Sunday, October 30, 2005

Shari Baker Elected President GTA

The Gunflint Trail Association's (GTA) annual meeting held at Old Northwoods Lodge, October 26, elected Shari Baker, from Gunflint Pines Resort to serve as President of the organization. Other officers elected were Lee Kerfoot, Gunflint Resort, V.P and Sue Arendt, Tuscarora Lodge and Outfitters, secretary. Bud Darling, Way of the Wilderness will continue as Treasurer. Sue Prom, Voyageur Canoe Outfitters as past President remains on the Board. Ted Young, Boundary Country Trekking was elected to a two year term on the Board, Rounding out the Board of Directors are returning Board members Deb Mark, Seagull Outfitters; Dave Beattie, Moosehorn B&B; Luana Brandt, Nor'Wester Lodge and Gale Quistadt, Old Northwoods.

Three Board of Directors resigned prior to the election in protest over the direction of the organization- Mike Sherfy, Rockwood, Mike Pazlar, Bearskin Lodge, and Dan Baumann, Golden Eagle. Sherfy and Pazlar whose term expire with the elections automatic when off the Board. However, Baumann still has another year remaining of his term. His resignation is yet to be accepted by the Board.

The GTA is composed of twenty five of the twenty-eight or so business on the Gunflint Trail. The organization was found in 1937.


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