October Meeting Minutes

                                                         Driftbusters Oct. 1st. Meeting Minutes

Meeting was called to order by Pres. James Gelling

Robert Teachout was introduced to the club. Robert is replacing Becky Graff as park manager at Richmond and Mina State Parks.

Introductions were made by all.

Minutes of the Sept. meeting were handed out by Sec. Cheryl Gelling for everyone to read. Pres. asked for any corrections or additions. If not he asked for a motion to accept the minutes. Motion to accept was made by Chris Ulrich and seconded by Al Nagel, motion carried.

Treasurers Report by Jim Friedt.  To date we have 53 paid members and 3 associates members. Jim Friedt stated that he has the Yellow SDSA Everyone Wins tickets for the 2015 convention in Watertown. Anyone wanting to get the tickets to sell please contact Jim Friedt. Jim Friedt stated he paid the club insurance of $1,002.32.   A motion to accept the treasurers report was made by Al Nagel and seconded by Joey Nagel, motion carried.

Committee Reports:

   SDSA- Nothing to report at this time.

   Advisory Report– Diane Hiles has accepted the position as treasurer for SDSA.

   Trail Report: Jim Weaver stated the trail route has been approved. Trails must be marked by Nov. 20th. Everyone can start marking as soon as the ditches are mowed and the crops are out of the fields. Jim said we are looking at rerouting the section between SD Wheat Growers and the softball complex. When the groomer was taken out of storage for the Gypsy Day parade it was discovered the batteries were bad so 2 new batteries were installed in the groomer.

   Emergency Reaction; Stacey Pence stated that Sunny will be updating that at a later time.

   Safety Report by Corey Gelling; After a brief discussion the safety course will be held at 3pm at the Primrose Gym (815 N. Second St., Aberdeen, S.D.) on Sat. Nov. 21st. Anyone wanting to sign up or needing more information contact Corey Gelling at 605-226-4939.

   Charity Report- Nothing to report at this time.

   Publicity- will contact Andrew Johnston at the American News to put a couple notices in the paper about the snowmobile safety course.

   Activities/trail rides- There will be a club ride in the Black Hills the weekend of Jan. 22, After a brief discussion Terry Simon volunteered to contact Deadwood Gulch to reserve a block of rooms for the Driftbusters Snowmobile Club. Anyone wanting a room needs to reserve it on their own as the rooms will fill up fast as this is also the weekend of the Deadwood Sno Cross races. December 19th. was decided for the holiday party and club steak feed and possible radar run at the Richmond Oasis, more details will follow.  

   Monthly news article- Stacey Pence will do the next news article.

   Old business—Ann Nagel bought business card holders and she distributed them to several snowmobile related businesses around town. Ann stated we need to sell a lot more fund raiser tickets for our 2016 convention. She stated the money from the sale of the tickets need to be turned in to her on or before the Nov. 5th. meeting.

   New business- Nominations for snowmobiler of the year and etc. was tabled for now unless someone comes up with some names and people to submit before the Watertown convention. All forms need to be downloaded from the SDSA web site. Duane Sutton was congratulated for being inducted into the National Snowmobile Hall of Fame in Eagle River, Wisc., which was unfortunately the same day as the Gypsy Day Parade.

   Convention report: Kelly Weaver stated the theme for the convention has been chosen which is “ Bust a Drift to Aberdeen in 2016” and she is looking for some Driftbusters snowmobiling pictures to use in the promotion. After much discussion the entertainment for the convention was chosen. Duane Sutton made a motion to accept the entertainment and Ann Nagel seconded, motion carried. It was decided to have a hospitality room just Friday night at the Watertown convention. Discussion was held on purchasing save the date business type refrigerator magnetic cards promoting our convention to be distributed at the Watertown convention, possibly putting them on all the banquet tables at the Watertown convention. Jim Freidt made a motion to purchase 200 of the cards and Jami Imberry seconded. Motion carried. Kelly stated she will contact the Aberdeen Convention and Visitors Bureau for funds through the Aberdeen Hotel Alliance to help promote our convention. Kelly stated that we will probably start having convention meetings after the first of the year on Tues. or Wed. nights. Will discuss this further at the Nov. meeting. Also would like to remind everyone that we need all the volunteers we can get to help with the convention.

Split pot winner— Drawing was held for the split pot winner from the tickets sold before the meeting. Jami Imberry’s daughter won $21.

Move to adjourn was made by Duane Sutton and Corey Gelling seconded. Meeting adjourned

James Gelling, Pres.

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