President Dennis Pratt emailed the draft meeting notes to board members on October 25th.

Minutes of the September Meeting: September meeting minutes received majority board approval in early October after a motion by Dean Wellman and a second by Walt Swanson.

Treasurer’s and Financial Secretary’s Reports: Both the Dean Wellman’s Financial report and Jeff Stollenwerk’s Treasurer reports were emailed to the board on October 25th. Deposits in the general fund totaled $732.00 since the last meeting, and the Club had 3 new members. The Financial Secretary’s Report was approved without changes by the board following a motion from Jim Waletzko and a second by Ken Lundberg. Treasurer Jeff Stollenwerk reported that October’s beginning balance was $16,089.17 and the ending balance is $16,898.99 with the following expense: Constant Contact (Annual payment) $346.50. The Treasurer’s Report was approved without changes by the board following a motion by Dean Wellman with a second by Jim Waletzko.

Committee Reports

 Habitat, Membership, Scholarship, Education and Budget Committees: Nothing new to report for any of these.

Legislative: Past Board member Dave Zeug brought to our attention the potential state purchase of the 48-acre Congdon parcel located between the Afterhours Road to along the Brule where Nebagamon Creek enters and the acreage along the lower end of Nebagamon Creek. We quickly requested and received approval from the Board to send letters to the State Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee, the body who needed to approve the purchase. Ken Lundberg penned a nice letter that we mailed to the Co-chairman of that Committee and to our two local legislators. Pratt received a phone call from State Senator Janet Bewley informing us of the Committee’s approval. We were also mailed a copy of the letter that State Representative Nick Milroy had sent to the Committee in early October. Thanks to all who quickly responded to our request for your approval to send the letters. We will be placing an article in an upcoming newsletter when the purchase has been finalized.

Social Media

Website: Mike Zicus reports that we responded to 3 inquiries to the website, 2 regarding parking lots and fishing on the river and 1 requesting TU’s use of Dennis’s brook trout photos.  I posted the September minutes, created an October news category with updated posts, and posted the October fly.

Facebook: Pratt reports that we put three items on the Facebook page this past month. Two brook trout spawning activity videos and one brown trout spawning activity video. We have approximately 2,400 following our Facebook page.

Newsletter: The November newsletter will feature our Club store items with the suggestion that they would make great Christmas presents while also helping to fund Club activities and our scholarships.

Other Business

South Shore Grade Update – Nothing new to report.

Fly of the Month – We will resume the ‘Fly of the Month’ in next March’s newsletter.