Monthly Archives: February 2013

Meeting Minutes 2/28/2013

Thursday, February 28, 2013
Meeting began at 9:02 PM Eastern

Board Member Attendance Status:

Emily Troiano, President – present
Ryan Kitko, Vice President – present
Heather Williams, Secretary – present
Sheila Stewart, Treasurer – present
Shane Myers, Head of PR and Education – absent
Mark Todd, Head of Conservation – present
Victor Holland, Administrator of Plant Materials – present
Yann Rodenas, Member-at-Large – absent
Matt Kaelin, Member-at-Large – absent
Guests: Zuzana and Warren – Welcome!

Business:

  • We are still in search of the best beneficiary for the NASC Benefit Auction 2013 on Terra Forums.
  • Shane is still excitingly working on the BACPS article.
  • Vic and Mark will be manning the NASC table at Fire on the Lakes in Boiling Springs Lake, NC.
  • Ryan has asked for new photos of NASC plants grown by our growers to share on the Facebook page!

Meeting ended at approximately 9:46 PM

Meeting Minutes 2/21/2013

Thursday, February 21, 2013
Meeting began at 9:00 PM Eastern

Board Member Attendance Status:

Emily Troiano, President – present
Ryan Kitko, Vice President – present
Heather Williams, Secretary – present
Sheila Stewart, Treasurer – present
Shane Myers, Head of PR and Education – absent
Mark Todd, Head of Conservation – present
Victor Holland, Administrator of Plant Materials – present
Yann Rodenas, Member-at-Large – absent
Matt Kaelin, Member-at-Large – absent
Guests: No Guests.

Business:

  • A letter has been produced to send to potential beneficiaries of the NASC Benefit Auction 2013 on Terra Forums. Depending upon the responses, the board will decide upon the beneficiary.
  • A new grower has been added to the grower program!

Meeting ended at approximately 9:52 PM

Meeting Minutes 2/14/2013

Thursday, February 14, 2013
Meeting began at 9:05 PM Eastern

Board Member Attendance Status:

Emily Troiano, President – present
Ryan Kitko, Vice President – present
Heather Williams, Secretary – present
Sheila Stewart, Treasurer – present
Shane Myers, Head of PR and Education – absent
Mark Todd, Head of Conservation – present
Victor Holland, Administrator of Plant Materials – absent
Yann Rodenas, Member-at-Large – absent
Matt Kaelin, Member-at-Large – absent
Guests: Zuzana and Warren – Welcome!

Business:

  • The NASC Benefit Auction 2013 on Terra Forums will be moved to March 30th to April 13th (a few weeks earlier than usual). By holding the auction earlier it will hopefully ease the stress on plants during the shipment process to auction winners.
  • Discussion and selection of a beneficiary to the auction is underway.
  • Discussion of another Member-at-Large took place. This role would help with the Benefit Auction and discovery of possible beneficiaries in the future.
  • The article for the BACPS newsletter is being written.
  • Mark was contacted to help clear brush on a property.

Meeting ended at approximately 9:50 PM

Meeting Minutes 2/7/2013

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Meeting began at 9:03 PM Eastern

Board Member Attendance Status:

Emily Troiano, President – present
Ryan Kitko, Vice President – present
Heather Williams, Secretary – present
Sheila Stewart, Treasurer – present
Shane Myers, Head of PR and Education – absent
Mark Todd, Head of Conservation – present
Victor Holland, Administrator of Plant Materials – present
Yann Rodenas, Member-at-Large – present
Matt Kaelin, Member-at-Large – absent
Guests: Zuzana and Warren – Welcome!

Business:

  • Emily received an email from BACPS inquiring about an article to be written by the NASC for their newsletter.
  • Vic is still working on sending seed to a member in Australia. The group discusses policy for sending seeds out of the country and concludes that perhaps a  regional head grower is needed in these areas to help with shipping properly to these regions.
  • Discussion about releasing more location data for plants and seeds has been requested by a grower. Town data is considered but not actual GPS locations or State and National parks. Concerns about poaching is brought into consideration and discussed by the group. A vote was motioned to release location data as in neighboring towns and/or State/National parks with growers passes.
  • Vic tested old hybrid seeds from 2005 in the seed bank and it is not looking well. It is suggested that they are to be removed from the seed inventory.

Meeting ended at approximately 9:42 PM