Meeting Minutes 12/27/2012

Thursday, December 27th, 2012
Meeting began at 9:00 PM Eastern

Board Member Attendance Status:

Emily Troiano, President – present
Ryan Kitko, Vice President – present
Yann Rodenas, 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
Matt Kaelin, Member-at-Large – absent
Guests: Warren – Welcome!


  • Mark is reporting that Week's Bay has 60 volunteers! Thank you all for your support!
  • Tim Day from the Community and Environment Bureau of Water Quality and Land Management Division has requested more information regarding the rescue site in Pensacola, FL.
  • Our annual Board of Directors elections are coming up. Nominations for any position will be accepted until 9 PM Eastern on 1/17/2013 at the election meeting. Nominations can be made by e-mailing Yann Rodenas at [email protected]
  • We will have a special meeting on Sunday, 12/30/2012 at 9 PM Eastern to discuss plans for the upcoming rescue and relocation.

Meeting ended at approximately 9:41PM

  • Ellen Roston

    Where is the meeting on 12/30?   Who is your local contact in Pensacola?
    Ellen Roston, Natural Resources, League of Women Voters

    • Ryan Kitko

      Hi, Ellen! Thanks for getting in touch. Our last planning meeting on Sunday 12/30 before the removal and reintroduction of the pitcher plants starting on 1/4 will be held on Skype. Most of our Board members are scattered across the country (I’m in Ohio, for example, while we have others in Mississippi, North Carolina, and Rhode Island) so we hold weekly meetings on Skype. You’re more than welcome to join! Information on how to be invited to the chat can be found here:

      We’ve worked with the local land owners, who have the intention of selling their properties, to come to an agreement that it is best to relocate these plants before any sales or development occur. We have the appropriate permits from the state to collect the plants and have been working with the Weeks Bay Foundation and The Nature Conservancy which have identified areas that needed native pitcher plants reintroduced. If you would like more specific information, our Director of Conservation Mark Todd has been handling many of the specifics and could answer your questions in better detail than I can. You can contact him at conservation(at)

      Kind regards,
      Ryan Kitko
      Vice President, NASC