Friends of CLN Membership Meeting Aug. 2011

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Friends of CLN Membership Meeting Aug. 2011

  1. 1. Little Notch<br />Friends of Camp Little Notch <br />Membership Meeting<br />August 14, 2011<br />
  2. 2. Overview of Annual Report and Organizational Activities<br />Introduction<br />Purchase and Management of Little Notch<br />Fundraising and Financial Management<br />Organizational Development<br />Outreach and Communications<br />Events<br />
  3. 3. Who are the Friends of CLN?<br />Membership-based organization of 291<br />Camp alumni and new friends inspired by the effort to conserve and reopen Little Notch<br />Board of Directors-7 and volunteer organizational committees-6<br />Executive Director, Communications Director, Attorney, Bookkeeper, Committee Heads<br />
  4. 4. Our Mission…<br />Providing opportunities for all people <br />to practice living in harmony <br />with nature, each other, and themselves.<br />
  5. 5. Our Vision<br />Little Notch is a restorative environment in which all individuals, families, and communities are welcome to practice living in harmony with nature, each other, and themselves. <br />Little Notch will be available year-round for outdoor programming and retreats for youth groups, community-based organizations, non-profits, businesses, artists of all kinds, and innovators seeking space to dream big. <br />Friends of CLN is committed to working in partnership with low-wealth communities, communities of color, and people with varying abilities, and will develop programs and outreach strategies to ensure that this piece of land is accessible to all.<br />People return from Little Notch with the renewed inspiration and ability to transform their own communities by honoring their interdependence on the earth, each other, and themselves.<br />
  6. 6. Features of Little Notch…<br />443 acres of land<br />80 acre private lake (with small and large mouth bass)<br />Putnam Mountain<br />Rustic and beautifully simple accommodations<br />7 “units” each equipped with Adirondack shelters, latrines, platform tents, and a fire circle<br />Arts and crafts center, waterfront, ropes course, dining hall, maintenance and administrative facilities<br />Capacity-220 guests<br />2400 acres of recreational space<br />Miles of hiking trails<br />Historic iron smelting furnace<br />
  7. 7. What are we working towards?<br />Purchasing Little Notch property for 1.09 million dollars by July 2014<br />Reopening as an outdoor education and retreat center that serves children, families, and communities<br />Providing innovative programming that is responsive to the needs of local and regional community<br />Creating an inclusive space where all people feel welcome <br />Practicing environmental sustainability and responsible stewardship<br />Maintaining a nurturing environment in which each individual can have a self-determined experience<br />
  8. 8. Purchase and Management ofCamp Little Notch <br /><ul><li>Open Space Institute Purchases Camp Little Notch
  9. 9. Subdivision and Sale of Little Notch Forest
  10. 10. Early Possession and Lease-to-Purchase Agreement
  11. 11. Completion of Bypass Road
  12. 12. Property Management—Committee Report</li></li></ul><li>
  13. 13. Fundraising<br /><ul><li>Adopt-an-Acre Fundraising Effort Launched
  14. 14. Donation from Sonrise Lutheran Ministries
  15. 15. Phase One of Fundraising Campaign Completed </li></li></ul><li>Fundraising Details<br />291 Total Donors!<br />175,000 in gifts and pledges through Adopt-an-Acre (35 Acres Adopted)<br />Collected 60K in gifts through Adopt-an-Acre this year<br />Additional 44K in gifts pledged for this year<br />33 sustaining donors (5 Acre Adopters)<br />$505.00 a month in sustaining donations<br />$6,060 a year/$18,180 over three years<br />
  16. 16. Adopt an Acre?Sustaining Donation?<br />
  17. 17. Financial Management<br />Total Income 2010<br /> $83,996<br />Total Liabilities and Equity year-end 2010<br />$57,010<br />Total Income 2011 as of August 6, 2011<br />$85,555<br />Total Liabilities and Equity August 6, 2011<br /> $87, 845<br />
  18. 18. Financial Management continued….<br />Bookkeeper hired <br />Monthly meetings with bookkeeper<br />Audit Committee—Committee Report<br />Savings account opened<br />Finance committee created—Committee Report<br />
  19. 19. Organizational Development<br /><ul><li>Executive Director Hired
  20. 20. Revision of Organizational Mission
  21. 21. Board Transitions
  22. 22. Saratoga Office Established</li></li></ul><li>Outreach<br />Friends of CLN Memberships<br />New York Council of Non-Profits<br />Saratoga Springs Chamber of Commerce<br />Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce<br />American Camp Association<br />Women’s Global Giving Circle<br />Presentations<br />Saratoga Rotary Club<br />Fort Ann Rotary Club<br />Waldorf School<br />Tenants of 110 and 112 Spring Street<br />Fort Ann Historic Society<br />Reverb<br />Wake up the Earth<br />Conferences/Expos Attended<br /><ul><li>American Camping Association
  23. 23. White Privilege Conference
  24. 24. Black and Latino Caucus
  25. 25. ARCC Expo</li></li></ul><li>Communications—Media and Social Media<br />Our Beautiful Website!!<br />Facebook<br /><ul><li>Reached a thousand “likes” this spring!
  26. 26. Currently 1115 lifetime “likes”
  27. 27. 881 monthly active users
  28. 28. 23,446 Post views in the last month
  29. 29. 529 “likes” and comments on our page in last month</li></ul>Twitter <br />Blog<br />Membership chat room<br />
  30. 30. In the News!!<br />Open Space Institute Announces Sale of Camp Little Notch Forest ParcelPress Release: The Open Space Institute, Mar. 4, 2011(Map of Camp Little Notch Parcel)<br />Camp Little Notch Group Hires Interim Executive Director The Chronicle, Feb. 17, 2011<br />SonRise Lutheran Camp and Retreat Donates Sporting, Camping Gear to Fort Ann Wilderness Refuge The Troy Record, Jan. 28, 2011<br />Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York Sell Camp Little Notch The Troy Record, Dec. 4, 2010<br />Camp Little Notch Property Sold for $3.95-million... The Chronicle, Dec. 2, 2010<br />
  31. 31. In the News continued…<br />Open Space Institute Buys Former Girl Scouts Property Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Dec. 1, 2010<br />Land Buy Saves Camp Little Notch Press Republican, Nov. 26, 2010<br />Former Girl Scouts Rescue Old Camp Property in Fort Ann Post Star, Nov. 25, 2010<br />Deal Preserves Camp's Tradition Times Union, Nov. 24, 2010<br />OSI Protects a 2,346-Acre Girl Scout Camp at the Edge of the AdirondacksPress Release: The Open Space Institute, Nov. 23, 2010<br />Group Finds Buyer for Camp Little NotchPost Star, June 26, 2010<br />
  32. 32. Events!<br />Friends of CLN Voting Meeting<br />Honoring the History of Little Notch<br />Board Retreat and Revision of Organizational Mission <br />Snowshoeing Adventure<br />First Annual Little Notch Open House<br />Summer Work Sessions and All Friends Reunion Weekend<br />
  33. 33. Little Notch is for…<br />
  34. 34. Burnt out?<br />BURNT OUT<br />? ? ? ?<br />
  35. 35. Looking for an outdoor experience for the whole family?<br />
  36. 36. Harmonizing with nature...<br />
  37. 37. Finding community.<br />
  38. 38. This is a place to be perfectly yourself!!<br />
  39. 39. Want a chance to shine?<br />
  40. 40. I shall find some peace here…<br />
  41. 41. The dream is here, you’re invited…<br />

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