Date: April 10, 2022
Location: Lions Club Algonac
President Randy Kling Present
Vice-President Kody Orbitz Absent
Treasurer Craig Woodhouse Absent
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 Randy Kling The club is in good financial shape. We took in $116,508.14 this year in corn revenue, Second best year ever. Total monies are $141,821.53
Read and Accepted
Membership Secretary Report: Read by Tim Sittaro – 137 Total Members
C.W.A.C. Report: Read by Ken Martin – Talked about DNR upcoming meetings regarding the managed hunt areas. Separate meeting for clubs in May, date to be announced
Old Business: Goose fence install. John Zens from St Clair Flats to coordinate, will get date and send email to members for work sessions. Light for west parking lot put on hold again, due to problem with Parks Department regarding work and ownership of lot.
New Business: Read by Randy Kling- Time for elections, Need nominations at next meeting then elections at September meeting. Need to fill officer positions. Change in bylaws Article II, Section II to read will be transferred to an like minded organization(must be 5013-c) for the benefit of waterfowl and their habitation. Organization to be determined by a vote by active members at the time of dissolution of the club. Lifetime membership to be added to bylaws.
D.N.R. Report: Read by John Darling-Good corn results last year as noted in the financial report. Starting plowing this week, current rains are delaying it a little. Fertilizer expense was not as much as anticipated. Fertilizer wagon needs replacing in the near future. Audubon will start cutting potholes in east marsh about April 18th. Will be a benefit to waterfowl. Avian influenza in the area, found and removed a large amount of swans and geese. Seems to be receding in the area, will monitor. Banding will be reduced or eliminated due to influenza. Study to put back pack trackers on mallards will continue. Looking for any nesting hens to use, let DNR know. Need another formal letter of support for the marsh pump project, we are trying for grants to help pay for it. Pump should be completed by the hunting season 2024. Discussed the preregistration at the managed areas. Nothing determined by DNR except the first two weekends in October. Many present opposed pre registration on an expanded and permanent basis. Discussions ongoing.
Motion to adjourn by Sharron, seconded by Curtis, approved and meeting adjourned at 11:33
Next Meetings: June 12, 2022(Lions Club, Algonac) and August 28, 2022-on the island, refuge tour