AGENDA Pocono Avian Research Center Board of Directors Meeting February 3, 2017- ONLINE
Call to order
VOTE: to approve the minutes from October 16, 2016.
Accounts balanced at $13997.64 with $841.00 in accounts receivable.
VOTE: Please vote to approve the projected budget for 2017.
Director Report: (a) We have been awarded PA state non-profit status- and our new certificate will expire in 2021. (b) Thank you to everyone for attending our meeting in October at the Billy's Pocono Diner. I would like to try another in-person meeting this year. If anyone would like to take charge of planning that, please let me know. (c) Our annual dinner on January 8, 2017 was a great success. The crowd of 29 people came to celebrate our year end achievements and play a fun birding game with Darryl. I am sorry that some of you were missing, and I hope that you will be at the next one. We used your donations to pay for meals for the students who came out. The dinner made almost $400 that will be used to pay for our annual insurance premiums. Thank you again!!
Education Committee: (a)As the year begins, Darryl has already been requested to speak at both campuses of Northampton Community College. We hope you can attend, and we hope you will tell your friends about it. (b) Lisa has been working on updating our Facebook page, and putting great articles there. If you have any more information to share (programs, great articles, fun pictures) please send them to her. (c) Let us know if you do a program and mention PARC, so we can add it to the activities list.
Research Committee: After a short hiatus, our research meetings have begun again. They are on Tuesday at 2 pm in the Sci Tech building at ESU (location may change). Please let me know if you can join us.
Grants Committee: We are going to apply for a grant from the Pennsylvania Academy of Science for completion of the DNA analysis at ESU. The cost is $500 for all of the samples we collected this past summer.
Audit Committee: I have attached the budget for review. If you have any questions, send them along.
New Business: We have received a mailing for membership in the Pocono Environmental Council. The annual cost is $50. Should we join? Let me know.