Finlandia Beach Club

Meeting Minutes for August 1, 2011

FINLANDIA BEACH CLUB

PO BOX 41, SAGINAW, MN

MINUTES OF THE MEETING

August 1, 2011

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 by President Monty Nickerson.

The minutes of the July 11th meeting were approved as read.

The Treasurer Jane Olbrecht reported that as of July 30, 2011, there was $1,226.56 in the checking account, $5,982.97 in the money market account, and $5.16 in savings.  There was $307.48 profit from the July Dinner.  A complete accounting of the month’s income and expenses is attached.

Membership Chair, Carol Peterson, reported that we currently have a total of 295 members, of which 233 are active, 72 exempt, and 6 military exempt.  Because Carol was unsure exactly how many graduates we had this year she chose not to admit any more from the waiting list in order to avoid exceeding the 300 member limit.  

Old Business

Due to several complaints regarding the new policy limiting alcohol consumption to the cabin area only, the change has been made to extend the policy to include the picnic tables and swimming area.  Alcohol is still not allowed in the sauna area.


New Business

When cleaning ashes from the fire pits make sure to remove anything that didn’t burn and that the ashes are cool before taking them out to the woods.  Do not leave them on the edge of the field.

It was suggested that we add some flowers around some of the buildings to help beautify the grounds.  A committee was formed which includes Theresa Sarkela, Carol Peterson, Tami Rodd, Kari Osvold, and Carolyn Collumn.  The committee will use as many donated perennials as possible to create some gardens on the property.  Additional volunteers or donations are welcome.

Several ideas for helping the membership to get to know each other better, improve communication amongst the membership, and to encourage more members to fulfill their work hours.  They included asking all members to attend at least one meeting a year, assigning active members to mentor new members, having a guest book for people to sign when they come to make it easier to put names with faces, and to post the meeting minutes and announcements on the website and in the lodge.  

A sign-up sheet was sent around for the August 21st Meatball Dinner.  It was also mentioned that there were not enough helpers for the July dinner.  If everyone helps out a little it makes it much easier for everyone.

The responsibilities of club membership were discussed.  They include helping to reduce vandalism by asking people you don’t know if they are members and locking the buildings, especially the saunas, when you are done with them in order to prevent non-members from using the facilities.   It was mentioned that it may not be a good idea to continue to allow the children of members to become members automatically once they graduate from high school.  It was also stated that any changes to this policy would require a bylaw change and most of the trouble was caused by people in their early to mid twenties many of whom have family who are members, but are not members themselves.   


Announcements

There will be vote on increasing the dues from $10-$25 at the September 12th meeting.

The Closing will be October 8th.  We need at least 20 volunteers.

All cleaning supplies and garbage bags are kept in the lodge for easy access for all.  Toilet paper is in the garage.  The garage key is in the lodge.


Ken Klinga won the $5 drawing

The meeting was adjourned at 7:46


Respectfully submitted,

Theresa Sarkela, Secretary

 

 

Meeting Minutes for October 3, 2011

FINLANDIA BEACH CLUB

P O BOX 41, SAGINAW, MN

MINUTES OF THE MEETING

October 3, 2011 

The meeting was called to order at 7:06 by President Monty Nickerson.

The minutes of the September 12th meeting were read by Secretary, Theresa Sarkela.  The location of Laskianen was stated to be the Scanlon Community Center, the actual location will be the Cloquet Armory.  The minutes were approved as amended.

The Treasurer Jean Obrecht reported that as of October 2, 2011, there was $2,843.69 in the checking account, $5,482.97 in the money market account, and $5.16 in savings, however several bills were received in the days mail, so the checking balance will go down.  There was a $442.17 profit from the August Dinner.  A complete accounting of the month’s income and expenses is attached.

Membership Chair, Carol Peterson, reported that the membership is unchanged from September.  We currently have a total of 295 members, of which 233 are active, 72 exempt and 6 military exempt.  There are currently 64 people on the waiting list.

Old Business

·       All sauna wood has been delivered and stacked

·       The broken windows in cabins 1 and 3 were replaced.  Please be sure to clean the floors in these cabins well on the fall workday to make sure all the broken glass has been removed.  The cabin bathrooms have been winterized.  The lodge and sauna will be winterized after the workday.

·       The 14 ft boat is a liability because there are no floatation seats on the benches, so we will replace it.  One of the neighbors has a two year old 12 ft boat for sale for $500.  June Ulvi made a motion to purchase the boat.  Rod Heitala seconded the motion.  Motion passed.

·       A sprayer will be installed on the lodge sink after closing.

New Business

·       While the garage was locked a high lift jack and two full gas cans were stolen out of it.  New locks will be installed on the garage and bathrooms and the keys will be in the lodge.

·       Several kettles are missing from the lodge so please return them if you have borrowed them and forgotten to do so.  Also, Lorraine wanted to remind everyone that the food supplies from the cabinets are for dinners only.  The equipment is here for everyone’s use, but need to stay in the lodge.

·       A Halloween Party planning committee was formed.  Volunteers are Monty Nickerson, Theresa Sarkela, Nicole Milberger, and Gail Ulvi.

·       Closing in next weekend.  We need to clean the saunas, lodge, and cabins.  Be sure to sign the worklist by then because after that the list is removed from the lodge and it won’t be available for  you to add your hours to.

Announcements

·       Rod Heitala won the $5 drawing.

 

Ken Klinga made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Barb Maki seconded the motion.  Meeting was adjourned.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Theresa Sarkela, Secretary

 

 

Meeting Minutes for May 14, 2012

FINLANDIA BEACH CLUB

PO BOX 41, SAGINAW, MN

MINUTES OF THE MEETING

May 14, 2012

The meeting was called to order at 7:20 by President Monty Nickerson after dinner was served and members were given time to purchase new sauna/lodge keys.

The minutes of the October 3rd meeting were read by Secretary, Theresa Sarkela.  They were approved as read.

Treasurer Jean Obrecht reported that as of April 30, 2012, there was $5042.31 in the checking account, $3490.28 in the money market account, and $5.16 in savings.  There was a $979.60 profit from Laskiainen.  The first half of the year’s property taxes were paid on May 6th.  There are still 104 cookbooks are left.  So far sales have totaled $8527 with current profits of $3456.  A complete accounting of income and expenses since the October meeting is attached.

Membership Chair, Carol Peterson, reported that we currently have a total of 290 members, of which 215 are active, 69 exempt and 6 military exempt.  Three graduates, Nicole Alaspa, Adam Dowd, and Tanner Nickerson, have applied for membership.  Therefore, there are 7 memberships available, but that number could rise depending on how many people don’t renew their membership by the end of the meeting.

Old Business

No vandalism occurred on the property over the winter, but there have been other incidents on the lake this spring.  If you see people on the property you don’t recognize please ask them to show you their membership card.  The wildlife trail cameras that were used on a trial basis did not work for security purposes.  Monty has obtained a quote from Permar for 2 security cameras, 2 video monitors that store 3 days worth of video, and 2 year warranty for $2000.  We have incurred about $1500 in damages over the past few years and will receive a slight decrease on our insurance if we install a security system.  A motion was made by Jill Ahlgren to purchase the security system.  Motion passed.

Ken Klinga found a 12 ft. boat for $200 so that was purchased instead of the 14 ft. boat that had been approved at the October 2011 meeting.  It is to stay in the swimming area for emergency use.

The sauna and lodge have been rekeyed and 300 new keys have been made and are available for purchase for $2.50 a piece.  Limit one key per member.

A sprayer has been installed on the lodge sink.


New Business

A new flag was purchased.

A new volleyball net will be purchased and installed.

Phil Rogers made some flower planters.  Flowers have been planted in them already and they look very nice.

The docks have had new bumpers installed which replace the tires which were used as bumpers previously.

The dates for the Sunday dinners are June 17th-Meatballs, July 15th-Swiss steak, August 19th-Meatballs, and September 16th-Pork Roast, September 30th-Members only Mojakka.

Meeting dates are June 4th, July 2nd, August 6th, September 10th, and October 1st.  Closing is on October 6th.  The work hours need to be documented in the worklist by the end of closing.

Electricity will be run to the garage.  This will be used to add power and lights to the garage as well as provide electricity for the new septic system when it is installed.

Monty tried to fill in the hole by the boat launch so power loading of boats is no longer allowed.

Tami Rodd has volunteered to set up and maintain a recycling system for the property.  Money generated from the recycling will be used to purchase flowers for the property.

New members Nicole Alaspa, Adam Dowd, and Tanner Nickerson were installed.

It was suggested that we purchase a bagger for the lawn mower because it makes cleaning up the leaves much faster than raking.  This will be investigated further.

Announcements

Dennis Mattinen won the $5 drawing.


Ron Heitala made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Jill Ahlgren seconded the motion.  Meeting was adjourned.


Respectfully submitted, 

Theresa Sarkela, Secretary

 

 

Meeting Minutes for June 4, 2012

FINLANDIA BEACH CLUB

PO BOX 41, SAGINAW, MN

MINUTES OF THE MEETING

June 4, 2012

The meeting was called to order at 7:03 by President Monty Nickerson.

The minutes of the May meeting were read by Secretary, Theresa Sarkela.  There was one amendment to the minutes, the video monitors for the security systems store 30 days information instead of the 3 days that was previously reported.  Link Kemi made a motion to rescind the vote which approved the purchase of the security system.  Jim Johanson seconded the motion.  Discussion followed.  After several of the pros and cons of such a system were discussed a paper ballot was taken.  The vote was 22 for the security system and 16 not to purchase the system. 

Treasurer Jean Obrecht reported that as of June 3, 2012, there was $3528.43 in the checking account, $3490.72 in the money market account, $5.16 in savings, and $8049.00 in the US Bank account.  She also wanted to remind everyone to pay their deposits for the cabins and to pay their rental before going into the cabins.  A complete accounting of income and expenses since the October meeting is attached.

Membership Chair, Carol Peterson, reported that we have collected $7825.50 in dues and work hours.  We currently have a total of 279 members, of which 204 are active, 69 exempt and 6 military exempt.  We will be inducting 21 new members this year.

Old Business

·       Monty reported that we need help mowing.  Again you must be at least 16 years of age to use the rider and don’t mow the field with the rider, Monty does that with his tractor.

·       The new volleyball net has been installed.

·       A 100 amp sub panel has been installed in the garage so there is now electricity in there.  It will also provide electricity for the new septic system when that is installed.

 

New Business

·       There is an old microwave that needs to go to the dump.  Colton Laine volunteered to do that.

·       Please do not burn household garbage in the sauna stoves.  If you need a place to get rid of your trash please put it in the dumpster.

·       We need a full size mattress for cabin 2.  Daryl Niemi Sr. volunteered to get one.

·       There will be fireworks on the lake July 3rd after dark.

·       Lorraine reported that we may need to raise the price of some our dinners since grocery prices have increased so much.  She will monitor our expense and we will adjust our prices accordingly.

·       Please take fliers for the dinners and post them around town and at your places of work.

·       Carol wanted to remind everyone of the voting rules.  The non-Finnish members are not allowed to vote.

·       The following new members were inducted:  Karen and Daniel Hanson, Debbie Senarighi, Randall and Susan Tuura, Kevin Potswald, Katherine and Dale Johnson, Donald and Joan Johnson, Jerry and Wendy Lyytinen, Jeffery and Jodi Hakamaki, Kathleen and Allen Axtell, Kristine and John Basilici, and Ken and Jennifer Maki.

·       Board election:  all those elected were elected by acclamation,  there are as follows:

President- Monty Nickerson

Vice President- Link Kemi

Secretary- Laurie Anderson

Treasurer- Jean Obrecht

Membership Chair- Carol Peterson

 

·       Sauna T-shirts are still for sale.  Call Sara Johnson if you would like to order one.  They are $10

 

Announcements

·       Carrie Osvold won the $5 drawing.

 

Daryl Niemi made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Dan Niemi seconded the motion.  Meeting was adjourned at 8:01.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Theresa Sarkela, Secretary 

 

 

 

Meeting Minutes for July 2, 2012

FINLANDIA BEACH CLUB

PO BOX 41, SAGINAW, MN

MINUTES OF THE MEETING

July 2, 2012

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 by President Monty Nickerson.

The minutes of the June meeting were read by Secretary, Laurie Anderson and approved as read. 

Treasurer Jean Obrecht reported that as of July 2, 2012, there was $5533.12 in the checking account, $3490.72 in the money market account, $5.16 in savings, and $8049.00 in the US Bank account.  There was a profit of $445.99 from the Meatball Dinner.

Membership Chair, Carol Peterson, reported that we have collected $8328.50 in dues and work hours.  We currently have a total of 300 members, of which 225 are active, 69 exempt and 6 military exempt.  New members Kristine Bascilici, Kevin Potswald, and Nicole Alaspa were welcomed.  There are 44 on the waiting list.

Old Business

·       The old microwave has been disposed of, thank you to Colton Laine..

 

·       The new mattress for Cabin 2 was purchased, thank you Daryl Niemi.

 

New Business

·       The horse shoe pits and posts behind the cabins have seen little to no use in the past few years.    They are in a dangerous location and discussion followed as to removal or relocation.  A more current activity is bean bag toss and there is a set of bean bag ramps for use in the garage.  A motion was made by Theresa Sarkela and seconded by Arlene Anderson to remove the horse shoe pits at this time. 

·       Monty would like to create a volunteer list for painting the cabins and the lodge in the spring.  He will put a sign-up sheet on the cork board.  The painting can be done in one day with enough helpers.  Last time it was done in 5 hours with approximately 12 people.  Volunteers are asked to bring a brush and a pail. 

·       Monty has already booked the Armory for Laskiainen next year.  The traditional Sunday before Ash Wednesday is already scheduled for their drills so he chose the following Sunday which is the 17th of February.

·       Just a reminder:  There will be fireworks on the lake July 3rd after dark.

·       Coffee servers for the August 6th meeting are needed, Nicole, Hillary and Kim Alaspa volunteered.  Thank you!

·       After closing work will be done on the driveway, Monty has 7 to 8 yards of ¾” crushed rock he will donate for those repairs.  In addition he has an additional precast anchor for the raft to prohibit it’s tendency to drift toward the buoys; it will be placed within the upcoming week.

·       Lorraine Laine asked for helpers for the July 15th Swiss Steak Dinner and please take a flyer!

 

·       Steve Alaspa has received notification that our non-profit status is current.

Announcements

·       Jerry Beckrich won the $5 drawing.

 

Theresa Sarkela made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Daryl Niemi seconded the motion.  Meeting was adjourned at 7:21.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Laurie Anderson, Secretary

 

 

Meeting Minutes for August 6, 2012

 FINLANDIA BEACH CLUB

PO BOX 41, SAGINAW, MN

MINUTES OF THE MEETING

August 6, 2012

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M. by President Monty Nickerson.

The minutes of the July meeting were read by Secretary, Laurie Anderson and approved as read. 

Treasurer Jean Obrecht reported that as of July 31, 2012, there was $7932.82 in the checking account, $3491.15 in the money market account, $5.16 in savings, and $8372.95 in the US Bank account.  There was a profit of $397.90 from the July Dinner.

Membership Chair, Carol Peterson, reported we currently have a total of 300 members, of which 228 are active, 66 exempt and 6 military exempt.  There are 43 on the waiting list.  Lastly, she is missing some phone numbers and passed around a list for members to help update.

 

Old Business

·       The stakes and wood from the horseshoe pits has been removed and the holes will be filled after the rental season.

·       The anchor is in for the raft at about 15 feet of water which should hold it in place.  In addition members need to be aware of the buoy that marks the water intake near the fishing dock.  Please take care not to hit it with a boat or while fishing.

·       Two sign up lists are on the bulletin board; one for stacking wood as it may be delivered after closing, which is Oct. 6th 8 A.M., and one for painting in the spring.  Please sign and add phone numbers for reminder calls. 

New Business

·       A watch and ring were found and can be claimed by calling Laurie at 391-5711 to identify.

·       A $50.00 donation was received from the Juntunen Family for use of the lodge.

·       The driveway to the cabins is quite rough and discussion followed with filling the potholes with class five or leaving them as is to control speed.  It is tabled for another meeting.

·       June Ulvi had several issues to bring to the membership from the core dinner crew:

 

1.  During the weekend of the dinner the refrigerators and the lodge need to be kept clear for the food storage and preparation.  She requests a sign on the door to announce this.  Monty will make sure it gets put up the Wednesday prior to the dinner.

  2.  The blue cupboard needs to remain locked at all times as some of the supplies for our dinners has been disappearing.  Meeting servers must be reminded to bring their own coffee.

  3.  The changing rooms should be utilized versus the sauna dressing rooms as clothing left in the sauna prohibits others from actually using the sauna.  Perhaps more signage is needed?

  4.  The first aid kit in the kitchen needs to be beefed up.  It was used during the July dinner and the Band-Aids are too small!

5.  Lorraine added that when members use the kettles in the kitchen please store them upside down as this keeps them cleaner!

 

·       A question was raised about a camper parking for just a day versus staying overnight and if this is acceptable, secondly would it require the $20.00 fee?  Monty reminded members that a camper must be a guest of someone renting a cabin and even just a day visit would incur the $20.00 fee.

·       Lorraine Laine asked for helpers for the August 19th Meat Ball Dinner and please take a flyer!  Raising the price was again discussed and a motion to raise the prices next year was made by Kristine Bascilici and seconded by Karrie Osvold.  Motion passed.

·       Lorraine also asked for a date for the membership only meal; Sept. 30th, the Sunday before closing was chosen for members only which will be the traditional mojakka . 

Announcements

·       Randy Berglund won the $5 drawing.

 

Jill Ahlgren made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Steve Alaspa seconded the motion.  Meeting was adjourned at 7:33 P.M.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Laurie Anderson, Secretary

 

 

Meeting Minutes for September 10, 2012

 

FINLANDIA BEACH CLUB

PO BOX 41, SAGINAW, MN

MINUTES OF THE MEETING

Sept 10, 2012

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M. by President Monty Nickerson.

The minutes of the August meeting were read by Secretary, Laurie Anderson and approved as read. 

Treasurer Jean Obrecht reported that as of August 31, 2012, there was $8516.15 in the checking account, $3492.03 in the money market account, $5.16 in savings, and $8372.95 in the US Bank account.  Jean plans on moving money from the checking into the money market account.

Membership Chair, Carol Peterson, reported we currently have a total of 299 members, of which 225 are active, 68 exempt and 6 military exempt.  There are 43 on the waiting  list.  Lastly, she is still missing some phone numbers and would appreciate any help in gathering new information.

 

Old Business

·       The membership appreciation dinner cannot be held Sept. 30th and will instead be held on the closing day which is Saturday Oct. 6th.

·       Monty purchased and installed larger commercial grade first aid kits, as discussed, to replace the small ones in the kitchen and the sauna wood room.  They are stocked with first aid supplies only and will be restocked in April of each year.   

·       The new smoke detectors and CO2 alarms were installed in the 3 cabins and in the lodge.

·       Closing is still Oct. 6th and there is a 99% chance the wood will not arrive so Monty will call the volunteers on the bulletin board when the wood does arrive.    

New Business

·       Collecting for the cabin rentals has become quite a chore and it should not be, therefore we must go back to the rules as determined several years ago.  The damage deposits MUST be paid at or before Laskiainen and the rent MUST be paid before moving in.  No exceptions, if the deposit is not made by Laskiainen the cabin will then be open to other renters.  The board will ask that Ashley H. reiterate the rules when taking the rental requests. 

·       The fire extinguishers need to be inspected and recertified, Laurie will check with the Cloquet Fire Dept.

·       Monty discussed an issue affecting the lake and asked for signatures on a petition to have the City of Duluth and/or the DNR investigate a commercial business near Finlandia property that is polluting the lake.  A petition was circulated.

·       Lorraine had another issue to bring to the membership from the core dinner crew; almost 5 lbs of butter that was stored in the freezer to be used for the dinners was missing.  Members must be made aware that items stored like this are for the dinners only.  In addition, the use of the stove and oven has left more work for the crew by way of cleaning.  Monty will look for a new pizza maker to alleviate some of the potential cleaning issues.  Lastly, thanks the Heitala’s for another piece of formica that is very handy in the kitchen.

·       Flyers were available for the roast pork dinner on the 16th

·       A concern was raised about the boat ramp which has shifted and needs work.  Monty will check it out.

·       Committees were formed for Laskiainen:

                  Food: Lorraine L., Deb S., Don E.

                  Set-up and Clean-up: Gail U.

                  Prizes:  Our stuff

                  Cherry Bowl:  Laurie A.

                  Music:  Monty N.

                  Sales:  Sara J. and Jean R. (must ask her)

                  Raffle Tickets:  Carol P.

                  Rentals:  Ashley H.

                  Advertising:  Monty (radio)

                  Flyers:  Becky T.

                 

Announcements

·       Betty Heitala won the $5 drawing.

 

June made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Darlene seconded the motion.  Meeting was adjourned at 7:40 P.M.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Laurie Anderson, Secretary

 

Meeting Minutes for October 1, 2012

 

FINLANDIA BEACH CLUB

PO BOX 41, SAGINAW, MN

MINUTES OF THE MEETING

October 1, 2012

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M. by President Monty Nickerson.

The minutes of the September meeting were read by Secretary, Laurie Anderson and approved as read. 

Treasurer Jean Obrecht reported that as of September 30, 2012, there was $3255.37 in the checking account, $5992.03 in the money market account, $5.16 in savings, and $8372.95 in the US Bank account.  Jean has paid the last half of the property taxes in the amount of $2561.64..

Membership Chair, Carol Peterson, reported we currently have a total of 299 members, of which 225

are active, 68 exempt and 6 military exempt.  There are 44 on the waiting list. 

 

Old Business

  • Monty has made arrangements for service on the .fire extinguishers.
  • Secondly he will check out a commercial type of pizza maker for our lodge.
  • Thirdly repairs will be made on the boat launch next spring after the winter ice moves out.
  • Monty reported that the petition has collect over 100 signatures; the petition addresses the business located nearby that is polluting the lake.  Monty spoke to Peg Sweeney of the Duluth Council and she said nothing can be done unless it can be “proved” that a business is operating in the location.  Monty found a website that advertises this business AND the ad states there are three (3) employees! 
  • Closing is 8:00 AM on Saturday the 6th of Oct. and the “membership only” lunch will be ready at 10:00 AM.  In addition the word is that the wood WILL be delivered in time for closing.  Monty will call the volunteers who signed up for stacking.  The docks, raft, and bouys are already in.  The Cabin bathrooms are done and winterized.  Monty will winterize the saunas after closing.

New Business

  • The list of winter items Monty will work on include: window screens in the cabins, the benches and electrical work in the sauna (which was built in 1954).
  • It was noted that the decking on all three (3) of the cabin docks needs to be replaced.  Volunteers will be needed in the spring!  This will be highlighted in the fall newsletter that Carol will prepare.
  • Lorraine & Monty will work on gathering lodge items for Laskiainen and Lorraine brought apples to share. 
  • The cabin rental procedure which we discussed last meeting will also be highlighted in the fall newsletter!  

               

Announcements

 

  • Randy Obrecht won the $5 drawing.

 

Ken Biebl. made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  John Ahlgren seconded the motion.  Meeting was adjourned at 7:15 P.M.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Laurie Anderson, Secretary   

Meeting Minutes for June 3, 2013

 

FINLANDIA BEACH CLUB

PO BOX 41, SAGINAW, MN 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING

June 3, 2013

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M. by President Monty Nickerson.

The minutes of the May 2013 meeting were read by Secretary, Laurie Anderson and approved as read. 

The Treasurer’s report was read and as of April 30, 2013, there was $5541.25 in the checking account, $5997.67 in the money market account, $5.16 in savings, and $8372.95 in the US Bank account.  Jean has paid the first half of the 2013 property taxes in the amount of $2496.11 which leaves a balance of $4821.65 in the checking.  The May 30th report was not available, but it was reported that Jean has also paid another large bill totaling $1069.00 for installation of the gas tank; this is a one-time fee.

Membership Chair, Carol Peterson, reported we currently have a total of 288 members, of which 218

are active, 65 exempt and 5 military exempt.  We will be adding 7 graduates and we will be adding 6 new members today.  There are 34 on the waiting list. 

Old Business

                Docks were patched, trash cleaned up, screens are fixed, and the lodge was cleaned.

                Hopefully, folks can get out and scrape and paint in the next two weeks before the cabins are occupied.

·         The raft and the buoys still need to go out, Colton Laine volunteered to help with setting the anchors.

·         John Johnson did find an industrial type pizza maker for $89.00.

·         Monty reopened the discussion on changing the cabin check-in and check-out day and time for the 2014 season.                The preferred day is Friday vs a Saturday as we currently use.  Julie Johanson made a motion to change            the Checking in and out to a Friday at 3:00 PM.  Mark Laine seconded it.  Motion passed unanimously.

New Business

Announcements

Gail Peil. made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Colton Laine seconded the motion.  Meeting was adjourned at 8:00 P.M.

 

Respectfully submitted, Laurie Anderson, Secretary

 

 

 

Meeting Minutes for July 1, 2013

Meeting Minutes for July 1, 2013

FINLANDIA BEACH CLUB


PO BOX 41, SAGINAW, MN

MINUTES OF THE MEETING

July 1, 2013

The meeting was called to order at 7:01 P.M. by President Monty Nickerson.

The minutes of the June 2013 meeting were read by Secretary, Laurie Anderson and approved as read. 

The Treasurer’s report was read and as of July 1, 2013, there was $3,986.57 in the checking account, $5,998.43 in the money market account, $5.16 in savings, and $8372.95 in the US Bank account for a total of $18,363.11.  The June Meatball Dinner profit was $624.34.  Jean also reports that we received a thank-you from the Sylvia Siltanen family for the flowers.  Lastly, she said she is still waiting on cabin rentals from folks who have already used the cabins, this is against the by-laws and she reminds us that rent must be paid before move in!

Membership Chair, Carol Peterson, reported we currently have a total of 301 members, of which 231

are active, 65 exempt and 5 military exempt.

 

Old Business

  • Monty reports the raft and buoys are out and the new pizza oven is in the kitchen.

New Business

  • It was discovered after the June meeting that our elected treasurer, John Bascilici is not the primary member of the family and therefore is ineligible as a board member.  Monty explained the situation and asked for discussion and a motion to rescind the election.  Gail Ulvi motioned that we rescind the motion and amend the meeting minutes and Deb Senarighi seconded it.  The vote was unanimous.  Nominations for a new treasurer ensued and Kris Bascilici was nominated and voted in unanimously. 
  • Monty purchased a new 2 stroke weed-wacker to replace the old one, and he also had to replace the refrigerator in Cabin 2 as it quit working.  The weed-wacker requires oil and the gas can will be labeled as such.
  • Private Club business was again discussed and a decision MUST be made at the next meeting.
  • The septic under the lodge needs work and there were three options, the consensus was to choose the third least expensive option which will buy us a little more time before total replacement.
  • New member Johnna Bottila was introduced.
  • Flyers for the July 21st dinner were available and Lorraine discussed the chaos at the last dinner.  It was suggested that a list of safety and sanitation rules be printed to put on the refrigerator in the dining hall for the servers.   Most importantly workers must be of a safe age and the food in serving bowls must not go outside. 
  • Deb Senarighi asked about cook-books and reminded the group that they must go out for sale during dinners.  In addition she is still going to find out about ordering new placemats. 
  • A member brought up the temperature on the hot water and it was decided that 130 degrees is a safe temp.
  • A member shared news of teens smoking and appearing intoxicated while using the paddle boat.  As a reminder, ALL members have the right to ask for membership cards to discourage this type of behavior or to know who these kids are for further disciplinary action.  If uncomfortable approaching the offenders, members can contact Monty.  
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Announcements

  • Cameron Tario won the $5 drawing.

Earl Ulvi made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Jalmar Granholm seconded the motion.  Meeting was adjourned at 8:00 P.M.    

                                                                                                           Respectfully submitted, Laurie Anderson, Secretary

 

Meeting Minutes for August 5, 2013

FINLANDIA BEACH CLUB

Meeting Minutes for August 5, 2013

PO BOX 41, SAGINAW, MN

MINUTES OF THE MEETING

August 5, 2013

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M. by President Monty Nickerson.

The minutes of the July2013 meeting were read by Secretary, Laurie Anderson and approved as read. 

The Treasurer Kris Basilici read the July 2013 report: the balance sheet shows total assets of $21,120 of which the non- interest bearing checking account balance is $6292, the Money Market balance is $6000, the share savings is $5.16 and the US Bank Certificate is $8373.  The July Dinner profit was $431.00. John Basilici asked who was in charge of the Bank Certificate and it is President Monty N.

Membership Chair, Carol Peterson sent the following numbers which are the same as last month; a total of 301 members, of which 231 are active, 65 exempt and 5 military exempt.

 

Old Business

  • Monty reports that a decision regarding private club business must be made so an order can be submitted.  After some discussion Karrie Osvold made a motion to donate $600, Randy Berglund seconded it and it was approved unanimously. 
  • The drainage system for the lodge has been repaired. 
  • A new sink for the kitchen will be ordered and the water temperature on the water heater is already set at 130 degrees.

New Business

  • The cabins have been vacated in unclean conditions, especially the refrigerators!  This can lead to a loss of deposit.  Monty will advise Kris and warnings or loss of deposit will occur. 
  • Monty would like to establish a dock committee, which would include a chair person who is then responsible to recruit volunteers.  Monty has been setting the docks and bringing them back in for some time now and would like to pass this job on to another member or members.  This will be tabled to another meeting when more members are in attendance.
  • The wood has been delivered early, the plan is to move the lakeside wood to the roadside compartment and then stack the fresh wood in the lakeside compartment.  Sue Solomon has already begun this work and others are encouraged to help.
  • Servers are needed for next month, Denise Rodd and Holly Osvold have volunteered.
  • The by-laws state we have two boats but at this time we only have one, please keep an eye out for a good used boat.
  • Lorraine Laine discussed the upcoming monthly dinner and sent a sign-up sheet around.

 

Announcements

  • Ken Biebl won the $5 drawing.

Jill Ahlgren made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  I missed who seconded the motion.  Meeting was adjourned at approximately 7:30 P.M.    

Respectfully submitted, Laurie Anderson, Secretary

 

Meeting Minutes for September 9, 2013

FINLANDIA BEACH CLUB

PO BOX 41, SAGINAW, MN

MINUTES OF THE MEETING

September 9, 2013

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M. by President Monty Nickerson.

The minutes of the August 2013 meeting were read by Secretary, Laurie Anderson, June Ulvi made a motion to accept the minutes as read, Jim Sorenson seconded it and it was a unanimous vote. 

Monty read the treasurers report:  the balance sheet shows total assets of $20,138 of which the non- interest bearing checking account balance is $5291, the Money Market balance is $6001, the share savings is $5, the US Bank Certificate is $8381, cash on hand for dinners is $250, petty cash is $10 and other assets of $200.  The August Dinner profit was $398.00.

Membership Chair, Carol Peterson sent the following numbers which are the same as last month; a total of 300 members, of which 230 are active, 65 exempt and 5 military exempt.   There are 38 on the waiting list.  Member Karen Hanson passed away last month and flowers were sent.

 

Old Business

  • Private Finlandia business was discussed.
  • The new lodge sink has been purchased and has been installed.
  • The wood is all stacked and we should be good through 2014, although wood will then be ordered for the following season.
  • There is nothing in the by-laws about having two boats, and due to the maintenance, licensing, and other liability issues, it is best to not pursue purchasing another one.  The membership was in complete consensus.
  • Monty reminded us that a dock committee is needed, no one has volunteered yet, for this year’s closing we will need volunteers, a 4-wheel drive truck for the cabin and fishing docks, and he will use a tractor to pull in the swimming dock
  • Monty also reminded the membership that next year’s check-in and out day is now Friday at 3:00 PM.  Reminders will be in the newsletters and rental confirmations.

 

New Business

  • The closing was scheduled for Saturday the 12th of October but after discussion the membership came to a consensus to instead close on Sunday the 13th as we are serving Mojakka as well and more folks come out on a Sunday.  Reminder, this is for members only. 
  • There is still time to get some painting in, Laurie will check out the volunteer list and make a few calls.
  • Late cabin rental payments continue to be an issue, after discussion and consensus, the payment due date will be by the May meeting with a letter sent to those not paid and a two week grace period allowed.  Then at the June meeting any unpaid rental will be available to any member.  This will be communicated in the newsletters and in the rental confirmation letters.
  • Lorraine Laine discussed the upcoming monthly dinner and mentioned that any produce donations would be welcome.  The sign-up sheet was sent around and all were encouraged to take flyers.  The Pine Journal will now advertise the dinners for free!
  • One member mentioned that persons at the cabins were observed using sauna wood for the camp fires.  This is not allowed and these members must be advised. 
  • Deb Senarighi stated that we still have about 100 cookbooks and they are still available at the Esko Self-serve.  She will be bringing our Finnish placemats to several of the local printers to see if we can have them printed.

 

Announcements

  • Randy Berglund won the $5 drawing.

Deb Senarighi made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Linda Anderson seconded the motion.  Meeting was adjourned at approximately 7:34 P.M.    

Respectfully submitted,

Laurie Anderson, Secretary

 

 

Meeting Minutes October 2013

FINLANDIA BEACH CLUB

Meeting Minutes October 201

PO BOX 41, SAGINAW, MN

MINUTES OF THE MEETING

October 7, 2013

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M. by President Monty Nickerson.

The minutes of the Sept. 2013 meeting were read by Secretary, Laurie Anderson, a motion to accept the minutes as read was made by Karrie Osvold , second by Ken Klinga, motion carried. 

Monty read the treasurers report:  the balance sheet shows total assets of $18,027 of which the non- interest bearing checking account balance is $3435, the Money Market balance is $6001, the share savings is $5, the US Bank Certificate is $8381,petty cash is $5 and other assets of $200.  The September  Dinner profit was $492.00.

Membership Chair, Carol Peterson reports the following numbers which are the same as last month; a total of 300 members: 230 are active, 65 exempt and 5 military exempt.   There are 38 on the waiting list. 

 

Old Business

·         Paul Heitala rounded up a group for painting and so far the lodge and Cabin 3 have been painted.  The trim on the lodge and Cabins 1 and 2 need to be painted next spring.  Thank you Paul!

·         Deb Senarighi has gotten prices from three printers for placemats, she will bring samples to the Mojakka dinner on closing day for the cooks to check out. 

·         Monty reminds us all that the closing is Sunday the 13th of October and he needs volunteers for pulling in the docks and misc. cleaning.  He will purge the saunas and winterize them.  Spread the word that volunteers are needed.  We STILL need a chairperson for a dock committee!

·         The stocking of the lake will occur at 11:00 AM on October 8th.  A video and pictures will be taken for proof of the stocking and for our club history.

 

New Business

  • Our 2014 Laskiainen Celebration will be on March 9th beginning at 11:00 AM.  Monty has the Armory booked.  The following are a list of volunteers for various event responsibilities:

Monty Nickerson:  Radio, Pine Journal ads and music

Lorraine Laine:  Food & kitchen

Lorraine will check with Becky Temlay for posters, Sue Simi for decorations, and Sharon True for recruiting servers and food donations.

                                Gail Ulvi:  Set-up (hopefully the night before)

                                Laurie Anderson:  Cherry Bowl

                                Carol Peterson:  Raffle Tickets

                                Sara Johnson:  Sweatshirt and T-shirt sales

                                Deb Senarighi:  Cookbook sales

                                Karrie Osvold and Tammy Rodd:  Ticket takers

Prizes will be our own items:  hats, t-shirts, cookbooks etc. and music will remain the only activity.

Please call any of the above if you can volunteer!

·         Members are reminded that 2014 check-in and check-out for the cabin rentals is 3:00 PM on Friday!

This information will be in both the fall and spring newsletter as well as the cabin confirmations.                              

 

Announcements

  • Jerry Beckrich won the $5 drawing.

Linda Anderson made a motion to adjourn the meetin,  Second by Ken Fremling .  Meeting was adjourned at approximately 7:28 PM.                                                                                    

Respectfully submitted, Laurie Anderson, Secretary

 

 

Meeting Minutes May 2014

FINLANDIA BEACH CLUB  

  PO BOX 41, SAGINAW, MN

MAY 2014 MINUTES Meeting Minutes May 2014

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M. by President Monty Nickerson.

 

The minutes of the October 2013 meeting were read by Secretary, Laurie Anderson, a motion to accept the minutes as read was made by June Ulvi , second by Randy Berglund, motion carried. 

Monty read the treasurers report:  the balance sheet shows total assets of $___ of which the non- interest bearing checking account balance is $____, the Money Market balance is $___, the share savings is $_, the US Bank Certificate is $8381, petty cash is $5 and other assets of $200.  The profit from Laskiainen was $_____.

 

Membership Chair, Carol Peterson reports the following numbers:  289 members, 227 active, 62 exempt of which 5 are military exempt.   There are 42 on the waiting list.  We will be adding 12 graduates and so far approximately 40 folks have not paid dues, their membership will be terminated and new members added in June.

 

Old Business

·         Paul Heitala painted cabin #3, we still need paint on cabins 1 & 2, the changing room and some sauna trim.

·         Deb Senarighi has gotten the placemats. 

·         The closing last year was fine.

·         The stocking of the lake was done and documented.  There were 3000 walleye added to the lake.

 

New Business

·         Discussion regarding membership dues and the rules ensued.  General consensus was our rule states that dues are due by the May meeting and unpaid members must be dropped.  All are  provided this info numerous times.

·         Cabin deposits were needed by Laskiainen and the entire rental paid by the May meeting, attempts to call all the renters were made, so those weeks with cabin rentals not paid will now be open to the entire membership. 

·         Monty reports that some folks were not notified of the change in date for the May meeting.  Attempts were made to spread the word and the info was on the website.  It is unfortunate but it was also unavoidable as the weather issues were obvious and made the grounds extremely vulnerable to damage by heavy traffic.  Members are encouraged to use current resources for information or know who to call when a meeting or event might be questionable.  Contact information is in the newsletters. 

·         The opening day was also hindered by weather.  Monty reports that the water is on in the sauna and some raking was done.  Still needed is cabin and kitchen cleaning as well as painting.  Jerry Lund has volunteered to be the chair of the dock committee.  Thank you Jerry!  May 17th was chosen for another opening day, please spread the word.  Randy reminds us to use scrapers and wire brushes to prep before painting.  Deb will put this info on the front page of our website.  All are reminded they can come out anytime to work and accrue their hours!

·         Discussion began regarding methods of contacting members.  Much information goes out in the end of year letter from Carol, to include dues that are owed.  Ashley Heehn sends a confirmation letter for cabin rentals including when payments are due.  The March Newsletter reminds all of the requirements for dues and rentals as well as meeting dates and times.  The website is available as a tool.  And in addition Mary Lukkarila has volunteered to start a Facebook page for members only.  Social media is a very effective tool and will be quite helpful.  Thank you Mary!

·         Laurie reminded the members to call her when a member passes as she will order flowers.  She does not always catch the information in obituaries.  Thanks for the help!

·         Lorraine Laine reminds us of our fund raising dinners for the summer of 2014.  June will be meatballs, July will be swiss steak, August will be meatballs and September will be roast pork.  The meal in October is for members only and will be Mojakka.

 

Announcements

  • Lorraine Laine won the $5 drawing.

Mr. Hietala made a motion to adjourn the meeting,  Second by June Ulvi .  Meeting was adjourned at 7:35 PM.                                                                                                                                                  

 Respectfully submitted, Laurie Anderson, Secretary

 

 

Meeting Minutes June 2014

FINLANDIA BEACH CLUB 

  PO BOX 41, SAGINAW, MN

JUNE 2014 MINUTES Meeting Minutes June 2014

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M. by President Monty Nickerson.

 

The minutes of the May 2014 meeting were read by Secretary, Laurie Anderson, a motion to accept the minutes as read was made by June Ulvi , second by Steve Alaspa, motion carried. 

 

Treasurer Kristine Basilici reports, the following balances:  Non Interest Bearing Checking Acct. $9355, Money Market balance $6007, share savings $5, US Bank Certificate $8390, and $25 in Petty Cash, for total assets of $23,782.  Lastly all the cabin rentals and deposits have been collected.

 

Membership Chair, Carol Peterson reports the following numbers:  299 members of which 280 are current and we are adding 19 tonight:  223 active, 75 exempt (69 are our senior members and 6 are military).  There are 22 on the waiting list.  We will be adding 2 graduates this year.  23 members were dropped (either passed or did not renew).  $7936 was deposited for dues collected.

 

Old Business

·         Monty reports we still need paint on cabins 1 & 2, the changing room and some sauna trim.  He has to pick up more primer and the Finnish Blue trim paint.

·         The gas is on and the refrigerators are in and the cabins are all ready to go, and as a reminder there are two grills available for members use out at Cabin One and Three.

·         Monty added a TV with a dvd player built in, for Cabin One.  Something for kids to do during wet weather.

·         Jerry Lund and Monty got the docks in, although the middle dock at the cabins needs new decking, which Monty will purchase and Jerry has offered to do the work.  Monty was going to get the raft out but somebody cut the rope so the buoys and raft will be out in the next week. 

·         Monty mowed the field and Jerry did much of the lawn.

 

New Business

·         The riding lawn mower check engine light is blinking, but it was totally serviced and is just one month out of warranty.  We will just keep using it as is and Monty will monitor it. 

·         Z Medical will be coming this week to restock the medical kit in the kitchen.

·         Northland Fire will be out soon to recertify the fire extinguishers.

·         The phone is on but not working, the phone company states the line is good so Monty will buy a new handset.

·         Cabins are still available for May 30th to June 2nd, June 13th to the 20th, August 29th to Sept.25th.

·         Monty has ordered the wood from Price Firewood for next year already, just six cords this time.

·         A thank you was received from the Riku Korpi family.  Flowers were sent.  Flowers were sent for the Kurt Klinga family as well.

·         Laurie requested volunteers for the coffee at the July, August, September and October meetings.

·         Discussion ensued regarding changing the locks again.  Because membership numbers have changed so much many keys are out in non-members hands.  The discussion was tabled for another meeting.

·         Steve Alaspa reports that the Club is in good standing with the IRS and the State.

·         Lorraine passed the sign up for the June dinner meeting and encouraged all to take flyers to pass out.  She also asks that members be sure to pass on change of phone numbers to us for purposes of contacting them for donations and volunteering for dinners, very important that we have current information!

 

New Members

·         Jason & Carey Liimatainen

·         Suzanne Anich

 

·         Dan & Molly Filipiak

·         Dennis & Lori Gallagher

·         Jill & Mark Bodin

·         Brian & Nicole Pirkola

·         Jaclyn & Michael McDonnell and Graduate Corey McDonnell

·         Lisa Johnson

·         Amy Mattson

·         Craig Swenson

One more graduate July and two more members who were unable to attend the June meeting will be added in July.  All new members are asked to pick up a new member packet and purchase their keys right after the meeting.

Election of Officers

Standing President Monty Nickerson, Treasurer Kristine Basilici, Membership Chair Carol Peterson and Secretary Laurie Anderson were all nominated and re-elected by acclimation

 

New Vice President Jerry Lund was elected by unanimous vote.

 

Announcements

  • Molly Filipiak won the $5 drawing.

Linda Anderson made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Second by Butch Alaspa .  Meeting was adjourned at 7:47 PM.       

Respectfully submitted, Laurie Anderson, Secretary

 

Meeting Minutes for July 2014

 

FINLANDIA BEACH CLUB  :  PO BOX 41, SAGINAW, MN

JULY 2014 MINUTES

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M. by President Monty Nickerson.

 

The minutes of the June 2014 meeting were read by Secretary, Laurie Anderson, a motion to accept the minutes as read was made by Steve Alaspa , second by Ken Klinga, motion carried. 

 

Treasurer Kristine Basilici reports, the following balances:  Non Interest Bearing Checking Acct. $8156, Money Market balance $6008, share savings $5, US Bank Certificate $8390, and $20 in Petty Cash, for total assets of $22,579.  The profit from the June Dinner was $629.

 

Membership Chair, Carol Peterson was absent but sent word that the member numbers are the same as reported last month: 299 total members, 223 active, 75 exempt (69 are our senior members and 6 are military).  There are 22 on the waiting list. 

 

Old Business

·         Monty states that we still need paint on cabins 1 & 2, the changing room and some sauna trim.  He has picked up all the primer and the Finnish Blue trim paint.  He has requested painting volunteers for three months, please spread the word.  If we do not maintain our facility it will fall into disrepair.

·         The docks are all out, and the new wood for the decking on the Cabin Two dock is in the garage.  If the dock doesn’t get the new decking on this season it will be done before next year.

·         Z Medical will be in tomorrow, July 8th to replenish the medicine cabinet in the kitchen.

·         The fire extinguishers have all been recertified.

·         The new handset did not solve the phone issue, the phone company will come out to check the lines tomorrow July 8th.

·         Monty brought back to the table the issue of changing the locks.  With at least 25% turnover in membership a lot of keys are out in the public.  He compared pricing for the key pad locks and traditional locks.  The key pads would cost us about $4000.00 to install and it is easier to pass on a code than it is to pass on a key.  The traditional locks cost us about $700, which includes keys and we recoup the money for the keys.  A motion was made by Randy Berglund to go with traditional locks and a second was made by Dale Granholm.   Motion carried.

·         It was mentioned that before a member can buy a new lock it would be nice to get all of their updated information.  Secretary Laurie will create a form to send with the spring letter for members to submit.

 

New Business

·         The dead birch tree by Cabin One was cut by Steve Oachs and the wood piled for use as fire wood.  Thank you Steve.

·         Monty reports that the raft is in need of replacement, it is about eight years old.  A new one like the existing raft is about $1300 from Moose Lake Implement.   A motion was made by Link Kemi to buy a new raft for 2015.  A second was made by Dale Granholm, motion carried.

·         Residents around the lake are asking if we would like to participate in stocking the lake again.  To do so would reinforce the intent we have to keep our lake private.  Discussion ensued.  A motion was made by Randy Berglund and a second by Ken Klinga to again participate, motion carried.

·         The financial contribution toward the stocking of the lake was tabled for another meeting.  At this time, all Monty has to do is file for the permit to stock.

·         Monty introduced our new Vice President Jerry Lund.  Thank you Jerry for your willingness to serve.

·         Darrell Niemi requested the use of the lodge for the Eagles Club summer picnic.  If the date is available on the calendar hanging in the kitchen all a member must do is put their name on the date to hold the lodge.

·         Steve Alaspa asked why there was a grill at Cabin One and one at Cabin Three, he asked if one could be purchased for Cabin Two.  Monty will purchase one.

New Members

Graduate Jeffrey Sarkela was inducted.  Welcome Jeffrey.

 

 

Announcements

  • Renee Kemi won the $5 drawing.

Linda Anderson made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Second by Darrell Niemi.  Meeting was adjourned at 7:47 PM.        Respectfully submitted, Laurie Anderson, Secretary

 

Meeting Minutes for September 2014

 

FINLANDIA BEACH CLUB:  PO BOX 41, SAGINAW, MN

September 2014 MINUTES

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M. by President Monty Nickerson.

 

The minutes of the August 2014 meeting were read by Secretary, Laurie Anderson, a motion to accept the minutes as read was made by Gail Peil , a second by Darlene Woodward, motion carried. 

 

President Monty read the financial reports and the following balances:  Non Interest Bearing Checking Acct. $8416, Money Market balance $6010, share savings $5, US Bank Certificate $8390, and $10 in Petty Cash, for total assets of $22,399.  The profit from the August Dinner was $659.

 

Membership Chair, Carol Peterson shared the member numbers, we have 295 members of which 221 are active and 74 are exempt (68 seniors and 6 military).  Sadly we lost member Ken Biebl. There are 32 on the waiting list.

 

Old Business

·         President Monty reports the following

1.       All of Cabin one except the trim was painted by Tammy Rodd.  Thank you Tammy.

2.       Three grills were picked up to replace the broken ones at each cabin, they will be stored in the garage at closing.

3.       The permit to stock the lake has been obtained, but Monty will wait until 2015 in order to gather additional donations from residents around the lake, which will create an order large enough for free delivery.

New Business

·         The geographical area from which we allow membership was discussed.  The existing area was set years ago and may be somewhat archaic.  It was suggested we look at a 25 mile area around the club (to include areas like Proctor) be examined.  A visual on a map may be useful in this decision.  The discussion was tabled to another meeting.

·         Membership involvement was discussed, it has been difficult getting folks to help out.  The possibility of committees and chairpersons to recruit volunteers, was discussed.  Mentorship of new members would also be helpful.  Membership Chair Carol already hands out a new member packet, but someone to guide them would be of great value.  June Ulvi volunteered to begin this program.  Thank you June!

·         Obtaining a pop machine was brought up, and the consensus was not to bring one in.  The maintenance and chance of vandalism etc. were the deciding factors.  Tradition dictates that members bring their picnic lunches, including drinks, with them and this should continue.

·         The six cords of wood has been delivered.  Volunteers are needed for stacking, which includes moving the old from the lakeside to the roadside and putting the new into the lakeside for use in 2016.

·         A case of blue dishes was donated and will be divided between the three cabins.

·         A book exchange, to be located in the cabinets in the lodge was discussed.  A motion was made by Gail Peil, second by Casey Osvold, and passed unanimously.

·         The volley ball net needs replacing, Monty will look for a regulation sized replacement.

·         Obtaining a basketball hoop was discussed, this is under consideration.

·         Lorraine discussed the grease tray in the kitchen and requests that it be cleaned each time the fryer is used.

·         Lorraine also discussed the September dinner which will feature roast pork and pumpkin desserts.

·         Crafts for Laskiainen was discussed and is under consideration.

 

Announcements

  • Kelli Saylor won the $5 drawing.

June Ulvi made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Second by Jill Bodin.  Meeting was adjourned at 7:52 PM.       

Respectfully submitted, Laurie Anderson, Secretary

 

Meeting Minutes for October 2014

 

FINLANDIA BEACH CLUB:  PO BOX 41, SAGINAW, MN

October 2014 MINUTES

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M. by President Monty Nickerson.

 

The minutes of the September 2014 meeting were read by Secretary, Laurie Anderson, a motion to accept the minutes as read was made by Deb Senarighi , a second by Jerry Lund, motion carried. 

 

President Monty read the financial reports and the following balances:  Non Interest Bearing Checking Acct. $7337, Money Market balance $6010, share savings $5, US Bank Certificate $8390, and $5 in Petty Cash, for total assets of $21,747.  The profit from the September Dinner was $719.  The pork for the dinner was all donated.  Monty will get the name and express our thanks.

 

Membership Chair, Carol Peterson shared the member numbers, we have 293 members of which 220 are active and 73 are exempt (67 seniors and 6 military).  Sadly we lost member Ken Klinga.  There are 33 on the waiting list.

 

Old Business

·         President Monty reports the following

1.       Thank you for the flowers for Ken Klinga.

2.       Renting the cabins for weekends only during September until closing was discussed.  This would be a first come first served rental and would not count toward the full week rentals available every other year.  Pricing will be $75 for cabin one and $50 for cabins two and three.  Check in will be anytime on Friday and check out will be anytime on Sunday.  A motion was made by Gail Peil and a second by Gail Ulvi, motion carried.

3.       Monty received a disturbing phone call from a couple who were treated badly during the last dinner.  This couple was previously on our waiting list and have now withdrawn their names as they do not want to be associated with the club.  Names were not revealed but Monty will discuss this with the responsible party.  This is NOT how our club should operate and this type of attitude will not be tolerated. 

New Business

·         The geographical area from which we allow membership was discussed.  The bylaws were rewritten and adopted just two years ago and the vicinity we draw from is Cloquet, Esko, Carlton, Thompson, Scanlon and Saginaw.  A motion was made to leave the membership area as is was made by Rodney Hietala and a second by Earl Ulvi, motion carried.

·         Membership involvement was discussed again, it has been disturbingly difficult getting folks to help out.  Solutions include disallowing the donation of hours, and perhaps making 2 of the 4 work hours required, be mandatory and 2 can be paid hours.  A motion was made to disallow donating hours by Rodney Hietala and second by June Ulvi, motion carried.  The idea of making 2 work hours mandatory work was tabled.

·         The book exchange has begun and half of one of our cabinets is already filled and has been used.

·         The volley ball net will be replaced next spring.

·         A basketball hoop has been offered as a donation and Monty will go take a look at it.

·         The last two cords of wood will be delivered tomorrow and hopefully will be stacked during the closing which is Sunday the 12th beginning at 8:00 AM.  Mojakka for members will be available.

·         A Laskiainen chairperson list was developed to include:

o   Monty – music, marquee, the hall, WKLK

o   Lorraine – for food and kitchen (she needs to accept this position)

o   Sharon True – for donations (she needs to accept this position)

o   Flyers – Becky Tremblay (nominated by her mother)

o   Cherry Bowl – Laurie Anderson

o   Cook Books – Deb Senarighi (prices to be dropped per membership consensus )

o   T-Shirt/hat sales – Sara Johnson

o   Set up – Gail Ulvi

o   Clean up – Earl Ulvi

o   Ticket sales – Karrie Osvold and Tammy Rodd

 

o   The group will meet sometime after the new year at Family Tradition to solidify the plans.

·         Discussion about our summer fund raising dinners ensued.  Lorraine has volunteered for many years and works extremely hard and the hope is that she will continue for many more years.  In addition it might be to the clubs best interest for someone to learn the ropes as well.  Not only to assist Lorraine, but to have two bodies knowledgeable in this process.  Additional discussion tabled to the spring.

 

Announcements

  • Gail Peil won the $5 drawing.

Linda Anderson made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Second by Arlene Anderson.  Meeting was adjourned at approximately 7:40 PM.               

Respectfully submitted, Laurie Anderson, Secretary

Meeting Minutes for May 2015

 

FINLANDIA BEACH CLUB  :  PO BOX 41, SAGINAW, MN

MAY 2015 MINUTES

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:05 P.M. by President Monty Nickerson.

 

The minutes of the October 2014 meeting were read by Secretary, Laurie Anderson, a motion to accept the minutes as read was made by Jim Tario, second was made by June Ulvi, motion carried. 

 

Monty read the treasurers report:  the balance sheet shows total assets of $20,848 of which the non- interest bearing checking account balance is $6408, the Money Market balance is $6015, the share savings is $5, the US Bank Certificate is $8390 and $30 Petty Cash.  The profit from Laskiainen was $152.

 

Membership Chair, Carol Peterson reports the following numbers:  287 members, 215 active, 72 exempt of which 4 are military exempt.   There are 39 on the waiting list.  We will be adding 5 graduates two of which were present and we are pleased to add new grads Nick Niemi and Katie Kemi.  New members will be installed during the June meeting.

 

We as a club wanted to extend our deepest sympathies to Lorraine and the boys on the loss of our member Mark Laine. 

 

New Business

·         Eight folks showed up for the opener, and much was done; the grounds were cleaned up and Cabin One was cleaned.  There are still branches to be picked up, additional cleaning as well as some painting.  Monty will pick up more of the blue trim paint that is need on Cabin One.  The bathroom needs painting as well.  The paint, brushes and pails are in the garage.

·         The locks (sauna and lodge) have been rekeyed.  The new keys are $2.50 each and can be obtained from Laurie Anderson Secretary see your March newsletter for phone numbers. 

·         Monty reports there was major ice damage this year, the worst he has ever seen.  The swimming dock stairway needed repair as well as the boat landing.  Shelton Excavation has been here once to fix the landing and will need to return to finish it.

·         Alaspa’s have sold their gas station so our new gas account is with Best Service (Frank Lloyd Wright Station).  To charge gas you must provide your membership card.  Please keep the receipt and deposit it in a box that will be put up in the lodge.

·         The docks and new raft are out.  The old raft is up for grabs and must be removed this week.  It leaks a bit, is totally water logged and weights a ton.  A family on the lake will take it if no member wants it.  The person taking it must sign a waiver of liability.

·         The extinguishers have been recertified.

·         Z Medical will be in this week to restock the first aid kit.

·         The fall stocking of the lake is still on schedule, more residents from around the lake are going to participate so Monty hopes for 6000 walleye this year.  It is unknown how the fingerlings from the first stocking are doing.

·         Then new volley ball net has not yet been purchased.  Monty may have to go online to find a sturdy competition grade net to withstand the use it gets here.  He will also do new poles set in concrete.  The approximate cost will be $200.

·         The mowers have been serviced, cleaned and greased.  They are full of gas and the extra gas can is in the garage.  Previously the field was done only with Monty’s large tractor, but it is now conditioned and the cub cadet can be used on it if someone wants to mow the field. 

·         The LP gas is full and on in all the cabins.  The refrigerators will be turned on around June first.

·         Folks have been asking about kindling, Monty suggested using all of the branches in the woods, there is an abundance of them that were left the trees were thinned.

·         Lorraine will still be in charge of the dinners this summer, the menu will remain the same.  Sharon True will still be the caller for donations of time and food items, please call her back if she leaves a message for you.  This is a difficult job and we all can make it easier by returning her calls.  PLEASE consider helping when called, adequate help makes the dinners run smoothly and so much more fun! 

We are looking for a person to step up to the plate, to be mentored by Lorraine to learn the ropes for the dinner fund raisers.  These dinners are a tradition here and a major

·         part of our fund raising.  The person who offers MUST be committed and willing to learn.  Lorraine states that there are right ways to prepare and serve food to the public and we must abide by the rules.

·         The calendar for the year is on the bulletin board, if you wish to reserve the lodge for an event it is first come first served.  Write your name on the date you wish to reserve the lodge.

·         Sharing hours with other members was discussed, last year the membership present during the last meeting voted to disallow it.  After further discussion it was determined that this is a favorable practice.  It is nice to be able to donate for those who cannot work.  It allows those persons who like to work a lot the opportunity to help others.  A motion to return to the original practice of donating hours was made by Mel Korby and a second was made by Judy Korby, motion carried.

·         June Ulvi, our new member mentor stood to encourage all OLD members to participate in the club activities and work load.  It is so difficult to operate without enough volunteers.  We all need to put our hearts into Finlandia and in doing so we will have a successful and FUN summer!

·         Last year the check in/out time was 3:00 PM, members discussed changing it to noon.  A motion was made by Jim Tario to change the time to noon and a second was made by Steve Alaspa.  Motion carried.  Letters or calls will be necessary to advise all the renters and a notice will be put up in the lodge.

 

Announcements

  • Ann Jankowski won the $5 drawing.

Ken Fremling made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Second by Carolyn Collum .  Meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted, Laurie Anderson, Secretary

Meeting Minutes for June 2015

 

FINLANDIA BEACH CLUB:  PO BOX 41, SAGINAW, MN

JUNE 2015 MINUTES

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M. by President Monty Nickerson.

 

The minutes of the May 2015 meeting were read by Secretary, Laurie Anderson, a motion to accept the minutes as read was made by Jim Tario, second was made by June Ulvi, motion carried. 

 

Treasurer Kris Basilici read the treasurers report:  the balance sheet shows total assets of $23557 of which the non- interest bearing checking account balance is $9,121, the Money Market balance is $6016, the share savings is $5, the US Bank Certificate is $8390 and $25 Petty Cash. 

 

Membership Chair, Carol Peterson reports the following numbers:  25 new members and 4 new grads will be inducted tonight, bringing our numbers to 224 non-exempt and 76 exempt of which 4 are military.  There are only 10 on the waiting list.  Monty notes that member ship is a privilege!

 

Old Business

·         The landing is now fixed.

·         Z Medical will be in next week as there was a bit of a communication mix up for the earlier date.

·         The volleyball net has been ordered, it is the same competition style as Skyline Bowling has.  It will be set with 6X6” treated poles and the corners will be protected with swim noodles.

·         The blue trim paint is in the garage and Cabin 1 still needs trim painted, cabin bathrooms need total paint.

·         Tomorrow the frigs will be turned on and the first rental is June 5th.

New Business

 

·         Monty warns members to watch their small pets as he found the head of a fawn in the field and was told by the DNR that it was classic eagle activity.

·         The field has been mowed 4 times already and needs attention weekly, please consider mowing.

·         Do not keep the gas cans overnight.  If you can’t fill and return the same day, just advise Monty they are empty.

·         The remaining beige hats will now be sold for $5.00.

·         Coffee servers are still needed for some of the monthly meetings.

·         Lorraine passed around the sign-up sheet for the June 21st meatball dinner and Dinner Posters to take.

·         Discussion regarding hiring The Mosquito Squad to do some spraying ensued.  A motion was made by Paul Hietala to go ahead and hire them for one or two applications this summer, second by Jim Tario, motion passed.

 

Elections

 

All of the current board members were re-elected by acclimation, they are:

Monty Nickerson President

Jerry Lund Vice President

Kristine Basilici Treasurer

Carol Peterson Membership Chair

Laurie Anderson Secretary

 

New Members

1.       Dale & Gail Langila

2.       James & Geri Kangas

3.       Melodie & Mike Anderson

4.       Alana Alaspa

5.       Christie Lund

6.       Amanda Miller

7.       Sue Van Damme

8.       Darlene Rossetti

 

9.       Bruce & Marla Ahlgren

10.      Kymberly Van Loon

11.      Jennifer Bucsko

12.      Amber & Jeremy Chartier

13.      Alan & Pam Huhta

14..     Merle & Veronica Kelley

15.      Sandy & Sten Mcleod

16.      Samantha & Paul Lemay

Graduates:

1.       Sydnee Hietala

2.       Haily Ulvi

3.       Paige Potswald

4.       Deanna Liimatainen

 

 

Announcements

·         Mary Lukkarila announced the Juhannus Celebration at Sampo will be June 21st and is free. 

  • Linda Anderson won the $5 drawing.

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Paul Hietala, second by Paige Potswald .  Meeting was adjourned at 7:38 PM.

Respectfully submitted, Laurie Anderson, Secretary

Meeting Minutes for July 2015

 

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FINLANDIA BEACH CLUB  :  PO BOX 41, SAGINAW, MN

JULY 2015 MINUTES

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M. by President Monty Nickerson.

 

The minutes of the June 2015 meeting were read by Secretary, Laurie Anderson, a motion to accept the minutes as read was made by Casey Osvold, second was made by Barb Maki, motion carried. 

 

Treasurer Kris Basilici read the treasurers report:  the balance sheet shows total assets of $24,746 of which the non- interest bearing checking account balance is $10,314, the Money Market balance is $6017, the share savings is $5, the US Bank Certificate is $8390 and $20 in Petty Cash.  The profit from the June dinner was $710.

 

Membership Chair, Carol Peterson was absent and Monty reported that the numbers are the same as last month and we have 301 members.

 

Old Business

·         The cabin bathrooms have been painted thank you to Sue Solomon.

·         The blue trim is still needing paint on Cabin #1.

·         Z Medical has been on site to restock the first aid box.

·         The volley ball net is in place and the new badminton rackets and birdies are in the garage.

·         As a reminder members MUST NOT use the sauna wood for the cabin fire pits!  It was reported that wood was taken in the last couple of weeks and this is NOT allowed.  If anyone sees this activity remind those persons that this is not allowed and/or report to Monty.  It is possible that the renters using the wood will have to confiscate their $100.00 damage deposit.

·         Another reminder:  DO NOT GIVE KEYS TO NON-MEMBERS.  Monty had to confront a group of non-members that were using the Sauna.  They claimed they got the key from a member but that couldn’t be verified.  Each of us has the ability and/or right to ask people using our facility to confirm their membership.  We ALL must protect our property.

 

New Business

·         Diving is not allowed at the cabin docks.  An incident occurred recently as a guest dove and injured himself.  An ambulance was called.  This individual was drunk and had been told not to dive.  Monty will look into putting up “No Diving” signs.

·         The 12 foot boat is not for recreational use, it is for life saving only, per our insurance coverage.

·         Monty had an extra compressor and he has put it in the garage for all to use.  Thank you Monty!

·         The Mosquito Squad sprayed June 15th.  The chemicals can be purchased online so perhaps buying our own sprayer would keep the costs down.  This will be discussed further at another meeting.

·         Discussion about a slab for the garbage dumpster and a new roof for the garage ensued.  Vote tabled.

·         It was suggested that a pavilion built on our lawn near the lodge to house the picnic tables might be a nice addition.  It would provide shelter from the sun and the rain, handle the overflow during summer dinners, and make mowing easier.  This was tabled for discussion at a later meeting.

·         It was mentioned that one of the sauna windows needs repair.

·         Lorraine provided dinner flyers for the July dinner and requested volunteers.

  September coffee servers are still needed.  Please consider signing up on the sheet in the kitchen.

·         New members Hailey Ulvi and Samantha & Paul Lemay were introduced, the current policy is that new members must attend at least one meeting during their first year. 

·         Linda A. wondered if vinyl siding for the cabins might be possible to eliminate the need for painting.  Discussion of the pros and cons and pricing followed, no motion or vote was taken.

·         The Randy B. stopped a group of four-wheelers from entering the lake to clean off their machines.  This is not allowed.

·         The fireworks were awesome this year and many thanks go to Marty Pederson and Monty!

·         Sand for the volleyball court was discussed, this is a very involved process and requires a lot of maintenance.   There is marking paint in the garage to paint lines during play.  Ropes or other markers are too dangerous. 

·         A member requested the holes in the driveway be filled, Monty reports that this is a fall project and on the list.

·         Another member asked if it was ok to toss sharp rocks from the swimming dock area to the changing room side in order to make it safer, and that is just fine. 

·         Another member requested a load of sand for the playground sandbox, Monty said he’ll look into this.

 

Announcements

  • Earl Ulvi won the $5 drawing.

Theresa Saarkela made a motion to adjourn the meeting, second by Linda Anderson, Meeting was adjourned at 7:39 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted, Laurie Anderson, Secretary

 

 

Meeting Minutes for August 2015

           FINLANDIA BEACH CLUB  :  PO BOX 41, SAGINAW, MN
                                          AUGUST 2015 MINUTES

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M. by Vice President Jerry Lund.

The minutes of the July 2015 meeting were read by Secretary, Laurie Anderson, a motion to accept the minutes as read was made by Linda Anderson, second was made by Deb Senarighi, motion carried.  

Treasurer’s report was read by Membership Chair Carol Peterson:  the balance sheet shows total assets of $22,695 of which the non- interest bearing checking account balance is $8,201, the Money Market balance is $6018, the share savings is $5, the US Bank Certificate is $8456 and $15 in Petty Cash.  The profit from the June dinner was $422.

Membership Chair, Carol Peterson reports we have 300 members of which 224 are non-exempt, 75 are exempt with 4 of those being military.  We lost member Butch Alaspa last month, our sincere condolences to the family.  Flowers were sent, and as a reminder to all if you know of a passing please advise Laurie so we can send a tribute.

Old Business
·    The blue trim on Cabin #1 has been painted, thank you to Geri & Jim Kangas.
·    Mosquito Squad came back and did a courtesy spray on July 8th.  We will still look into the viability of purchasing out own equipment and chemicals.
·    Pricing for the garage roof is still being obtained.
·    The slab for the garbage dumpster will be poured this fall, or if the pavilion project moves forward it will be done at the same time as a slab for the pavilion.  Pricing for the pavilion package is being put together.  A draft sketch for it was provided and passed around.  Discussion ensued regarding, size and style, location, roofing materials, possible power and type of slab.  
·    Monty is looking for the correct size window to replace the window in the sauna.
·    A load of sand for the playground will be brought in at the same time as the class five for the road to the cabins.
New Business
·    During the week of July 24th there was confusion regarding the rental of Cabin 2.  Two different folks thought they had the rental.  After discussion it is stressed to all members, that they must also be responsible and check their confirmation letters, come into the lodge to check the schedule as well (it goes up at the 1st meeting).  In addition Deb Senarighi will put the schedule out on Facebook.  If this had been brought up earlier, it could have easily been rectified.  The same thing for the keys, we as board members and committee chairs try to make ourselves available, but bottom line…. Come to the meetings with questions or concerns or for keys!
·    The locks were changed on the Cabins.  It is now a dead bolt which can also be locked from the interior.  
·    A new frig was purchased for Cabin 3 as the old one quit.
·    Deb S. took the cookbooks out of the Esko Self Serve as they were no longer displayed.  We have fifty some books left, the current price is $12.00 each or 2 for $20.
·    Lorraine Laine discussed the dinner and stressed that we need volunteers and donations.  We are still having a poor response for volunteers.  June Ulvi said she as the new member mentor might make some phone calls or send a card to each of them.
·    Carol P. suggested we create gift certificates that can be purchased to use for dinners, or clothing, or even cabin rentals.  Faye Haataja offered to print them and Secretary Laurie will sell them.  After discussion a motion was made by Deb Senarighi, a second by Gail Ulvi and motion carried.  
·    Carol P. also suggested the club buy a few inexpensive Adirondack chairs for seating in the beach area.  Discussion ensued and tabled to another meeting after some research on pricing is available.

Announcements
·    Elsie Erickson won the $5 drawing.
Sue Solomon made a motion to adjourn the meeting, second by Jim Sorenson, Meeting was adjourned at 7:52 PM.
Respectfully submitted, Laurie Anderson, Secretary

 

Meeting Minutes for September 2015

              FINLANDIA BEACH CLUB   --   PO BOX 41, SAGINAW, MN
                                                  SEPTEMBER 2015


The meeting was called to order at 7:01 P.M. by President Monty Nickerson.

The minutes of the August 2015 meeting were read by Secretary, Laurie Anderson, a motion to accept the minutes as read was made by Dennis Galliger, second was made by Ken Fremling, motion carried.  

Treasurer’s report was read by Treasurer Kris Basilici:  the balance sheet shows total assets of $21,785 of which the non- interest bearing checking account balance is $7,295, the Money Market balance is $6,019, the share savings is $5, the US Bank Certificate is $8,456 and $10 in Petty Cash.  The profit from the August dinner was $400.

Membership Chair, Carol Peterson reports we have 300 members of which 224 are non-exempt, 75 are exempt with 4 of those being military.  We are still waiting for one Graduate to attend a 2015 meeting.  If she cannot make the October meeting she will not be voted in and we will have just 299 members.  There are 25 on the waiting list and two more applications to be processed.
Old Business
·    In order to alleviate further confusion on the cabin rentals, Deb Senarighi will be posting the listings on both our website and our Facebook page, and will still be hung in the lodge. Ashley Heehn will provide Deb with a list that does not include phone numbers.  ALL members must be responsible and double check their rental.
·    The pricing for the pavilion is as follows:  concrete - $1500, trusses/roofing - $3200.  Along with some electrical, the total is approximately $5000.  After lengthy discussion which included listing the club priorities this project has been postponed in order that we concentrate on a new septic system first.  The old system is from the 50’s and we must be proactive and be responsible stewards of our property.   Monty will obtain quotes and bring them to the October meeting for discussion and possible vote.  
·    Monty has the permit to restock the lake again this October.  He has a total of $2200 donated thus far and hopes to bring the total up to about $3400.  This will double our last stocking.  A gal from the DNR is still insisting that a walk-in landing just for canoes will be pursued.  Monty spoke to the head of the Parks and Rec for our area and that fellow states that no money has been allocated for a landing on Grand Lake.  Nonetheless, we are continuing to demonstrate that we as lake residents are managing Grand Lake and wish to keep it private.
New Business
·    The firewood has been ordered.  Six cords of birch and maple will hopefully be delivered by our closing, so those persons at closing can stack it.  Closing is October 11th, the raft is in already and Jerry Lund is the chair of the dock committee; volunteers are needed.
·    Three memorial donations totaling $155 were received from family and friends of Harold “Butch” Alaspa.  In addition we received a thank you from the family for the flowers that were sent.  
·    Randy Berglund sent word that he questioned the lack of water during the last dinner.  Apparently the well has run dry about 3 times previously.  The conditions were dry and there was heavy use.  It is only a hand dug well and generally recovers quickly.  The one thing to do during this situation is unplug the pump so that it does not burn out.  A new well at this time is not feasible and we should be able to operate with our old one for a time.
·    Jerry Lund had an incident with about 6 kids on the paddle boat without life jackets.  He stepped up and told the adult with the group that the rule is life jackets must be worn.  All of us as members have the responsibility and MUST address issues such as this and to ask if folks are actual members.
·    A draft of the Suomi Buck gift certificates was shared and a few additions/modifications will go to Fay Haataja.
·    Planning for Laskiainen will be discussed at our October meeting, this will include identifying committee heads.
Announcements
·    June Ulvi won the $5 drawing.
Linda Anderson made a motion to adjourn the meeting, second by Jim Kangas, Meeting was adjourned at 7:45 PM.
Respectfully submitted, Laurie Anderson, Secretar
y

Meeting Minutes for October 2015

FINLANDIA BEACH CLUB   --   PO BOX 41, SAGINAW, MN
OCTOBER 2015

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M. by President Monty Nickerson.

The minutes of the September 2015 meeting were read by Secretary, Laurie Anderson, a motion to accept the minutes as read was made by June Ulvi, second was made by Earl Ulvi, motion carried.  

The treasurer’s report was read by Treasurer Kris Basilici:  the balance sheet shows total assets of $22,244 of which the non- interest bearing checking account balance is $7,759, the Money Market balance is $6,019, the share savings is $5, the US Bank Certificate is $8,456 and $5 in Petty Cash.  The profit from the September dinner was $453.

In Membership Chair Carol Peterson’s absence President Monty reports we have 299 members of which 224 are non-exempt, 75 are exempt with 4 of those being military.  There are 25 on the waiting list and two more applications to be processed.

Old Business
·    The stocking of the lake occurred today (10/5/15).  Approximately 6000 fingerlings/200 pounds were purchased.  There is continued concern that the DNR may proceed with a public boat landing.  Monty and another lake resident will look for additional support from some of our political representatives.
·    The septic was discussed; we have an approved plan and have received only one bid, more are expected. The general consensus is that the work be done in the fall of 2016 after the rental season ends.  Spring road restrictions may delay construction next year and interfere with the rentals.  Options for the septic were discussed, a motion was made by Marla Ahlgren and second by Jim Kangas to first try with two new tanks only.  Motion carried.
·    The firewood has been ordered.  Six cords of birch and maple will hopefully be delivered by our closing, but most of the suppliers are behind on orders as the mill is demanding large quantities.  Volunteers will be needed to stack it.  The closing is October 11th beginning at 8:00 AM.  Jerry Lund will be in charge of the docks and will need helpers.  Mojakka will be served to members only.
·    The Suomi Bucks were presented, many thanks to Fay Haataja for the creation and printing!
·    Laskiainen will be Sunday the 14th of February (Valentine’s Day).  Monty has reserved the Armory.  Committee heads are:  
Lorraine Laine – Food / with Sharon True helping with the calling
Monty Nickerson – Music and advertising
Gail and Earl Ulvi – Set up
Sara Johnson – Sales of branded items
Karrie Osvold and Tami Rodd – Tickets
Carol Peterson – Raffle
Laurie Anderson – Cherry bowl
Ashley Heehn – Cabin Rentals
Mary Lukkarila – Tori

Announcements
·    Dennis Galliger won the $5 drawing.
Gail Ulvi made a motion to adjourn the meeting, second by Earl Ulvi, Meeting was adjourned at 7:39 PM.
Respectfully submitted, Laurie Anderson, Secretary

Meeting Minutes for May 2016

FINLANDIA BEACH CLUB   --   PO BOX 41, SAGINAW, MN
MAY 2016

The meeting was called to order at 7:06 P.M. by President Monty Nickerson.

The minutes of the October 2015 meeting were read by Secretary, Laurie Anderson, a motion to accept the minutes as read was made by Linda Anderson, second was made by Randy Berglund motion carried.  

The treasurer’s report was read by Treasurer Kris Basilici:  the balance sheet shows total assets of $25,588 of which the non- interest bearing checking account balance is $10.872, the Money Market balance is $6,025, the share savings is $5, the US Bank Certificate is $8,456 and $30 in Petty Cash and cash on hand $200.  The profit from Laskiainen was $717.  Reminder to those renting cabins, the damage deposits and rental fees are due tonight.

Membership Chair Carol Peterson reports we have 297 members of which 223 are non-exempt, 70 are exempt with 4 of those being military.  There are 29 on the waiting list, with two grads so far to be added in June.

Old Business
·    The sauna firewood was delivered and stacked last fall, this wood is NOT for use at the cabins.
·    30 yards of class five was delivered and spread on the driveway last fall.

New Business
·    The opening went well, the grounds look good, water is on, gas is on, new batteries are in the smoke detectors, the mowers have been serviced and are ready to go, a shop-vac and cleaning supplies have been purchased.  
·    The septic was pumped today, a new tank, as voted on last fall, will go in this fall.
·    President Monty brought up our current membership boundaries.  The board members had previously discussed the issue and agreed that the members should reconsider the current footprint.  It was originally confined to a very small area probably due to limited mobility years ago.  To bring our club up to the 21st century it is suggested that we include all of St. Louis County and Carlton County.  This will also make Membership Chair Carol’s job easier as we don’t have to determine where one town stops and another begins.  A motion to change our membership area to all of St. Louis County and all of Carlton County was made by Jim Tario, a second by Randy Berglund, motion carried.
·    The major projects slated for this summer include the garage roof, and a slab for the dumpsters.  Due to the small amount of concrete needed for the slab, the remainder of a load of concrete will be used to create a slab for the basketball hoop.  
·    Members are reminded that Suomi Bucks are available, the keys are the same as last year, and servers are needed for the monthly meetings (the sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board).
·    Lorraine L. reminds members that volunteers are needed for the summer dinner fundraisers.  The dates are set and the menus will be the same as last year.  Sharon T. will be calling for donations.  Please consider helping as we need workers for each of these meals.  This time can be used toward your 4 hours of required work.
·    Several other issues mentioned include the following: a possible privacy fence around the sauna which was deemed not necessary, the definition of our exempt senior members are they must be 65 years of age and must have had 5 years of membership, there is a lot of wood left from our thinning of the pines that can be used for cabin fires, the sauna wood is NOT to be used as firewood.
·    Monty will be out of town for the next meeting.  Vice President Jerry Lund will preside.  The fireworks have been scheduled for Sunday July 3rd.
·    As a reminder, ALL members are asked to be aware of who is using our facility, ask non-members to leave if necessary.  The boat launch is not to be used by the public other than lake residents.  Do NOT power load at the boat launch, use a winch.  
·    A huge thank-you to the John and Sara from the Family Tradition for serving at our first meeting!

Announcements
·    Harvey Korby won the $5 drawing.
Mel Korby made a motion to adjourn the meeting, second by Jim Tario, Meeting was adjourned at 7:45 PM.
Respectfully submitted, Laurie Anderson, Secretary

Meeting Minutes for June 2016

FINLANDIA BEACH CLUB   --   PO BOX 41, SAGINAW, MN
JUNE 2016

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M. by Vice President Jerry Lund.

The minutes of the May 2016 meeting were read by Secretary, Laurie Anderson, a motion to accept the minutes as read was made by Jim Tario, second was made by Stan Mcleod motion carried.  

The treasurer’s report was read by Treasurer Kris Basilici:  the balance sheet shows total assets of $21,102 of which the non- interest bearing checking account balance is $6,390, the Money Market balance is $6,026, the share savings is $5, the US Bank Certificate is $8,456 and $25 in Petty Cash.  

Membership Chair Carol Peterson reports we have 288 members of which 211 are non-exempt, 77 are exempt with 6 of those being military.  Six new members initiated include:
    Cheri Ulvi and Robert Barden
    Beth and Chris Chartier
    Cory and Jen Anderson
Four grads are expected this year as well.

Old Business
·    The sauna firewood was delivered and stacked last fall, this wood is NOT for use at the cabins.
·    30 yards of class five was delivered and spread on the driveway last fall.

New Business

·    The election of officers resulted in all existing officers being re-elected by acclimation.
They are:  President Monty Nickerson, Vice President Jerry Lund, Treasurer Kris Basilici, Secretary Laurie Anderson and Membership Chair Carol Peterson.
·    The Fireworks date has been changed to Saturday the 2nd of July.
·    Lorraine reported on the upcoming fund raising dinner and passed a sign-up sheet for volunteers and donations.
·    A request was made for servers for the rest of the summer meetings, the sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board.
·    Members report the following:  a door in the sauna needs repair, one window in the sauna is cracked, help is needed for lawn mowing, June and Gail offered to serve at the next meeting, and lastly a rain gutter on the front of the lodge might be nice.

Announcements

·    Jim Tario won the $5 drawing.


Jim Tario made a motion to adjourn the meeting, second by Stan Mcleod, Meeting was adjourned at 7:26 PM.
Respectfully submitted, Laurie Anderson, Secretary

Meeting Minutes for August 2016

FINLANDIA BEACH CLUB  :  PO BOX 41, SAGINAW, MN
August 2016

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M. by President Monty Nickerson.

The minutes of the July 2016 meeting were read by Secretary, Laurie Anderson, a motion to accept the minutes as read was made by Carolyn Collum, second was made by Melvin Korby, motion carried.  

Monty stated that Membership Chair Carol Peterson and Treasurer Kris Basilici would not be in attendance.  The membership numbers are the same as last month and the financials will be shared next meeting.

Old Business
·    Paul Hietala has 3 helpers and will tackle the garage roof later in August.  A-1 will provide a dumpster.
·    Jerry Lund will work on the slab for our dumpster later in August as well.
·    The lack of current contact information was again discussed.  All members are asked to update their phone numbers and addresses.  Especially now that many are dropping land lines and using cell phones, we MUST have the new information for volunteer requests and membership letters.  

New Business
·    Monty sprayed for bees and wasps at the cabin bathrooms.
·    There was an extended power outage recently and it created some problems with the bathrooms and the sauna.  Members must be aware that to flush toilets, a bucket of water from the lake should be used.  Also, do NOT drain the hot water tanks as this could pose a safety hazard when the sauna stoves are lit.  
·    Laurie asked for a server in September and Mary L. volunteered.
·    Lorraine stated that she had very few sign up for the last dinner but many actually showed up to help and it was a wonderful event with all the helping hands.  
·    Members should be emptying the charcoal grills and cleaning them if used during their rental weeks.  In addition they should wash out the garbage cans if needed.
·    Monty reports that Laskiainen in 2017 will be February 26th.  He will reserve the Armory and again head up the marketing committee (radio/marquee).  Other committees will be discussed at a later meeting.
·    It has been noted that no one is recycling any more.  Members could bring their own recycling home.  
·    It was requested that applications be left at the lodge.
·    As a reminder to all the September meeting is the second Monday due to the Labor Day Holiday.

Announcements
·    Laurie Anderson won the $5 drawing.
Linda Anderson made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Second by Nikki Millberger.  Meeting was adjourned.
Respectfully submitted, Laurie Anderson, Secretary

Meeting Minutes for July 2016

FINLANDIA BEACH CLUB   --   PO BOX 41, SAGINAW, MN
JULY 2016

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M. by President Monty Nickerson.

The minutes of the June 2016 meeting were read by Secretary, Laurie Anderson, a motion to accept the minutes as read was made by Linda Anderson, second was made by Gail Ulvi motion carried.  

The treasurer’s report was read by Treasurer Kris Basilici:  the balance sheet shows total assets of $25,295 of which the non- interest bearing checking account balance is $10,588, the Money Market balance is $6,026, the share savings is $5, the US Bank Certificate is $8,456, cash on hand $200.00 and $20 in Petty Cash.  

Membership Chair Carol Peterson reports we have 297 members of which 76 are exempt with 6 of those being military.  No new grads yet, four are expected sometime this year, they must attend at least one meeting for induction.  The new boundary rules will apply to any applications we receive from this time forward and will not be retroactive.  We must get the word out that any active military members can request exemption.  Please advise those persons to contact Carol.
    
Old Business
·    The slab work that Jerry Lund will do, is slated for later this fall.
·    Volunteers are requested for the garage roof work, if a crew cannot be assembled we also have been given a price of approximately $1000.00 from Millers Roofing.
·    The last treatment from the Mosquito Squad will be July 25th.  So far the treatments seem to be working.

New Business
·    The Juntunen Family Reunion group donated $108 for their recent use of the lodge.
·    Servers are needed for the August, September and October meetings, sign up on the bulletin board.
·    Lorraine discussed the July dinner and requested volunteers and donations.   
·    Updates for contact info is AGAIN requested, if anyone knows of a member that moved, or changed phone numbers, please advise Carol.  This is critical for membership renewals and for volunteer or donation requests.
·    It was suggested that the by-laws be read at one of the spring meetings, possibly in June when new members are inducted.  Each new member is given a copy as well.  A list of cleaning items and a registry for members to be aware of could be posted in the lodge for use towards work hours.
·    Thank you to Monty for the July fireworks, they were awesome!  This was the 26th year for the fireworks here.
·    Hornets have been spotted around the bathroom.
·    Use of the toilet paper and paper towels in the garage was discussed.  Some have used it for the cabin bathrooms and others stated that past practice had the renters bring their own.  Either is acceptable.  

Announcements
·    Kelli Saylor won the $5 drawing.


Linda Anderson made a motion to adjourn the meeting, second by June Ulvi, Meeting was adjourned at 7:33 PM.


Respectfully submitted,

Laurie Anderson, Secretary

Meeting Minutes for September 2016

FINLANDIA BEACH CLUB  :  PO BOX 41, SAGINAW, MN
September 2016

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M. by Secretary Laurie Anderson.

The minutes of the August 2016 meeting were read by Secretary, Laurie Anderson, a motion to accept the minutes as read was made by Sara Johnson, second was made by Karrie Osvold, motion carried.  

Treasurer Kristine Basilici reports the following balance sheet numbers:  $7,407 in the non-interest bearing checking account, $6,028 in the money market account, $5.00 in share savings, $8,456 in the US Bank CD, $15.00 petty cash on hand.  The August dinner profit was $586.  We have total assets of $22,111.

Membership Chair Carol Peterson reports we have a total of 300 members of which 224 are non-exempt and 76 are exempt, six of those are military.  New member Colin Laine was inducted, welcome Colin.

Old Business
·    The garage roof has been replaced many thanks to Paul Hietala and his crew for a fine job.
·    The sauna wood has been delivered and needs to be stacked.
·    The new septic tank will be installed on or about October 1st.   President  Monty  N. purchased the new tank and Shelton Excavation has offered to supply the machinery and the labor free of charge along with Monty’s assistance.  This is a savings of approximately $3000.  Thanks to both Monty and Shelton Excavation!
·    The slab for the dumpster and the basketball court will be postponed until next year.
·    An account has been set up at Caywood Country Store at the intersection of Hwy 2 and Hwy 33.  Members must present their membership card and charges are allowed for gasoline only and in approved gas containers.  We still have an account with the Frank Lloyd Wright Station in Cloquet.
·    As a reminder the field CAN be mowed with the riding lawn mower.  
New Business
·    Closing will be Saturday October 8th along with a dinner for members only.  One of the big jobs is to pull in all of the docks.  Jerry Lund has been heading this project up for the past couple of years, but in the event that he can no longer do this, would someone please step up and coordinate this project?
·    Rental responsibilities were discussed, some renters do not know or do not comply with the requirements.  A list of duties to be posted in each cabin was suggested, as well as adding it to the rental confirmation letter.  The list should include cleaning the bbq grill, cleaning the cabin bathrooms and cleaning or rinsing the outdoor garbage cans.  In addition bringing their own toilet paper and paper towels for the cabin bathrooms is suggested.  Lastly the sauna usage cannot be reserved by renters, the saunas are first come first served.  The 30 minute rule applies to all folks and the best way to handle the issue is to talk to the folks using the sauna, sometimes it can be shared by several parties.  Or if a member is taking an old fashioned sauna and using it for bathing make sure both inside doors are properly locked and the 30 minutes is the maximum time that they are locked.  
·    Non-member usage was discussed.  This is a problem that ALL members can work to eliminate.  If a non-member is suspected, please ask them for their member card.  The statement “I am a friend of so-and-so’s (a member not on site)” is NOT allowed.  Please do not allow friends access to the club without being on site with them.  Remember to lock the lodge and sauna to discourage non-members.
·    Our Facebook page has been a useful too, recently a broken sauna railing was mentioned and fixed within a short period of time.  Please utilize the Facebook page as this is a private page.  
·    All members must be aware that after use of the lodge and/or sauna, windows must be closed and doors locked.
·    The purchase of a Mutt Mitt’s stand or construction of similar was discussed, tabled to another meeting.  Carol P. will provide pricing.
·    Lorraine asked for volunteers for the September dinner and provided flyers.
Announcements
·    Susan VanDamme won the $5 drawing.
Linda Anderson made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Second by Karrie Osvold.  Meeting was adjourned at 7:30 PM
Respectfully submitted, Laurie Anderson, Secretary

Meeting minutes for May 2017

 

FINLANDIA BEACH CLUB

Minutes of the Meeting

May 8, 2017

 

The Meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.by President Monty Nickerson. 

 

Secretary Laurie read the October 2016 Meeting Minutes; a motion was made to approve as read by Steve Alaspa and a second by Keith Westerham.  The motion was passed.

 

Membership Chair Carol report that as of May 2017 there were 222 non-exempt, 77 exempt, and 5 military members, for a total of 299 members.  There are 51 on the waiting list.  At this time four graduates have applied.  Brooke Alaspa was inducted tonight.

 

Treasurer Kris reports a balance of $19,613 which consists of the non Interest bearing checking balance of $5,099, the money market balance of $6,032, a share savings balance of $5, and US Bank CD of $,477.

 

At Laskiainen 85 meals were served, and a $2 tip was received.  Total revenue after expenses was $8.  The cherry bowl profit was $57, cookbook sales $25, clothing sales $628, and raffle ticket profit after payouts and printing was $233.  Bottom line, ALL members must sell their allotted $10 of tickets!

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

  • One 2016 graduate did not attend one of the required meetings last year to be initiated.  A work schedule apparently prevented attendance.  The consensus of membership was that we must stick to our rules.  Discussion to continue regarding this grad.
  • President Monty confirmed that we still have an account with the Frank Lloyd Wright gas station in Cloquet and an account with Caywood Gas at the junction of 194 and 33.
  • Our new raft has been a target for the birds and next time a yellow one is suggested.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

  • The opening was good with about 20 people participating.  The tasks were done by 10:30 a.m.  Monty suggests next time we provide a meal for those who help during the opening. 
  • Monty discussed membership rules because there was a disgruntled wife of a member who felt she should not have to be a member and pay dues.  The rule that spouses MUST also become a member is due to the fact that if only ½ of a couple is a member, our numbers could actually swell to 600 folks utilizing the club, and we cannot support that many.  The membership present agreed.  No discussion regarding changing it was entertained.
  • New keys have been created and will be $3.00 this year.  We have had a problem with non-members obtaining keys and access to our facilities.  Monty suggests that members who request a second key be charged a fee of $25 as an incentive to be very careful with their first key. We ARE a member only club.  Guests MUST be accompanied by the member.
  • The area over the new septic is quite soft and the topsoil needs to settle, please stay off of it.  The alarm has been going off this morning due to levels above the risers, future landscaping will prevent all the rain water from running into it and boulders will be added to protect the area from traffic.
  • Monty has again contracted with the Mosquito Squad for services this summer, their service in the past has been quite satisfactory.
  • The condition and age of our docks was discussed, and will be table until the fall with the thought that over the next 5 years they be replaced with maintenance free aluminum.  In addition it was agreed that the old wooden picnic tables near the lodge be replaced as soon as possible with plastic and aluminum tables.
  • Coffee servers are needed for the 2017 monthly meetings and the sign-up will be on the bulletin board.  Thanks so much for Family Tradition for our opening meeting meal.
  • Steve Alaspa has filed out 2017 C form.
  • Lorraine L. discussed the 2017 Dinner Schedule and asked for folks to volunteer for the June Dinner to be held on June 18th Father’s Day.
  • Monty’s annual 4th of July fireworks will be July 3rd.
  • It was suggested that maybe the club could sponsor a fishing contest as a fun activity for members. 

 

Don Lahti won the $5.00 drawing.

 

 

Motion to adjourn was made by Keith Westerham with a second by Peggy Westerham.  Meeting was adjourned at 7:40 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted

Laurie Anderson Secretary

Meeting Minutes for October 2016

FINLANDIA BEACH CLUB
Minutes October 3, 2016
Meeting called to order 7 p.m.
Present:  Monty, Kris, Carol     Absent:  Laurie
Minutes of the September meeting were read by President Monty Nickerson.  
    Approval of minutes:  1st Deb Senarighi 2nd Holly Karjala
Treasurer’s report for September 2016 read by Kris Basilici.
Old Business:
·    Due to a change in ownership, Monty will stop and check on the status of the Finlandia account at the Frank Lloyd Wright gas station.
·    Monty reminded club members to always lock the lodge and saunas after each use.
·    Monty replied to an inquiry that Finlandia is a 501C7 and the club limit for cash assets remains at $25,000 (the club does not take in $25,000 a year).
·    Membership Report: 299 members, 223 non-exempt, 76 exempt with six of those military.  One grad did not attend one of the meeting during the summer as required.  A discussion ensued regarding the rules for graduate acceptance into Finlandia Beach Club.  In all prior years the graduates were required to appear at ONE official club meeting to be inducted.  However, it was brought to the attention of the board that a current graduate was scheduled to work Monday evenings and could not attend any of the meetings as required by prior practice.  It was decided that this particular issue would be revisited at the first board meeting in May of 2017.  In the interim, the graduate would be allowed to become a club member without having to attend the meeting.  
New Business
·    Monty reported that the Niemi family had gifted $25.00 and a card to the club as a “thank you” for their use of the facilities for a family event.
·    Closing will be next Saturday – please bring rakes and shovels as the new septic system grounds need to be attended to.  Monty pulled the raft and the buoys - he suggested that next time Finlandia purchases a raft we invest in one the color of yellow as this seems to dissuade use by the seagulls.  Many hours were spent removing sea gull slime from the raft.
·    Once the soil settles (in the spring) Monty will call AJs Lawn Service to finish up the needed lawn care.
·    The saunas and bathrooms were closed five days early as the new septic was scheduled to be installed during that time period.
·    Monty and Jesse Fossness tackled the daunting task of for the septic install.  Shelton excavating supplied the equipment for the work.  Monty reported that the existing tank was installed by his father in 1954.  The tank was in terrible condition as the steel had rotted and this 500 gallon void was held up by a pipe – the club is fortunate that this piece of infrastructure was replaced for surely someone could have been injured had the ground collapsed into the rotted tank.  Also, Monty found another 500 gallon cement tank.  Now, all plumbing is PVC and should last for quite some time.  An alarm has been installed with this new tank which will sound off with both a light and a buzzer when the tank needs to be emptied.  If the alarm goes off members should call the number as shown on the alarm (Oakes Septic).  The alarm is on the outside wall of the sauna just underneath the men’s bathroom window.
·    The Armory for the annual Finlandia Laskiainen celebration (which is a celebration with Finnish origins, which is associated with Shrove Tuesday and is often described as a "mid-winter sliding festival") has been booked for February 26, 2017.  Monty will take care of the armory, WKLK advertising, McDonald Rental Marquee.  After the winter holiday season, the planning meeting will be conducted at Family Tradition Restaurant.  Monty will contact Lorraine after the New Year to set the date.  
·    New shirts have been ordered to sell as Christmas presents and at Laskiainen.  T-shirts will cost $15.00 and Sweatshirts will be $30.00.  It was suggested that the shirts with prices should also be mentioned in the club’s fall newsletter.  
·    Carol Peterson introduced information about a “mutt mitt” system to help clean up dog waste.  Carol felt that Adam and Rich would be capable of building such a mechanism for the club.  If issues ensure because of misuse of the mutt mitt the club could always eliminate the mechanism.
Holly Karjala’s name was drawn for the $5.00 cash gift.
Motion by Sara Johnson, second by Karrie Osvold to adjourn the meeting. 

Meeting Minutes for June 2017

FINLANDIA BEACH CLUB  :  PO BOX 41, SAGINAW, MN
JUNE 2017 MINUTES

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M. by Vice President Jerry Lund.

The minutes of the May 2017 meeting were read by Secretary, Laurie Anderson, a motion to accept the minutes as read was made by Deb Senarighi, second was made by Randy Bergland and the motion carried.  

Treasurer Kris Basilici read the treasurers report:  the balance sheet shows total assets of $27,008 of which the non- interest bearing checking account balance is $12,493, the Money Market balance is $6033, the share savings is $5, the US Bank Certificate is $8477.

Membership Chair, Carol Peterson reports a total of 300 members of which 76 are exempt.  Over this past year a total of  14 members either dropped or passed away.  New members including graduates initiated tonight are:

New Members:                New Graduates:    
Nancy and Mike Graves            Adam Graves
Ross and Heidi Zegan            Zachary Johnson            
Ross and Heidi Zegan            Dylan Langenbrunner
Kristi Anderson                Kolby Barney
Anja Bottila                Cole Strand
Dave & Kelley Hallback

Old Business
·    Please use the rider (lawn mower) in the field.

New Business

·    The cabins were left open, nothing was missing, but BE SURE TO LOCK UP!
·    A coffee server is needed for the July 3rd meeting.
·    Lorraine L. discussed the dinner.
·    Elections for the board of officers was held.  President Monty Nickerson, Vice President Jerry Lund, Treasurer Kris Basilici, Membership Chair Carol Peterson and Secretary Laurie Anderson were all re-elect by acclimation.
·    The fireworks will be July 3rd and the monthly meeting will remain on the 3rd as well.

Announcements
·    Jim Sorenson won the $5 drawing.
Sue Solomon made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Second by Hailey Ulvi;  meeting was adjourned at 7:42 P.M.

Respectfully submitted, Laurie Anderson, Secretary

Meeting Minutes for July 2017

FINLANDIA BEACH CLUB  :  PO BOX 41, SAGINAW, MN
JULY 2017 MINUTES

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M. by President Monty Nickerson.

The minutes of the June 2017 meeting were read by Secretary, Laurie Anderson, a motion to accept the minutes as read was made by June Ulvi, second was made by Linda Anderson and the motion carried.  

Treasurer Kris Basilici read the treasurers report:  the balance sheet shows total assets of $25,737 of which the non- interest bearing checking account balance is $11,002, the Money Market balance is $6033, the share savings is $5, the US Bank Certificate is $8477, cash on hand dinners $200, and Petty Cash of $20.

Membership Chair, Carol Peterson reports a total of 300 members of which 76 are exempt.  There are 44 on the waiting list.

Old Business
·    The slab for under the dumpsters is still on the calendar for later this summer.  
New Business
·    The new $2600. mower deck was damaged just one week after purchase (the old one lasted 7 years with heavy use).  Monty had a tape indicating how far down to place the mower deck but it is obvious someone went past and through the tape.  Nobody advised Monty of having an incident with the mower.  Discussion followed regarding a solution for protecting the mowing equipment.  It is possible that Monty could weld in a stop to prevent the deck from lowering too far.  Member Jeremy Fierst volunteer to head up a mowing committee.  A motion was made by June Ulvi and a second by Randy Berglund to create such a committee and to appoint Jeremy as the Committee Chair.  Motion carried.  A sign-up sheet and contact info will be hung in the garage.  Jeremy will educate those volunteering, on the best mowing practices.
·    The septic has already been pumped 4 times this year which was not expected.  Monty discovered an issue with one of the toilet mechanisms and the fix was just $1.50 and seems to have worked.
·    The pressure tank in the sauna has been running and the bladder has failed and will be replaced.  
·    Problems with non-members using the facilities seems to be escalating.  Discussion regarding non-members using the club brings up the point that all members have a right to ask persons on-site if they are members or not.  If not they must leave.  It was noted that at times, an individual might say they are a friend of a member who is not with them, they cannot be here without being a guest of a member who is also on-site.  We have the right to call the Sheriff if need be.  Lock the saunas and the lodge if you suspect a non-member using it.  If in fact it is a member, they should have a key and their membership card with them.  If possible take names and record vehicle license plate numbers.  
·    A member reports the glass covering the light bulbs in the sauna are missing.
·    Monty advised the members that he will ask the St. Louis county plowing crew to stop turning in our yard as it invites non-members to park here for ice fishing.  Also, it is posted that our boat launch is NOT a public landing and the only use allowed outside of membership is for lake residence as we want to remain a friendly neighbor!
·    Restocking the lake might still occur this fall.
·    The mosquito spraying seems to be working so far, we do have the option to call for retreatment if a recent treatment seems to fail.
·    Lorraine Laine discussed the July dinner of Swiss Steak.  June Ulvi mentioned a problem with the lack of a key for the cupboard holding the dinner supplies, and she wanted to thank our dishwashers Randy Berglund and Brian Johnson (?).

Announcements
·    Member Jeremy Fierst announced a Potluck he is throwing on July 11th.  All are invited.
·    Theresa Saarkela won the $5 drawing.

Randy Berglund made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Second by Diane Johnson; meeting was adjourned at 7:43 P.M.

Respectfully submitted, Laurie Anderson, Secretary

Meeting Minutes for August 2017

FINLANDIA BEACH CLUB  :  PO BOX 41, SAGINAW, MN

August 2017 MINUTES

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M. Secretary Laurie Anderson.

 

The minutes of the July 2017 meeting were read by Secretary, Laurie Anderson, a motion to accept the minutes as read was made by Linda Anderson, second was made by Randy Berglund and the motion carried. 

Treasurer Kris Basilici read the treasurers report:  the balance sheet shows total assets of $23,918 of which the non- interest bearing checking account balance is $9,188, the Money Market balance is $6034, the share savings is $5, the US Bank Certificate is $8,476, cash on hand dinners $200, and Petty Cash of $15.

Membership Chair, Carol Peterson reports a total of 300 members of which 76 are exempt, 6 being military.  There are 48 on the waiting list.  Our last 2017 Graduate Ty Saarkela was inducted.

Old Business

·         Thank you to Jeremy Fierst for chairing the mowing committee! 

New Business

·         The sauna wood has been ordered and will be delivered at the end of September.  We will need volunteers to stack it.

·         The closing is October 7th and we will need folks to consider assisting on this important day!

·         The lake will not be stocked with fish again until the fall of 2018.

·         Mosquito Squad was here today to treat.

·         We need to start preparing for Laskiainen.  The selling of the raffle tickets was discussed.  Many members do not sell them and because it is one of our largest sources of revenue, perhaps we should require that members either sell the tickets, or buy them.  It was thought that this was the original intent but it hadn’t been enforced.  This discussion was tabled until the September meeting. 

·         Carolyn Collum was sending the sign-up sheet for the August dinner around and there were flyers available to take for posting around town.  Saturday helpers were sadly lacking for the July Dinner.  Members are strongly encouraged to assist and get their hours in while working these popular dinner fund raisers.  Sharon True will be calling for donations. 

·         The lodge kitchen has been utilized and left in a mess quite often lately.  Members MUST clean up after themselves! 

·         Mary Lukkarila has volunteered to serve at our next meeting and is looking for someone to partner with her.

·         The garage key was missing members MUST return it to the lodge after using it.

 

Announcements

Randy Berglund won the $5 drawing and donated it back to the club.

June Ulvi made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Second by Gail Ulvi; meeting was adjourned at 7:23 P.M.

 

Respectfully submitted, Laurie Anderson, Secretary

Meeting Minutes for September 2017

FINLANDIA BEACH CLUB  :  PO BOX 41, SAGINAW, MN

 September 2017 MINUTES

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M. President Monty Nickerson.

 

The minutes of the August 2017 meeting were read by Secretary, Laurie Anderson, a motion to accept the minutes as read was made by Link Kemi, second was made by June Ulvi and the motion carried. 

 

Treasurer Kris Basilici read the treasurers report:  the balance sheet shows total assets of $23,980 of which the non- interest bearing checking account balance is $9,254, the Money Market balance is $6,034, the share savings is $5, the US Bank Certificate is $8,457, cash on hand dinners $200, and Petty Cash of $10.

 

Membership Chair, Carol Peterson reports a total of 300 members of which 76 are exempt, 6 being military.  There are 50 on the waiting list. 

Old Business

·         Jeremy Fierst and the mowing crew are doing a great job.

·         Monty spoke to the fish hatchery regarding stocking next year.  There have been reports of some walleye already being caught in the lake and there is still hope that with residents of the lake doing the stocking, we are creating private equity in the lake and the lake will remain private, with no public access to motorized traffic.    

New Business

·         Closing date is Saturday, October 7th and Mojakka will served for members only.  The raft is out already, but docks still need to be taken out as well as buttoning up the lodge and the cabins. 

·         Four cords of wood were ordered this year vs five as five was too much last year.  It may not be here by closing and will remain for those wanting to get more hours in by stacking.  Follow our Facebook page to see when it is delivered.

·         There was a report of smokers in Cabin #1 which left an unpleasant odor for the renters the following week.  Smoking is NOT allowed in the cabins, persons caught smoking may be denied use of the cabins.  Not only is the odor unpleasant, smoking in these old cabins is dangerous. 

·         The new picnic tables will be picked up next week.  The consensus of membership present was to give away our old wooden tables to anyone who wants them, first come first served, and recipients must haul them away.

·         The date for Laskiainen in 2018 will be Feb. 11th.  Selling of the raffle tickets was discussed and membership present agree that we must revert to past practice and require each member to sell their tickets or buy them.  Maybe a flyer on colored paper can be added to the end of year letter.

·         The Sampo Mojakka dinner will be Saturday September 16th.

·         The telephone in the lodge is out due to vandalism and wires that were cut in the area.  A large number of folks are out and the telephone company is trying to resolve the situation and to find the culprits.

·         The August dinner was short of helpers again, although some members who came just to dine, stayed to help.  The sign-up list for the September dinner was being passed around and as always Sharon True will call for donations.  We really need to encourage volunteerism in order to continue our tradition of Sunday Dinners during our summer season which is one of our best fund raisers.

·         Lorraine Laine requested some updates to the kitchen primarily a new commercial stove and additional storage.  Link Kemi will take a look at putting a new pantry type cupboard where the old wood stove is situated.  The old wood stove could be sold as it is a desirable antique.  Other issues include the hot water tank, and brown water out of the well.  

 

Announcements

 

    Don Liimatainen won the $5 drawing.

 

Linda Anderson made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Second by Randy Berglund; meeting was adjourned at 7:39 P.M.

 

Respectfully submitted, Laurie Anderson, Secretary

Meeting Minutes for October 2017

Finlandia Beach Club:  PO Box 41, Saginaw, MN

 

Meeting Minutes

 

 

October 2, 2017

 

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 P.M. by Treasurer Kris Basilici

 

The minutes of the September 2017 meeting were read by Membership Chair, Carol Peterson, a motion to accept the minutes as read was made by Holly Karjala, second was made by Sara Johnson and the motion carried.    

 

Treasurer Kris Basilici read the treasurer’s report:  the balance sheet shows total assets of $23,218 of which the non-interest bearing checking account balance is $8,696, the Money Market balance is $6,035, the share savings is $5, the US Bank Certificate is $8,477, and Petty Cash of $10.   

 

Membership Chair, Carol Peterson reports a total of 300 members of which 76 are exempt, 6 being military.  There are 48 on the waiting list.

 

New Business

 

·         Closing will be this Saturday – people are needed for the following tasks (especially meant for members who need hours):

 

o   Clean cabins

 

o   Stack wood

 

o   Pull docks out of the lake

 

o   Winterizing the sauna with the opportunity for someone to shadow Monty to learn how to do this task

 

o   Mojakka will be served to the helpers

 

·         Five cords of wood was delivered instead of four in order to match the order from last year

 

·         New picnic tables cannot be purchased until spring of next year as they are not in stock until then (seasonal item)

 

·         The telephone in the lodge is back in service

 

·         Monty has contacted Upper Lakes Food regarding the purchase of a commercial grade stove.  Two different types of stoves were offered the prices were either $2,999.46 or $3,704.80.  Lorraine mentioned that the weight of the stove must be taken into consideration because of the condition of the floors in the lodge.

 

·         Laskiainen will be held on Sunday, February 11, 2018.  The armory has been secured by Monty as well as a verbal agreement for the music with a Finnish band which Finlandia had two years ago.  Also secured is the marquee sign from MacDonald Rental.  A radio announcement will also be obtained. 

 

·         Duties for Laskiainen – Members need to commit for our club’s fund raiser/celebration of our Finnish heritage

 

·         Discussion about not returning deposits to people if they smoke in the (non-smoking) cabins took place.  Nothing was decided at this time.

 

·         Discussion about numerous “tent” residents ensued regarding if and when money should be collected for tents.  It was pointed out that some sizes are assessed and others, such as pup tents, are not.  Some wondered if there should be a maximum number of tents allowed per cabin or if additional monies should be charged for any tents, no matter what the size.  A motion was made by Deb Senarighi, seconded by Kari (?) to table this issue until the first meeting in 2018 and the motion passed.  After, a question was asked as to why the financial summary did not include an item for the deposit of the tent monies.  The financial summary that is given at the monthly meetings includes any such money collected and is noted in the monies for the cabin rentals.  When the deposit are made it is noted at that time what the deposit is for i.e. tent payment, or cabin payment, etc.

 

 

 

Announcements

 

·         Ashley Heehn won the $5 drawing

 

 

 

Holly Karjala made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Second by Sara Johnson, meeting was adjourned at 7:20 P.M. 

Meeting Minutes for May 2018

FINLANDIA BEACH CLUB

 

Minutes of the Meeting

 

May 14, 2018

 

 

 

The Meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by President Monty Nickerson. 

 

 

 

Secretary Laurie Anderson read Minutes of the October 2017 meeting; motion by Gail Peil and 2nd by June Ulvi, motion carried.

 

 

 

Membership Chair Carol Petersons reports that as of May 2018 there were 213 non-exempt, 68 exempt, and 7 military members, for a total of 273 members.  There are 57 on the waiting list.  Nine have dropped or are deceased.  It may be possible to add ten new members, two of which will be 2018 grads.

 

 

 

Treasurer Kris Basilici reported total assets of $20,905 with the non-interest bearing checking account at $6,185, the share savings at $5, the US Bank CD at $8,477 and cash on hand $200.  reported   Total profit from Laskiainen was $1,242. 

 

 

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

 

 

  • Monty researched some pricing on a larger or commercial stove for the lodge but they are very expensive so elected to wait to purchase one as the old stove still works
  • The new docks will be purchase this fall rather than this spring.
  • Three new picnic tables near the lodge were purchase this spring as they were not available last fall.  If we like them more will be purchased for the cabins.
  • Opening day had few members who participated but most everything was completed.

 

 

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

 

 

  • The board has made a decision to change up how our monthly dinners are run.  A different lead person will hopefully step up and take a month.  That person will come up with a crew and menu.  There are four dinners and they our best fund raisers so please volunteer.  Dave and Kelly Hallback will take the lead for the August meeting.  The Board will work on the first dinner June 17th and will do the very popular meatball dinner.  Folks can be creative and maybe change the menu some if they’d like.  We will now save a bit of work by using heavy duty paper plates which will also save the amount of grease in the septic system.  
  • The raffle tickets for Laskiainen are not being sold by the members as required.  Each couple should be getting two books.  We only get a fraction back.  We need to utilize this form of fund raising as taxes are taking ½ of our income.  If folks do not step up, we may have to resort to raising dues or assessing $10 to each member who does not sell theirs.  This discussion was tabled to the June meeting.
  • Rules regarding tents was discussed.  Each cabin is allowed only one big tent and maybe a pub tent for kids.  Pub tents are free and a big tent is $20 a night.  Monty will collect at the end of the week for the nights the tents are up.  This is also on the honor system, if you have not been approached please bring what you owe to a meeting.  Recently a large wedding tent was utilizing our field which was fine, but then quite a few tents with overnighters occurred and this is not allowed, as stated, the rule is just one large tent per cabin and those utilizing the tents must be a guest of a cabin, we cannot accommodate the number of people that may stay after an event.  That is not what reserving the lodge or having an event is intended for.
  • The cabins are needing paint again, especially the blue trim, which is made at L&M and is called Finlander Blue.  Monty suggests we revisit the idea of maintenance free siding.  It looks nice and will assist in the longevity of the exterior.  We would lose the large screened windows that swing up in the porches of Cabin 2 and 3 but perhaps large sliding windows could be installed to mimic that effect.  The decision has been tabled to another meeting.
  • The lake will stocked again this fall with the residents of the Lake pitching in and maybe a club donation.  Monty will place an order in 3-4 weeks for approximately 30,000 6-8” fingerlings of the St. Louis strain of walleye.  There have been reports of 10-12” walleye being caught that may have been from the previous efforts to stock.  The hopes are that if this private lake is stocked it will keep the DNR away.
  • Jeremy Fierst will again head up the mowing schedule. His number is in the garage.  As a reminder the field can be mowed with the rider.  We now have two riders as the old one was repaired.  So there is no excuse, anyone over 16 can mow!
  • Volunteers are needed for brush cutting in the section of pines on the corner between the garage and the entrance.  When a crew can be assembled a wood chipper will be rented.  Volunteers would need small chainsaws, and branch trimming equipment.  The plan is to just cut it low and leave the stumps as there is no activity in that area. The brush is choking out the pines.  
  • McDonald rental is selling out their rental equipment.  The membership present all agreed that Monty should bid on the Marquee that we use for Laskiainen.  We’ve rented it for a number of years at $78 so if we owned it we could use if for dinners and other events. 
  • The telephone is back and Northland Fire has certified all the fire extinguishers. 
  • Monty reminds all members that power loading boats is NOT allowed at the fishing dock.  This causes damage that is expensive to fix.  Boats must be winched!
  • The screen door in the lodge is in disrepair and Monty will replace it.
  • Coffee servers for the meetings are needed for July and August the sign-up will be on the board.
  • June Ulvi stated that quite a few showed up for the first meeting which was postponed.  We need a way to alert those members who do not have social media.  A list will be created with updated phone numbers for someone to call them.  Please let the board know who you are. 
  • A cement slab for the garbage bins is still being considered.  Monty will confer with Jerry Lund.
  • The cabin in and out times are listed differently on the rental letters.  Elsa Johnson will send out a letter to each renter this year with the corrected time of noon for checking in and out.
  • The calling for rentals was discussed and this year there were phone issues.  It is not a perfect science and the phone calling is still deemed the best method.  Those who had rented in the past year have one week to call before all others.  If you do not get through you MUST leave a message as the person in charge will call back, when she is able in the order they are received.  Also you can continue to try to call to get in.  If anyone has a better solution they certainly can bring it up as a meeting for consideration.
  • Federated will continue doing our propane this year.

 

 

 

Gail Ulvi won the $5.00 drawing.

 

 

 

 

 

Motion to adjourn was made by Randy Berglund and a 2nd by Jeremy Fierst.  The meeting was adjourned at 7:50 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Laurie Anderson

Meeting Minutes for June 2018

FINLANDIA BEACH CLUB

Minutes of the Meeting

June 4 2018

 

The Meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by President Monty Nickerson. 

 

Secretary Laurie Anderson read Minutes of the May 2018 meeting; a motion to accept the minutes as read was made by Linda Anderson and 2nd by Earl Ulvi, motion carried.

 

Membership Chair Carol Peterson reports that as of May 2018 there were 230 non-exempt members, 70 exempt members, of which 6 are military members.  There are 57 on the waiting list.  A total of 17 dropped or passed away, and 15 new members will be added, of which two are graduates, Derek Lund and Jed Anich.

 

The new members voted in tonight are:

Darren Johnson           Vanessa Johnson         Craig Johnson             Rory Zack       Vanessa Zack (deployed)

Cody Zack                  Amy Issendorf            Trent Issendorf           Duane Hansen             Mark Jackson

John Johnson               Robin Johnson            Don Liimatainen Jr.    Derek Lund (graduate)

Welcome new members!        

Treasurer Kris Basilici reported total assetsst of $25,025 with the non-interest bearing checking account at $10,620, the money market account at $6,039, the share savings at $5, the US Bank CD at $8,476 and cash on hand $200.  reported   

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

  • Discussion resumed regarding the raffle tickets for Laskiainen.  The tickets are required to be sold by members, that is a book of ten for each member which means two books for a married couple.  If unsold the member should be assessed. A motion was made by Gail Peil and a 2nd by Jerry Lund to require the sale or assessment, motion carried.
  • Some brush cutting was done by Paul Hietala, John Hietala and Al Huhta.  Thank you guys!
  • The lodge screen door has been replaced.
  • Monty placed a bid of $100 on the McDonald Rental marquee sign.  No news yet.
  • Garbage service has been restored with A-1, the pick-up is every Thursday.
  • Most comments about the new picnic tables have been positive.  Members present all agreed that an additional picnic table for closer to the saunas should be obtained. 
  • Monty researched some pricing for possible siding at the cabins and big windows to replace the ones that swing up to create the screen porch.  The windows can be purchased from the Project Center at good pricing, but no white siding was available at this time.  To do the work ourselves we must find a member with the experience and the tools.  New member Darren Johnson said he has the tools.  Monty will continue to look for the white siding. 

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

  • From now on, the key for the mower will be kept in the mower.  Coordinating getting the key to whomever volunteers has been difficult with only one key.  All are reminded to go slow in the field as there are roots and rocks.  The mower deck has been permanently locked at the lowest position allowed.    
  • The paddle-boat is falling apart and a new one should be purchased and they are on sale at L&M now.  A motion to purchase was made by Beth Chartier and a 2nd by Jeremy Fierst, motion carried.
  • Monty hired Dr. Mosquito for spraying this year as their pricing was better.  They use the same equipment and the same product and will retreat at no cost if needed.
  • Coffee servers are need for the July meeting and one is needed to help Mary Lukkarila in August.
  • Monty reminded members that we ALL have the right to ask for membership cards as we’ve had non-members on site recently.  Monty checks when folks are launching boats, lake residents are allowed to launch in the spring and take out again in the fall, non-members are not allowed unless with a member. 
  • The dinner in June is the 17th, please sign up to donate and/or work the dinner.  Deb Senarighi suggests we create a limit for the money spent on food for the dinners as we now have new folks heading up each dinner.  Treasurer Kris will come up with an average spent monthly from last year’s receipts.  We are now making it easier by using heavy duty paper plates and plastic utensils.  This eliminates grease in the septic and eases the work load for the kitchen helpers.  It’s about time we changed things up and there is plenty of work around the club for others who want to get their hours in.
  • A request was made to purchase a new grill for the lodge, Monty will pick one up.
  • Monty is still coordinating with Jerry Lund for the slab under the garbage cans.
  • A list of members without social media should be created, please advise one of the board members if you’d like to be on that list.

 

ELECTIONS

 

All the current board members were re-elected by acclimation.

Monty Nickerson, President.  Jerry Lund, Vice-President, Laurie Anderson, Secretary, Kris Basilici, Treasurer, Carol Peterson, Membership Chair.

 

Gail Peil won the $5.00 drawing.

 

 

Motion to adjourn was made by Earl Ulvi and a 2nd by Beth Chartier.  The meeting was adjourned at 7:46 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Laurie Anderson

 

Meeting Minutes for July 2018

FINLANDIA BEACH CLUB

 

Minutes of the Meeting

 

July 2, 2018

 

 

 

The Meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by President Monty Nickerson. 

 

Secretary Laurie Anderson read the Minutes of the June 2018 meeting; a motion to accept the minutes as read was made by Beth Chartier and 2nd by Gail Ulvi, motion carried.

 

Membership Chair Carol Peterson reports that as of July 2018 there were 220 non-exempt members, 71 exempt members, of which 6 are military members. 

 

 The new members voted in tonight are:  Jed Anich and Jasmin Zack.  Welcome new members!    

 Treasurer Kris Basilici reported total assets of $25,391 with the non-interest bearing checking account at $10,650, the money market account at $6,039, the share savings at $5, the US Bank CD at $8,477 and cash on hand $200 and petty cash of $20. 

 

 OLD BUSINESS

 

·         Mowing is still an issue, volunteerism is at an all-time low.  Please encourage those you know who need hours to consider mowing.  Discussion continued as to how to ensure this gets done, one suggestion was to require whomever is renting a cabin do some mowing while there.  Another suggestion was to have a person calling to ask for volunteers or more Facebook messages.  We are ALL owners and must step up.

 

·         The lodge refrigerator cannot be repaired, a new one has been ordered and will arrive Thursday.

 

·         Monty was overbid for the marquee from McDonalds Rental.  In addition, he received a $15,000 bid from Millers Roofing for siding the cabins to understand what this project may cost.  We will wait for the Project Center to obtain white siding and proceed to reside with member volunteers.

 

·         One new picnic table has been purchased and placed near the saunas as requested.

 

·         Two new paddle boats were purchased from L&M at sale prices.

 

·         A new grill was purchase for use at the lodge.

 

 

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

·         The June dinner hosted by the board was a success.  The budget numbers have been determined and the range should be $250 to $300.  Groups hosting must stick to the budget.  A few comments, were that the crowd missed having coleslaw and the potatoes were delicious.

 

·         Monty states, now that he’s been involved in a dinner he realizes the problem with the electrical in the lodge.  Several appliances cannot run at the same time, circuits were popping and to remedy this an extension cord had to be run across the room and the hot water heater was unplugged. The electrical may need repair or replacement soon.

 

·         The July dinner will be pulled pork and volunteers are needed.  The hosts were not at the meeting,

 

June Ulvi and Suzanne Anich volunteered and their contact info was taken to be passed on to the hosts.

 

·         To alleviate some of the current issues with the electrical during the dinners, Monty purchased two chafing dishes and sterno.

 

·         The new Finlandia aprons were brought in by Sara Johnson.  Two larger and two smaller ones.  They are very nice looking thank-you Sara.

 

·         Dr. Mosquito treated the area today in preparation for the 4th of July.  Fireworks will be on the 3rd.

 

·         The stocking of the lake will occur in October.  Six thousand dollars of Walleye fingerlings sized 6-8 inches were ordered.  In the past the majority of the funds needed were donated by the lake residents and the club had donated $800.  A motion was made by Suzanne Anich and 2nd by June Ulvi to donate $800, motion carried.

 

·         A member reports that one of the railings on the swim dock needs repair.

 

·         John Basilici reports that the taxes have been filed. 

 

·         Member Lisa Johnson addressed the members present to request a waiver of the $30 for a new key as she left her key elsewhere when she was living out of town over the past winter.  The general consensus of the members present was that the fee should not be waived.  This rule is in place to discourage members from giving their keys to non-members, which has been a huge issue for us.

The board members expressed a huge thank you to the many volunteers, some who put in many hours.  Thanks to Family Tradition, Sara and John Johnson and family standing in the kitchen now.  Thanks to Karrie Osvold and Tami Rodd who help in the kitchen often and are also standing there now.  Thanks to June Ulvi and Elsie Erickson long time members who are exempt but continue to support the club.  Thanks to Mary Lukkarila for setting up and administering our Facebook page and Deb Senarighi who helps on Facebook and manages our website.  We cannot get all of the folks thanked by name but hopefully you all know who you are and take pride in the work that you do. 

 Sara Johnson won the $5.00 drawing.

 Motion to adjourn was made by Haily Ulvi and a 2nd by Beth Chartier.  The meeting was adjourned at 7:45 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted by Secretary Laurie Anderson