Monday February 5th
The Patio/Baja's
732 Oak St,
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Phone: (608) 254-7475

Monday, November 6th
Sawmill, Prairie du Chien

Meeting was called to order by Directors Todd Giraud, Jerry Day and Tuna Frisch.

ATTENDANCE: 40 members/guests. 4 Juneau County, 1 Sauk County, 6 Monroe, 12 LaCrosse, 6 Iowa-Grant , 9 Crawford 2 Dells/Delton, 0 guests.

Pledge of Allegiance. Introductions done.
Secretary’s report – Copies of the minutes were distributed. Notify Sherry of any events you want on the website. Motion made and seconded to amend the minutes from last meeting removing dollar amounts for donations. Thank you to Dave Shanks for taking the minutes at the 3rd District Caucus Fall Convention. Motion and second to approve upon corrections being made.

Treasurer’s report accepted as read by Todd Giraud.

● Executive report Jerry Day gave Legislative report in the absence of Jim Picket, Southern Zone VP. Jerry discussed Safe Ride bill status discussed. The Winery bills were discussed and status of this legislature. The BARN Bill was discussed. ATV laws/bills explained. (Swearingen introduced bill regarding reducing stipulations on ATV trail signage). There were questions regarding three-tier system and status of that legislation, being on hold right now.

Membership Drive District membership is down 17. Reminder of promotion available through State - Pete available for Meet & Greet of all license holders in your county. Encouragement to keep up on retention and also going after new memberships.
Nominations/Elections Nominations are closed and are as follows:
Southern Zone VP: Jim Pickett, Tim Groth, Jerry Day. (Jerry Day and Tim Groth will retract their nomination if Jim Pickett's health allows him to continue with another term)
2 yr Director: Chris Olson, Mike Brown and Keith Koehler. 1 Yr Director: Todd Giraud unopposed.
Reminder to local leagues that in order to vote their Delegate lists and alternate lists need to be mailed into the State TLW prior to Spring Convention (Milwaukee). Watch the TLW Spring On-Premise Magazine and/or your President/Secretary's mail for the delegate forms and the deadlines..
Raffle/fundraiser - Reminder on the Raffle tickets turned in at convention -- no checks, cash only please.
Pool Tourney - The posters were distributed. Tourney is February 23-25 at Moose Lodge in LaCrosse. Open to 48 teams, this has become a popular event and fills up fast !! Reminder local leagues are responsible for prize donations -- Gift baskets are very attractive to people and make sales easy on raffles. Example of a Donation Gift Basket would include a motel stay, round of golf, gift certificates, apparel, booze, etc. Moose Lodge was commended for being so supportive of this event and Kyle and Holly were also commended for their great job organizing this fundraiser -- major reasons for this being so successful!
Finance/legal CommitteeTodd and Mike Brown. Local leagues were reminded that Matching Funds now start over.
Hospitality Party- Appleton's party was deemed another great success with requests to start seeking out a place in Milwaukee for Spring Convention. The Hospitality party would be Tuesday, April 10th. Tuna will check into some sites.

Fall Convention: Paper Valley Radisson– Elections Results: TLW President: Chris Marcicano; Tom Dahlen will remain Treasurer.

DC Timmerman spoke on the Seminars that were given at the convention: One had a presentation on profitability of menus, profit margins, emphasis on training wait staff, importance of service, perceptions, over portioning. Another seminar was about the Department of Revenue Inspections – what they are looking for; advanced warnings not required; License framed and posted for public view; Video gaming; unreported income/tax. DC also touched on support of Badger Honor Flights.

TLW Las Vegas Trip - February 18th - 22nd at El Cortez. Big City Lights Travel Agency (Miranda) has organized a Group Trip through Sun Country Airlines departing Minneapolis/St. Paul for $305 Round trip (32 people) . Mike Brown is organizing bus transportation to airport; and also transportation in Las Vegas from airport to El Cortez. Flyer on or contact Mike Brown, Logan's Bar in LaCrosse.

Miranda tried to set up a group trip out of Madison but did not have any luck with those airlines. Note: Some members are finding a reasonable nonstop flight out of Madison also.

3rd District By Laws - Discussion was held around the voting process for the 3rd District. At this point voting is left up to whomever is present at the particular meeting in which an issue is voted upon, with one vote per establishment present. There could be some disadvantage due to the area of the meeting. Some suggestions included Directors tabling the vote until the following meeting thus allowing all areas the same advantage to bring voting members. Another suggestion was perhaps giving each league a set number of votes (delegates). Reminder also made that any changes would mean updating ByLaws and it was also noted that it is time for the Bylaws to be reviewed and updated anyway.

Motion was made and seconded for a 'committee to form with a delegated person/officer from each league to meet and discuss this issue and review ByLaws, coming back to the 3rd District with recommendations and ByLaw updates '. Mike Brown will Chair this committee.

TLW BOWLING 9-PIN TOURNEYS - 3rd District won the award and prize money for the most successful Bowling Tourneys and highest donating district again this year. Thanks LaCrosse and Sauk Counties for hosting successful Tournaments. Also thanks to Grant/Iowa for attempting to host a tourney spoiled by severe weather.

TLW Trapshoot - Second Annual TLW Trap Shoot will be held again this year.

TLW LEGISLATIVE DAY -  Chris Olson spoke about the importance of the Legislative issues mentioned in the Executive Report and the extreme importance of getting people on the District buses and to Legislative Day in Madison. Strength in Numbers !! Reminder that Stansfield will reimburse half of your TLW dues if you are a first timer attendee (or have not gone for 3 years)

February 5th
The Patio/Baja's
732 Oak St,
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Phone: (608) 254-7475

Attendance Drawing –
Gas Cards -- Keith Giraud & Reggie Reynolds
TLW membership -- Garry Bahr

Good & Welfare:
• Doug Clauson (Claw) thanked everyone for their support of the Cancer Fundraiser in Lake Delton at Bobber's.
•Claw also reported there was a Turkey raffle at Baja's for their food pantry and fire department. November 11th.