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FLMR Summer 2019 Newsletter, Issue 5 (1)

FLMR June News

Monthly News Roundup

June 27, 2019

The following is a slightly shortened version of this month’s board meeting minutes, provided to the FLMR membership to keep you up to date with what is going on in FLMR.

In attendance were board members Katy Lustofin, Di Krivchenia, Elin Jones, Matt Halfhill, Sam Powell, Doug Albaugh; and executive director Tiffany Harvey.

The meeting was called to order by president Katy Lustofin.

Continuing Business:

FLMR logo and rebranding – Katy reported Sara Alway-Rosenstock in the Graphic Design Department at Marietta College did not find a student to work on this, but is willing to do it herself, for a fee – and the more we pay the more we get.  She did not name a price.  The board decided that we are willing to spend up to $250.

RiverSweep – Tiffany reported that a large amount of trash was collected and removed, on June 15.

Tecumseh Land Trust at Yellow Springs, Ohio – Tiffany traveled to Yellow Springs on May 29 to visit this land trust.  She found it informative and a good contact.  Tecumseh deals largely with farm land preservation.

New Business:

Muskingum Riverbank management plan for Marietta – the board voted in favor of having FLMR represented at this group.

Board recruitment orientation and training policy – we need to have a clear policy in place, as part of our code of regulations, and Tiffany emailed draft documents to the board prior to the meeting.  They are largely modeled after LTA recommendations, and the board is in favor of adopting them, with several additions.  Nominations, from any board member, should be made early in the year (like February), for election in October, to allow time for attending at least three board meetings and an interview by the board.  Katy will email a revised draft to the board.

Donation from musical performance – on July 28, Di’s son will be performing classical and modern music at 3:00 p.m. at McDonough Auditorium at Marietta College, and he is going to make a very generous donation to FLMR of half the proceeds.

Raffle tickets – Tiffany will check on the cost of having tickets printed, with photos of the items, 200 tickets per item.  Drawing will be delayed until we have taken in an acceptable minimum amount on each item.

Dana Island workday – it was decided that this should be scheduled for April or May, to include pulling garlic mustard.

Pollinator habitat presentations by Katy – Master Gardeners July 9, 6:00 p.m.; Ohio River Islands August 8.


Future Dates:

Next FLMR board meeting – Thursday, July 25, 4:30 p.m., at Luke Chute Conservation Area,

immediately followed by:

FLMR Potluck Picnic – Thursday, July 25, 6:00 p.m., at Luke Chute Conservation Area – bring your own beverage and table service and a dish to share.

Chanterelle mushroom picking party at Di’s home, 1496 Glendale, Marietta, at 9:00 a.m., July 6.  This will entail about a mile of hard hiking.  Wear long pants and hiking boots.  Bring bug juice and drinking water.

Future FLMR Potluck Picnics – 6:00 p.m. August 23, September 26 (but please note that the September board meeting will be on September 25 at the Beverly Library).

Fall board meetings, beginning with September, will be on fourth Wednesday at Beverly Library.

Inland Waterways – first weekend in August

Rivers Trails & Ales Festival – August 10; FLMR booth 3-7 (Beer Fest at same time).

Respectfully submitted,

Doug Albaugh, Secretary