Monthly Archives: March 2007

Meeting minutes (2007-03-29)

NASC Meeting for March 29, 2007

Meeting began at approximately 8:00 PM Central

Those in Attendance:

Board:
Suzanne Hedderly, Vice-President
Jonathan Treffkorn, Secretary
David Schloat, Treasurer
Mike Howlett, Head Grower
Mark Todd, Head of Conservation

Members and Visitors:
Dan (visiting landowner)
Ben
Steph

Business:

Mark lead a discussion with visiting landowner, Dan, to discuss the future of Sarracenia on a piece of Dan's property. First discussed were the methods available to keep the plants in place but protected from planned development.

-The first idea discussed was to build a ditch to divert runoff from the planned lawn to protect the Sarracenia from nutrient-laden water. Mark will discuss this option on-site with the landowner to determine if it is agreeable.

-Another non-removal option discussed was the creation of a hummock to divert run-off and protect the plants.

Dan agreed to allow the NASC to take a sampling of plants for conservation and in case the habitat or plants are harmed during the construction process. Dan and Mark will meet to discuss how Dan would like to proceed with the plants on his land.

Mark announced that he has been working with The Nature Conservancy as a volunteer and that he will be made a monitor for the Green Swamp.

The meeting was called to a close at approximately 9:20 PM Central

Meeting minutes (2007-03-22)

NASC Special Meeting for March 22, 2007

Meeting began at approximately 8:00 PM Central.

Those in attendance:
Board:
Rose, Presidey
Suzanne, V.P.
Jonathan, Secretary
Schloaty, Treasurer
Jeremiah, Head of Distribution
Mark, Head of Conservation
Noah, Education & PR

Visitors and members:
Arthur Yin
Steven Millar
Steph
Ben

Business:

Noah presented a motion to accept Arthur to the NASC board of directors to fill the At Large position. Dave seconded the motion. The motion was voted on and passed without contest (including an absentee vote from Mike.

A discussion was held on the state of the NASC website. Dave will be compiling a list of donors and winners from the previous NASC Auction. Jonathan will compile, organize, and standardize all meeting minutes for continuity.

Dave reported progress on the NASC bank account. Online access has been set up and paypal transactions are ready to be accepted immediately.

A discussion was held on bank resolutions and requests from the bank.

Those officers who did not appear with intros in the first NASC newsletter are requested to submit introductions to Noah for inclusion in a coming edition of the newsletter.

A discussion was held on NASC Auctions, old issues are required to be resolved before the next auction is held.

A discussion was held on a NASC donation being made to the Texas Tech University which recently suffered from greenhouse heating issues resulting in the loss many plants, including their carnivorous plants. Board members present were in agreement that a donation of plant materials to the University would be in line with the goals of the NASC.

Discussion was held on an offer from Pete Thiel in regards to advertising. Board members were in agreement that this offer should be taken and that the first NASC newsletter would be a good showpiece.

Meeting ended approx 9:27.

Meeting minutes (2007-03-15)

NASC Weekly meeting for March 15, 2007

Meeting Began Approximately 8:00 PM Central

Those in Attendance

Board:
Suzanne, VP
Jonathan, Secretary
Mike, Head Grower
Jeremiah, Head of Distribution
Noah, Head of PR & Education

Visitors and Members:
Steph
Ben

Business:

Noah presented to the Board his final version of the 1st edition of the NASC newsletter. It will be posted around the web soon.

Suzanne presented in Dave's absence that the Bank account has been accepted and the process of transferring paypal funds and checks in to the account will begin.

Suzanne made a motion to hold a special meeting for March 22, 2007 at 8:00 PM Central An email reminder has been sent out to all NASC Board members.

A discussion was held regarding the future of the NASC's presence on the ICPS board. The NASC would like to thank Bob Z and the ICPS for their invitation to their forums.

A discussion was held on Botanique. Mike will be contacting Rob to discuss donations.

Mike gave a report on his Regional Head Growers (hereafter RHGs.) An email has been sent of all RHGs to see who is still interested. Plant and seed material will be shipped soon!

Meeting called to a close approximately 9:20 PM Central

Meeting minutes (2007-03-08)

NASC Monthly Meeting for March 08, 2007.

Meeting began at approximately 8:00 PM Central.

Those in attendance:
Rose Witt, President
Suzanne Hedderly, Vice-President
Jonathan Treffkorn, Secretary
David Schloat, Treasurer
Mark Todd, Head of Conservancy
Mike Howlett, Head Grower
Noah, PR and Education

Ben
Bugweed

Business:

Dave gave a report on the status of the bank. The paperwork was sent in on Tuesday and we await response from the bank.

The last NDA has been postmarked and is on its way to the Secretary.

A discussion was held on finalizing the first edition of the NASC Newsletter.

Rose presented a discussion on tax matters for the NASC. Tax matter will be handled accordingly upon the formation of the NASC bank account.

Dues will officially begin being collected. All Board members are required to submit their dues to Dave. Contact information has been sent out. Dues must be submitted before the end of May.

A discussion on auctions was held. Discussion on this years auction were tabeled until such time that the NASC has a bank account and all previous auction transactions have been settled.

Meeting ended at approx 9:00 PM Central

Thanks to all who attended!

Meeting minutes (2007-03-01)

NASC Special Meeting
March 01, 2007

Meeting Began at 8:00 PM Central

Present:
Rose Witt
Suzanne Hedderly
Jonathan Treffkorn
David Schloat
Mike Howlett
Mark Todd
Noah Elhardt
Jeremiah Harris

Steven
Steph
Ben
(Board members in bold.)

Business

Rose presented a motion to accept the resignation of Rock as Head of Research. Suzanne seconded the motion. The motion was passed without contest.

Discussion was help as to the future of the position, viable positions and candidates.

Rose presented a motion to reform the Head of Research position to a position At Large. The motion was seconded by Dave and passed without contest.

Candidates are being sought out, and others are being contacted.

The meeting was called to a close at approximately 8:30 Central.

Thank you to everyone for showing up.