of the Chilliwack Field Naturalists Executive Meeting
June 5, 2018
Pollock’s home, Chilliwack
Scott Denkers, Denis Knopp, Janet Pollock, Annabelle
Rempel, Fernando Selles, Paulina Selles, Margaret Tranah, Helen Turner.
to order – Meeting
was called to order at 7:05 pm by Denis.
of the previous meeting – Motion for adoption by Scott, seconded by Paulina
& approved by exec.
Approval of the agenda – Approved
with a few additions.
Arising from Minutes
– No report.
– Pamphlet for local bird identification. Janne will report on contact
information when she can.
Lillian Fuller 604 533 0638 / 604 290 8396 (cell) firstname.lastname@example.org
Another lady who knew a lot from LFN was: Kathy Masse 604 513 8927 email@example.com
We need to find out: what program they used, what printing company, the
cost, the number in the first run, how they contacted the schools.
November Field Camp – 9 registered so far / a new write up will be in
summer 2018 BC Nature Magazine / Betty will wait until August to cancel if not
enough people sign up.
Fernando put together a trip schedule and
distributed to members for review and looking for suggestions. Change GBHNR
visit to March sometime. Trip coordinator (Fernando) vs. trip leader who is
willing to lead the trip. The coordinator should not have to feel compelled to
lead all the field trips. The executive agreed that a message should go out to
all the members to see if they have any ideas for field trips and speakers.
Leave this for return of Janne and Lee. Some additional ideas mentioned at the
Thacker Mountain (in Hope)
Manning Provincial Park
Bert Brink WMA (west end)
Denis will be in Vernon for the club
picnic on June 19th. Who will chair the meeting? - Janne okay with being the leader. Note time will be 5 PM.
Camp Wild - Sammy and new crew and
Denis dug blackberry roots and one crew member weeded around the shrub and tree
planting planted last fall.
Committee rep – BCN wants someone to go to Science Fairs – contact Marg
Cuthbert firstname.lastname@example.org (see email Janne sent you from Marg Cuthbert). Janne will need to
lead this discussion. Too little is known about this at the present time.
mailing address in the Leisure Guide – should we and if so to whose address?
Denis will talk to Janne about this when she returns. Also, we should include
CFN’s email and website. Fernando will contact the city to see what can be
Membership Online Database – BC Nature is changing the way they are tracking
membership. Janet volunteered to manage our membership list on BC Nature’s
executive agreed to remove the mailing address from the bottom of the Calendar
of Events. Note change of year on the calendar.
Report – Approximate balances as of May 31st. Janet previously
distributed the financial report and moved to adopt the report. Seconded by
Term Deposit (Val Whetter bequest) $10,000.00
Camp River Account
– See previous notes.
(detailed report available on website):
Recent Kinder-Morgan pipeline protest in Chilliwack (some members
Protection of Karst landscape on Vancouver Island is needed after
Moose calves rescued.
BC Timber Sales operations in an area of rare plant species.
Endangered woodland caribou project.
Loss of Selkirk caribou species.
Current failure of politicians to protect the environment.
Fraser Valley NatureKids – No report.
Possible executive potluck on August 28th – Check with Janne. (Members’
picnic will be on June 19th at 5 pm.)
Thanks to Janet for hosting!
at 8:50 pm.
by Scott Denkers