1. The excavation work has been
2. Work is nearly done on the High School trail. Another 3 or 4 hours will finish it.
3. Gordon reported that nearly 900 volunteer work hours have been put in on the trails by a small core of Club members. He said these members were getting worn out and would appreciate some help from other Club members. A lot of brushing remains to be done. In particular the following places need to be brushed out:
a. The trail from the club house to the Black Mountain X-Country trails.
b. The Red Hill trail from ITS 82 westward to Abbotts cottage.
c. Corridor 17
d. Corridor 17 from Teenas field to Zincks air strip.
e. Trail 12 from
f. Trail 12 from
4. A work party has been
scheduled for Sunday November 2nd to brush out Trail 12
A motion was approved to finance the remaining $25,000
for the new groomer with Cooks Equipment since the local banks
couldnt match Cooks 6.5% interest rate.
2. Abbotts garage The Abbotts responded to Ron Russells letter whereby he proposed that the Club purchase the land beneath the garage, and the Abbotts donate the building to the Club for tax write-off benefits. The Abbotts are not interested in selling, but they proposed that we meet with them in November to see if an affordable lease arrangement could be worked out, which we will do.
3. Clubhouse fund-raising update We presently have $2,387.85 in the building fund. There have been 17 fundraising suggestions to date. See the next page for a status of these fundraising ideas. Additional ideas are welcome.
4. Ron Russell reported that the Super Raffle tickets and 6-area club tickets are selling well. Proceeds from the Super raffle will go into the building fund.
VI. New Business:
1. Marie Cote gave a brief presentation regarding new telephone services for this area. She offered a bonus payment to the Club if Club members signed up.
3. We decided to give some wire cable to the club that purchased our old groomer.
The meeting was adjourned at
This fundraiser is a go. Well place a booth
several weekends during the season.
Members expressing willingness to volunteer at the booth were
Sally MacFawn, Rob Cameron, Ron Russell, John and Sue Olsen, Bob and
It is not likely that well be able to get this one going this year, but Rob will check out licensing requirements, if any. Hell also check to see if there are any environmental obstacles. This one is worth working on because it has the potential of being an annual fundraiser that raises a lot of money.
Were going ahead with this one. Rob will work on getting a billboard structure to place on the drag. Sally MacFawn volunteered to sell advertising space. We also decided to place the drag with the billboard at a conspicuous spot with a sign saying, This space available for advertising
This one is on-going. Sweatshirts will be on display at Club meetings and whenever we have the booth set up. The sweatshirts are available for $20.00 apiece.
Were going ahead
with this one. Bob
We decided to table this one for this year.
Were going ahead with this one. Itll be a Longaberger Easter Basket raffle. John Blaiss wife will advise us on how many baskets are appropriate for an Easter season raffle.
This one was tabled until after we get our Clubhouse built.
We decided to do this one but well wait until weve built up a fair amount of money in the building fund. It was also suggested that we have a concept drawing (or perhaps a scale model) of the structure that were planning to build before going out to members for pledges.
This one is on-going. It has the potential for being close to $2,000 annually.
We decided to do this
one and were going to call it the Bottles to Build
campaign. Gene Knox
passed out plastic bags at the meeting for Club members to collect
their bottles and cans in. This will serve as a memory
jogger to members that we have an on-going bottle drive whereby they
can donate their bottle refunds to the clubhouse building fund.
Bob and Louise
We decided to do this one but well wait until weve built up a fair amount of money in the building fund. As was the case with member donations, it would be a good idea to have a concept drawing (or perhaps a scale model) of the structure before going out to businesses requesting donations.
We decided to table this one for the time being.
This one is on-going. Ron Russell volunteered to take the lead on this one.
We decided to do this one. Well purchase 100 pewter pins and sell them for $8.00 apiece. Louise will take the lead on this one.
This was a suggestion by Chris Dickson at the end of the 10/23 meeting, and due to the lateness of the hour we didnt discuss it very much. No decision was made.
This one was tabled due to liability insurance concerns.