The minutes of the April 6, 2021, meeting of SPAN held at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom:
Present: Kelly Furman; Amber Clingerman; Amy Bullard; Rose Jeanne Strakal; Hugh Miner; Nicole Malbone; Sandi Bastedo; Jennifer Peeso; David Hickey
1 Kelly Furman opened the meeting at 6:57.
2 Amber reported a closing balance of $10,528.73. We are all caught up with Cornell through March.
3 Rose Jeanne reported 90 members. There was $125 in extra donations in March and 10 paid dues. We discussed a way to pay dues on line. Pay Pal charges a fee. Hugh said he would mention it in his next newsletter.
4 SPAN is registered for Canal Clean Sweep. There is a sign up sheet. SPAN members will divide their efforts to picking up debris along the trail and near the Blockhouse and in spreading mulch near the campsites. Span will provide sandwiches and water for the volunteers.
Sandi Bastedo moved and Rose Jeanne seconded,“...that SPAN will order sandwiches for the Clean Sweep volunteers from the West Side Deli“. Motion passed.
5 Under Old Business, it was stated that there will be a bike rodeo on Juneteenth. We will set up a committee on April 29th.
There is a community picnic scheduled for July 26, co-sponsored with the Historical Society to be held at Lauraville landing. SPAN is to provide the meat; other organizations will bring a dish to pass. The Historical Society will provide the program.
6 The memorial plaques in honor of Tom Castellano are at the SPAN office.They need to be attached to the Little Red Bookshelves. Sandi moved and Nicole seconded that“...SPAN pay for the materials to attach the plaques.“ Motion passed.
Hugh stated that we need volunteers to work on organizing the Little Red Bookshelf books at the SPAN office. We need bookshelves. Hugh moved, and Rose Jeanne seconded“...that SPAN pay up to $300. to build bookshelves.“ Motion passed. We will check with Connie and Glen Martin before attaching any shelves.
7 The Master Gardener program needs to settle on a topic for the next presentation at 6:30 on May 4th. The choices are composting,tomato growing, sweet potatoes; and landscaping.
8 On May 8, the Saturday before Mother’s Day, kids must sign up at $10. per person. Virtual or in person
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9 Kelly Furman noted that we need to generate a list of activities and dates for next year. Hugh noted that 2023 is the 200th anniversary of Wayne County.
There is now a 10‘X10‘ canopy at the SPAN office. We may order another, if needed.
10 Meeting adjourned at 8:13