Upper Red Lake Area Association Meeting Minutes
LICENSE # 02724
May 16, 2017

I.Call to order
President, Patsy Petrowske, called to order the regular meeting of the URLAA at 7:07 pm on May 16, 2017 at West Wind Resort.

II.Gambling Report
Gambling Manager, Lisa Jaeger, presented the April 2017 gambling report. The URLAA achieved a 5 Star Rating (1st time ever)! Motion to accept the gambling report as presented and pay bills was made by Jon Petrowske and seconded by Kellie Halvarson. Unanimous

a)Brittany Ungerecht, representing the Mustang Volleyball Team, requested $625.00 to have the Bemidji State University head coach, assistant coach and two players come to speak, direct and work with the Mustang Volleyball Team (Volleyball Camp). About 15 students, 9th through 12th grade, will benefit. Motion was made by Ann Westphall and seconded by Betty Mohs to grant request. Unanimous 
b)Robyn Dwight requested $350.00 on behalf of the Waskish Township to provide lunches for the Kelliher students, bus drivers and chaperones that participated in cleaning the ditches of garbage. Motion was made by Jon Petrowske and seconded by Jo Ann Erickson to grant request. Unanimous
c)Betty Mohs, representing the Kelliher School Yearbook, requested $1000.00 to help reduce the cost of the yearbook for our community and provide free yearbooks for the senior students. Motion was made by Jo Ann Erickson and seconded by Jon Petrowske to grant request. Unanimous
d)The Kelliher School Summer Adventures program, represented by Carly Amsden, requested $1,000.00 to help offset some of the costs for supplies used and transportation costs. About 80-85 students participate in the program. Motion was made by Jon Petrowske and seconded by Kellie Halvarson. Unanimous
e)Diane Mostad, on behalf of the North Beltrami Heritage Center, requested $850.00 to expand their military exhibit commemorating the 100th year anniversary of World War I. Patsy Petrowske made a motion to grant the request. Seconded by Betty Mohs. Unanimous

IV.Approval of minutes from the last meeting
Motion was made by Jon Petrowske to accept the April minutes as presented. Seconded by Kellie Halvarson. 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 $17,569.28. Motion to accept as presented was made by Jon Petrowske and seconded by Ann Westphall. Unanimous

VI.New Members—none

VII.Old Businessa) Membership drive options were discussed.
b) Billing for memberships - separate invoice in newsletter. Jon Petrowske to talk with Kevin Waldo.

VIII.New Business
a) Thank you cards were received for the following grants: Close-Up members for trip to Washington DC, Northome School for Easter Egg Hunt, Northome Lightning Bolts and Turtle Robotics teams, Lutheran Social Services for Meals on Wheels and Kelliher School Ditch Garbage Pickup Crew.

b) AIS/Decontamination partnering with the County, Red Lake Band and DNR – There are Federal monies available to match URLAA and the DNR’s grants and the Red Lake Band (very concerned about AIS) is also enthused to help get equipment in place to decontaminate boats.

IX.Next meeting June 20, 2017 at 7:00 pm

  Motion was made by Betty Mohs and seconded by Ann Westphall to adjourn at 8:14 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