Meeting Minutes, 10/20/2003

Minutes for meeting, Monday, October 20, 2002.

Opened meeting at 6:40 pm with the arrival of Rob. Sorry for being a little late!

Our guest speaker tonight was Ms. Ingrid E. Schneider, Ph. D. She is a professor from the University of Minnesota in the Department of Forest Resources. She is the person doing the Survey that some of us were asked to complete. The results will hopefully give parks and other groups information about us Geocachers. When the study is complete, she has offered to come back and share the results.

I then gave an update on the MN DNR, and hopefully the policy will be out online soon.

Nola gave an update on her CITO event. It is on every Second Saturday of every month. Go to any park and pick up some trash and log the event.

We then watched two vidio clips from news articles. One was on Rob and his daughter caching with a WCCO news reporter. The other was with King Boreas, Centris and Centris's kids with a news reporter from Channel 9 news.

We then had elections. Positions were vacated by Rob, Dan, and Chad. Thanks to those three for their work.

Welcome to our new Board Members!

* New Board Member- John Thurston (Twin Cities)
* New Board Member- Katey Lunden (Wright County)
* New Board Member- Nick Ravetto (Twin Cities)

Once the composition of the board was known, these board positions were filled as well.

* New Co-Chair - Mike Miksell (Nola has agreed to stay on as the other co-chair)
* New Treasurer- Chris Brown
* New Secretary- John Thurston

Thank you to all for coming and good luck to our new Board Members and Co-Chair. Go nuts!

Of course as always, at the end of the meeting was T bug swap that always takes place.