Friends of the Peak Board Meeting Minutes
January 13, 2015
Attendance: Bob Bunch, Paul Mead, Carol Beckman, Brian Van
Valkenburg, Steve Bremner
Minutes from last meeting are approved
Financials: Brian has donors from last year in the computer. Carol asked for the addresses from everyone who donated last year.
- Premium membership?
o Flashlight extra with compass: cost .89, includes our logo; buy 250
o Premium level for swag agreed on for $75
o Sponsor level $100
o Summit level is $1000
o Membership is $25 for individual; $40 family; magnet for basic level (Buy 500) (mail with thank you letter)
o For magnet we can all look at our photos of the east face of Pikes Peak
o Rotating swag items from year to year
o Jim Davies likes the idea of pen give aways (300 @ .39 ea.)
Consensus is magnets, stickers, maybe pens
- desired skill(s) and position(s)
o Jim recommended trail builders in email
o Consensus is for enthusiastic people excited by the outdoors and trails
- Lapsed member mailing
o Old addresses, not sure if valid (one time mailing with postcard)
o On postcard have links for collecting their email address; chance to donate; web site link for volunteering. If we get back “undeliverable” cross them off the list.
o Discussion on whether we should send out emails soliciting donations
- CS Parks and Friends group agreement -- attached for review
o Everyone is good with it
- Project status
o Spencer Wren signed off on our working on Cog Property in 2015 (lower Barr Trail)
- 20th anniversary party (Susan)
- seminars (Leave no trace)
- Dropbox -- can CS Parks FOTP specific dropbox work for this?
o Each friends group has their own dropbox (how much space do they have?)
- Youtube, video (Steve is taking a documentary film class, with project in April. Proposes making short doc on Ring the Peak)
- Yard signs (Susan)
- Crowe Gulch connector, Mark Shea and Marc Snyder
- Southwest Ring, Carol talked to Cripple Creek & Victor Mining Co contact; she seemed amenable to talking
- Round table
o Paul said projects paramount
o Brian gave spare mailbox keys to President and Secretary (Carol and Steve)
o Carol wanted to contact Gail Snyder, one of the original FOTP members, but hasn’t been able to contact;
o Discussion about new signage at the end of the “new UPT” stating no trespassing in the section between the end of UPT and Longs Ranch Road. Why?
o From Jim Strub’s email:
§ Our Advocates for the Pikes Peak Summit House (APPSH) is very active. The City (Parks and Rec) is about to release a preliminary RFP (not the one for actual design). There are many "stake-holders." I will keep you posted.
§ When you have the projects list in concrete, I can issue our first 2015 NL. It is also to have the 2014 donors list.