Thursday, August 23, 2012
Meeting began at 9:08 PM Eastern
Board Member Attendance Status:
Emily Troiano, President – absent
Ryan Kitko, Vice President – present
Yann Rodenas, Secretary – absent
Sheila Stewart, Treasurer – present
Shane Myers, Head of PR and Education – absent
Mark Todd, Head of Conservation – present
Victor Holland, Administrator of Plant Materials – absent
Matt Kaelin, Member-at-Large – absent
Guests: Zuzana Srostlik & Warren - Welcome!
- Mark and Sheila reported on the field trip in North Carolina associated with International Carnivorous Plant Society (ICPS) conference. Unfortunately, several of the sites they visited were poached in the two weeks since Mark had been there last.
- Mark took some participants to a property in Boiling Spring Lakes, North Carolina where the property owner is amenable to receiving help in maintaining the plants on his property. Mark will draw up the standard contracts with NASC.
- We discussed asking nurseries to establish a line item for each plant sold (or other ideas, such as identifying individual items that will support the cause) that will donate funds to the NASC's conservation program. We will need to create a brochure to lay out the plan, a section of the website dedicated to the program, and start asking different sellers.
Meeting ended at approximately 10:39 PM