Chapter Council Meeting Agenda: Sat. Sept. 9, 2023

Ver. 9/12/23 

Time Estimated Duration Topic (Presenter): See “Links to Documents
8:00 am 60 min.  Breakfast and Registration
9:00 20 Welcome, Announcements and Roll Call (Carol Ralph – Pres. North Coast Chapter, Trinidad Rancheria – Shirley Laos, Woody Elliott – CC Vice Chair, Snowdy Dodson – CC Secretary)
9:20 10 Secretary’s Report, Review and Approve June 10, 2023 Minutes. (Snowdy) (Potential vote) 2023_06_10 Chapter Council Minutes DRAFT
9:30 30 Executive Director Report (Jun Bando – CNPS Executive Director). See: Sep-2023-CNPS Quarterly Report

10:00 15 CNPS Board Report (John Hunter – Board President, Alice Cantelow – CC Board Representative, Lucy Ferneyhough – CC Board Representative)
10:00 15 Carbon Neutral Committee – Update (John Hunter – President, Bd. of Dir.) CNPS Carbon Neutral Goal
10:15 15 Break
10:30 30 “Together for the Future: Landscape-Level Conservation in Humboldt Bay” (Mike Cipra – Executive Director: Friends of the Dunes)
11:00 60 DEIJ (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice) Vision Statement: (Barbara Lezon – CNPS Membership Manager & Vern Goehring – Yolo-Colusa Chpt.) (Potential vote)

2023 August DEIJ Vision Statement Background for Sept CC

Noon 90 Lunch

Rare Plant Program Discussion – Informal Lunchtime Gathering on Site with Aaron Sims – CNPS Rare Plant Program Director. Agenda & Supporting Documents

Stroll to the Trinida (History) Museum and Native Plan Garden where its volunteer crew will interpret their work.

1:30 pm 15 “The North Coast and Other Chapters I have known” (Paul Siri Wilson – North Coast & Bryophyte Chapters)
1:45 15 CNPS Virtual Chapters / Communities Update (Vince Scheidt – CNPS Board, Cynthia Typaldos – North San Joaquin Valley Delegate)
2:00 30 Round-The-Table 5 minutes Highlights / Issues by Chapters:

·    Yolo-Colusa Chapter Update – Glen Holstein – Delegate

·    Kern Chapter Update – Rich Spjut – Delegate & President

2:30 30 What’s Wrong with the Forest Practice Rules (Matt Simmons – EPIC: Enviro. Protection Info. Ctr. Staff Attorney)
3:00 15 Grants to Chapter in Financial Need, Requests For Proposals, CNPS Budgeted $50,000. (Woody Elliott)
3:15 15 Upcoming Election of Board Directors, Officers & CC Representatives to the Board. (Vivian Neou – Leadership Development Chair) 2023 CNPS Self-Nomination Form  
3:30 15 Wrap Up, Action Items, Topic / Agenda Suggestions for Next CC Meeting Dec. 9, 2023, in Imperial Beach hosted by San Deigo Chapter (Woody & Justin Daniel). Adjourn
3:45 75+ Go For A Stroll
5:00 pm   Happy Hour at Trinidad Town Hall
6:30 pm   Dinner at Trinidad Town Hall
7:30 pm   Evening Presentation at Trinidad Town Hall

The Klamath Mountains: Its Natural History, Botany, and Vegetation.  By: Michael Kauffmann. Zoom Video Link Here. Passcode: nj4h&=yc Intro & Talk at 5:30 minutes.

Links to Attachments In Agenda Above:
What’s Wrong With the Forest Practice Rules_ September 9, 2023
Grants For Chapters – CC Mtg Mtg Sept 2023
Together for the Future–Landscape-level Conservation in Humboldt Bay 9-9-23
Yolo Colusa Chapter Activities Report
2023 August DEIJ Vision Statement Background for Sept CC
CNPS DEIJ Vision Statement FINAL 8-25-23
2023_06_10 Chapter Council Minutes DRAFT
Sep-2023-CNPS Quarterly Report
2023 CNPS Self-Nomination Form