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UW-Fond du Lac Arboretum Advisory Committee

Minutes

Dr. David Demezas:  5:34-6:42 p.m.                              
Jo Ann Giese-Kent:  5:35-6:39 p.m.

Michele Keifenheim:  5:34-6:42 p.m.                            
Brian Kolstad:  5:34-6:42 p.m.

John McDowell:  Excused                                                
Roger Rigterink:  Excused

Margie Winter:  5:34-6:42 p.m.                                       
Brendan Wood-Taylor:  5:34-6:42 p.m.

 

Also present were Andrew Busker, Tracy McDermott, Julie Hellwig and Katie Theyerl by phone.

 

1. Call meeting to order.

Chair David Demezas called the meeting to order at 5:34 p.m.

 

2. Approve minutes of the February 6, 2017, meeting.

Motion (Keifenheim/Winter) to approve the minutes. Motion carried, 6-0.

 

3. Remarks by visitors/correspondence.

Tracy McDermott introduced Andrew Busker from the Fond du Lac Recreation Department and discussed working with Mr. Busker to promote outdoor activities at the Gottfried.

 

4. Executive director.

a. Ms. McDermott discussed the February highlights.

b. Ms. McDermott discussed the newsletter and schedule.

c. There was discussion regarding a recipient for the award at the Plate for the Prairie fundraiser. Motion (Winter/Kolstad) to nominate Connie Ramthun and Bill Volkert for the Bluestem Award. Motion carried, 6-0.

 

5. Treasurer report.

The report was filed by Roger Rigterink and discussed by Brian Kolstad.

 

6. Education report.

a. Margie Winter discussed the education committee report.

b. Katie Theyerl discussed the February highlights and provided an update of next year’s programs.

 

7. Grounds.

a. Julie Hellwig discussed the February highlights.

b. Ms. Winter discussed a sign for the shelter.

c. Ms. McDermott discussed the Earth Day cleanup.

 

8. Other business.

a. Mr. Kolstad discussed the photo competition.

 

9. Future meeting dates.

a. General committee:  5:30 p.m., April 3, Room AE136

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

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

d. Plate for the Prairie:  date and time to be determined

 

10. Adjournment.

Motion (Winter/Kolstad) to adjourn the meeting at 6:42 p.m. Motion carried, 5-0.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Michele Keifenheim

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