Meeting minutes (2011-07-14)

Meeting began at approximately 8:12 PM Central

Board Members Attendance Status:

Emily Troiano, President - present

Ryan Kitko, Vice President - present

Joseph Clemens, Secretary - absent

Shiela Stewart, Treasurer - present

Joe Granville, 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

Kris Hardy, Member at Large - absent



Vic: Updates on Dulany Bog? Not this week. Are the seeds in the seed bank still viable? Vic wants to test them. Will keep good records on germination rates. We should also focus on getting our adult established plants in the growing program to be crossed. Also recruit more growers into the program? Vic will post the requirements on TF and ask for any interested parties to contact him.

Sheila is looking into the possible outstanding auction item.

We discussed a second fundraising event in a year. Joe suggested a single raffle every month so that people who don't want to participate this month don't have to. He also mentioned that Jerry Addington might be willing to donate some plants, perhaps his man-made hybrid crosses, so these would be early releases of his hybrids; a sense of exclusivity and excitement for a new hybrid. This would be easy to manage, simple, and less involved than a full-blown auction event. We could even restrict raffle ticket payments to paypal only so that it's easier on Sheila.

Sheila will keep an eye out for the IRS affirmation of 501(c)(3) status letter in the mail. She has not received it yet.

Ryan will work on the Printfection shop, using NASC logos and files as our first tests. May need to make higher resolution images.

Ended at 9:36 PM Central.