Monthly Archives: March 2014

Meeting Minutes 3/27/2014

Thursday, March 27th, 2014
Meeting began at 9:06 PM Eastern

Board Member Attendance Status:

Emily Troiano, President – present
Shane Myers, Vice President – present
Heather Williams, Secretary – present
Ryan Kitko, Treasurer – present
Ben Rush, 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 – Welcome!

Business:

  • Black Ankle Bog Preserve has been voted as our beneficiary for the annual auction. Seven vote yes, zero vote no.
  • Ben talks about using Google for more outreach and such. They have other features for non-profits to use.
  • Possibly more orgs will be adding a button for donations on their websites for The Flytrap Project in the soon future.

Meeting ended at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Meeting Minutes 3/20/2014

Thursday, March 20th, 2014 - Happy Spring Equinox!
Meeting began at 9:10 PM Eastern

Board Member Attendance Status:

Emily Troiano, President – present
Shane Myers, Vice President – present
Heather Williams, Secretary – present
Ryan Kitko, Treasurer – present
Ben Rush, 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: Zuzana – Welcome!

Business:

  • The group makes a list of venders to contact to help with The Flytrap Project. Ben will make contact with them.
  • Internal affairs with the bank account and tax information were discussed.

Meeting ended at approximately 9:31 p.m.

2014 benefit auction announcement

NASC-auction-2014

We're pleased to announce the 2014 NASC benefit auction will be held this year from Saturday, March 29 to Saturday, April 12 on TerraForums.com.

Links for the usual operating procedures (otherwise known as the rules - chief among them is "have fun!") for the auction will be posted shortly. Then, as we approach March 29, a new subforum on TerraForums will appear just for this event. As we noted last year, a quick explanation of the auction follows: generous donors donate seed, plants, art, or anything else that other users bid on. The final total paid by the bidder goes to the NASC and the bidder receives the item. Every year we thank the generosity of our donors for supporting this event as our main source of fundraising to keep our organization running. The other half of the funds collected go directly to the identified beneficiary. Past recipients have included Boiling Spring Lakes, North Carolina (land acquisition); Myrtle Head Savanna, North Carolina (controlled burn); and Splinter Hill bog, Alabama (land acquisition); Old Dock Savanna, North Carolina (controlled burn); and Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park, Florida (equipment replacement).

We are still waiting to hear back from a few potential beneficiaries on their informal bids to be considered for this year's auction, but the Board should make its final decision next week and follow up with an announcement.

We're excited for this year's auction – so get your plants ready for donations and be prepared for the amazing plants offered in this event. Whether you're starting out or staking out that rare plant, you'll be able to find something this year.

Good bidding!

Meeting Minutes 3/12/2014

Thursday, March 12th, 2014
Meeting began at 9:12 PM Eastern

Board Member Attendance Status:

Emily Troiano, President – absent
Shane Myers, Vice President – present
Heather Williams, Secretary – present
Ryan Kitko, Treasurer – present
Ben Rush, 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:

  • A possible beneficiary for this year's benefit auction is Black Ankle Preserve in Piedmont North Carolina.
  • Skype dropped the call so the meeting was cut short.

Meeting ended at approximately 9:43 p.m.

Meeting Minutes 3/6/2014

Thursday, March 6th, 2014
Meeting began at 9:06 PM Eastern

Board Member Attendance Status:

Emily Troiano, President – present
Shane Myers, Vice President – present
Heather Williams, Secretary – present
Ryan Kitko, Treasurer – absent
Ben Rush, 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 and Zuzana – Welcome!

Business:

  • The annual auction is planned to begin on March 29th.
  • We discuss the problems that occurred with last years auction and how we can avoid those problems for this auction.

Meeting ended at approximately 10:02 p.m.