Tuesday, September 05, 2017

***** Minutes General Meeting May 16, 2017 *****

General  Meeting May 16, 2017

Members present – 22

George opened meeting at 7 pm

Guest Speaker

Dave Hamlin, a MNR conservation officer from Blind River gave a slide presentation and talked to us about their job in conservation of fish and wildlife

Minutes of previous meeting
Minutes of the previous meeting of January 17, 2017 accepted by John V and seconded by Gerry R

Vice-President Report

The number of participants for this years Winterfest Snowshoe Hike were less than last year
It will be discussed at a later date if we will continue with this event

Trail-Master Report

Ron reported that the 2 trails in Mississagi Park have been cleared being the Helenbar Trail and Semiwhite Trail.

Many thanks for those who helped with this clearing

Youth Rangers may help this summer with other VTA trails

Secretary-Treasurer Report

Donna reported all incoming and outgoing transactions and bank balance since the last meeting of January 17, 2017

Our membership updated stands at 92

Motion was made to approve report by Jim M and seconded by Emily W

Old Business

A reminder was given that it is the sweep who determines when the group continues after all have stopped for a break to ensure that ALL hikers have a break

We have quite a few number of new hikers so it is suggested hike leaders review protocols for  whistle and leaving trail for nature calls  over the next while

Ron T and Gerry R have been getting club trailer ready for resale.

Gerry J is leading  the Hike Leader Training which is a two day course May 27 and 28 .  All approved for food to be purchased from club monies for these two days

If interested in being Mississagi Park Ambassadors sign up on sheet available

Canada Day hikes will be Helenbar Trail in morning and Semiwhite Trail in afternoon and you can sign up on sheet available

A motion to help with Lumberjack Days this year was moved by Phil B and seconded by John V

The City of Elliot Lake MOU will be discussed further in September as more information is needed

New Business

Sheila H suggested having a pizza nite @ $10.00 per person prior to meeting

Sheila H is looking into a band for music at this years Christmas party

Elections are coming up November of this year

Gerry R thanked the Coureurs De Bois for using the Elliot Lake Snowbirds clubhouse and stated it is available for other events as well

Upcoming Hike Leaders meeting is September 5, 2017

Upcoming General meeting is September 19, 2017

Meeting adjourned at 9 pm moved by Shelley M

Minutes of Meeting prepared by Donna Condon