The NASC is happy to announce the launch of its new website. We have upgraded our subscription system and reorganized the content for easier access. And best of all, the new site is more flexible and will allow us to spend more time on conservation and rescue efforts.
President: Emily Troiano
Vice President: Ryan Kitko
Secretary: Yann Rodenas
Treasurer: Sheila Stewart
Head of Conservation: Mark Todd
Head of Public Relations & Education: Shane Myers
Administrator of Plant Materials: Victor Holland
Member-At-Large: Joe Granville
Advisory: Arthur Yin and David Schloat
Update: We would also like to welcome Shane Myers, who filled the vacant position of Head of PR and Education.
The Board of Directors is soliciting nominations for the 2012 election of the Board. Nominations are accepted for all positions on the Board; a description of the responsibilities of each office can be found in our bylaws under Article VI. We also have opportunities for at-large board members who help where they can on individual projects.
If you think that you are interested in being responsible for day-to-day operations of a non-profit organization specializing in the conservation of Sarracenia, e-mail our President, Emily Troiano, at [email protected] and note your interest either in a particular office or in general. You can nominate others or yourself, but please include a brief statement regarding your qualifications or reason for interest. (If you are a Terra Forums member, you can also see this thread and send Emily a private message.)
The Board will accept nominations for all positions until Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 9 PM EST. The Board will approve nominations as stipulated in our Bylaws and you should be available for our yearly meeting on Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 9 PM EST to stand for election. The meeting is held via skype (details on how to join our meetings can be found here). We’re excited to enter another fruitful year and are always seeking new input and expertise on our Board.
Go directly to the store!
Good news! NASC has commissioned the incomparable Paul Milauskas of Window Box Gardens to create an exclusive design for us. We are now offering this beautiful design via our store powered by the on-demand printing service Printfection. You can choose from 14 different colors; more styles, including long-sleeve shirts and fitted tees, will be added soon.
Paul created this view-from-above design with a healthy field of Sarracenia leucophylla in mind. It’s as if you were strolling through dense field of Sarracenia, looked down upon these plants, and snapped a photo. We are very pleased with Paul’s creation and thank him for his hard work!
You may notice some other products available in our store, including coffee mugs, glass steins, travel mugs, and water bottles. We also offer the NASC logo on a variety of shirts. These are all great gifts for the holidays, hint hint. (We sure wouldn’t mind receiving a few of these.)
Best of all, by purchasing these products you will be supporting NASC’s conservation efforts.
NASC was briefly mentioned in an excellent article, “Lured in, along with the Insects,” by Ken Druse published in the New York Times on 13 October 2011. We were noted the august company of the Center for Plant Conservation at the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Atlanta Botanical Garden, and the Carnivorous Plant Society in a discussion on habitat loss for natural populations of Sarracenia and efforts to conserve these natural populations through land acquisition and management, suppression of poaching, and maintenance of unique genotype stocks in cultivated plants. We appreciate the great press!