MAKE PLANS to ATTEND:
Saturday 17 August, Moonlight Paddle. Meet at Eagle Lake's North side access at 7:30 p. m. Please bring a night light: a flashlight works but preferably a head lamp.
Tuesday 20 August, Potluck Picnic and Paddle on Lake Elysian in Janesville. ( Formerly Sportsmen's Park, now called Lake View Park. )
Dean Peterson will bring Club canoes on a trailer and Mark Bosacker will bring the War Canoe for use before and after eating. 6 p. m. is start time for the meal. George Fasnacht will bring home-cooked hot dogs + buns for all participants. A crew will clean the eating area before 6 p. m.
Saturday 14 September. Moonlight Paddle. Meet at 'the church' at 6 p.m. Watch for more details.
P O C Aug. 2019 Business Meeting Minutes
Tuesday 6 August 2019, Belgrade Ave. Methodist Church
President Mark Bosacker called the meeting to order at 7:02 p. m.
President Mark, V-P Brad Nawrocki, Treasurer George Fasnacht and Secretary Michael Sponberg. Also, Gary Dingler, Debra Malmanger and Dean Peterson.
Debra Malmanger moved to approve. George Fasnacht seconded. Consensus approval.
Treasurer George Fasnacht stated the Club has $ 1,514.15 in our checking account. No bills were presented.
President Mark noted the MSU-M Water Resources Center and Blue Earth County History Museum will present a "We are Water, Minnesota" display in Mankato, October-December in 2020. Watch for more details.
Mark also noted Lisa Lindberg at Amboy Cottage Cafe will present "Peddle, Paddle and Hike," a community program focusing on the Dodd Ford Bridge, Sunday 8 September.
It was all smiles following an announcement that a Poly Met mining permit had been blocked !!
"Blue Earth River Gorge Trip" Tuesday 6 July was cited as "a fine outing" by two members. The route ran from Rapidan Dam to Highway 90 river access.
"Minnesota River" paddle on Saturday 20 July was cancelled due to heavy rain.
Sat. 17 Aug. Moonlight Paddle, see above notes.
Tues. 20 Aug. Pot Luck Picnic and Paddle, see above notes.
T-shirts prepared in time for 25th Anniversary celebration at November meeting? Many ideas were proposed. These Minutes cite some points made during the discussion.
Mark displayed three 'models' produced through the years. He got a $ 6.35 quote on the heaviest model from a local supplier. Club must order 100 of this one-color model. Large sizes will cost more. Mark will investigate the cost of T-shirts featuring the several colors seen on our decal. There was much discussion of how to finance the possible $ 600 -$1200 outlay. George proposed the Club subsidize the cost but sell the shirts at the 25th Anniversary celebration to break even / balance the books. George suggested we order 50 full -color shirts. The discussion closed after Mark, Brad and Gary agreed to form a committee to study all angles of T-shirt production including the various 'model' costs. They will report during the September Club meeting.
Membership: George reports there are 59 paid members and 85 names carried from 2018.
Conservation: See above under Announcements
Dean moved to adjourn and Brad seconded. Consensus approval at 8:01 p. m.
Saturday August 17th, 1- 2:00 pm, Wild about Wildlife at Fort Ridgely State Park
Brief Description: What are some of the cool animals that can be found at Fort Ridgely State Park? Learn how these animals have adapted to survive in their natural environment and some of the more interesting characteristics. We will look at fourteen different animals like the beaver, skunk and coyote.
Saturday August 17th MPOC Moon Light Paddle on Eagle Lake 7:30 - 10 p.m.
Tuesday August 20th MPOC Potluck Picnic & Paddle at Lake Elysian near Janesville. We will eat at 6pm. There will be time to paddle the War Canoe both before and after the meal.
Thursday August 22nd, from 6-8pm Soil Health Research Tour at Farm America in Waseca, with refreshments and discussion afterward. Contact Mark Schaetzke, firstname.lastname@example.org, with any questions.
Friday August 23, 10 - 11:00 am, Monarch Butterfly Tagging at Minneopa State Park
Brief Description: Monarch butterflies have been hit hard over the last decade and there is an effort to provide more habitat and a better chance for survival. Come out to Minneopa to learn more about the Monarch and hopefully get a chance to tag one. Meet at the turning circle near the park office.
Saturday August 24, 9 - 11:00 am, Foraging Hike at Ney Nature Center
Brief Description: Join a naturalist on hike to forage for wild grapes, plums, and much more! Learn about foraging etiquette.
Ages 12+. Register online by August 22nd.
Price: $3 per member or $5 per non-member
Tuesday September 3rd MPOC Business Meeting 7 PM at Belgrade Avenue Methodist Church
Sunday, September 8th at Amboy, "Peddle, Paddle and Hike", a community program focusing on the Dodd Ford Bridge,
Saturday September 14th MPOC Moon Light Paddle. We'll meet at Belgrade Methodist at 6:00 PM. Destination yet to be determined.
MPOC 2019 Trip Schedule
is the current Schedule of the MPOC’s 2017 paddling trips. All trips are subject to water and weather
conditions. The meeting place is the
parking lot of
January, 1st 7 Mile Creek Bon-Fire/hiking/snowshoe Noon/Potluck
January 8th Belgrade Methodist Church Election of Officers 7 p.m.
( Please note that this is the second Tuesday instead of our usual 1st Tuesday!)
January 15th Williams Nature Center Favorite Trip Nite/Potluck 6 p.m.
February 19th Belgrade Methodist Church Eric Koser – Summer on a NOAA Ship 7 p.m.
March 19th Belgrade Methodist BE County Water Emergency Response Team 7 p.m.
April 16th Belgrade Methodist Waterfalls of Southern Minnesota 7 p.m.
April 27th Three Rivers Float Meet @ Belgrade Methodist 10:30 AM
May 4th River Float Specific details to be determined
May 21st Belgrade Methodist Church Swan Lake Nature Cruise 5:30 p.m.
June 8th River Float Specific details to be determined
June 18th Hiniker Pond Boat Trials Potluck 5:30 p.m.
July 16th Blue Earth Gorge Trip Meet at Belgrade Methodist Church 5:30 PM
July 20st MN River – Judson to Land of Memories, Meet at BAUMC at 10:30 AM
August 20st Lake Elysian, Janesville MPOC Picnic/potluck/paddle 6 p.m.
September 14th Belgrade Methodist Church Moon Light Paddle 6-10:00 p.m.
October 12th Red Jacket Park / Fall colors cruise Belgrade Methodist Church 1 p.m.
November 19th Belgrade Methodist Church Speaker to be determined 7 p.m.
December 7th Police Annex, No. Mkto. Christmas Party/Potluck 6 p.m.
Feel free to call a club officer about any questions or comments.
Officers: President Mark Bosacker 388-7023; VP Brad Nawrocki 340-4459
Treasurer George Fasnacht; Secretary Michael Sponberg