ArbLINK January, 2017
Welcome New Members in December.
Your support is greatly appreciated!
New Sustaining/Business Monthly Membership
New Arborist/Business Club Membership
New Paul Bunyan/Business Club Membership
New Supporting/Business Membership
Backyard Reflections Inc., Andrea Baumann
New Contributing Membership
New Family Membership
Eric Summer, Kristin Elliott, Jenny Kiffmeyer,
Jennifer & Alex Higano, Terry & Kathy Dornbusch,
Colleen Leininger, Richard & Dorthy Hans,
Donald & Carol Walmsley, Michael & Lori Rich,
Traci & Brent Portvin, KC & Kathy Moore
New Individual Membership
Linda Hanson, Laura Arns, Stacy Nagel,
Mike & Megan Garry
Your support is greatly appreciated!
Renewing Members in December.
We thank you for your continued support!
Renewing Sustaining/Business Monthly Membership
Renewing Corporate Membership
Renewing Arborist/Business Club Membership
Renewing Paul Bunyan/Business Club Membership
David & Deborah Paul
Renewing Supporting/Business Membership
Mark & Cathy Gray, Midwest Family Eye Center,
Sandra Kaplan & Don Hickman, Partytime Rental,
Focal Point Photography Club,
Jana Froemming Positive Realty
Renewing Contributing Membership
Renewing Family Membership
Robert & DeEtte Anderson, Shannon & Nicole Finnegan,
Randy & Wanda Barnes, James & Patricia Klein,
Steve & Anne Fisher, Robert & Carol Spear,
Mark & Kris Rossina, Dennis & Betty Johnson,
Diane & Greg Meyer, Penny Collette, Frank & Joy Ruzich,
Eric & Karla Nesheim, Jeffrey & Minto Porter,
Howard & Lois Person, Lawrence & Marilyn Wannebo,
Lyle & Becky MacIver, Melisa & Steve Palmer,
Joel & Jennifer Knutson, Charles & Sue Johnson,
Kerry & Mary Beebe, Jacquelyn Bacigulupi,
Brent & Jenny Gunsbury family, Richard & Barbara Gabriel,
Katharine Marvin, Roger & Carolyn Macy,
Brent & Carol Manley, Wendy DeGeest & Zane Smith,
Larry & Diana Kinney, Earl & Jean Maus,
Jane Bagstad & Terrry Olson, Dean & Peggy Norman,
Curt & Sandy Nielsen
Renewing Individual Membership
Brenni Larson, Jacki Devine, Diane Larson, Minna Wallin,
Tara Jones, Candi Urdahl, Daniel Cruser, Marty Sapletal,
Richard Flaws, Ardis Nathan, Frank Milo, Jerilyn Mitchell,
Mike Selisker, Shawn Roberts, Ron Long, Gayle Nielsen,
We thank you for your continued support!
Special Thank You To:
Our December Volunteers that donated a reported 62 hours last month.
Verna, Parker, Terry, DeAnn, Judy, Cody
Financial support of $5000 and Up:
Financial support of $1,000 to $4,999:
American National Bank of MN
Financial support of $100 to $999:
US Bank - Brainerd Office
Deerwood Technologies, Inc.,
Financial support of $99 and Under:
United Way of Greater Atlanta,
Frank & Joy Ruzich,
Jeffrey & Minto Porter,
Youth Education Program Donations:
Diane Larson, Steve & Anne Fisher,
Eric & Karla Nesheim, Lyle & Becky MacIver,
Richard & Barbara Gabriel, Katharine Marvin,
Focal Point Photography Club, Lonnie Knutson
Michael Kern on behalf of George & Elnor MacDonald
In-Kind Donations for Grounds Use:
Crosslake Area Garden Club, Burma Brekke
In-Kind Donations for Visitor Center:
Peg & Marc Serani
Jennifer & Alex Higano from Thomas & Bette Kotula, Colleen Leininger, Andrew Tagtmeier
2016 Operation: Grow & Learn Donations:
Fitness Trail Donation:
Our apologies to anyone that we may have missed!
Valued Members - Please Note
To Our Valued Members – Please Note the Following:
In order to save on paper and postage costs, we are now sending out membership renewal billings via email.
Please be sure to watch for your renewal via email when renewal time comes up. If you have a different email address that you would like your renewal emailed to, please let us know at email@example.com or 218-829-8770.
Thank you for supporting YOUR Northland Arboretum
NORTHLAND ARBORETUM ACCESSIBLE FITNESS TRAIL IS OPEN!
. The 2 mile trail is ADA-compliant and includes 12 fitness stations for stretching, cardio, balance and strength training. Using a downloadable app, users can interact with the fitness stations to get instructions on equipment use, track progress, develop team challenges and share on social media.
But we still need your help in finishing the trail gardens.
For more information on the fitness trail CLICK HERE
Local Crafters in our Gift Shop
Remember to buy local – and even better, buy a local artist or crafters items!
We have 41 local artists and crafters wares in our gift shop – be sure to stop by and see their beautiful work.
We also carry local wild rice and honey from the hives located in the Arboretum.
NEW RENTAL RATES EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2015.
WEDDING RATES ARE POSTED ON OUR WEBSITE UNDER "FACILITIES".
RECYLCING OLD CHRISTMAS LIGHTS & ELECTRICAL CORDS
Lights and cords can be brought to the Visitor Center during
our business hours.
RECYCLING FOR RAPTORS
Bring your used inkjet cartridges to the Northland
Arboretum’s Visitor Center and deposit them in the
“Recycling for Raptors” bucket.
Remember that you can be taking photos all year long and email them for use at the arboretum.
Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop them off at the Visitor Center.
We are still always looking for great photos so please be sure to send us your favorite photos taken at the Arboretum!
RENT THE ARBORETUM
As a member of Northland Arboretum, you can rent the
Arboretum building for a nominal fee to host your family
gatherings, weddings, parties, business meetings, seminars, etc.
If your home or office does not have the space for your
gatherings – we do!
PLEASE NOTE NEW RENTAL RATES EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2015.
RATES ARE POSTED ON OUR WEBSITE AT THE LINK "Facilities ".
Or call the Arb at 829-8770 for more information.
ATTENTION ARTISTS and CRAFTERS
If you are a local artist or craftsperson and would like to
have your wares considered for sale in our gift shop,
please contact us at 218-829-8770.
YOUR ARB NEEDS:
When you are cleaning out your business and home garage or house, PLEASE think of us!
- Gas Powered backpack blowers
- Heavy Duty Tomato Cages
- Cab for 2305 John Deere Tractor
- Clean Fill
- Front End Loader Tractor
- Gas Powered Log Splitter
- Pickup Truck
- Self-Propelled Zero Turn Lawnmower
- Split Rail Fence
- Rocks of all sizes for gardens and landscaping
- Keystone type blocks for garden areas
- Visitor Center
- GPS unit for Geocaching at the Arb
- Members - Old and New!
- Heavy duty paper shredder
- Copier Paper
- Postage Stamps
- Items that can be used for our silent auction
- INDOOR and OUTDOOR
- TOOLS! When you are cleaning out your garage or house, PLEASE think of us!
We can use tools of any kind – from hammers to carpenters tools – just to name a few.
- Volunteers – inside and outside – let us know what YOU love to do!
The Arboretum has an ongoing wish list so stop by or call to see what is on it. Maybe you have something that you think the Arb can use?
The Arboretum will provide a letter for the IRS for your donations and will pick up any large items.
Attention Caterers, Musicians, Entertainers!
We are always updating our hand-out list of caterers, musicians, DJ’s and entertainers.
If you would like to be on our list, please contact the Arboretum 218-829-8770 or stop in Tuesday through Friday between 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM.
Free Notary Service Available to All Arboretum Members
Call the Arb 218-829-8770
How do you benefit as an Arboretum Member?
Every day we are asked, “what benefits do I get as an Arboretum member?"
Well, besides the fact that when you become a member, you are helping us to keep our trails and Visitor Center open, you also get these member benefits:
-Access to the Arboretum trails year round at no charge
-Discounted room rental rates in the Arboretum Visitor Center
-Discounted wedding rental rates in the Visitor Center and grounds
-10% discount Gift Shop (except consignment items)
-Free notary service
-Quarterly ArbLIFE sent to you in the mail
-Monthly ArbLINK emailed to you
-Reduced class fees for educational programs at the Arboretum
-Opportunity to sell in our gift shop
-Reciprocal parking and admission to 300 arboretums nationwide – check online for names and locations at www.ahs.org/rapThe satisfaction of knowing that you are helping us to keep our doors open and our 540 acre site safe from development.
Closing Thoughts…Arb Legacy
The Northland Arboretum Legacy is preserving this premier public environmental facility in the Brainerd Lakes Area for the promotion of preservation, recreation, education and environmental research.
What is your legacy? Here are ways you may wish to help the Northland Arboretum:
- Gifts of Cash
- Gifts of Real Estate
- Gifts of Stock
- Life Time Gifts
- Life Income Gifts
- Gifts of Life Insurance
The Northland Arboretum would provide you with additional information on any gifts you may be considering.
Thank you for your support through out the year.
• Support the Arb by becoming a volunteer.
Call 829-8770 for details.
• The arboretum is a 501 C 3 organization.
All donations are tax deductible.
• THANK YOU for being an Arboretum member. We DO appreciate you!
• IF YOU HAVE ANY CHANGES IN YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS, PLEASE LET US KNOW RIGHT AWAY!!
Happy New Year!
Executive Director, Northland Arboretum