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May 2016

CNPS Chapter Resources May 2016

Hello CNPS Chapter Volunteers!
In this monthly e-mail, you will find chapter support updates and other resources from CNPS staff. Always feel free to contact us with questions and feedback! E-mail Becky Reilly, .

Thank you for making CNPS great!

In this e-mail...
Chapter Annual Activities Reports - Due on June 1!
Including Member Information in Chapter Newsletters
CNPS 2016 Directories

2016 CNPS Statewide Workshops Now Open For Registration
This Month's FAQ!
Next CNPS Quarterly Meeting

Admin page of
Chapter Resources E-mail Archive / Last Month's E-mail
Horticulture events calendar / How to add events
Event insurance information
Garden tour insurance information
Seller's permit information
How to host a Ditch Your Lawn workshop

Chapter Annual Activities Reports - Due on June 1!
Reminder: Chapter Annual Activities Reports for FY 2015 are due in just 2 weeks on June 1! The updated forms were mailed out to all chapter presidents and delegates on March 24. Please contact Becky, , if you have any questions or would like the form resent to your chapter.

Including Member Information in Chapter Newsletters
Many chapters like to show appreciation for new members by including a “Welcome New Members” section in their newsletters. If your chapter does this, we would like to suggest that instead of publishing full names of new members, use only first names plus the person’s city – so “Welcome Sam from Sacramento” instead of Sam’s first and last name. Remember that while publishing a first and last name is not usually a big deal, CNPS does promise to protect the privacy of all members, including names – so this method provides your chapter members with more anonymity, while still letting them know you appreciate their membership.

CNPS 2016 Directories

If your chapter representative was unable to pick up your two free copies of the 2016 directory in San Pedro and you would like them sent to your chapter by mail, please e-mail Becky the address that they should be sent to. Also, if your chapter would like to order any additional directories beyond the two free copies, please e-mail Becky your order, and we will invoice your treasurer for the cost. Extra directories are $5.28 each, plus shipping. As a reminder, the directory is also available in PDF format online:
1. Go to the admin page of
2. Access the private administration section by clicking on the Panamint daisy logo in the left sidebar
3. Log in by using the username: ***
    And, password: ***
4. Click on the link to the 2016 directory
5. To view the directory, enter password (case sensitive): ***

2016 CNPS Statewide Workshops Now Open For Registration
The 2016 statewide plant science workshops schedule, and information/registration for most workshops, is available on! You can register now for Vegetation Rapid Assessment/Releve in the White Mountains, July 19-21, and registration will be available shortly for two more Introduction to Plant Identification workshops in the Bay Area (Berkeley, June 28-30) and Southern California (details TBA), as well as Vegetation Mapping in Berkeley, August 1-3. If you would like more information, or a short write-up about upcoming workshops to include in your chapter newsletter, contact Becky Reilly, .

This month's FAQ!
Q: What is the reporting period for Chapter Annual Activities Reports?
A: If your chapter reported on January 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015 for FY 2014, then you should report on April 1, 2015 through March 31, 2015 for FY 2015. If your chapter reported on January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014 for FY 2014, then you should report on January 1, 2015 through March 31, 2016 for FY 2015, to catch up to the new fiscal year schedule. Please e-mail Becky, , if you have any other questions.


Next CNPS Quarterly Meeting

June 3-5, 2016
Truckee, CA

Hosted by the Tahoe Chapter

Why should I attend the Quarterly Meeting?
1. You will connect with, and learn from, other CNPS members and staff from around the state
2. You get to contribute to important decisions that impact our organization during the Chapter Council session
3. Through social events and field trips, you will meet like-minded people and get to know a new area of the state - it's fun!

Hope to see you there!

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