February 7, 2013

February 7, 2013, 7:00pm

Springbrook Fire Station

Meeting called to order

Attendance - In attendance: Bob Weinrauch, Dwight Morency, Adrian Pidhirney, Mike Lewis, Marty Nish and special Guest Trevor Morgan from NewLine Skateparks

Approval of minutes from previous meeting –Dwight motions to approve minutes from January 17, 2013. Marty seconds. Motion carried.


·         Guest Speaker – Trevor Morgan from New Line Skateparks

o   Trevor’s company has done numerous skate parks in the area and has assisted communities like Lacombe, Sundre, and Olds to get grant money for projects.

o   Currently has approximately 6 projects going in Alberta and over 30 completed so they are very used to the environmental concerns that come along with the freeze/Thaw cycle.

o   Trevor gave some names of other communities that have completed grants and will forward sample copies of successful applications from Olds, Sundre and Lacombe. Contacts will be attached as well.

o   Before grant applications can be submitted we need

§  Letter of support from MLA

§  Letter of support from County

§  Letter of support from Landowner (county in our case)

§  Letter of support from community

§  Completed design

§  Completed budget

o   Donor recognition can be built into the design

§  Insets in stairs

§  Concrete insets throughout park

§  Static things like benches or displays or bricks etc

Old Business:


1.       Marketing update – Marty will double check the email to be sure its working properly, Brochures were all delivered, Booth will be put out at Community event (family Day)

2.       Charitable Status – The group decided unanimously that we will exhaust funding sources that do not require charitable status before we decide to go through the process to gain Charitable status. Partnering with the Community Association as a society will cover the bases for most funding sources.

3.       Timeline – Family Day event – Feb 18, Elections February 21, Board development day will be in May/June whenever we can get the services of Terry Vaughan, Bank Account will be opened by March 1 or sooner.

4.       Delivery of Brochures – Brochures have all been delivered, any extras will go to the Family Day Event.

5.       Elections – We will elect Chairperson first then work our way down to Secretary for Executive. Any other interested parties can be involved as directors and on committees such as fundraising, Grant Writing and Special Events committees.   Ballot will be by secret ballot.

New Business:

1.       Swot analysis - March Meetings – this will come in handy when we do the board development sessions.

2.       Board Development – dates for possible board development – name of guy that Community Association is using? Terry Vaughan is the guy that the Community Association has used. Adrian will call and arrange times.


1.       Next meeting date – Next Meeting February 21, 2013, 7 pm – Springbrook Fire Hall

2.       Adjourn meeting – Meeting adjourned at 10:30 pm

Next Meeting

October 18, 2017
All are welcome to come!