Board Meeting Minutes – Feb. 21, 2014

Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Association

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

February 21, 2014


The meeting of the Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Association Board of Directors was held at the Cove Ridge Center on February 21, 2014 at 12 pm.  Present at the meeting were Jim Addington, Charlie Allen, Robert Chapman, Gretchen Cope, Erwin Forrest, Joe Fuller, John Mullen, Jim Stallard, and Dale Taylor.


Dale Taylor, presiding in the absence of President Joan Short, welcomed everyone and called the meeting to order.


Additions to the Agenda:

There were no additions to the agenda.


Approval of Minutes:

Charlie Allen moved that the minutes from the October 18, 2013 meeting be approved. Jim Stallard 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.


Jim Addington moved that the Treasurer’s report be approved. John Mullen seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously.


Park Report:

Robert Chapman reported that campgrounds were set to open on February 28. He also informed those in attendance that the new Secretary of Natural Resources, Molly Ward was planning to visit Natural Tunnel State Park in late April and that they were planning to host a dinner in honor of Secretary Ward at the Cove Ridge Center which would be open to members of the Cove Ridge Foundation and Advisory Board and the Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Association. Robert informed the Board that the Cove Ridge Foundation and Advisory Board had agreed to cover half the cost of the meal. He then asked if they would be willing to cover the other half. Charlie Allen moved to pay for half of the meal. Jim Stallard seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously.


Robert went on to inform the Board that an Alternative Spring Break group would be coming in from Ohio State University in mid-March. The group was planning to install a new playground in the Campground area as well as a few other odd jobs around the park.


Robert also announced that Railroad Day had been set for July 19 from 10am to 3pm.


Interpretation Activities:

Dale stated that he believed that having interpreters or re-enactors at the Carter Cabin during the Lightings was very beneficial.



Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Interpretive Center Update:

Joe reported that they had made progress, but had not yet begun construction on the facility. He added that the National Guard doing the earthwork was going to save a lot of money. He also informed the Board that they were currently waiting on approval from VDOT.


Kane Gap Trail:

Dale explained that the new location for the Interpretive Center was extremely close to the Kane Gap Trail and that there was a right of way that would allow guests to walk from the building right to the trail. There was much discussion about the importance of getting conservation easements along the trail.


Old Business:

Website Update

Gretchen Cope reported that an artist with the Times-News was continuing to refine the new artwork and logo based on our suggestions and as soon as that artwork was decided upon they would begin the transition to WordPress.


New Business:

Dale explained that Joan was interested in purchasing a banner stand to be used at Home Craft Days, the Farm Expo and other similar events.  Dale stated that he would try to get some quotes and see where to go from there.


Gretchen reminded the Board that the annual meeting was scheduled for March 21. She then passed out note cards and asked that everyone in attendance give write down their name and whether or not they were willing to serve again for 2014.



There were no announcements.



Charlie Allen made the motion to adjourn.