KNSC Board Meeting Information:

The KNSC Board of Directors usually meet the first Wednesday of the month from September through May at 6:30pm downstairs at 3734 Ben Walters Lane, Homer, Alaska.  Members are welcome.



March 2021 Agenda

February 2021 Agenda

January 2021 Agenda

December 2020 Agenda

November 2020 Agenda

October 2020 Agenda

September 2020 Agenda


May 2020 Agenda

April 2020 Agenda

February 2020 Agenda

January 2020 Agenda


(posted once approved)
2020-2021 Season

2021 February Minutes:Marathon will take place during the entire month of March or as long as conditions allow; $34,000 restricted funds earning minimal interest will be moved to Homer Foundation to manage as a non-endowment fund.  Equipment is aging, a Scandic 900 and ATV 850 need to be purchased by next season; the demonstration forest has been selected as a site for moose habitat enrichment.

2021 January Minutes: New Ginzu grooming machine ordered for McNeil; Marathon race will take place in some kind of safe format; Same for Sea to Ski; Considerable discussion about what to do with the $25,000 operating reserves & $7000 restricted donation for a snow cat.  Both are currently sitting in minimal interest-bearing accounts. This will be discussed further at February meeting.   The reality is KNSC will likely never be able to afford to buy, operate, and maintain a snow cat.  Currently Wise Construction does snow cat grooming at McNeil for a bargain basement price.

2020 December Minutes:  CIRI land use permit for McNeil’s’ Wolf Ridge was approved. Membership zipper pulls have been sent out. Jr Nordic gear continues to be given out.  New Scandic 900 snow machine for McNeil is in transit.  All events still on hold because of Covid-19.

2020 Annual Meeting November 11th:  The President presented a history of skiing and a tribute to KNSC’s 30 groomers who maintain 80k of trail. Board members reviewed financials and status of equipment.  Status of events on hold because of Covid-19 was discussed.  Dave Brann was given the Volunteer Appreciation award.  A formal vote for 3 Board members took place.   Online auction held for bottle of fine wine; tequila, Swix ski top, Swix ski bottoms, Alayne Tetor’s painting for the membership zipper pulls, and Kathy Sarns 2h ski lesson.

2020 November Minutes:A succession plan for the Treasurer generated a lot of discussion.  KNSC equipment has extremely high mileage; The maintenance crew does an amazing job of keeping it going but KNSC should expect the need for replacements. A new Scandic 900 is on order.  The annual meeting was planned.

2020 October Minutes: Cares grant for $9,998 received; Resolution supporting 25mph speed limit on Ohlson Mt Rd approved; Budget will be reviewed monthly as Covid-19 has made it difficult to predict if future income generating events will take place thus making it impossible to do a budget for the entire year.  Skis will be available for Jr Nordic.  New signs will be made for Baycrest & Sunset.

2020 September Minutes:Pat Irwin resigned the admin assis position during the summer so the Board approved hiring Derek Bynagle as the new administrative assistant; Event cancellations because of Covid-19 will have a huge impact on this years budget;  It is too soon to determine what events will take place’  The board has not determined what kind of annual meeting will take place

2019-2020 Season

2020 May Minutes:   Website software to be updated; KNSC registration reminder letters that are automatically sent out content & date they are sent to be reviewed; In spite of  cancelled events because of Covid-19 KNSC is doing ok financially; Lookout hayfield DNR application submitted; Land use agreement with owner of parcel the Marathon Trail Connector goes through approved; Jason Neeley to take over Eveline outhouse maintenance

2020 April Minutes:  Pat Irwin hired to replace Chessie as admin assis; Social distancing on ski trails; Groomer appreciation; Given SOA Health Mandate 011, to continue grooming or not

2020 March Minutes: Ken Jones memorial put off until summer, purchase new skandic 900, KBNERR ski tour of headwaters resources, DNR easement application…Dogs encounters at Lookout

2020 February Minutes: Ken Jones memorial sign, dogs at McNeil, PortaPotty nixed for Sunset, Making Tracks film, Special Events Permit process, Eveline State Recreation Site MOU committee named

Resolution 2020-1: Allowing Richard Burton as Treasurer to sign Special Events Permit Application AB-05 instead of Cameale Johnson, Secretary

2020 January Minutes: Dogs on leashes at McNeil School, Eveline MOA and State Parks Advisory Board, potential landowner issues at Baycrest, Honoring Ken Jones, Making Tracks movie, trailhead donation box…

2019 December Minutes: McNeil trailwork, Eveline MOA and State Parks Advisory Board, Chili cookoff, Alcohol permit resolutions for Wine and Cheese, and High School Gala Dinner

2019 November Minutes: Prospective new board members, Eveline MOA, McNeil trail work funding

2019 October Minutes: November Annual Meeting planning, discussion to finalize Lookout hayfields easement request, annual budget discussion and approval, groomer workshop & training…

2019 September Minutes: Eveline Recreational Area Annual Report, Intro to new Administrative Manager, Sunset shed update, hayfields DNR easement review, 3 current Board Directors’ terms due to expire in November, 5 year Strategic Plan due for review in the spring…

2018-2019 Season
2019 May Minutes: Administrative Manager changes, trails easement discussion, programs’ year-end review, Sunset shed report, season wrap up…

2019 April Minutes: New signage approved for Upper Baycrest/Sunset Loop trailhead, donation boxes secured at designated trailheads, grooming and maintenance equipment in good shape for the year, great participation in Sea-2-Ski this year, planning for upcoming Groomers’ Ball, next meeting September 4, 2019…

2019 March Minutes: Planning for 2019-20 Besh Cups & X-Country AK season, KNSC Marathon prep, Jr. Nordic great participation and success, Thank You, Kathy Sarns…

2019 February Minutes: FNL event success, upcoming Wine & Cheese event, KNSC Marathon planning, “Donation” option is live on the website, new Club policies posted…

2019 January Minutes: Snow! FNL event planning, growing membership, new equipment update, Volunteer and Code of Conduct Policy discussion…

2018 December Minutes: KNSC Board officers elected, memberships low with lack of snow, Kathy Sarnes steps up for Jr. Nordic Ski Coach, policy discussion, season event planning…

2018 Annual Meeting Minutes: Evening at Homer Elks, Volunteer Appreciation honoring John Miles, BOD elections: Derek Bynagle re-elected with Bob Glen and Kenny Daher newly elected, each for 3 year terms…

2018 November Minutes: Memberships coming in despite lack of snow, budget methodology review, trail bridge and culvert repairs needed, Annual Meeting planning…

2018 October Minutes: KBP Community Trails agreement finalized, club website update with new registration site, budget planning, season events save the dates…

2018 September Minutes: 2018-19 calendar and membership fees planning, handicap parking signage is up, Bylaws review and updates…

2017-2018 Season
2018 May Minutes: Biathlon, Mountain Bike/Ski trails, Sunset Building, Community Trails Agreement…

2018 April Minutes: Equipment update, membership levels peak, biathlon project presentation, dogs on the trail system, handicap parking signage…

2018 March Minutes: Equipment replacements & repairs, Community Trails Agreement, events update, Groomers’ Appreciation, Kikkan Randall and Jessie Diggins grab the Olympic Gold Medal!

2018 February Minutes: Equipment repairs, Borough Trails Agreement, trails easement agreements, family memberships on the rise, events success…

2018 January Special Meeting Minutes: Executive Session and follow up actions, BOD review/approval process of Club announcements/newsletters and publications…

2018 January Minutes: Member concerns, growing membership, new membership & event registration website, club event news in local newspaper, dogs on the trails, upcoming ski and waxing clinics, public notice of club inclusivity…

2017 December Minutes: New student intern, PSIA Certified Junior Nordic Program has all young skiers set up with skis thanks to generous donations, new Ginzu for trail grooming, Community Trails meeting update with consideration of multi-use trails…

2017 Annual Meeting Minutes: Evening at Homer Elks, Volunteer Appreciation honoring Bill Hague, BOD elections: Stacey Buckelew, Richard Burton and Mike Gracz re-elected for 3 year terms…

2017 November Minutes: KNSC has Administrative office hours, upcoming Ski Swap and Jr Nordic ski rentals, web cams ready for action, additional GPS purchased for real-time grooming reports…

2017 October Minutes: Kachemak Nordic Ski Racers update, Adopt a Highway, annual budget approval, Jr Nordic Coordinator selected, update to membership form…

2017 September Minutes: Events of the upcoming season, initial annual meeting prep, Jr Nordic leadership changes, Kachemak Women’s Nordic begins, newsletter gets new editor…

2016-2017 Season
2017 May Minutes: Community Trails Management Plan discussion, Baycrest building funding plan, KNSC accounting hardware support aging, open items…

2017 April Minutes: Eveline Yurt proposal, Equipment priorities (sell Arctic Cat, purchase Skandic 900 with Homer Foundation assistance), Event Committee for tracking expenses, etc., Approval to write Rassmusson Grant to fund construction of a maintenance building at Sunset Loop…

2017 March Minutes: Wine & Cheese event planners retire, RTP grant development for equipment support, memberships improved over past year, club event discussion, Web Scorer app for race support…

2017 February Minutes: Sledding Hill at Eveline, Liquor permits for Wine and Cheese and High School Ski Team Gala Dinner, New office space…

2017 January Minutes: MOU with City of Homer for Baycrest trails; Trailhead emergency contact signs; Office space in Keeper Building; Friday Night Lights coordinator? Resolutions: 2017-1: Eveline Sledding Hill resolution, 2017-2: Gala Dinner resolution, 2017-3: Wine and Cheese resolution

2016 December Minutes: Eveline Yurt offer by state parks Ranger Brad Garasky; New equipment chair; Homer Women’s Nordic changes; Trail conditions reporting changes (Trail Cams & GPS trackers); Google Docs changes…

2016 November Minutes: Annual Meeting, Trail Cams & GPS Trackers, Equipment chair position, Sunset Loop / Fire Hall parking…

2016 October Minutes: Budget!

2016 September Minutes: Admin. Assistant Report, Budget process, Membership form, Event Calendar, Lookout Trail Outhouses, Sunset Parking, CIRI agreement, Snomads-Marathon Connector Trail Grant…

2015-2016 Season
2016 May Minutes: Membership numbers, Race equipment purchase, Fat Bike study, Volunteer recognition plaques…

2016 April Meeting Minutes: Epic Debrief, Summer bike trails at Lookout, Fat Bike Impact study…

2016 March Meeting Minutes: New website, Board Development workshop, Marathon, Epic, Sea-to-Ski, Anderson/Jennings wedding at Lookout…

2016 February Meeting Minutes: Marathon Connector Trail MOU with Snomads, Revenue Plan, Events…

2016 January Minutes: Snomads MOU, Parking at KESA Fire Hall, Upcoming events, Community Trails Management Plan…

2015 December Meeting Minutes:

2015 November Meeting Minutes:

2015 October Meeting Minutes:

2015 September Meeting Minutes:

2014-2015 Season
2015 May minutes

2015 March minutes

2015 February minutes Upcoming ski events, Board development, revenue sharing allocation were discussed.

2015 January minutes Mike Gracz appointed to replace Alan Parks.  Establishing a reserve fund and review of committee structure were highlights.

December-minutes-2014 Discussion about declining membership and revenues

December-annual-work-plan 2014

November-minutes-2014 Approved operational budget and strategic plan documents

November-annual-work-plan 2014 November updated work plan

October-2014-minutes Discussed 2014/2014 budget, grants and event calendar


2013-2014 Season









2012-2013 Season




January 2013 minutes

December 2012 minutes

November 2012 minutes



2011-2012 Season









2010-2011 Season
2010 November Minutes: Ackerman bookkeeping contract, $6000 for grooming equipment, Contracts with Boosters for races

2010 October Meeting Minutes: Sell snowmachine #1

2010 September Meeting Minutes: Ackerman Bookkeeping contract, HEA membership, T-shirt sales, Up to $2000 for Roger’s Loop trailhead parking

2009-2010 Season
2010 May Minutes: 2010-2011 Calendar approval, Eveline Master Plan, Fundraiser criteria approval, 10% Event overhead approval

2010 April Meeting Minutes: Sell snowmachine #1

2010 March Special Meeting Minutes: Lookout Trails Phase II progress

2010 March Meeting Minutes: Signs on Roadways, City of Homer McNeil Maintenance Shed grant, Marathon Trail landowner contact

2010 February Special Meeting Minutes: Rasmuson Foundation grant for McNeil Maintenance Shed project, Donor Benches & Picnic tables, Phase II grant for Lookout Trails, Wooden ski clinic sponsorship

2010 February Meeting Minutes: Kenai Peninsula Borough Spruce Bark Beetle Mitigation Plan, Homer Women’s Nordic Budget increase

2010 January Meeting Minutes: Executive session regarding Lookout Trail system, Fund banners for business recognition

2009 December Meeting Minutes: Rental tent for Besh Cup, Ski Your Age Event sponsorship approval, Fundraising idea approval, Fundraising details approval, Co-sponsor wooden ski-making class

2009 November Meeting Minutes: Milli Martin Lookout Mountain trail reclassification by Kenai Peninsula Borough, Budget amendments, Approve High School race contracts.

2009 October Special Meeting Minutes: Recreational Trails Program grant budget for Lookout Phase II.

2009 October Meeting Minutes: $200 to organize annual meeting, Fund for Roger’s Loop trailhead parking property acquisition

2009 September Meeting Minutes: No Quorum. Discussed: Annual meeting location, grants and fundraising, budget preparation, snowmachine registration

2008-2009 Season
2009 May Meeting Minutes: Special use permit for Lookout trail parking, Eagle scout kiosk at Roger’s Loop trailhead, Homer foundation grants for blue drag and grass seed, $15490 grant application to Rasmuson foundation for equipment purchase, Up to $1000 for grant writer to update Recreational Trails Program grant, Right of first refusal for Roger’s Loop parking property, Project priorities approval

2009 April Special Meeting Minutes: Project priorities and funding options

2009 April Meeting Minutes: Close Alaska Trails Initiative grant, Review Bylaws, Snowmachine/Skier conflicts

2009 March Meeting Minutes: Construction of new blue-gold drag, Area strategic plans, $4000 for grant writer for Roger’s Loop parking, $1000 to move “Cat House” (timing shed) to Lookout trails, $2500 to reimburse for trail work already completed, Rasmuson grant for grooming equipment, Sell remaining calendars at $5 each, Approve High School race contracts

2009 February Meeting Minutes: Move $1100 to Ginzu Groomer fund, Reimburse purchaser of snowmachine $400 for repairs, Encourage Baycrest landowners to submit Public Recreational Trail Easement forms, Lapel pin sales earmarked for grooming expenses

2009 January Meeting Minutes: Budget revision, New blue & gold drag, Alcohol permit application for Wine & Cheese Tour, Letter of intent for Youth Activity Committee grant, Leslie Klaar watercolor, Revised Dog Policy, Toby Wheeler to Tara Schmidt transition

2008 December Meeting Minutes: $1500 for snowplowing, Friday Night Lights profits to Ginzu groomer fund, Alcohol permit for Wine and Cheese Tour, 5-year lease for FAA land at Lookout Mountain trails, Plow Rucksack, $400 for KBBI announcements

2008 November Special Meeting Minutes: Election of Officers