The 2016 Annual Meeting was held on February 24.  Three trustee terms expired and were filled by Claudia Kolster and new trustees, Kathleen Fischer and Christine Gurriere.  Lisa Garrity will complete the final year of the term vacated by Sharon Morrissey.  We bid a fond farewell from the board to Sharon and Paul Boeckel, who served for 9 years!  Officers for 2016 are President:  Lisa Garrity; Vice-President, Claudia Kolster; Treasurer, Loren Betros; Secretary, Diane Mensinger.  Kevin Byrne and Sharon Morrissey join the advisory board.  The accomplishments of 2015 were reviewed and plans for 2016 were discussed.

The 2015 Annual Meeting was on February 25.  Project plans for 2015 were laid out including to finalize the invasive plant removal plan and plant trees to replace many that were lost. The three Trustee positions were filled by Loren Betros, Susan Zayas, and Diane Mensinger. Officers for 2015 are President Lisa Garrity, V. President Susan Zayas, Treasurer Loren Betros and Secretary Caroline Mescia.

Please become involved with the GCPC.  New volunteers are the lifeblood of the organization providing new ideas and renewed energy! The Advisory Board is a way to get involved in a limited way.  Or just come to a meeting or an event and share your thoughts.  All are welcome!

At the 2014 Annual Meeting, Lisa Garrity was elected President, Susan Zayas – Vice President, Kathleen Carrara – Secretary and Loren Betros – Treasurer.  Sharon Morrissey was newly elected as a Trustee from the Advisory Board and Warren Marchioni and Caroline Mescia were re-elected for new 3-year terms.

YOUR MEMBERSHIP IS VITAL TO THE PARK

The Grover Cleveland Park Conservancy has been working tirelessly since 2001 to make improvements to the park and to offer fun and informative events. We can’t do it without the support of volunteers and members.

A household membership is only $20. Having a strong membership base not only helps us to fund our mission, but also shows others that we have the backing of the community. This is vital when applying for grants or making appeals to the county for funding or making maintenance requests.

If you have received a paper copy of this newsletter, the date on your address label is the date of your last donation. If there is no date on your label, you have received a complimentary newsletter. Please make a donation to support the work of the Conservancy and Grover Cleveland Park. We gladly accept your employer’s matching gift. Receive a GCPC logo car magnet with each $20 membership.

Please encourage your friends and neighbors to support the Grover Cleveland Park Conservancy. It’s a small price for big benefits to your community!