Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Association
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
August 15, 2014
The meeting of the Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Association Board of Directors was held at the Cove Ridge Center on August 15, 2014 at 12 pm. Present at the meeting were Robert Chapman, Gretchen Cope, Larry Fleenor, Joe Fuller, Megan Krager, Bob McConnell, Joan Short, Ron Short, and Dale Taylor.
Approval of Minutes:
Bob McConnell moved to approve the minutes from the June 20 meeting. Ron Short seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously.
Joe Fuller delivered the Treasurer’s report. A full copy of the report is filed in the Secretary’s archive.
Bob moved that the financials be approved as reported. Dale Taylor seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously.
Joan reported that the new website is up. She reminded the members that they may need to type in the address rather than using the cached links in their browsers. The other links may still go to the old page.
Blockhouse Volunteer Report:
Dale thanked Joan for pulling in additional volunteers to fill the slots throughout the summer. He reported that starting from May there had been a little over 1,000 visitors to the Blockhouse.
Robert reported that the year was going well and that revenue was up overall. Robert thanked the Association for staffing the Carter Cabin during Railroad Day. He explained that attendance was low due to the rain, but that there were still some people who braved the weather for the event.
Megan added that programs were going well and that participation was increasing. She also informed everyone that the new garden at the Stock Creek Interpretive Center was dedicated, and named for, Jean Brown.
Winter Summit: Sycamore Shoals to Boonesboro:
There was much discussion about hosting a summit at Cove Ridge for all of the partners along the Wilderness Road. Bob McConnell moved to host the summit, but charge a fee that would cover half of the total cost with the DBWTA covering the other half. Dale Taylor seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously.
Black Powder Safe:
The Board decided to store their black powder at their homes so there would be no need to purchase a safe for storage at the park.
Graphic Design for Second Banner:
There was much discussion about what should be on the second banner. The general consensus was to use photos that represent the entire Wilderness Road.
Daniel Boone Interpretive Center:
Bob reported that the design for the interpretive center was basically finished. He added that they were scheduled to meet in early September and that Design Minds was supposed to come back with the final version at that time. Bob asked the Board to consider trying to raise funds to assist with the exhibits in the Visitor Center. Bob explained that after the design is complete Design Minds will inform the Association of what will need to be supplied as far as clothing, accoutrements, etc.
There was no old business.
Bob moved to make Jean Brown an honorary lifetime member. Dale Taylor seconded that motion and it was approved unanimously.
Ron explained that he would like to put together sort of a concert, so to speak, featuring The Warriors. He thought it would be a good idea to introduce the community to Cherokee song and dance. Ron explained that he could probably find money for the event. He also explained that if anyone else had any ideas that he could write into the grant he would be happy to do so.
Joan explained that an EZ up tent would be very useful for events such as Home Craft Days. Bob moved to purchase the tent. Ron seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously.
Bob moved to give $100 to a charitable organization in memory of Sally Kelly’s late husband. Ron seconded the 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.