Present: John Cooper, Ed Northup, Helen Matthews, Aaron Mayson, Regina Browne, Margot Bissel, Mary Kralovec, Ralph Hudson, Betty Pope, Rick Martynec and Hank Jorgensen.
Introductions were made all around and a general discussion of the order of business. Ralph Hudson, Betty Pope, Rick Martynec and Hank Jorgensen are invited today because they have expressed interest in serving on the board. Outgoing members of the board are Regina Browne and Helen Matthews. Lauralee Bell, secretary, has resigned because of her commitments in Montana this winter.
A financial report was given by the treasurer.
A report from the Nominating Committee (Ed Northup, Aaron Mayson and Regina Browne) was heard concerning that process and recommendations. More on that later in the meeting.
The meeting schedule and proposed activity dates were passed out by John.
Under unfinished projects, Margot and Mary brought up the ID plant signs still be to installed at the refuge. Hank agreed to help with that project. Some suggestions were made for the speaker series and where to have them when the Bud Walker Park is closed for renovations.
General membership meeting will be next week (Jan. 22) at the Ambulance Center on Highway 85. At that monthly meeting a new officer slate will be proposed, and information about spring activities including Shindig, a possible potluck, membership drive, Childs Mountain tours, call for volunteers, etc.
The bookstore is ready to get new inventory and Lynn Cooper will work with Helen in the restocking and generally take over the managership of the bookstore.
Motion was made by Helen and seconded by Ed that Hank Jorgensen be an executive board member for the three year term and Rick Martynec be an executive board member for the two year term. Passed.
Motion was made by Ed and seconded by Helen that the slate officers to be presented to the general membership for vote is as follows: John Cooper, President. Ralph Hudson, Vice President. Ed Northup, Treasurer. Betty Pope, Secretary. Passed.
Motion was made by Ed and seconded by Helen that because of the late start by Association this year, and for this year only, yearly dues (normally due Dec. 1) will be due Feb. 1. Passed.
General discussion for new board members on the mission statement, upcoming activities, general meeting, etc.
Ralph will get dates of events posted on our website calendar and John will get an ad in the paper. Regina said she would work with Lynn on the membership and possibly Sandra Jean Corson will help if there is a potluck.
Regina Brown- Secretary