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September 2010 Minutes

Minutes for 9/7/09 meeting




Minutes of the Sept. 7, 2000  General Membership Meeting


Meeting location: Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park

Attending: See sign up sheet

Also attending: Ken Abalos, MVBSP Staff


The meeting was called to order at 6:30 by Bob Hull, President

Officers attending were recognized so that those present would know who they are.

Jean Starr provided the refreshments for this month’s meeting.



   Motion to approve the minutes of the Aug. 3 meeting (Bob Hull), seconded (Peggy Hawbaker), unanimously approved.

   Treasurer’s report: Peg Hawbaker reported treasury has a total of $1,030.76. She also reported that the Friends had purchased 2 canopy tents for the park. The Friends received $30 in donations in the donation box. She had issued a $30 check for bird food.



   Bob Hull noted the Friends were represented by him at the Mesilla Valley Hospice fundraiser “Men Who Cook.” He thanked everyone for their support for the first Friends Breakfast that had almost 30 people attending. The next breakfast is scheduled for 8 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5. Bob moved to approve this date, Kathy Logan seconded. Hull asked members to come up with nominations for officers for elections in December.


Reports on project status:

   Flag brackets (Bob Hull): There was some dissatisfaction with the flag brackets. Bob Hull has agreed to return them to the blacksmith, to request decorative changes.


Other new business:

   After an extended discussion about the development of a Friends logo, the issue was tabled.

   A request was made for a new committee or person to plan programs, but there was no response at that time.

   Guy Powers proposed a butterfly festival in early fall as a possible signature event for the park. The issue was tabled.

   The members agreed to have the Board explore participation in the upcoming Renaissance Faire. Helen Moser moved to pursue the Faire, which was seconded by Roger Rothmaier. Moser was tasked with dealing with the application.


   Ken Abalos reported for the park that a levee is being built and sediment basins are being created.