Dunn County Fish & Game Association, Inc.


Minutes ~General Meeting

April 25, 2016 Newsletter

Scott (“Please pass the beans.”) Sinz, President (715) 308-2067

Call to Order: Scott Sinz

Pledge of Allegiance: Scott

Secretary’s Report: Gary Schwoch. Dave Pechmiller Motioned to pass, Duke Holmberg 2nd; Passed

Treasurer's Report: Kellen Cassellius

Money Market Acct: 682

Bldg. Rental Checking: 7,452

Assoc, Checking: 24,657

Assoc. Savings 75,007

Bar Checking: 9,935

Total: 117,733

Kellen has developed a plan for a monthly audit of deposit slips independent of the treasurer’s position. When a deposit for the treasurer is dropped in the safe, the copy of the deposit slip is dropped into a separate locked stainless steel box mounted on the wall near the safe. The treasurer has no key for this box. Before each monthly meeting a team, headed by Gary Buss, will add up the deposit slips and compare it with the month’s deposits made by the treasurer. This extra safeguard should give everyone another layer of protection.

Correspondence: Scott Sinz: 1. Scott reported on an invitation from the Ruffed Grouse Society to members of the club for their “Meet & Greet” to be held May 19th @ 6:00 at the Eau Claire Rod & Gun Club. Speakers will be Biologist Scott Walter and Eau Claire County Parks & Forests Administrator Josh Pedersen. 2. Scott also reported on the 2:00 meeting we had today with the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin concerning The Lower Chippewa Endowment Fund. Please see the DCF& Board Meeting Newsletter this month for the details.

Executive Committee Report: Scott Sinz: See Board Report

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

Dunn Country Alliance Report: Dan Prestebak, Scott Sinz: Scott reported 1.TheAlliance is seeking money from member clubs to help fund an Intern working through Dunn County. See Board Report. 2. The DNR has begun making a crushed rock roadway to the new canoe landing at Dobbs Landing. County Aids, Fisheries, & DNR are paying for it. It looks great.

Wis. Conservation Congress Report: Russ Hitz, Al Marotz, Jim Thompson: No report

Standing/Special Committee Reports

Buss Report: The other night Gary was driving home after a Fish & Game meeting and was stopped by the police. The cop came up to Gary’s window and asked, “You got any I.D?” Gary replied, “About what?”

  1. Bar Management : Ryan Gondeck: The bar took in about $2,300 last weekend. Does that mean we had 2,300 people here?

  2. Buildings & Grounds: Ryan Gondeck, Scott Sinz: Trees will be planted by Explorer Post 114 on Wednesday @ 5:00.

  3. Chuckwagon: Scott Sinz: It’s hoped that after planting trees the Explorers can help set up for the Chuckwagon feast on Thursday.

  4. Dunn County Fair: Ryan Gondeck, Garrett Sinz: Two weeks ago only 5 people came to the meeting. We’ll try it again on May 9th @ 6:00. Fifteen members signed up this time.

  5. Explorer Post 114: Ryan Gondeck, Jim Thompson: 600 trees to be planted by the Explorers between the Club grounds and the Rifle Range on Wednesday evening. On May 18 they will be going to the NRCS Soil Test Farm to learn about the importance of soil testing. On June 22nd they’ll be building bluebird houses and wood duck boxes.

  6. Fall Banquet: Garrett Sinz: Garrett developed a new sponsor letter. Meeting May 16th @ 6:00.

  7. Harmon Chicken Dinners: Bob Delong: We need to get our posters out: they start June 28th.

  8. Hunter Education: Duke Holmberg, Roger Herman: 36 students recently graduated. The next class will begin July 21st @ 6:00. (715) 235-1664 to sign up.

  9. Kitchen: Crystal Lee: No report

  10. Membership: Garrett Sinz: No report

  11. Pheasants: Dave Frank: 18 members showed up to clean the pheasant shed last month. This month we’ll be having work meetings on the first 3 Wednesdays in May: 4, 11, & 18. All at 5:00. Kellen will set out some mouse poison in the meantime.

  12. Rifle Range: Duke Holmberg, Dave I-Got-A-Gun-Like-That Kraft: Grants to replace the barriers wrecked in a storm are still being written.


  1. Scholarship: Gary Buss: Account now stands at $41,439. Last month was $40,232. We have 7 applicants for this year’s scholarship. Selection meeting will be April 26th @ 4:00.

  2. Social Night: Duke Holmberg: May 9th @ 5:00

  3. Sunshine: Garrett Sinz: No report

  4. Youth: Jim Cleven, Chad Mogen: Youth Fishing Event will be held June 16th @ 5:00-7:30 at Bullfrog Fish Farm. The $682 in the Bob Stratton money market account will be added to the $500 already budgeted for youth activities.

Old Business:

    1. Dock: Work meeting on May 4th @ 5:00

    2. Pheasant Shed: 18 workers cleaned it up, looks the best it ever has.

    3. Big dead maple: Dave Pechmiller made short work of it & hauled away with his bobcat. Now we don’t have to worry about it falling on the Clubhouse. Thanks again Dave.

    4. Chuckwagon: 60 people attended the first BBQ Chicken night. The Club made $316.

    5. Tout stream restoration: Gary Buss reported that Gilbert Creek is in the DNR’s plans for later in the summer or early fall. The $500 we had earmarked for the project wouldn’t be needed this year and Nate asked us if we could hold it over til next year. Jim Thompson Motioned, Tom Koranski 2nd, to save the $500 budgeted for this year until next year. Passed

New Business:

      1. Intern: See Board Report

      2. Wakanda Pavilion: Dave Frank reported that the City of Menomonie will be creating a ditch to help the spring get through the pavilion area successfully. We’ll work on the pavilion once that gets done.

      3. Lower Chippewa Endowment: See Board Report

      4. Boettcher windfall: Scott’s update: Basically the money will be invested for two years, during which time the board will investigate potential investments and hear opinions from members as to what should be done with it. After two years most of the current members will no longer be on the board so if you have strong opinions you might want to run for a board position. The money will still be available for emergencies.

Calendar Items:

April 26: Scholarship Selection Committee @ 4:00

April 27: Explorers planting trees @ 5:00

May 04: Dock Work Meeting @ 5:00

May 04: Pheasant Work Meeting @ 5:00

May 09: Fun Night @ 5:00

May 09: Dunn Co. Fair Meeting @ 6:00

May 11: Pheasant Work Meeting @ 5:00

May 16: Fall Banquet Meeting @ 6:00

May 18: Pheasant Work Meeting @ 5:00

May 18: Explorers Soil Testing

May 19: “Meet & Greet” at Eau Claire Rod & Gun Club @ 6:00

May 23: Next DCF&G Meetings @ 5:30 & 7:00

Drawings: Brent, Ryan, Dave F, Joel, Mrs. May, Stan

Adjourn: Rod Finder Motioned, Duke 2nd, to adjourn, Passed.