Fort Collins Audubon Society
Board of Directors Meeting
Nov 6, 2008
ATTENDEES: Heman Adams, Scott Cobble, Eric DeFonso, Ruth Grant, Ron
Lynne Hull, Joel Hurmence, Karl Krahnke, Jessie Meschievitz, Bill
Miller, Joann Thomas, Shelagh Tupper, John Waddell.
OTHERS PRESENT: Candidates for 2009 Board. Kathleen Kilkelly does
agricultural development. Kelly Kimple is an avian ecologist.
CALL TO ORDER: President Karl Krahnke called the meeting to order at
The Board introduced themselves to the candidates.
MINUTES Review, revise, and approve All:
There were no minutes to approve.
REPORTS OF OFFICERS AND COMMITEES:
New for all: Please Bring Written Reports or Email Reports in Advance
REPORTS OF OFFICERS:
Treasurers Report Waddell:
1. Spent $160.00 for Fortnet services.
2. Invested $3000.00 in another CD.
3. Received an $1100.00 check from Centennial Canoe Outfitters.
4. Received a letter from the post office stating that mailings will now
standard address and zip+4.
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:
A. Programs Meschievitz:
1. Gary Graham will be the speaker for November.
2. December Traditional potluck and member slideshow.
3. January 2009 John Hawkins speaking on fish species of the upper
4. Joint meeting with Native Plant Society March 2009. Dave Showalter
B. Membership Tupper:
1. Two national renewals through the chapter.
2. Two new members.
3. 812 members.
4. 678 national members.
C. Finance Adams:
1. No discussion.
D. Education Thomas:
1. The September Second Saturday walk was well attended with 15 people.
The October 3rd walk had only 3 people, probably due to rain.
2. The Northern Colorado Birding Fair was a success with about 500
are targeting 750 people next year.
3. The family day at Discovery Center was attended by more than 300
4. Both the 4th Thursday weather walks at the High Plains Environmental
Center and the
4th Thursday bird observations at Equalizer Pond are being halted until
E. Conservation Miller:
1. Lynne Hull, Ron Harden, and Bill Miller attended a Global Warming
Leader Training on Friday, October 17th 2008.
2. National Audubon is placing a very large emphasis on taking a major
lead role in the
issue of Climate Change / Global Warming / Climate Disruption. NAS wants
members to get more involved.
F. Field Trips DeFonso:
1. Conducted an October field trip covering lakes and reservoirs. Saw
Grackles at Timnath Reservoir.
G. Newsletter Martin:
1. There will be December and January newsletters.
A. Schedule fall FCAS Strategic Planning Session for 2009 Goals
1. The annual Report is due to Audubon in December.
2. Aim to conduct the Planning Session at the Carriage House on the
afternoon of Saturday,
A. Status from Nominating Committee Grant:
1. Karl will be the FCAS President.
2. Lisa Evans will continue with the Scholarship Program.
B. Green Choice Stickers Hull:
1. Lynn Handed out ten stickers to each Board member.
2. Place the stickers at locations where a choice of actions can be
The meeting adjourned at 8:55 P.M.