Monthly Archives: June 2013

Meeting Minutes 6/27/2013

Thursday, June 27th, 2013
Meeting began at 9:06 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: Warren, and Zuzana – Welcome!

Business:

  • Vic is in talks with someone about obtaining seeds from wild plants to grow then introduce into the wild to enlarge the population of the location in question.
  • Ryan and Heather are working on articles for the newsletter.

Meeting ended at approximately 9:53 PM

Meeting Minutes 6/13/2013

Thursday, June 13th, 2013
Meeting began at 9:10 PM Eastern

Board Member Attendance Status:

Emily Troiano, President – absent
Ryan Kitko, Vice President – present
Heather Williams, Secretary – absent
Sheila Stewart, Treasurer – absent
Shane Myers, Head of PR and Education – present
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: Warren, Zuzana, and Benjamin – Welcome!

Business:

  • On the second auction beneficiary (Tarkiln Bayou State Park in Florida), we have contacted them to let them know of our donation of $750 to their prescribed fire program.
  • Mark has collected a small amount of Venus flytrap seed with the permission of a property owner we work with in North Carolina to help replenish the population of flytraps that were poached from the Stanley Rehder trail at Alderman Park. Vic plans on donating tissue culture plants. Mark and Shane will work on a press release asking for more donations and to announce our assistance in repopulation of the site.
  • Ben and Ryan will work on the website draft, but we need content!

Meeting ended at approximately 10:22 PM

 

Meeting Minutes 6/6/2013

Thursday, June 6th, 2013
Meeting began at 9:10 PM Eastern

Board Member Attendance Status:

Emily Troiano, President – present
Ryan Kitko, Vice President – absent
Heather Williams, Secretary – present
Sheila Stewart, Treasurer – present
Shane Myers, Head of PR and Education – present
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: Warren, Zuzana and Benjamin – Welcome!

Business:

  • The group discusses what can be done to help with the recent poaching of 1,000 Venus flytraps and some pitcher plants from Alderman Park and how The Flytrap Project could help try to stop this kind of poaching.
  • The group votes and approves to allow for a more diverse seed bank for NASC members.

Meeting ended at approximately 10:00 PM

 

Meeting Minutes 5/30/2013

Thursday, May, 30th, 2013
Meeting began at 9:10 PM Eastern

Board Member Attendance Status:

Emily Troiano, President – present
Ryan Kitko, Vice President – present
Heather Williams, Secretary – present
Sheila Stewart, Treasurer – absent
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: Warren – Welcome!

Business:

  • The Benefit Auction transactions are nearly complete. We are now waiting for a few last plants to be shipped to auctions winners!
  • There were 1,000+ Flytraps stolen from the Stanley Rehder Carnivorous Plant Garden in Wilmington, North Carolina this past week.
  • Ryan talks about The Flytrap Project.
  • The group took a vote on finalization for the Benefit Auction money now that all funds have been received from winners.

Meeting ended at approximately 10:00 PM