General Membership Meeting – November 20, 2017

Friends of the Mahoning River

General Membership Meeting – November 20, 2017

6:30 to 7:45pm

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

  1. Welcome/Introductions
  2. Committee Update: Questions about committee projects? Seek out a committee member, go to our Facebook page or website; or call Patricia at 330.719.2337.
    • Education Committee – Ed, Colleen, and/or Felicia – next meeting is November 13th at 6:30 pm at the Dash Inn on Mahoning Ave. in Youngstown
    • Restoration and Preservation – Tom Smith
    • Recreation – Don, Pete, Ed Haun, and Joel – update on the Girard Launch – dedication, ramp restrictions, signage, tree, vandalism, 4-wheeers,; Leo Memorial,-, Lowellville Dam, launch site, livery, Struthers Dam, Fish Tournament
    • Communication – Sara, and Membership – Don – 57 paid, 893 on-line members
    • Grants and Fundraising – Josh and Sara
  3. FOMR Paddle Discussion–Sunday, October 29th Paddle postponed till Spring due to state of mourning in Girard for Officer Leo.Tentative date(s) in Spring selected; Partner with Trumbull Canoe Trails; Open to the Community, good opportunity to get elected officials on the river.
  4. Mill Creek Holiday Tree Decoration Event – Susan
  5. YSU Homecoming Parade – October 28th – Felicia, Tom, Ed, Colleen report with pictures
  6. Old Business – FOMR’s Website development – our website is evolving, check it out at http://www.friendsofthemahoningriver.org. Searching for: Political liaison; signage project lead worker for the river corridor; ideas for fundraising projects.
  7. New Business: Open discussions with the Newton Falls Preservation Foundation; Pat Layshock (contact), Eastgate Advisory Board, Regional Chamber – Lauren Johnson & James Dignan – Don
  8. Other – Jan.- Riverfest committee meeting at 6:45

Adjournment of Meeting

December 18th Holiday Celebration at Oak Hill Collaborative

Next meeting: January 15, 2018
6:30pm to 8:45pm

Riverfest committee meeting at 6:45
at Oak Hill Collaborative


Mission Statement: Friends of the Mahoning River advocate improving the quality of the Mahoning River through education, restoration, and recreation.

For more information, call Patricia Natali Dunbar – 330.719.2337.
Contact us: Mahoningriverfriends@gmail.com
Check out our website: http://www.friendsofthemahoningriver.org
Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/131233927019825