Monthly Archives: May 2008

Meeting minutes (2008-05-29)

Meeting began at approximately 8:00 PM Central

Those in Attendance:

Board:
Suzanne Hedderly, President
Jonathan Treffkorn, Secretary
David Schloat, Treasurer
Mark Todd, Head of Conservation
Noah Elhardt, Head of PR & Education
J.C. Stoner, Head of Distribution

Members and Visitors:
Steph

Business:

Dave reported work on 501 c 3.  Will be calling Mike in regards to further information.  Cashed new member checks.

JC reported that no seeds have been received yet.  JC emailed a copy of draft documents for the board.  These documents are seed request forms for members and non-profit / educational entities.  JC volunteered to clean out the NASC board on TF.  Old stickies will be unstuck. Important ones will be kept up, others of note will be linked in a “index” sticky.

Noah reported that newsletter publishing is pending the finishing of website repairs.

Jonathan reported an update at the ICPS NASC forum.

Mark reported that he had solicited for surveys and reported on replies.  Also, Mark is continuing to work with The Nature Conservancy  Should be meeting with the reporter on Saturday.

The meeting was called to a close at approximately 9:30 PM Central

Meeting minutes (2008-05-22)

Meeting began at approximately 8:00 PM Central

Those in Attendance:

Board:
Suzanne Hedderly, President
Jonathan Treffkorn, Secretary
David Schloat, Treasurer
Mark Todd, Head of Conservation
Noah Elhardt, Head of PR & Education

Members and Visitors:
Steph

Business:

Noah reported that he has been trying to update the site but that the process has been buggy; the site is not fully operational yet.

Dave reported that new memberships have been processed.  Work on 501 c 3 is continuing.

Mark reported that he will be meeting with The Nature Conservancy again, he hopes to be able to address the NASC.

Jonathan reported updates via email before the meeting.

The meeting was called to a close at approximately 9:05 PM Central

Meeting minutes (2008-05-15)

Meeting began at approximately 8:00 PM Central

Those in Attendance:

Board:
Suzanne Hedderly, President
Jonathan Treffkorn, Secretary
David Schloat, Treasurer
Mark Todd, Head of Conservation
Noah Elhardt, Head of PR & Education
J.C. Stoner, Head of Distribution
Open, At Large Position

Members and Visitors:
Steph

Business:

JC made a motion that the Distribution Committee Policies and Procedures be approved as presented.  Dave seconded the motion.  Motion was passed by a quorum vote, without contest.

Noah reported that he had sent out the Spring newsletter out via email.  Also, auction banners have been further disseminated.

Dave reported that an email containing bank statements has been sent to the board.  Dave requested seed quantity information for 501(c)(3) documentation.

Jonathan made a motion to accept the proposed Conflict of Interest clause as discussed in email previously.  Dave seconded the motion.  Motion was passed without contest.

Dave discussed post-auction policy updates.  A final list will be made available listing winners and amounts after the auction is done.

Mark contacted a member as per his request for info on how he could help the NASC.

Discussion was held on membership drive during the auction.  Dave made a motion to give the rest of 2008 free to anyone who donates to the auction and submits an application.  Jonathan seconded the motion.  Passed without contest.

The meeting was called to a close at approximately 9:45 PM Central

Meeting minutes (2008-05-08)

Meeting began at approximately 8:00 PM Central

Those in Attendance:

Board:
Suzanne Hedderly, President
Arthur Yin, Vice President
Jonathan Treffkorn, Secretary
David Schloat, Treasurer  (excused)
Mike Howlett, Head Grower
Mark Todd, Head of Conservation
Noah Elhardt, Head of PR & Education
J.C. Stoner, Head of Distribution

Members and Visitors:
None

Business:

Arthur reported and update on the NASC website.  The finishing touches should be done by the weekend's end.

Noah reported that the newsletter is final and, just awaiting the website to be up to get it out.  Waiting for an auction post to be made to make a post about banner ads.

Mike reported that he has received a completed grower pack from an interested member.
Mike reported on his trip to AL, and surveys and sites.

Jonathan reported that he will be making a post on TF and ICPS this weekend to give readers an update.

Mark reported that surveys are continuing.  Mark is scheduled to talk to a reporter about the NASC, but wants to wait until the website is back up.

JC presented revised and review seed bank policy.  Further updates were made.

The meeting was called to a close at approximately 10:06 PM Central

Meeting minutes (2008-05-01)

Meeting began at approximately 8:05 PM Central

Those in Attendance:

Board:
Suzanne Hedderly, President
Jonathan Treffkorn, Secretary
David Schloat, Treasurer
Mark Todd, Head of Conservation
Noah Elhardt, Head of PR & Education
J.C. Stoner, Head of Distribution

Members and Visitors:
Steph

Business:

Dave reported progress on 501 (c) (3) paperwork.

Proposed “conflict of interest” clause for the Bylaws was discussed.

Jonathan reported that minutes are up on Terraforums and that in the coming week topics of discussion will be started on the NASC boards on TF and ICPS to try to stir up interest.

Noah will be putting together a page for the NASC on wikipedia.

Updates/suggestions to the seed bank policy draft were made.

Noah reported that the newsletter is done and just pending final board review.  Updated banner ads have been sent out to site admins.

Suzanne reported that moving the NASC website is under way.

Mark reported that survey work on local lands is continuing.

The meeting was called to a close at approximately 9:50 PM Central