FICRA BOARD MEETING MINUTES
June 12, 2014
Board Attendees: Uwe Krohn, Hal Goodell, Jim Braden, Tony Moore, and Gina Olson. Bob Bowser and Howard Stapleton excused.
Uwe Krohn opened the meeting at 7:13 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance. Reminder for volunteers to sign and keep volunteer log book current as it is helpful to prove total of hours of volunteerism, and this can help with grant acquisition.
Minutes from the May 8, 2014 board meeting were unanimously approved.
President’s Report: Howard Stapleton and team are working on the FICRA directory update. It is now needing technical update to ease data compilation, continued updates, printing consideration. Time-lines have been set. George, Jim, Jeff Goodwin, and Howard Stapleton comprise this team. This has the potential to link into emergency preparedness and membership monitoring. Many options to offset cost of printing, including advertisements (prices to be confirmed). They are going to use same Printing Co. as last year. All Ficra Members are in the directory with current information and only contact information included as requested. Is this phone book used enough to justify the effort? has been asked. There was extensive discussion around being sure that information on individuals is only used as the individual has agreed to.
Treasure’s Report: Hal Goodell. Income of Plant Sale has been included, payment or expenses have yet to be shown.
FICRA 05-1 Checkbook: Balance: $13,617.09 06-1 Balance: $15,917.00
Money Market 05-1 Balance: $ 18,580.85 06-1 Balance:$18,582.43
PayPal Balance: 05-1 $ $1,122.27 06-1 Balance: $ $1,122.27
(Paypal balance reconciliation to be completed by Treasurer as funds are coming in for Ficra and Ficra Trust)
Membership is currently 333. It has been requested that treasurer create a graph of each month’s number of membership signups (August 2013 on), as it seems we are behind. Track on payment of dues against the budgeted receipts for the dues year. Hal will make a graph.
Social Activities: Jean Peterson.
A fall event to be named “Fall Fest” has been suggested by Jean Peterson and is being voluntarily planned by Julie Caviezel. Permit for food and liquor will need to be requested, and Jean will let her know.
Little Foxes Play group is working on getting another Musical Concert by Casper Baby Pants. Lisa Grey to coordinate.
A Rebate check for $192 sent to Jean for wine purchased to be deposited in the FICRA Trust
Fox Island Residents Movie Night at the NCC planned for Tuesday June 24th : Rain Man (1989 Hoffman/Cruise). Howard purchased a 10 foot screen/donation. Bring your favorite dish to share in a meal at 6:30 pm and movie showing at 8:00 pm. Nan Feagin hosting as a part of her Aging in Place awareness effort. The event is to be advertised as members or guests of members to comply with the food regulations.
Publicity: Jim Braden. Lynne continues to publish the Ficra Flash and eFlash. Howard with Team is working on making improvements to FICRA website (user ease of navigation or contact). Facebook is widely used media for communication and so this is may be incorporated in the future more. We are not competing with other Fox Island websites, but objective is to be as informative as possible. Posting will remain locked to administrator, due to lack of volunteers to monitor (ie avoid libelous and problem posts). FB page for FICRA is a community page, information only. Jim will advise the team on this limitation.
Special Committees: Hal: Ficra Fair kick off Planning meeting held. Info to be published soon. Same format, layout organizations. Music or Band originally discussed may not work out. New options being explored. Scavenger Hunt planned to engage fair goers to seek out each vendor, prize planned.
Membership Committee: See above
Treasurer comment/would like to look into using a Paypal swipe device (device is free of cost) option for payment of dues with credit cards at the FICRA Fair directly into paypal account. Hal will email information to board for evaluation. In future board or financial committee to discuss increase to membership dues and rental rates.
Unfinished Business: None
Movement to Adjourn at 8:35pm. Unanimously approved.
Next Meeting is July 10, 2014.
Respectfully submitted by Gina Olson, Secretary