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UW-Fond du Lac Arboretum Advisory Committee


Dr. David Demezas:  5:33-6:42 p.m.                              
Jo Ann Giese-Kent:  5:33-6:31 p.m.

Michele Keifenheim:  5:33-6:42 p.m.                            
Brian Kolstad:  5:33-6:42 p.m.

John McDowell:  Absent                                                   
Roger Rigterink:  5:33-6:42 p.m.

Margie Winter:  5:33-6:42 p.m.                                       
Brendan Wood-Taylor:  5:49-6:42 p.m.


Also present were Tracy McDermott, Julie Hellwig and Katie Theyerl.


1. Call meeting to order.

Chair David Demezas called the meeting to order at 5:33 p.m.


2. Approve minutes of the January 9, 2017, meeting.

Motion (Rigterink/Kolstad) to approve the minutes. Motion carried, 6-0.


3. Remarks by visitors/correspondence.

There was no public comment.


4. Executive director.

a. Tracy McDermott discussed the December highlights.

b. Ms. Dermott discussed this year’s Prairie Fest theme and schedule.


5. Treasurer.

a. Roger Rigterink discussed the treasurer’s report.

b. There was no action taken regarding compensation for Margie Winter’s work on the plant sale.

c. Brian Kolstad will help out until someone is found to replace Mr. Rigterink as treasurer.


6. Education report.

a. Katie Theyerl discussed next year’s programs.

b. Margie Winter discussed the annual plant sale.


7. Grounds report.

Julie Hellwig discussed the grounds report.


8. Other business.

a. Brian Kolstad discussed the photo competition.


9. Future meeting dates.

a. General committee:  5:30 p.m., March 6, Room AE136

b. Education Subcommittee:  5:30 p.m., Feb. 27, UW Commons

c. Prairie Fest Subcommittee:  5:30 p.m., Feb. 20, Room AE136


10. Adjournment.

Motion (Keifenheim/Kolstad) to adjourn the meeting at 6:42 p.m. Motion carried, 6-0.


Respectfully submitted,

Michele Keifenheim

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