The webcam and weather station system was discussed. The weather station is over 20 years old. Dennis from NOAA was asked about replacement cost and he believes it would be $500 to $600 needed to replace the weather station and $900 to replace a compatible camera. While collecting donations for this replacement system we need to make sure and specify what the money will be spent on. We agreed to have a goal amount of $2000 to include the third piece of a compatible computer. We can report on our progress on the webpage.
It was brought up that we could bring in donations by holding a dinner or a breakfast at the club. The breakfast was by far the favorite and it was motioned on and passed to buy food for the breakfast to be held on Ladies Ride Saturday especially with the Guy ride occurring on the same day. Dottie will purchase food at cash and carry and Marcella, Rod, and Bob will cook with Jimmy doing everything else.
Buckshot has been cleaning the snow around the clubhouse and we agreed to pay him $100 to cover his costs. Dottie will mail him a check.
It was reported that SnoWest magazine has run an article about Tollgate snowmobiling in its January Volume 40 issue.
A 50/50 drawing was held in the General Membership meeting. Carl was the winner with a total of $56 collected. Carl donated his winnings back to the weather station fund.
February 2nd is our next meeting.
[ Minutes taken by Dottie Carrell ]