Franklin Recreation Meeting February 3, 2020


Participants: Bridget Thompson, Bridgette Favreau, Stacy Godin, Stephanie Ho, Paula Tremblay, Dave Benion, Annie Wagner


Bridget called the meeting to order at 7:09 p.m..


Public Comment

       Dave came to discuss the One Town at a Time movie that will be shown on Feb 22 at 6:00pm. at the Town Hall. The Franklin Historical Society, Haston Library and Franklin Rec will co-host this event.

       He shared the program for this event

       The Rec Board will be providing refreshments with help from the Library Trustees. Paula suggested a VT shaped cake.

       Dave is hoping 100 people will attend.


Programming (moved up in Agenda)

Winter Carnival Recap: February 1, 2:00 p.m.

       Approximately 140 people attended

       Duct Tape Derby

       Approximately 22 sleds were entered

       Suggest participants wear helmets next year

       The snowshoe race was fun and in a good location

       Chilli/Chowder Cook-off

       Eight entries

       Announce the number of the winning chilli as well as the name of the winner

       $34 received in donations

       A suggestion was made to put the donation jar in a more visible location

       The Silent Auction raised $416. 


Library Updates

       A quilting class will be offered on Feb. 12, 19, and 26 from 2:00-4:00

       Register by Feb. 8

       Free to attend, bring your own material 

       Franklin Rec can help with advertising and online registration

       The library will be hosting a book club for the next crossroads after school session

       The reading incentive program will begin in March

       There is an opening on the Trustee board 


Approve Meeting Minutes

       Bridget motioned to approve the meeting minutes from January 14. Bridgette seconded. The motion passed.

       Bridgette motioned to approve the meeting minutes from January 20. Stacy seconded. The motion passed.


Treasurer’s Report

       The following expenses were approved:

       $587.25 to Grizzly Graphics for basketball uniform

       $67.00 to Grizzly Graphics for thank you gifts for Randy and Tommy

       Tax paperwork was received and handed out

       The Winter Carnival Silent Auction raised in $416

       There was an online payment processing error with a Little League registration which has been resolved 

       Bridgette submitted a receipt for $19.73 from Walmart for Winter Carnival door prizes

Bridget motioned to approve this report. Stacy seconded. The motion passed.




       Erich Marn is interested in working with Franklin Rec to host an early spring Paint and Sip at Due North Vineyard. Date and details to follow.

       A tentative date of August 29 has been selected for the Community Dinner, pending availability of the NOFA pizza oven. 

       Annie shared an idea for a night out for parents where attendees bring a simple weeknight meal to share along with the recipe.




       A patched referee has been secured for the two remaining 5/6 home games.

       Tuesday’s 5/6 games will start 15 minutes later.

       Pictures have been rescheduled for the K/1 team that was unable to attend the original picture date. 

Little League:

       Registrations are open

       Four people have registered

       Pitching Clinics are going well

       Randy has been helping with softball for pitching clinics 

       There will likely be more clinics offered in March

        There will be a coaches clinic (presented by Jack Legett) in the Burlington area on March 7

       Evaluations will be on 3/15 and 3/22 at MVU

       NWLL coaches meeting will be on 3/24


       No updates


Executive Session

The Board discussed and reviewed the Recreation Coordinator contract. A meeting with the Recreation Coordinator will be scheduled.


The meeting was adjourned at 9:38 p.m..


The next meeting will  be on Tuesday, February 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Dining Room at the Franklin Homestead.