Board Meeting Minutes – April 17, 2015

Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Association
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
April 17, 2015

The meeting of the Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Association Board of Directors was held at the Cove Ridge Center on April 17, 2015 at 12 pm. Present at the meeting were Jim Addington, Robert Chapman, Gretchen Cope, Larry Fleenor, Joe Fuller, Jean Hood, John Mullen, Joan Short, Ron Short, Jim Stallard, and Dale Taylor.

Approval of Minutes:
Larry Fleenor moved to approve the minutes from the August 15, 2014 meeting. Dale Taylor seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously.

Treasurer’s Report:
Joe Fuller delivered the Treasurer’s report. A full copy of the report is filed in the Secretary’s archive.

Dale moved that the financials be approved as reported. Jean Hood seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously.

Dale reported that the Audit showed no discrepancies and the Board thank Joe for his service as treasurer.

President’s Report:
Curtis Penix: Walk from Long Island to Boonesborough
Joan reported the Association is still making efforts to maintain partnerships along the trail. She explained that she had a few interactions with Curtis Penix as he walked along the Wilderness Road in honor of his fifth Great-Grandfather. Curtis even stayed in the Blockhouse for a night.

Shirts with new logo
Ron Short wore one of the new polo shorts with the new logo embroidery. Joan informed those in attendance that the shirts were availble for purchase and to get with her if anyone was interested in placing an order.

Blockhouse Volunteer Report:
Dale reported that there were still several vacant spots to fill on the schedule. He asked Gretchen to send out the volunteer schedule the first of each month.

Park Report:
Robert Chapman reported that the governor was no longer intending to stay overnight at the park or have dinner at the Cove Ridge Center. He informed the Board that if any other changes occurred he would ask Gretchen to notify them.

Robert thanked the Board for purchasing the first half of the rails for the Blockhouse interpretive area. He informed them that they would purchase the other half once the new fiscal year kicked in.

He also informed the Board that the park would be hosting Seldom Scene and Tyler Hughes on June 18 as part of the Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming. Tickets were set to go on sale by May 1st for $25 each.

It was agreed that the Blockhouse and Carter Cabin would both be open for Railroad Day on July 18.

In Megan Krager’s absence, Joan reported that they had been working on the Wilderness Trail Institute and the Travel Through Time workshops. She also informed those in attendance that the Virginia Is For Students Tour still had several vacancies and urged the members to pass the information along to any highschool students that might be interested.

Daniel Boone Interpretive Center:
Robert C. reported that hopefully the governor would be going to the site of the new Interpretive Center during his visit.

Old Business:
There was no old business.

New Business:
Ron Short explained that the Boone Trace organization was planning on applying for a grant to start the process of having the portion of the Wilderness Road that is often referred to as the Boone Trace declared a National/Historical Trail. Ron further explained that John Fox wanted to list the DBWTA on the application as another group that is interested in being designated as a National/Historical Trail. Ron moved that the Board allow the Boone Trace organization list the DBWTA on their application as a group that is also interested in applying for a Nation Trail designation. Larry Fleenor seconded that motion and it was approved unanimously.

There were no announcements.

Bob made the motion to adjourn. Ron seconded that motion and it was approved unanimously.
Action Items:
 Gretchen – Send out reminder to pay annual dues with next Association meeting reminder and send out volunteer schedule the first of each month.