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Agenda for FOGL Meeting May 22, 2018


YOU’RE INVITED!  JOIN US AT 7 PM TUESDAY, MAY 22 AT THE FRIENDS OF GREEN LAKE MEETING AT THE HEARTHSTONE.

Here’s the Agenda:

  • Introductions
  • Treasurer’s report
  • Preceding meeting minutes
  • By Laws Update:

    • Revise FOGL mission statement to support healthy lake and watershed activities for the benefit of both recreation and wildlife in the lake and park.
    • Reduce the regular meeting frequency to every second month.
    • Eliminate Treasurer and delegate those responsibilities to the President.
  • Website Update
  • Other Business
  • Next Meeting Topics
  • Adjourn

Hope to see you Tuesday night!
The meeting is in the board room at The Hearthstone, 6720 E. Green Lake Way North, from 7 – 9:00 PM.

THANKS TO THE HEARTHSTONE FOR HOSTING OUR MEETINGS!

Minutes for March 27, 2018 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday March 27, 2018, Hearthstone Boardroom

Convened at 7:00 PM

Attendees:
Richard FlemingGaret MungerGayle GarmanBrian DeLucaRob ZisetteJeff HowardRuth Baetz

Following around the table introductions, Rob Z chaired the meeting.

The primary topic of the meeting was to determine FOGL’s path forward and intended tasks for 2018. There was initial discussion and display of updates to the FOGL website and suggestions offered about additional forms of communication with the public at large, e.g. using the several social media websites which discuss lake/park issues.
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Agenda for FOGL Meeting March 27, 2018

YOU’RE INVITED!  JOIN US AT 7 PM TUESDAY, MARCH 27 TO TALK ABOUT WHAT FRIENDS OF GREEN LAKE SHOULD TRY TO ACCOMPLISH IN 2018.

Bring your ideas and suggestions.  We’re making a new start with new President Rob Zisette and some old and new faces to get things going.

We’ll talk about past successes and some new things that are going on as well.  Any subject is Fair Game.

Hope to see you tonight!

The meeting is in the board room at The Hearthstone, 6720 E. Green Lake Way North, from 7 – 9:00 PM.

THANKS TO THE HEARTHSTONE FOR HOSTING OUR MEETINGS!

Minutes for January 23, 2018 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday January 23, 2018, Hearthstone Boardroom

Convened at 7:00 PM

Attendees:
Richard FlemingGayle GarmanBrian DeLucaKaren SchurrTom SchubertRob ZisetteAndre GoodrichEllen HewittJill JaquesJeff HowardAlice Speers

Following around the table introductions, Karen S chaired the meeting.

Gayle G described the initial purpose/inception of FOGL, as primarily a grass-roots initiative to promote proactive repair of the water quality of the lake as a consequence of several years of severe algae blooms and resultant Seattle Parks Department closure of the lake to human activity.

Discussion continued with whether or not FOGL should continue or disband. If disbanding, FOGL should follow its 501-c3 requirements and properly disperse its treasury as directed by regulations. Further discussion followed.
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Agenda for FOGL Meeting January 23, 2018

January 23 , 2018 at 7 p.m.
in the Hearthstone Board Room, 6720 E. Green Lake Way N

The primary purpose of the meeting is to decide whether or not to disband the group. Those who started the group in 2003 are now “super seniors” and have retired as officers and lake monitors. They hope that some “young seniors” and Green Lake users will step up to carry on the good work or the group must be disbanded.

  • Introductions
  • Treasurer’s Report – Gayle Garman
  • The non-profit status of Friends of Green Lake – Gayle Garman
  • Lake Monitoring – Richard Fleming
  • Web Site – Ellen Hewitt
  • Recent Park projects or sightings

Old Business:

  • Donate treasury and Disband
    Possible projects to support with the treasury
    OR
  • Reinvent groups
    • Need to rewrite: Mission Statement
    • Need to rewrite: By Laws
      Membership: Months to meet; Officers; Terms of office; Duties of Officers; Voting
  • Adjourn

Thanks to the Hearthstone for sharing their meeting room!

Minutes for October 24, 2017 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday October 24, 2017, Hearthstone Boardroom

Convened at 7:00 PM

Attendees:
Richard FlemingGayle GarmanAlice PoggiKaren SchurrRob ZisetteMarcia NormanKathleen ConnerRuth BaetzTom SchubertGaret MungerBernhard WeiplDon DeibertS. Jo PalmBrian DeLucaColleen Hackett

Following around the table introductions, Karen S chaired the meeting.

Richard F and Kathleen Conner provided general comments regarding the FOGL provided “To Do” list, as previously recorded and described in earlier FOGL minutes and records. They described the activity of the FOGL meeting with Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) for a walk around the lake to discuss ideas and details of FOGL suggestions.
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Agenda for FOGL Meeting Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Join us October 24, 7 p.m.

in the Hearthstone Board Room, 6720 E. Green Lake Way N

Agenda:

  • Introductions
  • Response to FOGL’s To-Do List – Kathleen Conner, Director of Planning, Seattle Parks and recreation Department.
  • Proposal to install a Continuous Lake Level Gauge – Rob Zisette.
  • Treasurer’s Report – Gayle Garman.
  • Skate Boarding construction on Duck Island – Colleen Hackett.
  • New Business.
  • Discussion: Should FOGL disband in January?
  • Next Meeting: Tuesday, January 23, 2018?
  • Adjourn

Thanks to the Hearthstone for sharing their meeting room!

Minutes for July 25, 2017 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday July 25, 2017, Hearthstone Boardroom

Convened at 7:00 PM

Attendees:
Richard FlemingGayle GarmanAlice PoggiKaren SchurrRob ZisetteMarcia NormanEllen HewittGina HarmonPeter NestingenGaret MungerGene WilliamsKate McNaughtonBrian DeLuca

Following around the table introductions, Karen S chaired the meeting.

Rob Z began with discussion of his study to install, in a vandalism resistant manner, a float gauge to monitor and report lake levels over time. This would be at the Meridian Avenue N drain box along the North shoreline. The gauge and its associated equipment would measure and record data over time to assess seasonal weather effect and also the impacts of major constructions sites near the park, as their underground portions alter the natural water table’s input to the lake. Much of the water at those sites, formerly migrating to the lake, is now shunted to municipal drainage as a condition of construction. Financial resources to buy, install, maintain, and analyze the output have not been established. Rob noted if it were Seattle City funds, they would likely be under Seattle Public Utilities budget. Related suggestions discussed were: Read More »

Agenda for FOGL Meeting July 25, 2017

Join us Tues. July 25, 7 p.m.

in the Hearthstone Board Room, 6720 E. Green Lake Way N

Agenda:

  • Introductions
  • Proposal to install a Continuous Lake Level Gauge – Rob Zisette
  • Treasurer’s Report – Gayle Garman
  • To-Do List Walk with Parks Department June 15 – Richard Fleming
  • To-Do List Walk with Parks Department June 15 – Gayle Garman
  • To-Do List Walk with Parks Department June 15 – Karen Schurr
  • Utilities for Coffee Stand at Boat Rental Dock – Brian DeLuca
  • Grant Application – Emergency Locator System for Path – Brian DeLuca
  • Removal of Concrete Pad near Community Center – Richard Fleming
  • Tree Cutting for Safety of Park Users – Karen
  • Skate Boarding construction on Duck Island – Richard & Gayle 
  • Change FOGL Mission? – Karen Schurr 
  • Geese at Green Lake 
  • Next Meeting: Tuesday, October 24?
  • AdjournThanks to the Hearthstone for sharing their meeting room!

*The To Do List was drawn up by the Friends of Green Lake and submitted to Seattle Parks and Recreation Department in July.  It includes 24 items such as Improving Path Safety, Remodeling West Beach Changing Rooms, and Removing Trees in Shoreline Wall.  For the complete list visit http://friendsofgreenlake.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/2016-July-To-Do-List.pdf

Minutes for May 23, 2017 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday May 23, 2017, Hearthstone Boardroom

Convened at 7:00 PM

Attendees:
Elizabeth Riggs, guest speaker
Richard FlemingGayle GarmanAlice PoggiBob MartinKaren SchurrRob ZisetteMarcia NormanTim RoodEllen HewittGina HarmonPeter NestingenAnita Gras BryantGene WilliamsLynn BurnettBev LarsonJim BeckerDon DeibertCarl WesterBrian DeLuca

Following around the table introductions, Karen S chaired the meeting.

There was initial discussion about Seattle Parks & Recreation (SP&R) focus on tree trimming/pruning. The first priority is to prune/remove branches/limbs/trees which present an immediate safety hazard to park patrons. Concern noted that excessive time elapses between a tree falling on open green belt space and SP&R managing its removal, thereby allowing a safety hazard/attractive nuisance to linger on park grounds.
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