December 9th, 2015
As recorded by John Bunch, acting Secretary
The monthly meeting at The Paul D. Camp Community College Workforce Center Conference Room had 7 people attending, including BNRP Board Members: Jeff Turner, Nancy Turner, Sherri Woodard, and Anne Parker. Bobby Turner and visiting Mike Easingwood from Stoney Creek were in attendance with John Bunch acting as Secretary due to Felice Hancock’s absence.
With Chairman Newsome’s absence, Jeff called the meeting to order with a welcome and since Jeff had taken notes from the previous meeting, he read the minutes from the November meeting. Nancy Turner motioned that the minutes be approved, seconded by Anne Parker, and the minutes were adopted.
Next, Nancy gave the Treasurer’s Report, saying that expenses for the month of November were $2308.15, revenue was $269.16.
Bobby Turner then reported that no new members had come in since last meeting and that membership stood at 148 members.
- Concerning the Olive grave project on placing a marker on the burial of the people who died from natural disaster wreck of the S.S. Olive on the Chowan on Feb. 17th, 1903, the BNRP may make up the difference in paying for this marker.
- Jeff made motion to carry officers and board memberships forward into 2016 and for the remainder of that year. (All had agreed by previous conversations to continue in their roles). Anne Parker seconded the motion and it was adopted. Those positions and names are as follows:
Executive Director/Riverkeeper – Jeff Turner
Chairman – Curtis Newsome
Vice-Chairman – Sherri Woodard
Treasurer – Nancy Turner
Secretary – Felice Hancock
Membership – Bobby Turner
Board Position – Anne Parker
- The BNRP has been asked to be the Grand Marshall of the Boykins Christmas parade. So, on Sunday December 13th the Riverkeeper truck will be driven by Bobby and Nancy Turner pulling the Pontoon boat with Jeff Turner in it, leading the parade.
- Jeff asked Mike Easingwood about his interest in the BNRP. Mike is a kayaker from Stoney Creek and was involved in bringing to light the water quality issues from his area. Mike asked if members could come to meetings and Jeff answered that all members always had an open invitation to attend. Jeff went on to say that he appreciates the canonists and kayakers to be the eyes on the rivers and creeks where he can’t get to, to report water quality issues. He thanked Mike for what he does.
With no other business to be discussed, Jeff adjourned the meeting.