called to order at 7:30pm by Ken Beyer - Chairman.
Ken Beyer, Gayle Baum, Mike Baum, Dan Green, Karen Walzer, Shari
Kondrup, Bill Dudley, Laura Stone, Rick Dutko, Pat Stevens and Tom
minutes of the January meeting were approved.
Karen Walzer: Karen has not heard anything about our budget request.
She is going to inquire if we can spend a portion of the proposed
budget before the official approval.
Secretary / Membership:
Dan Green: Dan sent out a reminder notice for the monthly meeting. He
also sent a reminder and cancellation notice for the Full Moon Hike.
Ken Beyer and Barbara Usack: Ken Beyer, the Pathfinders webmaster, is
continuing the work of upgrading the website. Barbara Usack reported
that we have 80 likes on Face book. She has been adding upcoming
Resource Education Center (FREC):
Rick Dutko: There will be a winter Full Moon Hike on 3/6/15. The
Pathfinders will be providing refreshments. The Backyard Forestry
program continues on the second Thursday of each month at 7pm,
registration is through the NJ Forestry Assoc. The FREC will be
starting Saturday programs on the second Saturday of the month in
April. They will be having family programs on Thursday mornings in
July and August. Four of the eight trails at the center have been
reblazed. The AARP walking club is going for a hike on 2/24 at
Karen Walzer, Tony Santa Maria, and Tom Stevens:
The entire trail is passable all the way to the dam. The trail will
need to be marked. Karen Walzer reported that a portion of the trail
still needs cleaning. A Spring clean-up day was discussed but no date
Silver Stream Trail:
Laura Stone and Ken Beyer have walked the trail and stated the
chicken wire is holding up well. Dan suggested possibly trying to
remount a railing on the bridge. Tom Stevens said the railing has
been replaced three times already.
Kitay Living Trail:
The trail has multiple color markers which may be confusing, it needs
to be remarked in the spring.
Bill Dudley donated roofing nails to attach trail markers. Activities
for National trails Day for 6/6/15 have been suggested. Tom Stevens
suggested possibly having people at multiple trail locations to
conduct hikes or trail cleanups. Ken Beyer suggested that we should
have a table at Jackson Day, Fall Forestry Day and the Outdoor Expo
All candidates were running unopposed, a single vote
was cast by the recording secretary. The officers are:
Ken Beyer, Vice -Chairman- Tom Stevens, Treasurer- Karen Walzer,
Corresponding Secretary- Dan Green, Recording Secretary- Pat Stevens.
adjourned at 9:00 PM
Minutes submitted by Pat Stevens