Friends January 2018 Meeting Minutes

Friends of Crossroads Minutes

Monday, January 8, 2018, 6:30 pm

Collins Learning Center


President: Brian Wake; VP: Sue Kunz; Sec: Cindy Follick; Treasurer: Joan Wake; Membership Chair: Carol Schuster


Members present: Cindy Follick, Joan & Brian Wake, Coggin Heeringa, Dave Young, Linda Walczak, Sarah Evenson, Pete & Carol Schuster, Karen & John Kierstyn, Gretchen Schmelzer, Sue Kunz, Barb & Tim Graul, Maddie Ostrand, Kathy Saladin


Members helped take down Christmas decorations before the meeting, which was formally called to order at 7:15 pm by Brian Wake.

Motion to accept the agenda by Gretchen, 2nd Joan.

Motion to accept the minutes of November 13, 2017 by Cindy, 2nd Barb.


Treasurer’s Report by Joan Wake:

Balance November 1, 2017                                            $2,349.90

Deposits                                                                                         20.00

Expenditures                                                                               14.20

Balance January 1, 2018                                                  $2,355.70


Old Business


Ski/Snowshoe-for-Free: There have been more skiers so far this year than all of last year.  The Pulse and the Advocate will both run articles on the program.  Volunteers are still needed for some dates; training can be arranged.


Trails:  The new trail markings look good, and are easy to follow.


Parking Lot: The controller for the lights has been installed.


Banner for Friends of Crossroads: Gretchen is working on a layout for the new banner.  She will ask for comments via email before proceeding with the order.


Right-of-Way: No response has been received as yet from the property owners.


New AV System: Coggin has received a grant for new equipment.  She is working with Camera Corner to identify components.  The system should be in by March.



New Business


Leaf Blower: A grant was obtained to purchase a Buffalo Turbo Blower, a giant leaf blower which can blow sediment out of the permeable pavers in the parking lot.  As a bonus, it will blow light snow off of the walkways.


Election of Officers: Sue Kunz agreed to serve as Vice President.  Brian and Joan Wake and Cindy Follick will stay on as President, Treasurer, and Secretary.


Volunteer Needs


Membership Mailing: Carol will design a membership form and send to Coggin for printing.  Volunteers are needed at 1:00pm on Tuesday, January 16th to hand address the flyers .


Coggin will be having knee replacement surgery on January 23rd, so the business office will be closed for a week or two.


Adjournment: Motion to adjourn by Gretchen, 2nd John, at 7:42 pm.


Next meeting:  The next business meeting will be Monday, February 12th, 6:30pm.

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