September Board Minutes

Summary of NCAS Board Meeting:  September 3, 2018 The Board met at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship from 7 to 9 pm on September 3 and took the following actions and/or discussed the following issues: 

  • The remaining $1,000 of our $3,000 scholarship budget has been reserved for a possible Beginning Birding class to be offered at Whatcom Community College.
  • Audubon will staff a booth at the Bellingham Farmer’s Market twice per year.
  • Reservations for the Pearrygin Lake Campout have been made for Thursday-Sunday, May 30-June 2.
  • Updated job descriptions for Board members and Committee Chairs will be submitted to the Board for approval.
  • The President will invite a representative from the Whatcom Land Trust to an upcoming Board meeting to share their strategies for fundraising and recruiting new members.
  • The Conservation Committee signed on to a national letter opposing attacks on environmental issues in the 2019 Appropriations Bill.
  • The Board voted to adopt a proposal to establish a fundraising goal of $11,000 to construct an elevated viewing platform/bird blind and interpretive signage for the Harrison Reserve project. This goal includes raising $5,500 from NCAS general membership and matching dollar for dollar up to $5,500 from NCAS reserve funds.  NCAS will continue to purse grants for this project.
  • A photo release will be added to our field trip liability release form.
  • The Board voted to co-sponsor a Candidate Forum with RESources for Sustainable Communities for three Whatcom County positions on the November 2018 ballot. These positions are: County Council at Large, Public Utility District #1 Commissioner and County Prosecutor.  The Forum is planned for October (date TBA).