Tuesday, October 6, 2009


You are hereby invited to attend the 2009 Fall meeting of the RICTGA Board of Directors on Thursday October 15, 2009
The meeting will be held at the Ramada Inn in Seekonk, MA. 940 Fall River Avenue (Rt 6) Seekonk, MA 02771
(See link below for directions)

We will meet at 6PM for cocktails and dinner. This will be “pay as you go” so you are welcome to eat and drink as much or little as your constitution and the law allows.

Board Meeting will commence at 7PM
All are invited to attend – Draft Agenda posted below.
If you have an agenda item you would like to add please let me know, or you can bring it up during “New Business” discussion.

If you plan to attend please RSVP via return e-mail to any of the officers listed below so we can estimate attendance. No need to reply if you will not be attending.

For directions please follow this link:

Hope to see folks next Thursday!!

Eric Watne
Karen Menezes
Wayne Gunderman &Catherine Watne

REMINDER:If you plan to make changes to your farm page on the RICTGA website, you must get those changes to me no later than this Friday, October 9th! I know I said October 1 in the Newsletter, but you are getting a short reprieve.

ALSO: If anyone has concrete evidence in their old RICTGA files (i.e. Treasury letter, IRS ruling, etc) that RICTGA is a certified non-profit (federally registered as a 501 (c) 3 ) please forward that to me ASAP! Thanks!

RICTGA Draft fall 2009 Agenda

  • Presidents report
  • Treasurer report
    Checking account
    Break-even analysis
    Dues (options vs. benefits currently provided)
  • Tax Exempt status
  • Membership Report –
    Membership issues
    Form of dues notice for 2010 - timing
    Amount of dues (Budget report)
    Accounting for: fees/members/deposits
    Options for collecting - Late fees/Early credits? Remove from Web w/fee to restate
    Add on/credit for e-mail, early pmt, officers
  • NECTA membership
  • RI AG membership
  • Spring dinner location
  • Summer field meeting location and speaker
  • Spring IMP course in Keene NH
  • Other: Marketing
    Classifieds for tree farms
  • New Business