Monthly Minutes

Gillett Sno & ATV Riders Meeting Minutes (10/12/2022)

Randy’s Place – Suring, WI

Members present = 28

Club meeting minutes

Club agenda:

  • Introduce new members/visitors – Dan McMahon
  • Secretary report – Lynn    Motion by Jon, second by Keith approved
  • Treasurer report – Ali   Motion by Chet, second by Amanda approved
  • Trail report –  Keith/Aaron
    • Trails are looking good but the bridges need work, someone did hit the second bridge.  Will discuss again in 3 weeks when the season is over.
      • Continue to work on getting additional roads open.  Will need a check for the town of Oconto Falls, they offered to pay half for the application.  
      • A couple of the clubs wanted Monte to go up north to assess the trail systems to apply for the grants.  Asked if there were issues with our end of the trail, nothing at this time regarding ditches and the trails themselves.  Should ask about the bridge closest to the clubhouse, Keith has been in contact with him.  He is also working with the county on the washout south of Suring due to the box culvert.
      • Perry was not able to groom last week since the tractor was not available.  Might do this tomorrow night.
      • Maps going in this week for next year with the new numbering system.  R-Store was contacted by Deb and they are going to be a map sponsor again.  
      • Received new road crossing signs 
  • Dan McMahon from the town of Maple Valley is working on Tilman road going straight across to get to the grade.  It’s on the town board agenda tomorrow night and he received all the signatures from the folks in the area agreeing to allow ATVs. The club supports this action but will not be responsible for signage.
  • Events coordinator update – Melinda
    • Poker run – February 11th at Remi’s in Cecil
      • All set for the run, talked to Bob and the date has been confirmed.  Will discuss stops and times.  
      • Will get another committee formed to discuss stops. If you have recommendations let Ali or Perry know.  
    • Landowners Banquet –
      • March 26th at Romi’s.  Melinda will contact Romi to confirm.  
  • Old Business
    • Kiosk update
      • Jon and Duane Mijal put in the slab last week Thursday so the spot is all ready to go and it will be turned over to the school to start work on the kiosk.  Ali talked to Mr. Zimmerman and if we want anything specific we need to write it down to incorporate into the design.  
      • We will be including Gary and Vicky’s name into the design.
      • The Dennis Gilbertson bench will go by the kiosk.
    • Snowmobile sign prep
      • Once the signs come in we will pick a date to prep.  Signs are usually received around the first Alliance meeting.
  • New Business
    • Talk to Monty about Applying for grants for problem areas On Trail – discussed during trail report. 
    • The AWSC Fall Workshop will be doing a collection for a food pantry item.  Deb would be willing to pick it up and bring it there for us. We just have to let her know.
      • Club will work on getting a donation from Seneca and if members are willing to bring a non-expired canned good they can do so.
    • Small dumpster for garbage
      • Need to look to see if we can get a deal.  Perry will look into it.  
    • Second annual Fall Fun Run UTV ride is at Roxy and Rosie’s in Green Valley this Saturday.  Registration is from 8:00 am with the ride departing at 9:30 am sharp. Money raised goes to Vets for Vets!
    • NBC 26 news
      • Perry was contacted by NBC to do an interview talking about Gillett and their support of ATV/UTV riders.  Perry reached out to Brittany Merlot, meteorologist for channel 26, and they wanted someone around 5 – 7 am tomorrow morning.  Did not have enough time to get this together.  
    • Reminder that all trails close November 6th at 11:59 pm.  Roads remain open all year.
    • Kevin Guelig from Sandy Corners / Pulaski VFW is asking for a donation to support Veterans and families in need.
      • Keith motion to donate, second from Chet motion carried
    • Dean Gueller Raffle will be Nov 5th at Roxy and Rosie’s.  Club gave a donation.  
  • Any other business/ideas:
  • Elections
    • President (Perry) – no nominations and Perry is willing to serve.  Motion carried.
    • Secretary (Lynn) – no nominations and Lynn is willing to serve. Motion carried
    • Board Member (Brad) – 

Thomas Nauke nominated

Brad = 10 votes

Thomas = 17 votes

No opposition, motion carried, Thomas Nauke new board member

  • Adjourn –   Motion by Ali, second Nick approved
  • Next meeting –  November 9th at Randy’s Place in Suring 
Actionable ItemsResponsible Party/Parties
Repair bridge and rails Move to September – Keith MeyerDiscuss at Sept meeting – volunteers needed 
Groomer tracks Thomas Nauke/Aaron SmithRemove and will bring up next year