EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
January 23, 2012
PRESENT: Helmuth Albrecht, Les Kuesel, Kellen Casselius, Mike Kistner, Gary Schwoch, Scott Seston, Len Frank, Bridget Schroeder, Jim Thompson, Chad Mogen
Copy of by-laws were given to all executive committee members for discussion. Chad Mogen asked that all committee members attend a money management meeting with Judge Stewart on February 2nd at 6:00 p.m. Guest speaker Steve Vandeberg will also be there. (See copy of attached minutes from the February meeting).
2. Mark Hillman, President of Pheasants Forever will be addressing club to discuss any misunderstandings about the moving of their banquet to Vision Quest.
3. Duke Welter, from Trout Unlimited, will also be addressing club to discuss a new project on Wilson Creek.
It was suggested by Steve Young, the club’s accountant, that we begin using a reimbursement form and attach all documentation when using the club’s debit card.
Gary Schwoch made a motion and Chad Mogen seconded to reimburse mileage to Jim Thompson and Kellen Casselius to attend the mining workshop in Eau Claire. Motion Carried.
Bridget Schroeder made a motion and Kellen Casselius seconded to pay $100 for a snowy owl mount. Motion Carried.
The following 2012 budget requests will be voted on by the general membership at next months meeting.
Red Cedar Men Pheasants Forever Banquet $250 + Clubhouse
Red Cedar Men Pheasants Forever (Sr & Impaired Hunt) $250
Local Artist Tour $100
Red Cedar Women Pheasants Forever Banquet $250 + Clubhouse
Red Cedar Women Pheasants Forever (Youth Fair) $250
Ruffed Grouse Society $250
Dunn Gobblin Longspurs (NWTF) $250 + Clubhouse
Dunn County Sportsman Alliance $25
Wisconsin Wildlife Federation (per member basis)
NRA Banquet $1250
US Sportsman Alliance $250
Whispering Emerald Ridge Youth Fair $250
Annual Corn Beef Supper $250
Pheasant Raising - $8,796.23
Fall Banquet - $32,445.00
Scott Seston made a motion and Gary Schwoch seconded to adjourn at 6:57 p.m.
DUNN COUNTY FISH & GAME ASSOCIATION, INC.
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
January 23, 2012
CALL TO ORDER
President Dave Moore called the meeting to order.
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 Mike Benzel moved and Curt Hagberg seconded a motion to accept the minutes as printed in the newsletter. Motion carried.
TREASURER’S REPORT-HELMUTH ALBRECHT
$45,919.00 in general checking, $1,116.00 in bar/building account. Joel Radtke moved and Dave Leach seconded a motion to accept the treasurer's report. Motion carried.
Jay Smith donated an entire box of Don Johnson's books to the club. Thank you to Jay for this nice gift. Also, a thank you to Tim Pease for the management of the emails and website. This is such a benefit to us.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT-CHAD MOGEN
President Chad Mogen presented the Executive Committee Report
DNR REPORT- JIM CLEAVEN, JESS CARSTEN
Lower Chippewa Endowment. Five Landowners received Wolf Permits.
DUNN COUNTY CONSERVATION ALLIANCE REPORT-SCOTT SINZ
Next meeting scheduled Thursday, January 26, at 7 p.m.
WISCONSIN CONSERVATION CONGRESS REPORT-AL MAROTZ
FALL BANQUET – DAVE MOORE & BRIDGET SCHROEDER –
RIFLE RANGE/HUNTER SAFETY- DUKE HOLMBERG
$515 Larry Lapp Donation. February 22 is the start of next Hunter Safety Class. Discussed the Fish and Game host a Conceal to Carry Class, on Saturday Jan 28. Cost is $50. Discussion on Fee of the Building for a Person to come in and teach an NRA CC Class. Motion made by Scott Seston for $200, a $100 a Day. Second by Mike Benzel, Motion Carried.
WOMEN ON TARGET – APRIL COWAN
Met on January 3, 2012. Date is May 19. Shoot will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and expecting 100 women. Will need more Volunteers, and the registration has been sent to NRA along with a Request for a Grant. Next Meeting is February 13, at 7 p.m. meeting at the Clubhouse.
SUNSHINE/MEMORIALS – BOB STRATTON
Plant to The Giede Family, for the Loss of Laura’s Mother
PHEASANT REARING- BOB KISTNER & SCOTT SESTON
YOUTH – JIM CLEVEN
Things are coming together for the Youth during the Ice Fishing Contest. Have gotten, Fishing Poles, Sweatshirts, with a major prize of an Ice Shanty.
FISH CRIBS-DAVE PECHMILLER
Thanked everyone for cutting logs on Jan 7th. Enjoyed the burgers at Kyote’s afterwards. Will need to drill holes and build the cribs. Drill holes on Feb 4 at 8:30 a.m. at the clubhouse and 18th to build the cribs. Motion made by Holland Millar to reimburse Dave Pechmiller for use of his heavy equipment and the burgers at Kyote’s for $250. Second by Wayne Wilson, Motion Carried.
LEGISLATIVE/EXCEL ENERGY – MIKE BENZEL
Waiting on Gov’s signature that 1 Ag person must be on each board and would have had a hunting or fishing lic in the last three years. Explained bill 384A Hunting with a Cross Bow would remain at age 65, or a disabled permit. There is no plan to lower the age to 55. Jan 24/25 will discuss trail cams on public land.
ICE FISHING CONTEST – MIKE KISTNER/LES KUESEL
Next meeting, January 30th at 7:00 p.m. Please start bringing in door prizes. Additional Meetings are Feb 6th at 7 p.m., and Feb 10th at 5 p.m. Need help with ticket sales.
J. JOHN HARMON CHICKEN SUPPER-BOB DELONG/MIKE BENZEL
Harmon’s will be back in April and will start serving at 5 p.m. serving will be from 5 -7:30 p.m. This is on the Chamber calendar and schedules are being printed. There is some concern about the 5 p.m. start time and getting enough helpers here.
K. BUILDINGS & GROUNDS- SCOTT SESTON
Carpets cleaned on December 20th, and we are using the new PA system. A round of applause was given to Scott for his work.
L. BAR MANAGEMENT-PAUL JACOBSON
M. MEMBERSHIP/SCHOLARSHIP- WAYNE WILSON
Effective today, January 23, 2012 scholarship balance is $46,656. Interest in 2011 was $1155. Our money invested in this fund was $34, 040. Membership money is also currently invested and the fund is at $4,314 and we received $158 of interest 2011, with a rate of about 6.65% return. No new memberships
P. KITCHEN-BONNIE HAGBERG
A big thank you to Bonnie, Curt and Bob Kistner on the wonderful Turkey Dinner for our club members. Rod Finder has resigned from this committee and Bonnie plans to hold a kitchen cleaning day soon. Also, Thanked Bonnie and Curt for the meal during the meeting tonight.
10 . PROJECTS
BLUE BIRD HOUSES- STAN HUFTEL
HUNTERS AGAINST HUNGER-RON FRY
Picked up venison from Spring Brook and . 1339 lbs have been donated to the Food Pantry this year. This is up from 1265 lbs last year. Thank you Ron for all your work on this project.
Presentation from Jim Swanson running for 29th Assembly.
Presentation from Duke Weltor Trout Unlimited on Wilson Creek near Knapp and Hopes to get a good partnership on this project.
Family memberships $30
Presentation from Mark Hillman from Pheasants Forever on moving banquet to Vision Quest.
Meat – Bonnie Hagberg
Meat – Ron Fry
Meat – Martha Stratton
Meat – Wayne Wilson
Meat – Charles Kistner
NRA – Paul Jacobson, donated to the Youth
January 23 Executive Meeting 5:30 p.m.
January 23 Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m.
January 24 Ice Fishing Contest 7:00 p.m.
January 30 Ice Fishing Contest 7:00 p.m.
February 10 Ice Fishing Contest 5:00 p.m.
February 11 Ice Fishing Contest 11:00 a.m.
February 18 Fish Cribs
February 27 Executive Committee 5:30 p.m.
February 27 Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m.
Curt Hagberg made a motion to adjourn the meeting and Mike Benzel seconded. Motion carried.
Minutes from February 2nd Money Management meeting with Bill Stewart and Steve Vandeberg
I want to recap last nights meeting with Bill Stewart and Steve Vandenberg, for Heather, Mike and Lenny. We had about 25 people in attendance. Bill and Steve both opened with their experience in the bar business, combined almost 50 years of managing and owning a bar. Bill asked the group what our goals for the bar are? Do we want to use the bar as a tool to make more money for the clubs' objectives or do we want to keep it for our personal (the clubs') use. Bill also brought up the fact that he has been auditing our books and said we make very little money on the bar, not near what the true potential is. Our group spoke of the misuse of community donated money in the form of free drinks. Having free drinks also makes it impossible to have accurate inventory accountability. A motion was made, seconded and supported by all in attendance to end all free drinks at any function at the club. Prices were set at $1 for pop and $2 for beer. We also discussed having Steve Vandenberg oversee or help set policies for the bar operation. We are waiting to get a price for this duty. This is very brief and hope it fills you in a bit. Other members please feel free to input anything and all that I have missed. FYI Paul Jacobson was in attendance and supported these changes. Thanks
Also mentioned was the potential and/or possibility of hiring a bartender/manager (I think mentioned by Bill &/or Steve)...and operating at other times for more potential profit, such as peak fishing weekends, etc, etc.......eg. Saturday/Sunday afternoons/evenings for folks coming off the lake, peak hunting season weekends for folks to hang out after hunting, etc....also someone mentioned selling pizza's (I think Scott Seston) , he thought there may/might be some additional profit to be had there for not much additional work???
Some possible items and thoughts not discussed on this subject that could potentially attract customers for profits to our mission(s) and related to hunting/fishing: Selling simple bait/tackle items; providing fishing and hunting licenses, duck stamps; fish cleaning shack (we have the "shore lunch area) with donation tube, etc...etc@#^&*()
Also, possibly make an inquire on how Westgate and Eau Claire Co sportsman clubs operate their bars with similar goals???? for Profit or Privilege or ...??
Bottom line....we may be missing opportunities for funding wildlife conservation projects in Dunn County??
from Jim at RED CEDAR LOFT.......