In Attendance:

Jim F, Roger K, Dave P, Mike S, Craig R, Deb, Dan, Anita F, George B and Jerry 

Financials:

-Anita provided an update on financials and budget for May – August.

-Will present check to Food Pantry around the holidays.

-Anita will check with Luke for mowing fees at Hatchery.

-NRA donation will be designated to “Youth Education Summit”.

-Steve asked to use HS budget to buy new laptop for classes, Tom will look at purchasing 2 so we can use the second for club functions and data. Have a $1000 limit for two without coming back for board approval.

-Dumpsters to be pulled after Deer Season, this is the DNR preferred way of discarding deer carcass. They believe it helps reduce the spread of CWD.

-Dan moved, Jerry seconded, financials passed. 

Old Business:

– Groeller Road gate to DNR land is open for hunting and fishing. We need to look into signage that says this area is under surveillance by camera and it is a privilege to respect this property or you will lose it. Dave purchased a trail camera for Ryan Ellison to use to monitor area. He will purchase another if needed. Dan and Deb went there Friday and cleaned up tires and garbage, they will monitor on a random basis.

-Fish Hatchery is doing well; they will need stock tanks for next year. Luke is doing a nice job with lawn care and upkeep of yard.

-Archery target area is being used often; we will have to purchase new targets for next year. We have 3 targets, bow holders and Memorial sign.

-Bienfang Memorial is complete. Lakes and River Map kiosk and plaque are installed. Group went out Thursday for Daily Union photo. We will need to fix plaque because of name recognition, see Jeff Adsit. 

New Business:

-Start thinking of banquet speaker.

-Reword ticket info to say, if can’t attend this year’s banquet please pay $10 club dues and we will keep you on list for next year.

-Need to format letter for “Special Guest Table” and send out with mailing. Bill Kohls has been doing an excellent job contacting the parties involved in the past; this will make his job a little easier.

-Nov 6th weather permitting FFA and FBLA students shoot. New rule this year is if kids shoot they will be at the banquet to help. 

Discussion:

-Craig is starting to put together mini-banquet for next fall, sub sandwiches and walk around prize tables. This would be a small scale banquet to get our word out.

-Anita received a letter from the Chamber, Lunch and Learn, open to Chamber Members. Meeting is October 11th Noon to 1PM, Concerns “Concealed Carry rules and regulations for Merchants and Businesses. 

-Dan moved to adjourn, Everyone seconded. 

– Next meeting Paddy Coughlin’s (lower room) 7 PM Tuesday October 18th