Dunn County Fish & Game Association, Inc.


Minutes ~Executive Board

May 20, 2013

Members Present: Gary Schwoch, Les Kuesel, Scott Seston, Kellen Cassellius, Bill Schutts, Jim Thompson, Dave Peckmiller, Martha Stratton, Gary Buss and Len Frank

  1. Old Business:

  1. Deferred budget account for land acquisition: What should we really try to save for land purchases? Everything from 5-25% has been suggested. Gary passed secret ballot to see what the Board Members thought we should try to save.

  2. Fall Fishing Contest: September 14, 2013, Two Divisions, Adult/Adult and an Adult/Youth. $50 for Adult/Adult Team, $25 Adult/Youth, and the Adult/Youth will have 10 pan fish. 100% payback. Make our Money, on Bar and Food. We will give a meal ticket to the Youth. Adults will pay. $5 a plate.

  3. Dobbs Landing: Scott Sinz is here to discuss ways of acquiring this piece of property. If we deed the Lucas (Hellendrung) Land, to the Stewardship, we can use 50% of the land, which would give us $40,000. The other idea is to give $10,000 for the next three years. The land was appraised at $304,000.

  1. Cost of Appraisal $2000. Martha Stratton made a motion that we pay the Appraisal, Jim Thompson seconded. Motion passed.

  2. Land Swap donation and return (37 Acres – Hellendrung Property)

  3. $30,000 Note

  1. Policy Review Board: The following will be passed on to the Board.

  1. Two-meeting dollar approval limit.

  2. Updated Bylaws

  1. 24/7 Any New info: Table for next month

  2. WCU Credit card update: If you charge a lot, see Bill Schutts.

  3. Walking Trail Update: Bring up Second Vote in General Meeting

  4. VP Bar Inventory: No Report

  5. New Bar: The wood will cost $250. Gary Buss brought in a Sample of the Wood. Scott Seston made a motion to buy the wood. Martha Stratton Second. Motion passed.

  1. New Business:

  1. Change Insurance Carriers: Bill Schutts checked with a new company. We would save over $500 with a different company. The new company is West Bend Insurance. Scott Seston made a motion and Kellen Cassellius second that we switch insurance companies. Motion passed.

  2. Membership: UW Greek Clubs. Looking for ways to increase our membership by partnering with a Greek Club. Great idea, but need to know when Greek Week is so that we could put out information.

  3. Building addition: Looking at increasing the size so that we could handle a larger crowd.

  4. Policy Review Board

  1. Review Bylaws

  2. Two-meeting rule on expenditures

  1. Downsville Pavilion-Tabled

  2. Bar Manager at Board meetings – Tabled

  3. T-Shirts-Tabled

  4. Request from the City, Dick Henning was here to ask for us to contribute to a new dock for the Lakeside Boat landing on Wolske Bay Road. This would be a handicapped Dock. The cost is $5100. The lions are gifting $1000. Discussion on overall finances. Gary Buss made a motion that we donate $1000, Les Kuesel Second. Motion Carried.

Dunn County Fish & Game Association, Inc.


Minutes ~General Meeting

May 20, 2013

    1. Call to Order

    2. Pledge of Allegiance.

    3. Secretary's Report: Martha Stratton

A reading of the minutes was waived due to them being published in the newsletter, email and posted on the website. Correction to the money made by the Top Gun Banquet to be $5300, as this would include the Gift Card of $500 donated from Scheel’s. Randy Dahms moved and Mike Benzel seconded a motion to accept the minutes as printed in the newsletter. Motion carried. Complaint that some people could not open the minutes. Please email rstratton@wwt.net that you can’t open it, and a different format will be sent to you.

    1. Treasurer's Report: Bill Schutts

Reminder of the new accounting reporting is available. These reports will be in the office for review. Don Heifner moved and Dave Moore seconded a motion to accept the treasurer's report. Motion carried.

    1. Correspondence: Gary Schwoch

Thank you from the Stout Events Society for letting them help us during the 1st Top Gun Banquet. Thank you from the Boy Scouts for helping with the Adult Pinewood Derby. They made over $3000 and the money will be used to support the Chippewa Valley Boy Scout of America. Gary read a letter from Stepping Stones requesting Money. Gay Evenson sent a note thanking the club for the Sunshine basket. The Chamber sent a Thank You for being a member. They sent a ticket to attend business after hours. Announcement about the Wayne Wanbaugh Memorial Service. Visitation is June 8th at 10 a.m., and Service is at 11 a.m., at St Bridget’s Catholic Church in Wilson.

    1. Executive Committee Report: Gary

President Gary Schwoch presented the Executive Committee Report (See Report). Reference to the idea about the trail, since it will be over $2000 is must be brought up at two meetings. No one was able to find that rule in the current by-laws. Dave Frank moved and Garrett Sinz seconded a motion to accept the Executive Committee's report. Motion carried.

    1. DNR Report: Jim Cleven, Jess Karstens, Chad Mogen

Jim Cleven got a request for the information about our reward system. Got some information about $ for ranges. Will be checking with Range people. Dunn County Highway called and wanted to know the DNR was going to replace the slow/no wake sign that was moved/lost during the construction of the new bridge on Lake Tainter. Rod Finder made a motion to table until more information on cost of signs and what other organizations (Town of Tainter and TainterLake Association) are doing..

    1. Dunn Country Alliance Report: Dan Prestebak, Scott Sinz

Reminder about the Disabled and Elderly Fishing Day, June 7; which is also called Sharing Our Resources Fishing. Sent a work request around, but is looking for more Pontoons.

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

No Report

    1. Standing/Special Committee Reports

  1. Bar Management: Paul

No Report

  1. Blue Bird Houses: Stan Huftel

No Report

  1. Buildings & Grounds: Scott Seston

Thank you was made to Greg Stark for donating his time to fix the pole. Thank you to Holland Millar for donating the boards for the new Picnic tables. Motion to invite Holland and his wife to a Harmon Dinner. Holland didn’t think he would be able to attend. Thank you to Dave Moore for raking. Thank you to Wayne Wilson to getting the rebate for putting in the new lights.

  1. Fall Banquet: Dave Moore

Meeting on Tuesday night, May 28th at 7 p.m.

  1. Fish Cribs: Dave Pechmiller

No Report.

  1. Harmon Chicken Dinners: Bob Delong, Dave Moore

Need one more server see Bob or Dave if interested in helping. There will be a bake sale starting about 4:30 p.m. Our Savior’s Lutheran Church will be doing the bake sale this month.

  1. Hunters Against Hunger: Ron Fry

No Report

  1. Hunter Education: Duke Holmberg

No Report

  1. Ice Fishing Contest: Mike Kistner, Les Kuesel

No Report.

  1. Kitchen: Bonnie Hagberg

Stove was not cleaned after Harmon Dinner. Trays under stove need to be cleaned. Pads under need to cleaned also. Will talk to Martha Peabody about Mats.

  1. Legislative/Xcel Energy: Mike Benzel

Stewardship is broke and about 21 million behind. This most likely would affect any support in the purchase of Dobbs landing. Gary passed out information on Gun Deaths being on the decline.

  1. Membership: Wayne Wilson

No Report

  1. Pheasant Rearing: Bob Kistner, Scott Seston

Thank you everyone that helped. Pheasants are here. Reminder to mark down dead birds when you are feeding.

  1. Policy review Board.

Have a couple of items and will get to Rich and Josh about them.

  1. Rifle Range: Duke Holmberg

Need to organize a fencing crew. Need to debrush the old fence line.

  1. Scholarship: Wayne Wilson

Stocks are up, so Balance is up. The scholarship winner is Andrew Zabel from Elk Mound.

  1. Sunshine/Memorials: MarthaStratton and Dave Moore

Baskets were sent to Dave Kraft for a broken ankle and to The Evenson’s for Gay’s recent surgery.

  1. Top Gun Banquet: Len Frank, Pookie Albright, Gary Schwoch

No Report

  1. Women On Target: April Cowan

Meeting Wednesday May 29 at 6 p.m at the Range. The event is scheduled for June 22. So far there are 56 women who have signed up. Only 7 spots left for a morning. There will be two military rifles for the Women to shoot. Passing out sign-up sheet for helpers.

  1. Youth: Jim Cleven, Chad Mogen

Youth Fishing Evening on Thursday, June 13. There will two shifts 1st at 5:30 p.m., the second will start at 6:45 p.m. There will be a prize drawing at 6:30 p.m. Looking for someone to host a worker meal after the fishing event.

Old Business:

  1. Dobbs Landing & Appraisal: Dan Prestebak, Scott Sinz

Information was covered during the Executive report.

  1. Summer Fishing Contest: Bill Schutts

September 14, 2013, Two Divisions, Adult/Adult and a Adult/Youth. $50 for Adult/Adult Team, $25 Adult/Youth, the Adult/Youth will have 10 pan fish. 100% payback. Make our Money, on Bar and Food. We will give a meal ticket to the Youth. Adults will pay. $5 a plate.

  1. Dunn Co. Fair Food Booth: Garrett Sinz

We have a spot. Will do corn.

  1. Walking Trail: Bill Schutts.

Cost will be around $3000. Voted on it last month, so it was approved to go ahead with a walking trail.

  1. Alarm and Door Combinations: Tabled waiting additional information.

New Business

  1. Insurance: Rod Finder made a motion to accept the new insurance policy. Mike Benzel seconded. Motion passed.

  2. Membership: Working with more of the Stout students. Maybe friend a Greek Club to partner with.

  3. Building Addition: Scott Sinz made a motion to look at building on to increase the size to a 500 person capacity. Garrett Sinz second Motion Passed.

  4. T-Shirts: We have some that can be sold.

  5. Downsville Pavilion: Tabled until next month.

Calendar Items:

  1. May 21: Harmon Chicken Supper: Serving 5-7:15 p.m.

Workers Time 4-4:45 p.m.

  1. May 28: Fall Banquet Meeting: 7 p.m.

  2. May 29: Women on Target Meeting 6 p.m. at the RANGE

  3. June 5: Menomonie Rifle & Pistol Club Meeting: 6 p.m.

  4. June 7: Elderly and Disabled Fishing Event, Sharing Our Resources Fishing

Workers 8 a.m.

  1. June 8: Memorial Service for Wayne Wanbaugh

  2. June 13: Youth Fishing Event at Bullfrog Fish Farm 4:30 p.m.

  3. June 22: Women on Target

  4. June 24: Executive Meeting: 5:35 p.m.

  5. June 24: Regular Membership Meeting: 7 p.m.

  6. June 25: Harmon Chicken Supper: Serving 5-7:15 p.m.

  7. Other


Meat – Randy Dahms

Meat- Curt Hagberg

Meat- Pookie Albright

Meat – Paul Jacobson

Meat- Craig Nowlen

NRA – Scott Seston


Holland Millar made a motion to adjourn the meeting and David Moore seconded. Motion carried.