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Agenda for Friends of Green Lake Meeting September 25, 2018


YOU’RE INVITED! JOIN US AT 7 PM TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 25 AT THE FRIENDS OF GREEN LAKE MEETING AT THE HEARTHSTONE.

Here’s the Agenda:

  • Introductions
  • Treasurer’s report
  • Preceding meeting minutes
  • Taiga Hinckley memorial
  • Green Lake path safety markers
  • By Laws revision to update the mission statement and meeting frequency (click here)
  • Website Update
  • Other Business
  • Next Meeting Topics
  • Adjourn

Hope to see you Tuesday September 25!
The meeting is in the board room at The Hearthstone, 6720 E. Green Lake Way North, from 7 – 9:00 PM.

Next meeting will be on November 27, 2018.

THANKS TO THE HEARTHSTONE FOR HOSTING OUR MEETINGS!

Minutes for July 31, 2018 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday July 31, 2018, Hearthstone

Convened at 7:00 PM

Attendees:
Rob ZisetteMike McDowellAlice PoggiGayle GarmanClarke GrayDon DeibertRichard FlemingJan CollverPaul KostekKaren SchurrDon TorcasoTom SchubertEllen HewittBrian DeLuca

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

Noted first was that fees for the FOGL website and USPS PO Box have been paid and up to date.

Rob also noted providing necessary IRS Schedule A Form information for TY2017.

The minutes of the previous meeting were reviewed.

Noted was that the Taiga Hinkley donation fund (~$8g) was passed on to FOGL funding as intended by the fund, in accordance with his Mother Monica’s instructions. Clarke Gray provided a bio-sketch of Taiga’s several years of good work at his Green Lake Boat Rental business. FOGL thanks Taiga for his contribution to making the Park a great place to visit/be!
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CityStream Reports on Green Lake

Friends of Green Lake President Rob Zisette reports that Seattle Channel published a CityStream video story August 23, 2018 that includes an interview with him done right at Green Lake talking about the lake’s wonderful water quality and how FOGL has contributed to it, as well as stories on the legendary Aquatheater and the uplifting annual August 6 event at the lake “From Hiroshima to Hope”. Plus more about Seattle people and events. Here it is for you to enjoy. Rob’s interview starts minute 11:50, although you might enjoy viewing the whole program.
City Stream video link

Lake Report – August 24, 2018

Secchi Depth: 2.2 Meters
Water Temp: 23.5 degrees C

Monitored at East Green Lake by Sally Abella

Through a combination of efforts by volunteer lake monitors and King County staff, the King County Lake Stewardship Program analyzes data to track long-term water quality trends in small lakes in western King County, including Green Lake. To go to the King County Lake Information Page for Green Lake, click here.  Choose “Green Lake-1”.

Agenda for FOGL Meeting July 31, 2018


YOU’RE INVITED! JOIN US AT 7 PM TUESDAY, JULY 31 AT THE FRIENDS OF GREEN LAKE MEETING AT THE HEARTHSTONE.

Here’s the Agenda:

  • Introductions
  • Treasurer’s report
  • Preceding meeting minutes
  • Taiga Hinckley memorial
  • Green Lake path safety markers
  • By Laws revision to update the mission statement and meeting frequency (click here)
  • Website Update
  • Other Business
  • Next Meeting Topics
  • Adjourn

Note: this meeting is on the fifth Tuesday, not the usual fourth Tuesday. Hope to see you Tuesday July 31!
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 May 22, 2018 Meeting

Friends of Green Lake Meeting, Tuesday May 22, 2018, Hearthstone Boardroom

Convened at 7:00 PM

Attendees:
Rob ZisetteKaren SchurrGayle GarmanEllen HewittRichard FlemingMariann DruckerJeff HowardThomas WhittemoreRuth BaetzBrian DeLuca

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

Noted first was that fees for the FOGL website and USPS PO Box have been paid and up to date.

The minutes of the previous meeting were reviewed.

Acknowledgement of and information about the good work of Green Lake Stewards was discussed.

Discussion of Green Lake Secchi Disk readings plus lake water temperature readings at the Community Center T-Dock were discussed.
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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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