January 15, 2009 7:00 PM Alamance Presbyterian
Attendees: Joe Andrews, Lonnie Baxley, Bob Chamberlain, Dan Donovan, Harold Garrett , David Gearhart, Aaron Harris, Denise Osborne, Dan Rogers, Darin Thomas, Rosemarie Williams Visitors: Tom Ammeter, Rob Krieger GM of Forest Oaks Country Club, John Whisnant of GGFC firstname.lastname@example.org
Minutes from the November 13, 2008 meeting were approved as submitted.
Dave thanked Lonnie for his work on the website. Denise also reported that Lonnie is being honored as the spotlight volunteer in the new newspaper, Southeast Lifestyles.
John Whisnant spoke to the group about community
foundations which are broad based organizations that deal with charity.
They accept donations and assist people in selecting ways to gives to
charitable causes. Greater
Dave Gearhart led a conversation about grants. Dan Donovan said that we can operate as a 501c3 while our application is approved. The approval process may take 6 months. Dave said that a foundation that he recently spoke to a foundation that would likely grant us money after our 501c3 certification. Dave challenged to group to think of individuals who we could approach for donations.
Dave spoke about our base standards for residential standards for multi-family housing. We have not yet developed guidelines for commercial development. We need to plan now before we have a developer who is ready to begin a project. A committee was formed including Dan Donavan, Joe Andrews and Dan Rogers.
Joe Andrews is planning to send out dues notice via email to the advisory committee.
Lonnie spoke about the Greenway. He and Dick Mearns met with Beth Walton from UNCG about geocaching. Using a GPS unit people do a modern day treasure hunt type of game. Lonnie has mapped one trail using Google maps and added it to our website. Harold mentioned that the Lions Club to have a walking trail around the ballpark. A survey is required before proceeding. Lonnie wants to develop relationship with A&T because the students have a requirement for 50 hours of community service and get school credit for doing so.
Denise reported a new monthly newspaper called Southeast Lifestyle will have its first edition in late January. Denise and Marty are partners doing the paper. There will be daily updates on the web.
Food Lion allows groups like ours to sell hot dogs from
their stand to make money. The hours
for our group are 11-6 on January 31.
Food Lion supplies the cooked hotdogs from the deli.
Dave will ask for volunteers via email.
For one recent week, our local Food Lion was number two in sales within
Meeting adjourned at 9:00
Next SGCA Advisory Committee meeting February 12, 2009 at, 7 PM at Alamance Presbyterian
Dan Rogers, Secretary