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Friends of the Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park

Meeting Minutes

General Meeting – February 20, 2012 7:00 p.m.


Meeting location: Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park


Vic Crane, President, called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.


Present: Sign-in sheet, maintained with secretary copy of minutes.


New Business:

Presentation of Projects/Programs/Events possible for inclusion in 2012 Friends’ planning. Board members responsible for each project presented briefly on that project (list attached); at the end, sign-up sheets circulated for those present to volunteer to help. Resulting tally on attached sheet. 

Approval of meeting minutes from the January 7 meeting: Fred Yellon moved approval; Winifred Jahnke seconded; unanimously approved. 

Treasurer’s Report:  Fred reported that as of the last meeting, our account had a balance of $6,285.99. To this was added receipts of $152. From this, there were disbursements of $513.74. New balance = $5,924.25 as of 2/22. $45 received this evening. New balance = $5,969.25. Jerry Moser moved acceptance of the report; Annette Slater seconded; unanimously passed. 

Vic noted that we have an open board position; Jerry clarified that we have room on the board for several additional members. If anyone is interested, he/she should look at the application, which is on our website. 

News from the Park:  Jan asked for volunteers to help with the Geocaching event this Saturday, February 25, especially early in the morning when help is needed collecting parking fees for the anticipated 200-300 people who will arrive. Contact Jan if able to assist. 

The next Board meeting will be Monday, March 12.

The date and time of the next General meeting will be set as soon as Vic knows whether Martha Desmond is available to give her lecture on Burrowing Owls. 

Motion to adjourn (Jackye); seconded (Helen Moser); unanimously approved. Meeting adjourned at 8:25 p.m. 


Respectfully submitted,

Susan Ansara, Secretary