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January 9, 2018

January Monthly Meeting

1/9 6:00 am - 1/9 7:30 am


Tainter Menomin Lake Improvement Association, Inc.

Dunn County Government Center-Room 58

800 Wilson Avenue, Menomonie, WI 54751

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018:  6 – 7:30 pm

PURPOSE: Hear agency and committee 2018 goal reports, and approve 2018 budget

6:00-6:05 Introductions

6:05-6:10 Negotiate Agenda

6:10-6:15 Approval of Minutes – Nov. 14th 2017

Agency Reports

6:15-6:20 City of Menomonie-Randy Sommerfeld

6:20-6:25 Dunn County Board of Supervisors-Mike Kneer

6:25-6:30 Dunn County Land and Water Conservation-Lindsay Olson/Chris Gaetzke

Committee Reports

6:30-6:35 Outreach-Kate Edenborg

6:35-6:40 Legislative-Dick Lamers

6:40-6:45 K-12 Education-Amber Georgakopoulos & Sarah Freeman

6:45-7:50 Membership-Elizabeth Usborne

6:50-7:00 Treasurer Report-Ben Hartenbower

                                -2018 Budget

7:00-7:05 Website-Mike Tomasek

Activity Reports


Dec 6th RCWQP meeting

Dec 14th WinterDaze Parade

Dec 19th Dunn County Alliance Meeting

Dec 20th Joint Sustainable Working Group Meeting

Dec 20th Civic Governance Meeting

Jan 9th WACWP Meeting


Jan 10th Red Cedar Watershed Planning Meeting

Jan 16th Dunn County Alliance Meeting

Jan 21st Book Club

Feb 13th Next meeting

March 8th Red Cedar Watershed Conference

7:25-7:30 Meeting evaluation

Civic Standards (a reminder of the foundation of our work)

* All those impacted by the problem are stakeholders and help define the problem.

* All stakeholders are accountable for contributing resources (time, networks, money) to solve the problem.

* All stakeholders are engaged in decision-making and policy-making that contributes to the common good.

* All stakeholders are expected to practice civic principles in the places where they have the authority to act.

Civic Skills (a reminder of how we operate)

* Distinguish objective reality (facts) from subjective reality (interpretative) as both relate to achieving common goals. 

* Ask open-ended questions to engage different perspectives.

* Practice strategic listening to determine and clarify self-interest as it relates to common goals.

* Suspend judgment to understand divergent points of view.

* Ability to negotiate and compromise while staying accountable to civic principles.

* Foster constructive tension to work through values that are each good in their own right but often conflict (e.g. freedom and equality).

* Hold self and others accountable for following through on agreements.

January 21, 2018

TMLIA Book Club

1/21 1:30 am - 1/21 3:30 am

For the second TMLIA book club book, "Crossing the Drifless" by Lynn Diebel, Jim Swanson will be presenting at the Menomonie Public Library.

Jim is an outdoor writer and educator, and has been canoeing since the Late 1960s; 
over 30 trips to the Boundary Waters, 800 mile canoe trip in the arctic, paddled the Red Cedar River enough times to consider it part of his back yard. 

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