Summary Notes from FOBC Steering Committee Meeting, Nov. 5, 2009 at the Brooklyn Branch Library

With no quorum present a vote to change bylaws to address FOBC’s use of a Fiscal Sponsor and a vote to adopt new dues category ($100 Business level) was postponed

After discussion, it was decided to compile and review a list of civic and other organizations that FOBC might consider membership in and then rank their benefit/suitability against budget constraints.

Project Manager’s Report
Mr. Gardin presented summary of activities since last meeting.

Brooklyn Centre Naturalists
At Mr. Gardin’s invitation, Ms. Gloria Ferris presented status of BCN’s efforts to have 44109 area become a Certified Wildlife Habitat Community, one of the first in eastern US, under a National Wildlife Federation program. She requested FOBC’s support to help achieve this in 2010. She also spoke of their application for a Re-Imaging Cleveland grant to convert vacant city lots in the Brooklyn Centre area. BCN might be featured program in FOBC’s Spring 2010 public meeting.

Mr. Gardin and Mr. Lincheck discussed how FOBC might apply for a CMAG grant due Nov 20.

Mr. Gardin distributed new FOBC brochures among attendees and requested that they be strategically distributed or placed.

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