Dunn County Fish & Game Association, Inc.
Garrett Sinz, President
July 27. 2015
Call to Order: Garrett Sinz
Pledge of Allegiance: Garrett Sinz
Secretary's Report: Gary Schwoch
Read, motion to pass by Mike Benzel; 2nd by Les Kuesel; motion passed
Treasurer's Report: Kellen Cassellius
Bar Account: 906
Association Acct: 1,124
Building Account: 1,435
Checking Account: 4
Buss Report: After a long meeting the other night Gary felt as if he might have had one too many beers so he took a bus home. This might not seem like a big deal to some of you but Gary's never driven a bus before.
Correspondence: Garrett Sinz:
Guest Jody Schutts spoke about the upcoming (17th Annual) “No Child Left Indoors” event that will be put on by the Red Cedar Women's Pheasants Forever. Each year they host up to 500 youth, free of charge, participating in over 20 outdoor activity stations. There will be free lunch as well. Our club was given the opportunity to volunteer at this year's event as well as set up a booth to advertise the Fish & Game and sell tickets to our upcoming Fall Banquet. This year the Women's P.F. event will be held August 29th from 10:00 to 3:00. Pre-registration is not required. Volunteers or those with questions can contact the following Women's P.F. Members:
Annette Knutson: 556-2250
Lynn Goss: 220-0215
Jody Schutts: 235-1512
Those DCF&G members working at the booth should set up at 8:00 a.m.
[Many people may not realize that this this chapter was the first Women's Chapter of Pheasants Forever to be established in the United States. There continue to be only a handful of these in the country but Dunn County's was the first and is a model for the others.]
Executive Committee Report: Garrett Sinz
See attached minutes from the Executive Board meeting. Discussion/action items brought forward from that meeting were as follows:
Work Day: August 15th @ 9:00: work on dock, weed the dogwood barrier around pheasant pens, spruce up the sign out front, trim & spruce up the trail, grass trimming.
Conservationist of the Year: Each club member had the opportunity to select five club members they felt were deserving of the award for this year. The Board will select the winner from these nominations.
Excel Energy Center: Ryan Gondeck explained the opportunity to the club & around a sign-up sheet to gauge interest. We need about 8 members to make this work; 12 signed up.
DNR Report: Jim Cleven, Jess Carstens, Chad Mogen
Jess Carstens announced the August 1st deadline for Fall Turkey, Bobcat, and Fisher tags. Also August 1st at 10:00: Bonus deer tags go on sale. A total of 2,300 public tags and 200 private tags will be sold for $12.00 apiece. “Public” land includes open managed forest land, state, county, and federal lands.
Jim Cleven reported that a case of chronic wasting disease (CWD) was discovered in Eau Claire County. This has caused a ban on baiting for deer in Eau Claire, Clark, and Jackson Counties.
Dunn County Alliance Report: Dan Prestebak, Scott Sinz
Next meeting will be August 18th @ 7:00
Wis. Conservation Congress Report: Russ Hitz, Al Marotz, Scott Sinz
Next meeting will be August 5th
Standing/Special Committee Reports
a. Bar Management: Ryan Gondeck: Ribs on Thursdays will take place on the next five Thursdays. Cost is $11 for adults; $8.00 for kids & seniors. Bar opens at 4:00 (Happy Hour from 4-6:00). Rib dinner served from 5-8:00. You will not get a finer meal of ribs and all the trimmings.
b. Buildings & Grounds: Ryan Gondeck, Scott Sinz: sign up for lawn mowing
c.Dunn County Fair: Bonnie Hagberg, Garrett Sinz, Kellen Cassellius
Garrett reported the food booth took in $4,532 before expenses. Curt Hagberg was up at 4:00 every morning picking leftover sweet corn on the Kieth Pickering farm. The Pickerings will be sent some chicken dinner tickets as a thank you. Kellen Cassellius, Scott Sinz, Ryan Gondeck and Gary Schwoch each donated $25 to Curt to help cover his expenses. Kellen reported the beer concession took in $13,594 (DCF&G share will be about 1/3rd of this), and $668 in tips. A huge thank you to all who helped and put in some long hours.
d. Fall Banquet: Scott Sinz: Next meeting July 30th @ 7:00
e. Fish Cribs: Dave Pechmiller: no report
f. Youth: Jim Cleven, Chad Mogen: no report
g. Harmon Chicken Dinners: Bob Delong: We've received three recent compliments on the chicken dinners.
h. Hunters Against Hunger: Ron Fry: no report
i. Hunters Education: Duke Holmberg: New class starts July 30th @ 6:00
j. Ice Fishing Contest: Less Kuesel: no report
k. Kitchen: Crystal: no report
l. Membership: Kellen Cassellius: New members: Chad Cook, Thomas Ryan, Al Marotz, Wayne Flack
m. Pheasants: Curt Hagberg: no report
n. Policy Review: Ryan Gondeck, Rich Levanthal, Garrett Sinz: New Bylaws will spell out the fact we encourage youth membership in the club. New sealed box for copies of deposit slips will add a new layer accountability.
o. Rifle Range: Duke Holmberg, Dave I-G-G-L-T Kraft: 1. Recent storm damage has been severe. Winds brought down 140 feet of sky screen. The range will still be open but with modifications for the time being. The damage will be covered under Dunn County's insurance.
August 8th: Annual Muzzle Loader Shoot.
August 9th: Men's Pheasants Forever will host a youth shoot.
August 30th: Handicapped Shoot
p. Scholarship: Gary Buss: Balance at this time: $40,882
q. Social Night: Duke Holmberg, Scott Sinz: Next meeting: Monday, August 10th. 5:00 Happy Hour 5:00, Eat at 6:00. Don't bring ice cream.
r. Sunshine: Garrett Sinz: Bonnie Hagberg is ill. Garrett will cover it.
s. Top Gun: Len Frank, Gary Schwoch: no report
t. Veterans Ice Fishing (V.O.W.): Bill Schutts: no report
u. Women On Target: April Cowan: Women's Shoot to be held September 26th
Bylaws: see above
Trap Team: no report
Dock: see above
July 4th Ribs: see Board Report
Lawn mowing: see above
Gilbert Creek: see Board Report
Excel Energy Center: see above
Energy Audit: see Board Report
City Council Meeting, Monday August 3rd @ 6:30. mayor asked that club members show their support for cleaning up Lake Menomin by speaking up during their listening session.
July 28: John Harmon Chicken Supper
July 30: Fall Banquet Meeting @ 7:00
July 30: Hunters Ed. Begins @ 6:00
Aug. 1: Fall Turkey, Bobcat, Fisher tag deadline
Aug. 1: Bonus deer tags go on sale @ 10:00
Aug. 3: City Council @ 6:30
Aug 6: Rib Night, DGF&G open to public
Aug. 8: Muzzle Loader Shoot
Aug 9: Men's Pheasants Forever Shoot
Aug 10: Fun Night
Aug 13: Rib Night, DCF&G open to public
Aug 15: Work Day at DCF&G @ 9:00
Aug 18: Alliance Meeting @ 7:00
Aug 20: Rib Night, DCF&G open to public
Aug 24: Next DCF&G Meeting
Aug 25: Harmon Chicken Dinner
Aug 27: Rib Night, DCF&G open to pubic
Aug 29: No Child Left Indoors @ 10-3:00
Drawing Winners: Tom “Lucky” Koranski, Mike Benzel, Rich Leach, Jim Thompson
Adjourn: Motioned by Mike Benzel, 2nd by Dave Frank. Passed. Note: Before the words were even out of Mike's mouth Jim Cleven was seen streaking across the room & up the stairs to eat. Thank goodness there were no women or children in his way.