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Note: All 2018 general meetings in Vancouver are held in the Cedar Room at VanDusen Gardens, 37th Avenue at Oak St., starting at 7:30 pm. There is no admission and all are welcome.
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Society Event and Activity Planning - Survey results and important changes for 2018
Thank you to those who completed the survey! The participation rate was high, with many useful comments, so we considered it to be a reliable guide for future planning. Click on this link to view a pdf version of the survey results. The written comments have been omitted in this version since some of them were personal in nature.
After an analysis of the results and an executive meeting on March 13th, these important decisions were made:
Hardy Palm International - HPI will still be issued twice a year, but the issues will be called Spring and Fall rather than April and October, to allow more flexibility in distribution time. More importantly the Spring 2018 issue will be distributed to you via an email link in pdf format, not on paper. Although many wished the paper version to continue there were no volunteers to help with editing, and most said they were willing to give the pdf version a try. We think it will have many benefits such as larger page size, easier editing, and quicker distribution This change is on a trial basis.
End of Multi-year Memberships - Since the multi-year option was seldom used, memberships will now be for one calendar year, January - December, even if purchased in mid-year. A member joining in mid-year will receive the emailed pdf HPIs and calendar of that year. All current multi-year memberships will be honoured.
Paper Calendar to Continue - Most people really liked the calendar so it will continue to be a benefit to all members, mailed in late fall.
The items noted above are just the changes. Most of the other events and activities of the Society will continue is a similar format to previous years.
Members have been sent an email with more detail concerning the changes listed above.
Advance Notice Dates (More details and events will be posted when available)
General Meeting Monday March 26
The meeting will begin with a business section, including discussion of the changes noted above. Instead of a raffle there will be a rare and/or exotic plant seed exchange, so be sure to bring a contribution! More details will be sent to members by email.
After the break Daniel Mosquin, Research and Biodiversity Informatics Manager UBC Botanical gardens, will speak on plant adaptations in the temperate rain forest.
General Meeting Monday May 28
General Meeting Monday September 24
Annual General Meeting Monday November 26
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