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July 2017

CNPS Chapter Resources | July 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...
CNPS 2018 Conservation Conference Call for Abstracts Deadline EXTENDED to July 31
Spread the Word: Registration Open Now for CNPS 2018 Conservation Conference!
Tips for Selling Memberships at Plant Sales & Other Events
Chapter Annual Activities Reports Past Due
Upcoming CNPS Statewide Workshops
This Month's FAQ!
Next CNPS Quarterly Meeting

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Event insurance information
Garden tour insurance information
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Annual Calendar of Important Dates
How to host a Ditch Your Lawn workshop

CNPS 2018 Conservation Conference Call for Abstracts Deadline EXTENDED to July 31
The Call for Abstracts for oral and poster presentations for the CNPS 2018 Conservation Conference in LA is open now through July 31 – please help us spread the word! Full details are available on

Spread the Word: Registration Open Now for CNPS 2018 Conservation Conference!
Registration is open for the CNPS 2018 Conservation Conference, February 1-3 in Los Angeles! You can now sign up for the conference, banquet, and pre-conference workshops and field trips at Early registration rates are available through October 31. Check out the website for full details on registration, conference sessions and events, ways to get involved, and more, and keep an eye out for the full Preliminary Program hitting mailboxes next month!

Tips for Selling Memberships at Plant Sales & Other Events
Chapter events, including plant sales, can be a terrific time to encourage people to join CNPS. Here are some tips for keeping membership data organized:

 - Everyone purchasing a membership should fill out a brochure, whether they’re new members or renewing an existing membership.
 - Note the payment method on the brochure. If the member selected to pay by credit card, note whether the payment was run at the event on the Intuit GoPayment card reader, or will need to be run manually by the state office.
 - Send membership brochures to the state office ASAP. Checks for card reader transactions will not be sent until all memberships are accounted for.
 - Don't forget to send payment for memberships not run on the Intuit GoPayment card reader.

Thanks for helping keep things organized and running smoothly!

Chapter Annual Activities Reports Past Due
Thanks to all chapters who have already submitted their annual activities reports for FY2016! For those who have not submitted a report yet, the deadline was June 30, please send your completed report to Liv ASAP so 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 .

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: I want to help spread the word about the Conservation Conference! What materials are available?
A: On the Media page of the conference website (, you will find some flyers/ads and other content you can use to help share information about the conference. If you’d like any flyers sent to you, get in touch with Becky, Thanks for your help in bringing together an inspiring conference!

Next CNPS Quarterly Meeting

September 8-10, 2017
Kenwood (Sonoma County), CA

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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