Board Meeting Minutes

WOCAV Board Meeting Minutes – May 3, 2022

Present: John Daugherty, Layne Giering, John Liebenguth, Norma Liebenguth, Max Lowrie, Holly May, 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 3/1/2022 minutes and approve as presented. John D. seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

Treasurer’s Report:
Max reported:

  • Balance, as of 5/3/2022: $2,642.71

  • Income: 0 (Memberships)

  • Expenses: $190.25 (Clarion Cty Cons. Assn: $160; Checks on new account: $30.25)
    Balance, as of May 3, 2022: $2,452.46        

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

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

The check in Jim Finley’s memory and one to reimburse Max for stamps will be issued this week.


Old Business:

  1. Holly reported that she forwarded the links to the recordings from the landowners’ conference series to Max and that they will be available on the website.

  2. Jim reported on Programs. Although the Bluebird Program was lighter attended than pre-pandemic programs had been, it went well. He has secured the pavilion at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on June 18 for the WOCAV Picnic. Jim requested a check for $200, $100 of which will be returned once the pavilion is cleaned. There will be a talk about Scripture Rocks and attendees may take a short drive there and proceed to walk the beautiful grounds. Although mostly level, the ground contains uneven stones and Jim recommends sturdy shoes and a walking stick. Discussion followed about caterers for the event. George motioned to use O’Neill’s Catering, John D. seconded and the motion passed unanimously. Max will contact Vicky. The group decided not to provide doughnuts in the morning, but Max and George will bring a Keurig coffee maker and pods.

    Future programs might include a talk on the American Chestnut, Solar Leasing and a panel discussion about the various Carbon Credits programs. Jim still hopes that a program might be held at Bob Schmidt’s property as he has conducted a lot of practices that would be of interest to landowners.


  3. Max wants to publish the newsletter this month and advertise the picnic and include the membership renewal. Max will speak to Kelly to see about an option to pay using PayPal. George motioned to approve, John L. seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

  4. Holly announced that she is leaving the DCNR, effective May 7, for a managerial position with the American Forest Foundation’s Family Forest Carbon Program. Dave Cole will take over Holly’s responsibilities at the DCNR. Dave will cover Clarion, Jefferson, Mercer and Lawrence counties. The group expressed gratitude for her good service, sadness at her departure, and congratulated her on her success. The historical WOCAV binders will remain in the office and she will show Dave where they are located and how to access the Cloud space where they are stored virtually. She will see if Dave can schedule the first Tuesday of every other month to be in the office so that he can attend the WOCAV board meetings and open up the building.

New Business:

There was no new business.

Norma motioned, George seconded, and the meeting adjourned at 7:38 p.m.

Respectfully submitted, Norma Liebenguth  Next meeting: Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at 6:30p.m.

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