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December, 2011

December 15, 2011

Dear Friends,                                                                                                                                                     

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest and support in the formation of the Friends of Nockamixon State Park.

The Friends of Nockamixon State Park has been officially formed as a chapter of the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation (PPFF) as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.
A mission statement was adopted at the 11/17/11 meeting. It is as follows:
The Friends of Nockamixon State Park is a diverse group of volunteers whose mission is to conserve the resources within the park and to promote the recreation, education and safe use of the park.
The purpose of this email is three-fold:
To obtain current contact information for members
To request DCNR volunteer registration
To provide notification for: Membership dues and Meeting schedule
We would like to ask for your help to assure that we have complete and accurate contact information for all members. Please respond back to this email by January 1st, 2012 with the following information:
Full name
Mailing address
Email address
Home phone
Cell phone
*If any of the above is not applicable, please indicate as“N/A”.
*If you are responding as a couple, please give both first names (and last name if different).
This will ensure that we have the most current and complete information on our membership, as we’re in the preliminary stages of the group’s formation.
In addition to maintaining current contact information, we are also asking that all members register on the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) website as a volunteer for the park. Please note that this is a requirement for participation in volunteer work programs at all State Parks in Pennsylvania. This registration also registers a state park volunteer for the state workman’s compensation insurance. Please follow the link below:
The Board of Directors agreed on annual membership dues as well as a meeting schedule at the 11/17/11 meeting. The following paragraphs include information about these two topics.
The annual membership dues are as follows (Due January 31stof each year):
Individual/Family: $10/yr.
Business or Corporate Sponsor: $50/yr.
Members are asked to submit their 2012 dues via checks made payable to Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation (PPFF) with a note in the memo line: Friends of Nockamixon.
Checks should be mailed to:
Friends of Nockamixon State Park
C/o Beth Ross
P.O. Box 105
Bedminster, PA 18910
Monthly meetings will be held at the Nockamixon State Park Education Center on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm. Enter the park from Harrisburg School Road; turn right and park in Lot # 12 on your left. Please bring a flashlight with you. The first meeting of the new year will be held on Thursday January 5 at 6:30 pm. The format of the meetings will include a Board meeting following an open discussion between the membership and the Board members.
There is a lot of work to be done, especially in these early stages of the group’s development and there will be many opportunities for all members to get involved. Committees/committee chair-persons will be determined at the first meeting, with some of the immediate needs being membership coordination and public relations/outreach coordination.
We are very fortunate to have such a diverse group of individuals willing to participate in this new organization and to help to make Nockamixon State Park the best that it can be.
Thanks again for your time and consideration.
Board of Directors
Friends of Nockamixon State Park














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