On November 15, 16, five Friends of Moreau members attended a statewide conference sponsored by Parks and Trails New York (PTNY). Friends volunteers, staff and OPRHP employees all participated in this event. The conference was aimed at providing valuable information and resources to support the Friends groups in all phases of their development. Topics included board development, fundraising tips, social media integration and group sessions highlighting best practices.
Opening guest speakers included Erik Kulleseid, Commissioner of NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and A. Joseph Scott III, Chairman of the Board of Parks and Trails New York. The event was held at the Gideon Putnam Hotel and Conference Center.
Shown in the photo from left to right:
Floyd Armlin, Manager, Moreau Lake State Park , Paula Lomasney, Friends VP, Mary Knutson, Friends President, Malina Stawarz, Friends Secretary and Peter Iskenderian, Manager, Rockefeller State Park Preserve, (past Moreau park manager)