Lisbon Stump Jumpers Member Meeting March 9, 2016
Present: 21 Officers &Board: Dave, Jane, Joe, Cheryl, Rob, Steve, Brad, Richard, Dick, Scott. Members: Allan, Judy, Jim, Andre, Vi, Joe, Bob, Cheryl, Bill, John, Grafton County Director Evie Ferrell
Treasurers Report: Deposits: $9167.29 Expenses: $7156.78
Next large bill is $5500 for final payment of groomer upgrade
Secretary Report: February 11, 2016 reviewed and on web site.
Membership Report: Current total members: 155: 48 family, 59 single.
2015 was 95 family, 108 single. Due to the addition of an area on the membership application for a Groomer fund donation, an additional $255 was obtained.
Trail Master/Administrator Report
Winter Grant-In-Aid 2016 – received $1427 for grooming
Summer Grant-In-Aid 2016 – per info from the NH BOT there may not monies available due to lack of registrations. Application packets are due April 15. No discussion of projects at the meeting.
Vintage Race Treasures’ report
Sponsor income: $12, 750 (excludes $950 credits: including $500 from Varney Smith and
decreases of bills such as trophies, port-a-potty, booklet printing.)
Race Day Income: $ 2853
Expenses: – $ 5497.04
Total income: $ 7702.96 per Jane’s report
Need clarification: Per calculation $10, 106 is income, plus the $950
• Gifting package discussed (Joe/Judy 1st/2nd,and unanimously approved) Give thank-you gifts to same recipients and at same amount as in 2015 with the addition of the highway department of $50. Total should be about $600. Includes Brian Santy, Lisbon Life Squad, Woodsville Ambulance, Lisbon Police and Chappy.
Vintage Race Sub Committee (Joe, Brad, Allan, Rob, Craig)
• Copy of letter to the editor and the thank-you in local papers was circulated. Art Tighe was in the restaurant and personally gave thanks for the items in the papers.
• Brad presented concerns of cost of snow delivery and GNW income he heard from Billy Rioux ($5500 for the Lisbon Race)
• The committee is pursuing ideas for continuation of the race/fund raiser. An announcement in local papers lead the reader to believe that all racing was done, not just the Great North Woods circuit. The GNW gave us the email/mailing address of all racers in 2016.
Dave has incorporated suggestions from various members. Copies will be sent via email tomorrow to the board from Dave. Joe Ransmeier stated the bylaws were one of the best written set he has reviewed. Final vote of approval will occur in April meeting. Once approved, they then need to be registered with the state of NH.
Sub-committee building report (Members: Rob, Craig & Derek)
Rob has had discussions with Kevin Schofield and representative of Connor’s regarding land use and with Tom Clement for connection to public services. Ray Lobdell is going to review the flood plain concerns on the Schofield land. Per Dave, need to discuss plans with Lisbon selectman for a tax exempt status due to our 501C. Joe Ransmeier will execute legal paperwork as needed, but will need conflict waiver since Schofield Septic is their client. Current plan is leaning toward a building for the groomers at Schofield’s and the Club house at Connor’s. An extension to LSJ usage of the Connor’s property at a $1/year for a possible 40 years is in discussion. Any building on that site would also need to have approval by Connor’s. Need to have proposed drawing of the building created. We may need to obtain survey of Schofield property. The subcommittee has yet to meet.
Joe W presented slate of officers: Pres: Cheryl, VP Joe, Sec – Joe Ransmeier, Tres /Membership–Judy Boulet. Directors: Dave Graham, Allan Boulet, Craig Tetley, Steve Wood. No other nominations presented. Voting will occur April 9th to take effect fiscal year starting July 1st.
NHSA Easter Seal Ride-in
Per Cheryl an extra $2000 donation came in after the event was publicized on the radio. Per Cheryl Spillane there is discussion to change the date of the “open house” event of Camp Sno-Mo from the current July date.
NHSA On-line Membership
Evie shared that the on-line registration per NHSA will resume March 11th. It should be possible to have both the on-line process (cost of $37 to join NHSA & LSJ) and the current paper application process (cost of $20 single, $25 family to join LSJ, and option of NHSA). The legal issue sent to the AG has not been resolved. The issue may go further than just the AG. The form sent by NHSA, that mandates that all club members will become NHSA members, was not signed by Dave. A suggestion was to Evie to present to NHSA , that repeat education on the software membership system will be needed, especially for clubs with new officers in 2017.
NHSA Grass Drags
A reminder from Evie and Dave: Any club member who volunteers for the drag will have $10 reimbursed to the club per hour of service at the event.
Currently our club pays $3300/year for the insurance the NHSA obtains with the Allied company. Per the Bureau of Trails there should be a refund of 50% of the liability portion due the poor snow fall, and loss of revenue to the Clubs.
NHSA Annual Meeting
Set for May 21st. Dave stated that there is a proposal for allowing the past presidents group to have a voting delegate. The concern is that this would be unfair for voting.
Annual Appreciation Dinner – April 9th – Landaff Town Hall
48 invitations provided to supporters of the race: 4 responses thus far.
58 invites to landowners (excludes member landowners) were mailed recently.
Menu will be chicken fricassee and fixings. Need volunteers for donating pies and service.
LSJ 50th anniversary
Rob reminded us that 2017 is the LSJ 50th. He suggested that we have several events throughout the year. He had ideas of: membership drive, poker run, dance, picnics, show and shine, raffles, event at Lisbon Lilac event, something to do with OHRV agents. Members were suggested to think about ideas and to bring them to the next meeting.
Grafton County Meeting
Currently the monthly meeting is at the Baker River club house. The group will be deciding if the meetings will remain at the fixed site, or rotate monthly as they have in the past. Usually there are 40-60 people at a meeting. Evie stated that all members are invited to attend, not just executives. If meetings are held in various local areas, maybe more general members, versus just the executives will attend.
NH Legislative updates – ATV
NH bill 1846 is being presented that would allow ATV’s to have access to class I, II, & III roads in Grafton county. It passed the hearing 16-0 and is now going to both the senate and house. Several concerns for the snowmobile community are: will there be a request to use Class 6 roads; will landowners want to rescind use of their land if ATV’s are using the trails. Cheryl S. also shared there are new items like the “snow bike” which resembles a dirt bike with a ski and track, which will be classified as a “snowmachine”. Dis-like of these newer machines may also lead to Landowners rescinding approval.
Littleton Club (LORR)
Cheryl W reported that they would still like to do a social event with surrounding clubs next year.
Dalton Ridge Runners
They are having a Mother’s Day breakfast fundraiser.
• Saturday April 9th is the Annual Appreciation Dinner.
• Meeting will occur at the end of the dinner.
Respectfully submitted: Cheryl Wiggett Sec.