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Board Meeting Minutes

WOCAV Board Meeting Minutes – November 1, 2022

Present: Dave Cole, Layne Giering, John Liebenguth, Norma Liebenguth, Max Lowrie, Gene Metcalf, Jim Ross and George Schmader

President Max Lowrie opened the meeting at 6:30 p.m.

George moved to dispense with the reading of the 9/6/2022 minutes and approve as presented. Gene seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

Treasurer’s Report:

Max reported:

  • Balance, as of 9/6/2022: $2,445.46

  • Income: $155.00 (Memberships), $100.00 (Picnic pavilion deposit return)

  • Expenses: $0
    Balance, as of November 1, 2022: $2,700.46        

  • Membership for 2022-2023: 21 Family, 19 Individual, 1 Assoc.) = 41 total

George moved to accept the report, Gene seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

Old Business:

  1. Max distributed WOCAV account passwords for Gmail, Wix Website, S & T Bank online account, Paypal and the old Yahoo account to all present. Everything is on the Google Drive.


New Business:

  1. Jim asked Dave about Holly’s replacement. The DCNR has nothing set in stone yet but an announcement is expected soon.

  2. Programs: Jim reported that Gary Gilmore recently held a program on bio char. In addition to the programs mentioned at the last board meeting, Jim stated that some programs he had planned will be covered at the landowners’ conference in February.  Regarding the Landowners’ Conference, Jim mentioned and Dave verified that the contract for the venue has not yet been received.  Jim discussed alternative venues including Zion Community Church and Trinity Point Church Of God.  Dave and Scott will meet in about a week and discuss options.

  3. Clarion County Conservation District Board: Gene will notify the Clarion County Commissioners Office that the WOCAV board was comfortable with the nominations of Nancy Kadunce and Nelson Smith to fill vacancies on the Conservation District board.  The deadline to officially submit any new nominations was November 1, 2022.

  4. Capstone Carbon Credit Program: Max will notify Georgie Kovacosky that WOCAV will not be hosting a carbon credit panel discussion, so no further need to discuss liability insurance.

  5. Max announced his resignation as president, treasurer and board member. After a lengthy discussion concerning the relevance of WOCAV, its past, present and future, George made a motion to disband the organization due to lack of interest and participation, and have any money in the bank account donated to the Clarion County Conservation District. All members present voted for the motion with Gene abstaining, citing his need to avoid a conflict of interest as chairman of the conservation district board. George and Max will close the account. Max will send an email to the membership and a check to the conservation district. Founding members and Max were thanked for their years of guidance, input and leadership.

      Gene motioned, John seconded, and the meeting adjourned at 7:52 p.m.


Respectfully submitted, Norma Liebenguth

Past board meeting minutes:

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