1. Special Projects/Announcements
a) The League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund will host a Fall Conference, "From Land and Sea: Food for the Good of Connecticut," on Saturday, October 27 at the Agriscience and Biotechnology Center in Trumbull from 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. More info and online registration: http://www.lwvct.org/events.html
b) CLCC Regional Land Trust Round Table in December.
c) CLCC and the Alliance are hosting their annual Standards & Practices training on Saturday, November 3rd. The topic is “Building an Effective Fundraising Plan”, taught by Sharon Danosky.
d) CLCC’s 2013 Land Conservation Conference is scheduled for Saturday, March 23rd at Wesleyan. The theme is “Can Open Space Be Permanently Protected?”
2. Organizational Assessment and Strategic Plan- CCLC Challenge Grant
a) The new Mission Statement has been posted on the web site and on Guide Star.
b) Standards for Action,
c) CCLC grant update. Konica has printed the funding package to be used by Chip and Hannah, donation value $350. Letter of appreciation?
3. Committee Reports- come with report prepared
a) Acquisitions: Stouts Fields to be closed by month end, Lisa Lane survey has is almost finished, Lisa Lane will need a new appraisal for the NRCS portion of the funding, Hawk Hill has NRCS grant/ awaiting DEEP announcement and the prospective Windsor Locks Land Donation was sold to a buyer, no donation.
b) Financial- Report on current account status and insurance renewal
Wintonbury Wine and Dine- January 2013, 80-90 people at 10 host homes- (chair Patrick Sullivan- committee)
Stouts Fields Celebration, December????
d) Stewardship: Thrall Barn Roofing
e) Membership: two new Life family memberships: Rosalie/Peter Brainard and Kathleen/Patrick Sullivan
f) Grants: The Hawk Hill Project has received $35,000 from Bafflin Foundation and a NRCS Farmland Grant.
4. Board Positions and subcommittee positions
- Diversity in board.
- Need Membership chair
5. Next meeting Dates: November 25, December Stout Celebration?