Lisbon Stump Jumpers Snowmobile Club #408
Member meeting – September 10, 2015 at the Little Grille at the Depot
Present: 18 members (Jane & Dave Graham, Joe & Cheryl Wiggett, Steve & Susan Woods, Doug & Tammy Heath, Scott& Andrea Graham, Allan& Judy Boulet, Joe Ransmeier, Dick & Angie Bronson, Rob Lockwood, Brad Gooden, Jim Cyr
Correction: Guest: Andrus Rojas
Minutes of Last meeting April 2015 reviewed and accepted.
Treasurers Report(rounded #’s): Income $7027, Expenses $10,814. Next large bill is Tucker payment July 2016 for $5504. The groomer insurance bill was paid $3400. Club membership to NHSA was paid. Detail report was available for review.
Summer Grant-in-aid (SGIA): The cutter bar was not approved (equipment was not approved this year due to possibility that the federal bill with the Recreational Trails Program (RTP) funding attached would not pass. Due to input to our legislator’s the bill was passed, but too late to allow the process to occur this year). Money requested for trail work was approved.
Trails: C8A near Phil Clark needs to be done (portion near Patridge Lake and Dodge Pond). A bridge is needed near the Ogontz area. Work Dates not set
Winter Grant-in-aid (WGIA): More money will be requested this year to allow both groomers to be active
Cutter Bar for Groomer: Cost about $5000. 1st/2nd Cheryl & Correction: Joe
Rob. Unanimous vote to purchase. This will be connected to a groomer and can cut trail branches up to 2 inches correction: in diameter ( long).
Vintage Race Fund Raiser: update from Joe – Our race will be part of the Great North Woods (GNW) point system races. They will do the pit/registration. We are responsible for building the track, infield, concession area and maybe ½ of announcer. Vintage Race discussions will mainly occur in a separate subcommittee with a short report at the member meeting
September 12th: Art festival in Lisbon. We will set up booth to sell membership, apparel and answer questions about our trails and the fund raiser race.
September 19th – Town wide yard sale in Lisbon. The Grahams are at a Scottish Graham Clan tent in Lincoln and cannot assist. Anyone interested in using the items stored at the club house from the last yard sale are welcome to set up a booth.
Web Site: Steve announced he has given administrator privileges to Cheryl (who now needs instruction to assist in updating the site)
Meetings: Plan to do every other meeting as a dinner at a restaurant. October 8th meeting at the Club house at @ 7pm , November 12th @6 – place TBA.
NHSA membership update: Lots of activity this summer. The computer program approved by the NHSA board is still not functional. There is an anti-trust suit against the NHSA for price fixing as part of this computerized system being lead by a member of the Grafton County area who keeps Dave updated on the progress. NHSA wants $35 pp single or per family plus the fees. The NH Fish and Game
Bureau of Trails has let NHSA know they will accept a membership card from a Club, as long as the Club belongs to NHSA. LSJ has paid to belong to NHSA. Our Club will continue the price of $20 single, $25 for family. Members can choose to get the Sno-traveler from NHSA. The $10 fee will be taken from the membership fee registration as in the past. Supposedly paying this $10 also allows members to be a recipient of the NHSA insurance coverage. HOWEVER – NHSA board will not share copies of the insurance coverage so no one know what it entails. A common question from members is “will not participating in the computerized on-line registration effect our chances for grant-in-aid money?” The answer is no, the GIA come from the NH Bureau of Trails , not NHSA Unanimous vote to go with LSJ membership cards for our Club, versus the on-line NHSA program.
Membership Cards: will be available this weekend, at member meetings and in at the OHRV registration agents: DU-EZ, The Brick Store, Absolute Powersports of VT, Littleton Motorsports and Swiftwater Way station if they agree to provide the same service for us as they did last year.
Old Home Day fundraiser: Net income about $524. The lower than expected amount was due to the cost of chicken and lower than expected attendance (100 vs 150). Friends of Landaff and the Mount Hope Grange will receive a portion of the income. Joe suggested $150 for each.
The Book scholarship recipient this year was Lindsey Heath who is attending Keene State. The recipient must provide some volunteer service for the LSJ Club.
Cheryl Wiggett, Sec.
corrections as per the October 2015 meeting minutes.