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January 18, 2023 Meeting Minutes

Meeting opened at 6:35 pm

Board Members Present

All elected members present except Jill.

Guest: Sara Read

Minutes from12/7/2022 we’re passed unanimously

Treasurer's Report

Val provided the Treasurer’s Report

  • $3,253.43 in membership account

  • 27 members for 2023

  • $3,936.96 in donor account

  • Liability insurance cost $1060.00. The company is Assured Partners of Arizona.

Archaeology account has $7152.06. Motion was made and accepted to donate $500 to Old Pueblo Archaeology Center to provide a Cultural Park tour on 3/18/2023.

The Website Committee

Sara Read reported that the November 2022 minutes, Holiday pictures, Hayride pictures, and the Archaeology tour date have been included in the VDR Website.


A new website banner will be ordered due to deterioration of previous banner. A tentative cost of $75 has been approved by the Board

The VDR Annual Appeal Letter for membership will be included with the February newsletter to be delivered during the weekend of February 3-5 2023. Annual meeting notice, membership drive and envelope will be included with

the newsletter.

A second newsletter will be delivered the end of February and will include updated information for Archaeology Day at the park and brochure.

The hayride was well attended by 120-140 people bringing in $30 in donations for the Community Food Bank.

The Holiday lighting contest had good participation by the neighborhood. First place winner was 2051 N Chiquita, second place was 7504 E Rio Vista Circle and third place went to 7571 E Cienega.

Park clean-up day had a few people helping. The City of Tucson removed a dead tree. The City wants the Park to remain in a natural state. Some debris was left under trees to assist with the natural plan. Target Stores provided workers to help

clean up the wash.

From 12-14 new street signs have been installed.

Park Stewardship Assignments

Jan 1-14 Miki

Jan 15-28 Val

Jan 29-Feb 11 Cheryl

Feb12-25 David

Feb 26-Mar 11 Mitch

Mar 12-25 Pat

Mar 26-April 8 Sharon

Apr 9-22 Cheryl

Old Business

Book Club-Lorri Robinson wants to begin again on February 23, 2023.

New Business

A membership Social was brought up. Miki, Sharon and Val will head up a committee. It will be tentatively scheduled for late April or early May.

The virtual Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday 2/18/2023 from 10am-11am via Zoom

Treasurer’s Statement/Membership Report Val

2022 Annual Meeting Minutes Cheryl

Nominations Committee Sharon

Archaeology Committee Sharon

Website Update Sara Read

TPD Operations Committee Mitch

Board Activities Report Mitch

Future Programs-Input from Attendees

Future Business On Hold

Porch Fest

Next meeting will be February 22, 2023 at 6:00 pm via Zoom

The meeting was adjourned at 7:45pm.

Submitted by Cheryl Hoffman, Secretary

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