October Meeting Minutes

Driftbusters Oct. 5th. 2017 Meeting Minutes
Meeting was called to order by Jim Gelling filling in for President Lee Olson.
Minutes of the Sept. meeting were handed out by Sec. Cheryl Gelling for everyone to read. Jim Gelling asked if there were any corrections or additions, if not he asked for a motion to approve. Motion was made by to approve by Duane Sutton and seconded by Ann Nagel, Motion approved.
Treasurers report by Ann Nagel. Duane Sutton made a motion that when another cd becomes due in Oct. that we renew it for a year, Al Nagel seconded, motion approved. To date we have 58 paid members and 9 paid associates members. All bills have been paid. Al Nagel made a motion to approve the treasurers report, Jim Weaver seconded, motion approved.
SDSA Report: The 2017 SDSA convention is in Brookings, Nov. 3rd. & 4th. Entry forms are in the SnoPlainsman. Cheryl Gelling read an email from Jeff Thorne that he forwarded from SDSA that they will be discussing and voting on raising the annual SDSA dues $10 to $15 a year at the annual SDSA convention meeting in Brookings.
Advisory Report by Al Nagel: There will be new trail cameras in the Black Hills. The state has purchased one new groomer for the Black Hills. All the northeast trails will be inspected by a Game, Fish, & Parks official out of Watertown. The next advisory council meeting will be at the convention in Brookings. Al said no decision has been made on the fat-tire bicycle riding on the trails in the Black Hills.
Trail Report by Jim Weaver: We can start marking the trails Nov. 1st. and they need to be done by Nov. 23rd. as inspection will be done Dec. 1st. The Groomer is all serviced and ready to go and anyone wanting to help mark trails please contact Jim Weaver at 605-216-5309. Jim said if any of the trail leaders need supplies please contact him.
Emergency Reaction: Nothing to report at this time.
Safety Report by Corey Gelling: The date was set for the free safety course for Sunday, Nov. 19th. from 1pm to 5pm. Cheryl will check to see of the Primrose gym would be available for that day. For more information contact Corey Gelling at 605-226-4939.
Charity: nothing to report.
Publicity: Jeff Thorne sent the 50/50 tickets for the convention for us to sell. Ann Nagel still has Every-One-Wins tickets so anyone wanting any tickets please contact Ann Nagel at 605-228-2143. The Driftbusters were on the In Touch program on the radio promoting the snowmobile club. Anyone wanting to listen to the interview go to the Dakota Radio web site, click on the news box, and then on the drop down click on the In Touch.
Activities/trail rides: It was decided it was to early to schedule anything.
Monthly News Letter: Matt Olson will do this.
Yetis Report: Tracy Olson said this group will be hosting a hospitality room at the convention in Brookings.
Old business: It was decided to give the trophy case to Dennis & Char Beckler. James and Cheryl Gelling are still storing the trophies and the club is open on suggestions on what to do with them. The Gypsy Day float was very good so a big thank you to Dan Rohrbach, Joey Nagel, Evan Halvorson, and their children for doing this.
New Business: Discussion was held on having our annual club ride in the Black Hills on Jan. 19th and 20th which is the weekend of the Sno Cross races. Jim Freidt will check on getting a block of rooms at Deadwood Gulch. After some discussion Jim Weaver made a motion that we have a club sponsored supper at the Deadwood Gulch resort dining room on Sat. evening Jan. 20th. for all club members participating in the club ride that weekend and that the club pay $20 per club member towards their supper. Dan Rohrbach seconded, motion carried.
Next meeting will be moved to Nov. 9th because of the convention in Brookings, and it will be at WakeSide in Mina at 7:30pm.
Jim Gelling asked for a motion to adjourn. Motion to adjourn by Duane Sutton and seconded by Jim Friedt, meeting adjourned.
Jim Gelling acting Pres.

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