Monthly Archives: May 2014

Meeting Minutes 5/22/2014

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
Meeting began at 9:08 PM Eastern

Board Member Attendance Status:

Emily Troiano, President – present
Shane Myers, Vice President – absent
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 – absent
Yann Rodenas, Member-at-Large – absent
Matt Kaelin, Member-at-Large – absent
Guests: Warren, Zuzana and Gabe – Welcome!

Business:

  • We are still waiting on a few transactions to be completed for the auction to be over.
  • Mark has finished relocating some plants to a safer location in a preserve. And has already found another rescue to do at an apartment complex.

Meeting ended at approximately 10:09 p.m.

Meeting Minutes 5/15/2014

Thursday, May 15th, 2014
Meeting began at 9:08 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 – 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:

  • Auction business has almost concluded.
  • Ryan talks about non-profit business.
  • Mark talks about a rescue in Boiling Spring Lakes, NC.

Meeting ended at approximately 9:58 p.m.

Meeting Minutes 5/8/2014

Thursday, May 8th, 2014
Meeting began at 9:02 PM Eastern

Board Member Attendance Status:

Emily Troiano, President – present
Shane Myers, Vice President – absent
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, Zuzana, Elaine and Gabriel – Welcome!

Business:

  • Mark shows us Daniel Sheret speak in front of the city council of Wilmington about making poaching flytraps a felony.
  • Elaine McManus, an intern for the Nature Conservancy, speaks to us about her internship, about flytrap poaching and what she has learned so far.
  • The group discusses poaching of wild carnivorous plants in detail.
  • Mark asks the group if Gabriel can be appointed to a position to help him with conservation research.
  • Mark will be rescuing and moving some plants from an endangered site to a nature preserve close by.

Meeting ended at approximately 10:40 p.m.

Meeting Minutes 5/1/2014

Thursday, May 1st, 2014
Meeting began at 9:04 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 – 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:

  • There is only $80.00 that still needs to be collected from auction winners!
  • Mark gives everyone an update on a possible rescue and tells us of another possible rescue.

Meeting ended at approximately 10:08 p.m.