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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Board Attendees:  Jim Braden, Hal Goodell, Naomi Grant, Miguel Martinez (arrived at 7:12pm) and Howard Stapleton.  Chad Gottschalk and Rob Moore were excused.

The meeting was called to order at 7:05 pm. 

Minutes from the December 13th Board Meeting, as posted to the website, were unanimously approved.

Public Comment:  None.

President’s Report:  Howard clarified that the motion passed at the December meeting was intended to reflect only that FICRA supports obtaining a deer census for Fox Island, if available.

Treasurer’s Report: Hal Goodell presented the report.  There were no issues.

  • Checking                  Dec 1        $27,511.82            Dec 31 Cleared Balance  $27,119.12
  • Money Market         Dec 1          18,701.48            Dec 31 Cleared Balance    18,711.01
  • PayPal                      Dec 1               654.52            Dec 31 Balance                       678.49
  • Membership            Total 317 for 2018/19, several members have yet to renew.

Unfinished Business:  None.

Committee Reports:

  • Social Activities – Miguel reported that there will be a meeting on Saturday at 10 am to plan for future events.  Ray Kittelberger sent out emails to 45 people about the meeting.   Lisa Stapleton also has been receiving comments via social media and will provide this information for the meeting.  FICRA Sponsored Dance Lessons are scheduled to begin in March.
  • Membership – Naomi reported that Membership Cards will be mailed tomorrow.  A letter to last year members that have not renewed will be sent by the next Board Meeting.
  • Senior Activities – Ray Kittelberger reported that he and Dave McHugh visited the block house located at the Fox Island Sand Spit and the building is literally a non‑heated “block house”.  Dave feels it may still be a viable option for a senior center.  There are planning to approach churches, the Museum, and FICRA, and bring together seniors to meet with Bob Riler (Pierce County Aging & Disability Resources) to brainstorm potential activities to be offered to seniors on Fox Island.  This might be followed by bringing in a Pierce County case worker to help with issues (hand rail in showers, ramps in place of stairs, etc.).  Ray has applied to Pierce Transit for a van for transportation for seniors to attend activities.  The county provides vans each year.  The application is dependent on having a 501(c)(3) organization to manage details related to maintenance of the van. Bob Riler Pierce County Aging & Disability Resources plan to have a booth at the FICRA Fair this summer to provide more information.

New Business:  None.

The meeting adjourned at 7:22pm.  The next meeting is February 14, 2019.

Respectfully submitted by Gina Olson for Secretary Chad Gottschalk.