We invite you to come and celebrate FODC's 17th anniversary, the holidays and a successful year of working together to protect our watershed!
Please join us on Thursday, December 6th from 7 to 10 pm at Arts Monongahela at 201 High Street, right next to Huntington Bank. Learn about FODC's progress through interactive presentations and come and meet our new staff members. Help recognize FODC's hardworking volunteers and gracious donors. There will be door prizes and giveaways! Please bring a home-made dessert, bottle of wine, or donation ($10) to contribute to FODC.
See you there!
2011 Holiday Social
Hosted by Arts Monongahela on High
St. in Morgantown.
With snowflakes making their seasonal appearance, we had our annual gathering of the Friends of Deckers Creek (FODC) staff, board members, and supporters on December 8th between 7-10pm! It was a true joy to get together and celebrate the year’s accomplishments and to honor our major donors and
A presentation was given from the FODC Staff regarding the years wonderful, good, and not so good happenings (aka-the Richard mine), but we are staying optimistic,and looking to the horizon with a new year ahead of us! The FODC Youth Advisory Board(YAB) members gave a presentation on their exciting accomplishments!
We thanked all community supporters who made the year 2011 a success in taking steps toward accomplishing our mission! Major Donor thanks and recognition along with a framed photo was given to new donors: 1) Bliss Bliss Bliss 2) Eileen Story & George Record 3) Mylan Pharmaceuticals 4) Pathfinder and an engraved 2011 plate to add to the Returning donors frame: 1) Don & Susan Sauter 2) The Atkinson Family 3) Ann Payne 4) Vicky Shears & Dan Doyle 5) The Book Exchange, Inc. 6) Glenmark Holding LLC.
Volunteer of the Year award, a framed picture of the beautiful winter scene of Cascade falls, Deckers Creek, was given to: 1) Brian Carlson 2) Tesla Hickey 3) Forrest Conroy.
Thank you to ALL of you who attended in support! We appreciate your friendship and look forward to another excellent year!
2010 Holiday Social
Hosted by Arts Monongahela on High
St. in Morgantown
This year’s FODC Holiday Social at the Arts Mon was well attended by FODC supporters, donors, and volunteers. Friends and family discussed the future of Deckers Creek and enjoyed presentations recapping the 2010 year in the Deckers Creek watershed. FODC staff presented information reflecting 2010’s fundraisers and events and acid mine drainage remediation efforts including the progress made in remediating the Richard Mine. Also present were members of the FODC Youth Advisory Board. YAB gave a presentation to inform supporters of 2010’s accomplishments, current projects, and next year’s plans. Some of those future plans include implementing public school recycling programs and attending team development training at The Mountain Institute.
FODC also recognized its 2010 Major Donors: 1) BlissBlissBliss, 2) Ann Payne, 3) Chesapeake Energy, 4) Vicki Shears and Dan Doyle, and 6) Deb Fulton and the 2010 Volunteers of the Year: 1) LaRue Weber, 2) Evan Lintz, 3) Erika Osbourne, and 4) Carol Nix. Generous and supportive businesses, families, and active community members, were all celebrated and recognized with framed photographs depicting the scenic Deckers Creek Gorge. Board President Patty Diefenbach gave special recognition to the FODC Board for their hard work, commitment, and dedication to FODC’s mission. With over 50 supporters in attendance, FODC Staff, Board, and YAB were all fortunate to celebrate the end of another successful year in great company.
The Holiday Social is FODC's "Thank You" to supporters, donors, and volunteers. These wonderful individuals, families, and businesses are truly appreciated by all. The FODC Staff and Board feel it is extremely important to recognize their input and value to FODC. This recognition conveys an appreciation to supporters and volunteers so that they continue to play that important role in FODC's mission.