2014 Annual Report and Member’s Meeting

On March 18, 2015, members and the board met for the annual meeting. Various committees reported on activity in 2014, including the following topics from the presentation outline.

Woodlawn Nature Center Ground Breaking - Circa. 1965

Woodlawn Nature Center Ground Breaking – Circa. 1965

Opening Slide: Woodlawn Nature Center, 2015 Annual Members Meeting, 18 March 2015

Slide 1: Agenda, Welcome, Introduction of the Candidates, Annual Report, Collection and Counting of ballots, 50th Anniversary Celebration, Benefits of being a Woodlawn Member, Announcement of 2015 Board of Directors

Slide 2: Candidates: Karin Frey, Dr. Carla Gull, Grant Humbarger, Vicci Moore, Catherine Reedy, Jeff Smith, Crystal Welsh,

Slide 3: Annual Report and Planning For Our Future: Financial, Programs and Events, Governance, Strategic Planning

Slide 4: Financial Summary

Slide 5: Programs and Events

Almost 30 Field Trips: 195 Adults, 1036 Children

Nature Nook Book Group

Natural Playscape

Sam’s Music Fest, Walt Myers (prehistoric artist), Living Trails

Nature preschool programming

Community Outreach

Slide 6: Governance Committee

Bylaws

Board Training

Procedures for Voting and Nominating

Slide 7: Strategic Planning

Policies and procedures

Excellent nature education programming

Develop facilities to be good steward

Maintain and increase resources

Model “green” practices

Enhance physical facilities—floor, cleanliness, natural playscape, rain garden

Sustainable operating plan

Slide 8: 50th Anniversary Celebration

June 26, 27 and 28

26th – Members’ Dinner

27th – Celebration Events

28th – Ice Cream Social and Games

Slide 9: Benefits of being a Woodlawn Member

Free General Admission to the Center

Discount for special events & programs

Use of facilities privileges*

Camping and campfire privileges

Newsletter*

ANCA reciprocity for preferred levels

Volunteer opportunities

Slide 9: Responsibilities of Being a Woodlawn Member

Provide suggestions and feedback for center’s operation and programming

Promote Woodlawn’s mission in the community

Vote in annual elections

Attend annual meeting

Participate as desired in the center’s events, programs, committees and management

Slide 10: Updated Membership Fee Schedule

Senior/Student – $15

Individual – $20

Family – $35

Preferred – $60

Contributing – $100

Lifetime – $500

Corporate Sponsor – $1,000

Gold Sponsor – $5,000

Slide 11: Upcoming Events: Nature Play Sessions, Family Nature Club Meetings, Gardening Classes, Wildflower Evening Brunch, Minecraft Mania, Get Outside Day, International Mud Day, 50th Anniversary Celebration

Slide 12: Thank you for participating in the Woodlawn Nature Center’s Annual Members Meeting. We look forward to a successful 2015!