August 2005

Preserve open space
Davie, Florida

Minutes-August 2005

August 1, 2005

Meeting called to Order 7:10 p.m. by 1st Vice Chairman Julie Aitken at Robbins Lodge.

Minutes approved for July 26, 2005. Motion made by Fred Segal, 2nd by Mike Orfanedes

Treasurer Report - No changes since last approval. Wachovia Bank has agreed to send copies of paid checks.

Old Business:

  • 1. 501C3 application was submitted after corrections on July 27, 2005, sent by FedEx.
  • 2. Letter to Ken Grudens from Indian River Land Trust was sent by Chair Greck.
  • 3. Attendees were reminded of the membership challenge. All were encouraged to solicit as many new members as possible with the challenge being a minimum of 5 and a reminder that Farm Bureau would donate a gift basket to the member bringing in the most new members. It was suggested that members put their name on the bottom of the applications they give out to get credit for the membership. Julie Aitken will distribute brochures at the Sun Coast horse show in Plantation Acres.
  • 4. Follow up is needed with Michelle Johnson regarding Labor Day Splash booth. Volunteers will be needed to cover from 10 am to 4 pm.
  • 5. Chairman Greck and Judy Paul were attending a Town informational workshop regarding the bond referendum during the time of DALT meeting. An update was given on the progress of the political committee. DALT members were encouraged to distribute the Davie Residents for Open Space newsletter and pledge card to their friends and business and personal connections.
  • 6. Letter to ag-exempt property owners will be mailed when letterhead for DALT is professionally printed. Decision on vendor will be made at August 9 meeting.

Meeting Adjourned 8:35 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by Joyce Steward, Secretary

In attendance: Fred Segal, Julie Aitken, Jason Curtis, Joyce Steward, Dr. Samuel Scott, Michael Bartlett, Eduardo Tkacz. Judy Paul and Linda Greck arrived after workshop.

August 9, 2005

Meeting called to Order at 12:15 p.m. in Community Room at Town Hall

Minutes approved for August 1, 2005, meeting with correction “501C3 was resubmitted”

Old Business

  • 1. Attendees were updated on the Town bond informational workshops for time, locations and a volunteer to attend.
  • 2. A letter was sent by Chairman Greck to Rob Lyons, the CPA that was retained to submit an application to IRS for 501C3, informing him of our dissatisfaction with his performance and requesting a refund of money paid to him. Following the correction of erroneous items in the application by Fred Segal and the submission by Fred to IRS, a receipt of the application confirmation was received that it had been forwarded from the Kentucky office to the Cincinnati office for review. A response should be forthcoming within 120 days.
  • 3. Michelle Johnson to be contacted regarding deposit slips for the bank account and an update on Labor Day event and volunteers.
  • 4. HOAs will be contacted by John LaDue for permission to disseminate a PDF newsletter regarding the bond referendum to their email contacts.

New Business

  • 1. Discussion was held regarding a change of meeting times. A suggestion had been brought to the Board to hold a second Monday night meeting in lieu of a Tuesday lunch meeting. For the time being, the Board decided to keep the schedule as set and suggested the committees schedule an evening meeting for the third week each month.
  • 2. Fred Segal will research the possibility of potential members being able to use their credit cards on our website to join.
  • 2. Letterheads and envelopes are to be ordered in the next few days.

Meeting adjourned 1:25 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by Joyce Steward, Secretary

In Attendance: John Parker, Linda Greck, Fred Segal, Judy Paul, Joyce Steward