Lake of the Woods Steam and Gas Engine Association
Minutes of annual meeting February 23, 2019

Meeting opened at Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church basement by President, Troy Comstock, at 2:14PM. Minutes of the February 24, 2018 Annual Meeting were read by Secretary, William Olson. Cory Scharf moved minutes be accepted, Seconded by Gary Baus. Treasurer's report was presented by Treasurer, Steve LaDuke. Gary moved report be accepted, Elliott Olson seconded. Both motions were carried.

Old Business:
There was some discussion of reasons of becoming a non-profit organization. Smitty Jeffrey is working on this.

Still need to work on benches or seats on North side of flea market building for people to sit & rest at & watch parade.


Still need to landscape around Snack Shack.


Still need to get one more chafing dish for the Snack Shack.

New Business: Discussion; Is there any interest in buying the Big Bessemer Engine, and getting it running.

Some discussing of baking some pies in the Big Wood Oven for the Kitchen.


As far as we know, Rick Christian will BBQ the pork for our Pork Roast Dinner this coming year as well and help by BBQ’ing some of the food stuff for the Dining Hall.


Work still needs to be done on the Steam Engine Shed, and also the Bessemer & Shingle Mill shed, as the poles are rotting off at ground level too.


Saturday’s BBQ Dinner price needs to be put on the Poster. After discussion, Beth Jeffrey moved to Change price to $10.00, $5.00 for children 12 & under. Breakfast $5.00. Raise Primitive Camping Fee to $10.00. Gary seconded, carried.


Need to Inventory quantity of Tee shirts & hats on hand at Director’s meeting.


John Anderson asked to be relieved of Grounds Committee Chair. Perhaps ask Mark Engen to take this position.


Discussion of setting up a gift shop/area to sell the LOW items.


Discussion of setting up a sandbox for kids, between Pioneer Home & School House.


Bandstand still need to be updated.


We need to cut & bale the front & rear fields prior to the show. We should acquire a good square baler for use on the grounds. We can sell the hay bales for a small profit.


The Big Red Steam Pump-Engine by the Blacksmith shop needs to be moved.


Deep Fryer in the kitchen needs a better stand.


Discussion of moving a grain bin in to store & use the Flour Mill in so we won’t have to move it in and out each year, and leave room in the Blacksmith shop.


The Spring Director’s Meeting was set for May 5, 2019 at 2:00 PM on the grounds.


Next year’s Annual Meeting was set for Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 2:00 PM.


Election of Directors: Mark Engen & Cory Scharf’s director’s terms were up. Nominations were opened for directors. Elliott Olson moved that the Secretary cast a unanimous ballot to reinstall Mark Engen & Cory Scharf as directors. Gary seconded the motion, motion carried.


Meeting adjourned at 4:20 pm by Troy Comstock.




Respectfully submitted,
William Olson, Secretary
E-mail    weolson@wiktel.com