AGENDA for meeting on July 7, 2016 Pocono Avian Research Center Board of Directors Meeting July 7, 2016 - ONLINE
Call to order
VOTE: to approve the minutes from May 15, 2016.
Accounts balanced at $15,978.87 with $300 in accounts receivable.
Director Report: (a) This is our year to reapply for PA state non-profit status- our current certificate expires in late July 2016. I have completed the paperwork, which will be mailed out this week. The state provided us with a temporary certificate until we have been approved. (b) We applied for and received a VISA credit card from our local bank. Currently we hold an American Express card, which was not accepted at all venues. This new card should reconcile that problem. (c) We are still awaiting news from John Leiser about the move to NCC.
Meeting: I would like to schedule a meeting on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 3pm. Location TBD. Please check your calendars and let me know if you would be able to attend.
Education Committee: Summer programs include a banding demonstration for The Nature Conservancy in August, conservation camp banding demo, and the birding program for the library. Let us know if you do a program and mention PARC, so we can add it to the activities list.
Research Committee: (a) Several students started MAPS training in May, however they did not stay on into the season. (b) We have hired Stephen as MAPS station manager, and he will be doing a project using the owl banding data to identify trends in eye color, sex, age, and mass. (c) Gray Catbird project is moving along well. This week Bekah identified two catbird nests and located possible sites of three others. One nest has 4-eggs in it. Very Exciting!! (d)Color banding studies have begun at Kettle Creek. Along with the silver USGS band on the right leg, we have added a plastic color band to the left leg of all gray catbirds this summer. Hatch years receive blue bands, adult males are yellow and adult females are red. This has helped us to identify gender of catbirds observed n the field, and also helps us identify birds we have banded in past years. All banders quickly became proficient at attaching the color bands.
Grants Committee: We are always looking for grant opportunities.
Audit Committee: We have completed the first two quarters of 2016, and our accounts are in good shape. I will have our accounting paperwork completed by end of July.