April 15th, 2012

Via Conference Call

Members Present:  Mark Gunkel, Ed Shoemaker, Jim Phelps

Opening Prayer:  Ed Shoemaker

Minutes Approved as corrected

Treasure’s Report:

Draft Budget on Google Docs, $10,611.78 Bank Account, $2,350.99 PayPal

Registrars Report:

6-9 Spots open Camp 1, 7 Spots open Camp 5, 7-10 spots open camp 7

Speaker Report:

Kevin committed to camp 3, Ron Hugh is considering camp 7

Old Business:


New Business:

Budget:  Ed has crafted a draft budget on Google docs and shared it with all of us.  We did a little work on it including:  reducing the campers to 76, adjusting the halibut donations to show $1000 profit after deducting the fuel and tackle, offset the $500 allocated expense to Meps with $500 income in tackle sales, Added halibut poles and looked at maintenance costs, looked at utility costs.  Depending on legal costs most of the new items look workable with the exception of maybe the new van.  This depends on what that would cost us with possible camper help.  Jim will explore this.  We will revisit the budget next week before approving.

FREEZER:  Jim announced that he has been working on freezer options but does not have quite enough information to make a recommendation.  There are now two options to consider – The Schwan’s freezer and another 20’ x 8’ or so van body freezer that runs on either a diesel engine or 220 3 phase plug in.  The body is on a 1999 Mitsubishi diesel truck (27’ OA length) and they want $8000 for the truck and freezer.  They might separate and will get back to him on cost for freezer only.  The owner of the Schwan freezer will donate it to the camp in exchange for an receipt letter from Jim’s church.  The church has agreed to provide it.  In another week or so he should have more numbers on cost and shipping.  The Schwan freezer plates are reported to have gotten cold when plugged in.

Speaker Guidelines:  No action yet but still on the list.  Jim and Ed are too email thoughts to Mark who will draft a copy for review at the next meeting.

Legal Travel:  Travel expense for Chuck to come down was approved.

Outboard:  It was approved to have Mark pursue and purchase 2 stroke 40hp outboard if able.

Next Meeting Sunday, April 22 4pm PST via conference call (916) 209-4534

Meeting Adjourned


Matt (left) will be coming in May. There are a couple more guys strongly considering coming as well. It should be a great time. They will be working independently during the day and after I get done teaching school we will hit the water to see what we can find. There is no cost – to you – just get yourself up here. There is room for 1 or two more.

June 15-24 +/- Building crew – we can take a few more. We will be putting up another sleeping cabin and hopefully installing a walk in freezer. Yes, I said a WALK IN FREEZER.

Openings: Week of June 24th we can take 6-9 people, Week of July 22 we can take up to 7 people, Week of Aug 5 we can take up to 7 people. There are two different groups eying the July camp but no takers yet. Pass the word around – And if you know someone who NEEDs to be here and does not have the money let us know. We do have scholarship opportunities.

2013 – Only a few spots left. Call or email Jim or Debbie Dahl to book. debbiedahl@bridgemail.com (208) 308-1629

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