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Tamara Taysom


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David Murphy


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Gulf Branch Nature Center
3608 North Military Road
Arlington, VA. 22207

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Hello Folks,

Thanks for everyone who cooked and helped set up the Christmas party this year.
There was lots of great food and good friends; what else could you ask for in a holiday party?

On to some business:
The December 30 board meeting is canceled. We could not get the nature center that evening. I will post it when we have rescheduled.

As usual at our Christmas party we had our yearly round of board elections. Here are the results:
1) Curt Welsh decided not to run for reelection
2) Keith Kuck and Paul Hollis were reelected.
3) Tamara Tayson was elected as a new board member
4) The board also voted on the officerís positions. These will be the same as last year.

In addition, Dave Murphy has stepped down before the end of his term. The board voted to have his position filled by Josh Fikentscher (our runner up in the elections this year). Josh will hold his position on the board until the end of Daveís term next year. He will then be up for reelection in order to keep the boardís election cycle consistent.

One last bit of news, Josh, Tamara and I have started an effort to archive any documents related to the guild and its history.
If you have any old paperwork (or boxes of paper work) please contact us. We are looking for any official documents, board and meeting minutes, and newsletters. We have a pretty good start on the newsletters and I will try to post a list of what we do have soon.
Also, we can come to you to collect things and, if necessary, scan them into a digital format at your house. That way you donít have to worry about us losing your papers. The goal will be to turn any collected information into a digital format to condense it's storage requirement and allow for easier storage and backups/copies.

See you at the forge,


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      Last Updated: 8-9-2016

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