizza party will be held at the Ramkota this year on April 14th.

Our next meeting will be April 4th at 7:30pm at the Pizza Ranch

Evan Halvorson, President

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