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June 2017

Darrington Strong General Meeting – June 21, 2017

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President Martha Rasmussen opened the meeting with introductions

Treasurer Report: Steve Somsen – The balance is $**,065.49 inclusive of all DS Divisions & Committees.

TED Talk Presentation: Pam Warhurst explains how we can plant edible landscapes

What should a community do with its unused land? Plant food, of course. With energy and humor, Pam Warhurst tells at the TEDSalon the story of how she and a growing team of volunteers came together to turn plots of unused land into communal vegetable gardens, and to change the narrative of food in their community.

Following Discussion – How can we incorporate some of these ideas for Darrington

Division Reports:

  • DARA – No report

  • FFPU – Martha reported that ongoing work still continues for FSR #2435, White Chuck Ridge / Upper Conn Road. Our 7th annual National Trail was a big success and we fed 62 hungry volunteers!

  • FNM – Rick reported that they will be having a work party for North Mountain Lookout. Painting needs to be done and some work on the cat walk and rails.

Committee Reports:

  • Darrington Business Roundtable, creating a local business group to promote businesses, attract visitors and more – JoAnn Milton

  • Visual Impact, Dot Park – Martha – reported that some more bushes and flowers were planted at the park and the rest of the plants will have to wait until fall.

  • Events:

    • Darrington Day Celebration / Darrington Street Fair, July 15, 2017 – JoAnn Milton is expecting a big turnout for the first annual Darrington Street Fair. The dunk tank is completely restored with blue sides and fish painted on it.

  • Discover Darrington Videos – Ken is currently assisting with our new Discover Darrington YouTube and will be getting aerial videos of all of our grounds for rent. Martha & Ken are also working on a video, “The Making of a Waterfall” depicting all of the local waterfalls.



Our next meeting will be July 19th

In Attendance:
Ken Milton
Roselie Rasmussen
Marla Skaglund
P.J. Wieferich
Ron Wolff
JoAnn Milton
Martha Rasmussen
Gordy Beil
Guest:
Scott Fisher