Sycamore Island
Meeting Minutes


July 14, 2004


Present
Ann Marie Cunningham, Alan Gelb, Norman Metzger, Blair Bower, Johnna Robinson, Star Mitchell, Judy and John Lentz, Faith Earll, and Joe Hage.

Call to Order:
President Ann Marie Cunningham called the meeting to order at 8:15 p.m., outside by the Captainís Float.

Communications and Announcements:
Ann Marie Cunningham reviewed a folder of materials on trees given to the Club by the Bower family. It contains a detailed survey of trees on the Island done in 1972 and updated in 1976. In that era, there were 79 trees listed on the island (47 of them Sycamores). The folder was given to Norman Metzger [who publishes an excerpt on page seven]. A discussion of trees followed, and Alan Gelb suggested that we include some clearing of ivy on trees and do some work on Ruppertís Island at the Spring Workfest.

Treasurer's Report:
Alan Gelb presented the CY 04 Budget as of 6/30/04. He reported that the finances are on track to date.

Minutes:
There was no review of the June meeting minutes, as there was no quorum at that meeting.

Islander Report:
Editor Norm Metzger solicited contributions for upcoming newsletters.

Old Business:
A question was asked how plans were coming along for the renovation of the Caretakerís quarters. Ann Marie reported that the Building Committee will meet again when Jack Sanders returns. It was pointed out that the original funding will not be sufficient. Need for re-building the fund was discussed. No decisions on how to do that have been made to date. Alan Gelb suggested that options can be reviewed once the total cost of the project is known. Various types of possible assessments were discussed.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:00 p.m.

-- Peter Winkler, Recording Secretary