Board of Directors MeetingFriends of Lake Norman State Park April 9, 2018Lake Norman State Park Visitor’s Center
President Michael Polzin called the Board of Directors meeting to order at 5:45 PM.
Those in attendance and constituting a quorum were: Present: Michael Polzin, Jeff Cooper, Jenni Wyatt, Katie Gradert, Shannon Johnson, Kathie Kemp, James Pogue, Debbie Page, Vicki Taylor & ex-Officio Advisor Greg SchneiderAbsent: Alison Hemingfield and Jeff Pelchat Current BusinessMOTION by Vicki Taylor: Debbie Page will create a FLANO email address and purchase a domain name and website hosting for $144/year to begin designing a website for FLANO. The first year’s domain & hosting fees will be donated by an anonymous donor.Seconded by Jeff Cooper. Motion passed by unanimous assent.
ACTION ITEM: Debbie Page will begin designing a website for FLANO. Katie Gradert will follow-up with Friends of State Parks and Debbie Page regarding how to manage on-line payments on FLANO website. Kathie Kemp is designing FLANO logo for use on website and other promotional materials.
New BusinessDiscussed upcoming Bike-a-Thon on June 16, 2018 and possible ways FLANO can support the event. Katie Gradert and James Pogue are considering representing FLANO in the Bike-a-Thon.
Meeting adjourned at 6 p.m.
Following the meeting, Greg Schneider, Park Superintendent, conducted a two hour tour of the park and facilities. He informed the Board of upcoming park events and, when asked, gave suggestions for projects which would benefit the park. These suggestions included: Inviting a historian to give an educational lecture for the public, upgrading the fire rings and grills at the group campgrounds, adding lantern poles at the group campground, expanding hiking trails, promoting and partnering with events at the park including the June Bike-a-Thon and the September Bio-Blitz. Supporting the park’s efforts to acquire more land to expand the park, protect the watershed and improve the water quality in Park Lake. Minutes submitted by Secretary, Jenni Wyatt. Review and approved 4/19/18 by President Polzin.