Board Meeting Minutes – Feb. 15, 2013

Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Association

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

February 15, 2013


The meeting of the Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Association Board of Directors was held at the Cove Ridge Center on February 15, 2013 at 12 pm.  Present at the meeting were Gretchen Cope, Larry Fleenor, Erwin Forrest, Megan France, Joe Fuller, John Mullen, Ishmael Richardson, Joan Short, Ron Short, John Stafford, and Dale Taylor.


Approval of Minutes:

Larry Fleenor moved that the minutes from the October 19, 2012 meeting be approved as written.  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.


John Stafford moved that the financials be approved as reported.  Erwin Forrest seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously.


Park Report

Ishmael Richardson reported that the park was in good shape and had grown considerable in the past few years by adding cabins and an additional campground. Ishmael passed out figures from the 2012 Christmas Lightings. He added that having volunteers from the DBWTA at the Carter Cabin was a great addition to the Lighting Programs and that the park would love to continue that in the future.


Kane Gap Trail Report

All those in attendance who had hiked the Kane Gap Trail agreed that the trail was very interesting and worth preserving. Ron Short reported that the trail that runs across Kane Gap now is actually an old mail route, which may have also been altered some due to logging and all terrain vehicle traffic.  He added that some parts of the original trail had been identified in the past, but that it would be difficult trying to confirm any parts of it now.


Nomination of Officers for 2013

A nominating committee was put together to nominate the officers for 2013. That committee was to consist of Bob McConnell, Wanda McConnell and Margaret Crouch. Joan announced that the vote would take place at the March meeting.


Plans for Siege

Joan reminded those in attendance that the 2013 Siege was scheduled to take place on the 20th and 21st of April. She added that if anyone wanted to attend the events committee meetings and help with the planning they were more than welcome. So far the plans for the 2013 Siege were to have different dramatic and educational presentations throughout the two day period as opposed to having one larger dramatic presentation. Joan added that they were also planning to offer the Native American and African American voices in a way which they had not been heard at the Siege before.


There was some discussion about changing the name of the Siege and a few ideas were tossed around. There was also much discussion about advertising opportunities for the Siege.


Trail Talks

Joan announced that Micah Swimmer would be coming on February 23 to do a Cherokee Language and Dance workshop. All members in attendance received a flyer for the event.


Old Business:

Joan announced that Ron and Dale would be working with Joe for the annual audit.


New Business:

There was no new business.



There were no announcements.



John Mullen made the motion to adjourn. Ron Short seconded that motion and it was approved unanimously.