Monthly Archives: June 2008

Meeting minutes (2008-06-26)

Meeting began at approximately 8:10 PM Central

Those in Attendance:

Board:
Arthur Yin, Vice President
Jonathan Treffkorn, Secretary
Mike Howlett, Head Grower
Mark Todd, Head of Conservation
J.C. Stoner, Head of Distribution

Members and Visitors:
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Business:

Discussion was held on oversees Seedbank offers.  Currently, the Seedbank will concentrate on requests within the US.  Interested parties outside of the US are encouraged to voice their opinions.

JC reported that he has gotten the contacts for the USDA and will be following up this week.

Jonathan reported that the minutes are up-to-dates and on the website.

Mark reported nothing new.

Arthur reported an email sent to the board.

A discussion was held regarding the NASC website HTTPS and budget.  Arthur will email Dave regarding outstanding fees for website work and creating a budget.

Brief discussion was held regarding the end of the auction.  A more comprehensive discussion will be held when all board members are present.

The meeting was called to a close at approximately 8:42 PM Central

2008 benefit auction a success!

The 2008 NASC fundraiser auction was a success; thanks to all who participated!  Unfortunately, a server crashed 8 minutes before the scheduled closing of the auction, bringing an end to last-minute bidding. This event was unrelated to traffic load and was outside of the control of the NASC or the web manager.  The server has now been restored.  The NASC regrets the inconvenience this must have caused many bidders.

Once more, a big Thank You to all who donated items or participated in the auction!  A total of $3409 was raised for conservation. Of this amount, $1500 will go toward the Splinter Hill Bog expansion purchase fund.  Your generosity will go a long way to helping us preserve North American pitcher plants and raise awareness of their unique value and environmental status.

Meeting minutes (2008-06-19)

Meeting began at approximately 8:09PM Central

Those in Attendance:

Board:
Suzanne Hedderly, President
Jonathan Treffkorn, Secretary
David Schloat, Treasurer
Mike Howlett, Head Grower
J.C. Stoner, Head of Distribution
Open, At Large Position

Members and Visitors:
Steph

Business:

Discussed creating a badge for signatures for people who supported the 2008 NASC auction.

Continued discussion regarding county data for NASC-coded plants.

Jonathan made a motion for the NASC to release the county data for NASC encoded plants barring those which are recognized as Federally endangered or otherwise recognized to be endangered at the NASC's discression.  Suzanne seconded the motion.  Passed without contest.

Jonathan reported that the minutes on the site have been updated.  Also, the membership form has been updated to properly reflect the Treasurers address.

Mike reported that he has finished the growers database which lists each Regional Grower and their constituent growers and what plants are present.  Also, Mike has been offered Texas Parks & Wildlife Department geographical data for bogs with over 450 shapefiles.

Dave is continuing work on the 501 c 3.

The meeting was called to a close at approximately 9:46 PM Central

Meeting minutes (2008-06-12)

Meeting began at approximately 8:05 PM Central

Those in Attendance:

Board:
Suzanne Hedderly, President
Arthur Yin, Vice 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:
-

Business:

Arthur reported an update on the website.

Dave reported that the official report will be sent out via email tomorrow.  Will try to do more 501 c 3 this weekend.

Noah reported one new payed member and one new site-member.

Jonathan reported that with content unploading back, the minutes will all be uploaded to the NASC site.

JC reported that the Seedbank is online and that the first requests have come and, been processed, and the seeds shipped out.  JC will be adding a few packs from the Seedbank to the auction.

The meeting was called to a close at approximately 10:15 PM Central

Meeting minutes (2008-06-05)

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:

Mark reported that he met with a reported from the Brunswick Beacon, discussed plants on her property and the goal of the NASC.  Many local plants are continuing to be affected lack of rain and drainage issues (eg, draining of wetlands.)

Jonathan reported that school is over so more NASC work will follow.  New members who have given donations will be sent a TY email.

Dave reported  that 501 c 3 paperwork is continuing progress.

JC reported that all of the seeds for the seedbank have arrived.  They are stored safely; there are approximately 12,000 seeds.  Once the forms are up on the site, the Seedbank will be ready.

Noah reported that the newsletter has been put on to the website.  Made a post on TF about the newsletter.

Discussion was held on auction and seed county information.

The meeting was called to a close at approximately 9:28 PM Central