June 28, 2014 - 4 Seasons Recreational Club Monthly Meeting
Secretary's report was approved as read on a Bob/Mick motion.
Treasurer's report was approved on a Dennis/Chuck motion. |
the question from the previous meeting that he had asked Jean to pay the Doucette
bill. Doucette had contacted us as they needed to reserve the games. Since we
hadn't had any other proposals at that time, Mark made the decision to pay.
A Brad/Chuck motion passed to allocate our saving to a Maintenance and Repair account.
The town received a grant from ECE for the new playground equipment. Jon noted that Embrigde
also has grant money available for improvements in our area. A question was presented as to
why the club is purchasing playground equipment and asked for clarification of the clubs mission.
Our By Laws weren't immediately available so they will be brought to the next meeting for further discussion.
Jon received a bid from Udeen's for gravel which was estimated at $16.70 per yard. A Jon/Chuck
motion passed to purchase 150 yards of gravel from Udeen's. They will drop 80 yards on the trail
and we will need to spread. The remaining 70 yards will be dropped at the club building for use as
needed on other areas of the trail.
Jon has been grading the trails and reports they are in the best conditions they have ever
been. If we continue weekly grooming, they should hold. Jon has also been training Gary, a new
grooming volunteer. Thank you to Gary, and all our groomer operators, for the time you donate to
keep our trails in great riding condition.
Road clean up was done on June 14. Thank you to all who participated. We lost a road sign
that will need to be replaced, and we need more bags before the next clean up day.
Chuck asked about upgrading the power in the pavilion before Food and Fun so we can
avoid the breaker problems we've had in the past. Mark will talk to Bob Hasse about
getting this repaired.
Jean asked about trash collection at the park. It is scheduled for Thursday.
Open House is July 12 from 12:00-4:00. We will have hot dogs, chips, pop and water.
Dick has volunteered to cook. We have some door prizes but would like to get a few more.
We will ask Greg to post a notice on the website.
Meat raffle volunteers: 7/5 Youngquists, 7/19 Hansons
We received a letter requesting a donation to help move the old church to the historical
park. After much discussion, a Dennis/Bob motion passed that we decline.
Food and Fun
Bob did a detailed cost analysis of our food prices. We decided to leave al a carte
prices as they are, but a Mick/Dennis motion passed to raise the dinner plate price from
$6 to $7 and also use ladles so we have consistent portion sizes.
Bob suggested adding food selections targeted toward the kids. Some ideas offered by
members included pickles, ice cream and cotton candy.
We have received a price for the beef and potato salad from VonHanson's meat, so we had
a sample of their potato salad. Everyone agreed it was good but it was not priced competitively.
We still need to collect door prizes and raffle board items. We also need volunteers to
help during the day. Please contact Doris if you are available to help for a couple of hours.
There was discussion about miscellaneous equipment and supplies that people have seen
while shopping that would improve our service and alleviate problems we've discussed in the past.
A Deb/Mike motion passed to allow club members to purchase misc equipment at their discretion
within reasonable limits.
Meeting adjourned on a Mick/Chuck motion.
Doris Youngquist, Secretary