Friends of Crossroads Minutes November 2012


Friends of Crossroads’ Minutes  November 5, 2012, 6:30 Meeting

Collins Learning Center


Pres Gretchen Schmelzer, VP: Patsy Stierna, Sec: Barb Graul Treas:Jane Guthrie, Membership Chairman: Nelson Whyatt, Work Crew Coord:

Members present: Gretchen Schmelzer, Katie Malvitz,Cathy LabaWinifred Recupero, Susan Basten, Fran & Arliss Everson, Maddie Ostrand, Nancy &John Munch, Ray Stoncipher, Coggin Herringa, Jim Make, Barb Graul


Call Meeting to Order: 6:35

Motion to Accept Agenda as amended, by Barb, 2nd Cathy

Motion to Accept Minutes of September 10, 2012 by Susan, 2nd Cathy

Treasure’s Report: reported by Gretchen                                                                                                                            October 1, 2012           $1451.24

Deposit                                25.00

November 1, 2012       $1476.24


Old Business

Outdoor Work Crew Projects:

  •  Reseal Bridges: Barb Graul (long bridge complete, smaller bridges in spring)
  • Weeding Needs. Buckthorn Removal If someone will stay in building, Coggin will work on this—2-4:30

Running Green for Crossroads: Update of 2012 event, Changes for 2013 (Gretchen).  Committee will meet this week, new membersCathy Laba, Colleen

.  Website will be updated and linked to Crossroads site; hope grant will pay for this. New t-shirt vender, recycled material that wicks.


Family History Day: Thank you to all, fun event inspire of weather.  Possible use same format for next years Science Day?


Astronomy Day October 20: Celebration of the Sun: great weather, thank you for Friends help.  Many returned at night for viewing


Easy to Move Folding Tables: Jim Maki thanked Friends for lighter tables.  Thank you Susan


Founders Day: Dedication of the John Collins Memorial, Council ring …tabled until Helen Collins is ready.

Council ring has rye and wildflower seedsPlanted by students.  Ring in use, students love hidden classroom.

Full Moon Winter Snowshoe, Run, Ski:  Date January:  tabled until closer to the date.


New Business

Volunteer Needs for November:  Thursday Nov. 8, 10 AM.  Need help moving items from basement to new storage building.

Winter solstice event:  possibly Dec. 21 or 22—wait until next meeting to plan

Aldo Leopold Day:  Possibly have Dan Egan for Q & A environmental session/biodiversity 1st Sat. in March

Postcards to none email members: Nancy will help Coggin


Door Prize Drawing: cherry pie filling Arliss

Adjournment: Cathy, 2nd Maddie


Next Friends Meeting: November 26, 2012 at 5:30, Decorating John Collins Learning Center

Arliss, Cathy, Susan, Coggin will look over and redo decorations.  $100 Ok’ed for purchases.

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