Dunn County Fish & Game

Executive Board Meeting/Newsletter

May 18, 2015

Members Present: Garett Sinz, Russ Hitz, Scott Sinz, Ryan Gondeck, Kellen Cassillius, Gary Schwoch, Dave Pechmiller, Jim Cleven, Curt Hagberg, Dave Frank, Rich Leach, Gary Buss,

Old Business:

  1. Bylaws: Still in progress, they will be integrated with the new Policies & Procedures Manual when finished. Everyone’s input is desired. It’s the perfect time to get those opinions out there about how the club should be run.

  2. Building Rental: Brought up to remind us that the club will pay 4 members $25/each to put the tent up (&take it down) for a function where the building is being rented.

  3. Trap Team: No news yet from the Alliance clubs; might be postpones til Fall.

  4. Bar Manager recommendation: Ryan Gondeck (Bar Manager Chairman) motioned, Scott Sinz 2nd, that we hire Crystal Lee as our new bar manager. PASSED

  5. Bar Tender License deadlines: Potential bar tenders: get your city application & proof of class completion turned in by the end of this month. These bartenders will be strictly volunteer, to be used at the Dunn County Fair or in emergency situations that may arise.

  6. Dock: Meeting May 26 @ 5:00 to rejuvenate our dock & install it near our shelter at the Wakanda Boat Landing.

New Business:

  1. Dobbs Landing for June Meeting: Will be brought up to the general membership, as well as the generation of a Dobbs Landing “Improvement” committee to generate ideas & prioritize them according to what the club feels should be done with/to the property. A Dobbs Landing Meeting will be held June 02 @ 5:00.

    1. Pot Luck

    2. Bonfire

    3. DCF&G’s Committee for Recommendation for projects; prioritize

  2. Camping at Wakanda Boat Landing: Someone had set up a tent by our pavilion, had their cell phone plugged into an outlet, & had clothes hanging out to dry. Nobody was around so Kellen unplugged the phone & tossed it into the tent. When Kellen checked on it at a later date everything was gone. It’s still a mystery.

  3. Other: Kids Don’t Float: Scott Sinz brought up the idea of getting on board with a new DNR program. A weather-proof box would be built that would contain kid’s life jackets. The box would be placed near the Wakanda Boat Landing. If a family was coming boating and forgot to bring enough PFD’s for their kids they would have a place to borrow them and return them when they were done with them. The DNR (Wayne Flak?) would keep it supplied with PFD’s in the event someone would forget to return them. Date set: May 26 @ 5:00 To see if we can build the box. Bring hammers, screw guns, screws, skill saws. An emergency room at the clinic will be on stand-by.

  1. Other: Bar Management: Ryan Gondeck reported on a recent Bar Committee Meeting:

  1. A work meeting will be arranged to clean out the large room behind the bar as well as the walk-in safe.

  2. A new liquor inventory will be done.

  3. $200 spending limit on bar manager unless previously approved.

  4. Bar manager will have credit card with limits.

  5. Dunn Co. Fair bartenders get your paper work turned into city clerk’s office by May 25th if possible. (learn2serve.com).

  6. Large juke box will be replaced by a smaller, cheaper, wall mounted unit.

  7. One pool table will be removed til pool league starts again in the fall.

  8. Poker machine idea was dismissed.

  9. Self-contained pull-tab machine idea still being evaluated.

  10. “Open on Thursdays” idea received a lot of discussion. This, along with a food option, was moved by Scott Sinz, 2nd Gary Schwoch, was Passed and will continue to be pursued.

  11. Club open of the public on evening of the Fourth of July, Freedom Fest; moved by Scott Sinz, 2nd Dave Frank, was PASSED. More details to come.

  12. Drink prices to increase: Motion by Dave Frank, 2nd Gary Buss, PASSED. Prices will be:

    1. Regular Beer: $3.00

    2. Premium Beer $3.75

    3. Rail Drinks: $3.00

Prices for members at meetings & work meetings will remain the same; just relax.

  1. Donate use of building to Durand Fire Department denied.

Minutes ~General Meeting

May 18, 2015

Garrett (Gizz) Sinz, President (715) 505-0008

Call to Order: Garrett Sinz

Pledge of Allegiance: Garrett

Secretary’s Report: Gary Schwoch: Passed

Buss Report: After some investigation it was determined that Gary Buss was not the person camping at the Wakanda Boat Landing. I know, that would have been my first guess also. But he claims that when he gets kicked out of the house he goes to a more discreet place. He did express an interest in the female under garments that were hanging out to dry however.

Treasurer's Report: Kellen Cassellius: Reported the following account balances:

Building: $1,455

Small Bus : $1,377

Bar: $0,141

Association: $2,423

Total: $5,396

Report Passed

Correspondence: Garrett Sinz:

  1. Letter from James Jensen saying he had been trout fishing at Gilbert Creek near State Highway & County Road N and was greatly impressed with the way parts of it had been restored. He sent the club a check for $30 in appreciation.

  2. Disabled American Vets sent a thank-you for the $500 donated to them from the fundraiser held here at the club.

  3. Whitetails Unlimited sent us a check for $163 as our share of the raffles. With the bar income at approximately $450 our profits for the night were above $600. Thanks Kellen.

Executive Committee Report: Garrett Sinz: See Board Report

DNR Report: Jim Cleven, Jess Carstens, Chad Mogen: no report

Dunn Country Alliance Report: Dan Prestebak, Scott Sinz:

  1. Trap Teams: no news

  2. Dobbs Landing Meeting: June 02 @ 5:00 AT DOBBS LANDING. Bring food, spouses, friends.

  3. The Alliance is required to develop a management plan for Dobbs Landing and we can offer our ideas.

  4. Gary Buss has volunteered to be the Chairman of the “Let’s Get The Map Of Dobbs Landing Framed Before it Gets Wrecked Committee.” He says the first thing they’ll do is shorten the name.

Wis. Conservation Congress Report: Russ Hitz, Pearl Holmstadt, Al Marotz, Scott Sinz: Russ & Scott reported on the annual meeting held recently

Standing/Special Committee Reports

  1. Bar Management : Ryan Gondeck: Ryan highlighted the information presented at tonight’s board meeting. (see Board Report)

  2. Buildings & Grounds: Ryan Gondeck, Scott Sinz: no report

  3. Dunn County Fair: Bonnie Hagberg (food); Kellen Cassellius (beer): sign-ups next month

  4. Fall Banquet: Scott Sinz: Raffle Tickets are here; start selling, take no prisoners. Next Mtg: May 28 @ 7:00 to stuff envelopes. Bring your stuff.

  5. Fish Cribs: Dave Pechmiller: no report

  6. Harmon Chicken Dinners: Bob Delong: Small schedules will be coming. Ticket price will be $11.00. Gary Buss moved, Bonnie Hagberg 2nd to offer $1.00 off incentive. PASSED. First Harmon Chicken Supper will be June 23. Come to work or come to eat.

  7. Hunters Against Hunger: Ron Fry: no report

  8. Hunter Education: Duke Holmberg: Dave Kraft reported all 33 students passed their field day this past Saturday. Their last night is tomorrow.

  9. Ice Fishing Contest: Les Kuesel

  10. Kitchen: Crystal Lee: Crystal made tonight’s meal as an example of what may be served at our Thursday Open Bar Experiment. FANTASTIC! BBQ Ribs, Regular Ribs, Garlic-stuffed mashed potatoes, a vegetable I can’t remember because I was stuffing my face (oh yeah, beans), and strawberries w/whipped cream.

  11. Membership: Kellen Cassellius: New poster is done & on the wall. Thanks Kellen.

  12. Pheasant Rearing: Curt Hagberg: 2,500 Pheasants arrived May 15th. We’ve lost only 20 so far. Thanks to Kellen for rotor-tilling the pens, they look great. Next work night will be May 26 @ 5:00

  13. Policy Review Board: Ryan Gondeck, Rich Levanthal, Garrett Sinz: no report

  14. Rifle Range: Duke Holmberg, Dave I-Gotta-Gun-Like-That Kraft: A recent work day added 20 feet to the roof covering the northern benches.

Intermission: (Working well so far. People can get a drink, hit the bathroom, & buy a raffle ticket for tonight’s meal.

  1. Scholarship: Gary Buss reported this year’s recipient of our scholarship is Zachary Mohr, from Elk Mound High School. He’s graduating with a 3.91 GPA and want to be a fisheries biologist. He’s been a youth delegate to the Conservation Congress, won the Hutton Fisheries Society Scholarship, has a part-time job this summer working for the DNR as a fisheries technician. He’s been a member of Trout Unlimited for 6 years, working with them on Gilbert Creek and Elk Creek. He’s worked with the DNR shocking fish on Sand Creek and he’s a member of the Wisconsin Trappers Association. WOW. He’ll be going to school at UW-Stevens Point. Garett presented the scholarship at Elk Mound’s awards night ceremony.

  2. Social Night: Duke Holmberg, Scott Sinz: If you like pie you missed a pie-in-your-face extravaganza. Don’t come for the fellowship, don’t come for the gambling, I mean games. Don’t come for the fun or the chance to buy someone else a new car; COME FOR THE PIE! Next Pie Night or Fun Night: June 8; 5:00 Bar; 6:00 pie (w/ice cream of course. Who ever heard of pie w/out ice cream?)

  3. Sunshine: Garrett Sinz:no report

  4. Top Gun: Len Frank, Gary Schwoch: no report

  5. Veterans Ice Fishing Contest (V.O.W.): Bill Schutts: no report

  6. Women On Target: April Cowan: no report

  7. Youth: Jim Cleven, Chad Mogen: Kids fishing event at Bullfrog Fish Farm: June 18; 5:00-7:30

Old Business:

a.Bylaws: see board report

b.Trap Team: see board report

New Business:

a.June Mtg @ Dobbs Landing? NO! June monthly meeting WILL NOT be held at Dobbs Landing. It will be at the clubhouse, June 22 @ 7:00 as usual.

b.Dobbs Landing Recommendation Committee; Meeting June 02 @ 5:00

1. Pot Luck Supper

2. Adult Refreshments like water, juice, & stuff.

Calendar Items:

May 26: Bartender paperwork due to city clerk

May 26: Pheasants, Kids Don’t Float, & Dock Work Meetings @ 5:00

May 28: Fall Banquet Meeting @ 7:00

June 02: Meet for Pot Luck @ Dobbs Landing @ 5:00 & after; come when you can

June 05: Disabled Fishing Event @ 8:00 a.m.

June 18: Bullfrog Fish Farm Kids Fishing Event 5:00-7:30

June 22: Next DCF&G Meeting: 7:00

June 23: 1st Harmon Chicken Supper this year

June 18: Bullfrog Fish Farm 5:00 – 7:30

June 05: Disabled Fishing Event: 8:00a.m.

Drawings: Rich Leach, Crystal Lee, Al Finder, Ashley (Lee?), Dave Pechmiller

Adjourn: Another mad rush to the food led by Jim Cleven; so again I’m not sure who motioned & who seconded to adjourn but I can vouch for the fact that we did.