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Board of Directors / Policy and Legislation Committee Report
« Last post by Eugene Kelly on September 19, 2019, 03:15:14 PM »
Please see the attached report.
Board of Directors / Re: Board of Directors Gotomeeting - September 19, 2019
« Last post by Grace Howell on September 19, 2019, 10:51:52 AM »
Please see report attached for LMP Committee.
Thank you!
Board of Directors / Re: Board of Directors Gotomeeting - September 19, 2019
« Last post by Bonnie Basham on September 16, 2019, 12:48:01 PM »
Here is my report on our efforts to have the Governor and Cabinet proclaim October as Florida Native Plant Month.
I also will post all the "whereas" clauses we submitted to Agriculture & Consumer Services Commissioner Nikki Fried. These are the combined efforts of Shirley Denton, Gene Kelly and myself. You will see the Commissioner's staff selected about half of the clauses we submitted. That is because of the length requirements for Proclamations imposed by unwritten rules of the Cabinet.
Board of Directors / Re: Board of Directors Gotomeeting - September 19, 2019
« Last post by Susan Carr on September 15, 2019, 04:15:22 PM »
Hello FNPS Board,

Please find my President's report, along with two related documents:

1.  The Draft Board Member Agreement - for approval
2.  The Risk Management spreadsheet - I describe this in my report

The agenda will be posted very soon (see Juliet's posting)

Thanks!  Susan
Board of Directors / Re: Board of Directors Gotomeeting - September 19, 2019
« Last post by Wendy Poag on September 13, 2019, 08:32:42 PM »
Please find attached documents for the Education Committee. Enjoy! Wendy
Board of Directors / Executive Director's Report
« Last post by Juliet Rynear on September 13, 2019, 06:59:29 PM »
Please see attached:

- Executive Director's report (note request for motion to approve amended 2019 budget)

- amended 2019 budget - please note that I updated this on 9/17/2019 after meeting with our CPA. Review the end of the spreadsheet for the handling of fixed asset expenditures (account #15000).  This account does not show up in the operating budget, only in the Statement of Financial Position, hence the need to account for these as notations at the end of each budget sheet and for future copies of the Budget vs. Actuals reports. 

- Social Media Report

Posted 9/19:

- Statement of Current Financial Position

- Budget vs. Actuals (there are 3 sheets:  the 1st 2 show raw reports generated from Quickbooks.  The last sheet shows actual deficit after accounting for true expenses for chapter support, capital assets, and endowment earnings).
BOD Minutes / June 20, 2019 Bod Minutes Approved
« Last post by Jackie Rolly on September 11, 2019, 04:47:16 PM »
Attached are the approved minutes from BOD 20 June 2019
BOD Minutes / BOD Minutes 10 August 2019
« Last post by Jackie Rolly on September 11, 2019, 04:38:42 PM »
Attached are the minutes from 10 August meeting at Archbold
Board of Directors / Board of Directors Gotomeeting - September 19, 2019
« Last post by Juliet Rynear on September 04, 2019, 03:49:55 PM »
Agenda is attached.

Gotomeeting link:

Board of Directors meeting - 3rd Thursday @ 7:00pm

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

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Policy / 2019 Policy Advocacy Handbook
« Last post by Valerie Anderson on September 03, 2019, 11:09:09 AM »
The Florida Native Plant Societyís Policy and Legislation Committee is distributing the attached Policy Advocacy Handbook for your use and reference.  As in previous years, we encourage you to engage with your local elected officials.  The next couple months your state legislators (Representatives and Senators) will be scheduling at least one town hall type Legislative Delegation meeting per county.  Guidance on how to participate effectively in those meetings is an important element of the Handbook.  We will be providing the dates and locations of those meetings as they are announced, county by county, on our Facebook events, Teamup Calendar, and emails to Chapter leadership.  Please refer to that information as soon as possible so the date of your delegation meeting is on your radar.

As in previous years, we also encourage you to invite you local legislator(s) on a field trip during which you can promote the importance of conserving natural areas through the Florida Forever Program as a way to advance the FNPS mission to conserve native plants and native plant communities.  Guidance on organizing and conducting such field trips in also included in the Handbook.  The fall months are an ideal time to organize such field trips because the weather is ideal and your legislator(s) will be at home in their districts rather than in Tallahassee.  Itís important to begin planning soon so you can engage with them before the beginning of the next legislative session in January.

We created the Handbook to assist you.  Feel free to contact the Policy Committee if we can be of additional assistance.  Thanks.

Eugene Kelly, Policy and Legislation Chair               
Florida Native Plant Society Board of Directors

Warning:  this is a large file.  If you have a slow internet connection you may not be able to download it.  A smaller file is available on our website under the tab Resources > Downloadable Documents > FNPS Policies
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