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GRAHA Board Minutes April 2017

05/03/2017, 9:45am CDT
By Chad Sterle

GRAHA General Meeting

Minutes from April 18, 2017

Eagles Club 6:00 pm

 

Board members in attendance were Chris Henrichsen, Chris Marinucci, Sean Colter, Brad Hyduke, Mark Butterfield, Chad Sterle, Dave Kuschel and Jeremy Carlson.

 

Guests in attendance were Colleen Forrest, William Peltier and Dale Christy.

 

Secretary Report:  The minutes were presented for January, February and March 2017.  Motion was made by Mark Butterfield, seconded by Chris Henrichsen, which passed unanimously to approve the minutes.

 

Next was the Charitable Gambling report presented by Dale Christy.  The Board went through the February tax return.  After review a motion was made by Dave Kuschel, seconded by Dave Hyduke which passed unanimously to approve said tax return.

 

The Board reviewed the budget for April 2017, recognizing that the calculated tax has been lowered from last month.  Motion was made by Chad Sterle, seconded by Chris Henrichsen which passed unanimously to approve the budget.

 

A long conversation was had between William Peltier, Dale Christy and the Board relative to the history of donation requests and the history of our charitable gambling activities over the last 28 years.  After that a conversation regarding a contribution toward the Multi-Use Pavilion was had; it was tabled until May. 

 

Next the Board discussed the request from GRABA and the YMCA to donate to the construction of the pickleball court.  Motion was made by Chad Sterle, seconded by Chris Marinucci, which passed unanimously to decline said donation.  Chris Henrichsen opposed the motion

 

Dale Christy presented a letter from Gary Dick on behalf of the Grand Rapids Baseball Association wherein they are requesting $5,000 in donation funds.  This matter will be addressed at the May meeting.

 

There was a request from the Deer River High School Trap League through Riley’s Bar to be awarded the proceeds of a $500 raffle. Motion was made by Chad Sterle, seconded by Chris Hendrickson, which passed unanimously to approve that request.

 

There was a request on behalf of the Deer River Wrestling Team through Riley’s Bar to donate the proceeds from a $500 raffle for that purpose. Motion was made by Chad Sterle, seconded by Mark Butterfield, which passed unanimously to approve that request.

 

There was a request on behalf of the Deer River Sportsmen’s Club to sponsor the Youth Day on behalf of Hayslips Bar for $500 from the proceeds of a raffle. Motion was made by Chris Marinucci, seconded by Mark Butterfield which passed unanimously to approve that request.

 

There was a request on behalf of ISD 32 (Blackduck) on behalf of the Hoot-N-Holler Bar for a $1,000 donation to benefit ISD 32’s Early Childhood Program.  Motion was made by Chris Marinucci, seconded by Mark Butterfield which passed unanimously to approve that request.

 

There was a request on behalf of the Grand Rapids High School through the Area Community Foundation to donate $1,000 to the Grand Rapids post-prom activities.  Motion was made by Chad Sterle, seconded by Chris Henrichsen which passed unanimously to approve that motion.

 

Lastly the check register was presented to the Board through March 2017.  Motion was made by Chad Sterle, seconded by Mark Butterfield which passed unanimously to approve said check register.

 

The financial report as presented by Chris Henrichsen. Chris went through the balance sheets as of March 31, 2017, profit/loss comparison to last year, the profit/loss comparison to our actual budget, and the transaction by account, check register for March.  Motion was made by Chad Sterle, seconded by Mark Butterfield which passed unanimously to approve all financial documents.

 

The PDC presented contracting with our goalie coach for 25 sessions at $4,900 which is the exact same terms as last year.  Motion was made by Chad Sterle, seconded by Jeremy Carlson which passed unanimously to contract for 25 sessions at $4,900.

 

Colleen Forrest addressed the Board wherein she asked the Board to set the tournament dates for the upcoming tournament dates for this year’s hockey season so that they can be advertised.  Motion was made by Chris Henrichsen, seconded by Jeremy Carlson which passed unanimously to approve the presented tournament dates.

 

Colleen sought approval for advertisements in the amount of $720 to advertise all of our tournament activities.  Motion was made by Chris Henrichsen, seconded by Jeremy Carlson which passed unanimously to approve the advertising request.

 

There was a request from Jeff Boyd, our EMT, who requested a pay increase from $32 per hour to $34 per hour for EMT services for the upcoming hockey season. Motion was made by Chad Sterle, seconded by Chris Marinucci, which passed unanimously to approve his request.

 

Colleen requested approval to place flyers in school materials on September 12, 2017 and set registration for the upcoming hockey season to be September 18, 19 and 20.  Motion was made by Chad Sterle, seconded by Dave Kuschel which passed unanimously to approve these dates.

 

Next the Board had a conversation around DIBS. After conversation, the Board decided to increase DIBS from 10 shifts to 11 shifts for the upcoming hockey season and to increase the amount of the monetary compensation for those who do not fulfil their shifts to be increased from $200 to $220 if people do not perform their DIBS requirements.  Motion was made by Chad Sterle, seconded by Jeremy Carlson which passed unanimously to increase DIBS from 10 to 11 and to increase the amount of monetary compensation from $200 to $220 for those who do not fulfil their shifts.

 

Lastly a brief conversation was had between the Board and Sean Colter relative to this coming year’s Walleye Shootout Fishing Tournament and we were informed that sponsorships are picking up and things are looking better than last month.

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:02 p.m.

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