Meeting Minutes

January 13, 2010

In attendance

  • Brandi Betts
  • Tracie Laulusa

Financial Report


Nature Center Project

  • Waiting for new lumber to come in.
  • Possible open house in Spring

NRA Grant

Nothing new


  • Check for misspellings
  • Update calendar

Trail of Lights

  • Attendance about doubled over previous year
  • Need to do a better job about donations especially with the horse-drawn wagon rides.

Lodge Meeting

Nothing further

GOBA June 25

Going through Lake Hope. It is an opportunity for the Friends Group to do something at the park—drinks, ice cream...... 3000 cyclists and support people. 9am thru early afternoon. Maybe also a hummingbird feeder program. Maybe some kind of advertising of Mountain Bike Trails and other local riding opportunities.

Board Vacancy

  • Shelly & Sharon both resigning from board
  • possibilities--Terry Nelson; new owners of Happy Hills cabins; Sue Maxwell; John Palateer(?); Dan Lockhard (?);


  • Membership—more local members
  • Fundraising--
    • Playgrounds
    • Miniature Golf
    • Fishing Pier
    • Workshops
    • Educational Speakers
    • Landscaping below old shower house
    • Monarch program
    • Hummingbird Festival
    • Motorcycle/Car Show
    • Poker Run
    • Archery Range—Possible clean up

Scheduled meetings

2nd Wednesday of every month thru June. 5:30

Calendar of Events (incomplete)

  • Nature Center Open House
  • KidFest
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Fall Hike
  • ROAR
  • Trail of Lights


Requests support from local Friends groups in disseminating information to membership about efforts for upcoming ballet issue. Spring Symposium on April 9-10, 2010 at Maumee Bay

Donation tower

  • Better signs
  • Brandi gathering quotes for aluminum signs.



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