GCWG Board Meeting Minutes 8/2/20
Aug 2, 2020 5:30 pm Zoom meeting
The meeting was called to order by Beth Collins. TThe following people were present: Beth Collins, Gary Piper, Joyce Clair, Monica Sandstorm, Ingrid Anderson, Toni Wujek, Al Rothenbach, Roxanne Singler, Jack Reichert, Steve Henning.
Clayton Cornwell from the Forest Service was present to discuss volunteer opportunities for this summer. Because of the pandemic, he gave a history of what needed to take place before the GCWG could volunteer. He explained that for any volunteers to work, not just GCWG, a risk assessment needs to be filled out by him and a volunteer agreement that lists a general idea of activities . Then this has to be approved by his supervisor. Also there can be no volunteering in large groups. He will do the paper work this week and let us know when it is approved. Then the board can get into details for various projects. The following ideas were discussed and will be listed on the work access sheet.
Clayton suggested other projects:
Roxanne asked about the rules for using the AA barn as GCWG reserved it for August 9 for the annual picnic. Right now only 10 people are allowed in the barn. The county rules say 50 people can be allowed at a group gathering. It was decided to cancel the annual picnic for these reasons. Roxanne will cancel the reservation.
Ingrid Anderson brought up the Trail Ambassador program that we used before. Small groups hiked trails and looked for fire rings to deconstruct or other work that needed to be done. This is similar to the Light Trail Maintenance hikes. These hikes will be organized as soon as we receive the paperwork from Clayton.
Gary Piper brought up the meeting he had with Bob Fanch of Devils Thumb about a land swap he was proposing to the Forest Service. Gary showed us a map of the area involved where Devils Thumb borders the Indian Peaks Wilderness. It is a 2-4 year process with the Forest Service. GCWG needs to consider how to respond.
It was discussed whether to cancel dues for this year since we have no expenses because of inactivity. Toni Wujek moved we forgo dues this year. Ingrid Anderson seconded the motion. Motion passed.
It was moved by Roxanne Singler that the meeting be adjourned. Seconded by Steve Henning. The meeting was adjourned at 6:50pm
Joyce Clair, Secretary