FICRA Board Meeting Minutes 5-8-2014


May 8, 2014

Board Attendees: Uwe Krohn, Hal Goodell, Howard Stapleton, Jim Braden, Tony Moore, Bob Bowser, and Gina Olson.

Uwe Krohn opened the meeting at 7:03 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Bob Bowser introduced.  Attendees were asked to sign-in. Volunteer hours noted.

Minutes from the April 10, 2014 board meeting were unanimously approved.

President’s Report:   Uwe would like to institute a “Movie Night” and Potluck with or without theme, consider outdoors if weather is good.  Uwe sights past lectures have been popular and would like to start another lecture like this. A Big thank you to Lynne Goodwin for her work in the Easter Egg Hunt.

Consent Calendar: nothing

Treasure’s Report: Hal Goodell.  Plant Sale Profit from this month is $2, 257.75, which is divided between FICRA, Sand N Soil, and the FI Garden Club


FICRA    04-1 Checkbook: Balance: $13,481.44      05-1 Balance: $13,617.09

Money Market  04-1 Balance:  $18,579.32               05-1 Balance:$ 18,580.85

PayPal Balance: 04-1 $1,122.27         05-1 Balance: $ $1,122.27 

Membership is currently 333

Committee Reports:

Social Activities:

An Open House is set for the last Sat in May to be held by rental coordinator, Jen Bush. There will be some decorated tables and snacks.

Gina volunteered to invite a lecturer for Mason Bee presentation. Howard will help with whoever volunteers to Chair the movie night committee.

Publicity: Gathering at Braden’s home to have discussion: Uwe, Lynne, Kalli Ostner and Stapletons attended.  Lynne and Kalli continue to be involved in creativity.  Howard and Jeff to help improve the technical aspect of communication.  Constant Contact, and FaceBook updates. Lynne continues to help produce the FoxIsland eFlash. Lynne & Lisa Stapleton working together to put this together.  Karen continues posting bridge signs.

Special Committees:  

Membership Committee: No chair at this time. A representative should be present to help FICRA membership sign-up at other NCC events.

Audit Committee Report by Ray Kittelberger.  Audit members are Joan Broughton, Lori Imel, and Ray Kittelberger. The Audit committee determined FICRA & TRUST financial statements present fairly.  In all material respects, the financial condition of FICRA and the Building Trust is sound as of Dec 31, 2013. FICRA made $4500 and Trust made $7500, not including $29,000 in grants for flooring and roofing on garage. Total a little over $40,000.  The Nature Center land and the Nichols Community Center (NCC) land are carried at cost.  The NCC building and improvements are recorded at cost and then depreciated. A full report will be kept on file and available upon request. Some suggestions in Audit report, carry overs from last year, action not taken.  Audit committee and Board should meet to go over those recommendations, like fees and internal controls.  Hal will be using a Non-Profit Quick Books program.

Unfinished Business:  None

New Business:  

FICRA Fair in planning.  Hal has updated vender applications. A kick off meeting is planned for one day between now and end of May to coordinate volunteers. Dave was Co-chair last year and has submitted suggestions.  Last year was  successful. Dan Spencer is set to play music again this year.  A consideration still to be made for Bands to be paid. Andy Joy (concert pianist) mentioned possible participation. Raffle Room by Spencer, and Garden Show by Barbara. Last year there was a volunteer for Bingo Room for this fair. Back field parking was successful. Damage to field may interfere with kids games location.  Ralph and Jill Christ have volunteered to host the kick off party.

Bob Bowser presented a large map of all properties of fox island and ownership names.  This is to be utilized further for emergency management.

Movement to Adjourn at 7:56 pm. Unanimously approved.

Next Meeting is June 12, 2014.  

Respectfully submitted by Gina Olson, Secretary

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