October 2021 Agenda

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Friends of Blue Spring State Park

Agenda – October 11th , 2021 – in Person



Quick items

Minutes (attached) & Treasurer’s Report

T-shirt update (shirts ordered, tag gun purchased (in our bin), tags made)

Bingo update (Candia)

September - $1,000, $288 so far for October

            Microphone/audio system for Bingo (Rich)


Membership update (Candia)

Levels               active            Renewal overdue

Family                  39                         25

Individual               9                           8

Gopher                   3                           0      FL Adventures, FL Dive Comp. & K. Kellerman

Manatee                 1                           0      Riverwalk     

Scrub Jay               1                           0      Off the Quilts     


totals                      53                        33

Vote on new CSO tent options (Rich)

Website – WildApricot up for renewal in November – suggestions?


Bigger items for discussion

Bank accounts or Line Items in spreadsheet

  • The idea is to separate out our operating expenses from funds available for projects (what percentage of general donation?)
  • If we go with separate bank accounts, we have to maintain $5k in each account to avoid fees. Alternatively can utilize line items in the budget spreadsheet (Ron Woxberg & Stacey can do that)


*Committees and how they function (membership, fundraising (bingo, manatee ramp, bricks), events (parade, manatee fest, fireflies), newsletter,

  • Review who is on each committee (do we have balance? Cautious and bold? This will help the committee address issues ahead of time instead of prolonged discussions during regular CSO meetings)
  • Utilize subcommittees for events (especially fundraising) so that members of fundraising committee aren’t doing everything!
  • Subcommittees and committees report back ahead of meetings (the Wednesday before?) and report is then sent to membership for consideration, Progress report, action items, Q&A and voting, etc.)
  • Chair of the committee makes sure reports are sent in



Strategizing for increasing membership

Park updates (Michael, Connor)

  • Restoration project
  • Butterfly garden idea
  • Inflatable manatee idea



November meeting

Brick fundraiser

Christmas parade – theme is Christmas films (start thinking of good ideas!)

Annual meeting

Manatee Festival



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