Saturday, August 31, 2013

Begining of the end....

Looks like he small dam @ Johnson Park ( where Musikfest flooded a few years ago) is finally coming down!  A source at the City Parks Department confirmed that all of the contracts were signed and that equipment should be arriving Friday the 30th for work to begin this Tuesday September 3rd.  Well the equipment is on site so hopefully the work can begin on Tuesday.  Stay tuned for any updates and pictures as the project progresses.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Northeast Regional Meeting Recap

In late July, President Erik Broesicke and Treasurer Dr. Ed Hart attended the TU Northeast Regional Meeting at the Windham Resort in New York.  The two day event included topics ranging from stream restoration to membership engagement.  All of the topics were extremely timely and relevant to issues our Chapter ( and all Chapters) are facing.  Some major points:

1.  TU will be pushing the recruitment of women on a national level, which will include a FREE membership for women. (LINK)  This will be a major push over the next few years, and represents a largely untapped demographic.  LINK to TU Women's Initiative presentation. 

2.  Building a cohesive unified message, while still maintaining the benefits of  a localized, grassroots organization.

3.  The importance of strengthening Chapters by recruiting new members, developing leaders and cultivating volunteers.