GRAHA General Meeting
Minutes from January 9, 2017
IRA Civic Center
Board members present included Mark Butterfield, Chris Henrichsen, Dave Kuschel, Brad Hyduke, Jeremy Carlson, Sean Colter, Peter Miskovich, and Chad Sterle.
Others in attendance were Colleen Forrest, George Broberg, William Peltier, Dale Christy, Steve Feyma and Todd Roloff
A group of guests led by Steve Feyma presented a request for a donation from the Itasca Co. Pickleball Association to help in the construction of the new pickleball courts at the YMCA. They presented a project and asked for a donation after the presentation was completed. The Board stated they want more time to consider this request and tabled it for further action.
Dale Christy presented the monthly Charitable Gambling Report. Motion was made to pass the November 2016 tax return and summary. Motion was made by Dave Kuschel, seconded by Mark Butterfield which passed unanimously.
There was a motion made by Chad Sterle, seconded by Jeremy Carlson which passed unanimously to approve the January 2017 Charitable Gambling Budget.
A motion was made by Peter Miskovich, seconded by Sean Colter that passed unanimously to approve the monthly Charitable Gambling check register.
A donation request of $500 was presented by Mr. Christy from the Hoot-n-Holler in Blackduck which will be used to benefit Blackduck basketball program. Motion was made by Chad Sterle, seconded by Peter Miskovich which passed unanimously to approve said request.
Another donation was requested by Mr. Chisty on behalf of Florio’s Restaurant to donate $500 to the Grand Rapids High School Trap and Skeet Club. The motion was made by Chad Sterle, seconded by Peter Miskovich which passed unanimously to approve this request.
Next was a general conversation led by Tim Bymark who wants to raffle a four-wheeler to raise additional funds for GRAHA relate costs. However, Mr. Bymark urged the Board to earmark those funds to pay for youth equipment up to $5,000. Motion was made by Sean Colter, seconded by Jeremy Carlson that passed unanimously to approve the request presented.
A motion was made to transfer $75,000 from charitable gambling to GRAHA’s general fund for program-related expenditures. Motion was made by Chad Sterle, seconded by Chris Henrichsen which passed unanimously.
Next the financial report was held. We went through the balance sheets as of 12/31/16, profit/loss statements July 12 through current, budget versus actual, profit and loss statements from the previous year, as well as transactions by account. Motion was made by Chad Sterle, seconded by Sean Colter that passed unanimously to approve all above financial information as presented.
There was next a discussion to help promote pond hockey in the Grand Rapids area. The Board stated that we will do all we can to sponsor and promote pond hockey as it benefits youth hockey in our area.
The Board held a general discussion to have Grand Rapids Squirt Teams to play in the Greenway tournament. There are no costs associated with participation. Motion was made by Chad Sterle, seconded by Mark Butterfield which passed unanimously to approve this action.
Next Jeff Boyd is requesting two EMT’s for the junior goal tournaments to adequately protect our older players. A Motion was made by Chad Sterle, seconded by Sean Colter which passed unanimously to approve this request.
Meeting adjourned at 7:41 p.m.