April 26, 2012 Meeting Minutes

1. J Bursolutions company assisted us with getting the GoDaddy account into Flathead CORE’s name and with Patti Mason as the contact. We will update the credit cards on the account before March 26, 2013.  Also, Chris at J Bursolutions said he could help us find someone who is knowledgeable in Word Press. So Patti will work with him on that and also to follow through on finding out if GoDaddy can fix our slow and “timing out” website problems.

2. Patti and Laura have created a list of things that need to  be fixed on the website and we are double-checking that we have everything listed on there so we can send it to these new Word Press people and get some quotes. We can pay for it through another grant from the Sustainability Fund.

3. Laura will send an email to Hillary to let her know we’ ve moved on.

4. Teresa gave an update on the Earth Day event at FVCC and she will be in contact with them for next year.

5. Leadership Flathead – Teresa and Patti had trunks there and the CORE display.  Big Brother’s Big Sister’s Executive Director , Tim Seivers, would like to work with us on putting together a “Get Outside Passport” for the matches who go to a series of public lands or places (museums) and at the end of the year, get an award for what they’ve achieved.  Kathy Martin suggested that this could be a pilot for Flathead CORE to get people interested in getting out to the resource sites. Maybe it’s a “sculpture walk.” There were about 25 people there.

6. Creston Fish Hatchery is having their Nature Explore Teacher Workshop on May 8, 2012. There are CEUs available for teachers. It’s at 795 Mennonite Church Road. Contact Evie Bradley, Evie_Bradley@fws.gov

7. Laurie Lapan is sorry that she’s  been out of touch but she is still planning on us doing a pre-workshop for the MT Early Childhood  Conference in October. Flathead Lutheran Camp is $250/day and it’s 3 miles south of Lakeside. There’s room for 50 people.  They are looking for a scenic place that can host that many people. There’s also another Lutheran Camp closer to Bigfork that Kathy mentioned. Laura needs to check on whether the Community Building is available. Lone Pine is still an option as well. Dates for breakfast could be Mondays for Kathy (not 5/7).  We should check with Holly/Debby and maybe Brett? Holly is happy to help but doesn’t have to be involved so Teresa and Patti can do that.  October 18, 9-3:30 and the food and travel will be provided by conference. Laura could meet with Laurie and see if we can combine with PLT certification/books or just re-do the “Reconnecting” workshop again. So maybe the PLT fits in for the afternoon instead of our 3 stations of activities.

8. Please get Teresa more things for CORE display by May 10. Laura should check with Marc about table for Forestry Expo. display.

9. Next meeting is not until September 13, 2012.