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Oct 8, 2015


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


Uwe opened the meeting at 8:29 pm with a greeting. 

Minutes from the Sept 10, 2015 meeting approved.  Motioned by Braden, and seconded by Bowser. 


President’s Report:  

Uwe states he has invited our State Representative, Michelle Caldier, to attend the December monthly Ficra Meeting.  Lisa asked to publicize this as an opportunity for Fox Island Residents to meet their representative. 

Uwe would like to see FICRA install a sound system in the NCC auditorium eventually and suggests improvements to the acoustics. Bob Bowser offered to help.  George Metzger, Jim and Bob to discuss and collaborate ideas.  


Consent Calendar: No items.


Treasure’s Report: Hal Goodell 


FICRA  09-01 Checkbook: Bal: $32,849.74  09-30 Balance:$31,707.34

Money Market  9-01 Balance: $18,605.73     9-30 Balance: $18,607.26

PayPal Balance: 8-01 $96.19 9-30  Balance: $23.97


Hal reports a deposit was made to Trust in bank error for Ficra, but he is working to resolve this and update to reflect true balance is forth coming.  

Current Membership: 294, and past due members 173 on list not yet renewed  


Committee Reports:


Special Committee report: 

Christmas tree lightning: More volunteers needed. Uwe would like to resell and have a reorder of Ficra Fair Sweatshirts.  Gina to work with Lisa to advertise. 


Mens Coffee is still going well, and being hosted at personal residences while the kitchen is in remodel status.  


Membership Committee: Bob Bowser. He will be individually contacting the previous members who have not renewed.  Goal is still 460 members in 2016. They are doing well. Will plans to contact 174 to renew, and Lisa to help send emails if needed. 


Publicity: Jim Braden reports Lisa Stapleton (with Howard) is continuing to do a tremendous job at keeping the website and Ficra Eflash fresh and relevant. Lisa reminds the Board that all articles or notes to be published in the Electronic Flash publication are needed by the 20th of each month, the 27th is the last call, the final edit takes place and is returned to who sent it by the 29th, and the published draft will be sent out to Fox Islanders on the 1st of the month. The printed Flash however will go out only 3-4 times/year.  


Fair Shirts Committee: Gina Olson is soliciting FI residents to submit design ideas for next years shirt design. No contacts so far.  Uwe would like to have shirts for Sale at the Tree lighting. Gina suggests reprinting the sweatshirts only, and the board agrees.  Lisa to send out advertising.  Jim suggests we use the bridge sign. 


Unfinished Business: 


Michel has changed his mind about setting up a Ballroom Dance on Fridays due to personal conflicting time constraints.  Jim has heard back from the HS students who want to host a dance however they have not obtained all the information requested by the Board yet. 


New Business: None


Motion approved to Adjourn at 9:00 PM.


Next Meeting is Nov 12, 2015.  


Respectfully submitted by Gina Olson, Director