Bridgton Easy Riders April Meeting
Meeting called to order by President Blaine Chapman.
Treasurer’s Report by Mary Corthell for Dave Croteau.
Minutes of March Meeting read by Judy Pelletier for Jean Preis. Correction: Lega Medcalf will take over membership “this year” for Sandra Gabardi. Minutes accepted as corrected.
Steve Brill was thanked for grilling tonight’s meal of hotdogs and hamburgers outside. (These were remaining form what Hannaford had donated to the Rally).
Club Trip – 7 people went to Jackman to Bishops Motel. Sue & Steve Campbell bought 1 raffle ticket and won an MXE600 snowmobile with electric start from Jackman Power Sports. In three years Easy Riders members have won 2 snowmobiles!
Grants – Blaine noted we did not do a lot of grooming – Club Grant $3470 – Municipal Grant $5365, club gets 70%. If sickle bar is used to cut brush there is no pay.
Maps – $65 is the usual cost for Business Members including map ad. Continue same price and we will use same maps next winter because there was little call for maps this winter. SO VOTED.
Nominations – Phil Gabardi, Chairperson
- 2 Directors – George Lariviere and Bob Pelletier
- Treasurer – Mary Corthell
- President –Blaine Chapman (not for life!)
- No other nominations being made, ONE VOTE WAS CAST FOR EACH POSITION.
Bob Corthell – FYI – Harrison Fundraiser & Landowner appreciation dinner $8 at the VFW.
Maine Snowmobile Magazine Brownfield article gave kudos to the Bridgton Easy Riders for holding their Snowmobile Rally when other clubs cancelled theirs.
Website – Still being worked on.
Trails – Trail change behind New England Boat – Blaine meeting with owner Mark Lopez next week.
Rt 302 Prescott Ridge trail – there is logging going on.
Tuckers – Bob Corthell brought up issue of having storage from end of March to December for our Tuckers to protect our assets. A barn or use the storage tent (approx. 30’x60’) we received from Richard Sens –need space to put it up .
Fundraising – Texas Hold ‘Em suggested, but requires considerable red tape for little profit. Raffle ideas were suggested. Karen & Blaine will look into that, and the Officers will make the decision.
Motion to adjourn by Bob Pelletier, second by Bob Corthell.
Respectfully submitted, Judy Pelletier Secretary Pro Tem