General Membership Meeting – May 15, 2017

Friends of the Mahoning River

General Membership Meeting – May 15, 2017, 6:30 PM

Meeting Location: The Oak Hill Collaborative, 507 Oak Hill, Youngstown

    1. Welcome/Introductions
    2. Message from our Treasurer – Sara Smith: Update on Lupo money.
    3. Committee Update: If you have questions about any of the committee projects, please seek out a committee member.
      • Education Committee – Ed, Colleen, and/or Felicia
      • Restoration and Preservation – Tom Smith
      • Recreation – Don, Pete, Ed Haun, and Joel
      • Communication and Membership – Sara & Don
      • Grants and Fundraising – Sara, Patricia, & Susan
      • RiverFest – Patricia – We need volunteers; if you are willing and able, please contact FOMR via email or phone (see below).
    4. Upcoming Events and Old Business: FOMR’s Website development – our website is evolving, check it out at
      • Water Quality Committee is planning a Sampling Day; if interested, contact Stuart Smith at or the FOMR email at
      • ODNR’s Paddle Ohio event is scheduled for Sunday, July 9th on the Mahoning River in Trumbull County. Contact us for more information.
    5. New Business: Political liaison; FOMR summer party
    6. MAHONING RIVERFEST MEETING: The RiverFest is June 3rd, with a paddle June 4th. That is only about 3 weeks away!
    7. Other

      Adjournment of meeting.

Next meeting: General Membership June 19, 2017.

Mission Statement: Friends of the Mahoning River advocates to improve the quality of the Mahoning River through education, restoration, and recreation.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has ~ Margaret Mead

For more information, call Patricia Natali Dunbar – 330.719.2337.