September 2017 – General Membership Meeting

Friends of the Mahoning River

General Membership Meeting – September 18, 2017,6:30 to 7:45pm

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

  1. Welcome/Introductions
  2. Ohio Watershed Leadership (OWL) Conference – Held at the Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area. Stuart, Felicia, and Colleen attended and will present a summary of the conference and how FOMR become associated.
  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 – response from Dominion Grant
    • Restoration and Preservation – Tom Smith
    • Recreation – Don – update on the Girard Launch; Warren buoys, Yo. Signs, Pete, Ed Haun, and Joel
    • Communication and Membership – Sara & Don- 55 paid, 822 Facebook,
    • Grants and Fundraising – Josh – discussion about upcoming grants; Susan – results of our jewelry fundraiser in August and possible upcoming fundraisers; Sara, & Patricia
  4. FOMR Paddle – up for discussion – Girard Launch Opening? Halloween? partner with TCT? Open to the community?
  5. Mill Creek Holiday Tree Decoration Event – Susan
  6. Upcoming Events and Old Business: FOMR’s Website development – our website is evolving, check it out at
  7. New Business: Political liaison; signage project for the river corridor; fundraising project.
  8. Other

Adjournment of Meeting

Next meeting: General Membership October 16, 2017., 6:30pm to 7:45pm

Mission Statement: Friends of the Mahoning River advocate improving 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


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