Board of Directors Meeting, April 6, 2013

Chapter President Gary Rieniets called the Bad Axe Board of Directors meeting to order at 2:20 pm, April 6, 2013, at the Sportsman’s Club, Muscoda, WI.

Review of Previous Minutes

The Board reviewed and approved the minutes from the February 9, 2013 meeting.

Treasurer’s Report

-          The Treasurer’s Financial Report (attached) was presented, seconded and approved.

-          We are about even with last year—both in finances and membership.

Bad Axe Annual Meeting and Pot Luck

-          The Annual Meeting and Pot Luck will be Saturday, July 13 at John and Carol Nielson’s Farm in Richland County.

-          The following ideas/suggestions were presented for consideration:

  1. The event will be a field day, a business meeting, and a pot luck picnic
  2. Invite the public to attend
  3. We could have a silent auction
  4. Ask foresters to discuss tree identification, where trees grow best, basic forestry, the Managed Forest Law, chemicals, etc.
  5. Talks/presentations should be geared toward the novice or new landowner
  6. We could invite some private foresters (they have a different perspective)
  7. We could break the larger group into groups of 5 or 6 persons; it would be more manageable, and it would help people get to know each other better
  8. Question: Do we need to rent a tent? How much would it cost?
  9. Question: Do we need to rent portable toilets?
  10. Question: Where do we get name badges (for Cecil and Mike)?

The Next Meeting will be Saturday, 1 June, 9:30 am at the White House (Country Kitchen) in Richland Center.

Respectfully Submitted,



Chapter Secretary