Danebod Family Camps 2021 Annual Board Meeting Minutes & Updates

Hello all:

Please see the documents below from the Danebod Family Camps 2021 Annual Board Meeting that took place on Saturday, October 9th.

2021 Annual Board Meeting Minutes

2021 Annual Finance Committee Meeting Minutes

Revised Danebod Family Camps Guidelines

Proposed 2021-2022 Key Dates

The DFC board elected new executive committee members to four year terms: President Rus Weikle and Vice President Gerta Sorensen-London. The positions of treasurer (Janis Weikle) and secretary (SvenErik Olsen) will next be up in 2023 and 2024 respectively. 

Please send any questions, corrections or concerns regarding these documents to SvenErik at danebodsecretary@gmail.com or simply reply to this email. 

A Message from DFC President Rus Weikle:

Greetings fellow campers!

Every fall a few of us gather (this year virtually) to meet and discuss what many would call the “nitty-gritty” of Danebod Family Camps. During discussions of financial reports and structural guidelines I found myself thinking about how much has changed in the last few years; to say I miss camp is an understatement. I’m sure many of you can relate when reflecting on the memories we have made year after year, and while it feels like camp may never again be the same, I want to assure you that our highest priority is to find a safe path back to Tyler for everyone. We do not know for certain when in-person camps will begin again, but rest assured we will keep you closely informed as we get closer to Spring.

In the meantime, many campers have expressed interest in leading singing and dancing, teaching a craft, being a director, or serving as a board member for the camps. I know from personal experience that the opportunity to learn these trades during camp is very challenging, and can be difficult to coordinate during the other 51 weeks of the year. One of our biggest initiatives in the coming year is to identify and mentor future generations of resource leaders by hosting a Leadership Summit that would offer a day-long session of teaching these trades. If you have an interest in becoming a resource leader to help sustain our future family camps, please watch for further communication on this event coming soon. 

Lastly, I want to extend a huge thank you to Maia Olsen. Maia served on the board as president during the pandemic and accomplished so much while balancing work, life, and everything else! Her leadership and guidance over the last few years has prepared us for success in the coming years, and while she is no longer president, she has volunteered to stay on the board as a July member to help continue the momentum of our progress. Thank you, Maia!

Blue skies,

Rus Weikle

President, Danebod Family Camps

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