2013 Annual Membership Meeting Report
Bernie Reding called the meeting to order and the minutes of the January 26, 2012 were displayed and approved. The treasurerís report was given by Treasurer Jerry Cooper for year 2012 and approved. She stated that a large portion of donations received came from the Marv Hein Memorial Fund.
Board members were introduced and are Bernie Reding (Chairman), George Blume (Vice Chair), Ken Parmerter (Secretary), Jerry Lynn Cooper (Treasurer), Bill Freas (Past Chairman), George Ferrie (Director), Kelly Heath (Director), Cindy Berdan (Director) and Pat McDermott (Director). A nomination from the floor to fill one vacancy on the board was received resulting in the nomination of Bob Schooler and he was unanimously approved by the membership.
A PowerPoint presentation with narration was given by Bernie Reding showing the major accomplishments of FOP for the year 2012. The drought played an important part of what FOP could and could not do during the year. It was good weather for building trails but bad for the trees. Much time was spent in City Park removing trees as they died.
George Blume gave a PowerPoint presentation with maps that indicated completed and proposed remaining portions of Mt. Lakeway trail. Views from Google Earth gave an approximate representation of what it would look like from viewpoints along the trail.
After the meeting was adjourned, the guest speaker, Leif Dove, took the floor. Leif Dove, Past VP of Austin Ridge Riders (bicycling club) owner of the Texas Trail Blazers (Trail building consulting and construction.) Mr Dove spoke about the features of Reimer's Ranch County Park and his trail building experiences within the Park.
Read the Lake Travis View article about his story.
More photos from the meeting here.