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Administration : CNPS Chapter Resources Email

October 2014

California Native Plant Society

Hello Chapter Presidents, Delegates, and Active Members!
We will be sending out this brief Chapter Resources e-mail once a month to provide you with information that helps support the inner workings of your chapter.

Please send us your feedback!We want know what you'd like to see in this e-mail, and how we can grow it into a useful tool for you. Initially, we are sending this to Chapter Presidents and Delegates, but we are happy to extend that list to include anyone who'd like to receive it.

Send your feedback and suggestions to Deidre Kennelly at
. Thank you for all the work you do for your chapter!

Announcements & Updates

CNPS Name Tags
We are ordering CNPS name tags and want chapters to get in on the order! Get them for your board members or dedicated chapter volunteers as a thank you for their service. The name tags are$7.00 each, plus shipping. Click here for the order form. Please submit your Chapter's order by 10/31/14 to Deidre Kennelly at . We will send an invoice to your chapter treasurer once we receive the order form.

Gardening with Natives and Membership Brochures
We have a new batch of Gardening with Natives Brochures (both English and Spanish) ready for distribution. Place your order by e-mailing Caroline Garland at with quantity and shipping address. Membership brochures are available as well!

Next Information Sharing Call: Thurs., Nov. 6, 12:00-1:00 pm
The next information sharing call will be held Thursday, 11/06/14 from 12pm-1pm. Call in by dialing 888-915-9544 (no pin needed). The call topic will be Publicizing Chapter Events. These calls are held to connect chapters together by discussing topics and sharing ideas related to running a chapter. See minutes from the last call here. For more information contact Deidre at .

Chapter Event Insurance: New Insurance Information PDF Now Available
A new Insurance Information document is now available on the Admin page of the CNPS website. Please review this PDF when you begin planning a chapter event to help determine and meet the insurance requirements. For more information, or to request insurance, please contact Becky Reilly at .

CNPS Speakers Bureau
The Speakers Bureau Handbook, spearheaded by Arvind Kumar a few years back, has been updated and is now ready for Chapters to use! It can be found on the Admin page of Contact Deidre at for changes, or if you know of someone to add to the list.

Horticulture Calendar
Just a reminder that we advertise the CNPS Horticulture Calendar through many outlets, so be sure to add your upcoming events to get that exposure! Instructions on how to add can be found on the Admin page of For help with the calendar e-mail .

#GivingTuesday (, on Dec 2, 2014, is a global day dedicated to individuals giving back to organizations that matter to them. One of the fun social media aspects of #GivingTuesday is the "unselfish selfie" photo, or "unselfie". Simply take a picture of yourself holding a sign with a short phrase on why you support CNPS, add the hashtags #unselfie and #givingtuesday. Upload it to your personal Facebook/Twitter feed and/or send it to Stacey at to add it to the CNPS Facebook page.

Chapter Council Highlights
From CNPS Chapter Council Meeting,September 5-7, 2014
Big Pine, CA -
Hosted by the Bristlecone Chapter

Whether you missed the event or would just like to re-live it, heres a sample of what attendees of the September Chapter Council meeting said was their highlight of the weekend!

  • Connecting with people who are passionate and knowledgeable about plants, high quality conservation information. Orchid Black, San Gabriel Mountains Chapter
  • Catching up with old friends, sharing strategies with other chapters, learning what the state is doing. Catie Bishop, Mount Lassen Chapter
  • The conversation and comradery Jim Bishop, Mount Lassen Chapter
  • Great conference, great people Charlie Blair, San Luis Obispo Chapter
  • The CalFlora proposed merger is a very exciting idea for helping native plants. Laura Camp, Orange County Chapter
  • Conservation presentation. Dave Chipping, San Luis Obispo Chapter
  • Gorgeous place and location, touching base with everyone. Josie Crawford, CNPS Education Director
  • Bristlecone fieldtrip. Snowdy Dodson, Los Angeles/Santa Monica Mountains Chapter
  • Dinner speaker, bristlecone trip. Judy Fenerty, Santa Clara Valley Chapter
  • Bristlecone fieldtrip, CalFlora and Gloria. Rosemary Foster, Monterey Co. Chapter
  • Banquet talk on Desert. Glen Holstein, Sacramento Valley Chapter
  • All of it! Celia Kutcher, Orange County Chapter
  • Networking with CNPS people, the amazing bristlecone pines and the desert in the moonlight Julie Neander, North Coast Chapter
  • Greg Suba's presentation on protected and threatened lands. Jim Piercy, Milo Baker Chapter
  • Saturday afternoon speakers. Joan Stewart, Alta Peak Chapter
  • Moonlight hike and Greg's talk on DRECP. Sara Taylor, CNPS Vegetation Ecologist
  • Beautiful and sobering presentation by Desert Rat, Jim Andre, followed by vigorous mountain climb and moonlight bath! David Varner, San Diego Chapter

The next Chapter Council Meeting will be December 5-7, 2014 in Sacramento. Dont miss out!

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