Board Meeting Minutes – Oct. 19, 2012

Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Association

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

October 19, 2012


The meeting of the Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Association was held at the Cove Ridge Center on October 19, 2012 at 12 pm.  Present at the meeting were Robert Chapman, Gretchen Cope, Larry Fleenor, Erwin Forrest, Megan France, Joe Fuller, Sally Kelly, John Mullen, and Joan Short.


Approval of Minutes:

Sally Kelly moved that the minutes from the June 15 meeting be approved as written.  Larry Fleenor 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.


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


Park Report

Robert Chapman reported that the park was winding down from the busy season, but that they were beginning to work on some other projects now that time allowed. Robert added that the Christmas lightings were scheduled to begin the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  Robert also announced that there was some woodpecker damage on the Blockhouse Visitor Center and that it was being addressed.


Joan and Robert discussed the possibility that the Blockhouse chimney needs to be cleaned before cold weather.  Robert stated that he would look into the matter.


Travel through Time

Megan informed everyone that Travel through Time is a 2-day workshop for local teachers.  During the workshop they hit several sites along the Wilderness Road and are given wonderful opportunities to gain knowledge that they can then implement in their classrooms.


Review of Summer Wilderness Trail Institute

Megan France reported that the Summer Institute went over well.  She explained that the Winter Institute focuses more on local teachers whereas the Summer Institute focuses on teachers across the region.  She added that the teachers that participated in the Summer Institute stayed in the lodges at the Cove Ridge Center and participated in the program from 8am to 9pm for the entire duration of the course.


Discussion Items

Kane Gap Trail Maintenance

There was much discussion on the matter of organizing a group to do some maintenance and marking on the Kane Gap Trail.  It was decided that there would be another meeting to discuss the matter further on Tuesday, November 13th at 6:30.


Dr. Larry Fleenor made a motion that a Kane Gap Trail Committee be established.  Sally Kelly seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously.


Activities along the Trail

Joan announced that Home Crafts Days was taking place that coming weekend, October 19, 20, and 21. The Park will have an information tent which they have offered to share with the DBWTA.


Autumn Harvest Festival

Joan reminded everyone that the Fall Festival was scheduled to take place the following week, Saturday, October 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Old Business:

There was no old business.


New Business:

There was some discussion about ways that might attract people and get them involved with the Association.



There were no announcements.



John Stafford made the motion to adjourn. Sally Kelly seconded that motion and it was approved unanimously.