Chapter Annual Meeting Report

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The Annual Meeting took place on Monday, November 20th at the Chippewa County Courthouse.  Reports were given on our well-attended hikes and various presentations that were held, our busy trail maintenance season (which included the big cleanup of winter damage on 5 segments in Rusk and Barron County, construction of a new bridge at Brunet Island State Park, and a half mile reroute at Horseshoe Lake, and many other projects), and the updating of our blazing from Firth Lake thru Chippewa Moraine (to meet new IAT standards).  Our chapter hiking challenge patches (CHIP off the old MORAINE) have been popular and we have sent out 99 patches this year.  

Vicki Christianson has been re-elected to another 2 year term as Chapter Coordinator.  Tom Kolb has been re-elected to another 2 year term as Chapter Treasurer.  All other officers will be up for election in 2024.

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The Financial Report was given, and the Proposed 2024 Budget was presented and approved.  The Chapter is donating $5000 (out of $20,000 needed) to keep the Obey Center open during the 2023-2024 school year.  The Alliance is also donating $5000.  Earlier in July, the DNR scheduled the Obey Center to be closed from Oct. 2nd to May 15th.  With the donations from our chapter and the Alliance, the Obey Center is able to remain open and hold their classroom programs for schools in the Chippewa Valley.