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Friends of Euclid Creek May Update

Dear Friends of Euclid Creek members, volunteers and friends,

Sadly, due to the on-going pandemic, Friends is cancelling the Annual Meeting and Picnic scheduled for June 2nd. We will see what the future brings for group meetings and let you know. But right now we have important business to conduct with the election of a new board of directors and officers for the term 2020-2022. Members who have paid their dues within the last year will be emailed the below election slate. If you have not paid since last year's picnic we would appreciate your renewal. Your support will be helpful when we do resume programming. We continue to have on-going costs related to maintaining the organization. Dues for couples or families remains $35.00; for individuals it's $25.00; and, for seniors and students it is $20. You can send your dues to Friends of Euclid Creek, P.O. Box 21384, South Euclid, Ohio 44121. Ken Messenger-Rapport, President will be sending the ballots soon.

Election Slate:

President: Kelly Butauski (Cleveland Metroparks Certified Watershed Steward, 1 year board director, marketing chair)

Vice President: Steve McIntosh (Urban Gardening Teacher, FOEC Education Committee)

Treasurer: OPEN - If interested please email Foecpresident@gmail.com.

Secretary: Sue Swisher (current secretary)

Board Member: Jim Juknialis (current board director, marketing committee)

Board Member: OPEN conservation chair - If interested please email Foecpresident@gmail.com

Board Member: Natalie Keyerleber (Cleveland Metroparks Certified Watershed Volunteer, FOEC Education Committee)

Board Member: Ginny Aveni (FOEC founder and former president)

Board Member: Paul Costanzo (current board director, conservation committee)

Board Members that are leaving: Madelon Watts (Membership Chair), Chris Vild (Vice President), Ken Messinger-Rapport (President), Anna Kozlenko (conservation committee). We are going to miss all of them!

If you are an internet or facebook person, you know there is a ton of activities going on from live presentations to virtual or on-line classes. This is a good time to continue our environmental education and have fun too. Here are a few good links:

Learn how to make a rain garden: https://www.euclidcreekwatershed.org/events/2020/05/20/master-rain-gardener-program

Facebook - Euclid Creek Watershed Program videos: https://www.facebook.com/pg/euclidcreekwatershed/videos/?ref=page_internal

Cleveland Metroparks videos: https://www.bing.com/search?q=cleveland+metroparks+videos&form=ANNTH1&refig=e16cb2a393f941f391000fd6c13b2280&sp=-1&pq=cleveland+metroparks+videos&sc=1-27&qs=n&sk=&cvid=e16cb2a393f941f391000fd6c13b2280

Facebook - Cleveland Metroparks Live programs: "Like" their page and sign up for live videos: https://www.facebook.com/search/videos/?q=cleveland%20metroparks&epa=SERP_TAB

Or just go out and enjoy our great watershed! Hope to see you soon!

Kelly Butauski

Friends of Euclid Creek Board, Marketing

Cleveland Metroparks Certified Watershed Steward

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