Minutes Friends of Ferris
April 6, 2011


1. Review of Agenda

2. Approval of minutes from last meeting February 9, 2011

3. Review of minutes February 9, 2011

Hasty Notes and Post Cards – Mike Anderson and Carol Robertson
- Note cards in Caroline’s
- $200 allotted
- question arose about HST? How much do they sell for? What % does Caroline get? How many have been printed and what were the costs?
- Mike was to look into C. of C. Brian Redden
- Make postcards sell to Trent Hills bulk
- Thank you card was sent to Vivian Smallwood for donation of plexi glass for stands made by Carol

Historical/Cultural Signage
- I went to Mrs. MacMillians and took photos of her work. Will add to photo album
- Are the signs done, finished version
- Received a package from Katherine Ford (daughter of Jerrine Ferris, great granddaughter of John Berry Ferris (J.M.’s brother), Great Great granddaughter of James Marshall Ferris #1),   also will add to photo album

Trail Head Signs
- need list of materials to mount signs
- Mike and Gerhard were to speak with Dave Smith about using his portable saw to cut cedar posts supplied by Mike
- Too early for dates to assemble signage?

Photos on tour
- Carol has done a magnificent job with photos.
- Thank you card sent to Brent Townsend for hooks, bumpers and future mattes
- Thank you to Gerhard and the Grind House Café for starting off our display in March
- Campbellford Library in April

- ski season is over
- Tom was looking into groomer for next year
- What needs to be done for spring?

- We are now on Face Book; I have been set up as co-administrator with Kathy so that I can add photos etc.

Brochures/Pham lets
- Thank you to Tom/Ont Parks for printing our membership brochures and newsletter (200 of each)
- Thank you to Carol for coming over and editing the newsletter
- Trail maps, John was going to look at finances 5000 for $1200
- We need to look at getting the Spring Flower brochure printed

Tree Identification
- Tom or Carol report

Photo Contest
- update from Al or Tom
- Al has been working with Kathy for getting the information up on the website

Civic Award
- Fred did not win with our nomination

2011 Events
Admission to events
- All events (excluding Kite Day) will require a permit to enter the park.
- Need to have a sandwich board sign made to have at front gate
- “Park Pass or Admission by donation to Today’s Event” or any other suggestion

April 20th – 7:00 Exploring the Night Skies from Northumberland County – Barb Hogan chair
- Aron Cinema $100
- with Terence Dickinson $175
- Gerhard has confirmed that Terry and Gerry Humphries can supply a computer to view disc, working on getting sound
- Very positive response, anticipating full house, had a call asking for advance tickets, Peterborough/Belleville Astronomy Clubs, comments from gentleman from Cobourg and one from   Toronto
- Who can volunteer for evening

September 1 – 7:30 Exploring the Night Skies from Ferris Park – Barb Hogan chair
- with Terence Dickinson and friends $175
- have had excellent response from Rick Stankiewicz, Peterborough Astronomy club. He is also liaison with Belleville club

May 1st Trillium Walk - Rose Odell chair
- I will not be able to attend this event

May 29th Kite Day – Fred and Carole Ellis chair
- entry to park will be full admission

TBA Stone Walls – Carol Robertson chair
- confirming September 3 & 4 dates
- Mike was to approach another individual about leading course

October 2nd Trail Fest/Fungi walk
- Jan Thornbury is confirmed ($50 honorarium)
- Need phone number to contact (not listed)

4. Financial Report – John Knox
- budgets for projects
- flower brochures (Spring & Summer/Fall), Trail Maps, Plexi glass trail head signs, boardwalk, event advertising, note cards and postcards
- Thank you cards sent to donators over $50

5. New Business

Accessibility Work shop – Sandy Chapman

Cultural Plan Seminar – Barb, Rose, Sandy

Urban Poling – Carol Robertson

6. Ontario Parks – Tom Mates

7. Next meeting

8. Motion to adjourn


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