DUNN COUNTY FISH & GAME ASSOCIATION, INC.


EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

FEBRUARY 15, 2010


PRESENT: Dave Moore, Larry Lapp, Paul Jacobson, Al Finder, Scott Sinz, Bob Kistner, Mike Lauer, Helmuth Albrecht, Mike Kistner, Wayne Wilson, Joel Radke, Chad Mogen


  1. Discussed sober server policy from the City of Menomonie for all bartenders that will be working at events, after discussing this with Paul, this will not be an issue.

  2. Sam Lynch came to talk about the Aldo Leopold Society Banquet on February 26, 2010 at the Westgate Sportsman’s Club from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 each. Motion made by Wayne Wilson and seconded by Larry Lapp to purchase 2 tickets to this event and donate to any club member willing to attend and to donate $100 to this event. Motion Carried.

3. Discussed selling raffle tickets. The Bar Raffle tickets seem to be the problem. A motion was made by Scott Sinz and seconded by Wayne Wilson to form a committee of 3 members (Larry Lapp, Martha Stratton, and Don Heifner) to discuss and organize the sale of raffle tickets. Motion Carried.


4. Heard a proposal from Bob Kistner on the pheasant pen repair. Bob presented 2 proposals, one for 2x2 netting and the second for 1x1 netting. Total cost for the 2x2 netting proposal is $7914.76 less $2600 from insurance claim or $5,314.76; the 1x1 netting proposal is $10,482.27 les $2600 from insurance claim or $8,282.27. Bob recommends the 2x2 netting option. Motion made by Paul Jacobson and seconded by Al Finder to repair the pheasant pens with the 2x2 netting option. Motion carried.

5. Motion made by Scott Sinz and seconded by Bob Kistner to ask 2 members to attend the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation annual meeting in April. Motion Carried.


6. Discussed sponsoring Women’s Shoot on June 1, 2010. Motion made by Chad Mogen and seconded by Paul Jacobson to donate $450 to $500 if the club does not receive the grant from the NRA. Motion Carried.

7. A motion was made by Scott Sinz and seconded by Larry Lapp to budget $500 for kitchen supplies. Motion Carried.


8. Rod Finder has volunteered to cook meals for every regular meeting. A motion was made by Wayne Wilson and seconded by Bob Kistner to give Rod and extra 20 pheasants and 5 points per meal for doing this. Motion Carried.


Motion made by Paul Jacobson and seconded by Joel Radke to adjourn.

DUNN COUNTY FISH & GAME ASSOCIATION, INC.


REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

FEBRUARY 22, 2010


  1. CALL TO ORDER

President Dave Moore called the meeting to order.


  1. SECRETARY’S REPORT-BRIDGET SCHROEDER

A reading of the minutes was waived due to them being published in the newsletter, email and posted on the website Al Finder moved and Mike Benzel seconded a motion to accept the minutes as printed in the newsletter. Motion carried. With one correction of change from February’s minutes to change Dave Kraft, not Dave Frank in the Sunshine


  1. TREASURER’S REPORT-HELMUTH ALBRECHT

Reading of the Treasurer’s report was waived due to Helmuth’s vacation.


  1. CORRESPONDENCE-DAVE MOORE

Thank you from Matt Frank, Wisconsin Dept Resources for the purchase of land for the statewide Fishery Remnant Area program in Dunn County.


  1. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT-DAVE MOORE

President Dave Moore presented the Executive Committee Report


  1. DNR REPORT-JESS CARSTEN

Department of Natural Resources is sponsoring an open house on March 15, 2010 from 3-7 at the club house. An item of discussion will be 59A. There will also be a video presentation.


  1. DUNN COUNTY CONSERVATION ALLIANCE REPORT-SCOTT SINZ

No Report


  1. WISCONSIN CONSERVATION CONGRESS REPORT-AL MAROTZ

Looking for volunteers to attend tomorrow’s vote.


  1. COMMITTEE REPORTS


  1. YOUTH-JIM CLEVEN

78 kids showed up for Ice Fishing Contest. Thanks to all who helped out. $70 in the tip jar.



  1. SUNSHINE-BOB STRATTON

Wilbur Hake – funeral plant

Julie Weber – fruit basket


  1. SCHOLARSHIP-WAYNE WILSON

Scholarship Committee met on February 5. Balance as of today

$41,445.57


  1. RIFLE RANGE & HUNTER SAFETY-DUKE HOLMBERG

37 signed up for Hunters safety that begins tomorrow. Range box collected $123. Grant reconceived for $10,000 from DNR, we may have to have in-kind contribution of $2,500. Looking for people to haul dirt to build berms. If interested in becoming a range supervisor, training will be on February 27th at noon. Gun show March 12-14. If you’re interested in putting things on the table see Duke Holmberg.


  1. HUNTER’S AGAINST HUNGER-RON FRY

724 pounds distributed for February, 2,252 distributed Y.T.D.

  1. LEGISLATIVE – MIKE BENZEL

There is still $73,000 left in the Excel Energy Grant, application due June 1, 2010. Senate Bill #481 will affect turkey hunting.


  1. PHEASANTS-BOB KISTNER

See new business


H. GILBERT CREEK-GARY BUSS

No report


I. ICE FISHING CONTEST-DAVE MOORE

Estimated $9,500 to $10,000 profit.


J. FISH CRIBS-DAVE PECHMILLER

Build fish cribs on February 27th at 9:00 a.m. In need of skid steer or trailers. Scott Sinz will bring the generator. Bonnie will be making meal. Need to get new permit to build fish cribs.


    1. BUILDINGS & GROUNDS-MYRON SILER

No Report


L. BAR MANAGEMENT-PAUL JACOBSON

No Report


M. FALL BANQUET-HELMUTH ALBRECHT

Next meeting will be March 29th 7:00 p.m.


N. MEMBERSHIP-WAYNE WILSON

3 new members


  1. KITCHEN-BONNIE HAGBERG/ROD FINDER

Things have been moved around and cleaned, let’s keep it that way. Drawers have been labeled.


  1. BLUE BIRD HOUSES-STAN HUFTEL

All set on supplies



  1. OLD BUSINESS-


Because we will no longer be having the land owner appreciation banquet, please make sure that you bring those that you would have to the land owner banquet, to any Harmon Chicken supper or TJ’s pork dinner.



  1. NEW BUSINESS-


a. Representative, John Murtha came to the meeting to discussed tomorrow’s vote on keeping the Governor of the State in charge of appointment as the Secretary of the DNR vs. having a DNR Board Representative appointment. He hasn’t decided yet, but is leaning with staying with the appointment. He shared some of his reasoning.

Senate amendment

No ties to elected official

Stewardship program

Bear Hunter’s, Turkey Federation, Safari Club, & NRA are opposed


b. Pheasant pen reconstruction-Bob Kistner. We received $2,600 from insurance, what he would like to do is raise the runs and fencing. An additional $5,300 will need to be spent. Bob presented a detail expenditures listing. Motion made by Rich Leventhal and seconded by Bob Stratton, to accept spending the extra money to repair the pheasant pens. Motion carried. A motion was made by Russ Hitz and seconded by Duke Holmberg to stay with “Day-one Chick Program”. Motion carried. We will try to get 3,000 birds, but may only get what we usually do, 2,000.


c. Dave Leach and Dave Sundal will be attending the Aldo Leopold Society Banquet at Westgate Sportsman’s Banquet February 27th. Both members will make a report back to the club at next month’s meeting regarding this banquet.


Wisconsin Wildlife Federal Banquet-Paul Jacobson will attend in Stevens Point there are two tickets available. Paul will use one. If you are interested in going, contact Dave Moore.

  1. CALENDAR-

February 23 Wal-Mart Ice Fishing Contest 7:00 a.m.

February 23 Hunter Safety 6:00 p.m.

February 27 Fish Cribs 9:00 a.m.

February 27 Range Marshall Training 12:00 p.m.

March 2 Hunter Safety 6:00 p.m.

March 4 Hunter Safety 6:00 p.m.

March 5 Pheasants Forever Banquet 5:00 p.m.

March 8 Ice Fishing Contest Meeting 7:00 p.m.

March 9 Lake Association Meeting 7:00 p.m.

March 11 Hunter Safety 6:00 p.m.

March 15 Executive Committee Meeting 7:00 p.m.

March 15 DNR Open House 3:00 p.m.

March 16 Hunter Safety 6:00 p.m.

March 17 Corn Beef & Cabbage Dinner 5:00 p.m.

March 18 Hunter Safety 6:00 p.m.

March 22 Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m.

March 23 TJ’s Pork Dinner 5:00 p.m.

(call Knaacks for reservations)

March 26 Trapper’s Education 9:00 a.m.

March 27 Trapper’s Education 9:00 a.m.

March 29 Banquet Meeting 7:00 p.m.



  1. DRAWINGS-

Meat-Dave Kraft

Meat-Bob Kistner

Meat-Dave Leach

Meat-Nick Kaiser

Meat-Scott Sinz

NRA Membership-Wayne Wilson


  1. ADJOURNMENT


Mike Benzel made a motion to adjourn the meeting and Bonnie Hagberg seconded. Motion carried