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Meeting Minutes March 26, 2018:
CALL TO ORDER
Kent Foster called the meeting to order at 7:15 p.m. Ben Wertman attended as a guest. Kent thanked all who brought refreshments.
Officers for 2018 were announced: Marilyn Wertman, Secretary; Linda Breffle, Treasurer; Merrill Douglas, Public Relations. The following Committees are looking for additional volunteers:
-Nominating: Helena Garan, Sharon Canfield, Tim Brown -Hospitality: Becky and David Canfield -Conservation/Stewardship: Cass Schiefen, Helena -Trips: Dave Tanner, Sharon -*New* Membership: Mary Ann Lutz, Sharon Canfield, Marilyn Wertman, Laura McEntire -*New* Website: Dennis Healey
Sharon also mentions that if anyone has anything to post to Facebook, let her know. She welcomes photos, events, etc.
Minutes of the November 13, 2017, meeting had been distributed via e-mail to all members. There being no additions or corrections, Dave Tanner moved, seconded by Becky Buchanan, to accept the minutes as presented and the motion carried with all in favor.
Linda Breffle read the reports for December 2017, January 2018 and February 2018, indicating beginning balance was $1,051.45. Deposits totaled $515.00, withdrawals totaled $684.97, for an ending balance of $881.48.
A new Membership Committee is working to attract new members with updated outreach materials and developing ‘welcome packets’. Need for additional ideas, creative help and volunteers to be ‘meeting mentors’ for guests and new members. Membership forms are available for members to renew, starting tonight.
1) Dave Tanner is working on revamping the Trip Report form.
1) Don Hall has news from Friends of the Chemung River: oAnnounced the Chemung River Fest will be Saturday, June 9, 10-2. Don appreciates all the participation from members in the past and asks for volunteers for his event. oRiver Friends organizing a swap meet later in June – more info to come oRiver Friends organizing a river rescue at night – w/assistance from EMS 2)Annual Picnic will be Sunday, 8/12, at the usual pavilion in Dorchester Park. The ‘Pimp Your Boat’ contest will be held again, with the incentive of awards and fabulous prizes! 3)Kent’s term on Council will end on 12/31/18. Nominating Committee will need to seek a new council member by the Fall.
1)EarthFest – April 29 from 10-4 at SUNY Broome. Merrill Douglas will organize but will not be in town that day. Let her know if you want to volunteer. Council previously approved the table fee. 2)March 26 meeting – Safety presentation – Donna will contact Joe Galloway.
No local trips but several members were lucky enough to paddle someplace warm over the winter.
1)Tioughnioga River Mini-Sojourn – trip leader Dave Tanner. Wednesday evenings May 16, 23, 30 and June 6, 13, 20, 27. Rain day will be Thursday of each week. 2)Chemung River Mini-Sojourn – trip leaders Marilyn Wertman & Sharon Canfield. Dates TBD – will be weekends starting June 16. 3)Canal Crawl – Waterloo to Seneca Falls, Saturday August 18. 4)Fish Creek – trip leaders Barb Hall and Jack Davis. Weekend after Labor Day, ADK 5)Colorado River, AZ – May 26, 2019. See Marilyn Wertman for info.
Bruce Oldfield, Professor at SUNY Broome, talked about the fossils found in our area, as well as when and how they came to be here.
Minutes prepared by: