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
- 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
- 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.
- Mill Creek Holiday Tree Decoration Event – Susan
- YSU Homecoming Parade – October 28th – Felicia, Tom, Ed, Colleen report with pictures
- 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.
- New Business: Open discussions with the Newton Falls Preservation Foundation; Pat Layshock (contact), Eastgate Advisory Board, Regional Chamber – Lauren Johnson & James Dignan – Don
- 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