Date: August 28, 2022
Location: Harsens Island DNR office
President Randy Kling Present
Vice-President Kody Orbitz Present
Treasurer Craig Woodhouse Present Rec Sec Open
Mem Sec Tim Sittaro Present
DNR John Darling Present
CWAC Ken Martin Present
Merch coordinator Sharon Shippell Present
Past Meeting minutes read and approved
Treasurer's Report: Read by Craig Woodhouse The club is in good financial shape. Total Monies $129,641.26.
Read and Accepted
Membership Secretary Report: Read by Tim Sittaro – 95 Lifetime members, 112 Total members
C.W.A.C. Report: Read by Ken Martin – No new information
Old Business: Election of Officers, All unopposed, all approved for another two years. Still have recording secretary open, no volunteers.
New Business: Kody Orbitz reviewed new blind being built in zone 18, due to low corn growth. St Clair Flats to construct and install. Will review for use in future after the season.
D.N.R. Report: Read by John Darling-Goose fence working well, double fenced some areas which helped. Reviewed fences in zones, helped in most zones, still some damage in 18,27,26,13. 3,4 17 better than last year. Will do it again next year. Duck banding is doing well, showing more ducks than anticipated in the spring count. Should be a good season at Harsens. Audubon is supposed to be out in September to complete cutting of areas in the East Marsh, delayed to equipment failure. No new equipment needed, fertilizer box is next to go, Jeff repaired it, but probably will not last much longer. Future consideration needed.
Discussed no baliting in Ontario, Walpole Island, may have an effect on the refuge, to be seen. Have a chance to do some Phragmites spraying this year, but the DNR budget is zero. John asked for $10,000 for spraying 100 acres. Discussed and approved. Will spray parts of the west marsh and by zone 95. Plans are to be inside the shack for the draws this year. Nothing said from headquarters. Open House on October 12, 2022. 6PM, will be a tour of refuge. Motion to adjourn by Frank, seconded by Mike, approved and meeting adjourned at 11:13
Next Meeting: January 22, 2023-pending approval of the Lions Hall.