Northern Chapter H.O.G.

January 7, 2010

Business meeting


Lew Kirchner called the meeting to order at 7:30PM


Central Michigan Chapter in Mount Pleasant will be having their open house on June 5th.  Information will be posted on the website for anyone interested in going.


Primary Officer Training is being held at 4 different locations.  The nearest will be in Milwaukee WI April 9 & 10.  Lew Kirchner will be attending.  H.O.G. provides Breakfast and dinner.   Attendees are responsible for paying for their own accommodations.  This is a good event to attend.  There is lots of networking that goes on.  Information will be on the H.O.G. website under the officer tab.


Activity pins-To meet the expected demand the chapter needs to purchase 205 different colored pins, 300 five-point danglers and 30 large danglers.  Total cost including shipping and handling is $1,267.23.  If 95 more pins are added to the order those 95 would be purchased for less than $1/piece.  If supplier is able to bundle orders shipping would be less expensive as well.  It was determined that the chapter could easily afford this purchase at this point in time.  John Lefler made a motion for purchase of activity pins with a 2nd by Kris Fischer.  Motion carried to purchase package of pins including the extra 95.


Christmas Party 2010-It has been discussed that the Holiday Inn is getting a bit monotonous for the Northern Chapter’s annual Christmas party.  John Lefler has been talking with The Great Wolf Lodge about accommodations and party room.  Currently the room rate would be $129/night double occupancy compared to the regular rate of $200/night.  John is working on getting this rate down even more.  All standard resort amenities are included with room purchase.  GWL will decorate the party location.  We can have our own DJ.  Alcohol provided with no minimums.  Cost for the party, which includes Hors D’oeuvres, will be $27/person.  A vote was taken for location.  Great Wolf Lodge had the unanimous vote.  It was also determined by a majority vote that the party would be held Friday, December 3, 2010. 


Meeting was adjourned at 8:10PM


Respectfully submitted


Beth Denoyer


Northern Chapter H.O.G.