of the Chilliwack Field Naturalists Executive Meeting
Pollocks Home, Chilliwack, BC
Scott Denkers (Skype), Lee Larkin, Janne Perrin, Janet Pollock, Annabelle
Rempel, Fernando Selles, Paulina Selles, Helen Turner
Coast Environmental Law final document (Fernando). An extension was made on the
deadline for submission to the Minister of Environment (month and a half). Janne
posted our submission authored by Fernando.
update - February 11 Cancelled due to lack of signed up youth (ed. note: the
field trip was later re-estblished).
Nominations / Rendezvous Receipts We are booked for the Rendezvous
Restaurant. They were happy we came back again this year! Nominations will be
brought forward for offices by the following people:
President Helen Turner
Vice-president Janne Perrin
Secretary Scott Denkers
Treasurer Janet Pollock
trips Need a new coordinator. Janne is continuing to fill in the position.
April 23rd Field trip at Camp River; May needs venue ideas;
June 23rd butterfly trip with Jude Grass; July Manning Park;
Sharmin Gamiet, fungi expert, confirmed for September.
River update photos requested for The Nature Trust book Denis said he
had sent some pictures to Samantha (TNT) and Janne sent a couple of pictures
too. Lee reported on Camp River condition after the winter storms.
speakers (Lee) Most speakers are confirmed for 2017. Waiting for
confirmations for October and November speakers.
Christmas bird counts (Denis) Denis sent out CBC reports. Sounds like
some people didnt get the report.
update (Janet) Membership numbers lagging! Still need payments to come in
from several members.
display at the library Fiona St. John at the library wanted to know which
shift we can do. The executive agreed to do the 12 - 3 pm time slot on April 22nd
Valley Voice the person who runs the Valley Voice wanted to know if
we wanted to advertise on his site. Janne will send his email address around in
case any one wants to submit anything.
Nature workshop ideas How about butterfly/birding/native plant
workshops? How much would we charge, $10? Where do we go? June? Need to get this
organized soon if were going to do it. Fernando will call Dennis St John to see
if a butterfly workshop is practical for this year.
report (Janet) We still have the swallow project money. Bev Ramey indicated
we should keep it for possible follow up. Janne introduced a Motion
to return the money to Nature Foundation; seconded by Fernando. The executive
was good with that. Motion to accept
financial report made by Janet, seconded by Lee. See complete financial report
General account $
Swallow project $
Term deposit $10,000.00
Camp River $
Equity Share $
report (Annabelle) Detailed report on website.
Risks of the Pacific Future Refinery to process bitumen
Zoo controversy positive vs. negative
Polly Mine disaster follow up
New investment in BC Parks
(Janne) awards nomination idea for the Daphne Solecki award for Cynthia
Berg. Janne organized and authored the nomination with the help of Helen and Laurie
and it has been submitted. Thanks Janne for your work on this!
insurance a Motion was introduced
by Lee that the club will cover the cost of trailer insurance; seconded by
Janne. All in favour.
by Scott Denkers