Yearly Archives: 2011

Meeting minutes 12/29/2011

Thursday December 29th 2011

Meeting began at approximately 9:04 PM Eastern

Board Members Attendance Status:

Emily Troiano, President - present
Ryan Kitko, Vice President - present
Yann Rodenas, Secretary - present
Sheila Stewart, Treasurer - Absent
Joe Granville, Head of PR and Education – absent
Mark Todd, Head of Conservation - present
Victor Holland, Administrator of Plant Materials - present
Kris Hardy, Member at Large - absent

- Mark has not heard back from realty company, waiting until after Jan 1st to contact
- Ryan has not heard back from Dave about GrokThis
- Ryan has created a fill out form for NASC growers in order to keep track of plant materials

Reminder that elections are coming up on January 12.

Ended at 9:54 PM Eastern.

Meeting minutes 12/22/2011

Thursday December 22nd 2011

Meeting began at approximately 9:00 PM Eastern

Board Members Attendance Status:

Emily Troiano, President - present
Ryan Kitko, Vice President - present
Yann Rodenas, Secretary - present
Sheila Stewart, Treasurer - present
Joe Granville, Head of PR and Education – absent
Mark Todd, Head of Conservation - present
Victor Holland, Administrator of Plant Materials - present
Kris Hardy, Member at Large - absent

- Mark heard back from FL realtors about S. leucophylla site at Blue Angel Parkway
- Attempt to collect plants from this location, if realtor disagrees, attempt to collect seeds. If realotr further disagrees, attempt to contact buyer
- WIll attempt to re-contact after New Years if we have not heard back
- Ryan will take a look at a site login issue

Reminder that elections are coming up on January 12.

Ended at 9:44 PM Eastern.

Meeting minutes 12/15/2011

Thursday December 15th 2011

Meeting began at approximately 9:08 PM Eastern

Board Members Attendance Status:

Emily Troiano, President - present
Ryan Kitko, Vice President - present
Yann Rodenas, Secretary - present
Sheila Stewart, Treasurer - present
Joe Granville, Head of PR and Education – absent
Mark Todd, Head of Conservation - present
Victor Holland, Administrator of Plant Materials - present
Kris Hardy, Member at Large - absent

-Thanks to Vic for further editing the grower agreement. Edits now include all plants materials including but not limited to divisions and propagules.
-General propogation guide to be referred to for propogation information
-Designated NASC growers are to report annually on the status of the plants
-Revised version of the grower guide is adopted unanimously as the current version
-Mark contacted realtor in Mississippi, realtor has yet to respond to Sheila or Mark's messages

Reminder that elections are coming up on January 12.

Ended at 9:54 PM Eastern.

Meeting minutes 12/08/2011

Thursday December 8th 2011

Meeting began at approximately 9:10 PM Eastern

Board Members Attendance Status:

Emily Troiano, President - present
Ryan Kitko, Vice President - present
Yann Rodenas, Secretary - absent
Shiela Stewart, Treasurer - present
Joe Granville, Head of PR and Education – absent
Mark Todd, Head of Conservation - present
Victor Holland, Administrator of Plant Materials - present
Kris Hardy, Member at Large - absent

Thanks to Vic and Yann for editing the Grower Agreement
-Changes: Removed unnecessary information on growing guidelines because it is already verified that growers know how to grow Sarracenia; we also have growing guides available on the website.
-Some of the information can be moved to a "Best Practices" document in the resources section of our website for reference only.
-Yann would like it to be clarified that plants are the property of NASC, including propagules (seeds and cuttings).

Sheila opened a new bank account at Trustmark National Bank and received the check from our closed account at Bank of America. Both Sheila and Emily will be signatories on the account; Emily has been sent the signature card but has not yet received it.

We have had three sales at the NASC merchandise store. Paul's sample merchandise has been ordered and Ryan has been reimbursed for the items. Mark has reported that design does not look the best on the black shirt, like it's peeling off. Ryan will contact Printfection to get satisfactory service.

Reminder that elections are coming up on January 12.

Ended at 9:56 PM Eastern.

2012 Board election announcement

The Board of Directors is soliciting nominations for the 2012 election of the Board. Nominations are accepted for all positions on the Board; a description of the responsibilities of each office can be found in our bylaws under Article VI. We also have opportunities for at-large board members who help where they can on individual projects.

If you think that you are interested in being responsible for day-to-day operations of a non-profit organization specializing in the conservation of Sarracenia, e-mail our President, Emily Troiano, at [email protected] and note your interest either in a particular office or in general. You can nominate others or yourself, but please include a brief statement regarding your qualifications or reason for interest. (If you are a Terra Forums member, you can also see this thread and send Emily a private message.)

The Board will accept nominations for all positions until Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 9 PM EST. The Board will approve nominations as stipulated in our Bylaws and you should be available for our yearly meeting on Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 9 PM EST to stand for election. The meeting is held via skype (details on how to join our meetings can be found here). We're excited to enter another fruitful year and are always seeking new input and expertise on our Board.