MHRT Policy regarding acquiring or disposing of equipment

1. All equipment additions or disposals must be approved by a general membership vote.

2. The MHRT Equipment Committee will be primarily responsible to recommend additions and disposals at the general membership
meetings.  However, any member has the right to bring forth motions at the general meeting regarding the acquisition or  dispositions of
equipment.

3. The Equipment Committee may allow temporary storage on the MHRT grounds of new equipment for up to 60 days to allow time for
formal approvals by the membership.  If approval is denied by a membership vote, the equipment committee will make a disposal
recommendation (return to donor, scrap, or sale) within 60 days of the vote.

4.  If an item is approved for sale by a general membership vote,  there will be a 15 day waiting period before the item is offered for
public sale.  Members may make offers to purchase the items during this 15 day period.

    MHRT Policy regarding Food Shelter and Kitchen Usage

    Any member, who wishes to use the Kitchen, must have a reservation with the chair of the Food Committee.  The kitchen will be
    inspected by a member of the Food Committee after the event and must meet the cleanliness requirements of the Olmsted County
    Health Dept.  The cleanliness requirements will be clearly posted.  Usage of the kitchen or the building is restricted to members
    and family.

    To encourage using the food shelter without using the kitchen, outlets have been installed on the outer wall of the serving area
    which can be used for keeping foods hot and making coffee.  We have also placed tables and chairs in the Registration building
    that can be used for small and occasional use.

    In order to facilitate this policy, members of the Food Committee will have the keys to the kitchen.  Any MHRT member wishing to
    be on the Food Committee must be trained in the Health Dept's requirements.
Building Committee:
Merl Winter, Chair
Doc Mueller
Ed Strickland
John Koenigs
Ken Mueller
Dave Schmitt
Gene Ohnstad
Tom Strain
Equipment Committee:
Russ Turner, Chair
Dick Wheeler
Gale Martin
Gerry Eastman
Zach Klaus
Joe Wick
Go-To Folks
Steam Engine             Marc Lyon
Sawmill                       Zach Klaus
Tractor Pull                Tom Hager
Blacksmith Shop        John Adams
Tinsmith Shop            Russ Turner
Woodshop                 Ken Mueller
Small Engines            TBD
Summer Kitchen        Marge Berreth
General Store            Cathy Mueller
Web Site                    Gene Ohnstad
Newsletters                Marlys Ohnstad  
Member's Information Page
NEWS NOTES:

- Our next general membership meeting  will be Tues, Sept 5, 2017, 7:00PM at the museum.

- MHRT will provide
free pizza at Noon on Friday 8/11 for workers preparing for the DOY show.

- The oats has been cut and shocked and loaded onto the bundle wagons.  Ready to thresh.

- The
Potluck Appreciation Picnic will be Sunday, Aug 27, 1:00PM , at the food pavilion  on the MHRT farm.
- Grilled Franks, Sloppy Joe, buns, beans, cookies, beverage, cups, paper plates, and plastic tableware will be
provided.  Your potluck food item will be appreciated but not required to attend.  Please bring serving utensils, and
label the foods with an ingredient list for the benefit of those with food allergies.
Contact Gene or Marlys Ohnstad  for more info.

- A Consignment auction will be held Sept 23, 9:30AM on the MHRT grounds.  Hopefully, a bill/listing of items
will be available by the 8/15,16 Days of YesterYear show.    Contact Zach Klaus or Irv Plitzuweit for more info.

- The oats were planted on April 8, and the soybeans were planted on May 29.

-  Please tag your personal equipment on the MHRT grounds with your written name.  Also,  Please inform Merl
Winter of all equipment being moved either to or from the grounds.

- Annual Membership Dues are payable to Russ Turner, Treasurer.

- Contact mlohnstad@mhrt.org to change your address, phone #, or e-mail.

Also-----Please also provide emergency contact info to Marlys if you spend time on the MHRT grounds.  We want to
know who to contact in case of an accident or sudden illness.  This info should include a primary and alternate
contact.  The info will be summarized and kept on file with the board of directors.  A copy will be available at MHRT
farm and the HCOC museum.
Farming Operations Committee
John Koenigs
Merl Winter
Dave Schmitt
Gene Ohnstad
Tom Strain
Downloads for Members Use
Last Updated
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9-2017
Here is a Thank You Note received from
The PAIIR Transportion Fair Folks.

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