Lake of the Woods Steam
and Gas Engine Association
Minutes of annual meeting February 25, 2017
opened at Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church basement by President, Troy
Comstock, at 2:13PM. Minutes of the February 21, 2016 Annual
Meeting were read by Secretary, William Olson. Troy Comstock
moved minutes be accepted, Seconded by Elliott Olson. Treasurer's
report was presented by Cory Sharf for Treasurer, Steve
LaDuke. Elliott moved report be accepted, Phil Harder
seconded. Both motions were carried.
Kitchen building repair of the West wall needs to be finished this
year, The East wall was done last year, West wall will be easier
& will be discussed at our May Directorís meeting.
More discussion of becoming a Non Profit
Organization. We donít have a copy of the Signed By-Laws that
anybody can find. We may also need a copy of the Articles of
Incorporation to do so. Smitty Jeffrey will check with the
Secretary of State Office to see if they can find the By-Laws on
file. (NOTE: Secretary, William Olson did find a copy of the
Articles of Incorporation after this yearís Annual meeting, which he
will pass on to Smitty.)
We did build a new Ticket Booth last summer just before the show opened.
There was discussion of Rebuilding or repairing the Bandstand, but was
tabled for now. The Dining Hall/Kitchen has higher
priority. Ramps for Pioneer Home & Taylor Bird School
also put on hold.
Beth Fish will order more Can Coolers (Cozies) to sell if
needed. Tee & Sweat Shirt supply also needs to be
checked into & ordered as needed.
Itís not known whether any Arial Photos were taken of the show last
year or not. It was suggested that if someone has a
Drone with camera or has use of one, we could do it this year.
The new Steam Show Web site is still in process of being developed.
It was decided to put a Steam Traction Engine Spark Show on the buttons
Benches on the North side of the Flea Market building need to be
repaired or rebuilt.
Some suggestions: Rip a log lengthways to make a bench, buy some
treated 2 X 12Ē plank & have them fold up against the building
to mow under them. There will be more discussion & planning at
the Directorís meeting in May & during the Summer.
Paige and Kayla Jeffrey did a good job of taking over the kitchen for
the show. There were very few complaints. Good job
As far as we know, Rick Christian will BBQ the pork for our Pork Roast
Dinner this coming year as well and help by BBQing some of the food
stuff for the Dining Hall.
Need to work up some ground in the spring and plant grain for
threshing. Need to borrow some proper size implements for the
The Spring Directorís Meeting was set for May 7, at 2:00 PM on the
Next yearís Annual Meeting was set for Saturday, February 24, 2018 at
Election of Directors: Steven LaDuke & Philip
Harderís directors terms were up. Nominations were
opened for directors. Emil Olson moved that the Secretary
cast a unanimous ballot to reinstall Steve and Phil as directors.
Elliott seconded the motion, motion was carried.
Meeting adjourned at 3:50 pm by Troy Comstock.
William Olson, Secretary