October Board Minutes

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

October 3, 2016

Present: Kelley Palmer-McGee, Carol Roberts, Paul Woodcock, Pam Borso, Steve Irving, Twink Coffman, Owen Bamford, Rae Edwards

1.Additions to Agenda

Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve: Steve Irving is member on a committee to eliminate the cut-out for the pier suggested by the Department of Natural Resources.

2. Approval of September Minutes: Approved by the board

3. Treasurer’s Report: Received by the board

4.  Communications & Input

a. Climate Change Group and I-732: Next Group meeting is October 24 at 7:00 PM at the Cordata Food


b. Facebook interface: Kelley reported that Ann is working on the interface.

c. Online donations efficiency: No news

d. CBC update: December 17 for the ferry count and the 18th for the mainland count. Doug Brown will be

assisting Paul Woodcock. Paul has recommended having a pre-meeting so that people know what to

expect with regard to commitments at the CBC.

e. Asa Wright Nature Center Fundraising: If we advertise in our newsletter the tours of this nonprofit

organization and someone signs up, they will donate $100.00 to NCAS.  Board approved advertising.

5. Old Business

a. Garlick Memorial Award Report and Swan Update: Now have $650.00. State permits acquired, now

working on federal permits

b. Holiday Potluck update: Set for December 12 from 6-9 at the YWCA ballroom. Carol will purchase

rectangular table cloths and supply hot beverages. Nicole will help with decorations. Doug Brown will

provide the program. It will be advertised in the newsletter and on the website and Facebook.

6. New Business

a.  Whatcom Land Trust Collaboration: An agreement was presented to WLT. We await WLT board approval.

b. Volunteer recognition: Rae, who has been coordinating volunteers and has found appreciation events

are not usually successful, recommended more broad reaching acknowledgement such as in the

newsletter, on the website and Facebook.

c.  Jim Duemmel recognition 50 years CBC: Pam inquired about the best way to acknowledge Jim and

suggested a nice red fleece. Paul recommended a plaque.  Board approved acquisition limited to

under $500.00.

7. Committee Reports as needed

8. Programs

Oct 25 Gary Searing: Raptor Management at Vancouver BC Airport

November 22 Jim Watson: Raptors of Western Washington

Jan 24: Wildlife Refuges

Feb 28 Steve and Martha Ellis

April 25 or May 23 Jonathan White: Tides in the Salish Sea


Adjourn – Next Meeting: November 7, 2016, 7 PM WECU Ed Ctr; 311 Holly St, Bellingham, WA

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