Franklin Recreation Meeting June 18, 2020


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


Stephanie called the meeting to order at 7:28 p.m.


Public Comment



Library Updates

       A summer reading program was sent home with students on the last day of school.

       There is a weekly theme, and children are asked to paint a rock corresponding to that theme each week. Paint markers were supplied with the reading log.

       Rocks are available at the old Dick Wright Ford building or children can use any rock they have.

       The weekly themes coincide with Franklin Recís I Spy Summer Adventure and reminders to paint rocks will be shared by Franklin Rec along with the weekly I Spy challenge.††

       Weekly Reading Themes:

       6/22: Open the Door

       6/29: Patriots and Patriotism

       7/6: Growing Things

       7/13: Knights and Dragons

       7/20: Fairies and Gnomes

       7/27: Princes and Princesses

       8/3: Imagine Your Own Storybook

       8/10: Imagine Your World

       The library will be creating a story walk near the library.

       The library is now open for curbside pickup. There are lots of new books available!††


Approve Meeting Minutes

       Bridgette motioned to approve the meeting minutes from May 26. Paula seconded. The motion passed.


Treasurerís Report






Virtual Run

       The I Spy Summer Adventure Run/Walk/Bike/Hike will begin on June 22 and end on July 31.

       The first reminder for the I Spy Summer Adventure will be shared via social media this weekend.

       Weekly I Spy Themes:

       6/22: Mailboxes

       6/27: Flags

       7/6: Flowers

       7/13: Birds

       7/20: Butterfly

       7/27: Princesses


Little League

       The Northwest Little League (NWLL) board has decided to offer a summer 2020 season.

       Games will begin on July 15 and end by August 30.

       Each team will play approximately 2 games per week.

       Safety Rules were discussed, including, but not limited to:

       25 players on field, including coaches

       1 spectator per player.

       6ft spacing between players.

       Players are encouraged to bring their own equipment.

       Any shared equipment will be disinfected between players.

       Bridgette will draft a letter to Franklin families outlining the safety regulations and ask for a response by Monday.

       Discussion about how this season will affect the soccer season.

       Coaches were discussed.

       Background checks are needed; and coaches need to be first aid certified.

       Both the boys and girls minors teams do not currently have coaches.

       Ron Underwood has volunteered to coach the boys Majors team.

       Paula has a sign for the playground.

       A port-o-let needs to be ordered. Discussion about how to keep it disinfected.

       Randy has been working on the fields.

       Refunds will be processed once the 2020 teams are finalized.†††



       The Rec Coordinator position was discussed, as the contract ends June 30.


The meeting was adjourned at 8:33 p.m.


The next meeting will be on Monday, June 29 at 7:00 p.m. at Paula Tremblayís House.