Meeting Minutes 8/16/2012

Thursday, August 16th 2012
Meeting began at approximately 9:00 PM Eastern

Board Members Attendance Status:

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

- Discussion of public fundraiser for VFT conservation (per ICPS conversations)
- Exportation and importation of seeds/plants
- Connect with other growers and societies to decentralize grower collections
- Discuss seal of approval for non wild collected plants in nurseries
- In visiting with the property owner's representatives at the potential rescue site in Florida, the property owner has agreed to tentative approval of the rescue project! We will work to get the details ironed out and paperwork signed so these plants will not be lost to imminent development.

Ended at 10: 25PM Eastern