Ada Recycling Coalition Minutes
September 9, 2009
The following members were present: Garmon Smith, Trudy Nevland, Doug Weirick, Glenda DeShazo, Steve Timmons and Dana Nickell.
Garmon Smith, Chair, called the meeting to order at 12:15 pm.
Treasurer’s Report – The balance reported was $1,810.43 (which included four new members).
Minutes – Trudy Nevland distributed last month’s.
Household Hazardous Waste / E-Waste Collection Event – Trudy Nevland reminded members that the city’s annual HHW event would be held on Saturday, October 10 from 9 am to 2 pm at ECU’s Norris Field parking lot and asked members to help promote the event via flyers and e-mail. She also reported that e-waste would be collected the week prior to the event at the ICON center. Volunteers will be needed. Dana Nickell reported that there would be nine employees from the Chickasaw Nation in attendance and suggested the questionnaire be shortened. ARC will once again collect, mix and donate latex paint.
Howdy Fair – Dana Nickell reported that the event went really well and that three people became members, including John Hargrave, ECU’s president.
National Recycling Coalition – Garmon Smith reported that Keep America Beautiful (KAB) committed to partnering with the National Recycling Coalition (NRC) in supporting and promoting America Recycles Day this year. In spite of the recent outcome of the merger vote and NRC's subsequent announcement of its intent to declare bankruptcy, that agreement with KAB remains in place and we have been assured of their commitment to supporting the ARD State Coordinators and state affiliates with the necessary resources to promote the national day of recycling.
America Recycles Day – Members agreed to conduct a poster contest for area elementary students ($25 for the winner in each grade – contest rules same as last year’s) and to conduct a recycling pledge drive to give away another mulching mower in November to celebrate the America Recycles Day in Ada.
City of Ada Recycling Update – Cardboard is currently bringing $85/ton.
Sports Bottles - Dana Nickell made a motion that ARC purchase metal sports bottles in bulk for promotional purposes and membership recruitment. Glenda DeShazo seconded the motion, and it passed unanimously. Nickell and Nevland formed a committee to select the bottles.
The meeting was adjourned at 1 pm.
Submitted by: Trudy Nevland, ARC Secretary