Thursday, October 22, 2009

October 15th Hoffman Commerce and Ag meeting minutes

Hoffman Commerce & Ag Meeting
Thursday, October 15, 2009
12:00 p.m. ~ Bullfrogs

Members Present:
Marcy Holl, Kris Sanstead, Jeff Swenson, Ed Persons, Gordon Bredy, Leigh Winter, Deb Krusemark, Dan Persons, Rachel Volker, Muriel Krusemark, Becky Reuter, Phil Corrigan, Randy Olson, Carolee Haack, Paul Hedstrom, Lori Reeder

Membership Report:
68 members to date

October 24th:
Make A Difference Day

October 30th we will be getting a ¼ semi-truck load of food to give to families in need. You must register to be able to qualify for this. Muriel is in need of some volunteers to help give out food and unload the truck. If you are interested, please give her a call.

Healthcare Mall:
Weight Watchers will come if we get 20 women and men to sign up. If you are interested, please contact Muriel.

October 27th:
We will be participating at UMM in the cities Farmers Market- If you would like to participate, please contact Muriel.

Grant Co. Wind:
This is a 41+ million dollar project. They plan on being finished putting up the turbines by December 31st. They are planning on putting up 10 turbines in the surrounding area.

New Business:
Halloween Party: October 30th from 3:30-5 at the Hoffman Square. Best decorated/carved pumpkin contest, Best Dressed contest.

Halloween Lighting Contest:
Need judges, if you are interested, please contact Randy at the Hoffman Tribune. 1st place- $50, 2nd Place- $30, 3rd Place- $20

Holiday Expo: December 14th-
Horizions will be providing lunch and coffee. Lori sent out 65 registration forms and got 10 back for early registration. She will be making calls to those that haven’t responded yet. Phil Corrigan and Leigh Winter will help out with advertising for this event.

Thanksgiving Drawing:
Drawing will be held on Monday, November 16th. 5 ham and 5 turkey

Playground in City Park:
They have raised $3400 towards new playground equipment at the City Park. The cost of the equipment is $9400- delivery and set-up. Everyone who has donated will be on a plaque. If you are interested in donating, please contact Muriel at the city office. Phil Corrigan made a motion to donate $1000 to this project, 2nd by Deb Krusemark. MCU We will talk about another donation this spring.

Ice Rink:
There will be one this year. T.J. Clavin is in charge of this project.

Legion Music Fest:
There will be a Legion Country Music Fest on November 28th at 7:30 p.m. at the Hoffman Community Center. Everyone is welcome!

Access Channel:
Keep in mind that when you want to advertise for non-profit events- call Carolee Haack at RTA. You can also advertise for other reasons, but there is a fee for ones that are not non-profit.

Good Samaritan Sun Porch:
Grand opening October 21st. Come and check it out!!

Degen Meyer Benefit:
Saturday, October 17th from 8am-1pm at the Hoffman Community Center. You can read more about little Degen at:

Levy Vote:
November 3rd at the WCA High School in Barrett.

Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, November 19th at noon at the Dew Drop Inn

The meeting was adjourned by Ed Persons. MCU

Respectfully Submitted,

Leigh Winter

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