Archive for December, 2010

CNPS Orange County News – December 2010

December 11, 2010

In this email:

  1. General Meeting, Thursday, December 16, 2010
  2. Chapter Officer Nominations and Election

1.  General Meeting – It’s Your Turn!!

Please join us this Thursday night, December 16, 2010 at the Duck Club, Riparian View Way, Irvine  (NEW Directions here):

  • 6:45 PM-  Doors Open – Holiday Hospitality provided by board and members, deep discounts on selected books.  Interest Tables will be open!
  • 7:30 PM- Main Program: Lights Out, Program Begins: It’s Your Turn!!

Members and guests are invited to share some favorite photos of native plants, wildlife, habitats, or gardens—local, California or anywhere in the world. What amazing and beautiful photos will we see this year?  We hope you are preparing your presentations! Come join us for a light-hearted and relaxing evening.

Your board members will provide a festive spread on the hospitality table. If you have a special holiday recipe to share, please feel free to bring it at 6:30 pm. Also, help with setup of tables and chairs is welcomed starting at 6:15 pm.

Orange County endemic Calochorus weedii var. intermedius

To make sure everyone gets the chance to share, and that we get home before Christmas arrives, the time for each presentation will be limited. So choose your 10 best photos and plan on a presentation of no more than 5 minutes. That’s right, 10 photos or 5 minutes, whichever is less.

Digital photos must be in one of these standard digital photo formats: .jpg, .png, or .psd. They may be placed within a Powerpoint or a Keynote presentation file. Submit them on a flash drive, portable hard drive, CD, or DVD. (Windows users: do NOT submit them as an autoexec [.exe] file).

Video presentations must be in one of these standard video formats: .mov (preferred), .avi, .wmv, or .mpeg. (Windows users: do NOT submit them as an autoexec [.exe] file).

We hope you will choose to share your special memories.  If you’re bringing digital stuff, please arrive early to allow time for data transfer before the meeting. If there are questions, contact Laura Camp (, about logistics) or Bob Allen (, about technical details).

2.  Nominations

The chapter board has approved the nomination of the following members to board positions for a two-year term of 2011-2012:

  • Brad Jenkins – President
  • Laura Camp – Vice President
  • Jennifer Mabley – Treasurer
  • Celia Kutcher – Board Member

We will ask for a vote of the general membership at the December 16th meeting to elect these chapter leaders.

Continuing in their current positions for 2011 will be Board Members Sarah Jayne, Rich Schilk and Dan Songster.

We have one opening on our chapter board.  Volunteering with CNPS is very rewarding, and you can start small.  Board meetings are open to all, so please feel free to come check us out.  See any board member if you have an interest in further involvement.

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