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June 2017

CNPS Chapter Resources | June 2017

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 all that you do for our native plants!

In this e-mail...
Chapter Annual Activities Reports - Due June 30
Chapter Annual Financial Reports Reminder
Call for Abstracts - CNPS 2018 Conservation Conference
Welcome Kristin Wernick, CNPS Outreach Coordinator!
Staff Role Changes in the CNPS State Office
Upcoming CNPS Statewide Workshops
This Month's FAQ!
Next CNPS Quarterly Meeting

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

Chapter Annual Activities Reports - Due June 30
Thanks to all chapters who have already submitted their annual activities reports for FY2016! For those who have not submitted a report yet, please be sure to send your completed report to Liv by June 30. Keeping to this deadline ensures that we can complete our end of the year organization-wide reporting, and issue your subventions in a timely fashion. If you have any questions about the reports or need the form resent to you, please contact Liv at .

Chapter Annual Financial Reports Reminder
Chapter Annual Financial Reports were due to Brock on June 5. Thanks to everyone who submitted their reports before the deadline! For those who may be behind, please send your financial report to Brock () as soon as possible to help us close the books on FY 2016-17.

Call for Abstracts for CNPS 2018 Conservation Conference - Deadline July 10!
The Call for Abstracts for oral and poster presentations for the CNPS 2018 Conservation Conference in LA is open now through July 10 – please help us spread the word! Full details are available on On the Media page of the conference website, you will also find some flyers/ads and other content you can use to help share information about the conference and Call for Abstracts. Thanks for your help in bringing together an inspiring conference!

Welcome Kristin Wernick, CNPS Outreach Coordinator!
CNPS’s new Outreach Coordinator, Kristen Wernick, is a California native plant and horticulture enthusiast with a passion for teaching and engaging others. Kristen will be supporting our native plant gardening outreach efforts. By working with California nurseries, private homeowners, schools, government agencies, and CNPS staff and volunteers, she will help us build a movement to restore nature one garden at a time using California native plants. Feel free to reach out and say hello! Her e-mail is .

Staff Role Changes in the CNPS State Office
We are happy to announce some exciting staff role changes in the CNPS state office!
Stacey Flowerdew, Senior Development Coordinator: Stacey will now be focusing on fundraising and communications, where she'll continue her work on grant proposals, appeals, and continuing to build our Facebook community. She'll also now be supporting our efforts in large donor cultivation and planned giving.
Chris Brown, Membership & Sales Coordinator, and Kate Cooper, Membership Coordinator: As Stacey shifts her focus to fundraising and development, Chris and Kate are jointly taking over responsibility for member services and will be assuming greater responsibilities for database management and donor acknowledgement processing.
Becky Reilly, Engagement Strategist: We are growing the scope of Becky's role to better reflect the work she has done in both events and in support of our chapters. In addition to the Conservation Conference and CNPS workshops, Becky will be working more strategically with our chapters and volunteers in support of state and chapter events and outreach going forward.

Upcoming CNPS Statewide Workshops
Coming up this year: Wetland/Riparian Plant ID, August 28-30 in Sacramento; Vegetation Rapid Assessment/Releve, October 3-5 in Bodega Bay; and CEQA Impact Assessment, October 24-25 in Sacramento. Full details and registration information are available at! If your chapter would like to help spread the word, contact Becky Reilly, , for flyers, ads, or write-ups to include in your newsletters and more - any assistance is much appreciated!

This month's FAQ!
Q: Where can I find proof of CNPS's non-profit status?
A: If you need proof of CNPS’s non-profit status (for an event venue, or sales, etc.), you are looking for our Letter of Determination from the IRS. This document is available on the admin page of, under the “Governance and Structure” heading, or you can access it directly here. This letter serves as proof of our status as a 501(c)(3) organization.

Next CNPS Quarterly Meeting

September 8-10, 2017
Location TBA

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, and learn about the projects that CNPS staff are working on
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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