FLM Board Meeting Minutes March 24, 2015


Minutes of the 3/24/15 Board Meeting

The meeting was called to order at 1:03 p.m. by President Ginny Kafka.

Present: Ginny Kafka, Richard Small, Pat Bradley, John Hofstetter, Helen Tardif, Donna Hanan, Jaci Payton, Bob Ashe, Mike Skenfield, Sid Marsh, Carol Aquilina, and visitor Al Arieta

Correspondence: None

Approval of Minutes: It was moved by John Hofstetter, seconded by Helen Tardif to approve the minutes of the 9/23/14 board meeting as presented. The motion carried.

Acceptance of Treasurer’s Report: It was moved by John Hofstetter, seconded by Pat Bradley to accept the Treasurer’s report as presented by Sid Marsh. The motion carried.

White Pines Park Liaison Report: Ginny Kafka reported that work has been done to ready White Pines Park for opening by Easter with the help of CalFire who has cleaned up the entire park. SNAC will have a truck available at the park with kayaks, canoes, etc. on board for onsite rental.

Exhibit Report: Mike Skenfield reported that the new exhibit is in progress. Bill Kafka built the cabinets. Mike Skenfield will work on signage. Track lighting and a flat screen TV will be installed and Londa Patch will paint a mural. There was discussion regarding the possible addition of an exhibit showing teacher/principal Hazel Fischer’s impact on the community. Richard Small has information and materials to be used in this exhibit.

USFS Report: None


            Status of the Shay: No report

Scrap Metal Removal: Ron Glass will be removing the remains of the old saw mill from the premises.

Lawsuit:  An enormous amount of paper work has been assembled for the pending lawsuit that was filed four years ago when a volunteer working on the Shay climbed over the top and slipped off, breaking his collar bone and hitting his head. John and Ginny will give their depositions on 3/30/15. If this lawsuit goes to trial Ginny encourages FLM volunteers to attend as a show of support.

Security Camera: Some vandalism was done to the museum logging truck and a motor was stolen from one of the chain saws. Hstar has now completed the donation and installation of several security cameras. Ginny has sent them a thank you letter.

Sealing of Bleachers: The sealing of the bleachers will be completed prior to the Logging Jamboree on 9/5/15.

Gravel Path: The addition of 60 feet of gravel path is on hold.

Donation: Al Arieta has made a number of wooden cradles to hold pieces of the old Shay boiler that was replaced. Al has donated these cradles to sell in the LM store.


2015 Museum Opening: The Museum will open on 4/2. Bill Kafka has done a lot of work to get the grounds ready. Docents need to let Pat know when they can work.

TuCare: Pat Bradley reported that she attended a TuCare event where 350 people were in attendance. She enjoyed a great speaker and good food.

Logging Jamboree: Bob Ash has been working on things for the 9/5 Jamboree. Ideas regarding the raffle table are encouraged. There seem to be small items left unclaimed. It was suggested that any nice (“Bearly Used”) items or pieces that we might have at home could be donated for raffle.

Grant: John reported that our grant application through Toyota made it to the final stages but was not approved.

HGTV: Home and Garden TV will be visiting Calaveras County the end of March filming a TV show featuring vacation rentals. They have asked to film the Museum and our grounds.

Copier: The purchase of a Toshiba copy machine will be discussed at the next meeting.

Credit Card Scanner: The possibility of purchasing a credit card scanner was discussed. No decision was made.

Website Changes: Nhu Bergstrom has created a new website but it has not yet been transferred over.

Election of Officers: It was moved by John Hofstetter, seconded by Helen Tardif, to retain the current slate of officers with the addition of Jaci Payton to the secretary position. The motion carried. John White has volunteered to take over the position of Treasurer. It was moved by Bob Ashe, seconded by Helen Tardif to appoint John to this position, replacing Sid Marsh, effective 5/1/15. This will save the Museum $450 a month.

Computer Volunteer: Carol Aquiline volunteered her time to help with the membership list, donations, newsletter, etc.

Columbia College: Pat Bradley will be visiting Tom Hofstra’s Environmental Class at Columbia College on 3/26. She will be giving a highlight of the Museum and inviting them to the White Pines area to see what there is to offer here, such as the Museum, the lake, the Rim Trail, etc.

Adjournment: Ginny adjourned the meeting at 3:00 p.m.

Next Meeting: 4/28/15

Jaci Payton, Secretary

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