Upper Red Lake Area Association Meeting Minutes
LICENSE # 02724
June 20, 2017

I.Call to order
Board Member, Tim Waldo, (In the absence of President, Patsy Petrowske) called to order the regular meeting of the URLAA at 7:04 pm on June 20, 2017 at West Wind Resort.

II.Gambling Report
Gambling Manager, Lisa Jaeger, presented the May 2017 gambling report. Motion to accept the gambling report as presented and pay bills was made by Joe Corcoran and seconded by Jon Petrowske. Unanimous

a)Kim Lindner, representing the Northome Summer School Academy, requested $1500.00 to help fray the cost of transportation for their summer program, which includes 3 field trips. Jon Petrowske brought up the URLAA by-laws, which state that to be eligible for a grant, you must first be a member. Discussion followed. Motion was made by Jon Petrowske and seconded by Bobbi Oen to table request until membership could be obtained. Unanimous

b)Libby Wickum requested $500.00 for the Bear Country Shoot but also stated that she was not a member of URLAA. It was brought up that we have always done this grant is the past. More discussion. Motion was made by Jon Petrowske to table request until membership could be obtained. Todd Mortenson called an objection to the motion and had membership forms printed for the requestor. Jon Petrowske then rescinded his motion to table the grant but reinforced his position and discontent with tabling one grant then awarding the second for the same circumstance. Motion was made by Todd Mortenson and seconded by Kellie Halvorson to grant request. Unanimous

c)Blackduck Dollars for Scholars request was a no show and thus, declined.

d)The Kelliher/Northome Mustangs Summer Strong Program, represented by Jon and Clyde Jensen, requested $1,500.00 to purchase a grill, food and sweatshirts. This program was started this year to not only promote overall strength and health of the students but to hopefully encourage more participation in school sports. There are roughly 25 kids participating. Motion was made by Jon Petrowske and seconded by Bobbi Oen to grant $1000.00 of the grant (for grill and food) and if needed in the future they can reapply for the remaining $500.00. Unanimous

e)Dan Persons, representing Kevin Waldo, requested $1500.00 for the Waskish Township Golf Green Project. The funds would be used to improve the landscaping around the golf green by improving the grass and adding wooden fencing. Bobbi Oen made a motion to grant the request. Seconded by Kellie Halvorson. Unanimous

f)Dan Persons, representing Kevin Waldo, also presented a grant on behalf of the Waskish Township Softball Fields for $2500.00. The funds would be used to purchase flags (one for each branch of the military and an American), poles and concrete to set them. Motion was made by Todd Mortenson and seconded by Jo Ann Erickson to grant $1500.00 for the American flag set-up. They should reapply for another grant for remainder. Unanimous

IV.Approval of minutes from the last meeting
Motion was made by Todd Mortenson to accept the May minutes as presented. Seconded by Jo Ann Erickson. Unanimous

V.Treasurer’s Report
  Treasurer, Kellie Halvarson, presented the treasurers report. CD’s total $12,388.89. The balance of the checking and savings accounts is $18,166.27. It was brought up that the check made out to Lisa Jaeger for supplies and postage, in the amount of $40.26, should have come out of the gambling fund account. Lisa Jaeger will reimburse the general account from the gambling account. Motion to accept as presented – with the reimbursement being made by Lisa Jaeger - was made by Bobbi Oen and seconded by Joe Corcoran. Unanimous

VI.New Members--none

VII.Old Business--none

VIII.New Business
a) Director, Jon Petrowske, requested to speak. The URLAA general operating account is running out of money. Memberships are down. We need to crack down on memberships and focus on spending more money locally. Todd Mortenson inquired on funds raised at the Kelliher Fire and Rescue Benefit - Fish Fry. In the past, they have split the money raised with the URLAA. Discussion  

b) The AIS/Decontamination partnership between the URLAA, Beltrami County, MN DNR and The Red Lake Band was discussed. Nothing is official, just speculation at this point. The Red Lake Nation has expressed willingness to participate with some funding. Discussion

IX.Next meeting July 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm

  Motion was made by Joe Corcoran and seconded by Jon Petrowske to adjourn at 7:50 pm. Unanimous

  Minutes respectfully submitted by: Secretary Ann Westphall.

Please feel free to read through minutes of the Upper Red Lake Area Association most recent meeting and look below at some of the great things that have been done to promote and enhance the Upper Red Lake Area, the economic, commercial, and social interests of its inhabitants.  

Please check the EVENTS page to see the next months meeting agenda as it becomes available, new and old business to be discussed in the Upper Red Lake Area . 

​Meetings are on the third Tuesday of every month at 7 PM

(Monthly minutes are one month behind due to approval of minutes at following monthly meeting.)

Upper Red Lake Area Association 
Monthly Minutes & Grant Information

President- Patsy Petrowske
Vice President- Todd Mortenson
Gambling Manager- Lisa Jaeger
Secretary- Ann Westphall
Treasurer-  Kellie Halverson

Board of Directors
Tim Waldo
Jon Petrowske
Kevin Waldo
Robin Dwight ​
JoAnn Erickson