DUN-GOOD RIDERS INC. October 15, 2013
President Pat Mullarky called the October 15, 2013 meeting to order at 7:00 pm. Fourteen members attended the meeting at Lake Hilbert Campground. All officers and 4 directors were present. The agenda was approved. The September 17th
minutes were accepted and the treasurer’s report was approved as read. In regard to the expenses, Melissa had questions about the ad in the County Tourism Guide and Joe inquired as to why the club keeps the tracks in a rental storage unit. Pat explained that the tracks are large and heavy and it would be very difficult to move them around when trying to work at the building. Hopefully, some day the Club will have a “lean to” for storage, until then or until they are sold, we use the rental unit. We had a serious buyer, but have not heard back from him. Dave said he hears many positive comments about the Open House.
Trail reports covered fall grooming. We may cut back on the grooming schedule now, but the trail has to be level & flat & the corners fixed & signs put up before the ground freezes. Repair work has to be done on the dirt drags to get us to winter grooming. Help would be appreciated. Bob Kuehn did culvert work and stump removal.
It'll be a valuable resale for the dealer. Mary Lou Neumann made the motion that the club continues to pursue upgrading the equipment, second by Jerry Gudowicz and passed unanimously.
Pat said he recently purchased a 1988 dump truck, GMC diesel, automatic, 7 yd. box. He asked if the club would want to buy it from him for what he paid, $2667.00, to replace our present truck. Discussion followed on the condition of our present truck, resale value etc.. Motion was made by Joe Stoll, 2nd
by Mary Lou Neumann and carried to purchase the truck from Pat as described and to put the old truck up for sale, asking price to be enough to cover the cost of the new truck and expenses.
Patti Mullarky discussed the County Snowmobile map. A new system will be used by county clubs to report trail conditions and the County Alliance will have a central web site for trail conditions. The ATV map is in limbo now because the disc is at a business involved in foreclosure. We're looking at other printing options. We need maps!
Diane & Jerry Gudowicz gave a breakdown for the poker run. People seemed happy with the 20 stop option. Dave will notify all of the winners. Thanks to Jerry & Diane and their helpers for a great job! Dave recapped the Open House & the raffle. Both were very successful. North Country Inn had the top business sales with 546 sold & Kathy Newingham had top individual sales with 276 tickets sold. Thanks to everyone! Dave gave an update on the “Fall / Winter Raffle”,& had tickets & posters to give out. Dave gave a County Alliance report sharing information about the trail into the Village of Crivitz and DNR statistics on ATV deaths.
Correspondence included request to purchase AWSC “Club Only” raffle tickets. Kevin Rocque made the motion, second by Joe Stoll and carried to buy all 10 that we received for a total of $100. The club received a note of thanks from Joe Stoll following the death of his brother. Dave Schultz noted that we had very successful fundraisers and this might be a good time to make community donations. Motion made by Dave Schultz, second by Mary Lou Neumann and carried to donation $500 each to the Beecher-Pembine-Dunbar Rescue Squad and the Goodman Rescue Squad. Dave will make arrangements and have pictures for the papers. Members discussed laws regarding use of helmets, side by sides and youth operation. Following discussion about NEW
LBVR vintage show, Dave made the motion, second by Joe and carried that the Dun-Good Riders sponsor a trophy for the show for a cost of $30.
Motion to adjourn made by Gerry Neumann, second by Jerry Gudowicz and carried. Meeting adjourned at 8:30 pm. The next meeting will be on November 12th
at 8-HI. Note the date change!
Patti Mullarky, Secretary
Dun-Good Riders Inc. September 17, 2013
President Pat Mullarky called the September 17, 2013 to order at 7:05 pm. Nineteen members attended the meeting held at Richards' in Dunbar. All officers were present as well as all 5 directors. The agenda was approved with the addition of Club Clothing to Old Business. The August minutes were accepted and the treasurer's report was approved as read. There were no officers' reports at this time.
Discussion covered heavy usage & damage on trails especially on weekends, need for culverts on the south end of the trail, status of the dirt drags & the rental tractor, repairs on the big tractor, brushing and the necessity to get signs up or replaced, especially in the Goodman area -Kevin in charge of this but contact Pat if needing help with it. This has to be done this year. The Town of Goodman works very well with the Club.
The County Snowmobile Alliance trail map is being worked on and the new edition should be available following the Dec. 2nd Alliance meeting. Dave is still working on getting a reprint of the ATV map. We are going to use a different printer but we're having problems getting our disc from ABC Printers.
Books are being picked up now and door prizes are being collected. Enough raffle tickets have been sold to cover the expenses so from here on, it's profit. $910 in sales at the Sportsman Club Picnic was very good this year. There are tickets for last minute sales which always go well. We've begun selling the "Fall-Winter Raffle" tickets, Dave had posters and tickets available to give out.
Dave ordered 90 long sleeved T's in 2 colors. We'll have them for the Open House.
Set up will begin on Thursday after 11 am. All volunteers welcome! Kevin will pick up the meat and the cooler and Mike will handle the meat raffle. Other duties were discussed and assigned. Mary Lou & Patti will sort and label the prizes for the paddle wheel.
covered info on the WATVA VIP Ride and the AWSC Fall Workshops in Stevens Point Nov 1st-3rd.
Motion made by Ed Fry, 2nd by Sue and carried to donate $100 to the Bay Cities/Law Enforcement program to help families in need. The Tourism Guide is being handled through the Eagle-Herald paper this year. We normally take out a 1-page ad and sell space to our advertisers, but Dave will check into the costs and any other changes before we commit. He'll have info for next meeting. The Club received a thank you from the Goodman Historical Society for our donation to help with moving the museum building.
COUNTY ALLIANCE / AWSC:
Alliance report covered progress on the snow map and problems with the trail in the Village of Crivitz. Jeff Schwaller, County AWSC Rep, discussed the latest in state news and the status of the "CAP/STEP" program and other registration proposals being considered. Patti explained the new process Marinette County will use this year to report trail conditions to the state web sites. We'll have the ability to report and update as conditions change, not just once a week. It will now be more important the ever for clubs to web sites that are updated frequently.
Joe questioned how we let people know our trails are open year round for atv's & utv's. This info is a main listing on the home page of the web site and it's repeated frequently on the Face Book page. Discussion followed regarding some gates that may be closed during hunting season.
Motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:15 made by Jerry, 2nd by Nancy and carried. The next meeting will be on October 15th at Lake Hilbert Campground at 7pm.
Patti Mullarky, Secretary
DUN-GOOD RIDERS INC. AUGUST 20, 2013
President Pat Mullarky called the August 20, 2013 meeting to order at 7:00pm. Fifteen members attended the meeting held at the Green Shack in Armstrong Creek. All officers were present as well as 4 directors. Joe Stoll was absent. The Agenda was approved with the additions of "Fall Raffle" and "Club Clothing" under new business. The July minutes were accepted and the treasurer report approved as read.
Grooming and brushing the trails is ongoing. Repairs were completed on the skid-ster. Repairs on the big tractor will be an insurance claim following it tipping over on the side. Pat thanked those who helped him out the day of the mishap. The Town of Goodman grated the road where it happened.
Patti discussed the County Snowmobile Map. Bob Kuehn made the motion that Dun-Good place a $125 ad on the map again this year, second by Melissa Jacobs and carried. Poker Run books are selling slowly. Raffle tickets need to be pushed, business places need to ask people to buy them. They won't sell themselves. Patti is going to list the tickets on the Internet. People can send us a check, we'll fill out the & deposit the stubs for them. We'll look into a Pay Pal account in the future for all club purchases. A report was given on the WATVA Regional Meeting in Florence on July 27th. The Blue Ox trails were in good condition, their new building is very nice. The Thur. & Fri. before the meeting, people from the WIDNR, MIDNR, WATVA and Dun-Good rode the area trails. The DNR ATV Grant Specialist was on the ride and Pat talked to her about our well grant, asking if she could help get that moving. We had a good display at TrailCon, talked to lots of people and gave out a lot of maps promoting Northern Marinette County. Thanks to the club members who were able to help out at the display. Members discussed events where the raffle side by side will be displayed.
Plans were made for the Open House on 9/28. We discussed the menu including some new items to try this year. Kevin will take care of getting the meat & the cooler for meat raffle. Tickets for that will be 1-$5, 3-$10 or 7-$20. Members are asked to solicit door prizes and we'll begin collecting prizes from the poker run sponsors. Dave & Diane will help with ordering the beverages and the food. Melissa, Sue and Diana will bartend. We'll ask for volunteers to cook & serve food, Kevin will man the paddle wheel, we'll need people to sort and number the raffle prizes. Gerry & Mary Lou will help with the poker run books and fill in where needed.
Dave said that following the Open House, we don't have anything going on and there aren't many raffles during the fall when a lot of hunters are around. He proposed having a "Fall/Winter Raffle" featuring a selection of guns & hunting items. He had prices for the prizes. Tickets would be 1-$5, 3-$10 or 7-$20. The drawing would be on Feb 14th at the club meeting. Jerry Gudowicz made the motion, second by Mike to go with Dave's suggestions for a fall raffle, prizes as Dave listed, printing 3,000 tickets, selling as suggested. Discussion followed on where & when to have the drawing. Jerry then amended his motion to say that the drawing would be on
at 8-HI during the Bart Fry. Amended motion was passed. The club clothing inventory is very low, we need more to sell at the Open House. Ed Fry made the motion, second by Tim De Caster and carried to budget $1000 or less toward the purchase of clothing and long sleeved T's with Dave to make the choice of colors in the needed sizes. Motion made by Bill, second by Gerry and carried to donate $25 to the Neighborhood Watch program. Motion made by Kevin, second by Patti and carried to renew the club's Blue Ribbon dues for $100. Motion made by Mike, second by Ed and carried to donate $100 to the Goodman Historical Society's project to move a portable classroom to the Veteran's Park to be used as a museum. A thank You letter was received from Tom Neumann for use of the skid steer along with a donation for a replacement hose. Pat said he hasn't forgotten about the display of an old snowmobile, drag and atv for outside the building, hoping it'll be done soon. Mike discussed signage around Old A / Trout Haven, suggesting we update the signs to prevent confusion on the trail. Gerry made the motion to adjourn at 8:50 pm, second by Melissa and carried. The next meeting will be Sept. 17th at Richards'.