Meeting Minutes 07/23/2015

NASC Meeting Minutes: July 23, 2015

Mark Todd, Acting President and Head of Conservation – present

Jay Austin, Vice President – absent

Gabriel Levac, Secretary – present

Emily Troiano, Treasurer – present

Natch Greyes – Education and Outreach – absent

Victor Holland, Administrator of Plant Materials – present

Guests: Warren, Zuzana, Lisa

Minutes:

  • Bank situation is being investigated and fixed.
  • Lisa has been elected as member at large.
  • We discussed the possibility of purchasing some property in NC to donate to the state, but the state is currently being difficult about accepting the donation of the property.
  • Mark is meeting with someone in SC to investigate possible plant destruction at a location.
  • We’re going to continue working at streamlining meetings. Lisa’s work at introducing a weekly agenda has really helped us out!

Updated  list of board members:

Mark Todd  - Acting President and Head of Conservation

Jay Austin - Vice President

Emily Troiano - Treasurer

Gabriel Levac - Secretary

Natch Greyes - Outreach and Education

Victor Holland - Administrator of Plant Materials

Lisa O'Neil - Member at Large

 

Meeting Minutes 06/25/2015

In Attendance:

Mark Todd, Acting President and Head of Conservation – present

Jay Austin, Vice President – absent

Gabriel Levac, Secretary – present

Emily Troiano, Treasurer – absent

Natch Greyes – Education and Outreach – present

Victor Holland, Administrator of Plant Materials – absent

Guests: Warren, Zuzana, Lisa

- Mark visited a location in Florida and found a decrease in Sarracenia species present (from three to one species) at the location since his last visit.

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Meeting Minutes 02/26/2015

In Attendance:
Mark Todd, Acting President and Head of Conservation – present

Jay Austin, Vice President – absent

Gabriel Levac, Secretary – present

Emily Troiano, Treasurer – present

Natch Greyes – Education and Outreach - absent

Victor Holland, Administrator of Plant Materials – absent

Guests: Warren

  • Sarracenia Proboards auction is going extremely well.
  • Website is in the process of being updated.
  • Mark is going to seek out a site for the TF auction.
  • Mark is starting a list of tasks for us to perform to help us stay on track.

 

2014 benefit auction announcement

NASC-auction-2014

We're pleased to announce the 2014 NASC benefit auction will be held this year from Saturday, March 29 to Saturday, April 12 on TerraForums.com.

Links for the usual operating procedures (otherwise known as the rules - chief among them is "have fun!") for the auction will be posted shortly. Then, as we approach March 29, a new subforum on TerraForums will appear just for this event. As we noted last year, a quick explanation of the auction follows: generous donors donate seed, plants, art, or anything else that other users bid on. The final total paid by the bidder goes to the NASC and the bidder receives the item. Every year we thank the generosity of our donors for supporting this event as our main source of fundraising to keep our organization running. The other half of the funds collected go directly to the identified beneficiary. Past recipients have included Boiling Spring Lakes, North Carolina (land acquisition); Myrtle Head Savanna, North Carolina (controlled burn); and Splinter Hill bog, Alabama (land acquisition); Old Dock Savanna, North Carolina (controlled burn); and Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park, Florida (equipment replacement).

We are still waiting to hear back from a few potential beneficiaries on their informal bids to be considered for this year's auction, but the Board should make its final decision next week and follow up with an announcement.

We're excited for this year's auction – so get your plants ready for donations and be prepared for the amazing plants offered in this event. Whether you're starting out or staking out that rare plant, you'll be able to find something this year.

Good bidding!