- Orchid Show
October 2011 Board of Director Minutes
New Hampshire Orchid Society
Board of Directors Meeting
October 8, 2011
Present: President Steve Tacopina, Vice-President Ulla Jurrissen, Treasurer Chuck Crisler, Trustees Daryl Yerdon, Mike Mattozzi, George Crozer, and Norman Selander-Carrier
Member Jean Kowalcik
Absent: Secretary Ronald Selander-Carrier, Past-President Les Regenbogen
Opening: Steve called the meeting to order at 10:14 AM.
The minutes of the August board meeting were reviewed. Daryl moved that the minutes be accepted and Mike seconded. The motion carried.
The minutes of the September board meeting were reviewed. Chuck moved that the minutes be accepted and George seconded. The motion carried.
- Election slate: Mike Mattozzi for president, George Crozer for vice-president, Lee Brockman and Jen Marrs for trustees.
- IPA – great meeting. The IPA folks were very pleased and are hoping for a repeat next September.
- 2012 programs: January will consist of a seminar on grooming plants for the show, March will be Peter Faletra discussing repopulating native orchids involving school kids, April will be Harry Phillips from Andy’s Orchids, May will be Ken ___________, June might involve neofinetias, October will be Hadley Cash. There is a contract that is sent to speakers.
- Chuck indicated that he has received written notification from the IRS that they are considering waiving the penalty. He was told verbally that it will be waived.
- He is working on year end summary.
- He received a packet from the state of NH – the incorporation status is resolved.
- The financial audit will be scheduled.
- The expense manifest was presented with two additions – Jean Hallstone requested $29 for expenses and Norm requested $500 for the auction. This changes the manifest to $1,760.53. Norm moved that the manifest be accepted as changed and George seconded. The motion carried.
- There was discussion about the SSL registration for the website including whether Darrin should continue to host. This was postponed.
Auction: The board discussed the next meeting at Wentworth Gardens. We will have a regular meeting with a show table, but discussion of plants will be limited to ribbons only. Members will be requested to leave the plants through Sunday. We should plan to have “experts” available for ‘I bought this plant, now what do I do with it?’ There will be no vendors. Members bringing plants for auction are encouraged to bring a picture of the plant in bloom. There followed discussion of having pictures of the plants being auctioned for projection on a screen; everyone thought this was a great idea for next year.
Membership: We have 73 paid memberships and 119 members. There was discussion of why membership is down and of the possibility of getting a service so that members could renew online. The internet can provide lots of information about plants, not all of it vetted. The show table and speakers are big draws.
Show: The venue for the 2013 show is being reviewed. There was another discussion about partnering with photographers at the 2012 show.
We have been invited to display at the MOS show in early November. Someone needs to coordinate the display.
Mike moved to adjourn and George seconded. The motion carried and the meeting adjourned.