Monthly Archives: September 2006

Board Meeting 09-20-2006 – Minutes

Chris Tirpak, Mary Carew, Amy Smith, Diane Bandle, Jana Preheim, Jon Nordby, Kim Nordby, Nancy Spielkamp, Hermann Spielkamp

  • Jim Moore has been hospitalized and is no longer able to take on Treasurer’s responsibilities. Chris nominates Amy for position on the Board as treasurer. Vote: unanimous. Treasurer’s responsibilities, mail and keys handed over to Amy.
  • Extra newsletters were available for people to pass out.
  • Diane researched extra info on Aquacide for dealing with weeds in pond. Amy will try to identify the weeds this fall before they freeze. Will re-visit issue in spring when weeds begin to bloom again.
  • Jon said a new Eagle Scout project will start Oct. 7th on lower 715.
  • Trail work attendance was fair on Sept 12th. Next trail dates are Sept 30th at 9am and Oct 1st at 1pm.
  • Board will continue to solicit business sponsors with added advertisement & discount perks for membership.

Adjourned 7:50 pm

Trail Work Tonight!

This is a reminder that Friends of Monument Preserve will hold its monthly trail work tonight Tuesday 09/12/2006 at 6:00 PM. If you run late and we have departed the parking lot we will leave a note on the sign and I will carry my cell phone (number below) – just give me a call and I’ll let you know where we are.

We will work rain or shine unless there is lightning in the sky! The recent rain has left us with plenty of work to do before fall sets in!

We are also going to hold 2 additional work sessions this fall. The schedule is as follows:

Saturday September 30, 9:00 – 12:00

Sunday October 1, 1:00 – 4:00

We meet at the trail head parking lot, corner of Mt. Herman and Schilling/Nursery Rd. FOMP and USFS supply all necessary tools. You should bring water and work gloves (and maybe a rain jacket).

Work sessions generally last about 2 hours but you are welcome to stay for however long you are able. If you need directions or have any questions please contact us via email or you can call me directly. (info is under contacts)

Thanks, Chris


Newsletter is Out!

Well after a long hiatus and some misplaced records we have finally published the Summer 2006 FOMP newsletter. Many thanks to Amy Smith for taking on and doing a super job with the newsletter. Amy also reconstructed and re-computerized the FOMP membership database.

And with that complete we’d like to ask everyone to join or renew thir membership in FOMP. We don’t have an enourmous budget but we do need to buy occasional supplies, tools, and signs so every bit helps. We are working on a package of discounts with local merchants as a membership benefit. The membership page will list them soon. You memebership will run through 2007 so please join now! All membershipas are tax deductible. The form is downloadable on the membership page. Join FOMP today!

You can download the Summer 2006 newsletter right here. You’ll need Adobe Acrobat reader.

Board Meeting 08-23-2006 – Minutes

In attendance:

Chris Tirpak, Jon Nordby, Kim Nordby, Janna Preheim, Amy Smith, Bill Benson, Herman Spielkamp

  • Discussed cleaning up the pond. Amy will investigatge various treatment options.
  • Limbaugh Canyon update – the Canyon 40 purchase/swap is still moving through the USFS system. The Nevins family is still interested in making it happen and all parties are waiting for assessments to be completed. Forecast is late 2007 with a trail re-opening in early 2008.
  • Amy Smith has completed the newsletter. We reviewed and approved the newsletter to go out, our first in 2+ years. Thanks Amy!
  • All board members are going to try and get 2 corporate sponsors signed up and participating in a member benefits program.
  • Trails – Jon reports (and everyone agrees) the Preserve trails have taken a pounding from the heavy rains this summer. Suggested and agreed to hold two additional trail work days this fall. Remaining trail schedule is as follows:
    • September 12 – Tuesday – 6pm – this will probably be the last weekenight for the year
    • September 30 – Saturday – 9am – 12pm
    • October 1 – Sunday – 1pm – 4pm
  • Meeting Adjourned