Friends of Medina County Parks

2019 Annual Meeting - June 25
Please join us for the annual meeting of Friends of Medina County Parks on June 25, 2019. The meeting will be held at the Chippewa Yacht Club, 5878 Longacre Lane, Chippewa Lake, Ohio. A picnic supper will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the business meeting will begin at 7:15 p.m. All members of the Friends of Medina County Parks are eligible to attend. The meeting is a requirement of the bylaws of the organization.  A report of the activities of the group is presented and the trustees for the July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020 will be elected. After the meeting, members of the Chippewa Yacht Club will make a brief presentation about the club and will offer boat tours of the lake.  Founded in 1939, the club fosters, encourages, and engages in the sport of sailing on Chippewa Lake. Register for the event by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the names of those attending.  There will be a $5 fee collected at the event to offset the cost of the meal. Directions to the event will be emailed after registration.  If you do not have email, contact the park office at 330-722-9364 to register. You must register by June 19.
 
Since 1972, Friends of Medina County Parks, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, has been dedicated to supporting the mission of the park district. Funds raised by the Friends through membership and other activities assist the park district in many ways including sponsorship for park programs, funds for land acquisition, and financial assistance for park projects.
 Joining is easy!    
   

Benefits of membership:
• Membership is tax deductible 
• Access to members-only events 
• Acorn newsletter and quarterly schedule of events mailed directly to your home 
• Once per year, Friends members may receive a shelter reservation discount in the amount of their paid memberships not to exceed $75.

Give the gift of nature! Help support the parks and share your love of nature with friends and family by giving a gift membership to Friends of  Medina County Parks. Please click here for a printable gift membership form.

 

Endowment Fund 
The endowment fund was created in 2007 to further expand the role of the Friends organization in assisting the park district. The initial deposit in the endowment fund came from four generous donors who saw the importance of making gifts that would provide long-term benefits to the park district. Funds donated to the endowment fund are invested, and the earnings are available for various programs and projects each year. A donation to the Endowment Fund provides an additional opportunity to make a lasting gift to your community. All gifts to the endowment fund are fully tax-deductible.Gifts may be made to the endowment fund through cash/check donations or estate planning.

 

Connecting Children and Nature Grant 
This fund provides grants to Medina County school teachers wishing to bring students to park district facilities for outdoor education experiences. Currently, the Friends group grants $5,000 or more per year to schools for this purpose. Contributions to this fund can be made by cash, check payable to Friends of Medina County Parks, or online at bit.ly/Children-Nature-Grant. For more information call (330) 722-9364 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Webp.net resizeimage 1Help Save Chippewa Lake

The Save the Lake Coalition, a citizen-led group of volunteers, has partnered with Friends of Medina County Parks to raise funds to help study and manage harmful algal blooms on Chippewa Lake. Contributions to this fund can be made by check payable to Friends of Medina County Parks (with "Save the Lake" in the memo), or online at bitly.com/Save-the-Lake.

Click HERE to visit the Save the Lake Coalition website and learn more about the organization's work. 

 

 

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