WA-BC – AFS Chapter
EXCOM Teleconference Meeting Agenda
July 26, 2011
Roll call: Mark Celedonia, Lisa Harlan, Orlay Johnson, Stephanie Caballero
Email in: Mark Pedersen, Nicole Casper, Jim Shannon
Absent: Yvonne Muirhead, Erin Lowery, Caroline Storer
Minutes: Approval of minutes for July 12th teleconference was deferred until a quorum is present.
Officer Reports (20 minutes)
President – Mark Pedersen: Email: Mark has been coordinating scholarship approvals, fund raising, and WDiv actions.
President Elect – Mark Celedonia: Working on exclusively on 2011 Master Scheduling for the past week or two, finalizing the Schedule at a Glance to send to the printer by last Friday.
Vice President – Yvonne Muirhead: No report.
Past President – Jim Shannon: Email: Jim has been taking care of 2011 things-Spawning Run and Student Career Fair
Treasurer – Erin Lowery: No report. Will be training Emily P shortly.
Secretary – Lisa Harlan: In addition to keeping up with the minutes, Lisa has been giving feedback on the scholarships and on the WABC lunch. She is working on finding an organization to help staff the “Green” booth at the conference.
Communications Officers–Orlay Johnson, Stephanie Caballero: Stephanie is working with Orlay getting ready for the upcoming newsletter. Orlay has received one officer report and several symposia descriptions for the newsletter.
Student Sub-Unit Representative – Nicole Casper: Email: Western is on summer break, and at their last meeting they decided not to hold meetings over the summer since most students are away (fishing in Alaska!). Classes resume at the end of September which is when the meetings will resume.
UW Student SubUnit Caroline Storer: No report.
New Officers: Chris Clark: WWU subunit president and new Student Rep.
Brian Missildine: New Vice President.
Old Business: (35 minutes)
2012 AGM @ UVic – Yvonne: Deferred
Chapter Scholarship program implementation – Deferred.
Nominations for Chapter awards – Will consider members that have gone above and beyond for 2011.
Website update – Orlay: Bryan has updated it and it is working much more smoothly. We need to have the Seattle meeting featured on the front page of the chapter website. Orlay will write up a short description and send a request to Bryan Bougher.
Newsletter – Orlay: Needs articles focusing on 2011 symposia in Seattle by 7/29.
New Business: (10 minutes)
Fall retreat – Mark C is planning on having one in late September or early October.
Habitat enhancement support grant: (No action) would like to require the grant be used for post construction monitoring of a fish habitat project. Would like $5,000. Jim will write up a paragraph outlining the goals of the award.
New award for Chapter: (No action) Habitat Restoration Project of the year. To be submitted to ExCom for review with other annual awards. Jim will write up a paragraph outlining the goals of the award.
Action Items for next meeting:
Action: Need articles for newsletter: focus on upcoming symposia, 2012 in Victoria, new officers – hard deadline July 29.
Action: Each Excom member are encouraged to submit one nomination for a chapter award and encourage one co-worker to submit a nomination as well by July 29th.
Next Teleconference: August 9, 2011, 9:00am – 10:15pm, via WebEx.