April 11, 2024 Meeting Minutes

MIDWEST INSTITUTE OF PARK EXECUTIVES

                                                                   April 11, 2024 (unapproved)

LOCATION:   

Park Services West– Glenview Park District

PROGRAM:    The April meeting was a joint event with the Park & Natural Resource Management Section of IPRA.  Tim Beckman and Sarah Bagley of the Glenview Park District made a presentation on how to elevate your team to the next level including examples via PowerPoint and a question and answer session.  Following the lunch and meeting some equipment was demonstrated in the shop.

BUSINESS MEETING:      President Dan Payne called the meeting to order at 12:26 P.M.  Approximately 55 members and guests were present.  Guests were introduced.  Dan thanked Tim and Sarah for their presentation and thanked the Glenview Park District for hosting.

REPORTS:       Minutes – Approved for the March 2024 Meeting.

                       Treasurer’s Report for March was approved.

MEMBERSHIP REPORT:

Membership chair Noah Mach introduced Ken Anderson of Engineering Resource Associates, Christian Camarena of NSSRA and Gio Santana of the City of Aurora as new members.  All were accepted into membership.  Welcome!

PROGRAM:  Program Chair Glenn Nance reported reported the May meeting will be held at Camera Park in Glendale Heights where the newly redeveloped park will be toured.  Glenn reported the June meeting will be held at the Kankakee Nursery with a review of their nursery operations.

GOLF: President Payne reported that Terry Wolf is in search of a golf course to host the annual golf outing in September.  Contact Terry if you know of a course that could host our group.

NEW/OLD BUSINESS:    President Payne thanked Lavin Companies for sponsoring the April mailing.

President Payne announced that Executive Secretary John Ohrlund will be re-retiring at the end of 2024 and asked anyone interested in the position to send a resume to him.

FUNDRAISER & ADJOURNMENT:     The fund raiser was held.

President Payne adjourned the meeting at 12:34 PM.

MIPE Announcements

The next MIPE meeting will be held on Thursday, May 9th at the Camera Park in Glendale Heights. See full details in the meeting notice. Reservations are required by Friday, May 3.

John Ohrlund

Executive Secretary