President Dennis Pratt emailed the draft meeting notes to board members on May 24th.
Minutes of the March Meeting: Motion was made to approve by Mike Zicus, seconded by Ron Gaare and approved by the board.
Treasurer’s and Financial Secretary’s Reports: Dean Wellman submitted his financial secretary’s report to the board by email on May 30th. General fund deposits since the last meeting totaled $1,450 (of which $250 deposited on the 28th will appear in next month’s Treasurer’s report), and the Club had 1 new member. The report was approved following a motion by Ken Lundberg with a second by Glen Hill and approved by the board. Treasurer Jeff Stollenwerk reported to the board by email on May 26th that May’s beginning checking account balance was $14,126.44 and the ending balance was $15,516.45. We had the following expenses in May: Pro Print (April Newsletter – $25.13) and Katie Thompson (May Newsletter – $200.00). The Treasurer’s Report was approved following a motion by Ken Lundberg with a second by Mike Sierszen and approval by the board.
Habitat: Ron Gaare – July 25th and August 1st remain the tentative habitat work dates (totally dependent on an improved local Covid situation by mid-July). If the work happens, we should each bring our own lunch this year to reduce Covid risk and we’re looking at a project in the Beaupre Springs/East Fork area to avoid the heavy public use at the Stone’s Bridge landing. Our postponed April habitat appreciation celebration will be held next year and combined with the 2020 celebration.
Legislative: The Annual Spring Fish and Wildlife Public Hearing and Wisconsin Conservation Congress county voting was held entirely online this year. There were more than 60,000 participants. Question 48 ‘to restore Fish Passage on the Iron River’ passed, receiving 88% support. The support level within the 3 county’s bordering Lake Superior (Douglas, Bayfield, and Ashland) was also 88%. Voting results are available online now at: https://dnr.wi.gov/about/wcc/springhearing.html
Scholarship: Mike Sierszen reported on April 30th that 27 scholarship applications had been received and distributed to the committee members. A recommendation for this year’s college scholarship recipient will be submitted to the Board for the June meeting.
Education: Nothing to report.
Membership: Nothing new to report
Budget: Nothing to report.
Social Media: Mike Zicus reported that we received several inquiries regarding Club merchandise, membership renewals, and where to fish the river as well as a report of some lost items in the upper river.
South Shore Grade Update – Limited easement negotiations continue to progress.
Fly of the Month – We do not have a fly for this month’s newsletter.
Update Club Charter – Nothing to report.