FRIENDS OF CRESCENT BEACH, GREEN BAY AND AREA SOCIETY
Friends of Crescent Beach and Green Bay Society
Minutes of Board Meeting, November 16, 2005
Board Members present: Jean McHarg, Eric Rafuse, Bruce Raymond, Anne Greer, Jim
Bob Fulleman, David Weagle, Andra White, Gordon Whynacht, Neiff Joseph.
Chair Bruce Raymond called the meeting to order at 7:15 pm.
Moved (Anne Greer) seconded (Jean McHarg) and passed to adopt minutes of October
meeting as corrected.
Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer reported
$2,533.74 bank balance with all bills paid. There should be approximately $5,600
coming to us from ACOA. Additional ACOA funds may be available in May 2006 if
other grantees cannot use all their funds. Moved (Jean McHarg) Seconded (Andra
White) to accept treasurer’s report.
Business Arising from the Minutes:
1. Pleasantville Signs can produce beach signage for approximately $50 each. One
color on white aluminium, size 18 x 24. Neiff Joseph suggested that Norman Wade
Co. in Halifax might quote on signs also. David Weagle suggested that large
signs at each end of the beach saying, “Dune Restoration in Progress, please use
the walkways”, and signs at the walkways showing the locations. Jean McHarg will
get more information on 2 signs – 18 x 12” Walkway signs and 1 sign 18 x 24 Dune
2. Jim Sewell has ordered prints from Atlantex, which we should have next week.
Jean McHarg can pick these up. Jim will ask Atlantex for framing and/or
3. E-mails re Coastal Coalition sent to all Board members by Anne Greer did not
4. Newsletter: Jim Sewell will research Pictures of the Atlantex prints for
inclusion in the newsletter. Jean McHarg suggested that we direct people to our
web site to view the prints instead of printing them.
The one page Sperry’s Beach report submitted requires editing to shorten and to
eliminate politicians names. Anne Greer agreed to give a brief synopsis of the
Jim Sewell distributed drafts of newsletter and asked all board members to proof
read and convey changes/corrections to him by Sunday night November 20.
Because newsletter goes at an unaddressed bulk rate we cannot include any
specific reference to money owed by specific members such as including an
invoice. Therefore we need to send out notices to people who have not paid dues.
Membership: Membership same as previous
1. Jean McHarg reported that Laura Barkhouse feels that the NS Dept Of Tourism
would contribute to the production of the Don Pentz nature booklets. We are in
receipt of a letter (addressed to Neiff Joseph) from DNR stating that we cannot
reproduce these booklets as the province of NS holds the copyright. Neiff Joseph
will contact Dr. Delorey, Minister of Natural Resources at the time these
booklets were originally published, seeking his permission to reproduce. Jean
McHarg will photocopy the booklets to provide a working copy for David Weagle to
2. Following a discussion on new T shirts with new artwork showing birds, it was
agreed that Jean McHarg will order 24 shirts using existing standard off-white
artwork on blue shirts and burgundy shirts.
Volunteer Extravaganza at the Bridgewater High School on Saturday, November 19
at 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.. We can late-register November 17. The treasurer offered
to have Friends pay the $10 fee for Bruce Raymond to attend.
Bruce Raymond will arrange for us to be listed on the Municipality’s list of
Queens Municipality has distributed the first draft of a Municipal Planning
Strategy which is available on-line and in Queens County Post offices.
Doug Bell is at Happy Haven and can be visited.
Meeting adjourned at 9:20 pm until…
Next Board Meeting, Wednesday, January 18, 2006, 7:15 p.m. at Bob Fulleman’s.