.Dunn County Fish & Game Association, Inc.

Executive Committee Meeting

January 28, 2013

Members Present: Gary Buss, Gary Schwoch, Len Frank, Heather Kistner, Les Kuesel, Scott Seston, Helmuth Albrecht, Kellen Cassellius, Bill Schutts, Jim Thompson, Dave Peckmiller, Chad Mogen, Garrett Sinz, Martha Stratton

Old Business:

  1. Approve budget items

  1. Dunn County Sportsman Alliance 25

  2. Dunn Gobblin' Longspurs (NWTF) 250 + Clubhouse

  3. Menomonie Chamber of Commerce 150

  4. NRA Banquet (Sponsor) 1250

  5. Red Cedar Men Pheasants Forever Banquet 250 + Clubhouse

  6. Red Cedar Women Pheasants Forever Banquet 250 + Clubhouse

  7. Red Cedar P. F. Senior & Impaired Hunt 250

  8. Red Cedar P. F. Youth Fair 250

  9. Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation 350

  10. U. S. Sportsman Alliance 250

  11. Whispering Emerald Ridge Youth Fair ?

  12. Wisconsin Wildlife Federation (cost per member basis)

  13. Women On Target 400

Total: $3675

Youth Items

  1. Ice Fishing Contest 300

  2. Bullfrog Fishing Event 1500

  3. Blackpowder Shoot 300

  4. Deer Hunt 300

  5. Squirrel Hunt 300

  6. Hunter Ed. Hats ??

Total $2700

Proposed Pheasant Budget for 2013: $7,975

Les Kusel made a motion to approve the request for funds, Gary Buss second, motion approved.

  1. Discussion about having a policy for repairing items that get broken while using them during a club function.

  2. Chicken Suppers: We need a new Chairman and/or if we should continue.

  3. Bar: 2nd Cash Register – is bought, need to get it up and running.

  4. Ceiling & Lights`~Heather made a motion to go ahead and put in new lights, so we will go ahead and do the lights before the ceiling.

  5. Other – Flag Pole, Is it worth fixing? Scott Seston will contact Greg Stark to see if it can be welded at the F&G vs taking it somewhere because of the length.

New Business

  1. Meeting time 5:35~Start time

  2. Printer for bookkeeper~Will buy the items that she needs

  3. Quickbooks 2 for bookkeeper ~ Program is already Loaded

  4. Bar Agent~tabled

  5. Deferred Maintenance Budget - Tabled

  6. Other Deferred Budget (Jim Thompson - % of budget to save to buy land)

  7. New members; Scott Sinz idea – Need to start a mentorship, Bring a person to the meeting.

  8. Bird City; Bob Giede idea, will bring up during regular meeting

  9. Other

Dobbs Landing. Idea to fund a purchase; thinking the cost will be about, $300,000. We will have to figure out how to get this. Buying land is one item that is seems the general membership is in favor of. One of the ideas, is to take out a note for part of the purchase and pay off over a three year period. Might be a couple of grants to help pay for it. This land is a great hunting/fishing spot.

Jim Thompson made a suggestion that a portion of the budget be allotted each year for land allocation. It was discussed that a percentage (%) of the profits each year be set aside and that a “wish list” be submitted for approval.

A motion was made by Gary Schwoch and seconded by Jim Thompson to adjourn at 6:55 p.m. Motion carried.




January 28, 2013

  1. Call to Order

  2. Secretary's Report: Martha

A reading of the minutes was waived due to them being published in the newsletter, email and posted on the website Dave Moore moved and Mike Benzel seconded a motion to accept the minutes as printed in the newsletter. Motion carried.

  1. Treasurer's Report: Bill Schutts

Mike Benzel moved and Al Finder seconded a motion to accept the treasurer's report. Motion carried.

  1. Correspondence: Gary

Letter From Hurley, requesting information about sand mining. Tabled, Joe Jax would like us to become a Bird City. Bob Giede Spoke about it. Kathy Anderson, needs a speaker to talk about the Fish and Game, Club, “Need” Date, Heather Kistner and Stan Huftel will go.

  1. Executive Committee Report: Gary

President Gary Schwoch presented the Executive Committee Report

  1. DNR Report: Jim, Jess, Chad

Check for $100 for a reward, Person saw a couple people hunting after hours.

  1. Dunn County Alliance Report: Dan, Scott

Working on Dobbs Landing, working on appraisal, and figuring out how to buy it. If the appraisal is $300,000, the thoughts are there could be $150,000 from Stewardship. Scott Sinz has some ideas to come up $ to help buy the land. Would really like to get this land. There is an idea for three year plan. May have to take out a note, to purchase this land up front. This is a large piece of property, and that size doesn’t come open very often with an affordable price.

  1. Wis. Conservation Congress Report: Jim, Russ, Al

No Report

  1. Standing/Special Committee Reports

    1. Bar Management: Paul

No Report

    1. Blue Bird Houses: Stan

No Report

    1. Buildings & Grounds: Scott

No Report

    1. Fall Banquet: Dave

No Report

    1. Financial Advisory/Oversight/Audit: Rich

Concerns about Record Keeping, Security, Keys, Codes, etc. Need to come up with plans. Number of people that are interested, those that get our Taxes, Licenses, etc. (Said with a smile) But, one of the things that is needed is to update the By Laws.

    1. Fish Cribs: Dave

Looking at this weekend. February 2nd, at 8:30 a.m. Meet at the Club House, Al Finder will serve Lunch of Ham/Potatoes, Made by Bonnie

    1. Harmon Chicken Dinners: Bob

Dates are set; They (Harmon) are not raising prices. We did make more than $1000. Offer Gift Certificates, Suggestion for a Mini Bar upstairs. Get the old chairs together and try to save the chicken suppers. Meeting set for Tuesday, February 12, at 7 p.m.

    1. Hunters Against Hunger: Ron

All donated venison has been delivered to the Food Pantries, 1730 lbs, (Last year 1,339 lbs)

    1. Hunter Education: Duke

Starts February 27, at 6 p.m. Test Day is on the Opening Day is of Youth Turkey Hunt. They are aware, but something needs to give. Spring Break, etc is also in the Spring.

    1. Ice Fishing Contest: Mike, Les

Permit is available. Need more help. Need to Weigh in Fish and Head Table. Need to help sell Tickets. Meeting this Thursday, at 7 p.m. Will Check in Door Prizes, Monday Feb 4, 7 p.m Thursday Feb 7. At 6 p.m. Food Ticket for the workers, you will have your name on it…. People will get a bowl of chili, sandwich, bar and bag of Chips.

    1. Kitchen: Bonnie

Need Bars for the Ice Fishing Contest. Slip is being sent around. Need 10 pans.

    1. Legislative/Xcel Energy: Mike

No Report

    1. Membership: Wayne

Sheet has the people highlighted that have not paid their dues for 2013.

    1. Pheasant Rearing: Bob, Scott

No Report

    1. Rifle Range: Duke

Mike Klinger wrote a Grant for an AED from Mayo, Will need to have training on it. Donation, from an anonymous donor to the Alliance of $1500 for the Rifle Range. Almost 5000 shooters this year. Range is used a lot.

    1. Scholarship: Wayne

Formed 10 years ago, Club gave $30,000, Payed out $12,000. Fund today, $52,000. Self-Sustaining at about $50,000. Membership fund is now over $50,000

    1. Sunshine/Memorials: Martha & Dave

No Report

    1. Top Gun Banquet: Len, Pookie, Gary

Selected a Date on Friday, April 12, $250 buy in. Prime Rib Dinner. Limited to 96 people. (Must get at least 48) Date of next Meeting Thursday, January 31, at 7:30 p.m. at Clubhouse.

    1. Women On Target: April

Two major Changes, will be two groups. Morning/Afternoon Group. Will be lunch around noon, for both groups and a Charge of $10. 17 and under will be free. Limit it to 100. Still looking for Sponsors. Working on Trying to get Stu Mills involved. Meeting is Feb 26, at 6 p.m. 2012, 383 clubs have started doing a program with over 12,000 women involved. Since the program started there have been 77,000 Women involved. June 22 is the date of the event.

    1. Youth: Jim, Chad

Need helpers for Youth Ice Fishing. Need help w/set up and food. Has Fishing Poles.

  1. Old Business:

  1. Dobbs Landing & Appraisal: Dan, Scott

  2. Midwest Extreme Outdoors: Bill

Had 168 kids that registered - -plan to do it again next year.

  1. NAIFC Ice Fishing Contest: Bill

Maybe get more goodies. Need porta potties, $150 for two potties, through Randy’s.

Dave Moore Motion pay, Heather second, Bob Giede, gave $25, Scott Sinz gave $25., so only $100 is needed

  1. Ceiling & Lights: Scott, Wayne

  2. Kitchen Cooler OK?: Bonnie

  1. New Business:

    1. Bird City: Bob, Gary

    2. St. Patrick's Dinner: Martha

Date Set. Sunday, March 17th. Serving will start at 5:30.

    1. Pay Dues: Wayne

  1. Calendar Items:

    1. January 31, 7 p.m., Ice Fishing contest work Meeting

    2. January 31, 7:30 p.m. Top Gun Banquet

    3. February 2, 8:30 a.m. Build Fish Cribs

    4. February 4, 7 p.m. Ice Fishing Contest Work Meeting

    5. February 7, 6 p.m. Ice Fishing contest Work Meeting

    6. February 9, 11 a.m. DCF&G Ice Fishing Contest

    7. February 12, at 7 p.m. Harmon Chicken Dinner Meeting

    8. February. 22 – 24: NAIFC Ice Fishing Contest

      1. 2/22: Seminar open to public @ 6:00 (Bar open 5:30 - 9:00+)

      2. 2/23: Kids Camp 10:00 - 1:00 (lunch 12:00)

      3. 2/23: Chili Cook-off 5:00; drop off chili @ 3:00; Clean-up 8:00

      4. 2/23: Open Bar 5:00 - 7:00; Rules Mtg @ 7:00

      5. 2/24: Volunteer observers 7:30 - 1:00 (lunch 1:00)

    9. February 25, 5:35 p.m. Executive Committee Meeting .

    10. February 25, 7 p.m. Regular Membership Meeting

    11. February 26, 6 p.m. Women on Target Meeting

    12. February 27, 6 p.m. Hunter Ed. Begins

    13. March 17, 5:30 (Serving Starts) St. Paddy’s Day Corn beef and cabbage Dinner

  1. Drawings

Meat – Henry Hansen

Meat – Joel Radke

Meat – Jim Thompson

Meat – Roger Herman

Meat – Duke Holmberg

NRA – Al May (Donated to the Youth)

Turkey Banquet Ticket-Bob Kistner

  1. Adjourn

Chad Mogen made a motion to adjourn the meeting and Kellen Cassellius seconded. Motion carried.