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Minutes of GOLA General Meeting August 31, 2013

Meeting called to order at 11:11 AM

Introductions of board members in attendance: Mike Rancour, Harold "H" Peterson, Mike Story, Sara Story, Miles Johnson, Dan Menden, Kathy Royce, and George Chuba.

New property owner introductions: Sandy and John Swanson, Rudy and Mary Johnson (Both on Lake O'Brien)

Minutes from summer meeting: motion approved to waive reading of the minutes and aprove minutes as posted to the website and circulated at the meeting.

Balances in accounts: General $5877.88, Fish $1136.86 and Emergency $2021.24. The fish stocking will be done again in fall of 2014.

Mike Story nominated and approved for treasurer.
Harold Peterson nominated and approved for co-chair.
Miles Johnson nominated and approved for Goodrich board member.
Dan Menden nominated and approved for O'Brien board member.

Reminder of Mary Shimp's party on O'Brien today at 5 pm.

O'Brien old launch: Will be open Sun, Sept 1, from 3-5 pm and Oct 19 from 1-3 pm

O'Brien new launch update: Email was sent out to DNR for status update but have not received a response yet. Mike Rancour will post to GOLA website if he receives a reply.

New business: none

Mike Rancour presented the trailer from the US Forest dvd about invasive species. The free dvd is available for all: website is Can also call to receive dvd: #218-726-8106. Dvd can be downloaded at May write a letter to ask for dvd to be mailed:
MN Sea Grant
144 Chester Park
31 West College Street
Duluth, MN 55812

Meeting adjurned at 11:34 am