The Columbia, Missouri chapter of the Audubon Society — serving Audrain, Boone, Cooper, Howard, Monroe & Randolph Counties

Columbia Audubon Society board meeting minutes April 20, 2016

Present: Eric Reuter, Eric Seaman, Lori Hagglund, Laura Hillman, Lori Turner, Kris Hagglund, Lottie Bushmann, Alice Robinson, Bill Mees, Doug Miller, Allison Vaughn, and Carolyn Terry.

The minutes from the March board meeting were reviewed and a typo corrected. Lori H. moved we accept. Bill 2nd. Passed.

Eric S. gave the treasurer’s report. Memorials have come in and thank you notes written. Need to file a 990 form in the fall. It was suggested that Greg Leonard could assist with that.

There have been no changes to the slate of officers for next year. Will vote tonight at the general meeting.

CAS will show The Messenger at the Ragtag Tuesday, April 26 at 5:30. It is advertised in the Chat and Vox. Kris, Bill, Allison, and Susan H. will lead an informal discussion for about 20 minutes after the showing.

Mike Szydlowski will once again have a workday at Bonnie View to eradicate honeysuckle this Saturday 9-12. 9 students from the College of Ed worked on Friday afternoon.

The 2016–2017 budget was reviewed. $2,000 was added to the income from CoMoGives. Laura moved we accept. Doug 2nd. Passed.

The board would like to participate in CoMoGives again this year if the general membership is will to support it. Will ask at the meeting tonight.

Education: Lottie reported that Science Sleuth was well attended this past Saturday. Betsy Blake manned the CAS booth. Bill suggested that the Hog Island recipients do that each year as well as present at a general meeting in the fall.

The local membership is down a few but dues continuing to come in. Have about 130 local.

Field trips are planned through May and will be in the Chat.

John will have 2 work days. At Wildhaven May 8 and 15 at 1pm to clear hiking trails and remove Autumn Olive from the picnic area.

Bill reported that there is a dead tree near the new kiosk at CANS. Bill asked for permission to hire someone to cut it down. Board agreed to use money from the line item for property maintenance.

The Migratory Bird count is May 14 and the teams are in place.

Eric R. reported that they had 10 people in the Introduction to Birding class with CPS adult ed at Eagle Bluffs. He requested several things for the Chat: someone to write a short article on Gene Ruhr (past president of CAS who died recently, budget report occasionally, board agenda items and even a summary of the meeting. He will give contact information on the new board members in the September Chat.


There were 26 present at the general meeting. A signup sheet for the Messenger was passed. Mark Glenshaw, the Owl Man from St. Louis, gave an interesting presentation on the owls in Forest Park. After the presentation, the members agreed to support CoMoGives in December.include "{$_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT']}/resource/template/cas.bottom.php"; ?>