Meeting Minutes November 2020

Meeting Minutes November 2020

Meeting Minutes

Colorado River Walkers


CALL TO ORDER:  Carol O., president, called the meeting to order at 3:15 pm at Central Market patio area. There were 12 members present.

MINUTES: The 10/12/2020 meeting minutes previously sent by email to each member were not read. There were no corrections and the minutes were approved. 

TREASURER’S REPORT:  Sam H. e-mailed a report of a total of $3,339.86 in the checking account as of 10/31/2020.

YRE REPORT:  October 2020

  • Austin Historical – 7w
  • Lady Bird Lake – 6w
  • Fairview Park – 1w
  • Georgetown – 2w
  • Belton – 0w
  • Brushy Creek – 2w, 0 bike
  • Pflugerville – 0w
  • Round Rock – 10w
  • Salado – 0w

Total = 28w + $6 donations + $2 award = $92


1. A CRW sponsored walk will be held this Saturday, 11/14/2020. Carol O. passed out the map and reviewed the various routes and check points. A volunteer signup sheet for those who would like to help with the walk was passed around.  Three worker’s walks were held during the past few months. Different segments of the 12k route were done.  On Wednesday, Nov. 11, another walk will be done to check the trail rerouting due to construction under I35 at Williams Drive.

2.  Dates for walks in 2021 are Feb, 20th and April 24th.  Doug E. has volunteered to be the POC for the April 24th walk.  A POC is needed for the 2/20th walk. Suggestions for this walk include Johnson Trail, Bastrop, Camp Mabry, Onion Creek- South, Martindale, Gary Job Corps and Taylor.


1. A person who walked the Lady Bird Lake YRE reported she was charged $5 to park at the start point, Extended Stay America.  This facility is up for sale and a manager is in place. Carol O. talked with the new manager who will try to resolve the issue.

2. The next AVA Zoom meeting will be Nov. 18 at 7 pm. The updating of the AVA bylaws will be discussed.

3. Although REI is no longer sponsoring/promoting Opt Outside, some clubs will continue to have a walk on 11/27, the day after Thanksgiving.  If you are interested in leading a walk of one of CRW’s YREs, please let Carol O. know.

4.  Linda D. reported that she and Debbie G. completed nine 6k County walks (about 36 miles) in the Texas Panhandle in four days. Whew!

5. With regret, Kathy S. stated that she and Les would not be able to host the Christmas party next month.  There is still too much uncertainty about Covid-19. To stay safe, the party is cancelled. The short meeting usually held at the Christmas Party might have to be cancelled. 

6. The place of the January meeting was discussed.  The weather will probably be too cold to hold it outside.  Please let Carol O. know if you have any suggestions.

Respectfully, submitted,

Mary Zeitler, Secretary