April 2022

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Riverwalk Pizzeria & Blue Spring Brewing 1070 S Volusia Ave, Orange City, FL 32763



Topic: Friends of Blue Spring April Meeting

Time: Apr 11, 2022 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


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Meeting ID: 952 237 7434


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Meeting ID: 952 237 7434

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Bring Meeting to Order

  • Bring Meeting to Order Introductions / Review Attendance
  • In Person, Zoom & Absentees Meet the New Park Manager - Dustin Allen
  • Review Minutes – Discussion, Corrections and/or Approval
  • Review Treasurers Report & Budget Starter - Sally Andrews

Committee Reports & Misc. Reports:

  • Firefly Lights at Night Event – Jackie Cheers & Sally Andrews
  • Brick R US Launch - Trinket Mason is overseeing orders / Heather Murphy will report
  • Bingo & Brews – Donna Cobb
  • Membership – Heather Murphy
  • Website / Shopify Update – Heather Murphy
  • Newsletter – Missy Gibbs & Rich Hatton

Old Business:

  • Radios Replacement Update – Connor Wagner & Cora Berchem
  • Native Plant Project Update for the Thursby House - Kay Hallum & Donna Cobb
  • FireFly Logo – Good news Missy Confirmed that the Logo is Copyrighted.
  • Chamber of Commerce VOTE - Trinket Reported that a Non-Profit Membership is $150 /year. Their directory is digital online. Once we join we will be added. They also offer advertising in the directory, so we may want to consider that to attract Corporate Sponsors & new members.

New Business:

  • Re-imbursement VOTE - Dustin Allen is requesting $168 to take Marketing & Programming Employees on the River Cruise, when they came for an un-scheduled surprise visit to the Park.
  • Build a Burrow Project VOTE - Connor Wagner is working on an Interactive Tortoise Burrow for the Endangered Species Day program to be held in May/June. It could be used for future Park & CSO events. Requesting $150.
  • Children’s Programs – Connor Wagner is looking for crafty ideas to offer kids. Build you own Manatee? Make a park animal puppet? So bring your ideas or contact Connor.
  • Meet & Greet New Members and/or attract New Members & Sponsors - holding an evening social hour at the Thursby House or Pavilion (possibly Spring & Fall?)
  • Meeting Location: After several Members have explored options, we are down to 3 choices. Riverwalk Pizzeria, Orange City, Stetson University, DeLand or Sally’s Church in Deltona
Schedule Next Meeting May 9, 2022 & Adjourn Meeting

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