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November 2014


Chapter Resources November 2014

Hello Chapter Members!
We've created this monthly e-mail to keep in touch and let you know what resources are available for your chapters. We welcome feedback! Tell us what you think and what you'd like to see in this e-mail by contacting Deidre Kennelly at
Thank you for all the work you do for your chapter!
- CNPS Staff

Upcoming Events

Chapter Information Sharing Call THIS THURSDAY: Publicizing Chapter Events
The next information sharing call will be THIS THURSDAY, November 6, from 12:00 to 1:00 pm. 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 and to share ideas related to running a chapter. See minutes from the last call here. For more information contact Deidre at .

CNPS 2015 Conservation Conference: January 13-17, San Jose
We're getting excited to kick off CNPS's 50th birthday celebration at the big conference! Get ready for a record number of research presentations, and check out just-announced key speakers for the all-new Progress & Promise Talks session. The Pre-Conference Workshops and Field Trips on January 13 and 14 are starting to fill up, so if you haven't yet registered be sure to sign up soon and take advantage of CNPS member pricing. If you have registered, don't forget to book your stay at the DoubleTree while discounted conference rates are still available! For more information, visit or contact Becky at .

GivingTuesday (, on December 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 about 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.

Unselfie Charlie Blair
Information & Updates

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 at .

Chapter Resources on the CNPS Admin Page: Find the Information You Need!
The Admin page of the CNPS website contains lots of useful information for your chapter, from Chapter Council meeting dates to administrative documents. Now, you can easily search for what you need by clicking on the "search this page" button (at the top of the page) and typing in key words. If you haven't been there in a while, please check it out!

Check Out the All-New CNPS Online Store!
CNPS has a new and improved webstore! Check out the site at If your chapter has a publication they would like to sell on the store, please let us be a resource for your distribution efforts. Contact Caroline at for more information.

Conference Store: Sell your Chapter Merchandise
The 2015 Conservation Conference Sales Store will be another place to share your Chapter's inventory with the public. Start thinking about what items you would like to feature at the store, and look out for more details coming soon. For more information contact Caroline at

Chapter Poster Session at the Conservation Conference
The chapter poster session is an important element of the conference, and provides an arena to showcase the many fantastic projects, successes, and endeavors each chapter is engaged in throughout the state. It is a rare opportunity to highlight all that you do! Contribute your chapter poster by contacting Kristie Haydu at .

Chapter Posters at Conf

Next Chapter Council Meeting:

December 5-7, 2014
Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, Davis, CA
Hosted by the Sacramento Valley Chapter

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