Photo essay of 2021 Annual Membership meeting of OSFR

Nothing from September 23, 2021 to October 7, 2021.


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Group meeting held outside at Doug and Merrillee’s Rum 138 facilities. 

The first real, in-person meeting of the OSFR board of directors since Covid coincided with the 2021 Annual Membership meeting and took place May 26 where  we lost our beloved Mike as president but wow we gained a new MADAM PRESIDENT named Kristin Rubin.

OSFR has had such phenomenal luck with their presidents during the time I have spent with them — the incomparable Merrillee who knows everybody and everything and who put us on the slate with all the agencies of the state,  Pam the diplomat who organized us and made us strong, and Mike the cool, laid back intellectual who writes letters like nobody else.  I think Kristin is also up in that elite class — she is a bundle of energy who has volunteered everywhere, reads everything,  and nobody knows what will happen now.

I apologize for the poor photography, but it’s all I got.  My camera was on the blink and the lighting was horrible with it dark inside and light in the background but that is no excuse as mostly I just did not do a good job.

Here are the pics.  I tried to get everyone, but Eric, who hung out in the margins, escaped me.  Sorry Eric. Welcome to David Vaina, new board member whom I met and who has much to offer.  Also no pic of K.  (no, not Karma) who didn’t want one, but we appreciate her support.

 

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This is our out-going president, Mike Roth, who led us through many battles, in his last moments as president.  He seemed usually happy all evening.

 

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This is Kristin Rubin, moments before being elected president.       This is Kristin after learning the non-paying  job description of President of OSFR

 

2021annualtable In: Photo essay of 2021 Annual Membership meeting of OSFR | Our Santa Fe River, Inc. (OSFR) | Protecting the Santa Fe River in North FloridaThe food at our annual meetings is always an attraction, and this year was the best ever.  Board member Cindy Noel provided astonishing veggies from her garden, different types of tomatoes, cucumbers, etc., all very delicious and beautiful to behold.   There were tons of shrimp, wings, grapes, cheeses, cookies and on and on.

 

 

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Master Gardener and board member Cindy Noel         Vice president and board member Terry Phelan

 

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Board member Travis Smith who cleans the river           Newly elected board member David Vaina

 

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Out-going President, now Secretary/Treasurer Mike Roth       Board member Bill Basta

Act NOW!*

Put the Right to Clean Water Amendment on the 2022 ballot

SIGN THE PETITION

 

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Board member writing minutes Patty Street          New First Husband  Dr. Jack Rubin

 

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Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson is and always has been the driver behind OSFR.  A tireless worker who has national and international contacts, she is a resource for advocates and water agencies alike, and an unparalleled  inspiration for all.

 

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Trini Johannesen of Parknership Program             Botanist and OSFR supporter/volunteer Dr. Colette Jacono

 

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Dr. Karen Lanese  and Rick Lanese,  life-time members of OSFR

 

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Member Angela Wolfe                                                    Member Katy Evans

 

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Kristin and Merrillee discuss Kayaktivism

 

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