A two-year strategic planning process (conducted 2003-04) resulted in identification of goals and objectives over the next three to five years for four of the standing committees of Rotary Camps & Services.
Over the next three to five years…
GOAL: Protect and improve the Boardman River and Valley.
1. Facilitate the implementation of the Boardman Valley Master Plan as an example of inter- governmental cooperation and planning.
2. Evaluate the Canterbury Woods parcel as a possible model conservation project, preserving scenic views, natural resources and building mixed price housing.
3. Involve fellow Rotarians in restoration projects on the Boardman River in cooperation with the Conservation District.
4. Promote the East Creek Management Plan, conservation easement and CFA as models in order to educate and motivate other land-owners.
5. Facilitate the preservation of lands in the valley with unique conservation values through donation, acquisition, trade, purchase of development rights or other methods.
Scout Liaison Committee
GOAL: Support Scout Camps Greilick and Sakakawea and other camping opportunities in the region.
1. Request a new capital improvement plan from both scout groups and encourage development of other funding sources.
2. Encourage other camps in the region to follow our example with conservation easements and preservation.
3. Investigate acquisition of other lands for camping activities.
Affordable Housing Committee
GOAL: Continue our commitment to addressing issues related to affordable housing, focusing on land acquisition.
1. Monitor the investment in the Michigan Housing Trust Fund and ensure that Camps & Services has a permanent position on the local advisory board of the Traverse Bay-Affordable Housing Loan Fund of the Michigan Housing Trust Fund.
2. Support agencies or organizations that are actively developing low income or supportive housing.
Parks & Trails Committee
GOAL: Increase public accessibility recreation, trails and parks.
1. With units of government and other organizations to ensure public accessibility and enhancement to parks and recreational facilities.
2. With the development of trails, especially Boardman River Trail and support the management existing trails.