COLUMBIA AUDUBON SOCIETY
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
January 18, 2023
MEETING CONDUCTED VIA ZOOM
Present: Lori Turner, Judy Lincoln, Louise Flenner, Greg Leonard, Jim Gast, Lottie Bushmann, John Besser, Allison Vaughn, Shelby Thomas, Kevin Wehner, Eric Wood, By invitation Eric and Joanna Reuter attended the meeting.
Time called to order: 5:35 pm.
The November minutes were not sent out to the Board members. Louise Flenner will send them and the Board will vote on approval at the February meeting.
Treasurer’s report was sent by email to all Board members. In the COMO Gives, category the total spent was $1186.80 after a minor correction.
Shelby Thomas reports we have approximately 100 members. There have been several renewals and 2-3 new members.
John Besser reports that Bill Mees got information from the city of Columbia on the deer hunt at Bonnie View near CANS. The archery hunt yielded 8 bucks and 4 does.
Eric and Joanna Reuter were present to report on their new role as Field Trip Coordinators.
Eric reports that the field trips they have had so far have been well attended with 10-20 people. There is much enthusiasm and new birders are coming to them. They seek feedback to get a better idea of what trips people want.
2022 CoMoGives Fundraiser
Lori Turner sent out a report on the COMO Gives 2022 fundraiser:
Nancy Bedan (2), Thomas Charles Bacon, Bill Mees, Cynthia Diane Kerr, DD Rymph, Bill and Jan Mees, Paul Rexroad on what would be his 97th birthday, Carolyn Terry, Eleanor Stensby.
The club purchased a Microsoft Home and Student laptop.
A group of amateur astronomers has asked CAS to help fund an observatory at the Nature School.
The next board meeting is scheduled for February 15 at 6:00 pm. Meeting will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church.
Eric Wood moves that we adjourn the board meeting. Judy Lincoln seconds the motion. The motion carries. The meeting is adjourned at 6:30 pm.