For those of you that missed the August 8 annual meeting of the Greensboro Association, here are a few highlights – as well as reminder to say thanks to your board members and your committee members for all their work and contributions to the Association and Greensboro.
2014 President’s Report Summary
Our mission is to conceive, advance, and support village initiatives and organizations that enhance our community and to protect Caspian Lake and its surrounding environment for both full and part-time residents of Greensboro.
We refined our mission this year to help sharpen our focus and support the launch of the new Greensboro Association Endowment. Establishing a 501c3 status and launching the GA Endowment represents a major milestone for the Association and can pave the way for members and friends to contribute with annual donations as well as consider major gifts to support the future needs in Greensboro and to deliver on our mission.
People to Thank
When you see these people, please pass along your thank you for all of their efforts on behalf of the GA and Greensboro. (Feel free to add your comments below and mention any people we may have missed!):
Managing the precious Barr Hill & Long Pond Nature Preserves: Chris King, Clive Gray
Engaging our members with year round communications: Linda Ely
- Managing the Website & Member Data (Betsy Hunt)
- Crafting the Spring Newsletter (Niall Kirkwood)
- Building the Directory (Linda Ely)
- Creating the Green Sheet Calendar (Cilla Smith)
- Providing Web and Technical Advice (Susan Wood, John Stone)
Running events we love like the Caspian Challenge!: Victoria von Hessert with help and support from Stew and Becky Arnold, The Ely Family, The Porrazzo Family, The Sowles Family, The Osterhout Family, The Kehler Family, The Cook Family, Day Patterson, Sarah Kasten, The Gowen Family, Jim Flint
Managing our funds and supporting the 501c3 process: Rick Lovett, Day Patterson
Crafting, shaping and launching the GA Endowment!!: Clay Simpson with John Stone III, Linda Ely, Andy Dales, Rick Lovett, Mike Cassidy, Day Patterson (MVP!), Bob Fairbanks, Clive Gray and Mary Parker.
Awarding Grants and managing the grant applications!: Clay Simpson, Niall Kirkwood, Andy Dales, Janet Johnston
Working with the Select Board to support a range of Greensboro Initiatives: Naomi Ranz-Schleifer with Allison Stegner, Chris King, Sara Dillon, John Stone and working with Patrick Hewes and The Willey Beach Park Committee (consisting of Naomi Ranz-Schleifer, John Mackin, and Selectboard Members Peter Romans and Bridget Collier)
Protecting Our Lake! Andy Dales with Bob Parrish, Allison Stegner, Jim Sutton, June Bascom, Rick Yeiser (Chair of GLT Stream Runoff Subcommittee), Linda Shatney
Launching our Membership Program: Allison Stegner with Naomi Ranz-Schleifer; Sara Dillon
Our Sunday Evening Music – Lake Concerts: John & Lisa Hewett with help this year from Elias Ranz-Schleifer
Facilitating the nominations of your Board of Trustees: Don Jenkins
Managing the Greensboro Swimming Committee: Lorelei Wheeler
Working on the town Zoning By-Laws: Larry Hewes