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FICRA Board Meeting Minutes 03-10-2022

Fox Island Community & Recreation Association 
Board Meeting Minutes 
Thursday, March 10, 2022 7:00PM 
Nichols Community Center, Fox Island, Washington 

2022-2023 FICRA Board of Directors
Miguel MartinezPresident
Lindsey JensenVice President
Aileen JonesSecretary
Hal GoodellTreasurer
Candy WawroDirector
Matt DesjardinsDirector
Wes KingDirector

March FICRA Minutes

Meeting called to order at 7:25 pm

Board Attendees:  Hal Goodell, Candy Wawro, Weston King, Miguel Martinez, Aileen Jones, and Lindsey Jensen, Matt Desjardins

Approval of Feb. 10 FICRA Board minutes:  Aileen Jones made a motion to accept the February minutes and Hal Goodall seconded such motion.  February FICRA minutes approved.

Public Comments:  None

President’s Report: 

Focus is to get to know each other again given the hiatus from Covid and Covid restrictions.  Miguel pledged to be open and honest about budget with no hidden agendas.  He further stated that there will be lots of conversations with Board members on email chain or zoom prior to the Board meetings to move through topics quickly and efficiently.    

Treasurer’s Report:

Checking: 34,106.29

Savings: 25

Money Market:  31,169.74

PayPal:  1156.47

Current membership: 362, expired 20-21: 141, expired 19-20: 102

Reminder that funds from dues goes toward the FICRA events.

Unfinished Business:

Events calendar:  Candy will put dates and events on the FICRA calendar. Board members or community members that wish to help on any event should contact Miguel.  Miguel will forward the name and contact to the lead Board member on that event.  Scheduled FICRA events are listed below with anticipated budget:

Magical Strings – March 18th beginning at 7:30 pm ($750) As of March 10th, there were 56 tickets sold with more anticipated

Easter Egg Hunt April 15th beginning at 10:00 am ($1000) 

Wire Sculpture Make and Take – May 13 (no cost to FICRA – paid event)

June Summer Solistice – Tuesday, June 18st ($1500)

Summer Concert – July 8th ($1500)

Summer Concert – July 22nd (1500)

FICRA Fair – Saturday, August 13th (Trust budget)

Ice Cream social – August 30th ($500)

September FICRA Friday – September 16th (no cost to FICRA – paid event)

Trunk or Treat with Voyager October 29th ($500)

FICRA Friday – Nov. 11th ($500)

Christmas Tree – December 4th ($2000)

FICRA Friday – January 13th ($500) 

Sports Equipment:  Necessary equipment that is still needed are balls, batting net, pitching net, pitching machine, etc.  The list is about $850.  Also needed are soccer equipment of balls, nets – $1500.  Equipment to eventually be loaned out on a reservation system.  Craig asked if we thought about a donation drive and wish list. Hal asked for a formalized plan.  Wes to compile list that can be published in the Flash and on social media.  Miguel asked for a $1000 for startup.  Jim Braden reiterated not to have too many activities that consume all our time.  Wes to get list out.  Lindsey to publish Amazon “wish list” on FICRA social media page. 

Miguel asked for a Budget Ratification:  Aileen made the motion and Lindsay seconded.  Vote taken and was unanimous. 

New Business:

FI Action with PenMet:  An Island group wants to disengage from PenMet and form a Fox Island Park district separate from PenMet to further protect the DeMoley Nature Sandspit and the Fox Island Pier.  Hal suggested that FICRA and FICRA Trust remain neutral.   Craig mentioned that to ask us to support it without having seen it (the full informative packet) is not in our best interest.  Wes mentioned that we need to know if we are restricted legally with our current tax status from political discourse and was this topic “political” in the legal sense.  Howard Stapleton (President of the Trust) stated that individual Board members can do as they please to support or not support the idea but that the C-7 status of the Trust could be in jeopardy with support.  FICRA is a C-3 status and has different restrictions.  Hal mentioned that this topic could cause division within the community.  He further suggested we need to protect the FICRA and FICRA Trust so that the whole community feels included in both FICRA and FICRA Trust activities.  Action tabled.

Meeting adjourned 8:08 pm