Board Meeting Minutes

WOCAV Board Meeting Minutes – September 7, 2021

Present (at Clarion Conservation District Office): John Daugherty, Lorraine and Tim Davis, Layne Giering, Duane Harriger, John and Norma Liebenguth, Max Lowrie, Jerry Lutz, Holly May, Gene Metcalf, Ty Ryen, George Schmader, Stacy Wolbert

President Max Lowrie called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. with introductions.

Stacy moved to dispense with the reading of the 7/7/2020 minutes and approve as presented. Gene seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

Treasurer’s Report:

Max presented the report for former Treasurer Joe Lowrie who died in December.

Balance, as of 7/7/2020 per Joe Lowrie: $2,572.71
Balance as of 7/31/2020 per bank statement: $2,587.71

Income: $105.00 (Memberships)

Expenses: $50.00 (Donation CFVNA, Joan Freeman)

New Balance, as of Sept 7, 2021: $2,642.71        


Membership for 2021-2022: 32 Family, 32 Individual, 1 Assoc.) = 65 total

John D. moved to accept the report, Layne seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

Old Business:

Because of COVID restrictions, no meeting has been held for 14 months.

New Business:

  1. Since we haven’t held programs and are financially sound, George motioned to suspend dues for 2021-2022. Gene seconded and the motion passed unanimously. 

  2. Programs: A Walk in Penn’s Woods, Oct. 2-3: Holly reported that she will host a walk on the new Pine Run Loop in Clear Creek State Forest. She has posted details on PSU’s website and will provide a flyer for Max to post on WOCAV’s. Landowners’ Conference, Feb. 2022: She has met with Dave Cole and Scott Weikert to begin planning.  Citing ongoing COVID concerns as well as the large number of registrants (400) and participants (200) for the last, the conference will most likely remain in webinar format.

  3. Holiday Party: The event is canceled again this year. Gene motioned, Stacy seconded and the group agreed to table ideas for next year’s programming until the next meeting.

  4. Discussion ensued about board positions because of Joe’s death and Max and Gene relinquishing their positions as president and vice president. Gene motioned, George seconded and the group agreed to nominate John Liebenguth as vice president, Max as Treasurer and Max to serve as president until the next meeting. Nominations for the new president position will be tabled until the November meeting. The group will look for the WOCAV bylaws.

  5. Max, Jackie and George will meet at the bank to close the current checking account. Max and George will be signers on the checking account at a new bank and will add the new president when he or she is appointed.

  6. Layne moved to reimburse Max $56 for the yearly payment for the P.O. box and $55 postage for both 2021 newsletters. Gene seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

Gene motioned, Norma seconded and the meeting adjourned at 7:25 p.m.

Respectfully submitted, Norma Liebenguth

Next meeting: Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

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