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  1. William Thompson
  2. Oak Creek Forums
  3. Monday, 11 January 2021
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So everyone, I have made it a point in all my life, in all the organizations I have been part of, to not be in leadership. Some of my past interests are/were

Was an officer in the Carpenters Union way back when I was 19(Sargent at arms lol)
Wrestling in Jr high
Football in high school
Krav Maga
Hunting
fishing
Root River Rats (River clean up)
Tennis (HS)
diving (HS)
Motorcycles dirt bike club
Dragon boats (trained 2 years in a row in Florida and became a certified steers-person)
golfing
Archery (competitive)
Rotary
Kiwanis
Habitat for Humanity
Auto racing (still active in that club, but not leadership ;) )
Big Brothers
an Actual camping club with my wife years ago

Well you get the idea, I have been in a lot of clubs / interests I float from interest to interest

I was not super excited to be nominated to President, I think I have been told I dont hide emotions well, all my life ;) You all probably saw that.
Ryan made it pretty clear that we "just needed a name" to get started, and with that I accepted, It was said that it could change to some one else once we got our 501 etc.

I know the Iron is hot right now and keeping the momentum going is important. I saw a lot of very excited people yesterday, and it was really cool to see. It gave me a spark that felt good. Good enough to break one of my own rules. Being an officer in a club, Let alone being a President (dang, go big or go home eh?)

I think we should let this bubble just a little, Maybe a week or so, get people to join the forum,etc Rick Mentioned he would get me email addresses of everyone that was there yesterday. That will help.

My life right now is fairly busy, I run 3 separate Business' My Primary occupation William R Thompson's Goahead Carpentry LLC. second is A co-owner in "IsellMiataparts.com" with my Son and my winter time Fun "snowmaters plowing" the first 2 business' I have the ability to plan meetings and such around. The last one is an on-call business that is dictated by snowfalls . If there is a meeting scheduled and we get 2" or more snow, I am plowing for 15 hours or more straight and I will not be able to make a meeting.

That said. My open weekend days as of right now are Feb 13th Feb 14th Feb 27th and Feb 28th I am not available the other weekends of the month due to prior plans.

Meeting At Willy's World seems to be very central, worse case though, I have a few options in Racine that could work if we would rather, Buckets Pubs owner is a friend of mine, and they have a meeting room that with notice they would probably let me use, Of course they would like to have sales of food and or beverages from us to make it work for them. Worse case I have a large shop, its not near as nice as Ricks, Think of it as a indoor junk yard ;) but it could work ( I also have ideas for club type things maybe we could do there, I have 2 car lifts etc. But that is in the future, and I would have to know about liability from Rl4wd to make that happen. Thats a future story.

For now, Lets start getting a show of hands (responses) of
1. how many people are willing to come to a meeting, and
2 which of the 4 days works for the most of the people.

And hey, remember if it snows last minute, I can not be there!

And kidding aside, if my life is too complicated and some one else wants the Prez job, my feelings will not be hurt AT ALL!

Rebecca is our Secretary, so I am hoping she will keep tabs on when the meeting is best for everyone and let me know.

I have watched some people I know that have done some amazing things get very burnt out quickly, from the lack of the ability to delegate, I am not that person, I will ask for help on everything, and try to keep it all running like butta




Willy
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  1. Craig Pontow
  2. 2 weeks ago
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I can make any of those dates (except February 13th evening) at any location. Pretty flexible right now.
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Rebecca Vaughn Larcheid
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I'm willing to come to a meeting and I'm available Feb 13th Feb 14th, ,and Feb 28th. 27th is booked already.

Thanks for stepping up (even temporarily), Willy. Edit: Rick is available the 13th or 27th of February.
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  1. Dennis Usky
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I can definitely Make 2/13 or 2/14. Count me in.
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Shane Piesik
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Hey Willy, thanks for the note. I'm excited to get things rolling next month. I'm willing to come to a meeting, the 13th or 14th would work best.
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Thanks Willy... I’m very interested in coming to the next meeting. I will be out of town for Feb 13th but I can do any of the other dates.
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Brian Witt
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I should be able to make any of those dates. I can meet in Oak Creek or Racine.
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Thanks for weighing in, Brian. Looks like we are looking at Saturday, February 13th so that Pres/VP/Treas/Sec can attend.

Anyone have ideas for agenda items?
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William Thompson
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The Vp has not weighed in yet,
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William Thompson
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Agenda would be first off who is comfortable running with the forms to file with the gub.? I know who it is NOT! lol\
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Jamie Gresk
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I would not be able to make any of those dates will be up north snowmobiling. Week nights work best. Sorry would have liked to attend . Thank you for getting this started.
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Tom Lucht
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As of now, I’m open to any of the dates and places.
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Ric Bowers
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Willy - I personally want to thank you for accepting the role of Prez. It was something that you expressed that maybe you didn't desire however you considered the need and selflessly put the group as a priority to at least help get us started on the right direction. I'm available on Feb 13th or 27th as well as the Oak Creek shop.
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