GCWG Board Meeting Minutes 6/9/19
Location: The meeting was held at The Peak in Winter Park
Board members present: Dick Sprague, Jack Reichert, Gary Piper, Beth Collins, and Bambi Statz.
Time: Some members arrived at 4:00 and ordered from the menu. The meeting began at 4:30 p.m.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES. Upon a motion by Jack, second by Bambi, the Minutes from the Board meeting on March 10, 2019 were approved.
TREASURER'S REPORT – Written report from Bob Saint – The account balance as of 6/8/2019 is $4536.39. Since January 1st the total inflows are: $270 from ANRA passes at Monarch, $317.42 from cat-hole trowels, a $5.00 donation from Amazon Smile, $560.48 from dues, $0.24 from interest, $7.26 from Badges. Total outflows are: $588.00 D&O insurance, $75 NWSA membership, and $580.65 for GCWG meal and entertainment for the Wilderness Ranger Academy. The Wilderness Ranger Academy expenditures were $1,067.65. The amount taken in for the dinner was $487. We had expected to take in at least $900, but not as many people came to the dinner as we thought would come, which resulted in a lot of left-over food and going into the hole for the food and entertainment that GCWG provided.
MEMBERSHIP REPORT – Written report from Bob Saint - Currently there are 71 paid households and a total of 127 people. There are three new members since January 1st.
TRAINING VIDEOS-Toni and Bob: The reviews about the training videos have been favorable. The videos seem error free. The videos would be a good review for members to watch before hosting cabins.
LEAD POSITIONS - The Board reviewed the Lead Positions and they are as are as follows:
ON-LINE SIGN UP SYSTEM.– The on-line sign up system for Cabin hosting seems to be going well. As of Sunday May 9th , no one was hosting this Sunday and and no one had signed up for next Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On last Saturday, June 8th, a member was there alone and no Forest Service person.
GRANTS - There has been no change in grant status at this time since the next grant cycle is in the Fall. Jack will keep in touch with Clayton on what projects the Forest Service might have that could benefit from Grant money. Then a grant project could be submitted with a support letter by USDA.
HTA AND SUMMER TRAIL WORK PROJECTS - Beth has contacted HTA on their projects. At this time HTA does not have work hikes that are in the wilderness. Joyce is looking for hike leaders and people for light trail work hikes on Wednesday (or other days as determined by the leaders). Joyce has list of suggested hikes from the Forest Service. It has been suggested that for members who want to do more hiking and less working they can hike ahead and those who want to work more could hike in early and work back to the group. There is a preference for Wilderness trails. All members are encouraged to report the bad trails and trails around Monarch that need maintenance. Jack is going to send out a form by email for members to report trail hazards or needed for trail maintenance.
MEMBERSHIP SURVEY - Discussion of a membership survey was postponed until the Fall meeting at which time a sub-committee may be appointed to prepare a survey.
VOLUNTEER HANDBOOK – Jack will ask Clayton to review the Handbook and to determine if he thinks changes need to be made. The Board postponed an update until after any revisions were made this year.
VOLUNTEER HOURS – There was no report on hours. Jack will ask Clayton which category should be used to report the volunteer hours members that worked on the dinner for Wilderness Ranger Academy.
NATIONAL WILDERNESS STEWARDSHIP ALLIANCE UPDATE – No report at this time.
CLOTHING INVENTORY – Bambi Statz/Sue Perkins. Bambi provided a written report. They are still working with George on orders for shirts and hats. A lot of visors and hats were sold. We decided not to sell visors, but will order 10 hats, and mixture of 14 team performance shirts. Motion by Jack, second by Dick, to refund Ann Rosati $42 for the shirt she bought because it was the wrong size and put that shirt back in inventory.
VOLUNTEER BADGES – No report at this time
SUMMER PICNIC COORDINATOR - Gary Piper volunteered to coordinate this summer's picnic.
JACK I DIDN'T SEE A DATE FOR THE FALL MEMBER MEETING?????
The next Board Meeting is Sunday September 22nd at the Peak at 5 p.m.. Spouses welcome to come after the meeting for dinner.
Motion to adjourn by Gary, second by Dick and passed unanimously.
Meeting adjourned at 6 p.m.
Minutes respectfully submitted by Beth Collins, Secretary