- Person completing the form; Jim Mohr
- Email; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone; 920 452 6550
- Friends of Kohler-Andrae Inc.
- Kohler-Andrae State Park
Members of the local Audubon Society had been active with volunteering at the Sanderling Nature Center at Kohler-Andrae. Park Superintendent, Jim Buchholz suggested that a friends group be formed. Articles of incorporation were drawn up and filed. In October 1987, Fran Grandlic attended a meeting and was asked to be president. She accepted and was president for twenty years. In January 1988, the articles of incorporation were accepted by the State of Wisconsin. Some of the early members loaned money to the group to purchase books and clothing to sell at the park because the group had no money at the beginning. In January, 1989, the friends received the IRS certificate of exemption as a 501 (c) (3) organization.
At present there are approximately 130 members in our group. The one problem we have that most other organizations have is attracting younger members. Young people just don’t seem to want to join anything. I am a member of several other organizations and all have the same problem.
- Getting the word out
- We tell the community about our events through news releases to the local newspaper and radio stations. We have a website for our group; www.friendsofkohler-andrae.com and we are on Facebook at; Friends of Kohler-Andrae State Park.
- About Kohler-Andrae