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Fort Collins Audubon Society
Board of Directors Meeting

Minutes – Fort Collins Audubon Society. April 2, 2009

Meeting came to order at 7pm.

Present: Krahnke, Grant, Waddell, Adams, Harden, Miller, Thomas, Meschievitz, Hull.

Absent: Cobble, Defonso, Hurmence, Kilkelly, Kogler, Martin, Pruessner, Tupper

Treasurer’s Report: The checking account balance at the end of March was $2875.55. The total balance was $16,569.48. Expenses included $158 for the deposit and rental of the Loveland Museum for 23 April 2009 and $50.00 membership dues to the Colorado Nonprofit Association. Dave Showalter book, Prairie Thunder, sales total receipts were $586. Dave Showalter expenses including $290 for books were $507.76. Net profits were $78.24, half of which was paid to our co-sponsor, Colorado Native Plant Society.

Committee Reports

Membership: Tupper was absent but reported no new information

Finance: Nothing to report

Education: Thomas reported on a successful walk on March 14 and a cancellation because of snow on the 4th. She is also working with the Bird Fair Committee. There was some discussion of acquiring a tablecloth with FCAS logo and a ;larger display board. Further research was encouraged. Scheduled events for April are walks on the 11th and the 23rd, and the Environmental Film Festival on the 17th in Loveland and the 22nd in Ft. Collins.

Conservation: Miller reported on the State Public Policy Committee, which Ron Harden chairs and the financial problems at the state level.

Field Trips: Defonso reported on March activities including a photo viewing at the Primrose Studio that he and Leatherman did on their trip to the Denver Zoo. He also noted the cancellation of Kogler's trip on March 28th because of weather.

Newsletter: No report


Meschievitz reported the following upcoming programs:

April 9: Elk Management in Rocky Mountain National Park presented by John Mack, National Park Service.
April 23: “Nebraska Sandhills: Sea of Grass” presented by Stephen Jones in Loveland

May: Telling the stories of trees and restoring habitat, presented by Randy Moench, Manager of Colorado State Forest Service Nursery

June (25): Photographer and author, Paul Bannick. Reader’s Cove Bookstore-Fort Collins
Sept. 10: Sarah Bexell, Black-Footed Ferrets
Oct. 16: Connie Kogler, Costa Rica trip

Old Business

Garden Tour. Committee met on the 2nd. They have 3 gardens confirmed and have handouts for the program meeting on the 13th. Making progress on two sponsors for each garden.

Birdathon. Kogler was absent but sent in a report of ongoing progress on number of teams, location for post-count get-together, and publicity efforts.

Larimer County Fair. No follow-up reported.

Monitor purchase. Discussed but no decision yet.

New Business

Extended discussion of ways of filling vacant leadership positions.

Meeting adjourned at 9:00pm

Submitted by Karl Krahnke (in place of Scott Cobble)



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