ALERT – MISTAKEN MOTION INCLUDED IN ANNUAL MEETING MATERIALS – REPLACEMENT “ATTACHED”

Unfortunately within the materials recently sent out for the upcoming TFM Annual Membership Meeting, was an incorrect version of Motion No 1 which mistakenly speaks to Article 11.

CLICK HERE for the correct version of Motion No 1 which addresses Article 7.

If you have any questions about this substitution, please email me at tfm@thefriendsofmanito.org.  I apologize for any confusion that this has caused and look forward to receiving your votes on all 3 Motions brought for your consideration.

Sincerely,
Dorene Wade
TFM President

WE ARE EXCITED TO PRESENT THE FOLLOWING CANDIDATES FOR OFFICERS AND BOARD MEMBERS!

KELLY BROWN – VICE PRESIDENT

I love Manito Park, and I’m happy to serve as a board member. I have been a part of TFM for 4 years, and have had the opportunity to help organize some our pollinator events, holiday lights open house and currently working on many more. When I’m not spending time with my family, I love being outdoors, trail running, obstacle course racing and baking cookies.

STEVE NOKES – TREASURER

I grew up on a dairy farm where I learned to love the land and was always given a space for “my” garden.  After finishing college and buying an acre on the same prairie I grew up on, I joined the Men’s Garden Club now Gardeners of Spokane; then took some horticulture classes and became a serious gardener. I have been a TFM charter board member since the organization’s inception. I have served as the Treasurer for the past 10 years and am chairman of the Finance committee. A Master Gardener for 31 years and a well-known speaker in the Spokane area on horticulture topics.

MARC ANTHONY – BOARD MEMBER

I permanently moved to Spokane one year ago after living twelve years in Taipei, Taiwan, where I was an associate professor at National Taiwan University.  I grew up in San Francisco, but I’ve spent nearly every summer (and later, winters) of my life in Spokane.  Four generations of Anthonys have lived here. My grandparents were married in the little church on the corner of Grand and 25th. My father grew up near the northern edge of Manito Park. Back in the day, you might have had your eyes checked by my grandfather, Dr. Marc Anthony.  So, I naturally feel a strong connection to Spokane, and especially to the park and its environs. Now that I am officially a Spokanite, I’ve been seeking ways to contribute my talents to the city.  It would be a great honor to serve on the TFM board. I bring with me long experience as an educator, non-profit administrator, writer, event producer, and course/program developer, and would generously offer my time and energy to any activities and projects that will continue to make Manito Park one of the most beautiful and dynamic parks in the state.

MICHAEL HAZEL – BOARD MEMBER

I grew up in Spokane not far from Manito Park, and have a true love and appreciation for the treasure that Manito is. After time abroad in Japan and graduate school in Pullman, for the past fifteen years I have been living and working in Spokane as a professor at Gonzaga University in a communication and leadership M.A. program. I have served on a variety of committees internally at GU, and externally on the Main Market Co-op Board, Spokane Lilac Festival and Northwest Communication Association.  My interests include strategic planning, organizational communication and change, and training and consulting. If elected, I hope that these experiences and my passion for the park would be useful to The Friends of Manito organization.

ALEC JONES – BOARD MEMBER

I grew up in Spokane, and I spent many hours in Manito Park through the course of my childhood. I remember evening walks with my parents through the lilac garden, games of frisbee on the green just east of the Duncan Garden, and the addition of park features over the years — the Rose Hill pergolas and the Duncan gazebo stand out for me. As an adult, I returned to live in Spokane. I work as a high school math teacher, and in my spare time, I keep a garden, I bowl, I cycle, and I work on recreational math puzzles, among other hobbies. I am eager to give back to Spokane, and to Manito Park in particular, through service on the Board of the Friends of Manito.


A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED IN OUR FAMOUS FUNDRAISER

THE FRIENDS OF MANITO PLANT SALE!

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Photos courtesy of Molly Lindquist

SPOKESMAN-REVIEW ARTICLE ON MIRROR POND AND TFM’S CONTRIBUTIONS TO THIS MONUMENTAL PROJECT – STAY TUNED FOR MORE!
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Mirror Pond Landscaping

IF YOU HAVE INTERESTS IN GARDENING, COMMUNITY BUILDING, LEADERSHIP, ART, MARKETING, OR JUST WANT TO CONTRIBUTE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY BY HELPING A LOCAL PARK, CHECK OUT OUR VOLUNTEER PAGE FOR MORE DETAILS!

If you have a comment or question about The Friends of Manito, including volunteering, membership, donations, or our events, feel free to leave a comment below.

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  1. For those folks, like me, who forgot to renew earlier this year.. and are now renewing from the reminder notice… renewing on line. VERY CLEVER for adding the automatic donation! Love the Friends of Manito for all the good things that you do!

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