Minutes December 2011 meeting

Minutes of Wild Warner meeting, Dec. 5, 2011

Members in attendance: Kathie, Jack, Marlene, Trish, Jim, Tim, Anita, Brooke.

Wildlife sightings: 2 red fox, 2 great horned owls, several hooded mergansers, downey woodpeckers, tundra swans on Lake Mendota.  Jim reported seeing “3 pairs of eyes glowing in the dark.” Species not identified.

Treasurer’s report: all 4 educators of Last Child In The Woods program have been paid.  Their salaries were increased to $250 each from original of $200 each.  Salaries were increased because of high quality of work and extra effort they put into the job.
Balance in checking acct: $488.05

Discussion of 2011 North Star award won by Wild Warner.

Anita Weir explained $25,000 in city budget for water quality study of Warner Park lagoon.  Additional $25,000 must be raised for study to go forward.

Caroling party set for Dec. 22, 7:30 p.m., meet at Jim and Trish’s house.

Marlene and Brooke to work on ideas and grant writing for next summer’s programs.

Discussion of getting table at Northside Farmers’ Market for soliciting new members.

Meeting adjourned.

Minutes taken by Tim Nelson