Monday Jan. 25, 2010
The annual meeting was a great success. Thanks everyone for your participation, especially Mickey for arranging the good BBQ and George for the entertaining guest speaker. According to the sign-in sheet, with my addition of 5 folks who forgot to sign, we had 48 attendees, including our 2 quest, Devin & Roger and 4 other folks.
On Monday Jan 25th the Annual Business meeting was held at the Lakeway Activity Center. The meeting started with a hearty serving of food catered by Rudy's BBQ. George Ferrie, the out-going Chair called the meeting to order, Bill Freas gave the minutes of last year's meeting and Bernie Reding gave the treasurer's report. George reported on the "State of the FOP 2009" with photos. Bob Underwood and Lamar Bolling were recognized as volunteers who helped out on non-workdays on FOP projects at City Park and the greenbelts.
A new board member, Pat McDermott was elected and a new slate of
officers were approved. The HGB Overlook project overview was given
and the membership voted approval of $2000 budget for construction.
The 2010-2011 FOP Board members are
Bill Freas - Chair
Cindy Berdan - Vice Chair
George Blume - Secretary
Bernie Reding - Treasurer
Pat McDermott - Director
Michael Smith - Director
Lorraine Tallent - Director
Jim Dunn - Director
George Ferrie - Past Chair
Then the guest speaker Roger Johnson, Senior Travis County Park Ranger, spoke on the neighboring Balcones Canyonlands Preserve and several local archaeological points of interest. A full write-up can be found on page 3A of the Lake Travis View, Jan 28, 2010 edition. Or visit the Lake Travis View FOP BC Preserve article online.
Roger Johnson is a Senior Travis County Park Ranger, a Patrol Deputy with the Travis County Sheriff's Office, a Master Peace Officer for the State of Texas, an Emergency Medical Technician-B w ith the Austin/Travis County EMS, a Certified Marine Safety Officer, and a member of the Texas Archaeological Steward Network with the Texas Historical Commission. From 2002-2008, he was assigned to the Travis County Balcones Canyonlands Preserve as a Law Enforcement Specialist and Cultural Resources Investigator. Mr. Johnson graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a BA in Anthropology, with a concentration in North American Archaeology.